Del Mar Opening Day & OTL Still Scheduled To Take Place In July
Comic-Con is gone. So, too is the county fair and the pride parade.
But not all the big and fun events – decades-long signature summertime happenings in this city – have not been canceled in San Diego. As of this writing, two big summertime ones remain on the calendar.
They are Del Mar Opening Day and the Over The Line tournament.
Del Mar Opening Day, which PubClub.com describes as the “Kentucky Derby of the West Coast,” is scheduled for Saturday, July 18. That’s different than its usual opening day, which is traditionally on a Wednesday, and it the Del Mar Thoroughbred Race Club website shows its 2020 racing dates as July 18-Sept. 7 and the fall schedule as being from Oct. 21-Nov. 29.
“Cool as ever,” a logo states on its pages.
The OTL – the crazy softball-ish tournament on Fiesta Island famous for its can’t-print-all-of-them-here team names, open drinking on the beach and the Miss Emerson contest on Fiesta Island, has the weekends of July 11-12 and July 18-29 as its 202o dates.
This would be the 67th OTL, presented annually by the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club.
These events are subject to delays or cancelations, of course. Del Mar races may be held without fans, or a set lower capacity which, of course, would take all the fun out of Opening Day. The OTL, may be limited to participating teams.
And both are subject to California state COVID-19 regulations, which currently calls for sporting events, festivals and concerts to be the last on a three-tiered reopening plan announced at the end of April.
This article is not to say they are happening, just that they have not yet been postponed or canceled.
Update: Just days after this article was posted, the OTL canceled the 2020 event. Read the full story here.