Tickets on sale for Julio Iglesias concert

The Don Diego Fund has tickets at diverse pricing levels to the Julio Iglesias Dinner and Concert Gala on June 25 at the San Diego County Fair.

The gala features preferred parking, cocktails and dinner at the Turf Club’s Equus Room and VIP stage-front seating at the Heineken Grandstand Stage for the Iglesias concert.

Proceeds benefit The Don Diego Fund, a college scholarship program of the San Diego County Fair and Del Mar Fairgrounds. Don Diego donors and scholarship recipients will be honored during dinner and also on stage at the concert.

“This year’s gala promises to be an affair to remember,” said Fund Executive Director Chana Mannen. “Event-goers can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, if they hurry. We have reserved a top tier level for a limited quantity of guests who pledge $5,000 for a table of eight: each party will get a chance to meet the most romantic singer of our era by receiving backstage passes to the concert.”

Additional gala ticket packages are available. Donors may pledge $2,500 for four dinner/concert tickets or $1,000 for two. Individual tickets are priced at $150 each.

Tickets are available at or (858) 792-4120.

New in 2010 is an Amigo Club opportunity for free admission to year-round fairgrounds events — including daily entrance to the fair and a stretch-run pass to each day of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race Meet — plus other events for a $99 annual donation. Information and membership are at


The nonprofit Don Diego Fund provides annual college scholarships to outstanding San Diego County high school seniors who have participated in the San Diego County Fair or other Del Mar Fairgrounds events. The Fund was formed in 1986 as a lasting tribute to Tom Hernandez, who, in the role of Don Diego, served as the legendary goodwill ambassador of the Fair from 1947 until his death in 1984.