Outdoor Summer Concerts and Movies in Orange County

Posted June 09, 2014 by Amy Taylor

Summer will officially be here on June 21, but the summer fun at Orange County's finest parks and beaches starts now! Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and catch a movie or concert in the park or on the sand. It's a family affair, with many of the locations offering activities for the kids before the movie, and concessions for purchase as well as gourmet food trucks. Here are some of the most popular locations hosting movies and concerts this summer:

Movies in the Park

Brea, Arovista Park
Elm & Sievers St.

  • When: Friday nights (July 11-August 15), 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Parking & Admission are Free
  • What to bring: Blankets and low-back chairs to sit on. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Movie snacks and food are available for purchase.
  • More info.

Irvine, Orange County Great Park 
Marine Way & Sand Canyon on the Terraced Lawn

  • When: Fridays & Saturdays (May 31-July 12), 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • What to bring: Beach chair, blanket & snacks
  • More info.

Dana Point, Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern Rd.

  • When: Every Friday in June, 8-10 p.m.
  • Cost: Free (admission & popcorn!)
  • What to bring: Blankets and chairs. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
  • More info. 

Lake Forest, Cherry Park 
22651 Cherry Ave.

  • When: Fridays (June 20, July 11, August 1, August 8, August 15) 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free 
  • What to bring: Blankets and chairs. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
  • More info.

Summer Concert Series

Brea, City Hall Park 
401 S. Brea Blvd.

  • When: Wednesday nights (July & August), 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • What to bring: Blankets or chairs and snacks. Tri-tip sandwiches, ice cold drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase.
  • More info. 

Fullerton, Fullerton Sports Complex
560 E. Silver Pine St.

  • When: Wednesdays (July 9-August 6), 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free (admission & parking)
  • What to bring: Blankets/beach chairs to sit on. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Movie snacks and food are available for purchase. There will also be a free arts & crafts booth for the kids.
  • More info. 

Huntington Beach, Pier Plaza
315 Pacific Coast Highway - PCH & Main St

  • When: Sundays (July 13, August 10, September 14, October 5) 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • What to bring: Hats & sunscreen!
  • More info. 

Newport Beach, Civic Center
100 Civic Center Dr.

  • When: Sundays (June 22, July 6, August 17, September 7) 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • What to bring: Blankets and beach chairs, and a picnic dinner if you wish.
  • More info.

Orange, Hart Park Band Shell
22 FWY & Glassel St.

  • When: Wednesdays (June 25 - August 13), 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • What to bring: Blankets and lawn chairs, and a picnic if you wish. Food will be available for purchase. No pets, please.
  • More info.

San Clemente, San Clemente Pier 
611 Avenida Victoria

  • When: June 6, July 31, August 14, August 28, 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • What to bring: Blankets and beach chairs.
  • More info.

Costa Mesa, Fairview Park
2525 Placentia Ave.

  • When: Tuesdays in July, 5:30-7:45 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • What to bring: Blankets and lawn chairs. There will be activities for the kids, gourmet food trucks, a beer & wine garden, drawings and community booths.
  • More info.

Movies on the Beach

Newport, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort 
1131 Back Bay Dr.

  • When: Fridays (May 24-August 30), 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 parking, free admission
  • What to bring: Blankets, jackets & beach chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase
  • More info. 
 

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