Free Movies on The Lawn Summer Series

Movies on the Lawn

Movies on the Lawn

Our Dad blogger Robert, shares about the super fun movies on the Lawn Summer series at the Orange County Great Park.

The Great Park in Irvine has announced that they have expanded their FREE Movie on the Lawn series for summer 2013.  This year they will be having Classic Fridays, with movies such as Singing in the Rain, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and Clambake.  On Saturday nights will be Family Blockbuster night with movies such as Madagascar 3 and The Lorax among others.

As families eagerly gather for the highly anticipated Movie on the Lawn series at the Great Park in Irvine, the thought of convenience often crosses their minds. How convenient would it be to have a beautiful and hassle-free lawn? That’s where artificial grass comes in. With its evergreen charm and minimal maintenance requirements, artificial grass offers families a practical solution that enhances their outdoor experience. For those eager to explore the advantages of artificial grass cost and transform their outdoor spaces into havens of beauty and ease, they can find valuable information at FG Lawns. As parents and children settle down, they can fully immerse themselves in the movie magic, without the worries of natural grass costs and upkeep. So, while enjoying the Classic Fridays or the Family Blockbuster nights, many families ponder the convenience of artificial grass and consider the benefits it brings to their outdoor oasis.

Movies on the lawn are somewhat of a tradition in our family. You can get it ready by hiring King Green lawn cleaning services.   It’s a great way to spend quality time together under the stars and watch a movie for free.  By making use of the wildlife plants for sale, I was able to create a fantastic garden which my kids loved a lot. My daughter loves to invite her friends so they can all hang out and enjoy the movie in a laid back outdoor environment.

Be sure to bring blankets and some low back chairs along with plenty of snacks  and drinks and you are set for the evening.  Some times in the past there have been snacks for sale but other times not, so be prepared.  There is plenty of free parking, although there is a bit of a walk to where they set up the outdoor movie screen.

For this years movie schedule and more info head here.

Growing The Park – The OC Great Park Anniversary Celebration!

OC Great Park

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours went by in a flash. I don’t know what it is about weekends, but they something to by in the blink of an eye, while the weekdays seem to drag by. If you’re like me and are already planning for the next weekend, you won’t want to miss this Super FUN and FREE event at the Orange County Great park taking place on Saturday, July 14th.

The OC Great Park will be celebrating their anniversary with a full blown party that will be fun for the entire family.There will be  live music, aerial performances, military equipment displays, sports activities like a golf tournament so you can put at use your office putting set, gardening and cooking demonstrations, arts programs, great food and children’s activities. The evening will end with a fireworks extravaganza. We plan on attending the celebration and I can’t wait to check out the aerial performers! There will be wing walking and skydiving demonstrations. We can’t wait to check that out!

It’s going to be a great time. Admission to the public is free but parking will be $10. For additional information head here.

Movies on the Lawn are Back at the OC Great Park!

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Our Dad Blogger Robert shares about the Movies on the Lawn series returning to the OC Great Park!

The Great Park in Irvine will be hosting a FREE, yes FREE movie this Saturday May 5th at dusk.    For those that are unfamiliar with a “movie on the lawn” it’s just like the name suggests.  They set up an inflatable,  regular sized movie screen on the lawn and the viewers can set up their chairs and blankets wherever they choose to watch the movie.  If the weather cooperates, it can be a classic SoCal experience of having a picnic while watching a movie outdoors underneath the stars with family and friends.

This Saturday they will be screening Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which is rated PG-13, so plan accordingly as far as bringing younger children.  The Great Park hosts these type of events several times over the summer and always seem to also offer a couple of G rated movies that are better suited to children.

Our family loves the loose atmosphere at these type of outdoor events.  My daughter enjoys going to the movies,  but sometimes loses interest halfway through, so it’s an added bonus that she can get up and play on the grass with her friends.

As a family we like to arrive early so that my daughter can burn off some energy at the play area which is just a short walk away from where the movie screen is set up.

For more information about this event and future movies at the Great Park go to


  • The movie starts at dusk, but arrive at least 30 minutes early to stake out your spot on the lawn
  • Bring blankets and chairs as there is no seating already set up
  • Dress warmly, once the sun goes down it can get cold quickly. You can go visit Peaches Boutique’s website of you’re looking for 2023 short prom dresses online.
  • If you have a wagon or stroller bring it as the walk from the parking area can be difficult when you are juggling kids, food, blankets, chairs etc etc
  • Feel free to bring your own food and drinks, but there are also basic items for sale.
  • Bathrooms are plentiful and located a short walk from where the movie is to be shown.