PLEASE READ THIS WHOLE PAGE CAREFULLY ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM AS THERE IS A LOT OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION. If you have attended a Heartlight show at the SD County Fair in the past, the procedures are different now, so please read all the information.
NOTE: New This Year And Required By The County Fair (NO EXCEPTIONS.) All extra Fair tickets NEED TO BE purchased AHEAD of time and Online on the Fair website: sdfair.com. Please select the “correct date” of your child’s Performance. The Fair is limiting the number of guests per day at the Fairgrounds, so they encourage you to purchase any extra tickets VERY soon!!
Don’t forget to bring your signed waiver with you to the Fair. The waiver will be turned in to the Fair Stage Manager. The waivers are attached to the Fair passes your children receive.
PASSES: Each Heartlight Student will receive a pass for themselves and a pass for ONE adult Chaperone to enter the Fairgrounds for FREE. Only students who have permission from their parents to perform will receive these passes. So if you have not already, please email your child’s Heartlight Director about giving permission. Many classes have ended already. So if your class has ended the passes will be delivered to your child’s school the week of June 6th.
Please read this next section carefully before purchasing extra tickets at sdfair.com, and again, ALL tickets for other members of your family MUST BE purchased online ahead of time.
PURCHASING TICKETS AT SDFAIR.COM
Age Wed/Thu Fri Sat/Sun
Adult: 13-61 $15 $20 $20
Senior: 62+ $12 $17 $17
Youth: 6-12 $12 Free $17
Child: 5 & Under Free Free Free
Visit Vons/Albertsons to receive a “code” for $3 off. You will be receiving an email from the Fair after purchasing your tickets. If you do not see an email please check your spam folder.
PARKING: Parking MUST BE purchased ahead of time unless you choose the FREE PARKING option, which is a good option for those wanting to save some money. And as with tickets, please select the “correct date” you are attending the fair. NOTE: All parking and ticket info is explained in depth at sdfair.com
Parking OPTION #1: General Parking & Horse Park ($15) These parking passes are valid either on-site at “The Main Parking Lot ” or “Solana Gate” entrance or at “The Horse Park” located 2 miles east of the Fairgrounds. Shuttles run all day, from the Horse Park and take you right to the gates for easy entry. General Parking is 1st come 1ST Serve and if a General Parking area is full, guests will be directed to the closest available area. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT PARKING OR PURCHASING TICKETS, PLEASE go to sdfair.com or call the County Fair at (858) 755-1161, as these are THEIR POLICIES and NOT Heartlight’s policies. They can help you!
Parking OPTION #2: Off-Site Parking at Torrey Pines High School (FREE!!) This is great way to save some money!! Free Shuttle’s run all day and will take you to and from the Fair. Torrey Pines High is 3710 Del Mar Heights Rd. San Diego, 92130. This is also a good option as you will avoid much of the Fair traffic at the Fairgrounds.
Parking OPTION #3: Preferred Parking ($30) is parking closest to the Main Entrance. This is quite expensive, but this is an option if you choose.
ABOUT THE STAGE /SHOW: The name of the stage (same as past years) is called the
“Albertson’s/Vons Funville Stage” and it is once again (located in the KIDS ZONE (the infield area). There is a great map on sdfair.com under “Plan Your Visit” but be sure to get a program/map as you enter the gates.
Please arrive to the Fairgrounds as early as you can to enjoy a full day at the fair. Arrive to the Funville Stage 15 minutes prior to the start of your child’s performance and then PLEASE FIND SEATS AND SIT WITH YOUR CHILD & FAMILY. Please be respectful of any performance taking place prior to our Heartlight Show. YOU DO NOT NEED to check in with Heartlight Staff. At the start of our show we will call the children by school to meet their instructors in front of the stage.
Students will perform one dance onstage and also a grand finale on the floor with all children present. Parents may not sit on the dance floor as that is used for the children. Please remain seated during the performance. The performance is one hour long.
DRESS for Children: children performing wear any color Heartlight shirt, black or any dark shorts or pants, and athletic shoes or sneakers. Girls wearing skirts: please wear shorts underneath. If it’s a cooler day (shows are in the early evening) children should wear a long sleeve shirt or light sweater/sweatshirt under their Heartlight shirt. Note: If your child still needs to purchase a shirt, please contact your child’s Heartlight Director as it Much Preferred for parents to purchase shirts before the performance.
DANCES: Children do not need to memorize dances as the Instructor will be leading them at the Fair, just as in class. But if your child has been absent quite a bit this session you may contact your child’s Heartlight Director for possible dance videos to practice. We cannot post videos on this website due to “copywrite” issues.
ENTERING THE FAIR: This year you can enter through ANY gate. All other tickets for your group MUST BE purchased at sdfair.com PRIOR to arriving at the Fair!
A Few Other Things:
We realize that some performances are on weekdays, but that’s all the Fair could offer us as they did give us 8 performance dates. Heartlight is the largest group at the Fair.
PLEASE know that it takes some time to drive to Del Mar, deal with traffic, park, walk through the gates and reach the stage. PLEASE PLEASE allow plenty of time for this. Your passes are good for all day and night at the Fair.
ADDRESS FOR THE FAIR: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014. Please have your child use the restroom before finding seats at the Stage Area. Restrooms are located close by.
*Heartlight will observe Covid safety protocols in compliance with the SD County Fair. Check the SD County Fair for the most up to date information. The show is outside so if you feel more comfortable having your child wear a mask please do so, but it is not required.
For Fair related questions please call (858) 755-1161. For Heartlight questions please contact your school’s director.
Danny Ferrez 619-255-6267
Kira Reyes 619-640-4493
Ryan Reyes 951-249-4126
Natasha Thompson 619-356-8013
– Enjoy the Fair! –
Visit our Events Page to see when your school is performing and who your Heartlight Director is.