The 2018 Fair, "How Sweet it Is", is from June 1st through July 4th. 

How Sweet it Is!"
Get ready for treats that will tempt all of your senses at the 2018 San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons/Vons. Visitors will discover, with kid-in-a-candy-store wonder, just how sweet the San Diego County Fair truly is.You’ll leave the ordinary world behind the minute you step into this magical sweet spot overflowing with opportunities to truly savor summer with the excitement of a wide-eyed kid. Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first!

Concerts include Toby Keith, Patti LaBelle, Peter Cetera, Darius Rucker, Switchfoot, Leann Rimes, War with Malo, and Jeff Foxworthy, to name a few.

San Diego County Fair

The Del Mar Fair (now officially the San Diego County Fair - the 6th largest fair in the US!) is always great entertainment and has been a tradition since 1880. Now it is the largest annual event in all of San Diego, bringing in more than a million guests each year.

My first job at age 12 was at the Fair and I worked there every summer through college. I remember as a kid seeing some of the top names in rock & roll at the fair and they made quite an impression on me. In fact, one of the best things about the fair is the live entertainment, since most of the concerts and events are free with admission.

The fair continues to bring popular contemporary acts to the stage each summer, with this year's lineup bringing you, among others, Donnie McClurkin, Larry Hernandez, Demi Lovato,Cody Simpson, Kenny Loggins, Switchfoot, Joan Sebastian, Hot Chelle Rae, Jeff Dunham, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, KC and the Sunshine Band, Julión Álvarez, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Jim Messina and many others. Of course, after the show on the 4th, there are some of the best fireworks in the West!


The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the sixth largest fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.2 million visitors each year. For information, call the 24-hour recorded information line at 858-793-5555 or see the website,

San Diego County Fair

Del Mar Fairgrounds Official Link