May 6, 2019

Summer 2019 Free Movies and Concerts in Orange County

Orange County's long tradition of free summer movies and concerts continues this summer with blockbuster films, old classics, line dancing, high energy cover bands, and more! Whether you're looking for a one-of-a-kind date night, or a fun evening out for the family, these events are a great way to get out and connect with the local community while enjoying great entertainment, food, and more!

These are just a few of our top picks for local concert and movie series, but there are even more taking place across Orange County - take a look at your city's event calendar to see what's happening near you!

Cities are listed north to south - take a look at some of our favorite free movie and concert series in Orange County!

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Series:
Throughout the summer OC Parks offers movies in local parks across Orange County. From classics like the Princess Bride to new favorite like Incredibles 2, this summer’s lineup looks amazing!

Irvine Movies on the Lawn:
During June and July Irvine shows films at Orange County Great Park on Friday and Saturdays. Movies are projected on a big screen at the Great Park’s terraced lawn, with snacks sold on Fridays and food trucks in attendance on “Blockbuster Saturdays.” This summer’s lineup includes old favorites like The NeverEnding Story and new hits like The LEGO Movie 2.

Check out the City’s Special Events Calendar for more information:

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts:
After enjoying free movies on Friday and Saturday, drive on over to Mike Ward Community Park for free sizzlin’ concerts on Sundays July 7-Aug 11! Irvine’s 2019 lineup has a concert for everyone, with pop, country, and classic rock covers, as well as a visit from the Pacific Symphony! Pack a picnic or pick up something delicious from one of the visiting food trucks!

Huntington Beach Surfin’ Sundays:
During the summer months, treat yourself to an afternoon of surf music at the beach every Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier! This is a great way to experience the sunny summer vibes and laid-back beach life of Surf City USA! Bring friends and family and relax and enjoy together! Concerts are from 11 am to 5 pm and there will be vendors and activities in Pier Plaza as well.

Costa Mesa Concerts in the Park:
The 2019 lineup for Costa Mesa’s concerts in the park has yet to be announced, but past years have been a blast! Presented by the Costa Mesa foundation this free series features not only live music, but also activities for kids, dancing, gourmet food trucks, sponsor booths, a beer garden, and more! Show up early to enjoy the pre-show festivities at 5:00, then stay for the concert at 6:00.

Newport Beach Concerts on the Green:
Pack a picnic or pick up something delicious from one of the local food trucks and enjoy a fun evening on the Newport Beach Civic Center green! Newport Beach has four concerts scheduled this summer June 16, July 7, Aug 25, and September 15. The lineup includes local pop country group Smith and the award winning tribute band Flashback Heart Attack.

Dana Point Movies in the Park:
Movies in the park take place each Friday in June in Dana Point! Spread out on the grass at Lantern Bay Park and enjoy some free popcorn, or buy refreshments and help raise money for local schools and nonprofits! This summer’s lineup includes Mary Poppins Returns, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Christopher Robin, and Hotel Transylvania 3!
San Clemente Summer Concert Series:
Busy on the weekends? San Clemente’s summer concerts take place on Thursday nights. Come to Linda Lane Park on July 11 for country music and line dancing with the Kelly Boyz Band, or join us for a concert on the beach at the San Clemente Pier! We’ll be welcoming Wigs and Ties on August 1 and Tunnel Vision on August 15.

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