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Free Symphony in the Cities and Prelude in the Park this Saturday

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Symphony in the Cities and Prelude in the Park returns to the Village Green at 4 pm Saturday, August 14 at Oso Viejo Community Park, 24932 Veterans Way.

With a “Brighter Days Ahead” theme, guests will enjoy a picturesque park filled with vibrant colors. Patrons can savor delectable fare from several food trucks; revel in live music with renowned Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony; play games with family and friends; and visit community booths for more entertainment. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. The event will also include a special tribute honoring healthcare workers with popular local musician Philip Bardowell.

Guests can begin placing blankets and chairs after 1 pm. The free event is from 4 to 8:30 pm with the healthcare tribute kicking off just before the Pacific Symphony takes the stage at 7 pm.

To accommodate parking, shuttle service will be provided from the Civic Center to the Village Green.

The City is encouraging guests to wear bright colors to help celebrate the day. There will be many photo opportunities, so use #BrighterDaysAheadMV and tag the City (@missionviejolife) for a chance to be featured on the City’s Instagram!


Submitted by Cristina on Fri, 08/13/2021 - 4:48 pm


What a wonderful and so well "designed" initiative! This is what this country has unique about it: people getting together to support and celebrate each other. we need all our colors! Will be there with purple hair!!!

Submitted by James JL Lagestee on Sat, 08/14/2021 - 11:31 pm


Our first opportunity to see a concert in the park since we moved here 3 years ago. What a great feature to have so many handicapped parking areas........That made it easy for us to attend and not have to try and walk long distance. The Pacific orchestra was awesome, and the audio company did an outstanding job of audio on the orchestra!!!! We brought friends from Chino Hills and we all had a wonderful evening!!!! Thanks to Mission Viejo, our new home!!!!!

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