central park concert photos
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Outdoor Summer Concerts Abound in California - Pictured is Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, Calif.―One of California's and Huntington Beach's favorites seasons is Summer, when concerts fill the air with good vibrations. In Huntington Beach, there are three free concert series in the summer. Central Park concerts hown in the photos above, are held on the grassy lawns behind Central Library.

A few miles away at the beach, Pier Plaza next to the Huntington Beach Pier comes alive with eclectic, jazz, country, zydeco...you name it..  And a few blocks away from the beach you can groove to the beat of surfing tunes in a full schedule of summer surf concerts.

In the musical series of free concerts shown above, the events are sponsored by a long time tradition, the Huntington Beach Concert Band (which usually plays one or two of the concerts during the season, plus one during the winter festivities.)  Along with the city band, a repeat regular band seen is the L.A. Police Department Band, that usually has a huge brass section and most often plays jazz.

From Broadway themed concerts to pop, jazz and not much rock, mosie on down one Sunday afternoon to soak in the vibes of Central Park, its locals and music from seasoned musicians who've often "made it" in the recording studios and do the weekend gigs in parks as more of a hobby.

Location: 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 

Huntington Beach Vacation Guide: For those seeking to visit and stay a day or two, you'll need a rental car to drive to this location. You can rent a car and hop a flight to Orange County Airport in Santa Ana. Once there, the drive to Huntington Beach takes about 15 minutes.  Where to stay? Do you want to spend a little for budget digs, or spend a few hundred per night for luxury? The choice is solely yours. Luxury comes in several shapes: HB Hilton and HB Hyatt are two top notch hotels, both four diamond AAA options. (They earn those diamonds through amenities, service and fastidious cleaning.)

Budget is available inland a few miles. Budget travelers really like Howard Johnson. If it is booked, you might consider Hotel Huntington Beach near the Bella Terra Mall. No one we've spoken with has ever really raved about this hotel. But the location is great, rooms generous in size, and price is right.