JUNE 24, 2022

Purchase your tickets to the 2022 Don Diego Gala & Concert

Reunite and celebrate with us! The festive event includes hosted wine and beer bar and gourmet food stations at the Fairgrounds’ new venue: The Center, and VIP stagefront seats for the Sam Hunt concert on the Corona Grandstand Stage. Purchase your tickets by June 13th and save $50 per ticket.

Through June 13th: $300 per person
After June 13th: $350 per person

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Your ticket purchase is a donation to the nonprofit Don Diego Scholarship Foundation. Donations are tax-deductible as provided by law. Don Diego Scholarship Foundation Tax ID #33-0859020.

The Foundation was formed in 1986 as a tribute to Tom Hernandez, who, in the role of Don Diego, served as the legendary goodwill ambassador of the Fair from 1947 until his death in 1984.

Each year, the Foundation provides college scholarships to outstanding San Diego area high school seniors who have participated in the San Diego County Fair or other Del Mar Fairgrounds events. The Foundation also gives grants to area schools to participate in agricultural education programs at the Fair.

We offer four levels of sponsorship opportunities ranging from $10,000 to $1,000. Sponsors receive Gala tickets, special recognition and the gratification of knowing they are helping deserving students pursue their college and career goals.

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