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Many options for Fair parking

The San Diego County Fair has many parking options, both on-site and off-site.
Turn your radio to AM 1680 for real-time parking updates.

On-Site Parking

General Parking $13.00
Preferred Parking $23.00
  • Oversized vehicles, such as RVs, are not permitted in the on-site lots. Vehicles must be able to fit in a single parking space.
  • Parking fees apply to motorcycles as well as vehicles. Motorcycles have a designated parking area in the Main Lot.
  • Trams service the Fairgrounds lots, and run continuously.
  • On-site lots open at 8:00AM on weekends and July 4, and 9:00AM on weekdays when the Fair is open. On Opening Day, June 2, the lots open at 1:00PM.
  • Lots close about an hour after the grounds close.
  • See our Guest Services section for information on parking for disabled patrons. Every lot, both on-site and off-site, has parking for disabled guests.

Off-Site Parking

Fair Day/Date Horsepark Torrey Pines High School MiraCosta College San Elijo
Friday, June 2 1:00PM-closing not available not available
Saturdays 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
Sundays 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
Wednesdays-Fridays (through June 16) 10:00AM-closing not available not available
Wednesdays-Fridays (starting June 21) 10:00AM-closing Noon-closing not available
Tuesday, June 27 10:00AM-closing Noon-closing not available
Monday, July 3 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
Tuesday, July 4 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing 9:00AM-closing
  • Parking at off-site lots is free on a space-available basis.
  • Off-site parking lots stay open about an hour after the Fair closes for the night. Closing times are approximate.
  • No RVs or oversized vehicles. Each vehicle must fit into a single parking space.
  • Free shuttles service these lots and run continuously between the lot and the O’Brien Gate (main gate).
  • Each lot has disability-designated parking.
  • Shuttles are available for wheelchairs and guests with disabilities.
  • No smoking, drinking or eating on the buses.
  • Off-site lots are lighted.
  • Certain items may not be brought into the Fair. We suggest you review our Guest Services section so you will know what to leave in your car.
San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds