As the summer season kicks into high gear, Anaheim and Orange County is the place to be for travelers and locals seeking adventure, entertainment and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re a theme park fan, a food festival foodie or into live music and concerts, Anaheim has something special in store for everyone! In this blog, we will guide you through the top things to do in Anaheim and Orange County. What will you add to your calendar this month?
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June 2023 at Disneyland® Resort
Don’t miss the park’s first-ever, after-hours event celebrating Pride during an unforgettable evening on June 13 and 15, 2023. Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite will feature dance parties across the park, delicious themed treats, and special keepsakes. Guests are encouraged to dress with pride and express their true selves.
Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT.
Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm®
The summer adventure continues long after the sun goes down at Knott’s Berry Farm! Knott's Summer Nights offers exciting ways to enjoy the park in the dark with live music, unique food offerings, fun photo opportunities for the ‘Gram, interactive experiences you won’t want to miss and games for the whole family.
Summer Fun at Knott’s Soak City®
Knott’s Soak City®, Orange County’s largest water park, is now open! Gather the whole family as this makes the perfect destination to cool off this summer.
Read more about the other water parks and water park hotels in Orange County.
Annual Events in Anaheim and Orange County
Newport Beach Jazz Festival | June 2 - 4, 2023
The Newport Jazz Festival is one of the longest continuously running festivals in Orange County. Since 1996, the event has been committed to showcasing legendary jazz musicians, composers, and rising stars. This year’s headliners are Kem and Boney James.
The festival will also feature world-class vendors including amazing food options, art, apparel, and unique gifts for a weekend you won’t forget.
Taste of Japan | June 16 - 17, 2023
After a brief hiatus, Taste of Japan is back in Anaheim! Held at the iconic Anaheim GardenWalk, visitors can delight in all things Japan during this festival. Enjoy authentic Japanese foods from more than 50 of the best Japanese vendors in Southern California. Learn more about Japanese pop culture including Anime and cosplay, and participate in fun activities for the whole family. There will be live entertainment on the main stage throughout the day, such as Japanese drummers and martial artists.
626 Night Market: Orange County | June 2 - 4, 2023
Inspired by the night markets of Asia, 626 Night Market is back this summer in Orange County! Experience one of California’s most famous food festivals, which offers over 200 local food offerings, shopping, artisan vendors and live music. Taking place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, this food festival is open for all ages. Admission is $5 and children under 3 are free.
Eat Around the World Food Festival | June 24, 2023
Expand your palate and try international foods from a variety of different cultures at the Eat Around the World Food Festival. Make your way to Downtown Anaheim’s Center Street Promenade where 15+ vendors will be offering their mouth-watering international dishes, creations and craft goods. Eat around South America, try a Turkish coffee, grab a German Bundt cake, have a Dutch pancake and more!
Family Movie Afternoons at La Palma Library | June 3, 2023
Every Saturday at 2 pm, take the family to La Palma Library for Family Movie Afternoons! This weekend, they will be featuring SING and after the movie, there is a themed craft involved. Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon movie plus some arts and crafts.
Live Entertainment: Concerts & Performing Arts Show
Six: The Musical | June 13 - 25, 2023
Six: The Musical turns Tudor queens into pop princesses. Catch this hit musical show as it makes its way to one of Orange County’s top performing arts centers, Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Catch this show live on opening night on Tuesday, June 13 through select dates and times.
Tune Into Summer Music Series | June 3, 2023
Visit the Lincoln Experience Center at Newport Beach’s Fashion Island for Summer Music Series from 2 pm – 4 pm. This event will feature sounds from electric violists Grace Ann Rogers as she performs contemporary tunes. Complimentary sweets will be offered while supplies last.
Honda Center Events and Concerts in June
Honda Center is the premier sports and entertainment venue in Southern California, with some great concerts lined up in June. Join us as OC Funk Fest returns one last time to Honda Center. Don’t miss out on acts such as The Whispers, Midnight Star, Dazz Band and more. Also coming to Honda Center are two Regional Mexican Groups, Grupo Frontera and MARCA MP with sounds embracing mariachi, banda and ranchera. Get tickets to these shows now!
Summer Bash ’23 | June 9 - 11, 2023
Join us at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel for Summer Bash ’23 to enjoy some rockabilly and swing fun! Experience Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, James Intveld and the Honky Tonk Palominos, Eddie Clendening and the Blue Ribbon Boys plus more! This event will feature free dance lessons, a car show and a pinup contest.
New Wave Fest | June 24, 2023
The City National Grove of Anaheim will be hosting the New Wave Fest starting at 8 pm. This ultimate ‘80s fest will have you reliving the ‘80s with legends such as F.R. David, Joy, Lian Ross, Gina T & Baccara, LIVE in concert. Get your tickets now!
House of Blues Concerts in June
The House of Blues Anaheim at the GardenWalk is Orange County’s incredible home for live music and they have some amazing concerts and events in June. Don’t miss Bebe Rexha on June 1 for her tour starting at 6:30 pm. On June 15, MATISYAHU along with DENM and Cydeways will hit the stage. Bring your family and friends as Dread Mar I will be performing on June 18. If you’re free on June 8 and June 22, House of Blues will be hosting a live band karaoke in the restaurant and bar area.
From concerts to theme parks, there is always something happening this June. For more events in Anaheim and Orange County, click through our Events Calendar. Stay up to date on events happening in the area by signing up for our newsletter. You’ll receive monthly things to do in Orange County and a ton of insider tips!