A variety of events to be held at the Del Mar Racetrack Aug. 4-6

The Del Mar racing season runs through Sept. 4.
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Next weekend brings thrilling races, two free concerts, an epic food fest, family fun and more at the Del Mar Racetrack.

Starting on Friday, Aug. 4, rock band, Eagles Of Death Metal will perform during Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series. On Saturday, Aug. 5, Country Fest begins and fans will love headliner Billy Currington. Sunday, Aug. 6, BBQ enthusiasts won’t want to miss flavors from Battle of the Brisket, while families will flock to the infield for Family Fun Day and kids take home a squeezable Plush Horse Giveaway.

Eagles Of Death Metal Concert – Friday, Aug. 4, the concert lineup continues with one of America’s most loved rock bands, Eagles Of Death Metal. They will take the Seaside Stage after the last race around 7:30 p.m. and racetrack guests receive free admission. Those who arrive after the last race will be charged $20 for concert admission. All concerts are 18+.

Party In The Plaza – Friday, Aug. 4, cocktail lovers will get half off signature drinks throughout the track, including the Del Margarita, Del Martini, Del Mojito, Del Mule and more from 2-6 p.m. For just $12, beer fans will be able to buy two 12 oz. of refreshingly cold Coors Light or Tecate in Plaza de Mexico all day long.

Country Fest with Billy Currington – Saturday, Aug. 5, arrive in a pick-up truck to Country Fest. Attendees can watch local country bands perform all day long west of the grandstand in the concert area. While listening, food lovers can enjoy free chilli samples from the annual Chilli Cookoff and even help crown the winner. Before you indulge, hop on the bull-riding machine for the ultimate laugh. Head to the main stage around 7 p.m. to see headliner Billy Currington as he wraps up Country Fest. Concert admission is free with racetrack admission and children under 18 are free if a parent or guardian accompanies them.

Family Fun Day & Plush Horse Giveaway – Sunday, Aug. 6, 1-6 p.m., families will be able to experience many amazing free attractions in the infield. There will be rock climbing walls, bungee trampolines, pony rides, a meet-and-greet with “Pony Boy” and more. Kids won’t leave empty handed either. While supplies last, children 12 and under who attend will receive a Webkinz Plush horse with an attached secret code they can use to bring their horse to life online.

Battle of the Brisket – Sunday, Aug. 6, 20 Championship barbequeue teams will compete in the Brandt Beef Battle of Briskets from 12-5 p.m. Guests will be able to taste and purchase delicious BBQ throughout the day as the teams compete to be the king of BBQ. Entry is included with track admission.

Taste Of The Turf Club – Sunday, Aug. 6, fans feeling like VIPs can enjoy the mouthwatering cuisine of one of San Diego’s most celebrated chefs, Brian Malarkey, at the exclusive Turf Club. Tables are limited and the $150 per person includes Turf Club seating for the race day, Turf Club admission, choice of appetizer, entree, dessert and bottomless mimosas or bloody marys.

Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesday through Sunday with the exception of Closing Day on Labor Day Monday (Sept. 4). First post daily will be at 2 p.m. First post on Friday’s will be at 4 p.m. with the exceptions of Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 when the first post is 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit www.delmarracing.com. You can follow Del Mar on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at @DelMarRacing or like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/DelMarRaces.