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Orange County 2016
Free Summer Concerts, Movies & Shakespeare in the Park

** Due to possible last minute changes to times & locations to the events below, we encourage you to click on the link of the event holder to get the most updated information.

Brea
Buena Park Costa Mesa
Cypress Dana Point
Fountain Valley Fullerton
Garden Grove Huntington Beach
Irvine Laguna Niguel
Lake Forest
La Palma Los Alamitos
Newport Beach Orange
Placentia Rancho Santa Margarita
San Clemente San Juan Capistrano
Seal Beach
Tustin Yorba Linda
Other Orange County Music Events
 

 

BREA

2016 Summer Concerts in the Park
July - August

DETAILS:
Each week a new group will take the outdoor gazebo stage in City Hall Park for free Wednesday evening performances beginning at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a different musical genre each week, this series invites audiences to relax and picnic on the lawn while the music plays. On-site sales of tri-tip sandwiches, cold drinks and snacks help support this program.

DATES, TIMES & PERFORMERS:
Concerts will take place Wednesdays, July through August from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

2016 dates coming!

LOCATION:
City Hall Park
401 S Brea Blvd
Brea

INFORMATION:
(714) 990-7722

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Family Films in the Park
Films will take place Fridays starting in July
8 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Summer is set with evening fun at the City of Brea's popular Family Films series. Admission and parking are FREE. Films are shown outdoors on a gigantic screen. Bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs to the amphitheater for a family night of fun. Arrive early and have a picnic dinner. Movie snacks and food will also be available for purchase.

LOCATION:
Arovista Park Amphitheatre
(parking lot located off of W. Elm St. and Sievers St.)

INFORMATION:
(714) 990-7201

 

BUENA PARK

Concerts in the Park
June 8 - July 13, 2016

DETAILS:
Each year, the Fine Arts Department is proud to provide six free outdoor concerts at Boisseranc Park. In addition to featured weekly musical performances, there is food and fun for the entire family!

DATES, TIMES & PERFORMERS:
Starting June 8
, Wednesday evening from 7 - 9 pm

June 8 Desperado - A Phenomenal Tribute to The Eagles
June 15 Stone Soul - Spot on Covers of R&B and Soul Classics
June 22 Aquarius - The Ultimate Summer of Love Tribute Band
June 29 Wiseguys Big Band Machine - 18 Piece Big Band
July 6 Britain's Finest - Beatles Tribute Band
July 13 Savor - The Premiere Tribute to Santana

LOCATION:
Boiserranc Park
7520 Dale Street
Buena Park

INFORMATION:
(714) 562-3868

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Buena Park Downtown Concerts
July - August

DETAILS:
Free concert fun continues in Buena Park with their downtown concert series!

DATES, TIMES & PERFORMERS:
Starting July 23
, Wednesday evening from 7 - 9 pm

July 27 Paperback Writer - The Beatles Experience
August 3 DSB - Journey tribute
August 10 The Society Band - contemporary music.
August 17 Adam Michaelson's Tribute to Billy Joel
August 24 A Tribute to The King, Scot Bruce as Elvis Presley

LOCATION:
8308 On The Mall
Buena Park

INFORMATION:
(714) 562-3868

 

COSTA MESA

2016 Concerts in the Park

DETAILS:
Free family entertainment for the whole community! Presented by the city of Costa Mesa and Costa Mesa Community Foundation. There will be activities for the kids, gourmet food trucks and a wine and beer garden at this year's concerts.

DATES, TIMES & PERFORMERS:
Tuesday Evenings
5:30-7:45, Music begins at 6:15. preshow @ 5

concerts start in July, please check back for more details

LOCATION:
Fairview Park
Costa Mesa

 

CYPRESS

City of Cypress 2016 Concerts on the Green

DETAILS:
Presented by the Cypress Recreation & Community Services Department. All concerts are free. Festival seating, picnics, families and lawn chairs encouraged. No seating setup allowed prior to 2:00pm Friday. Arts and Crafts will be available for children starting at 5:30pm. Food and Desserts will be available for purchase at all concerts. Alcohol and smoking of any kind are prohibited.

DATES & TIMES:
Saturdays
Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.

JUNE 4 Abbey Road & Surfin’ - Beatles vs. Beach Boys
JUNE 11 Aquarius - 60’s Genre Tibute
JUNE 18 Southbound & Company
JULY 9 The Alley Cats - Doo Wop
JULY 16 West Coast Pops - Light Classics/Broadway Shows
JULY 30 Elvis Presley Tribute - Raymond Michael
AUGUST 6 Pickleback Shine - Modern Country
AUGUST 13 Bruce Springsteen Tribute - Josh Tanner
AUGUST 20 Neil Diamond Tribute - Dean Colley

LOCATION:
Cypress Civic Center Green
5275 Orange Avenue
Cypress

INFORMATION:
714-229-6780

 

DANA POINT

Free Summer Concert Series

DETAILS:
Free outdoor concerts sponsored by the City of Dana Point. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Beer, wine, soft drinks, water & food will be available from various vendors

DATES & TIMES:
Concerts are on Sundays
2:30pm-6pm

JULY 10th, 2016 - SEA TERRACE PARK
Skynyrd Reloaded (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute) - 2:30-4pm
Southbound (Allman Brothers tribute) - 4:30-6pm
JULY 17th, 2016 - SEA TERRACE PARK
Lights (Performing the music of Journey & more) - 2:30-4pm
BOSTYX (Featuring David Victor formerly of BOSTON) - 4:30-6pm
JULY 24th, 2016 - SEA TERRACE PARK
Tricia Freeman Band - 2:30-4pm
Peaceful Easy (Eagles Tribute Band) - 4:30-6pm
JULY 31st, 2016 - SEA TERRACE PARK
Fan Halen (Van Halen Tribute) - 2:30-4:00pm
Led ZepAgain (Led Zeppelin Tribute) - 4:30-6:00pm
AUGUST 7th, 2016 - SEA TERRACE PARK
Raymond Michael's Casino All Stars(Elvis, Tom & Englebert) - 2:30
Hot August Night (A Tribute to Neil Diamond) - 4:30-6pm
AUGUST 14th, 2016 - SEA TERRACE PARK
Brent Payne - 2:30-4pm
CRAIG WAYNE BOYD (Season 7 Winner of The Voice) - 4:30-6pm
AUGUST 21st, 2016 - HERITAGE PARK
Savor the Band (Santana Tribute) - 2:30-4pm
The Fabulous Ultra Tones - 4:30-6pm

LOCATIONS:
Heritage Park - 34400 Old Golden Lantern
Lantern Bay Park - 25111 Park Lantern Rd
Sea Terrace - (PCH & Niguel Road, behind Dana Point Library)

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Shakespeare in the Park
6 pm

Presented by Dana Point Theater Company. Free admission - Performances are outdoors in a grassy amphitheater, so a blanket, picnic, chairs, and warm clothing are encouraged.

Check back for 2016 dates!

LOCATION:
Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern Road
Dana Point

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Movies in the Park
Fridays in June at 8:00pm

Come to Lantern Bay Park for a FREE movie! Bring your low back lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy these family friendly movies, under the stars in beautiful Dana Point. FREE Popcorn, other refreshments available to purchase.

2016 Schedule:

June 3 - Inside Out (PG)
June 10 The Good Dinosaur (PG)
June 17 Pan (PG)
June 24 Minions
(PG)

LOCATION:
Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern Road
Dana Point

INFORMATION:
(949) 248-3530

 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Summer Concerts in the Park

DETAILS:
Live concerts return to the Fountain Valley Recreation Center at the Great Lawn on Thursday nights in July. Shows are scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There is also food booths and games - fun for the whole family!

DATES & TIMES:
Thursdays, July 7 – July 28, 2016
Concert times are 6 - 8 p.m.

LOCATION:
Fountain Valley Recreation and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

INFORMATION:
714-839-8611

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Movies in the Park
August
6 pm

Come join in all of the festivities! There will be food, games, a family-friendly movie, and much more! Dress up like your favorite character from the movie for a chance to win a bike! Movies begin at Dusk

2016 movies and dates TBA

INFORMATION:
714-839-8611

 

FULLERTON

 

Summer Concerts Series
July 13 to August 10, 2016

DETAILS:
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! While food will be available for purchase, concert-goers are welcome to bring a picnic supper to enjoy, as well as lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

The Fullerton Museum Center will also lead a FREE family arts & crafts booth featuring a different craft each week.

DATES & TIMES:
Wednesdays
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

July 13: U2Experience
July 20: Jann Browne Band
July 27: Skynyrd Reloaded
August 3 : Stone Soul
August 10: The Answer

LOCATION:
Fullerton Sports Complex
560 E. Silver Pine St.

INFORMATION:
(714) 738-3167

 

GARDEN GROVE

Free Summer Concert Series
July through August

DETAILS:
Concertgoers can enjoy the sights and sounds of evening concerts in the park brought to you by the Garden Grove Community Foundation. No EZ-Ups or golf carts, please. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

DATES & TIMES:
Thursdays
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Voice of Garden Grove contest starts at 5:30)

Check back soon for Garden Grove's 2016 free Summer Concert Series lineup....

LOCATIONS:
Eastgate Park
12001 St Mark St

INFORMATION:
(714) 741-5280

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH

2016 Surfin' Sundays Concert Series

DETAILS:
International Surfing Museum's provides free musical performances for the public's enjoyment. Featured at the Surfin' Sundays Concert Series will be live music - surf bands - and vendor booths (vendors at PCH & Main location).

DATES & TIMES:
May - October
All shows at Pier Plaza: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Shows in Museum Parking Lot: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

* Please check website for concert locations & complete list of performers. Concerts may be subject to changes

LOCATIONS:
Pier Plaza shows - 315 Pacific Coast Highway (PCH & Main St)
Surfing Museum shows - 411 Olive (in parking lot)

INFORMATION:
714-960-3483

 

IRVINE

 

Sizzlin' Summer Concerts
July 10, 17, 24, August 7 & 14, 2016

DETAILS:
The City of Irvine will host five fun-filled, free concerts at Mike Ward Community Park.

Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for a fun-filled evening. Gourmet food trucks will be onsite with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other Irvine nonprofit organizations.

DATES & TIMES:
Sundays
5:30-7:30 pm

LOCATION:
Mike Ward Community Park-Woodbridge
20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604

INFORMATION:
(949) 724-6606

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Orange County Great Park Movies on the Lawn
June 4-July 9

Enjoy an outdoor movie experience under the stars. Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family. Event is weather permitting.

Free Parking & Admission.

LOCATION:
Orange County Great Park
Marine Way and Sand Canyon
Irvine, CA

 

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Concerts in the Park
June 24 - August 26, 2016

DETAILS:
The series includes a variety of music such as Classic Rock and Tribute Bands. The concerts are offered free to the community. Food will be available for purchase. Free shuttle from city hall. Guests are encouraged to bring low chairs and blankets. Alcohol is prohibited in all City parks.

DATES & TIMES:
Friday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm*
*July 4 concert is a Monday concert 6-8 pm

June 24 - Tommy Tassi & The Authentics (50's & 60's)
July 4 - Undercover Live (fireworks at 9 pm!)
July 15 - The Answer (Classis Rock)
July 29 - Fortunate Son (CCR Tribute)
Aug 12 - Stone Soul (Motown & Soul)
Aug 26 - Queen Nation (Queen Tribute)

LOCATION:
Crown Valley Community Park Amphitheatre
29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel

INFORMATION:
(949) 362-4351

 

LAKE FOREST

Anniversay Concert
August 21, 2016
5 - 7:30 pm

DETAILS:
Get ready to celebrate the City of Lake Forest’s 25th Birthday with a special concert featuring Men Without Hats.

LOCATION:
Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630

INFORMATION:
(949) 461-3450

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Movies in the Park

Fridays at 7:30 pm
Activities start at 7:30 PM.

Friday, June 10, 2016 - Jurassic Park

LOCATION:
Nature Park
26215 Dimension Dr.

INFORMATION:
(949) 461-3450

 

LA PALMA

2016 Concerts in the Park

DETAILS:
In a time-honored tradition, the City of La Palma Community Activities & Beautification Committee brings you Concerts in the Park! Concerts are held every Saturday evening at Central Park - bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy the music!

DATES & TIMES:
Saturdays, July 9-30, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2016 Concerts Schedule:

July 9 - Smokin' Cobras (50's, 60's, Jazz, Surf and Retro 80's)
July 16 - Stone Soul (Early 60's, Soul and Motown)
July 23 - Calistoga Falls (Bluegrass, Country and Classic RocK)
July 30 - The Petty Breakers (Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)

LOCATION:
Central Park Amphitheater
7821 Walker Street
La Palma, Ca 90623 C

INFORMATION:
714-690-3350

 

LOS ALAMITOS

2016 Music & Movies in the Park

DETAILS:
Bring your neighbors, dust off the lawn chairs, and join the community for a night under the stars! Live music from bands and local groups will entertain all generations from 6:30pm to 8:00pm with the movie to follow, beginning at dusk. Each event will include raffle prizes, children activities, and food or refreshments for sale.

DATES & TIMES:
Saturdays
6:30 pm

2016 Band Lineup

information coming...

2016 Movie Lineup:

July 9 - Minions, Laurel Park
July 23 - Toy Story, Orville R. Lewis Park
August 6 - The Good Dinosaur, Little Cottonwood Park
August 20 - Finding Nemo
, Laurel Park

LOCATIONS:
Laurel Park, Bloomfield & Katella Ave.

INFORMATION:
(562) 430-1073

 

NEWPORT BEACH

2016 Concerts on the Green

DETAILS:
The City Arts Commission will present three fantastic performances as part of the "Concerts on the Green" series during the summer of 2016. Concerts in the Parks are on Sundays, from 6-7:30 pm and are free to the public. Bring your blankets and beach chairs!

DATES & TIMES:
Sundays
Concerts are from 6-7:30 pm

July 31 : Hollywood Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute)
August 21: Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
September 11: The Springsteen Experience (Tribute band)

LOCATION:
On the Civic Green at the new Civic Center
100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach

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2016 Shakespeare by the Sea

DETAILS:
Bring your blankets, beach chairs and picnic dinner for an evening of free Shakespeare performed by the professional touring acting troupe.

DATES & TIMES:
Preshow: 6:45 pm; Play: 7 pm through 9 pm

TO BE ANNOUNCED

LOCATION:
Newport Beach Civic Center
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach

INFORMATION:
949-717-3870

 

ORANGE

2016 Concerts in the Park
June 22-August 10, 2016

DETAILS:
Pack your picnic baskets, relax, and enjoy fantastic free entertainment for all ages under the summer starry sky! Bring your blankets or low lawn chairs and get ready for a great time!

Food will be available for purchase courtesy of a local non-profit group and please leave pets at home. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. Performers subject to change.

DATES & TIMES:
Wednesdays, June - August
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Band line up coming soon.

LOCATION:
Hart Park Band Shell
located off the 22 Fwy. & Glassell St.

INFORMATION:
Call (714) 744-5599 for more information

 

PLACENTIA

2016 Concerts in the Park

DETAILS:
Free concerts presented by the City of Placentia Cultural Arts Commission. Non profit food vendors will be selling refreshments and dinner option at each concert. Inclement weather will cancel event.

DATES & TIMES:
Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm

2016 dates coming soon

LOCATION:
Tri-City Park
2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.

INFORMATION:
Call (714) 993-8232 for more information

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Movies in the Park

Outdoor movies are shown on Friday nights during summer months at Placentia Champions Sports Complex. Movies begin at dusk and admission is FREE.

Spectators are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable viewing. Titles subject to change.

2016 movie schedule:

2016 dates coming soon

LOCATION:
Placentia Champions Sports Complex
505 N. Jefferson, Placentia, CA. 92870

 

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

2016 Summer Concerts

DETAILS:
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita provides a variety of excellent musical performances with the sunset as your backdrop.
Concert-goers are encouraged to visit some of RSM's local restuarants before the concerts and bring a picnic dinner!

DATES & TIMES:
Sundays
6 pm - 8 pm

2016 Summer Concert Dates (Line up coming soon)
July 10:
July 17:
July 24:
July 31:
August 7:

LOCATION:
Central Park
30842 La Miranda
Rancho Santa Margarita

INFORMATION:
(949) 216-9700

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

San Juan Summer Nights
June 15 - September 21, 2016

DETAILS:
The concerts offers live music, dancing, a youth activity area where kids can hang out, a expo where local businesses are able to network with the community, great food that can be purchased from the local restaurants or food trucks on site. Beer and wine are available at the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce booth. Bring lawn chairs, blankets & jackets.

DATES & TIMES:
Wednesdays
6 pm - 8 pm

June 15, 2016: Creedance Relived, Tribute band
July 20, 2016: The Trip, Classic Rock
August 17, 2016: Blue Breeze Band, Motown
September 21, 2016: Pickelback Shine, Country

LOCATION:
San Juan Capistrano's Historic Town Center Park
El Camino Real

INFORMATION:
949-493-5911

 

SAN CLEMENTE

Summer Beach Concert Series
July 7 - August 4, 2016

Join the community to celebrate live music on the beach with the sunset as your backdrop and free seating in the sand. Bring a blanket for this free program.

DATES & TIMES:
Thursdays
All concerts are from 6:00 pm - sunset

July 7 – Wigs & Ties
July 21 – Rod Piazza
August 4 – Common Sense

LOCATION:
7 Pier
622 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, California 92672

INFORMATION:
For more information contact the Recreation Division at 361-8264.

 

SEAL BEACH

Free Concerts by the Pier
July - August

DETAILS:
The Seal Beach Chamber Summer Concert Series will kick off Wednesdays in July. All concerts are at Eisenhower Park at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier.

DATES & TIMES:
Wednesdays
6 - 8 pm

2016 information coming

LOCATION:
Eisenhower Park by the Seal Beach Pier.

INFORMATION:
Please contact the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at (562) 799-0179 for additional information.

 

TUSTIN

Concerts in the Park
June through August

DETAILS:
Relax and enjoy the sounds of the great live music! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Enjoy a picnic or purchase food or snacks from community groups. Admission is free!

DATES & TIMES:
Wednesdays
6 - 8 pm

2016 CONCERT DATES (line up coming soon)

June 22:
June 29:
July 6:
July 13:
July 20:
July 27:
August 3:
August 10:

LOCATION:
Peppertree Park
230 W First St

INFORMATION:
(714) 573-3326

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2016 Movies in the Park

Pack up your lounge chairs and blankets and spend an evening under the stars with your family. Activities start at 5:30 pm, movies start at dusk (approximately 7:50 and 8:10pm). There will be sponsor booths, food vendors, and children's activities prior to showtime.

July 21, Inside Out, Centennial Park
July 28, Shaun the Sheep, Cedar Grove Park
August 4, ET, Peppertree Park
August 11, The Little Prince, Camino Real Park
August 18, Kung Fu Panda, Frontier Park

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INFORMATION:
For more information, call the Tustin Parks and Recreation Department at (714) 573-3326

 

YORBA LINDA

Concerts in the Park
August 2016

Bring your own picnic dinner - food will also be available from Center Catering at the Yorba Linda Community Center. Seating is available in the amphitheater grass areas at the park (chairs and blankets recommended).

Dogs are not recommended due to safety issues and the comfort of others in attendance. Riding skateboards, bikes, roller blades, and scooters throughout the park during the concert is prohibited. Alcohol is not allowed in the park.

DATES & TIMES:
Sundays
5:45-7:15 p.m.

dates coming!

LOCATION:
Hurless Barton Park
4601 Casa Loma Ave.

INFORMATION:
For more information, call the Travis Ranch Activity Center at (714) 961-7167

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Free Family Movies in the Park

Movies start at 7:45 pm. Seating will be available on the grass, so bring a blanket or low lawn chair. If you choose to bring a chair, please sit in the back or on the side, so as not to block the view of others. For the comfort of the audience, dogs are not recommended.

2016 coming soon

INFORMATION:
For more inforamtion, please call (714) 961-7167

 

 
 

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