Del Mar Village Association to host ‘Summer Solstice by the Sea’ celebration

By Karen Powell

The Del Mar Village Association will once again host its 9th annual Summer Solstice celebration on Thursday, June 19, at Powerhouse Park on Coast Boulevard from 5 to 8 p.m. Over 700 people are expected to gather in the seaside space and sample tastings from over 20 vineyards and micro breweries, as well as delectable food samplings from Del Mar’s finest restaurants.

A small, one of a kind silent auction will be held featuring items like Thoroughbred Club tickets, wine tasting dinners, a party in the Powerhouse, etc. Long hailed as a launch party for the summer season, the sell out crowd will be treated to the steel drum sounds of the Fula Bula Band, and will enjoy a tiki torch finale as our Del Mar lifeguards surf in to shore at sunset with a dazzling display of blazing fire.

A portion of the funds raised by this event will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation Wounded Warriors Del Mar Surf Clinic and the City of Del Mar by funding the purchase of beach wheelchairs. These specialized chairs allow wounded servicemen, first responders, and local residents in need of beach access assistance the ability to enjoy our shore and participate in various water activities.

Tickets are limited and available through the DMVA Visitors Center, 1104 Camino Del Mar, or on line at Tickets are $75 while supplies. It is suggested you purchase your tickets early as this is always a sell out event. You must be 21 or over to attend.

The Del Mar Village Association is dedicated to enhancing the vitality of the village of Del Mar while preserving its history and unique character.