The biggest party of the summer and the can’t miss social event of the season once again takes place in the heart of Southern California.

Now celebrating its 79th summer, Del Mar Racetrack hosts its world-renowned see-and-be-seen opening day party, July 18th, 2018.

Ladies and gents from around the globe make the trek to the racetrack known as, “Where the Surf Meets the Turf.”

But do not confuse this with any run-of-the-mill day of betting on horses!

40,000+ of the finest looking, action seeking, friendly, outgoing folks descend on the town of Del Mar early in the morning.  Drinks, food, fashion and gambling what fuel this unique, all-day bacchanal.

With the first post (race) scheduled for 2pm PT less than 2 weeks away, we thought we’d give you a little refresher on what the “The Del Mar Scene” is all about.

Scroll through the photo gallery below:

  • The Party of the Summer: Opening Day at Del Mar, July 18, 2018 Photo Gallery Image
  • The Party of the Summer: Opening Day at Del Mar, July 18, 2018 Photo Gallery Image
  • The Party of the Summer: Opening Day at Del Mar, July 18, 2018 Photo Gallery Image
  • The Party of the Summer: Opening Day at Del Mar, July 18, 2018 Photo Gallery Image
  • The Party of the Summer: Opening Day at Del Mar, July 18, 2018 Photo Gallery Image
  • The Party of the Summer: Opening Day at Del Mar, July 18, 2018 Photo Gallery Image
  • The Party of the Summer: Opening Day at Del Mar, July 18, 2018 Photo Gallery Image
  • The Party of the Summer: Opening Day at Del Mar, July 18, 2018 Photo Gallery Image

Peruse our 2017 recap here
Get an even deeper sense of the party here!

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