What to do this summer in the OC

1. Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Free Movie Mondays-Costa Mesa

During the summer, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts hosts family movie nights on select Mondays. Check out the list of movies that will be playing this summer here. These fun screenings are presented on an outside movie screen, allowing families and friends to enjoy the beautiful views of Orange County. The center screens older movies in the hopes of making old classics popular again. Guests are encouraged to bring food and enjoy a picnic of their own, but the events are also serviced by food trucks.

600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA, USA +1 714 556 2787

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2. Surf City Nights Street Fair-Huntington Beach

Every Tuesday night, the streets of Huntington Beach are flooded with people and families for a free street fair. Listen to live music performed by local street performers. From farmers and artisans, to more expensive vendors, the streets are packed with sellers and food for a fun and energetic summer night.

Main St, Huntington Beach, CA, USA +1 714 536 8300

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3. Santa Ana Art Walk

On the first Saturday of every month, the Art Walk occurs in Downtown Santa Ana. Multiple art galleries welcome families and locals to roam through these galleries and admiring local artists’ work with free admission. Outside of the galleries, vendors and other sellers line the streets, offering arts and crafts for visitors to purchase. Food vendors and live music fill the streets of Santa Ana and bring happiness on a warm summer’s day.

207 N Broadway Ave, Santa Ana, CA, USA

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4. Dana Point Summer Concert Series

The Dana Point Summer Concert Series are outdoor free summer concerts. These concerts take place throughout July and August and are held at various locations. Each concert has a different feel and vibe to it, making each event special and unique. Enjoy the beautiful views of Dana Point and the ocean while listening to some of your favorite artists. Some previous bands and artists who have performed were BOSTYX, Peaceful Easy, Fan Halen, Led ZepAgain, and winner of the Voice, Craig Wayne Boyd.

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5. Explore the Beaches of Orange County

Orange County is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in California and what’s better than having the opportunity to explore these beaches? Some of the most popular beaches are Crystal Cove State Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Corona Del Mar State Beach. These beaches can be found up and down the coast and have some of the best views, opportunities to explore, and soft white sand.

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Maddie Jacobs

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