OC Parks Announces 2021 Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema Film Series

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to announce the return of the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series. All events will include free parking with food and drink available for purchase. Spend summer evenings in a family-friendly environment with free live music and movie screenings at parks across Orange County. 

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings beginning June 24 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.  

The concert series kicks off with Flashback Heart Attack on June 24 at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton, followed by fan-favorite local artists including Uptown Funk, Surf’s Up, The Fenians, Queen Nation, and Tijuana Dogs. Free concerts continue with contemporary swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on August 5 at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, followed by the ultimate Smiths and Morrissey tribute band Sweet and Tender Hooligans, and blues and soul and rock band Family Style. Donavon Frankenreiter will close out the 2021 OC Parks Summer Concert Series at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. 

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings family-friendly movies to the big screen at regional parks on Friday nights starting June 18. Enjoy a screening under the stars at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. 

Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy recent favorites and popular classics throughout the summer. The event sites open at 6 p.m. and the movies begin at approximately 8 p.m. after sundown. 

Friday night films kick off on Friday, June 18 and include the following: The NeverEnding Story (1984), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Independence Day (1996), Dolittle (2020), The Sandlot (1993), Toy Story 4 (2019), Willow (1988),The Lion King (2019), The Mighty Ducks (1992), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Hook (1991), Dolphin Tale (2011), and The Little Mermaid (1989). 

“The County of Orange and OC Parks are thrilled to be able to present the summer concert and movie series in person once again,” said Supervisor Andrew Do, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “These concert and movie events provide a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to come enjoy entertainment in a beautiful, outdoor setting.”

OC Parks Summer Concert Series and OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series are entirely outdoors and will be held in accordance with the most current guidance from State and local health agencies. All events are open to the public of all ages and free to attend with free parking. Food trucks and booths will be available for delicious bites and beverages. Gather friends and family and enjoy free concerts and movie screenings this summer with OC Parks.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.)

Date: June 24

Concert: Flashback Heart Attack @ Craig Regional Park

Date: July 1

Concert: Uptown Funk @ Craig Regional Park

Date: July 8

Concert: Surf’s Up @ Mason Regional Park

Date: July 15

Concert: The Fenians @ Mason Regional Park

Date: July 22

Concert: Queen Nation @ Irvine Regional Park

Date: July 29

Concert: Tijuana Dogs @ Irvine Regional Park

Date: August 5

Concert: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Mile Square Regional Park 

Date: August 12 

Concert: Sweet and Tender Hooligans @ Mile Square Regional Park 

Date: August 19

Concert: Family Style @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Date: August 26

Concert: Donavon Frankenreiter @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Movie Series

Friday nights, 6 p.m. (Event starts at 6 p.m., movie begins at sunset)

Date: June 18

Movie: TheNeverEnding Story (1984) @ Craig Regional Park

Date: June 25

Movie: How to Train Your Dragon (2010) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Date: July 2

Movie: Independence Day (1996) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Date: July 9

Movie: Dolittle (2020) @ Yorba Regional Park 

Date: July 16

Movie: The Sandlot (1993) @ Yorba Regional Park 

Date: July 23

Movie: Toy Story 4 (2019) @ Mason Regional Park 

Date: July 30

Movie: Willow (1988) @ Mason Regional Park

Date: August 6

Movie: The Lion King (2019) @ Irvine Regional Park 

Date: August 13

Movie: The Mighty Ducks (1992) @ Irvine Regional Park 

Date: August 20

Movie: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Date: August 27

Movie: Hook (1991) Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Date: September 3

Movie: Dolphin Tale (2011) @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Date: September 10

Movie: The Little Mermaid (1989) @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Credit: OC Parks.

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