OC Parks Free Concerts

We’re always on the look out for free and fun things to do as a family. And although Summer is wrapping up as back to school times loom closer, there is still lots of fun to be had.

The County of Orange and OC Parks OC Parks invite the public to celebrate summer outdoors with the OC Parks Summer Concert Series. All concerts are free to the public and offer free parking. Food trucks and Ruby’s Diner will be offering food for purchase at each event. The Lagunitas beer and wine garden will be available to those 21 and over. Gather friends and family, bring a blanket and a beach chair and enjoy free live music under the summer sky with OC Parks.

The OC parks Summer Concert Series continues with free live music from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Matt Costa, Common Sense, Family Style, Tijuana Dogs and more.



Thursday evenings July 27 – August 24, from 5 – 8 p.m.



Mile Square Regional Park, and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.


2017 OC Parks Summer Concert Series Schedule

(All remaining shows 5-8 p.m., free admission with free parking)


Mile Square Regional Park

Location: 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Contact: (714) 973-6600, milesquare@ocparks.com

Date: Thursday, August 3

Artist: The Fenians and Orion Walsh

Date: Thursday, August 10

Artist: Common Sense and Wheeland Brothers


Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Location: 33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, CA 92629

Contact: (949) 923-2280southcoastops@ocparks.com

Date: Thursday, August 17

Artist: Andrew McMahon and Shelter & Grace

Date: Thursday, August 24

Artist: Family Style and Tijuana Dogs




A visit to the Compassion Experience

The kiddos and I had a real unique visit to the free Compassion Experience. It was set up in small section of our local mall over the long weekend. The event is free and gives people a chance to experience various stories of people who have grown up and overcome the challenges of life in a 3rd world country.

The immersive experience recreates actual environments from the people whose stories are being told. The Compassion Experience will challenge your views of poverty, transform your understanding of the world, and move you to be the change for a child that just needs someone to believe in them. Visitors are encouraged at the end to consider sponsoring children to help others overcome their challenges with the help of your compassion.

There will be either two or three different story options which take approximately 15 minutes each. If you pre-register, you will be offered the priority entry line upon arrival, and then you’re welcome to stay as long as you’d like. Plan to schedule up to an hour total for your visit because the crowds and wait times fluctuate. We had a wonderful experience and encourage others to visit too.

The show can accommodate around 25 guests every 20 minutes. The experience is operated on a continuous flow, with 3-5 people sent through the tour every 4 minutes or so.

OC peeps – you can catch the free show here this weekend:

FEBRUARY 24 – 27, 2017

Nachimban Church
1200 W Lambert Rd.
Brea, CA 92821

Our Fun and Free Picks for this weekend

The weekend is upon us and here are some fun and Free events/places to visit this weekend.

Friday November 20th
1. Shark Lagoon Nights

Saturday, November 21st
1. Orange County Model Engineers – 10am to 3:30pm
2. Lowe’s Build and Grow Free Clinics– Snowman  Free Projects- 10am to 11am
3. Griffith Park Observatory- Star Party- 2pm to 10pm

Sunday November 22nd
1. Los Angeles Live Steamers Museum and Walt’s Barn
2. Orange County Model Engineers– 10am to 3:30pm
3. Free Target Family  Sunday’s at the MOLAA