Del Mar Foundation


Live in the sunshine, swim the sea,

Drink the wild air’s salubrity

  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Del Mar Foundation is taking Emerson’s poetic advice to heart this month, offering stellar opportunities for Del Mar residents to gather outdoors to enjoy music, art and enough sunshine to offset whatever June Gloom may come our way:


June 2:  The current season of First Thursdays closes with a vivid fusion of original jazz and classical music by Danny Green Trio Plus Strings. And we’re taking subscriptions now for the next season, which begins on Sept. 1, so sign up now to enjoy this signature DMF series! Details:

June 3:  Join us in front of the Library at 11:30 am as we unveil bronze plaques identifying Del Mar’s first public artwork, acquired in 1999. We’ll gather at the top of the stairs by this beautiful bronze and redwood sculpture, A River in Time by James Hubbell, to celebrate the artist, the sculpture, and the anonymous donor whose gift through the Del Mar Foundation made this acquisition possible.

June 28:  The Return of Summer Twilight Concerts! When DMF was founded 40 years ago, one of the first decisions made in 1982 was to inaugurate a summer twilight concert series the next summer, bringing founding director (and mayor) Lou Terrell’s vision to fruition. After a Covid-19 pause, we’re delighted to bring this signature event back to Powerhouse Park this summer, with the first concert on June 28 featuring the Sully Band at 7pm, with Zel’s Opening Act at 6pm. Bring your picnic, drink the wild air, and enjoy an iconic Del Mar sunset with us! 


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