Military Free Day

Some of the information below is from the 2018 Fair, and may be subject to change for 2019. Please check back!

Military Free Day

Tickets available only at base ticket offices

Military Free Day: Usually, Military Free Day is on the opening day of the Fair, which will be May 31, 2019. Please check back in the spring for confirmation and the date tickets will be available.

Gates open: 1600 (4:00PM)

Military ID card holders: Pick up two complimentary tickets per ID card at base ticket offices.

Appropriate military ID is:

  • Active duty
  • Reservists
  • Retirees
  • Dependents
  • DoD employees
  • Tickets are not available at the Fair admission gates. They can be obtained only at a base ticket office.
  • Tickets are valid only on Military Free Day.
  • Military ID card holder must enter the Fair with his or her guest.
  • Fair gates open at 16:00 (4:00PM) on Opening Day. On other days, the Fair opens earlier.

Military Free Day tickets are available only at base ticket offices, not at the Fairgrounds.

Usually, tickets are available at these base ticket offices starting in May. Check back for updated information.

Camp Pendleton: 760-725-5805 or 760-725-7094
Miramar: 858-577-4141 or 858-577-4126
Naval Air Station North Island: 619-545-9576
Naval Amphibious Base – Rec. Center: 619-437-3190
Naval Base Point Loma – Liberty Station Maxi Mart: 619-221-1005
Naval Base Point Loma – Clubhouse Rec. Center: 619-553-9138
Naval Base San Diego Exchange: 619-556-7498
Naval Base San Diego – Waterfront Rec Center: 619-556-2174
Naval Base San Diego – Admiral Robinson Rec Center: 619-556-2180
Medical Center San Diego: 619-532-7255
MCRD San Diego: 619-725-6343
North Island CWR: 619-545-1450

After May 2, contact your nearest base ticket office by phone or in person. You also may find information on base websites. If you have contacted a base ticket office and you still need assistance, Get in touch with our Box Office or call Group Sales at (858) 794-1096.

San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds