Grand Social

The fine unwinds into the fun across three distinct levels (25,000 square feet) at Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s outdoor lounge, Grand Social. Relax over a late afternoon apéritif and spirited games of bocce on our new courts situated on the second level. As evening unfolds, venture to our newly installed ground-level lawn to savor irresistible wood-fired dishes and skillfully crafted cocktails.

Reserve a personal cabana and private fire pit. General admission is limited and on a first come first serve basis.  Guests can bring their blankets and enjoy the outdoors while enjoying tasty drinks and bites*.

*Food and Beverage consumption is required to attend events.
**Valet Parking is $12.

The following dates Grand Social will be closed:
Sunday, May 5 | Saturday, June 29 | Sunday, August 4 | Friday, September 20

LOCATION
5300 Grand Del Mar Way
San Diego, California 92130

HOURS
Fridays and Saturdays | 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sundays | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Special Events

guitar playing

Drone Show Celebration with Jesse Ray Smith

Jesse Ray Smith will be playing iconic tunes at Grand Social. As dusk falls, gather on the lawn for the main event: a spectacular eco-friendly drone show illuminating the night sky, perfectly framed by the surrounding canyon landscape at 9:00 pm.
  • Grand Social
  • July 5th
  • 6:00PM
Grand Social cabana

Grand Cinema Under the Stars

Gather under the stars for an unforgettable cinematic experience at Grand Social's outdoor movie nights. Movies begin at 8:00 pm during our summer months.
  • Grand Social
  • June 15th
  • 8:00PM
Fercho at Grand Del Mar

Havana Nights featuring Latin Band Fercho

Experience the allure of Havana with tantalizing bites and enticing cocktails as you take in the infectious rhythms of Fercho, easily considered one of San Diego’s top Latin Cuban groups.
  • Grand Social
  • June 21st
  • 6:00PM

2024 Summer ConcertS

Join us at Grand Social every weekend this summer for unforgettable live entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. Indulge in our delicious food and expertly crafted cocktails while enjoying the talents of local musicians. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back evening with friends or a lively night out, Grand Social is the perfect destination.

Fercho at Grand Del Mar

Havana Nights with Latin Band Fercho

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, May 24 | Friday, June 21
Friday, July 12 | Friday, August 9
Friday, September 6 

Experience the allure of Havana with tantalizing bites, enticing cocktails and rolled cigars as you take in the infectious rhythms of Fercho, easily considered one of San Diego’s top Latin Cuban groups. The renowned trio’s irresistible, high-energy Latin pop beats and some salsa dancers will surely encourage everyone to get on their feet! Reserve a table or a Cabana today. 

Gilbert Castellanos
Gilbert Castellanos

Gilbert Castellanos and the New Latin Jazz Sextet

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, May 31 | Saturday, July 20
Friday, August 2 | Friday, August 23

This summer, experience the vibrant rhythms and electrifying melodies as Gilbert Castellanos and the New Latin Jazz Sextet ignite the stage at Grand Social with their captivating Latin jazz tunes. Get ready to immerse yourself in an unforgettable fusion of passion and groove that will transport you to the heart of Latin America right in the heart of the city. 

Gilbert Castellanos is a nationally renowned San Diego-based musician, composer, curator, educator and arranger, and one of the country’s top-call jazz trumpeters. For over a decade, Castellanos has been a member of The Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, performing around the world and recording with the acclaimed big band. He is a San Diego Music Awards six-time Best Jazz Artist and Artist of The Year, with partnerships with The San Diego Symphony, The San Diego Museum of Art, and The San Diego Ballet. He founded The Young Lions Jazz Conservatory in 2016 and continues to explore new opportunities to fulfill his personal mission of keeping jazz alive.  

Whitney Shay

Whitney Shay

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, July 6 |Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 10 | Saturday, August 24
 

With sparkly dresses, fiery tresses, and a talent rivaled only by her unstoppable hustle, Whitney Shay is a FIVE-time San Diego Music Award winner (including 2019 Artist of the Year), and Blues Music Award nominee who is scorching stages at home and internationally throughout Europe and South America. Shay’s newest release on Ruf Records Stand Up! reached #1 on both the Billboard Blues Charts and the Roots Music Report.  Shay has received high praise from music critics calling the singer “a future blues icon” (Blues Matters!), “one of the next best things in soul music” (Blues and Rhythm Magazine), and “the epitome of a rising star” (Elmore Magazine). Shay’s tracks have also been placed in TV/film, including shows on NBC, HBO, Bravo, BET, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral.  Whether in studio, on screen, or stage, Whitney Shay’s electric energy, soulful style, and powerhouse pipes keep listeners connected and coming back for more. A set with Whit will sound like Etta James, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Amy Winehouse.   

Rebecca Jade
Rebecca Jade

Rebecca Jade

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday, June 14 | Friday, June 28
Friday, July 26 | Friday, August 30
 

Rebecca Jade is an internationally touring vocalist with all the style and grace in the world.  Recently singing onstage with both Stevie Wonder and Jason Mraz. From a duo offering jazz standards, a trio knocking out classic rock and pop selections, to a full band covering top 40 songs. She has been described as having a chameleon-like quality to her voice, spanning both genres and decades of music. Clients can expect selections to sound like Ella Fitzgerald and Elvis, to Beyonce and the Rolling Stones. Rebecca has also opened for names such as Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, and Vanilla Ice.   

Croome Brothers Trio

Croome Brothers Trio

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday, August 16 | Friday, September 13

The Croome Brothers” embody a mellower, acoustic incarnation, an inspired project stemming from the core essence of Daring Greatly. Pioneered by its original members—Patrick Croome, Liam Croome, and Brayden Tario—this harmonious venture seeks to curate a unique set designed around the art of vocal harmonies and the soulful fusion of acoustic guitar, piano/keyboard, and rhythmically precise cajon percussion. Drawing from their shared musical roots, they intricately weave a captivating tapestry of acoustic charm, evoking nostalgia while introducing a fresh sonic experience.   

Family eating popcorn in grass outside while watching a movie

Grand Cinema Under the Stars

Gather under the stars for fun movie night experience at Grand Social.

Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the magic of movie night while enjoying the fresh summer evening breeze. Our carefully curated selection of popular films ensures there’s something for everyone, from timeless classics to the latest releases. Whether you’re cuddled up with loved ones or lounging on a Fatboy lounger with friends, our outdoor movie nights promise to be a delightful evening filled with laughter, nostalgia, and shared moments. Popcorn, snacks, cocktails and wood-fired dishes are available as you settle in for an enchanting night of entertainment under the open sky.

Grand Cinema | 8:00 pm at Grand Social 

Saturday, May 25 | Top Gun: Maverick
Saturday, June 15 | Barbie
Saturday, June 22 | Mamma Mia
Saturday, July 13 | Wonka
Saturday, August 3 | Dirty Dancing
Saturday, August 17 | Harry Potter
Saturday, September 7 | Grease
Saturday, September 21 | Star Wars Rogue One

Admission: $20 per person | seating is available first come, first serve, feel free to bring a blanket or chairs
Fire tables: $100 includes admission for 4 people and popcorn 
Cabanas: $250 includes admission for up to 10 people and popcorn 

Upcoming Events

Fercho at Grand Del Mar

Havana Nights featuring Latin Band Fercho

Experience the allure of Havana with tantalizing bites and enticing cocktails as you take in the infectious rhythms of Fercho, easily considered one of San Diego’s top Latin Cuban groups.
  • Grand Social
  • June 21st
  • 6:00PM
Grand Social cabana

Grand Cinema Under the Stars

Gather under the stars for an unforgettable cinematic experience at Grand Social's outdoor movie nights. Movies begin at 8:00 pm during our summer months.
  • Grand Social
  • June 15th
  • 8:00PM
Gilbert Castellanos

Gilbert Castellanos and the New Latin Jazz Sextet

This summer, experience the vibrant rhythms and electrifying melodies as Gilbert Castellanos and the New Latin Jazz Sextet ignite the stage at Grand Social with their captivating Latin jazz tunes.
  • Grand Social
  • July 20th
  • 6:00PM
Whitney Shay

Live Entertainment featuring Whitney Shay

With sparkly dresses, fiery tresses, and a talent rivaled only by her unstoppable hustle, Whitney Shay is a FIVE-time San Diego Music Award winner.
  • Grand Social
  • July 27th
  • 6:30PM
Rebecca Jade

Live Entertainment featuring Rebecca Jade

Rebecca Jade is an internationally touring vocalist with all the style and grace in the world. Join us at Grand Social to enjoy the talents of these local musicians, whether you’re looking for a laid-back evening with friends or a lively night out.
  • Grand Social
  • June 14th
  • 6:30PM
Croome Brothers Trio

Live Entertainment featuring the Croome Brothers Trio

"The Croome Brothers” embody a mellower, acoustic incarnation, an inspired project stemming from the core essence of Daring Greatly. Join us at Grand Social to enjoy the talents of these local musicians. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back evening with friends or a lively night out.
  • Grand Social
  • August 16th
  • 6:30PM
guitar playing

Drone Show Celebration with Jesse Ray Smith

Jesse Ray Smith will be playing iconic tunes at Grand Social. As dusk falls, gather on the lawn for the main event: a spectacular eco-friendly drone show illuminating the night sky, perfectly framed by the surrounding canyon landscape at 9:00 pm.
  • Grand Social
  • July 5th
  • 6:00PM
Ellis Bryant

Live Entertainment featuring Ellis Bryant

Nashvillian turned SoCal resident, Ellis Bryant brings country music to the coast with his western influenced guitar and southern vocal stylings.
  • Grand Social
  • July 4th
  • 5:30PM
Kristi Kraus

Live Entertainment featuring Kristi Krause

Former American Idol contestant, Kristi Krause is a singer/songwriter and San Diego native. She brings a variety of genres including pop, country, jazz and soft rock.
  • Grand Social
  • August 31st
  • 6:30PM
Whitney Shay

Whitney Shay Concert at Grand Social

With sparkly dresses, fiery tresses, and a talent rivaled only by her unstoppable hustle, Whitney Shay is a FIVE-time San Diego Music Award winner. Whitney performs live at Grand Social on Saturday, July 6.
  • Grand Social
  • July 6th
  • 6:30PM
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