San Diego County Fair
Concerts & Entertainment  

The Del Mar Arena Shows have concluded for 2015. Below are the events that made this area worth the walk!


Del Mar Arena Shows

Each year, the Del Mar Arena features exciting animal and motor sports entertainment, such as horse and other animal shows, Monster Trucks, and much more. These shows are included with Fair admission unless otherwise noted.

Note: Shows subject to change; please check back closer to the opening of the Fair.

Fire Expo photo Fire Expo and Demo Derby
presented by Viejas
JUNE 5, 4:00-8:00PM; JUNE 6, 10:00AM-6:00PM

The Burn Institute’s Fire Expo and Demo Derby presented by Viejas is a firefighting skills demonstration and demolition derby competition among firefighters from all over San Diego County. This popular event raises funds for an important cause, The Burn Institute. All of the funds collected will go toward fire and burn prevention education programs and support for burn survivors, including Camp Beyond the Scars, for children aged 5-17. Demonstrations will include an extrication from a burning vehicle and rappelling.

Flat track racing
Flat Track Racing
IV League Flat Track presents a vintage sport in the modern world by bringing high-intensity, wheel-to-wheel, full-contact action on a cramped intense track. Motorcycles and Quads will compete to take home the pride of winning on the world-famous short track. Averaging 200+ riders at each race IV League Flat Track has presented at Del Mar, fans can expect quality entertainment. Street-legal motorcycles will be racing with headlights shining the way. A mini TT track will be set up for some of our Harley Davidson riders who have made IV League Flat Track so popular.

Horse Show photo Charity Fair
Horse Show
JUNE 10-12, 11:00AM-10:00PM
JUNE 13, 11:00AM-6:00PM

The Charity Fair Horse Show has been a part of the Fair for more than 30 years. The equestrian show is a benefit for the Pet Encounter Therapy and Therapeutic Riding programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center, and the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation. The show features American Saddlebred Horses, Hackney and Roadster Ponies, Morgan Horses, Friesian Horses, and Equitation and Medal Classes.

Asian Festival logo Asian Festival
JUNE 14, 10:00-3:00PM

This new cultural festival will bring the best of Asian and Pacific Island culture to the Fair. It features music, dance and martial arts performances, as well as fashion and community-based organizations representing China, Philippines, India, Korea, Japan, Polynesia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Find out more about the Asian Festival.

Best Dance Crew photo Best Dance Crew
JUNE 14, 3:00-7:00PM

Professional and amateur dance groups of five or more compete for cash prizes and trophies. Each group is judged on its technical skills, showmanship, creativity, rhythm and costume. Find out more about this performance contest.

Youth horse show photo Del Mar Classic Horse Show
JUNE 17, 11:00AM-9:30PM

An equestrian event featuring the excitement of Hunter/Jumper horses and riders.

Beer Festival photo San Diego International Beer Festival
JUNE 19-21

Five sessions, 400 beers, one glass. What's not to like? Beer lovers can sample award-winning craft brews from around the world at any of five sessions. For complete details and festival ticket prices, see the SDIBF website.

Mounted Shooting photo
Mounted Shooting Western Competition
JUNE 23-24, 11:00AM-6:00PM
The Fair's inaugural Mounted Shooting Western Competition will bring together distinguished riders from beginner to pro divisions and turn the Del Mar Arena into a mecca of Western realism and traditional Americana. The Roy Rogers Rangers Mounted Shooting Club of San Diego County will produce this fast-paced, timed sporting event which requires high-level riding skill and superb pistol handling. Black-powder-only blanks with a maximum reach of 20 feet are used, so you can be assured of spectator safety. See real cowboys and cowgirls performing cutting-edge mounted shooting with all its flair, precision and energy!

Terracross photo Terracross Championship Racing
JUNE 25-26, 1:00 and 5:00PM

Terracross is raced on a short, rugged course made for only the toughest off-road enthusiast, making it perfect for TV and spectator viewing. Multiple disciplines will go head to head against the toughest, roughest and muddiest terrain. Premier classes of racing include Pro Polaris RZR 1000, Pro Women's, Pro 4x4 Quad and Quad Speeding with Style. This event will be televised for later broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Antique car photo Antique Car Races
JUNE 27, 10:00AM-12:30PM

Members of the Horseless Carriage Club and Model T Club will compete in the Antique Car Races. Come see this fine collection of historic automobiles!

Tuff Truck photo Tuff Truck Racing: Open Class
JUNE 27, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Professional drivers compete against the clock in Tuff Truck Open Class Racing.

Beach Buggy photo Beach Buggy Racing and Street Class
Tuff Truck Racing
JUNE 28, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Professional drivers guide their beach buggies on a course of jumps and bumps, racing to complete the course in the shortest time. The show also will include Tuff Trucks racing against the clock.

Demo Derby photo Demolition Derby
JUNE 30, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Watch as drivers smash and crash into each other, until only one car is still able to move. In the VIP class, local celebrities vie for the honors. The demo derby also will have an open class.

Monster truck photo Monster Trucks
JULY 1-4, 1:00PM and 5:00PM

Monster trucks return to the Fair for a series of contests and demonstrations. The schedule:
July 1
- Monster Trucks Wheelie Contest & Trophy Kart Racing;
July 2
- Monster Truck Free Style Contest & Jr. Outlaw Sprints;
July 3
- Monster Truck Racing & Jr. Outlaw Sprints Racing;
July 4
- Monster Truck Free Style Contest, Jr. Outlaw Sprints and Vintage Motorcycle Racing

Calibre 50 and Banda Carnaval Calibre 50 and Banda Carnaval
JULY 5, 7:30PM

This event is the final concert in the Toyota Summer Concert Series. It is included with Fair admission, but reserved seats also are available. Get more information on this concert.


ADA seating area is available at this venue. Please ask an Ambassador (in blue coats) to direct you. For special needs or concerns, please contact Amy Billburg at or 858-792-4217.

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