The Del Mar Fairgrounds: A Large San Diego Event Venue in a Great Location - San Diego, Ca
The Del Mar Fairgrounds, famous for large annual events such as the San Diego County Fair (which most locals still call the Del Mar Fair), the popular KAABOO Music Festival, and of course, horse racing events, is a great San Diego venue. With a good mix of facilities on its huge 340-acre campus, the Del Mar Fairgrounds is suitable for a wide variety of sporting events.
As far as location is concerned, it’s hard to beat the city of Del Mar. It is right off the 5 Freeway, making it easily accessible for event participants and spectators traveling from Orange County, Los Angeles, or other parts of San Diego County. Del Mar has beautiful beaches and is near many of San Diego’s great tourist attractions. Events held in Del Mar tend to do very well on registration and ticket sales, since participants often extend their trip to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer.
The Del Mar Arena at the Fairgrounds
One of the most popular venue options within the Del Mar Fairgrounds is the Del Mar Arena. With grandstand seating for more than 3,500 spectators, and a large covered floor, it is ideal for many different kinds of events. It has its own box office and concession stands, as well as an audio system that can be used for events.
The Del Mar Arena would be a perfect venue for San Diego sporting events like functional fitness competitions, martial arts tournaments, cheerleading competitions, action sports, motor sports, or animal shows. Right next to the arena are two training and practice arenas that can be utilized for events as well. Overlooking the arena is the elegant Arena Room, which can accommodate a group of 200 for dining or 300 people for a standing reception.
Other Facilities Available for Rent at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
There are almost too many facilities to list within the campus of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. They have spaces for large groups and small meetings, elegant spaces and more casual ones. There is no shortage of options at this San Diego venue. You can check out the various spaces for rent on the Del Mar Fairgrounds’s website, or you can contact Stylehawk for more information about available facilities.
Experienced In-House Event Staff
Another thing that makes the Del Mar Fairgrounds a great San Diego event space is the in-house event support that is available. You have the option of hiring their own security team who are familiar with the facility, as well as services like box office personnel, parking lot attendants, audio visual technicians, EMTs, and setup and tear-down crews. Whatever additional staff you may need for your event can be provided and managed by Stylehawk Event Services. We have an impressive network of vetted contractors who we trust to help make your event a success!
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Accommodations for Out-of-Town Event Participants
The Del Mar Fairgrounds is unique in that it can provide your event participants with space for their RVs onsite. The fairgrounds has 58 spaces with full hook-ups, including water, electricity, and sewer, available for a very reasonable nightly rate. Spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and are not available during the San Diego County Fair.
For those needing hotel accommodations, there are many hotels at varying price points just a short drive from the Fairgrounds.
Other Amenities at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
In their downtime, your event participants have several options to keep them busy. A mini golf course and a driving range are located right across the street from the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Surfside Race Place, where you can relax and dine while you watch and bet on horseraces from all over the world on their more than 1,000 televisions is located right on the campus of the Fairgrounds. It is open Thursday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays.
Parking is never a problem at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. They have a paved parking lot that can accommodate 4,000 cars and RVs, and an unpaved lot for an additional 11,000 cars, with tram service available.
Facilities Rentals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
As you can imagine, at a public venue of this size, event promoters have to meet many requirements in order to hold events here. Let Stylehawk Event Services help you with things like obtaining the proper permits and insurance, and making sure your event is in compliance with the venue’s list of regulations.
The team at Stylehawk can also negotiate a rental agreement with the Del Mar Fairgrounds on your behalf, making sure your event receives the most favorable rates and terms available to outside event promoters.
If you are interested in holding your event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or at any of San Diego’s other outstanding sporting event venues, contact Stylehawk for any help you need with venue sourcing or event coordination or event logistics. Our experienced, professional team is here to make sure your event is a success!
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