The Ultimate Guide to Summer Activities in Anaheim, CA

Home to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farms, and Angels Stadium, Anaheim, CA, is a popular summer destination! While there’s nothing like spinning teacups or watching your favorite baseball player hit a homerun, did you know that Anaheim hosts a wide variety of events and destinations that are less well known as well? Here is the ultimate guide to all summer activities, events, and performances in Anaheim, CA!

Summer Activities

Anaheim Packing District

Struggling to find a dinner destination that will please everyone? Look no further! Featuring dozens of different restaurants serving cuisine from all around the world, this complex will be sure to have something for everyone. Whether you’re a health food addict or have a sweet tooth, the Anaheim Packing District is sure to please!

Not only does the complex host a wide variety of foods, but the beautiful, historic setting also hosts live entertainment! Be sure to check out their calendar to see who is performing when and schedule your visits around your favorite performers!

Anaheim ICE

Want to escape the heat? Anaheim ICE is the place for you! This indoor ice skating rink hosts hockey games, figure skating, and public skating. Whether you’re an ice skating aficionado or a newbie, this activity is a great way to beat the heat and have some summer fun!

Check the public skating schedule to see when you can visit. Lasting about 1.5 hours, public skate is usually available in the early and late afternoons, with morning and night skating available on weekends. Admission costs $13 per person, and skate rentals cost $6 per pair, but you can bring your own skates if you have them. Beat the heat with this fun summer activity!

Drive-In Movie

Looking for a fun, relaxing summer activity? Anaheim Town Square will be hosting drive-in movies throughout the summer! This is a great way to beat the heat, relax, and enjoy a classic movie with friends and family.

Occurring on the second Sunday of every month through October, these movies will be located at the parking lot near Wells Fargo in downtown Anaheim. Entrance is free, but you must RSVP on the website to save a spot. Here is this summer’s movie line-up:

  • July 10, 2022: Monsters Inc. (8:00–10:00 p.m.)
  • August 14, 2022: 10 Things I Hate About You (7:30–9:00 p.m.)
  • September 11, 2022: Under the Same Moon (7:00–8:30 p.m.)
  • October 9, 2022: Encanto (6:30–8:00 p.m.)

Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm

Of course, we can’t forget Anaheim’s classic theme parks: Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm! Nothing is more magical than spending the day with Mickey Mouse or Snoopy while exploring different areas of the park and riding the thrilling rides. With a huge variety of rides and attractions, these parks are fun for the whole family! 

Both parks always have exciting events and activities going on. Check out Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm’s calendars to see what’s happening when and plan your visit!


Anaheim GardenWalk Cars & Coffee

Do you love cars and coffee? Well then, this is the event for you! Every Saturday morning, owners of classic or fancy cars meet up to host a car show. Whether you’re going to show off a car of your own or to admire others’, this is the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee, learn more about cars, and build relationships with other car enthusiasts.

Hosted by the Auto Owners of America, this event takes place each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Anaheim GardenWalk. Stop by to revel in your passion for cars and drink delicious coffee!


Want to give your kids the experience of a lifetime? KIDZCON is an event designed for kids to enjoy a world of fun and discovery. Featuring shopping, food, and entertainment, kids and adults alike can experience an exciting adventure full of toys and treats.

The event runs July 15–17 in Anaheim, and tickets can be reserved in three-hour time slots on whichever day you choose. Attendance for children (ages eight to 17) costs $20, and attendance for adults (18+) costs $25. A VIP family package is also available for $175, and parking is $26 for the day. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Tickets sell out fast, so you will want to purchase yours quick!

Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market

What’s summer without delicious food fresh out of the garden? If you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, potatoes, honey, and so much more, the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market is the place to be! All grown locally, these products are as fresh as they get. The market also hosts dining and shopping vendors. 

The farmers market takes place every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Anaheim. Support your local farmers, cooks, and artists by checking out the fresh products, homecooked meals, and unique crafts available!


Shows and Performances

Sad Summer Festival

Back for its third year, Sad Summer Festival will be coming to Anaheim on July 9. Featuring alternative and indie music, this year’s festival will feature artists including Waterpark, Mayday Parade, Neck Deep, State Champs, Against the Current, Hot Mulligan, Magnolia Park, and the Summer Set.

The Sad Summer Festival will take place at the City National Grove of Anaheim on July 9, 2022, starting at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $49 to $120 and can be purchased online.

Totally 80s Live

Looking to throw it back? Then Totally 80s Live at the House of Blues might be for you! Listen to popular 80s artists while enjoying classic Southern dishes from the in-house restaurant. The event will feature The Untouchables, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Motels, When In Rome II, and Bow Wow Wow.

Happening July 1 at the House of Blues, the event’s doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are general admission standing only. The event is open to all ages, but there is a cocktail party for those ages 21 and older before the show in the Foundation Room.


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