As the summer heats up, the Del Mar Racetrack season’s exciting events will keep you cool. The Summer Concert Series continues with reggae band Iration on Friday, Aug. 2, followed by the rhythmic Latin sounds of Larry Hernandez on Saturday, Aug. 3. Bring your appetite to the third annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival on Saturday; this weekend is sure to be a treat for all of your senses.
•4 O’Clock Fridays with Iration – Friday, Aug. 2 – After the horses have retired to their stables, be sure to stick around to enjoy the unique rock and reggae sounds of the talented Hawaiian-raised band Iration.
•Gourmet Food Truck Festival – Saturday, Aug. 3 – More than 50 food trucks will bring a different kind of horsepower to Del Mar as they serve an eclectic variety of dishes (most items $4 to $8). Visitors can also complement their food truck finds with a selection of more than 50 cold craft beers. Admission to the food truck area is free with paid racetrack admission. Children under 18 are free (must be accompanied by parent or guardian).
•Daybreak at Del Mar – Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 – Start the day early with a hearty breakfast in the Clubhouse Terrace restaurant every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season at Daybreak at Del Mar. Early birds have the opportunity to watch the horses stretch their legs during morning workouts and gain valuable racing insight from former jockey and event announcer Jeff Bloom. Breakfast is available from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for under $10.
• Family Weekends and Larry Hernandez concert – Sunday, Aug. 4 – Del Mar’s Family Weekends offer lots of fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy an adventurous day with pony rides and obstacle courses, among many other activities. After a day full of fun, feel the vibe and rhythm of Latin music with a live concert by Larry Hernandez.
Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesdays through Sundays, with post time for the first race on most days at 2 p.m. On Fridays, first post is at 4 p.m. For more information on a variety of events, call 858-755-1141 or visit www.delmarscene.com.You can follow Del Mar on Twitter @DelMarRacing or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DelMarRaces.