Drive in FAQs and Safety Precautions 

 

What safety precautions are being taken?

  • All CDC and State of California guidelines will be followed, and we are working closely with CDC, State of California, and County of San Diego Health Department to ensure this event meets or exceeds all recommended standards. To ensure safety, we will leave enough distance between you and surrounding vehicles. We ask that all guests remain in/by their vehicles, practice social distancing, and wear masks whenever outside of their vehicle. In the event it is necessary for a guest to leave their vehicle, guests must use safe and social distancing practices, and wear a face covering. Security will strictly enforce guidelines. Failure to follow safe social distancing, or requests of security or staff members for guests to follow, will cause the guest to be subject to removal. Event staff will be wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) as required by CDC guidelines.
  • If a medical condition exists that prevents a guest from wearing a face-covering, then they must remain inside their vehicle at ALL times. No exceptions.

 

Parking Space Reservation Information: 

  • Q: CAN I PURCHASE A SPACE AT THE EVENT?
  • A:  No - spaces are only available online before the event. No tickets will not be sold in-person on site.

 

  • Q: RULES FOR PARKING
  • A: Please follow the direction of parking attendants and venue staff. For everyone's safety, it is important that you stay in the space you are assigned throughout the event. Parking spaces between vehicles must remain clear.

 

  • Q: WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
  • A: Del Mar Fairgrounds East Dirt Lot will open at 5:30pm. We suggest planning your arrival around 45-60 minutes prior to show time. Food Trucks will open at 5:30pm.

 

  • Q: WHAT TIME DOES THE PROGRAM BEGIN?
  • A: Program begins at 6:45pm. School of Rock will begin at 7:00pm. 


  • Q: WHERE SHOULD WE ENTER?
  • A: Entrance to Del Mar Fairgrounds is at the main entrance located at: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014. Follow signs for front gate.

 

  • Q: WHAT IF I AM RUNNING LATE?
  • A: Gates close 15 minutes past show time (7:15pm). NO one will be allowed in after that. No refunds will be granted. All sales are final.

 

  • Q: CAN I LEAVE AND COME BACK?
  • A: In and out privileges are not permitted.

 

  • Q: IF I NEED TO LEAVE BEFORE THE SHOW IS OVER, WILL I BE ABLE TO EXIT THE PARKING LOT?
  • A: We ask that everyone stay in their parking space until the end of the show. In case of an emergency you may exit. 

 

Event Details 

  • THE BEST OPTION FOR AUDIO IS TO TUNE INTO OUR FM BROADCAST ON YOUR CAR STEREO OR ANY RADIO.
  • The sound does not come from the stage. Please plan accordingly.

 

  • Q: WILL RESTROOMS BE AVAILABLE?
  • A: Yes. But the following guidelines must be observed:
  • All guests exiting their vehicle MUST wear a Mask or face covering.
  • No more than two guests per vehicle can leave to use the restroom at the same time.
  • Once out of the vehicle guests must maintain 6 ft. social distancing with guided walk line to the restroom.
  • Porta potties and hand washing and sanitizer stations will be located near the Hospitality Tent.
  • Security will be present at all restroom areas to maintain order and social distancing rules.
  • Anybody who does not follow the rules will be asked to leave.

 

  • Q: WILL CONCESSIONS BE AVAILABLE?
  • A: Yes. Concessions will be available in the form of food trucks.

 

  • Q: CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD AND DRINKS?
  • A: Food Trucks (Taco Piccasso, The Greedy Greek, Urbn Pizza, King Kream) will be available to purchase food on site. You may bring your own as well. All cars will receive a goody bag of snacks. 

 

  • Q: WILL CARS BE SEARCHED?
  • A: All cars are subject to search per Del Mar Fairground safety policy.

 

  • Q: WILL SOMEONE BE PICKING UP TRASH?
  • A: We ask that you please take your trash with you and dispose of it at home.

 

  • Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
  • A: This is a rain or shine event.

 

  • Q: WHAT KINDS OF VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED?
  • A: Vehicles and trucks must fit in a single, standard parking space. Oversize vehicles such as RVs and trailers are not permitted. 

 

  • Q: HOW DO I HEAR THE CONCERT?
  • A: Audio will be transmitted via FM radio. Video screens will show you which station to tune into for your show. You may also bring a transistor radio.

 

  • Q: CAN I LEAVE MY CAR RUNNING?
  • A: No.

 

  • Q: WHAT IF MY CAR BATTERY DIES DURING THE CONCERT?
  • A: Our staff can assist you to jump start your car.

 

  • Q: DO MY HEADLIGHTS NEED TO BE OFF?
  • A: Yes.

 

  • Q: DO I NEED TO STAY INSIDE MY VEHICLE?
  • A: We ask that all attendees stay inside/by their vehicle. Hatches may be open but must not exceed roof height. If the hatch is spring loaded please tie it down so it doesn't obstruct the view of others. Guests are also allowed to sit in truck beds. Guests must continue to abide by social distance guidelines and masks are required if you are outside of your vehicle. Please use common courtesy so everyone can enjoy the show.
  • *If a medical condition exists that prevents a guest from wearing a face-covering, then they must remain inside their vehicle at ALL times. No exceptions

 

  • Q: CAN WE SIT IN A TRUCK BED?
  • A: Yes. All attendees must wear face masks/coverings.

 

  • Q: IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
  • A: No. To be considerate of all attendees we do not allow smoking at this event. Thank you for your understanding.

 

  • Q: CAN I BRING MY PET TO THE SHOW?
  • A: Yes, but you must pick-up after them and they need to be on a leash. Only well behaved pets are allowed.

 

  • Q: WHAT IF SOMEONE IN MY PARTY HAS TO COME LATE? CAN THEY WALK IN?
  • A: NO, all guests must arrive in a vehicle. No walk-ins.

 

  • The following items and activities are prohibited at this event:
  • Advertising, selling or promoting any third party product (including, but not limited to, food and beverage items)
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Fireworks
  • Generators
  • Grills or fryers
  • Kerosene lamps or open flames of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Littering
  • Noisemakers
  • Tents, stand umbrellas and tarps
  • Use of drones
  • Wagons and strollers
  • Weapons 

 

  • Please note that failure to follow these guidelines may result in ejection from the event.