San Diego County Fair 2024

Come visit the 2024 San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, from Wednesday June 12 to Sunday July 7, 2024. The fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 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

Make your reservations before they sell out! 

Updated June 21, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

San Diego County Fair  - Del Mar Fairgrounds

San Diego County Fair

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2024 Events

There are are special events on certain days. Here is a list of some of the popular events. Tickets include admission to the San Diego County Fair.

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.

San Diego County Fair Fireworks - Thursday July 4 at 9 PM. Enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular, the grand finale for the San Diego County Fair. For $20 - $25, you can reserve your seat at the grandstands. Price includes admission to the fair.

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?

2024 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 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 12 to Sunday July 7, 2024 except it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Tickets will be limited and must be purchased online in advance for all dates.

San Diego County Fair Hours: 11 AM to 10 PM.

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

Parking: $20 per vehicle for general parking and $50 for preferred parking. You can save $5 and get general parking for only $15 if you buy online at least 24 hours in advance. Horsepark parking is $10 (located 2 miles away, free shuttle). Credit or debit card only, no cash for 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 are recommended to be purchased in advance but they are available to purchase at the gate (credit or debit card only, no cash). The tickets are good for specific date only, and are limited. The price is based upon the day of the week, and you save money when purchased online in advance.

Advance Purchase Ticket Prices

Age Wed and Thu and Mon July 3 Friday Sat Sun and Jul 4
Adult (age 13-61) $16 $20 $20
Senior (age 62+) $13 $17 $17
Youth (age 6-12) $13 Free $17
Children 5 and under Free Free Free

Day of Event Purchase Ticket Prices

Age Wed and Thu Friday Sat Sun and Jul 4
Adult (age 13-61) $20 $25 $25
Senior (age 62+) $17 $22 $22
Youth (age 6-12) $17 Free $22
Children 5 and under Free Free Free

Season Pass - Not offered for 2024.

Military Discount SD Fair Tickets - Military discounts are available for active military duty and veterans through GOVX website.

Fair Coupons and Discount Tickets

Unlimited Rides - Wednesdays and Thursdays June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 or July 3, 2024 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 early, $49 once the San Diego County Fair opens . Good for unlimited rides. Redeem by 6 PM and ride until 8 PM. Save an additional $5 if you pick up discount coupon when you buy 2 20 oz Pepsi bottles at any San Diego 7-11 or Speedway store (must be used for online purchases).

Costco San Diego County Fair Discount Tickets - Not offered 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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