San Diego County Fair 2023

Come visit the 2023 San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, from June 7 to Tuesday July 4 2023. The fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except July 3rd and 4th. There will be plenty of fun, concerts, shows and rides. Limited tickets and parking will be available, and yes, there will be fireworks on the 4th of July. This year the theme is Get Out There!

Make your reservations before they sell out! Tickets will be available for sale starting in March 2023.

Updated March 26, 2023 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

San Diego County Fair  - Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego County Fair

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2023 Events - will be updated for 2023 when announced

In 2023 the theme is Get Out There! There are are special events on certain days.

2022 Events

Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and Festival - Saturday June 11. VIP tasting $123 from 12:30 - 4 PM and General Admission $30 from 1 - 4 PM.

San Diego International Beer Festival - Saturday and Sunday June 18 and 19. Special craft brews and favorites from local breweries. 3 sessions available. with prices ranging from $60 to $115, and a designated driver option.

Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival - Saturday July 2. VIP tasting $130 from 12:30 - 4 PM and General Admission $35 from 1 - 4 PM.

Summer Concert Series - Enjoy your favorite band in reserved or unreserved seating at the Grandstand Stage, or choose music at the Paddock stadium and dance floor. Music selection and prices vary, make online reservations for your favorite band.

Exhibits - It wouldn't be a county fair without exhibits! Check out everything from flower show, fine art, kids artwork, garden show, livestock, photography and more! Exhibits vary based upon the date, so check out the fair's calendar to decide the best day to attend.

Rides and Games - The San Diego County Fair has some of the best rides. The Fun Zone features 39 exciting rides, and Kids Zone has more than 40 rides for the younger kids. Many games of skill too. See if you can win some prizes at the county fair!

Food - Where else can you get such a variety of food. Can you handle those deep fried fair food?

2023 San Diego County Fair Information

San Diego County Fair
San Diego County Fair is one of the main San Diego attractions in the summer in San Diego county. Centrally located in Del Mar at the Del Mar fairgrounds, it offers food, rides, shows, animals, concerts (in prior years) and lots of fun.

Del Mar Fairgrounds Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, California | Google Map

Phone Number: 24-hour recorded information: 858-793-5555
Del Mar Fairgrounds phone number 858-755-1161

Dates: SD Fair open from Wednesday June 7 to Tuesday July 4 2023 except it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in June (note the SD fair is open on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th for Independence Day celebration). Tickets will be limited and must be purchased online in advance for all dates.

San Diego County Fair Hours: The fair tentatively opens at 11 AM and closed at 10 PM on weeknights, 11 PM on Friday and Saturday nights.

Directions to San Diego County Fair: See below | Google Map

Note: These are based upon 2022 prices and will be updated for 2023 when available.

Parking: $15 per vehicle for general parking and $30 for preferred parking. Free off-site parking with shuttle bus is available at Torrey Pines High School. All parking lots close 1 hour after fair closes.

Regular Admission Ticket Prices: Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available to purchase at the event. The tickets are good for specific date only, and are limited. The price is based upon the day of the week. The regular admission prices for 2022 are shown in the table below.

Age Wed and Thu Friday Sat Sun and Jul 4
Adult (age 13-61) $15 $20 $20
Senior (age 62+) $12 $17 $17
Youth (age 6-12) $12 Free $17
Children 5 and under Free Free Free

Season Pass - Not offered for 2022.

Unused 2020 Fair Tickets - If you purchased tickets or season passes for the 2020 San Diego County Fair and did not use them, you may use the tickets for admission to the 2022 SD Fair. No online reservation required, however parking passes must be purchased online.

Fair Coupons and Discount Tickets

FunPass App - Download the FunPass App to buy tickets for rides and games directly from you phone, or Mom or Dad can buy tickets and send them to their kids phone. No need keep track of a card, as the phone barcode will be scanned for rides. Ticket packages range from. $20 to $100, and you can get up to 50% more tickets if you buy early.

Unlimited Rides - Wednesdays and Thursdays are Pepsi Pay-One-Price for unlimited rides, a favorite deal for unlimited Fun Zone or Kids Zone rides from 11 AM to 8. PM. $45 if buy pass by June 7, $49 once the San Diego County Fair opens on June 8. Good for unlimited rides and 2 free games. Redeem by 6 PM and ride until 8 PM.

$3 off Adult Admission Tickets - Save $3 off adult admission tickets at Albertsons and Vons stores.

Costco San Diego County Fair Discount Tickets - Check at Costco to see if they offer savings this year. In prior years, the deal was $76.99 for 4 general admissions to San Diego County Fair. Includes four 2-for-1 drink coupons, one passport to savings coupon book, 1 parking pass, and 50 ride tickets.

SD County Fair
Food: You may bring a cooler and picnic inside the fairgrounds, but drinks must be in factory sealed container and no alcohol. There are 6 picnic areas inside the fairgrounds. Also, there are several nice restaurants nearby, such as the Fish Market, Tony’s and Fidel’s Mexican restaurants. And don't forget those outrageous foods that you can only get at the fair, like the deep fried ice cream bars.

Dog Rules: - No dogs allowed except service dogs.

Driving Directions to
Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego County Fair Directions: - From Interstate 5 in Del Mar CA, take the Via de la Valle exit and head west (a left turn from the freeway exit if you are northbound; a right turn if you are southbound). Take Via De La Valle to Jimmy Durante Boulevard and turn left. Follow signs and the instructions of parking personnel to Fair parking.

Also parking and shuttle service is available every day at Horse park, 2.5 miles east of the Fairgrounds at Via de la Valle and El Camino Real. On weekends, and July 4, try the free parking and shuttle service at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif.

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