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Things to Do in Irvine this Summer

Looking to explore the outdoors? Cheer on the OC Soccer Club? Whatever you are looking to do this summer, Irvine has you covered. Check out these suggested three day itineraries that can be made into one and two day itineraries depending on how much time you will have in Irvine.



Giant Blue Whale Migration
Hundreds of Blue Whales migrate each year to the waters off Newport Beach.
Now through October

Dusk til Dawn (exhibit)
Featuring work from award-winning painters depicting the California landscape at night or when the sun is setting or rising.
July 1-September 28

Walt and the Flying Bull (exhibit)
Details a brief history of Disney Insignia Art and features original artwork inspired by World War II and created by contemporary artists working for Walt Disney Productions.
July-August 13

Melon Tours
Take a wagon ride tour of the 30-acre Tanaka Farms. See how fruits and vegetables grow, get a taste of fresh melons and pick your own.

OC Soccer Club
vs. Portland Timbers 2
July 1

Movies on the Lawn
Family-favorite movies on the outdoor big screen at Orange County Great Park, featuring The LEGO Batman Movie.
July 1

Fiddler on the Roof
The story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives.
July 1, 2, 8, 9

Meditative Yoga & Meadow Walk
Relaxing combination of hiking and yoga in Bommer Canyon.
July 3; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 6, 13, 20, 27

Fourth of July Celebration
Patriotic fun featuring a parade through the museum, an Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty fashion show, a star-spangled science lesson, and a sparkling craft to take home.
July 3

Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival
Enjoy gourmet food trucks, Color Guard presentation of the Colors, activities for the kids, a live music performance and fireworks.
July 4

New Swan Shakespeare Festival - The Tempest
A story of shipwreck and magic, The Tempest begins on a ship caught in a violent storm with Alonso, the king of Naples, on board.
July 6, 8, 13, 15, 19, 22, 23, 27, 28; August 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25, 31; September 2

OC Parks Summer Concert Series
The concert series moves on to Mason Regional Park with Rolling Stones tribute band Hollywood Stones and Journey tribute band Open Arms and ‘80s sensation Flashback Heart Attack.
July 6, 13

Full Moon Hike
Experience the serenity of a moonlit night in Bommer Canyon.
July 7; August 6

New Swan Shakespeare Festival - Taming of the Shrew
A nobleman plays a trick on a beggar, Christopher Sly, treating Sly as if he is a nobleman who has lost his memory.
July 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 21, 26, 29, 30; August 3, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30; September 1

OC Soccer Club
vs. Phoenix Rising FC
July 8

Distance Hike
Venture deep in the Irvine backcountry, for a challenging and beautiful adventure in Quail Hill Preserve.
July 8

Sizzlin' Summer Concerts
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of music in Mike Ward Community Park. 
July 16, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13

Mid-Week Hike
Enjoy the views and a little quiet time in Irvine's beautiful Quail Hill.
July 12; August 2, 23; September 20

MenAlive: The Royals
Tribute to the true greats of music. Hear from the King of Pop Michael Jackson and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. And Carole King, Nat "King" Cole and Queen B(eyonce)!
July 14, 15

Walking & Hiking in the Outdoors
Course will focus on trail safety, etiquette, and basic hiking principles.
July 15

Mountain Bike Ride
Moderate-paced mountain bike tour through the picturesque hills of Bommer and Shady Canyons.
July 15; August 19; September 16

Wilderness Access Day
Enjoy self-guided access in the southern portion of Irvine's Open Space Preserve, Bommer Canyon.
July 15; August 19; September 16

Concerts on the Green
Concordia University presents Ivan Rutherford and one of Southern California's hardest working high energy bands, the Morgan Leigh Band.
July 16, 23

Morning Trek
A seven and a half mile hike through Quail Hill, once part of the historic Irvine cattle ranch.
July 20; August 31

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.
July 21-August 21

OC Soccer Club
vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
July 22

Shakespeare's Fool
Performed by Jason Feddy's energetic, acoustic guitar driven trio, along with world class actors, Shakespeare's words come to life for today's audiences.
July 25

OC Soccer Club
vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 
July 29

OC Soccer Club
vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
August 8

OC Soccer Club
vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
August 15

OC Soccer Club

vs. Phoenix Rising FC
August 18

Exploring Bommer: Our Canyons are Diverse Interpretive Hike
Learn about biodiversity, its importance in our local ecosystem, our unique climate, and why our region is so special when it comes to our native plants and wildlife.
August 19

OC Soccer Club

vs. OKC Energy FC
August 25

Birthday Bash Weekend

Celebrate 8 fun years of OC kids and grown-ups learning through PLAY at Pretend City Children's Museum!
August 25-29

Splash-In Movie & Recreation Swim
Grab your swimsuit, floatie and family, and come on down while Moana plays on the big screen.
August 26

OC Soccer Club
vs. Reno 1868 FC
September 2

Labor Day Celebration at Pretend City Children's Museum
September 4

Mid-Week Hike

Recharge your batteries with a refreshing mid-week hike through Bommer Canyon.
September 6

OC Soccer Club

vs. Swope Park Rangers
September 9

Distance Hike

A challenging and beautiful adventure during a 14-mile hike through Bommer Canyon.
September 9

Day of Remembrance at Pretend City Children's Museum
September 11

OC Soccer Club

vs. San Antonio FC
September 13

Exploring Bommer: Life on the Ranch

Explore the newly renovated corral in Bommer Canyon, discover what life was like on the ranch, when cowboys and cattle roamed the hills, and round-ups occurred in the Cattle Camp.
September 16

Rosh Hashana Celebration at Pretend City Children's Museum
September 21

Irvine Global Village Festival
More than 100 musical, dance and demonstration performances; international cuisine; a Kids Village with crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace.
September 23

Morning Trek
Seven-mile loop through Bommer Canyon, once part of the historic Irvine cattle ranch where corrals and ranch equipment still stand.
September 28

Yom Kippur Celebration at Pretend City Children's Museum 
September 30 

Certified Farmers Markets
Featuring fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment.
Sundays - Orange County Great Park
Tuesdays - Irvine Regional Park
Saturdays - Mariners Church

University of California, Irvine Sports Schedule Go Anteaters!

Explore the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks 


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