Surfside Race Place is open Thursday through Sunday during the day, (closed Monday – Wednesday, expect holiday Mondays), and Friday through Sunday at night.

Please see the Race Schedule page for the current Monthly Racing Calendar, which will reflect any changes to the normal schedule.

Doors open at 9:00AM daily. Complimentary coffee is served until 10:00AM.


  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Free any day for those with active-duty military ID.
  • Free admission to night racing on Sundays.

Save half off general admission every day and get free parking by joining the Diamond Club.

During the San Diego County Fair, and select event days throughout the year, the Fairgrounds parking charge is in effect if a Surfside Diamond Club hang tag is not displayed.

Join the Diamond Club and save on admission every day!

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