Emerald Downs Ticketing & Admission Information

LIVE RACING: May 4 – September 15

$10 at the gate, includes program


  • Fireworks Spectacular VIP tickets (July 3, 5th floor) – $100
  • Fireworks Spectacular Umbrella tables $180 (Seats 8)
  • Fireworks Spectacular Picnic tables $120 (Seats 6)
  • Mother’s Day Weekend Buffet (SOLD OUT)
  • Father’s Day Buffet tickets (June 16, 5th floor) – $48
  • Daily outdoor Boxes (Four and six seats, includes TV) $80-$120

No outside food or beverages permitted with the exception of a sealed 32 oz bottle of water or smaller per person.

ADULT TICKET PRICES: $10 per person now includes general admission and a Race Day Program. Emerald Rewards Players can have their card swiped for 100 points for admission. Friday nights admission will be $5.

YOUTH TICKETS: $5 for ages 5-17. ($8 includes a reserved seat for a child on big event days only). Ages 4 and under receive free admission and do not require a ticket.

GATES OPEN: Two hours prior to the first race. 11:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday. 5 PM on Friday. Special 11 AM for Opening Day. Noon for July 3.

THIRD FLOOR RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEAT: FREE (EXCEPT for big event days – Mother’s Day Buffet Weekend, Bulldogs Races, Muckleshoot Gold Cup Indian Relay (Saturday and Sunday, Father’s Day), Fireworks Spectacular, Corgi World Championship Races, Premio Esmeralda Weekend, Championship Sunday/89th Longacres Mile Day, T-Rex World Championship Races & Wiener Dog & Wannabe Races, $3)


ACTIVE MILITARY: Active military personnel receive free admission for themselves plus one guest with ID. Discount applied at our admission gates.

TRIBAL MEMBERS: Receive free admission for themselves plus one guest with TRIBAL ID.

SENIORS 60+: $5 admission on Saturdays.

5th floor open every day for simulcasting 

Full-card simulcasting is FREE. Gates open 30 minutes before first simulcast race every day. Food and drink available at Quick Pix Cafe Wednesday through Sunday. Bar open on weekends on simulcast days only.

PARKING: Free general parking with shuttle service to the front gates.  Limited $15 Preferred Parking available (Saturday & Sunday).

SHUTTLE BUS: Only on Live Race Days and only from Auburn Station

ADMISSION POLICIES: No outside food or beverages permitted with the exception of a sealed 32 oz bottle of water or smaller per person.

NO WEAPONS: No firearms or weapons permitted on the Emerald Downs property.

SEATING: General admission bench and table seating is available throughout the track. Picnic tables and Umbrella tables located on the track apron are also available.

SMOKING: Smoking is permitted in specific areas within the Park (north of the grandstand/paddock area) and on grandstand balconies. Additionally, smoking is allowed at our cigar bar, the Kona Cliff, situated above our paddock.

FOOD & BEVERAGE/CONCESSIONS: All bars and concessions are cashless with the exception of Quick Pix Cafe on Floor 5. If you do not have a debit or credit card you may purchase a gift card at Customer Service on track level or Floor 5. Dining options

GIFT CARDS: May be purchased at Customer Service on track level or Floor 5. These cards can be replenished at any Customer Service location. Gift cards can be used at any concession or beer stands throughout the facility.

WAGERING: Wagering machines for betting are available with a teller and self-service machines are available on all floors. Cash and vouchers only.

RACING FORMS: Daily Racing Forms and simulcast programs will sold at customer service.

GIFT SHOP: The Gift Shop is open on track level.

ARCADE: The Arcade is located under the grandstand on the south end.

5th FLOOR DINING TABLES: All Rainier Dining tables will be open on Floor 5. Each table has a television monitor. These will be first come, first served on each race day. Each table has a QR code to order food. You may also go and get food and beverages at any concession stand including Quick Pix Cafe and enjoy it at your table. Other tables on the 5th floor are also available first come, first served.

OUTDOOR RESERVED BOX SEATS: Outdoor Boxes (Four and six seats) will be sold by calling customer service at 253-288-7711. Box Seats are available on Floor 3. Four-seat box $80. Six-seat box $120. Some outdoor Boxes will be sold online at our ticketing website.

SUITES: There are four suites available each race day and the Trackside Pavilion. Please call  253-288-7700 if interested. The 6th floor suites are the Mountain View Suite, Derby Suite, Preakness Suite and Belmont Suite. Each with a terrific view of the racetrack. More info


Open during race days just North of the paddock.

HORSEMEN: All WHRC current license holders and WTBOA members may enter for free and may also bring one adult guest and two youths. Horsemen can simply show their WHRC license at the front gates.

SIMULCASTING: Watch & wager on tracks from coast to coast every day on Floor 5. Admission is Free except during live racing hours. On race days we begin charging admission two hours prior to the first live race of the day.  Gates open 30 minutes prior to the first simulcast race of the day.