Subscriptions Now Open!
2023-2024 First Thursdays Season

We are pleased to announce that subscriptions are now open for First Thursdays.

The Del Mar Foundation’s Cultural Arts Committee has put together an inspired, diverse set of ten performances for this subscribers-only series, for the first Thursday of every month, from Sept. 2023-June 2024.

Upcoming Events

2023 Summer Twilight Concert Schedule

June 20, 2023
6PM – Zel’s Opening Act: Sweet Juanita
7PM – Electric Waste Band (A Tribute to The Grateful Dead)

July 18, 2023
6PM – Zel’s Opening Act: 5 O’Clock Shadow
7PM – The Mighty Untouchables

August 1, 2023
6PM – Zel’s Opening Act: Jack Tempchin
7PM – Sara Petite

August 22, 2023
6PM – Zel’s Opening Act: Tim Wray of Fat Paw
7PM – The Walrus (A Tribute to The Beatles)

Get Involved with the Del Mar Foundation

The Del Mar Foundation is an active, hands-on organization powered by inspired volunteers and generous donors from a broad cross-section of the community. If you are interested in working on First Thursdays and other cultural events, DMF Talks, children’s activities, dog events, the July 4th Parade, or other community events, or if you enjoy graphic design, website, or social media work, please let us know. We would love your input and your volunteer time!

Email us if you would like to volunteer, or would like to learn more about volunteering opportunities:

The new Del Mar Art Walk, an easy 1-mile stroll, features the five artworks in the Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, other artworks in the City’s permanent art collection, and the Del Mar Plaza’s public art collection.

Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Program

The Del Mar Foundation is pleased to be partnering with the City of Del Mar and its Arts Advisory Committee to bring contemporary art to five highly visible locations in Del Mar’s downtown area for public display for 23 months beginning on September 28, 2021. All five of the sculptures in the Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit are for sale. Click here (or button below) to learn more about these pieces and the artists who created them, as well as the outdoor sculpture exhibit and the Del Mar Foundation’s history of supporting public arts programs.

Who We Are

Founded in 1982, the Del Mar Foundation is Del Mar’s community foundation and its oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We sponsor a wide range of programs and events, make community grants, and manage over $8 million in endowment and reserve funds to benefit Del Mar and the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Our mission: to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar. As we work to inform and inspire the Del Mar community, we welcome your participation and support.