What to Expect from the Del Mar Plaza in 2018

With every new year, we look forward to the excitement of new and returning events at the Del Mar Plaza. Here are just a few events and dates you’ll want to add to your calendar this year.

Artisan Pop-Up Market | Feb. 11

We’re inviting our favorite local artisans to set up shop on our rooftop deck for a pop-up market. You’ll be able to find unique gifts like handmade jewelry, beautiful bags, and delicious sweets while shopping with an ocean view and enjoying live music. Many of our own boutiques will also be offering specials and discounts, so it’s the perfect opportunity to pick out a present for your Valentine or buy something special for yourself. Of course, you can always grab a table at one of our amazing restaurants once you’re done shopping.

Watch our calendar or visit our Artisan Pop-Up Market page for more information.

Seaside Sessions | Thursdays, June through November

Nothing says summer in Del Mar like live music, amazing food, and a picture-perfect sunset over the Pacific. Seaside Sessions is our exclusive summer music series that provides a prime time to enjoy the best parts of summer—including ocean views from our rooftop deck. Enjoy a diverse lineup of free live music from local musicians; shows run weekly through summer and start around dusk. Invite your family and friends and dine at one of our many restaurants. You can even enjoy the music from your table while dining at Il Fornaio’s and Enoteca Del Fornaio’s patio.

Visit our Seaside Sessions page for an updated lineup and show times. 

Summer Twilight Concert Series | Summer

Since its first show in 1983, the Summer Twilight Concert Series at Powerhouse Park has become a Del Mar tradition. We created the Gourmet Beach Box just for the Twilight Concert Series, and each one has everything you need to fuel your night. The boxes are like an elevated, pre-packaged picnic—complete with delicious dishes from Del Mar Plaza’s most popular restaurants, wine if you choose, and all the utensils you need to enjoy your meal. When you purchase a Gourmet Beach Box, you’ll receive free parking at the Plaza, so after you pick up your box you can walk on over to the park, grab a spot in front of the stage, and enjoy the night of live music and delicious food while under the stars.

Keep tabs on our Gourmet Beach Box page for the 2018 season lineup, list of participating restaurants, and to pre-order your box during the summer.

Halloween Sweets & Treats | Oct. 31

Before taking your kids out around the neighborhood, bring them to the Del Mar Plaza for a day of trick-or-treating. Our stores and restaurants will have cauldrons filled with spooky treats and candy for trick-or-treaters in costume. It’s a chance to have some fun with your kids and even grab a bite to eat or treat for yourself to get you into the Halloween spirit.

Holiday Pop-up Market | Nov. 23

Kick off the holiday season at the Del Mar Plaza and visit us the day after Thanksgiving for our Holiday Pop-up Market! No need to worry about Black Friday crowds and chaos, our market is a relaxed affair with live music, wine tasting, and hot cocoa. You can find unique holiday gifts for loved ones and your child can get a picture with Santa. So bring the kids and snap some photos, then hang around and enjoy a relaxed late lunch or early dinner at one of our award-winning restaurants.

Visit our Holiday Market page for a list of vendors and more information.

Lil’ Tritons Club | Every third Wednesday, year-round

The Del Mar Plaza’s Lil Tritons Club is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your little ones. On the third Wednesday of each month, you can bring your children to our outdoor deck to enjoy a mini-concert from the musical duo Hullabaloo. Children who attend will receive a coloring page and crayons for added entertainment while listening to the children’s folk tunes. After the show, grab a table for lunch at Il Fornaio or Pacifica Del Mar (where kids eat free following the show), or at Del Mar Rendezvous where parents receive a 25% discount immediately following the concert as well.

Check out Lil’ Tritons Club online for show dates and more information.

Weekly Farmer’s Market | Saturdays, year-round

The Plaza is your go-to weekend spot for fresh produce and unique gifts from local vendors. Every Saturday throughout the year, visit the Plaza’s Farmer’s Market for an afternoon of food and fun.

Keep up with the Plaza and our upcoming events by checking out our calendar and connecting with us on Facebook.