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ORANGE COUNTY GREAT PARK

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Visitor Information and Events

Visitor Information and Events

Plan your visit, decide on things to do and things to see by reviewing this information about the Orange County Great Park.


What is Open and What is Not

What is Open and What is Not

The Orange County Great Park has numerous classes, art exhibits, sports and fun activities that are ongoing. For upcoming events, go to: http://www.ocgp.org/events/.


688 acres at the Great Park

688 acres at the Great Park

For a description about the Orange County Great Park, click here. For information regarding future features at the Park, including the 688-acre Great Park Improvement Area, currently under construction, click here. For the Cultural Terrace District planning, click here.


Heritage & Aviation Exhibition and Memorial Anniversary

Heritage & Aviation Exhibition and Memorial Anniversary

The Heritage and Aviation Exhibition is located in historic Hangar 244 and features images, displays and artifacts that tell the story of the Great Park from its agricultural roots to its role in the military as a Marine Corps Air Station.


U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to Return to Irvine

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to Return to Irvine

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 is returning to the Orange County Great Park. Riding the success of the eight-day event with 64,000 attendees in October 2013, the Department of Energy will produce an 18-team event, hosted by the City of Irvine at the destination location Great Park, October 8-11 and October 15-18, [...]


Curtain is Up for the 2015 Movie on the Lawn Series

Curtain is Up for the 2015 Movie on the Lawn Series

The popular Movies on the Lawn series begins June 5 and continues through July 18. Click here for more information for the Friday and Saturday night movies at the Orange County Great Park. Movies begin at dusk; admission is free.


Circus Vargas arrives at Great Park

Circus Vargas arrives at Great Park

Circus Vargas has pitched its tent at the Orange County Great Park’s Festival Site and will be hosting ticketed shows through May 4. The world-famous circus does not use animals in its programs. Click here for information and tickets.


More Flights and More Rides as New Great Park Balloon and Carousel Pricing Launches Thursday, January 16

More Flights and More Rides as New Great Park Balloon and Carousel Pricing Launches Thursday, January 16

• New “Family & Friends” packages provide discounts for Balloon flights and Carousel rides for larger groups
• Children 18 and under fly free on Great Park Balloon with paid accompanying adult
• $3 for all-day pass for Carousel rides

IRVINE – The Orange County Great Park launches a new standard pricing structure for the Great Park Balloon and Carousel tomorrow, January 16, designed to provide more opportunities for families, children and large groups to enjoy the iconic Great Park attractions. The new standard pricing includes “Family & Friends” packages for both the Great Park [...]


Artists Gather in The Living Room at the Great Park Gallery

Artists Gather in The Living Room at the Great Park Gallery

New exhibition featuring intimate conversations with local artists begins April 6

IRVINE – Join us in The Living Room, a new exhibition at the Great Park Gallery that provides a community gathering place for engaging and intimate conversations with local artists set among a collection of nostalgic mural art and décor. Expect collaboration and inspiration as The Living Room hosts a variety of guest speakers on [...]


Children’s Gardening Workshop Series Returns to Farm + Food Lab at the Great Park in 2014

Children’s Gardening Workshop Series Returns to Farm + Food Lab at the Great Park in 2014

Monthly workshops provide kids a fun, hands-on way to learn about sustainable gardening

IRVINE – Families from throughout Orange County can expect their kids to come home with dirty hands after a day at one of the Orange County Great Park’s Children’s Gardening Workshops in 2014. The free monthly workshop series at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab provides hands-on gardening activities for children ages 3-to-9. The [...]