DEL MAR — The Del Mar Village Association will host the Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll on Oct. 6. Held in the heart of Del Mar village, this annual event includes a free art stroll, ticketed restaurant tasting, live music and a new Fido Festival for the family pooch.The event opens with a free Art Stroll featuring works by local and regional juried artists and craftsmen. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests are invited to walk the main street of Camino Del Mar in the Del Mar Village, meet the artists and experience paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics and more.
During the Art Stroll, guests are encouraged to bring their pets along to the new Fido Festival. Pups of all sizes are invited to experience the K9 corner, hosting dog tastes, specialty pet products and services, pet adoptions from local shelters and organizations, and a “Puparazzi” photo booth. After the event, Fido and friends can explore Del Mar further by catching the sunset at nearby Del Mar Dog Beach or taking a seat at one of the numerous pet-friendly restaurants in the area.
From 1 to 4 p.m., participating guests can stop in at 25 of Del Mar’s restaurants and sample a wide variety of plates and offerings. At the event’s Ranch & Coast Magazine booth, Taste of Del Mar participants can cast their votes for the “Tastiest Taste” and enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes. Taste of Del Mar tickets are available for $25 per person, purchased in advance, and $30 per person, day of event.
The Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll will also feature live musical entertainment throughout the day. Stages will be placed along Camino Del Mar and at various venues around the area including L’Auberge Amphitheater and Del Mar Plaza. Musical highlights of the event include San Diego based jazz guitarist, Peter Sprague, who will perform with his band at the L’Auberge Amphitheater from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Complimentary public parking is available at the Del Mar Shores/Winston School, 215 9th St. Valet parking with a drop-off location in the heart of the Del Mar Village is available at the Scripps Coastal Medical Center located at 1335 Camino Del Mar.
For more information, to purchase tickets or to view full artist and musician lineups, visit taste.delmarmainstreet.com or call (858) 735-3650.