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Free Summer Concerts

With summer comes exciting outdoor events in warm and sunny Orange County. There are a variety of summer concert series at parks and other venues around the county so that family and friends can gather, enjoy a picnic, and dance away the evening. Here are some Orange County Summer Concerts you won’t want to miss.

Free Summer Concerts

See our free outdoor movies in the park list too!

Pacific Symphony Symphony in the Cities & Symphony on the Go!

Pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair or blanket and gather the family for an evening of free music. Symphony in the Cities (SITC) brings music and entertainment to local parks each year. Symphony on the Go! (SOTG) is a brightly-wrapped traveling stage on wheels bringing a mobile community concert experience.

*2024 Dates TBA


Aliso Viejo Community Association Summer Concerts

Live summer concerts at the Grand Park Town Center Amphitheater (6101 City Lights Drive) from 5:30 -7:30 PM.

  • 2024 TBA

Anaheim Concerts In The Canyon

2024 Free summer concerts in the park, presented by Disneyland, will have food available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.

Thursdays at 6:30PM at Ronald Reagan Park (945 S. Weir Canyon Road, Anaheim)

  • June 27, 2024 – TBA
  • July 11 –
  • July 18 –
  • July 25 –

Thursdays at 6:30PM at Maxwell Park (2650 W Broadway, Anaheim)

  • August 1 – TBA

National Night Out Concert at Modjeska Park (1331 S Nutwood St., Anaheim)

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024 | 7PM – TBA

Saturdays at 7:00PM at Pearson Park Amphitheatre (401 N. Lemon Street, Anaheim)

  • August 3 – Anything For Salinas Band
  • August 10 – Santanaways
  • August 17 – Britishmania
  • August 24 – Catch A Wave

More 2024 Pearson Park Fun featuring art, music and dance on Friday Nights at 6:30 PM:

  • June 14 – Buster Balloon & Psychic Magic and comedy show
  • June 21 – Kids Imagination Nation
  • June 28 – Le Polynesia
  • July 12 – Hikari Taiko Drummers & Ling’s Dance Academy
  • July 19 – Anaheim Ballet
  • July 26 – Baile Y Canto

MUZEO Concerts

California Jammin’ features free, outdoor performances in the museum courtyard.

  • 2024 TBA

Balboa Island Concerts In The Park

Balboa Island Concerts in the Park are held at Balboa Park on Agate Avenue on Friday nights from 6PM to 8PM, August 5th through September 2nd.


Brea Concerts In The Park

2024 concerts in the park are held on Wednesday nights at City Hall Park (401 S. Brea Blvd.) during July and August. All shows will begin at 6:30PM. Event will include vendors selling food and refreshments.

  • 2024 TBA

Buena Park Summer Concerts

Buena Park Summer Concerts take place on Wednesday Nights at Boisseranc Park located at 7520 Dale Street. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.

Concerts run every Wednesday. There will be a twilight swim and kids zone, plus food trucks and community vendors will be onsite beginning at 6PM.

All concerts will be livestreamed on the Buena Park YouTube and Facebook pages.

  • July 3, 2024
  • July 10 – TBA
  • July 17 –
  • July 24 –
  • July 31 –
  • August 7 –

Costa Mesa Summer Concerts In The Park

The 2024 Costa Mesa Summer Concert In The Park will be held at Fairview Park, located at 2525 Placentia Avenue. The live music begins at 6:00 p.m. but come early as there are other activities that begin at 5:00 p.m. including food trucks, kids activities, and a beer and wine garden.

  • 2024 TBA

Concerts At The Camp

The Camp OC
2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thursdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Not Scheduled for 2024

Support local businesses by picking up dinner or snacks from restaurants at The Camp to enjoy in your vehicles/parking spots during the show. Parking is first-come first-serve.


Cypress Summer Concerts On The Green

Summer 2024 Concerts will be held at Civic Center Green
5275 Orange Avenue
Fridays at 6:00 PM
Concessions will be available for purchase from food trucks on site. 2024 Concerts run June – August.

  • 2024 TBA

Dana Point Concerts In The Park

Live music is on at Sea Terrace Park on PCH and Niguel Road at 33501 Niguel Road. Concerts will be held behind the Dana Point Library. Concerts start at 3PM. 2024 schedule:

  • 2024 TBA

Fountain Valley Concerts In The Park

The 2024 Fountain Valley summer concert series will be held select Thursdays in July at FV Sports Park (16400 Brookhurst St) from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 

  • July 11 –
  • July 18 –
  • July 25 –

Fullerton Summer Concerts In The Park

Fullerton Sports Complex – 560 E. Silver Pine
Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Food trucks will be available to purchase food

2024 TBA


Garden Grove Summer Concert Series

The Garden Grove Summer Concert Series will be held at Eastgate Park located at 12001 St. Mark Street and Garden Grove Park, located at 9301 Westminster Blvd. Concerts will take place Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. High school students will compete to win the title of the Voice of Garden Grove before each concert at 6PM. Food will be available to purchase from vendors. Lineup to be announced.

  • 2024 TBA

Huntington Beach Peter’s Landing Summer Concerts

Peter’s Landing in Huntington Beach will be hosting free summer concerts in the park on Fridays from 5PM to 8PM and Saturdays from 12PM to 3PM. The concert series kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend and runs through September 5th. See the full lineup here.


Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series

Sunday in the park concerts are held at the Thomas Ridley Central Park Concert Bandstand behind the Central Library. Concerts begin at 5PM. Enjoy free dance lessons before the concert at 4:15.

  • June 23, 2024 – HBCB
  • June 30 – Air Force Band Of The Golden West
  • July 7 – Golden West Pops
  • July 14 – Long Beach Community Band
  • July 21 – Nutty
  • July 28 – Surf’s Up
  • August 4 – Bones West
  • August 11 – Wise Guys Big Band
  • August 18 – Huntington Beach Concert Band
  • August 25 – OC Groove

Huntington Beach Surfin’ Sundays Concerts

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
11AM – 6PM

Select Sundays at Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier will feature concerts throughout the day plus vendors and activities.

  • April 14, 2024
  • June 23, 2024
  • July 14, 2024
  • August 18, 2024
  • September 29, 2024
  • October 13, 2024

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts

Free family-friendly concerts in the park, held at Mike Ward Community Park in Woodbridge. Bring a picnic or purchase food from one of the on-site food trucks. General seating is available for free. Preferred and VIP seating is available for a fee.

  • July 27, 2024
  • August 10, 2024
  • August 17, 2024

Irvine Jazz in the Palm Court

This free, family-friendly event series features gifted, local jazz musicians.

  • Saturday, February 17, 1–3 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 9, 1–3 p.m. 
  •  Saturday, April 20, 1–3 p.m. 

Irvine Trade Marketplace Summer Concerts

Visit Trade Marketplace for shopping and dining, and stay for the live entertainment. Free summer concerts will be hosted on the last Saturday of the month all summer long, 2024 TBA. Concerts will run from 6PM – 8PM.


Laguna Beach Music In The Park

Laguna Beach Music In The Park will take place on Sunday evenings during July and August. Live music will be played from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Bluebird Park located at 798 Bluebird Canyon Drive. Musical guests are announced in June. Sunset Serenades are on Fridays in May/September and the World Music Series is in June.

  • 2024 TBA

Laguna Niguel Concerts In The Park

Laguna Niguel Summer Concert Series takes place on select Fridays June through September from 6:30 – 8PM. The concerts will be held at Crown Valley Park Amphitheater located at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway. A shuttle service is available from City Hall at 30111 Crown Valley Parkway. Dinner and dessert will be available for purchase from food trucks on location beginning at 6:00 p.m.

  • 2024 TBA

La Habra Concerts In The Park

Portola Park
301 S. Euclid St., La Habra
Thursday Nights, 7-8:30 PM

The La Habra concerts in the park include music, food trucks, and fun family activities.

  • 2024 TBA

Lake Forest Summer Concerts

The Lake Forest Summer Concert Series takes place on select Saturdays. All concerts begin at 5:30PM.

  • 2024 TBA

La Palma Summer Concerts

The City of La Palma is partnering with the Community Activities and Beautification Committee to present the 2024 summer Concerts in the Park series. Saturdays In The Park is a series of concerts featuring musical tribute bands that play the best tunes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Bring your family and friends and a picnic to enjoy an evening of music in the park. Free parking and admission. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

All La Palma Concerts will be held on select Saturday evenings in July and August (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) at the Central Park Amphitheater – 7821 Walker Street, CA, 90623

  • 2024 TBA

Los Alamitos Summer Concert Series

The City of Los Alamitos is hosting free concerts! Bring your own blankets and chairs! Food will be available to purchase from food trucks and local restaurants. Thursday night concerts are from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.

Concerts On Pine Street – 10932 Pine Street

  • 2024 TBA

Concerts In The Park

  • 2024 TBA

Pre-Summer Concerts on Florista & Pine:

  • 2024 TBA

Mission Viejo Concerts on the Green

Free Friday night concerts will be held at NPM-Village Green (24932 Veterans Way) from 6 to 8 PM. Events will include bounce houses, gourmet food trucks, and beer and wine. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy music and fun.

  • 2024 TBA

Newport Beach Concerts On The Green

The Newport Beach Summer Concerts On The Green is presented by the City Arts Commission. The Newport concerts are held once a month during the summer at the Newport Beach Civic Center located at 100 Civic Center Drive. Concerts are 6PM – 7:30PM. Gourmet food trucks will be available to purchase food, or bring a picnic dinner.

  • 2024 TBA

Concerts will also be held at Marina Park:

  • 2024 TBA

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

The OC Parks Summer Concert Series is a series of 10 free concerts that take place at multiple locations throughout the summer. The free concerts take place on Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. from June  – September. The music will begin at 6:00 PM. The parks that will offer the summer concerts are Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, and Salt Creek Beach. 

  • 2024 TBA

Orange Concerts in the Park

The City of Orange will host concerts in the park from July – August. Summer concerts take place every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Concerts will be held at the Hart Park Bandshell located at 701 S. Glassell Street.

  • 2024 TBA

Orange County Great Park Summer Dance Party

Come to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine for a Summer dance party. The family friendly event is a throwback with a DJ playing 80s jams and live music. Food Trucks will be available for refreshments. The event is free.

  • July 11, 2024 | 6PM – 9:30PM

Placentia Concerts In The Park

Tri City Park – 2301 N Kraemer Blvd., Placentia
Concerts begin at 6:30 PM

  •  2024 TBA

Rancho Santa Margarita Summer Concerts

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is hosting summer concerts at Central Park at 30824 La Miranda. Attendees are invited to bring blankets, low back lawn chairs, and picnics to enjoy the show.

  • July 7, 2024
  • July 14, 2024
  • July 21, 2024
  • July 28, 2024
  • August 4, 2024
  • August 11, 2024

Rossmoor Family Festival At Rush Park

Rush Park
3001 Blume Dr., Rossmoor
Free admission
2PM – 8PM

Come out for family fun this summer and enjoy live music, some of Orange County’s favorite food trucks, a kids carnival area, and craft vendors. Here’s the summer lineup:

  • 2024 TBA

San Clemente Music On The Meadows

Bring your chairs and blankets and join Music on the Meadows. Select Thursdays at 6 pm you can enjoy LIVE music, great food, and time with friends and family in the fresh summer air!

  • June 27, 2024
  • July 11, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • July 25, 2024
  • August 8, 2024

San Juan Summer Nights

San Juan Capistrano summer concerts in the park are held at the Historic Town Center Park located at 31852 El Camino Real. The events include live music, dancing, local restaurants, business expo vendors, children’s activities, beer, and wine. Concerts are on the third Wednesday evening of the month from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. from June through September. Please leave your pets at home.

  • 2024 TBA

Santa Ana Fairhaven Memorial Park

2024 TBA, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Free Summer Concert with James King featuring songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The event area opens at 3:30pm in front of Fairhaven’s Historic Mausoleum.


Seal Beach Summer Concert Series

The Seal Beach summer concerts will take place on Wednesday evenings near the pier at Eisenhower Park. Concerts run from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy the sand, surf, and the sounds of summer.

  • 2024 TBA

Silverado Summer Concert Series

See live music at the Silverado Fairgrounds & Community Center from May to September every third Saturday night of the month.

  • 2024 TBA

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Enjoy free acoustic performances on the Porch at the Ranch daily from 4PM – 8PM. Admission is free and drinks are available for purchase. Check their calendar for a complete list of artists and updates.


Tustin Free Concerts In The Park

The free concert series takes place every Wednesday from June 12 – July 31, 2024 at Peppertree Park (230 W First Street), 6PM to 8PM.

  • 2024 TBA

The District at Tustin Legacy

TBA


Villa Park Free Concert In The Park

2024 TBA

The Villa Park Community Services Foundation presents a free summer concert every year. Come out to the Villa Park High School Amphitheater to see 80’s Daze, an 80’s cover band.

See our guide for what to bring to a concert.


Yorba Linda Summer Concerts In The Park

Hurless Barton Park
4601 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda
5:30 – 7:30PM

Sunday Nights are for free summer concerts! Bring a picnic and some blankets and chairs.

  • 2024 TBA

Nixon Library Sunday Concert Series

Year round concerts are generally held Sundays and are free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30 pm, and the music begins at 2:00 pm unless otherwise noted. 


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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.