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Summer Events in SoCal’s Fun City

The temperature is beginning to rise and SoCal’s Fun City is ready to kick-off summer with a list of sun-sational events for the 2023 season. Get ready to enjoy all new eats, entertainment, and shopping experiences during your upcoming splash into summer in Buena Park.

Fiesta Village rendering at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

Fiesta Village (Summer 2023)
Fiesta Village in Knott's Berry Farm reopens, celebrating the Hispanic roots of Southern California with its new attraction, dining, and retail options. The foodie paradise will include Papas Mexicana who will sell tried and true carne asada fries, Cantina Del Sur that will offer specialty drinks, and a taco stand dubbed Taqueria Fiesta will be on deck for a quick bite as guests go from attraction to attraction.

MonteZOOMa’s Revenge: The Forbidden Fortress (Summer 2023)
The reimagined MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress in Fiesta Village now has a randomized launch sequence, leaving you with a completely unique ride experience every time you get on the attraction. The indoor queue will also immerse you in the storyline, showing the remains of those who weren’t lucky enough to make it out with Montezooma’s gold.

Mother and daughter at wave pool in Buena Park, CA

Knott’s Soak City Reopens (May 20 – September 10)
Knott’s Soak City reopens for the Summer season, so you can catch a ride down 23 different speed, tube, and body slides or take a relaxing trip down one of the longest lazy rivers in SoCal. The water park has something for everyone including an interactive kid's area, and for the more adventurous, The Wedge, a rip-roaring raft ride.

Knott’s Summer Nights (May 26 – September 4)
The party starts after sundown on select nights at Knott’s Summer Nights, an evening event that includes craft food and beverage booths, rotating bands, and a Boardwalk DJ. You’ll also find photo opportunities, unique experiences, and family-friendly games up and down the midway.

Sherriff and child at Ghost Town Alive! in Buena Park, CA

Ghost Town Alive! (May 26 – September 4)
Live your very own Western adventure at Ghost Town Alive! at Knott’s Berry Farm on select days. The citizens of Calico are welcoming guests to join their story filled with bandits, cowboys, judges, robberies, and a classic hoedown.

Concerts in the Park (June 28 – August 2)
Catch a live concert for free at Boisseranc Park during their Summer concert series. Twilight swimming, community vendors, and food trucks will bring the community together as you listen to the sounds of local artists. Stay tuned for the 2023 schedule of bands.

Fireworks at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

Family Movies Under the Stars (June 16, July 14, July 28, August 11)
Load up the car with treats or bring your blankets and chairs for a free night of watching movies under the stars at Boisseranc Park. Seating is first-come, first-served and food trucks will be available for delicious eats. The 2023 schedule is as follows:

  • June 16 - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • July 14 - Luca
  • July 28 - Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • August 11 – Encanto
Independence Day Fireworks at Knott's Berry Farm (July 4)
Celebrate Independence Day with the Knott's Berry Farm's firework spectacular on July 4th. Prior to the show, experience everything the theme park has to offer including Ghost Town Alive!, dozens of thrilling attractions, live entertainment and mouth-watering food.
After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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