Published June 13th, 2018
Orinda kicks off a summer of outdoor entertainment
By Sora O'Doherty
Photo provided

June 12 was the opening of the Orinda Free Concerts in the Park series, with 3 Day Weekend performing. The concerts are all on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the exception of the July 22 concert. On that Sunday evening, the choice will be Opera in the Park, from 5 to 7 p.m. Food trucks will be provided for all events by Tastes of the World, which also provides the food truck event on Thursday evenings. The full calendar of concerts is as follows:

June 12 3 Day Weekend

June 19 Priceless

June 26 Kenya B Trio

July 10 Crowded Republic

July 17 Lamorinda Idol

July 22 Sunday Opera in

the Park (5-7)

July 24 The Swampers

July 31 Bay Bridge Beat

Aug 7 Little Dog 2

Aug 14 Floorshakers

The concerts are performed in Orinda Community Park at 28 Orinda Way.


In 2018, Orinda allowed for public input into the decision on which movies to show over the summer in the park. Following a survey, the following lineup was decided:

June 14 Beauty and the Beast

June 28 Despicable Me

July 12 Mary Poppins

July 26 Coco

August 9 Wonder

The films will be shown at dusk on the selected Thursdays. The usual food truck event will be available from 4 p.m. Together, the two programs constitute Orinda's unique version of "dinner and a movie" for family fun.

Both the Concerts in the Park and the Movies in the Park are sponsored by the Orinda Parks and Recreation Foundation with support from the Orinda Community Foundation, the Rotary Club of Orinda, and the city of Orinda.

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