Press Release

Time to plan for summer fun – OC Fair is coming back with limited tickets available

COSTA MESA (June 3, 2021) – It’s the start of summer and tickets for the annual OC Fair are on sale, but with limited daily capacity this year, days could sell out.
Tickets must be purchased in advance with no fees on Fairgoers should make sure to get tickets for special days and group adventures now.
This year’s OC Fair will run July 16-Aug. 15, Wednesdays through Sundays, with limited attendance. The theme is “Time for Fun!”
Key things to know:
  • A limited number of tickets are available each day
  • Advance online ticket sales only – no transaction fees
  • Tickets are good only for the date purchased
  • Please choose dates carefully – no refunds
  • Same-day Fair admission is included with concert tickets
  • OC Fair is not currently planning to increase capacity
  • Ticket prices will not increase
  • Sales are no longer restricted to California residents
Tickets are $12 weekday general admission (Wednesday, Thursday) and $14 weekend general admission (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Admission for seniors (60+) and youth (ages 6-12) is $7 every day and children 5 and younger are free.
“We want to make sure that everyone buys their tickets now online for specific days so you don’t miss any of the fun,” said Michele Richards, OC Fair & Event Center CEO. “We’d hate for folks to show up without tickets and be disappointed.”
The 2021 OC Fair mobile app is coming soon and will have information on daily activities as well as a map, news & information and tickets.
The Fair will open each day at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and midnight on weekends.
General parking is still $10, $20 for buses and limos, credit card only. The free shuttle from Experian and OCTA’s OC Fair Express bus service will not be available this year. Carnival tickets are also on sale now so fairgoers can skip the ticket booths.
It will be a different OC Fair for guests to explore. With a limited capacity of about 45,000 fairgoers each day, the event is designed to give visitors more elbow room and will have a reduced number of attractions. The OC Fair follows state and county health directives.
OC Fair’s entertainment lineup is shaping up
Music and comedy under the stars return with the Toyota Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre, as well as tribute bands and more at The Hangar during the 2021 OC Fair. Pacific Amphitheatre’s season begins July 29 and will continue after the Fair. The Hangar’s season will run throughout the Fair.
Many of the bands at The Hangar will perform during two different time slots. Plus, we will be offering livestream options for those who want to enjoy the live music from home. Livestream tickets are available for each performance and timeslot at The Hangar, with the option to upgrade to on demand, which includes 72-hour access.
  • Brantley Gilbert – July 29 ⠀
  • ~X~ and Los Lobos with The Blasters – Aug. 1⠀
  • Cole Swindell with Honey County – Aug. 4
  • The Commodores and War – Aug. 5
  • Rebelution with Steel Pulse, The Green, DJ Mackle – Aug. 6 & 7 ⠀
  • The Fab Four – Aug. 8 (two shows, plus livestream option)⠀
  • Cheap Trick and Blue Oyster Cult – Aug. 11⠀
  • The Aquabats and The English Beat with Dead Man’s Party – Aug. 14⠀
  • Jo Koy & Friends – Aug. 15⠀
  • Ramon Ayala and Enigma Norteno – Aug. 22 (post-Fair show)
Buy tickets for Pacific Amphitheatre shows at
  • Dead Man’s Party – The Oingo Boingo Tribute – 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. – July 16
  • ABBA L.A. – A Tribute to ABBA! – 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. – July 17
  • Damage Inc / Noise Pollution – Tributes to Metallica and AC/DC – 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. – July 18
  • The Long Run – Experience The Eagles – 8:30 p.m. – July 22
  • Elton – The Early Years – A Tribute to Elton John – 8:30 p.m. – July 23
  • Which One’s Pink? A Tribute to the Music of Pink Floyd – 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. – July 24
  • Twisted Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac with a Twist – 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. – July 25
  • 24K Magic – The #1 Tribute to Bruno Mars – 8:30 p.m. – July 28
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – A Tribute To Journey – 8:30 p.m. – July 29
  • Arena / Substance – Tributes to Duran Duran and New Order – 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. – July 30
  • No Duh / Red Not Chili Peppers – Tributes to No Doubt and Red Hot Chili Peppers – 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. – July 31
  • Queen Nation – A Tribute to the Music of Queen – 8:30 p.m. – Aug. 4
  • George Michael Reborn – A Tribute to George Michael and WHAM! – 8:30 p.m. – Aug. 5
  • Devotional / Technique – Tributes to Depeche Mode and New Order – 7:30 p.m. – Aug. 6
  • Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez – 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. – Aug. 8
  • The Heart of Rock & Roll – A Tribute to Huey Lewis and the News – 8:30 p.m. – Aug. 11
  • Led Zepplica – The Led Zeppelin Experience – 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. – Aug. 14
Buy tickets for in-person and livestream shows on
More shows will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.
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Photos and video for media, as well as OC Fair’s media access request form, are available on the Media Center.