2023 Summer in the City

The City of Irvine is launching a new summer event series, Summer in the City, which includes family-favorite events 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 at dusk 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 ’80s 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, 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 is designed for guests of all ages and includes a throwback to 80s favorites 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 for Movies on the Lawn and Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts 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., in Irvine. Mike Ward Community Park — Woodbridge is located at 20 Lake Road, Irvine.