Couple silhouetted against gold King Tut projected on wall

Beyond King Tut
The Immersive Experience

Opens January 27

National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut brings a groundbreaking immersive exhibition to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Join in the discovery of a story 3,300 years in the making.

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“Get Out There” to the San Diego County Fair

June 7–July 4
(closed Mondays & Tuesdays in June)

Adventure awaits this summer, so “Get Out There!” to explore the great outdoors and get s’more of what life has to offer! Scout out Best-of-Show winners in the Fair’s competitive exhibitions. Reach new heights as you spin upside-down in the FunZone. Hike around San Diego Grown to learn all about local agriculture from food to fiber to flowers. Be prepared for an unsurpassed line-up of entertainment on the Fair’s featured stages. Summer camp has never been so much fun!

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Now Open!

Introducing THE SOUND – a brand-new, state-of-the-art performance space that adds an exciting mid-sized performance space for San Diego music lovers to see and hear their favorite artists!

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22nd DAA Board Meeting

April 11, 1:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Surfside Race Place

March 24, 10:00 am-10:00 pm

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March 25, 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Surfside Race Place

March 26, 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Surfside Race Place

March 30, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Surfside Race Place

March 31, 10:00 am-10:00 pm

Spacious, Affordable, Outdoor Event Space Available

These days, planning an event or gathering of any type requires out-of-the-box thinking.

Consider hosting your event outside at one of the versatile outdoor spaces to successfully and safely hold your event.

We offer great rates, friendly and helpful staff, and a picturesque seaside location central and convenient from anywhere in San Diego County.

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