Irvine Summer Drive-In Series Brings Safe Summer Fun to the Community

Summer Drive-In Series
Monday, June 15, 2020

Enjoy movies and concerts in the park – with a twist – during the Irvine Summer Drive-In Series. This series of modified events brings the community together while safely following social distance guidelines. The Summer Drive-In Series features movies on the big screen and live concerts at the Orange County Great Park in drive-in format every Saturday this August. Park your cars, bring a picnic basket, or plan to purchase treats from gourmet food trucks.

“We are excited to bring a drive-in concept to our signature summer events,” Irvine Mayor Christina L. Shea said. “This format allows us to come together and celebrate summer in a safe and responsible manner.”

Space for this special event is limited, and guests must register in advance. The drive-in will be set up in parking lot 2 at the Great Park: Concert gates open at 4:30 p.m. and start at 5:30 p.m.; movie gates open at 6:45 p.m. and movies begin after sunset, approximately 8:15 p.m. Guests will be able to listen through amplified sound or tune in through their car radios via a special FM station for the events.

Summer Drive-In Series Schedule

  • Saturday, August 1: Southland Mega Groove concert (Rocking the Decades), with an intermission performance by Irvine High School Youth Team Akustikoff finalists Haley Tran & Nathan Nguyen

  • Saturday, August 8: The Secret Life of Pets 2 movie screening (Rated PG)

  • Saturday, August 15: Tijuana Dogs concert (Dance Party Rock), with an intermission performance by Irvine High School Youth Team Akustikoff winner Ana Carvalho

  • Saturday, August 22: Sonic the Hedgehog movie screening (Rated PG)

  • Saturday, August 29: Yachty by Nature concert (Groovy Soft Rock)

Due to limited space available, these events are open to Irvine residents only. Admission is free and advanced registration is required. Tickets will be available at beginning July 1.

The Orange County Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd., in Irvine. For more information, visit or call 949-724-6606.