Del Mar Foundation to present 3rd Annual Picnic at Powerhouse Park Sept. 23


The Del Mar Foundation is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Picnic at Powerhouse Park on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s celebration of all things Del Mar promises to the best picnic yet, featuring music by the band Bucket Ruckus, old-fashioned lawn games, face painting, an all-star chess challenge, and a beer garden sponsored by Viewpoint Brewing Co.

The picnic also will feature displays from many of Del Mar’s valued nonprofit organizations, including Community Connections, the Historical Society, CERT, Friends of the Powerhouse, Friends of the Library, the Garden Club, the Rose Society, the Sustainability Advisory Board, the Rotary Club, and more.

Game leader Nestor Lozoya with James, Peter, David, Regan, Avery, Eden at the 2017 event.
(McKenzie Images)

As an added attraction this year, the picnic will host all of the candidates for seats on the Del Mar City Council. Sometime between 2 and 2:30 p.m., each of the candidates will address the crowd for a maximum of three minutes, to provide their vision for the future of our community.

Once again, the Foundation’s Vice President and Special Events Chair, Sandra Hoyle, is in charge of all the fun.

“The picnic has been a huge success over the past two years, and we’re hoping to build on its popularity this year. It offers something for every segment of our community, whether you’re age 3 or 93,” said Hoyle. “The picnic also provides a great opportunity to see all of the great work that Del Mar’s nonprofits accomplish, much of which is funded with grants from the Foundation. It’s just a great time to get together with family and friends, bring a picnic, and relax by the ocean on a beautiful autumn afternoon.”

More information is available on the Foundation’s website, and Facebook page @delmarfoundation.