The events below are hosted and organized by the City of Irvine at the Great Park, presented by UCI Health. For a list of events hosted by other organizations at the Great Park, visit our Community Events page.
For all classes, activities, and camps offered at the Great Park, visit yourirvine.org.
New Normal: Skateboarding Now
June 4–August 27 • Great Park Gallery
Evolving out of the 1950s California surf community, skateboards brought the sensations of the water sport to the streets. New Normal: Skateboarding Now explores how the sport has contributed and expanded into fashion, film, music, and art, inspiring diverse demographics globally over the last seventy years. Visit the Exhibitions page for more info.
Deck Design: A Survey of Skateboard Evolution
June 4–August 27 • Artist Studios
Since the 1950s the skateboard has evolved both scientifically and aesthetically, meeting the needs of each generation differently. From artwork to production, each era of skateboard gave riders new abilities that helped redefine the sport. In collaboration with the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum, Deck Design: A Survey of Skateboard Evolution showcases how the skateboard has changed. Visit the Exhibitions page for more info.
Slushcult Fingerboard Sessions
Great Park Artist Studios
Sunday, June 4, 1–3 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 1–3 p.m.
Built on inclusivity and fun, Slushcult has cultivated one of the strongest communities in contemporary skateboarding by way of fingerboarding. Slushcult Fingerboard Sessions will bring these experiences to the Artist Studios and Palm Court Arts Complex at the Great Park in support of the Gallery exhibition, New Normal: Skateboarding Now. These fun and interactive events will give visitors the opportunity to fingerboard on unique mini-skate parks and experience the joy Slushcult has contributed to skateboarding. No advance registration is needed for these free, fun for all ages events.
Juneteenth Freedom Celebration
June 18 • 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Learn about Black culture as well as the history and significance of Juneteenth at our second annual Freedom Celebration at the Great Park Palm Court. This free event will feature interactive activities, local organizations, and live performances. The event is open to the public. Free parking is available on site. Food trucks will be available for visitors to purchase food. For more information, visit cityofirvine.org/juneteenth.
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