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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

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.

  • (SOTG) Sunday, May 21, 2023 | 6:00 PM – Mission Viejo Pavion Park
  • (SOTG) Saturday, May 27, 2023 | 1:00 PM – Costa Mesa Senior Center
  • (SOTG) Sunday, June 18, 2023 | 7:00 PM – Costa Mesa Balearic Community Center
  • (SOTG) Friday, June 23, 2023 | 6:00 PM – Laguna Hills Sports Complex
  • (SOTG) Saturday, June 24, 2023 | 6:30 PM – Mission Viejo Sycamore Park
  • (SOTG) Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 10:30 AM – Ladera Ranch Osa Grande Park
  • (SITC) Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 7 PM – Mike Ward Community Park Woodbridge
  • (SITC) Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 7 PM – Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green
  • (SITC) Sunday, August 6, 2023 | 7 PM – Aitken Arts Plaza at Musco Center
  • (SOTG) Saturday, October 7 – San Juan Capistrano Los Rios Park

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.

  • June 11 – Stone Soul
  • June 25 – Undercover Live
  • July 16 – Common Sense
  • July 30 – Tijuana Dogs
  • August 13 – Flashback Heart Attack

Anaheim Concerts In The Canyon

Free summer concerts in the park with food available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.

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

  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27

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

  • August 3
  • August 10

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

  • August 12 – Santanaways
  • August 19 – Trinity
  • August 26 – Britishmania

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

2023 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.

  • 2023 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.

  • Wednesdays, June 28 – August 2, 2023

Costa Mesa Summer Concerts In The Park

The 2023 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.

  • 2023 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 2023

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.

Summer Concert Schedule:

  • 2023 TBA

Cypress Summer Concerts On The Green

Summer 2023 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. 2023 Concerts run June 23-August 11.

  • June 23 – Family Style
  • June 30 – Salute To America: 80z Allstars
  • July 7 – Chico
  • July 14 – Electric Vinyl
  • July 21 – Tom Jones Tribute
  • July 28 – Like Totally Fer Sure
  • August 4 – Silver Lining
  • August 11 – Voodoo Sindicate

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. 2023 schedule:

  • July 9
  • July 16
  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 13

Fountain Valley Concerts In The Park

The 2023 Fountain Valley summer concert series will be held every Thursday in July at FV Sports Park (16400 Brookhurst St) from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 

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

2023 Dates TBD

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.

  • June 22 – LAvation (Garden Grove Park)
  • June 29 – Yachty By Nature (Downtown Main Street)
  • July 13 – Tijuana Dogs (Eastgate Park)
  • July 20 – Britain’s Finest (Eastgate Park)
  • July 27 – Smith (Eastgate Park)
  • August 3 – Stevie Nicks Illusion (Eastgate Park)

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 25 – HBCB
  • July 2 – HB Symphony Orchestra
  • July 9 – Surf’s Up
  • July 16 – Gem City Jazz Cats
  • July 23 – Orange county Concert Band
  • July 30 – Navy Band Southwest Jazz Combo
  • August 6 – Bones West
  • August 13 –  HBCB
  • August 20 – Wise Guys Big Band

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 16
  • May 21
  • June 25
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 10
  • October 8

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.

  • Saturday, July 22 — Acme Time Machine • 50s, 60s & More
  • Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 7 p.m. – Pacific Symphony concert
  • Saturday, August 5 — Tijuana Dogs • Top 40 Hits
  • Saturday, August 12 — Dance Party Event – 80s DJ & Live Band: Neon Nation
  • Saturday, August 19 —  DW3 • Soul, R&B & Old School Funk

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, beginning May 2023. 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 and the World Music Series is in June.

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.

  • Friday, June 9, 2023 – Fooz Fighters
  • Friday, June 23, 2023 – Yachty By Nature
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Joey Rydel’s Elton John Experience
  • Friday, July 21, 2023 – Fan Halen
  • Friday, August 11, 2023 – Get Nervous
  • Friday, September 8, 2023 – 90s Rock Show
  • Friday, September 22, 2023 – Twisted Gypsy

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.

Lake Forest Summer Concerts

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

  • Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Jumping Jack Flash – Rolling Stones Tribute
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023 – Tijuana Dogs – Rock / Dance / Party Band
  • Saturday, August 26, 2023 – The 90’s Rock Show – Featuring a Classic Car Show

La Palma Summer Concerts

The City of La Palma is partnering with the Community Activities and Beautification Committee to present the 2023 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

  • July 8 – United Party Heroes
  • July 15 – Acme Time Machine
  • July 22 – Classic Journey
  • July 29 – Pulp Vixen
  • August 5 – Stone Soul

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

  • June 15 – Redneck Rodeo
  • June 22 – Who’s Zepplin
  • June 29 – Britian’s Finest
  • July 13 – Red Hot Tribute

Concerts In The Park

  • July 20 – Woodie & The Longboards (Little Cottonwood Park)
  • July 27 – Kayln & The New Frontier Band (Orville R. Lewis Jr. Park)
  • August 3 – Journey Through Time (Little Cottonwood Park)
  • August 10 – Knyght Ryder (Orville R Lewis Jr. Park)

Pre-Summer Concerts on Florista & Pine:

  • April 20 – The Emperors
  • April 27 – The Smith Band
  • May 4 – 90’s Rockshow
  • May 11 – Knyght Ryder

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.

  • Friday, June 30, 2023 – Pop Vision
  • Friday, July 14, 2023 – Bruno and the Hooligans

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.

  • July 23 – The Sully Band
  • August 20 – Tijuana Dogs
  • September 17 – Boys Of Summer

Concerts will also be held at Marina Park:

  • October 15 – Tiffany Dennis & Cruise Control

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. 

  • June 22 – Paco Versaiiles at Craig Regional Park
  • June 29 – Craig Regional Park
  • July 6 – The Rembrandts at Irvine Regional Park
  • July 13 – Ozomatli at Irvine Regional Park
  • July 20 – No Duh at Mason Regional Park
  • July 27 – FlashPants at Mason Regional Park
  • August 3 – The English Beat at Mile Square Regional Park
  • August 10 – The Aquabats! at Mile Square Regional Park
  • August 17 – Queen Nation at Bluff Park Salt Creek Beach
  • August 24 – Flashback Heart Attack at Bluff Park Salt Creek Beach

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.

  • June 14, 2023 – Suave
  • June 21, 2023 – Pop Vinyl
  • June 28, 2023 – Past Action Heroes
  • July 12, 2023 – Fabulous Yachtmen
  • July 19, 2023 – Echo Love Chamber
  • July 26, 2023 – Amanda Castro Band
  • August 2, 2023 – 90’s Rock Show
  • August 9, 2023 – Stone Soul

Orange County Great Park Summer Concerts

Come to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine for Summer concerts. Concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. The Great Park concerts are limited in space. Admission is free, but registration is required to receive an admission ticket. Preferred picnic circle seating is $10 and VIP picnic circle seating is $20. Currently scheduled concerts:

  • 2023 TBA

Placentia Concerts In The Park

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

  • July 13 –  Hit Me 90’s, 90’s Music 
  • July 20 – Jimmy Buffet, Jimmy Buffet Tribute 
  • July 27 – Kelly Boyz, Country 
  • August 3 – OC3, Classic Rock 
  • August 10 – Soto Band, Latin
  • August 17 – Taste of Placentia hosted by Chamber of Commerce, Family Style Band 

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.

  • June 23
  • August 18

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:

  • June 3, 2023 – Familiar Faces
  • July 8, 2023 – Gold Rush Country
  • August 12, 2023 – The Emperors
  • September 19, 2023 – Stone Soul

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!

  • July 6, 2023 – Yachty by Nature
  • July 13, 2023 – Kelly Boys Band
  • July 27, 2023 – Paging the 90’s
  • August 3, 2023 – 80z All Stars
  • August 17, 2023 – Tunnel Vision

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.

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.

  • July 5 – LAvation
  • July 12 – Steven Cade
  • July 19 – OC3
  • July 26 – Strange Days
  • August 2 – Redneck Rodeo
  • August 9 – Emperors

Silverado Summer Concert Series

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

  • May 20, 2023
  • June 17, 2023
  • July 15, 2023
  • August 19, 2023
  • September 16, 2023

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 14 – August 2, 2023 at Peppertree Park, 6PM to 8PM.

The District at Tustin Legacy


Villa Park Free Concert In The Park

Friday, July 21, 2023

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.

  • July 16 – Blue Breeze Band
  • July 23 – Daniel Bonte & The Bona Fide
  • July 30 – Twisted Gypsy
  • August 6 – 4 Alarm Band
  • August 13 – The OC3
  • August 20 – The Reflexx

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.