Celebrate Independence Day Near Your Del Mar Home
The San Diego County Fair is a great place to spend your Independence Day, near your Del Mar home! A traditional fireworks display will be able to be seen from any outside fairgrounds location at about 9:00 p.m. This special day will start with a patriotic Opening Ceremony at the O’Brien Gate prior to the gates opening at 10:00 a.m. REO Speedwagon will even perform in a free-with-Fair-admission concert on the Heineken Grandstand Stage after the fireworks display. If you live in Del Mar, you can use the COASTER train to get to the Fair, and after the fireworks, return by bus to every COASTER station, north and south of the Fairgrounds. You can also park at a free off-site lot and take the free shuttle to the Fairgrounds, too. Special Fourth of July contests will include the Favorite Apron Contest, Big Bang Salute to Pinewood Derby Racing; and Most Patriotic Costume Contest. A Hometown Heroes Parade will honor our local military heroes and all of the exhibits, shopping halls and rides will stay open until midnight, except Creative Youth and Kiddieland, which will close slightly earlier. For more information, please click here.