Surfside Race Place
Surfside Race Place, located on the northeast corner of the Fairgrounds, is California’s largest and most luxurious off-track wagering facility. It features thoroughbred racing from major racetracks around the country Wednesdays through Sundays.
During the San Diego County Fair, admission to Surfside is free with Fair admission. Just show your Fair hand stamp at the facility for admission.
Bingo Del Mar
Another year-round activity at Surfside is Bingo Del Mar. During the San Diego County Fair, Bingo will be played each night before the concert at the Heineken Grandstand Stage.
During the Fair
During the San Diego County Fair, Surfside Race Place usually has a special museum-quality exhibit that changes each year. Please check back later this spring for more information.
Among the Fairtime attractions at Surfside are:
- Daily car shows, featuring car clubs from throughout California. We'll have Mustangs, hot rods, Corvettes, T-Birds, woodies and lots more! These shows take place every day of the Fair, outside the Surfside Race Place facility.
- Big stakes races from tracks around the U.S. each weekend during the Fair's run.
- Night racing Australia, Los Alamitos, Cal Expo and more.
- Sit-down dining and cocktails in a luxurious, smoke-free setting. The Saddle Club is open during the Fair:
Thursdays and Fridays 11:30AM-3:30PM
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00AM-3:00PM
Hours and days subject to change.
Visit the Surfside website, surfsideraceplace.com, where you'll find the current track schedule, listings of upcoming major stakes races, and information on special events and promotions, Diamond Club membership, and even how to bet!
Visit the Bingo Del Mar website, delmarbingo.com, where you'll find the current schedule, information on special events and promotions, and Diamond Club membership perks.