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?


Theme Park Happenings

Pixar Fest at Anaheim Disneyland Resort

Pixar Fest at Disneyland® Resort

Create those core memories and join the celebration of friendship during Pixar Fest at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. From the new Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular to the all-new Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration," there is so much to see, eat and do at Pixar Fest. Learn more about the Pixar Fest experience.



Pride Nite Mickey Disneyland Resort Anaheim

Disneyland® After Dark: Pride Nite

Enjoy a joyous after-hours celebration during Disneyland® After Dark: Pride Nites from June 18 to 20, 2024, which celebrates diversity and community with themed events, pride celebrations, prizes, and more! This event is sold out, but you can still enjoy a variety of attractions, entertainment and dining available during regular admission.



Disneyland Resort Fantasmic show returns to Anaheim


Fantasmic! is now back at Disneyland® Resort. The iconic nighttime spectacular returns to the Rivers of America, bringing back the beloved Peter Pan scene and thrilling audiences with a brand-new battle scene and special effects. Immerse yourself in soaring music, live performances, and state-of-the-art projections that bring your favorite Disney stories to life. Visit the website for more information and showtimes.



Knott's Summer Nights at Knott's Berry FarmSummer at Knott's Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm kicks off its summer season with Knott's Summer Nights, starting on June 14. Revel in the fun with live music performances, unique food offerings, fun photo opportunities for the ‘Gram, interactive experiences, and family-friendly games on select nights all the way through mid-September. Don't miss out!



Knott's Berry Farm Wave Pool

Summer Fun at Knott’s Soak City

Knott’s Soak City water park is now open for the season and welcomes guests until mid-September offering an array of 23 exhilarating slides, catering to speed, tubing, and body sliding enthusiasts. Among its highlights is Shore Break, boasting six unique waterslide experiences, alongside the adrenaline-pumping family raft ride, The Wedge. Additionally, visitors can plunge into the excitement of the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool, drift along the one-third-mile Sunset River, and explore the interactive wonders of the three-story Beach House, complete with 200 water guns and sprayers. Purchase your tickets at Knott’s Soak City.


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Take Me Out To a Ball Game

Angels Nachos

Fun at Angel Stadium

Take yourself to the ballgame this June with Angel Stadium’s incredible lineup of events. Baseball fans can enjoy Saturday Night Fireworks on June 8 and 29, adding extra excitement after the game. During Family Sundays on June 9 and 30, kids ages 5-12 can run the bases and visit a designated area with interactive games, arts and crafts, and visits with local mascots. Finally, the wacky Christmas in June event runs from the 28th to the 30th and features themed decorations, photos with summertime Santa, fireworks, and holiday entertainment.



Food Festivals

Taste of Japan GardenWalk Anaheim

Taste of Japan | June 21 - 23, 2024

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.

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626 Night Market: Orange County | May 31-June 2 & June 7-9

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. 



Celebrate Pride Month in Orange County

PRIDE at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market

Celebrate the start of Pride Month at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market, where they spotlight and honor LGBTQ+ creators! This free event is located at the Center Street Promenade in Downtown Anaheim.



Pop Divas Pool Party The Viv Hotel Pride Month in Orange County

Pop Divas Pride Pool Party | June 9 @12PM – 6PM

Celebrate Pride in style at The Viv Hotel, Anaheim, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel for Pop Divas Pride Pool Party! Listen to a live DJ, colorful decorations and a whole lot of fun! Whether you prefer swimming in the pool, relaxing in the spa, lounging on the terrace, or enjoying drinks at the bar, there is something for everyone. For Swiftie fans, there will be a friendship bracelet station to make your own! Visit the website to learn more.



Drag Brunch With Tom Schwartz | June 16 @11AM & 2PM

Experience the magic and glamour of drag entertainment like never before! Catch a brunch drag show at the House of Blues in Anaheim. A special brunch and drink menu will be available for purchase. Don't miss out on this extraordinary spectacle - reserve your seats now for a day of sheer delight and celebration!


Pride Anthems Segerstrom for the Arts


Celebrate Pride Month at the Segerstrom Center for Arts with a journey through the past 50 years of prime anthems. From Donna Summers and Queen to George Michael, Madonna and much more! PRIDE ANTHEMS offers an electrifying musical journey, celebrating, inspiring, and honoring the legacy and resilience of the Stonewall Riots. Visit the website for showtimes and ticket information.


Strut Bar & Club

Strut Bar & Club proudly stands as Costa Mesa's freshest nightlife destination. Embracing the LGBTQ+ community, Strut is committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere where everyone can come together and have a great time. Indulge in unforgettable special events and fun drag shows and more! Join their Strut Beach Club on June 15 or watch drag performer, Nymphia Wind on June 8.



Must-See Shows, Live Entertainment and Concerts 

Honda Center Anaheim concerts and games

Live Entertainment in Anaheim

The Honda Center is packed with talent this June, with concerts from The Offspring on June 1, Janet Jackson (featuring Nelly) on June 9, and Foreigner with Styx on June 28. The House of Blues and the City National Grove of Anaheim also have line-ups featuring independent artists throughout June, providing musical entertainment for every taste. 



Muzeo Summer Concerts with Kid Ramos in Anaheim CA

Muzeo Summer Concert Series | June 28

Anaheim’s Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is set to begin its Summer Concert Series: “California Jammin,” with Kid Ramos, a blues performer, on June 28. This free event also features a Muzeo Arts & Crafts booth for children and food and drinks available for purchase on-site. 


Newport Beach Jazz Festival | May 31 - June 2

Beyond Anaheim, the Newport Beach Jazz Festival is another notable musical happening this month, offering three days of classic and up-and-coming jazz artists from May 31 to June 2. Celebrating its 28th anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, this Orange County festival presents a fusion of timeless classics and contemporary jazz talents, including performances by Babyface, Brian Culbertson, Jazz Funk Soul, and others. Experience the allure of this festival, where the ever-evolving genre's diverse and vibrant culture takes center stage, promising a one-of-a-kind musical experience.



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No matter what type of experience you're seeking this June, Anaheim likely has something to offer. With a lineup ranging from food festivals to concerts, and from theme park events to sporting activities, this city is the perfect place to kick off your summer. Visit our Events Calendar for more things to do in Anaheim and Orange County.