For the past six years, L’Auberge Del Mar has hosted the biggest Opening Day After Party following the inaugural fall Bing Crosby Season at Del Mar Race Track. This year’s event on Friday, November 7 promises to continue the tradition in grand style.
The festivities begin at 5 pm with sweeping ocean panoramas and music by DJ Gabe Vega setting the mood. The $50.00 admission includes hors d’oeuvres from award-winning Executive Chef Brandon Fortune while the cash bars offer specialty craft beers, fine wines, and signature cocktails
Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season runs November 7-30. Featuring four weeks of Thoroughbred racing, events and musical performances, it pays homage to the glamorous 1930s when Hollywood icon Bing Crosby and a few celebrity pals founded the track. It wasn’t unusual to spot Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields, Mary Martin, Paulette Goddard, June Haver, Don Ameche, Ava Gardner, Red Skelton and other stars enjoying fun and excitement.
Kicking off the season is the spectacular Opening Day Party at the track on November 7 where you can dress up in your classiest old movie garb, enter the Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest, and compete for more than $3,000 in cash and prizes. Sign-up is 11 am – 1:30 pm in Plaza de Mexico just inside the Stretch Run Admission gates. Top awards go to the Best Dressed Couple, Best Old Hollywood and Best Celebrity Lookalike. For more information, visit Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest.
Since 1927, when the property was known as Hotel Del Mar, the resort has been the place celebrities come for a little sun and fun while enjoying Bing Crosby’s race track. Today, L’Auberge Del Mar continues to draw racing fans looking for seaside luxury just steps from the track. The 120 guest rooms and suites, cozy spa, peaceful pool area and award-winning dining options including the signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, offer all the modern amenities.
Tickets for the Friday Opening Day After Party at L’Auberge Del Mar are limited. Go to http://www.laubergedelmar.com/opening-day-fall-meet
Cover: Bing Crosby Season Starting Gate at Del Mar
Main lobby and lounge at L’Auberge offers panoramas of the Pacific.
Bing Crosby takes first ticket of the season.
Mary Martin enjoying herself at Del Mar.
Hotel lobby image courtesy of L’Auberge Del Mar.
Photos of starting gate and celebrities courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Links as they appear on the page except for Vintage Hollywood Fashion – https://www.dmtc.com/calendar/detail/fashion