2014 Season Events
 
February 15 Post Valentine's Day Handicapping Contest
March 14, 15, 16 Purchase 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 15 No Holds Barred Handicapping Contest
April 12 OPENING 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 13 Emerald 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 20 Easter - After your egg hunt, join us for live racing!  First race at 2pm.
April 26 NHC 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 2 Fabulous Friday #1 - Fans 18 and older receive this cool FREE t-shirt tonight (limited quantity...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!)
May 3 The 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 9 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
May 11 Mother'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 (weather permitting).
May 16 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

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



PREAKNESS PANCAKES - Join us for the FREE Emerald AM with FREE Pancake breakfast.  Watch horses in training and listen to trainer & jockey interviews.  Arrive by 11am to receive your FREE breakfast, and FREE admission & FREE Official Program to the day's races.

Emerald Education #2 (sign-up here)
Rainn 'Em In - A Human-Powered Horse Race at Emerald Downs
May 23 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close). 

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

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

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
June 6 Brewer's Night #1

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!
June 7 Belmont...Come out today to see we might finally have the ever-elusive Triple Crown Winner!

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 8 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!
June 13 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
June 15 Father'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 (weather permitting).
June 20 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

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

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
June 28 EMERALD AM:  Join host, Robert Geller, trackside to watch horses in training and listen to trainer & jockey interviews.  Arrive by 11am and receive FREE coffee & danish, and FREE admission & FREE Official Program to the day's races.
June 29 Irish Day.  Get lucky at EmD!  Join local Irish heritage groups and celebrate with food & beverage specials from the Emerald Isle.

Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (weather permitting).
July 3 FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR - SPECIAL Post Time 4:30
The annual Fireworks Spectacular is an Emerald Downs tradition!  Come early, enjoy the races and grab a good seat!  The Fireworks start 20 minutes after the final race.  This is a very highly attended event. 

Face Painters, Glitter Tattoos, Caricaturist, Wax Hands & Bounce House (weather permitting).
July 4 HOLIDAY RACING - Post Time 2pm
July 6 Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (weather permitting).
July 10 Wiener Dog Rally with STAR 101.5 at Fischer Plaza Your last chance to win a spot on the track at the Wiener Dog Races!
July 11 Brewer's Night
July 11-13 EQUINE 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 13 SUNDAY, JULY 13 - STAR 101.5 presents the return of the ever-popular Wiener Dog Races!

Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (weather permitting).
July 18 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
July 19 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, Glitter Tattoo & Bounce House (weather permitting).
July 25 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
July 26 Emerald AM - Owner/Trainer
Emerald Qualifying Tournament
July 27 Food 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 and defending champion, Evolution Revolution.
August 1 Brewer's Night
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 (weather permitting).
August 8 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
August 9 & 10 EmD3on3 - Western Washington's Premier 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament -
The second annual event.  Located in the north parking lot at Emerald Downs. 


  
Hats & Heels - Benefiting Valley Girls & Guys
Partners:
August 10 Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (weather permitting).
August 15 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
August 16 Emerald Ed #5 (sign-up here)

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

Washington State Chili Cookoff

EmD Hall of Fame Inductees Dinner.
  Check back for ticketing info.
August 17 Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (weather permitting).
August 22 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
AUGUST 24 LONGACRES MILE DAY!  All roads and 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

Pony Rides, Face Painters, Glitter Tattoos, Airbrush Face Painter, Wax Hands & Bounce House (weather permitting).
August 26 WTBOA Mixed Sale
August 29 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
August 31 Pony Rides, Face Painters & Bounce House (weather permitting).
September 1 Labor Day - Holiday Racing (first race 2pm)
September 5 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
September 7 WA Breds & WA Brews:  Featuring WA Brews and WA Breds.  Beer tasting of over 30 WA-Brewed beers.  For tickets, call 253-288-7711 or buy them at the gate.
September 12 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
September 13 Emerald AM - Horses
Thoroughbred Showcase
September 19 Fabulous Friday - Bud & Bud Light Specials (5pm-close).

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

(Wear your Fabulous T-Shirt for FREE admission!)
September 28 CLOSING DAY

$1 Handicapping Contest

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

Vendors:
Advocare
AndreArt.com
Bath Fitters
Bead-It
Bow Life & More
Cookie Lee
Cooper's Delight-Collectibles Past & Present
Dawn's Beanies
Dolphin Daze
Doron Shklar "What's Hot"
Fashion Foot
Funky Fusion Fused Glass
Gustoblende
Heartstrings Headwear

Inspired by Athena
Kathy Becker
L'Bri Pure N'Natural
Land of Christmas Past
Jazzy Bags
NeriumAD
Origami Owl
Plays in Clay
Racks, Plaques and More
Scentsy
Seattle Times
Shugies Adornments
Sister of the Marian Missions
Sisters Soaps
Smith Brothers
Take a Stand
Tastefully Simple
Tupperware
The Dream Machine
Wildtree



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