2014 Season Events
 
February 15Post Valentine's Day Handicapping Contest
March 14, 15, 16Purchase any ONE item in The Gift Horse and receive ONE item of equal or less value FREE!  NOON-5pm  (Consigned art & items excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.)

March 15No Holds Barred Handicapping Contest
April 12OPENING DAY!  POST-TIME 2PM
Travel Mug Giveaway - FREE to first 4,000 with paid admission.



Warm 106.9's Mark Christopher, Shellie Hart and Matt Case will be here from 3pm to 5pm on Opening Day. Stop by the Warm 106.9 Tent and enter for your chance to win a trip for two to the 2015 Kentucky Derby!
April 13Emerald Education #1 - Newcomer's Day (sign-up here)

SOUTHBOUND Book-Signing:  Meet author, former EmD Media Member and Portland Meadows track announcer, Jason Beem, as he signs his recently released novel, Southbound. 2-3pm, Paddock.
April 20Easter - After your egg hunt, join us for live racing!  First race at 2pm.
April 26NHC Qualifier Handicapping Contest Finals


The Lazy Bettor's Guide to the KENTUCKY DERBY: Book Signing.
Meet Northwest author, Roger LeBlanc, as he sells & signs his guide to the Kentucky Derby.  2-3pm, Paddock.
May 2Fabulous Friday #1 - Fans 18 and older receive this cool FREE t-shirt tonight (quantity limited to 5,000...arrive early!).  Wear your t-shirt every Friday during live racing for FREE admission! Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).


(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Warren G Hardings
May 3The 140th Running of the KENTUCKY DERBY...special 1pm post-time at EmD.

Wear your festive Derby Hat today to receive FREE ADMISSION and enter our Fabulous Hat Contest!! 
CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
- Dapper Dan: Best gents hat & ensemble
- Too Hot to Trot: Best ladies hat & ensemble
- Colt & Filly: Best child's ensemble
- Hat-A-Tude: Best handmade/upcycled hat
- Daily Double: Best stylin' couple
- Ride 'em: Best horse themed


FREE Family Day activities in the Park including pony rides & face painters.

Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (weather permitting).
May 9Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Kim Archer
May 11Mother's Day - Treat Mom to a Day at the Races! She might win one of our special giveaways from generous sponsors.  Kid's activities in the Park beginning at 1pm.  For more information, call 253-288-7711.

Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
May 16Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Brian James
May 17Preakness - Watch & wager on the second jewel of the Triple Crown. 



PREAKNESS PANCAKES - 9-11am
Join us for the FREE Emerald AM with FREE Pancake breakfast (breakfast served 9-11am).  Watch horses in training and listen to trainer & jockey interviews with host, track announcer, Robert Geller (beginning at 9:15am).  Arrive by 11am to receive your FREE breakfast, and FREE admission & FREE Official Program to the day's races.

Emerald Education #2 - Breeding  (Noon-1pm - sign-up here)

Rainn 'Em In - A Human-Powered Horse Race at Emerald Downs
May 23Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close). 

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
May 26Memorial Day - Holiday Racing - First race 2pm

Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
May 30Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Country Lips
June 6Brewer's Night #1 - Join us for an evening of craft beer presented by Northwest Brewing Company.  $2.50 craft pounders begin at 6pm, then a spin of the Wheel of Good Fortune determines the price each race thereafter.



Guys Weekend:
 
Like horsepower? Join Emerald Downs for a weekend tailored for men! From fast cars to fast horses this is your weekend for the guys to get away!  Special prize giveaways all weekend including an autographed RUSSELL WILSON game ball!


Fab Friday Band: Otto-Matic Mobile Music
June 7Belmont...Come out today to see if CALIFORNIA CHROME can capture the ever elusive TRIPLE CROWN!

Guys Weekend: 

Like horsepower? Join Emerald Downs for a weekend tailored for men! From fast cars to fast horses this is your weekend for the guys to get away!  Special prize giveaways all weekend including an autographed RUSSELL WILSON game ball!
- Performances by the world-famous SEATTLE SEA GALS!
June 8Guys Weekend:

Like horsepower? Join Emerald Downs for a weekend tailored for men! From fast cars to fast horses this is your weekend for the guys to get away!  Special prize giveaways all weekend including an autographed RUSSELL WILSON game ball!
June 13Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Kellee Bradley Band
June 15Father's Day/Cap Day!
  
It's an EmD tradition.  The first 5,000 fans receive a new Emerald Downs cap to add to your collection.  Sunday Family Fun Days begin today and continue through Labor Day!  Enjoy FREE kids entertainment and activities in the Park starting at 1pm. 

Pony Rides, Face Painters, Wax Hands & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
June 20Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Off The Hook
June 21Emerald Ed #3 (sign-up here)
June 22Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
June 27Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Villains of Yesterday
June 28EMERALD AM 
9:00-11:00 in the morning
Join host, Robert Geller (9:15am), trackside to watch horses in training and listen to trainer & jockey interviews.  If you arrive by 11am, you will receive FREE coffee & danish, and FREE admission & FREE Official Program to the day's races.
June 29Irish Day.  Get lucky at EmD! Join local Irish heritage groups and celebrate with food & beverage specials from the Emerald Isle. Featuring Traditional Irish Music from Crumac, Irish Wolfhounds on-site, and Irish Dancers from Scoil Rince Slieveloughane! Slainte!


Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
Face painting provided by Tangerine Tales, voted best party venue in the Seattle Teddy Awards!

July 3FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, Presented by Carl's Jr
SPECIAL Post Time 4:30

The annual Fireworks Spectacular is an Emerald Downs tradition!  Come early, enjoy the races and grab a good seat!  Following racing we will have a concert by Chasin' Crazy, a hot new band from Nashville!  This is a very highly attended event. 



Face Painters, Wax Hands & Bounce House (weather permitting).
Face painting provided by Tangerine Tales, voted best party venue in the Seattle Teddy Awards!

July 4HOLIDAY RACING - Post Time 2pm
July 5

BREAKFAST at the WIRE:  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August.
July 6Pony Rides  & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
July 10Wiener Dog Rally with STAR 101.5 at KOMO Plaza Your last chance to win a spot on the track at the Wiener Dog Races!
July 11Brewer's Night #2 - Join us for an evening of craft beer presented by Northwest Brewing Company.  $2.50 craft pounders begin at 6pm, then a spin of the Wheel of Good Fortune determines the price each race thereafter.

Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Otto-Matic Mobile Music
July 11-13EQUINE ART 2014 - Enjoy 200 pieces of original equine art, displayed on Track Level and available for viewing during live racing hours.  All pieces are available for purchase.  Please cast your ballot for Peoples' Choice!  Prospectus.
July 12   
BREAKFAST at the WIRE:
  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August.
July 13SUNDAY, JULY 13 - STAR 101.5 presents the return of the ever-popular Wiener Dog Races!

Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
Face painting provided by Tangerine Tales, voted best party venue in the Seattle Teddy Awards!

July 18Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).
 

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Robbie Walden Band
July 19
BREAKFAST at the WIRE:
  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August.

Emerald Ed #4 - Handicapping Contests (sign-up here)
July 20
Premio Esmeralda Day
- Bienvenidos to one of Emerald Downs most action-packed race days.  The spectacle never ends with Mariachis, Traditional Mexican Dancers and the famous dancing horses.  FREE T-Shirt to first 2,000 fans.  Limited quantity.  Arrive early.

Pony Rides, Face Painters, & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
Face painting provided by Tangerine Tales, voted best party venue in the Seattle Teddy Awards!

July 25Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Worth
July 26Emerald AM - Owner/Trainer
9:00-11:00 in the morning
Join host, Robert Geller (9:15am), trackside to watch horses in training and listen to trainer & jockey interviews.  This Emerald AM features all things OWNER/TRAINER. If you arrive by 11am, you will receive FREE coffee & danish, and FREE admission & FREE Official Program to the day's races.

Emerald Qualifying Tournament
Full Information Here, sign ups available anytime via Customer Service. Call 253-288-7711 today!

July 26
BREAKFAST at the WIRE:
  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August.
July 27Food Truck Day:  We are inviting the best of the best back to Auburn, and we need you to judge whose cuisine reigns supreme!  Returning in 2014 is My Chef Lynn, NOMAD Curbside & 314 Pie. 
August 1Brewer's Night #3 - Join us for an evening of craft beer presented by Northwest Brewing Company.  $2.50 craft pounders begin at 6pm, then a spin of the Wheel of Good Fortune determines the price each race thereafter.


Fabulous Friday
- Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close). 

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Otto-Matic Mobile Music
August 2
BREAKFAST at the WIRE:
  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August.
August 3
Italian Day - Mamma Mia...enjoy Italian cuisine, music and Bocce Ball!  Test your spaghetti-eating skills or take a turn in the grape stomp challenge.
Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
Face painting provided by Tangerine Tales, voted best party venue in the Seattle Teddy Awards!

August 8Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Kennedy Brothers
August 9
BREAKFAST at the WIRE:
  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August.


Hats & Heels - Benefiting Valley Girls & Guys.  Ladies, kick up your heels for a day of shopping and horse racing at Emerald Downs...peruse a plethora of wares while playing the ponies!  Plus, join the first ever "Afternoon Tea" event in the Trackside Tent.  It will be a frolicking good time for one and all!  Gates open at 9am.  First Race at 2pm.  Become a Vendor!
For just $45 you will receive: General Admission, Official Program, Official Tip Sheet, Food Service, Seating in the Trackside Tent, Valley Girls & Guys $5 Donation, $5 Discount in The Gift Horse, Visit from our expert Handicapper, Service Charge and Tax.

Guests of all ages welcome! Children (ages 5-10) $20 and children (ages 4 and under) $5.

Have questions? Contact Group Sales (253) 288-7700.

Partners:
August 9 & 10EmD3on3 - Western Washington's Premier 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament -
The second annual event.  Located in the north parking lot at Emerald Downs. 

 

August 10Pony Rides, & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
August 15Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Band: Whiskey & Rye
August 16

BREAKFAST at the WIRE:
  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August.

Senior Day - Fans aged 55 & better receive FREE admission, Official Program and Grandstand Seat today.

Washington State Chili Cookoff at Emerald Downs


EmD Hall of Fame Inductees Dinner.
August 17Pony Rides & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
August 22Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
Fab Friday Music: TMP Productions
August 23
BREAKFAST at the WIRE:
  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August.
AUGUST 24LONGACRES MILE DAY! 

All roads and all races lead to today!
 
Join us beginning at the Railbird Rally, and celebrate the entire day, culminating with our premier event, The Longacres Mile. 



Wasserman Bobblehead Giveaway - Celebrate the retirement of our beloved WASSERMAN and receive a collectible Bobblehead made in his image...FREE with paid admission...get 'em while they last!

Pony Rides, Face Painters, Wax Hands & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
Face painting provided by Tangerine Tales, voted best party venue in the Seattle Teddy Awards!

August 26WTBOA Mixed Sale
August 29No racing

August 30
BREAKFAST at the WIRE:
  8-10am, The Wire Club - across from the Finish Line  Get a glimpse at all the hard work & behind-the-scenes morning activity that goes into racing in a fun, casual setting.  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast, and an occasional, surprise, drop-in appearance by our sport's celebrities: our horsemen & jockeys!  Hosted by Dean Mazzuca. Every Saturday thru August. This is the last one of the 2014 Season!
August 31Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (conditions permitting).
Face painting provided by Tangerine Tales, voted best party venue in the Seattle Teddy Awards!

September 1Labor Day - Holiday Racing (first race 2pm)
Family Activities: Pony Rides & Bounce House
September 5Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
September 7

WA Breds & WA Brews:  Washington Cup XII featuring six $50,000 Stakes Races paired with over 30 of the most delicious craft beers our state has to offer.

Washington Cup annually celebrates the state's long and storied tradition for producing talented Thoroughbreds. The day has been a showcase for several of the state's all-time greatest Thoroughbreds, such as Noosa Beach, Wasserman, and Atta Boy Roy.

Music: DJ Slew from TMP Productions


September 12Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
September 13Emerald AM - Horses
9:00-11:00 in the morning
Join host, Robert Geller (9:15am), trackside to watch horses in training and listen to trainer & jockey interviews.  This Emerald AM will highlight all things HORSE.  If you arrive by 11am, you will receive FREE coffee & danish, and FREE admission & FREE Official Program to the day's races.

Thoroughbred Showcase, at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion and Emerald Downs Temporary Stalls
Showcase Catalog
September 19Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
September 20Emerald Education #6 (sign-up here)
September 26Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
September 28CLOSING DAY
$1 Handicapping Contest Details Here

FAN APPRECIATION DAY! 
Emerald Downs fans are the greatest in the land and today, as we celebrate the close of the 2014 live racing season, we are celebrating YOU!

  • $1 Preferred Parking
  • $1 Admission
  • $1 Reserved Seat
  • $1 Program
  • $1 Concession Specials, including Coke & Popcorn
  • $3.75 Domestic 16 oz Draft Beer
  • $4.25 Micro/Import 16 oz Draft Beer
  • 20% off purchases in The Gift Horse (cannot be combined with other discounts; does not apply to art)

 

November 15, 16
Holiday Gift Festival
Tis the Season...to find great gifts and treats! Visit Emerald Downs during our popular Holiday Gift Festival for all of your holiday gift needs and find a treat for yourself!Have a unique item or service? Become a vendor in the Festival. Complete the vendor agreement or call 253-288-7704 for more information.

Vendors:

Advocare

AndreArt.com

Bath Fitters

Bead-It

Beautiful Brims

Books Are Fun

Bow Life & More

Brilliant Mosaics

Busy Bee Sewing

Cookie Lee

Cooper's Delight-Collectibles Past & Present

Cotton Pickin Stuff

Dawn's Beanies

Dolphin Daze

Doron Shklar "What's Hot"

Dove Chocolate Discoveries

En Spirit Pop-Up Sales

Fashion Foot

Funky Fusion Fused Glass

Gustoblende

Heartstrings Headwear

Il Bel Fiore

Indulge Yourself LLC

Inspired by Athena

Jamberry Nails

Jan Pratt

Jazzy Bags

Kathy Becker

Land of Christmas Past

L'Bri Pure N'Natural

LeafFilter

Lilla Rose

MBerCreations

Mystic Tulip Art

Nativa

NeriumAD

Norgaard Needleworks

North Star Essentials

Origami Owl

Perlita's Mexican Art

Pink Sugar Shop

Plays in Clay

R.Y. Designs

Racks, Plaques and More

Renewal by Andersen

Sam's Club

Scentsy

Seattle Times

Sharpe Services

Shugies Adornments

Sister of the Marian Missions

Sisters Soaps

Smith Brothers

Stefanie's Sewing Shop

Stella & Dot

Sumi Paintings by Dihel

Take a Stand

Tastefully Simple

The Dragon Box Western Washington

The Dream Machine

Tupperware

Velata

Vicki Early

Wildtree


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