Summertime, and the livin’ is easy! Irvine is gearing up for a summer of fun with festivals, concerts and movies in the park, and a whole lot more. It can be overwhelming with the number of summer events in OC, so we are breaking it down and giving you a few of our best bets to make this summer your best one yet! Here are some of the best events coming up this summer in and around Irvine.
We’re going to start things off with the biggest party of the summer, the 2019 OC Fair. Stop by the OC Fair & Event Center anytime between July 12th and August 11th for rides, games, great food, music, live animals, demolition derbies, monster trucks, bull riding, competitions, local performers… really this list could go on for way too long so we’ll leave it at that. It’s a month of fun you won’t want to miss out on!
You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to enjoy live music this summer! From July 7th to August 11th, catch the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series for free concerts in the park every Sunday at 5:30 at Mike Ward Community Park. Every week, a new and exciting band will play everything from 80s New Wave to 70s rock ballads to today’s Top 40 hits. Catch some of the best cover bands in the country, all for free!
It’s Ron Swanson’s dream come true! This bacon celebration offers visitors a chance to try more than 40 craft beers, delicious bacon infused bourbons, and of course that crispy strip of perfection itself, bacon! Plus, your ticket entitles you to a seat for the OC Soccer Club game against the Sacramento Republic FC. Grab your tickets and head to Championship Soccer Stadium on July 27th for this bacon, bourbon, and beer bash.
For a weekend of evening fun, head to the OC Night Market in Costa Mesa! This enormous outdoor market is inspired by the open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia and is an offshoot of the famous 626 Night Market. There are hundreds of vendors, competitions, live entertainment and more that make this an event you won’t want to miss! Over the course of a weekend, you will experience OC fun like you never have before. The action happens August 23-25th.
There are plenty of opportunities to get out and celebrate OC this summer. If you do go to one of these events, be sure to share your pics with us on Facebook or Instagram. And follow our blog here for more fun in Irvine!