Celebrate Summer

75 Ways to Celebrate Summer

Join us this summer as we explore and highlight the many greats ways to celebrate summer in Anaheim! Follow Anaheim Plays and Anaheim Public Library on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about what your community has to offer.

Celebrate summer by exploring activities in your neighborhood

  1. Get outdoors with Nature Nights at Oak Canyon Nature Center
  2. Cool off at one of Anaheim's Splash Pads now open at Ponderosa and Miraloma parks
  3. Experience a summer of outdoor fun at CampVenture
  4. Play pickleball at Anaheim Tennis Center or Twila Reid Park
  5. Watch the parade and fireworks at the Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration
  6. Apply to have an art show at the Center Gallery
  7. Be energy efficient and schedule a home utility check-up through Anaheim Public Utilities
  8. Become a master Lego builder at one of the Bricks for Kidz camps
  9. Become a role model at TeenVenture or become a volunTEEN
  10. Big flip, alley-oop, or grind or learn to skate with Champ Camp at Manzanita Skate Park
  11. Build a rocket at Mad Science NASA Space Academy Camp
  12. Build physical strength and self confidence with gymnastics classes
  13. Challenge a friend to outdoor board games at Aloe Greens Park
  14. Come out with your neighbors and friends to our mobile recreation sites (Fun on Wheels) and enjoy arts and crafts, games, recreation, resources and more!
  15. Connect with your local family resource center to learn about free programs and resources for the whole family
  16. Visit the Center Gallery located inside the Downtown Community Center
  17. Cool off this summer with FREE public swim at Pearson Park Pool (pre-registration is required)
  18. Get out your lab coats and learn about earth and the animals that inhabit it.
  19. Dig, set, spike with volleyball camp at East Anaheim Gymnasium
  20. Embrace your inner Picasso when you learn to draw and paint at virtual art camp
  21. Enjoy outdoor concerts at Pearson Park Amphitheatre
  22. Enjoy the warm Summer Nights Under the Stars at Pearson Park Amphitheater, featuring live entertainment, music, cultural shows and more!
  23. Visit a STARS (Study Time, Arts, Recreation, Sports) location this summer, open 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  24. Teach an old dog a new trick at Olive Hills Dog Park
  25. Express yourself with hip hop dance
  26. Game, set, match! Improve your tennis skills with tennis classes and camps
  27. Gather with friends as you enjoy a summer picnic at Concerts in the Canyon at Reagan Park each Thursday beginning July 8 through July 29.
  28. Get ready for kindergarten with Tiny Tots Academy
  29. Get to know your neighbors by scheduling a neighborhood cleanup event
  30. Get with the beat and learn to play the drums
  31. Go hiking at Oak Canyon Nature Center! Don't forget to pick up the new trail guide 
  32. Go on a treasure hunt as you search for public art in your district
  33. Go on an epic reading adventure with the Anaheim Public Library summer reading program! Click here to sign up
  34. Hang out and make friends at one of Anaheim's teen centers
  35.  Have a picnic with family or friends at one of our 22 picnic shelters
  36. Introduce your child to baseball with B.E.S.T. youth sports classes
  37. Join a neighborhood park beautification day.  Plant trees, mulch, plant flowers, and make difference at your neighborhood park
  38. Join the Chance Theater for a cyber chat or a live performance at the Bette Aitken Theater in Anaheim
  39. Jump, leap and kick with Jammin' Gymnastics
  40. Learn how to play flag football with Skyhawks Football Camp
  41. Develop leadership skills at Project S.A.Y.
  42. Learn survival skills at wilderness survival camp at Oak Canyon Nature Center
  43. Learn the backstroke or freestyle with swim lessons at Pearson Park Pool, Canyon High School and Anaheim High School
  44. Learn to play the ukulele
  45. Spend a Saturday learning to shoot a bullseye at Oak Canyon Nature Center Archery range.
  46. Visit MUZEO and join the open book series
  47. Make a difference in your community when you join Anaheim's Youth Commission
  48. Make a movie at Movies By Kids OC camps
  49. Visit the mobile library.
  50. Make video games with virtual classes from Coding Minds
  51. Master the perfect layup with basketball clinics, camps or leagues
  52. Meet one of our 6 K-9s -- Ivan, Torro, Titan, Rebel, Kylo and Leo -- and their handlers from Anaheim Police’s K-9 unit on Aug. 10 at National Night Out at La Palma Park.
  53. Plant a free shade tree in your yard through Anaheim's Treepower program
  54. Play disc golf at Twila Reid Park
  55. Play horse shoes at Twila Reid Park
  56. Ride horses at Camp at the Ranch, classes for youth and adults
  57. Say hello to an Anaheim park ranger and ask for a free Junior Ranger badge sticker!
  58. Sculpt an animal out of clay in our virtual classes
  59. See how many books you can read with Anaheim Public Library summer reading program! Check out books.
  60. Set up a flashlight walk in your neighborhood
  61. Set up a neighborhood meeting and get to know city staff and resources
  62. Visit the Main Gallery at the Muzeo for the newest exhibitions which will challenge perspectives and enlighten perceptions. 
  63. Take a hike with a friend on one of our 22 trails
  64. Take a tennis class at Pearson Park
  65. Take some time this summer to remove unwanted furniture and other bulky items from your house through the Bulky Item Pickup Program
  66. Take your dog to our newest dog park at Maxwell Park
  67. Visit one of Anaheim's eight skate parks
  68. Tour the historic Carnegie galleries at the Muzeo 
  69. Use the free FRAN ride service to visit parks, downtown restaurants and Central Library
  70. Visit a popup skate park with Anaheim's RampNRoll program
  71. Make ice cream at the Anaheim Public Library STEAM Adventures Freezing Up Fun virtual workshop
  72. Taste the Rainbow at this Anaheim Public Library virtual workshop on tasty art and science
  73. Join the Anaheim Public Library virtual storytime with live animals: Doodlebugs Animal Adventures
  74. Explore food science as you make s'mores and rock candy at the Anaheim Public Library STEAM Adventures: Colorful Food Science virtual workshop
  75. Rock Out! At the Anaheim Public Library virtual storytime: Rock Band Presents Your Favorite Characters with a Color Your World Concert


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