Burgers & Brews festival hits Del Mar July 21

The Del Mar Racing season kicks off on July 18, pairing the horse races with a line-up of events including live music and delicious food and drinks.

The first major event is the Burgers & Brews Invitational on Saturday, July 21, showcasing the top burger establishments in all of San Diego alongside brews from over 100 craft breweries.

A Burgers & Brews ticket includes admission to the racetrack, unlimited samples of the gourmet burgers, unlimited fries from the fry bar, five beer samples from 100+ craft brews, a Bavarian stein-holding contest for charity and a tipsheet for the races.

As an added attraction, The Big Boys Toys Show will be held on the same day, featuring the ultimate playground of smart electronics and tricked-out vehicles presented by radio stations Mighty 1090 and The Max.

After the races, all guests can enjoy for a concert by reggae band Iration.

Burgers & Brews is open to all ages. Kids 3 & under are free.

Other food and drink festivals at the races this summer include the Gourmet Food Truck Festival on Saturday, August 11, with a post-race concert by Ziggy Marley; the Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, August 18 and the Turf & Surf BBQ Championship on Saturday, Aug. 19 featuring over 30 professional BBQ chefs vying to win over $15,000 in prizes.

For more information, visit dmtc.com/calendar/detail/BurgersBrews

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