2023 Summer in the City

Please note: Due to tropical storm weather caused by Hurricane Hilary, the City of Irvine is canceling the Sizzlin' Summer Concert at Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge on Saturday, August 19. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution in an effort to keep the community, performers, and event staff safe.

The City of Irvine is launching a new summer event series, Summer in the City. This exciting series will feature a variety of family-favorite activities, including Movies on the Lawn and Sizzlin' Summer Concerts, throughout June, July, and August. The series culminates with a brand new event — a fun for all ages, festive Summer Dance Party featuring live music. 

Movies on the Lawn:

The community is invited to the Great Park Terraced Lawn for an outdoor family movie night on the big screen. Bring low-back chairs, blankets and a picnic, or purchase tasty treats from gourmet food trucks and a snack bar. Guests can arrive early with food trucks available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Movies begin after sunset and are weather permitting.

  • Saturday, June 24 — Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (PG)
  • Saturday, July 8 — Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (PG)
  • Saturday, July 15 —  Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)

Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts:

Enjoy family-friendly concerts at Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge covering a variety of musical tastes from country rock and dance hits to classic soul and orchestra music. Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Guests can bring picnic-style treats or purchase snacks from gourmet food trucks.

  • Saturday, July 22 — Acme Time Machine • 50s, 60s & More
  • Saturday, July 29 — Symphony in the Cities • Family Activities and Symphony Concert 
  • Saturday, August 5 — Tijuana Dogs • Top 40 Hits
  • Saturday, August 19 —  DW3 • Soul, R&B & Old School Funk

Summer Dance Party:

The new Summer Dance Party event serves as the grand finale of the Summer in the City series. This family-friendly party, held at the Great Park from 6 to 9:30 p.m., is designed for guests of all ages. It will be a throwback to 80s favorites with DJ and live music. Food trucks will be available on site to purchase snacks and drinks.

  • August 12 — 80s DJ & Live Band: Neon Nation

All Summer in the City events are free (no tickets or pre-registration required). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests should bring low-back chairs and blankets; layered clothing is recommended.

The Great Park Terraced Lawn and Hangar 244 are located at 8000 Great Park Blvd. Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge is located at 20 Lake Road.