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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.


Pereira-UCI Exhibition

Pereira-UCI Exhibition

Learn about renowned architect William Pereira’s master plan to transform a ranch into a world-renowned university and to shape a community that became the City of Irvine. “Bold and Independent: UC Irvine’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition” will be held October 9-January 17 at the Great Park Gallery, Orange County Great Park. Free event: Hours are noon-4 [...]


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

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Returns 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, [...]


Join Us for Sustainable Summer 2015

Join Us for Sustainable Summer 2015

With a focus on sustainable food production and healthy eating: Seasoned Chefs series presents seasonal delights, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 13, at the Farm + Food Lab; Agriculture, Wellness and the Environment (AWE) Lectures include Second Harvest Food Bank Panel at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 20, and A.G. Kawamura of OC Produce on Thursday, September [...]


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.


Heritage & Aviation Exhibition

Heritage & Aviation Exhibition

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.


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 [...]