From fireworks to park concerts to outdoor plays, Tustin does summer up big – Orange County Register

Ooh! Aah! Fireworks light up Tustin on Fourth of July

It’s the biggest event of summer: Fourth of July, honoring our country’s independence.

Tustin, as always, will celebrate in style. Come to the Tustin High football field, 1171 El Camino Real, for free entertainment beginning at 6 p.m.

Pack a picnic or purchase food and drinks from the school’s booster club. Bring along some non-perishable food items for Operation Warm Wishes to donate to homeless and disadvantaged veterans

Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. — all leading up to a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Information: 714-573-3326.

Music under the stars

One of the best things about summer is enjoying bands in the park all over Orange County.

Tustin’s very own Concerts in the Park take place from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday in Peppertree Park, 230 West 1st St., through Aug. 9.

Pack a picnic or buy food from local vendors. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Toss a ball with the kids. And then just sit back and relax.

The free concerts offer a variety of music, so you’re sure to find your genre:

June 29: Smith the Band (country)

July 5: Mirage (Fleetwood Mac tribute)

July 12: The Who Generation

July 19: Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones tribute)

July 26: The Replicas (’90s hits)

Aug. 2: Past Action Heroes (’80s hits)

Aug 9: Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey tribute)

“Annie” shines in Broadway in the Park

Now, this is something you won’t find in most cities: a professionally produced outdoor musical.

Going on its 17th year, Broadway in the Park returns — this time with “Annie.” Performances will take place at dusk Aug. 15-19 in Peppertree Park, 230 W. First St.

Expect first-class entertainment with a talented cast, live orchestra and full theater lights and sound. Pack a picnic for the family-friendly event.

Tickets are $20, and $16 each for parties of 25 or more. Children 4 and under are free.

Broadway in the Park is sponsored by the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts and Chance…

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