Free Summer Events in Orange County (2019)

A guide to this summer's free concerts, performances, and movies held at Orange County's great parks.

Concerts and Performances

➜ OC Parks Summer Concert Series
5 to 8 p.m. through Aug 23

July 25 The English Beat and Dj Sandok at Irvine Park
Aug. 1
The White Buffalo and Matt Baxter at Irvine Park
Aug. 8 Room At The Top and Phil Vandermost at Mile Square Park
Aug. 15 Sweet & Tender Hooligans at Mile Square Park
Aug. 22 Tijuana Dogs and Family Style at Salt Creek Beach
Aug. 29 Lit and Crash Boom Bang at Salt Creek Beach

➜ 2018 Symphony in the Cities
Led by music director Carl St. Clair, this year’s program will feature hands-on activities for kids and an opportunity to meet the musicians.

July 27
Activities start at 4 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m.
Oso Viejo Community Park in Mission Viejo

July 28
Activities start at 5:30 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Aug. 3
Activities start at 5:30 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m.
Aitken Arts Plaza at Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University

Aug. 4
Activities start at 5:30 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m.
Mike Ward Community Park Woodbridge

➜ Shakespeare by the Sea
This nonprofit theatre company travels throughout Southern California to bring the arts to local communities.

July 25 “The Comedy of Errors” at Birch Park in Santa Ana
Aug. 4 “The Comedy of Errors” at Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach
Aug. 7
“The Comedy of Errors” at Soka University in Aliso Viejo

Concerts by the City

➜ Brea
6:30 p.m., City Hall Park, 401 S. Brea Blvd.

July 24 Electric Vinyl (Classic Rock)
July 31 Upstream (Caribbean/Reggae/Calypso)
Aug. 7
The Fenians (Irish Rock)
Aug. 14
The Swing Cats (Big Band)

➜ Buena Park

At Buena Park Downtown (8308 On The Mall):

July 24 The Smith Country Band (country rock and line dancing)
July 31 The 90s Rock Show (’90s music)
Aug. 7 Scot Bruce, A Tribute to the King (Elvis Presley tribute)
Aug. 14 Lights (Journey tribute)
Aug. 21  Ticket To Ride (The Beatles tribute)

➜ Costa Mesa
Tuesdays at 6 p.m. through July 31, Fairview Park

July 23 Flashback Heart Attack
July 30
 Tijuana Dogs

➜ Cypress
Saturdays at 6 p.m. through August 10, Cypress Civic Center Green, 5275 Orange Ave.

Aug. 3 The Kings of 88 (Classic Piano Rock)
Aug. 10 Blue Breeze: Rhythm & Blues (Motown R&B)

➜ Dana Point
Sundays 3 to 6 p.m. through August 18, Sea Terrace Park, 33501 Niguel Road

July 28 The Queen of Soul Aretha (Aretha Franklin tribute band) and AbbaFab (Abba tribute band)
Aug. 4 4NR (Foreigner tribute band) and Queen Nation (Queen tribute band)
Aug. 11 Kalimba (Earth, Wind, & Fire tribute band) and Hot August Night (Neil Diamond tribute)
Aug. 18 End of Summer Luau with Tunnel Vision, Polynesian dancers and Surf City All Stars (Beach Boys tribute band)

➜ Fountain Valley
Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 1, Fountain Valley Recreation and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St.

July 25 Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles tribute band)
Aug. 1 Garth Brooks tribute band

➜ Fullerton
Wednesdays through August 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

At Fullerton Sports Complex (560 E. Silver Pine):

July 24
The Answer (classic rock)

At Hillcrest Great Lawn (1200 N. Harbor Blvd.):

July 31 Bubba and the Big Bad Blues (blues)
Aug. 7 Soloman Grundy (’80s rock)
Aug. 14 Journey Captured (Journey tribute band)

➜ Garden Grove 
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Eastgate Park

July 25 The Answer (classic rock)
Aug. 1 Knyght Ryder (’80s and ’90s music)
Aug. 8
SOTO (Latin, R&B, and funk)
Aug. 15 DSB (Journey tribute)

➜ Huntington Beach
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Pier Plaza next to Huntington Beach Pier

Enjoy shopping and live music on Sundays throughout the summer.

➜ Laguna Niguel 
6:30 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 10, Crown Valley Community Park, Lower Soccer Field

Aug. 2 The Answer (classic rock)

➜ Lake Forest 
5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lake Forest Sports Park & Recreation Center, 28000 Rancho Parkway

Aug. 17 Classic Rock and Car Show – The Long Run (Eagles) and Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute

➜ Irvine
5:30 p.m., Mike Ward Community Park, 20 Lake Road

July 21 The Trip (rocking the decades)
July 28 The Country Club (country hits)
Aug. 4 Pacific Symphony in the Cities
Aug. 11 Tijuana Dogs (dance party rock)

➜ La Palma
6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Central Park Amphitheater, 7821 Walker St

July 27 Paperback Writer (The Beatles tribute band)
Aug. 3 Mick Adams & the Stones (Rolling Stones tribute)

➜ Orange
7 to 8:30 p.m., Hart Park, 701 S. Glassell St.

July 24 The Country Club Band (modern country)
July 31 The Smokin’ Cobras (favorite hits from the ’50s to ’80s)
Aug. 7 Swing Cats Big Band (big band jazz orchestra)
Aug. 14 Night Owl Productions (modern Top 40)
Aug. 21 Superlark (classic rock)

➜ Newport Beach
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive

Aug. 25 Queen Nation

➜ Placentia
6:30 p.m., Tri-City Park, 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.

July 25 Scot Bruce, Elvis Tribute
Aug. 1 Mark Easterday Country Cover Singer
Aug. 8 Alehouse Fire Irish, Americana, Bluegrass & Country Band
Aug. 15 Neon Nation 80’s Cover Band

➜ Tustin
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Peppertree Park, 230 W First Street

July 24 DSB (Journey tribute)
July 31 Eagles Experience (Eagles tribute)rts

➜ Rancho Santa Margarita
6 to 8 p.m., Central Park, 30842 La Miranda

July 28  The Trip (contemporary rock)
Aug. 4 Undercover Band (variety band)
Aug. 11 Derek Bordeaux Group (Motown classics, jazz, R&B)

➜ San Juan Capistrano
6:00 p.m., San Juan Capistrano’s Historic Town Center Park, 31852 El Camino Real

Aug. 21 Scotty Mac Band (country)
Sept. 18 The Trip (classic rock)

➜ San Clemente
6 p.m. to sunset

At the pier (622 Avenida Del Mar):

Aug. 1 Wigs & Ties (rock)
Aug. 15
Tunnel Vision (surf, reggae, and ska band)

➜ Seal Beach
6 p.m., Eisenhower Park by Seal Beach Pier

July 24
Illusion (Stevie Nicks tribute band)
July 31 The Country Club Band (country and pop)
Aug. 7 Coral Paradise (Jimmy Buffet tribute band)

➜ Yorba Linda
5:30 to 7 p.m., Hurless Barton Park, 4601 Casa Loma Ave.

July 28
Surf’s Up (Beach Boys Tribute)
Aug. 4 Hot August Night (Neil Diamond Tribute)
Aug. 11 Yachty By Nature (Soft Rock from the 70’s & 80’s)
Aug. 18 R.E Mitation (REM Tribute)
Aug. 25 The Country Club (Country Rock)


➜ OC Parks Sunset Cinema Series
6 to 10 p.m. through September 13

July 26 “Incredibles 2” at Mason Park
Aug. 2 Back to the Future at Mason Park
Aug. 9 Mary Poppins Returns at Irvine Park
Aug. 16
The Jungle Book at Irvine Park
Aug. 23
“The Lego Movie: The Second Part” at Laguna Niguel Park
Aug. 30 The Princess Bride at Laguna Niguel Park
Sept. 6 “Lilo and Stitch” at Salt Creek Beach
Sept. 13 “The Endless Summer” at Salt Creek Beach

➜ Brea
8 p.m., Arovista Park Amphitheatre

July 26 “Mary Poppins Returns”

➜ Placentia
Dusk, Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson

July 26 “Hotel Transylvania 3” at Kraemer Park
Aug. 2 “The Lego Movie: The Second Part”
Aug. 9 “Incredibles 2”
Aug. 16 People’s Choice

➜ Yorba Linda

July 20 “The Lego Movie: The Second Part” at Hurless Barton Park
Aug. 17 “How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World” at Travis Ranch Youth Park
Sept. 21 “Wonder Park” at Hurless Barton Park

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