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City-Produced Events

Find information on fun and engaging City-produced events.

Santa Ana Movies in the Park series returns!

Due to its great success in 2021, the “Santa Ana Movies in the Park" series is  back and will be taking place every Wednesday, beginning June 8 through August 31, 2022 at select City parks. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with movies beginning at dusk. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for pre-show activities. Activities may include jumpers, arts and crafts, or special appearances from surprise guests!

Free popcorn by Pops Kettle Corn will be provided to the first 500 guests each night. Free audio headsets will be available for rental for guests who would like to enjoy the movie in Spanish.

Movie schedule


Concerts in the Park Series

Join us every Thursday in August for live music, food trucks, and kids' activities during our Concerts in the Park Series. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with live music from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. These fun-filled, family events are free of charge.

August 4 • The Smokin' Cobras
The evolution of rock and soul
Windsor Park - 2915 W. La Verne Ave

August 11 • The OC3
Classic rock of the 70's, 80's and 90's
Portola Park - 1700 E. Santa Clara Ave

August 18 • Suavé
Old school R&B and Latin hits
Jerome Park - 726 S. Center St

August 25 • Stone Soul
Classic soul and Motown hits
Thornton Park - 1801 W. Segerstrom Ave

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Birch Summer Series

Join us for the Birch Summer Series taking place every Friday, August 5 – 26, 2022 at Birch Park, 210 N Birch St. This new movie series will showcase a classic family film every Friday night beginning at dusk. Doors open at 5:00 pm with pre-show live music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Children can enjoy arts n’ crafts prior to the movie screening and the first 50 guests will get a free bag of popcorn! Don’t forget to pick up dinner at your favorite Downtown restaurant, bring a lawn chair and blanket, and be ready to enjoy a lovely evening under the stars!

Movie screening and concession booth coordinated by The Frida Cinema.

Park rules

  • No alcohol allowed (Ord. No. NS-1572, § 2, 4-20-81)
  • Dogs must remain on leashes (Ord. No. NS-1572, § 3, 4-20-81; Ord. No. NS-1987, § 1, 12-19-88)
  • No smoking (Ord. No. NS-2827, § 5, 2-6-12)
  • No candles or fires (Ord. No. NS-1572, § 7, 4-20-81)

*Activities may vary by park.

**Spanish audio available for select movie titles.

For more information on City-produced events, contact the Special Events Office at (714) 571-4227 or specialevents@santa-ana.org.

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