Dates & Times

Dates & Times

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Fair Dates

The 2022 San Diego County Fair is open June 8 through July 4.
The Fair will be closed Mondays & Tuesdays except July 4.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
June 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 July 1 2
3 4

Gate Hours

Gate hours are when you can enter the grounds; many activities stay open after the gates close for the night. These times are subject to change; please check back a day or so before you attend for the most accurate information.

Day Hours
Wednesday, June 8 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00am-10:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays 11:00am-11:00pm
Sundays 11:00am-10:00pm
Monday, July 4th 10:00am-11:00pm

2022 Fair Dates & Hours

The 2022 San Diego County Fair is open June 8 through July 4.
The Fair will be closed Mondays & Tuesdays except July 4.

Gate hours are when you can enter the grounds; many activities stay open after the gates close for the night. These times are subject to change; please check back a day or so before you attend for the most accurate information.

Wednesday
June 8

11am–11pm

Thursday
June 9

11am–11pm

Friday
June 10

11am–11pm

Saturday
June 11

11am–11pm

Sunday
June 12

11am–11pm

Monday
June 13

closed

Tuesday
June 14

closed

Wednesday
June 15

11am–11pm

Thursday
June 16

11am–11pm

Friday
June 17

11am–11pm

Saturday
June 18

11am–11pm

Sunday
June 19

11am–11pm

Monday
June 20

closed

Tuesday
June 21

closed

Wednesday
June 22

11am–11pm

Thursday
June 23

11am–11pm

Friday
June 24

11am–11pm

Saturday
June 25

11am–11pm

Sunday
June 26

11am–11pm

Monday
June 27

closed

Tuesday
June 28

closed

Wednesday
June 29

11am–11pm

Thursday
June 30

11am–11pm

Friday
July 1

11am–11pm

Saturday
July 2

11am–11pm

Sunday
July 3

11am–11pm

Monday
July 4

11am–11pm

Rides and Games Hours

The San Diego County Fair has two areas for rides and games: The Fun Zone, with adult-sized rides; and the Kids’ Zone, with rides and games especially for younger children. Please note the following about the hours listed:

  • Closing times are approximate, and vary according to demand.
  • The Kids’ Zone ride area closes approximately one hour earlier than the Fun Zone.
  • These times are subject to change. Please check back a day or so before you attend for the most accurate information.
Day Opening Time Approximate Closing Time
Friday, June 5 4:00pm 11:00pm, Kids’ Zone; Midnight, Fun Zone
Tuesdays-Thursdays Noon 10:00pm, Kids’ Zone; 11:00pm, Fun Zone
Fridays Noon 11:00pm, Kids’ Zone; Midnight, Fun Zone
Saturdays 11:00am 11:00pm, Kids’ Zone; Midnight, Fun Zone
Sundays 11:00am 10:00pm, Kids’ Zone; 11:00pm, Fun Zone

Box Office Hours

As tickets become available, they will be listed in Tickets and Deals and available for purchase online.

The planned opening for our on-site Box Office is Friday, May 1, 2020; and will be open 11:00am to 5:00pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. Please check back for updates.

Questions? Get in touch with our Box Office.

Box Office hours are when you can buy admission and concert tickets during the Fair. These times are subject to change. Questions? Get in touch with our Box Office.

Box Office Hours

June 5 – July 5

Box Office hours are when you can buy admission and concert tickets during the Fair. These times are subject to change. Questions? Get in touch with our Box Office.

Day Hours
Friday, June 5 3:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00am-10:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00am-11:00pm
Sundays 10:00am-10:00pm
Saturday, July 4 9:00am-11:00pm
Sunday, July 5 9:00am-10:00pm

Buy tickets for Fair admission, concerts and festivals at the Fair Box Office, located at the O’Brien Gate (the “main” gate; look for the statue of Don Diego).

You can also buy these tickets online through Ticketmaster; a convenience fee will apply. Questions? Get in touch with our Box Office or call (858) 792-4252.

Through May 30: 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Tuesday-Saturday.

Days Hours
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00AM-5:00PM

On the Fair’s closed days
(Mondays and Tuesdays in June)

Will Call is open on the days the Fair is closed so Fair guests can pick up tickets left at Will Call, or buy Fair admission, concert and festival tickets. Will Call is located at the O’Brien Gate, informally known as “the main gate.”

The Fairgrounds Box Office will open in March, 2019. Until then, Best Pass Ever season pass holders who would like to buy concert tickets should call the Box Office at 858-792-4252.

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