OC Parks kicks off family-friendly summer concert and film series

Orange County residents attend OC Parks Summer Concert series in 2019.
(Courtesy of OC Parks)

OC Parks marked the change of the season mid-June with a screening of “The NeverEnding Story” and a performance by ‘80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack.

It’s a kickoff to the department’s free outdoor summer concert and film series scheduled every Thursday and Friday through Sept. 10.

“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 Andrew Do, chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, in a statement. “These concert and movie events provide a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to come enjoy entertainment in a beautiful, outdoor setting.”

Orange County residents attend the OC Parks Sunset Cinema Series in 2019.
(Courtesy of OC Parks)

Performance and screening locations rotate throughout Craig, Carbon Canyon, Yorba, Mason, Irvine, Laguna Niguel and Bluff parks. Concerts include Uptown Funk, Surf’s Up, the Fenians, Queen Nation, Tijuana Dogs, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sweet and Tender Hooligans, Family Style and Donavon Frankenreiter. Film screenings vary from the 1988 “Willow” to “Dolittle,” from 2020.

The family-friendly events include free parking with food and drinks available for purchase through on-site trucks and booths.

For the full schedule and COVID-19 guidelines, visit

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