Del Mar’s favorite art and food festival returns on October 4 as the Del Mar Taste and Artisan Stroll. Formerly dubbed the Taste and Art Stroll, this year’s title has been updated to accommodate an influx of local artisans and craft wares to the festival’s extensive offerings. Presented by the City of Del Mar and the Del Mar Village Association, this family-fun event draws an estimated 10,000 visitors per year with its free art stroll with original artworks and artisan crafts, ticketed restaurant tastings, live music, beer and wine “sip stops” and a special dog stroll for pets. We are raffling off 2 unlimited tasting tickets to this event (must be over 21 to win), so read on to learn more and be sure to enter!
Coupled with many reasons to visit Del Mar this fall, like warm temperatures in the 70s and 80s, the famous Del Mar Racetrack and a beach ranked top five in the world by Time Magazine, the annual Taste and Artisan Stroll is a signature event not to miss. It’s easy to plan a trip around this all-day event with special packages from local hotels like the
The ticketed Taste and Artisan Stroll event, at just $25 per ticket including unlimited Tastes, or $35 per ticket including unlimited Tastes and Sip Stops, opens with the free Art Stroll along Camino Del Mar from 9am to 4pm. During this time guests are able to stroll leisurely through a world of paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and more, stopping to interact with the artists and artisans at each booth.
From noon to 3pm, the event’s creative focus shifts to the culinary arts and talents of Del Mar’s top chefs. More than 20 of Del Mar’s most highly regarded restaurants will awe Taste participants with samples and bites of their signature dishes. Participating restaurants include Pacifica Del Mar, Jake’s Del Mar, Kitchen 1540, SHIMBASHI Izakaya, Bull Taco and Il Fornaio. Throughout the day, guests will also enjoy the musical arts, as free live music stages host some of San Diego’s best jazz, folk, rock and cover bands. As guests stroll from stage-to-stage sampling different genres of music, they can also sample a variety of local libations at one of the event’s Sip Stops serving up tasters of wine and local craft beers.
The Del Mar Taste & Artisan Stroll is a free public arts event, with ticketed restaurant tastings and Sip Stops. Sip Stop guests must be 21 years of age or older. Complimentary public parking is available at the Del Mar Shores/Winston School located at 215 9th Street. Valet parking with a drop-off location in the heart of the Del Mar Village is located at 1335 Camino Del Mar.
For more information, to purchase tickets, or to view full artist and musician lineups, visit taste.delmarmainstreet.com or call (858) 735-3650.