Make the Most of the Last Days of Summer with a Sunset Concert

With fantastic weather year-round, it’s hard to believe it’s not summer in Del Mar 365 days a year. But as September rolls in, so do milder temperatures and crisp fall nights. Even though school has started and Labor Day has come and gone, summer isn’t officially over—there’s still plenty of time to soak up the sun and make the most of the year’s warmest season. And there’s no better way to do that than by attending the last Summer Twilight Series Concert or Seaside Sessions of the year.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. Mark your calendar for the Beat Root Revival on September 9, at 5:00 p.m. at Del Mar Plaza and the Sensation Show Band on Sunday, September 10, at 5:00 p.m. at Powerhouse Park (part of the Twilight Concert Series). With the shows kicking off around twilight, the two concert series give you the perfect opportunity to relax, dance, and relish a picturesque sunset. What more could you ask for to enjoy one of the last few perfect summer days in Del Mar?

Spend the Day in the Sun…

Since the shows don’t start until the evening, you have the entire day to spend frolicking in the waves or walking around town. Grab lunch at one of the restaurants at the Del Mar Plaza and dine al fresco under the sun. The options are endless, you can choose from award-winning Chinese cuisine at Del Mar Rendezvous; rich Italian dishes and wine at Enoteca Del Fornaio and Il Fornaio; fresh and authentic Japanese dishes at Shimbashi Izakaya; seasonal seafood at Pacifica Del Mar; lighter bites at Pacifica Breeze Café; or even a quick meal at Smashburger.

Once you’re fueled up, you can shop around Del Mar Plaza or head elsewhere in the Village. And because the day is about celebrating the last days of summer, make some time to walk down to the shore and walk along the ocean or swim in the surf for a bit.

…And the Night Dancing Under the Stars

If you’ve attended any of the earlier Twilight Concert Series or Seaside Sessions performances, you know that venue (be it Powerhouse Park or the Del Mar Plaza Deck) can get crowded come show time. So grabbing the best seat on is crucial. Instead of worrying about making a dinner reservation for before or after the show, opt for a Gourmet Beach Box and relax, dine, and rock out at the same time.

Created especially for the Twilight Concert Series, the Gourmet Beach Box has everything you need to fuel your night. And it’s now available for the Seaside Sessions concert as well.

You can choose one of your favorite dishes and bottle of wine from some of Del Mar Plaza’s most popular restaurants—Pacifica Del Mar and Il Fornaio. Prices start at just $12.95 per box, and each restaurant will provide all the utensils and dishes you need to have an elevated picnic and properly enjoy your meal.

All you have to do is pre-order your box online (ordering closes at noon the day of the show). Then swing by the participating Del Mar Plaza restaurant you ordered from to pick up your box before the concert starts, and walk on over to Powerhouse Park or grab a seat on the deck, and enjoy the show. In purchasing your Gourmet Beach Box, you also get free parking at the Del Mar Plaza.

Once the concert is over, you can make your way back to Del Mar Plaza and indulge in a couple of cocktails or a decadent dessert at one of our restaurants. Visit us online for more information on our dining options and our upcoming events throughout the remainder of the summer season.