- Bob Gans | DMF President
Spring is here, which means that summer is right around the corner, along with a full line-up of fun, free activities sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation. Here’s a sampling of what’s on tap:
Cinema By The Sea: We’re changing things up this year and moving our popular movie series from the Shores Park to the beach and Powerhouse Park! Join us on the sand by the lifeguard tower on Saturday, May 19, at 8:00 p.m., for the ever-popular “Weekend at Bernie’s.” Come back to Powerhouse Park on Friday, June 15, for a showing of “The Princess Bride,” and celebrate July 4 weekend on Saturday, June 30, with a screening of “Independence Day.” Each feature will be preceded by an animated short, so make sure to bring the kids (in their pajamas).
Summer Twilight Concerts: It wouldn’t be summer in Del Mar without our Summer Twilight Concert series. We will be featuring four concerts this year, all on Tuesday evenings: June 19, July 10, August 7, and August 21. Be on the lookout for some great new acts, as well as some old favorites – it’s too early to ruin the surprise!
4th of July Parade Bike Parade: It’s never too early to start decorating your bicycle for the annual Independence Day parade down Coast Boulevard. As always, there will be live entertainment, and maybe even some treats for everyone, compliments of some of our generous sponsors.
Picnic at Powerhouse Park: You definitely will not want to miss our 3rd Annual Picnic at Powerhouse Park, on Sunday, September 23. We’re moving it up a few weeks to take advantage of our typically beautiful September weather, but other than that it remains the same: lawn games, food, beer garden, live bands, and all of your favorite non-profits displaying their unique contributions to Del Mar. Look out for the return of the mechanical milking cow!
All of these are in addition to our periodic Meet and Greets, DMF Talks, Bluegrass and Beyond and First Thursdays concerts, and various other community gatherings – none of which would be possible without our generous donors, sponsors and volunteers. Thank you for helping us make Del Mar such a great place to live and play. Mark your calendars, and we’ll see you soon.