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The City of Dana Point is bringing live events back for the summer, including Movies in the Park, 4th of July Fireworks and Concerts in the Park.
All community events will be held in accordance with the most current guidance from state and/or local health care agencies in place at the time of the event. Social distancing and face coverings may be required.
In addition to announcing its slate of live summer events, the city will resume free weekend trolley service on Memorial Day weekend, as of May 28. On June 25, the trolley service will begin daily service continuing through Labor Day weekend.
“We are thrilled to announce our summer events for Dana Point,” said Dana Point Mayor Jamey Federico. “We’ve endured a lot over this past year, and with the governor’s announcement to fully reopen California on June 15th, we’ve got a fun-filled summer planned. All I can say is, Dana Point, let’s go! Let’s enjoy the beaches, dining out, shopping and coming together once again in our parks.”
Another opportunity to get out this summer and support local businesses is through the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and City of Dana Point Hop & Shop, a community campaign encouraging residents and visitors to support local businesses and explore Dana Point—all while aboard the summer trolley. Special offers will be available to the public while riding the trolley, on the DP Trolley App, and at danapointchamber.com.
Movies in the Park will be held at 8 p.m. each Friday in June at Lantern Bay Park. Movies to be shown include: Jumanji: The Next Level, The Sandlot, The Croods:A New Age, and Abominable.
Independence Day Fireworks will take place on the 4th of July at 9 p.m. The fireworks are launched from a barge off the coastline of Doheny State Beach.
Live music returns on July 18 during Concerts in the Park. The free concerts, starting at 3 p.m., each feature two bands, and are held at Sea Terrace Park. The first concert will feature DSB—The Next Best Thing to Journey and The Reflexx. Additional concerts include Tricia Freeman’s Tribute to Female Rock Stars, and Mirage Visions of Fleetwood Mac on July 25; Listen to the Music—The Doobie Brothers Experience, and The Eagles Experience on August 1; The Piano Men Generations—Music of Billy Joel, and Kenny Metcalf as Elton John on August 8; and New Caribbean featuring Einstein Brown, and Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads on August 15. For more information, go to danapoint.org/residents/events-activities.
Summer will wrap up with the return of REDO market, scheduled for August 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can stroll along Del Prado while visiting vintage and makers booths, listening to live music, and supporting the local restaurants and merchants.