Are you missing the circle pits of your youth? So are a few thousand other West Coast punks. On November 4 and 5, they are wiping their kids’ snot off their hands and taking over Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, California for the third year of Punk in the Park. One of the many promising new punk rock events in a post-Warped Tour scene—of course, sponsored by Vans and Monster Energy—the festival promises three additional stages this year with over 30 punk bands playing during its two-day run. Over the past two years, Punk in The Park has pulled young and older fans to celebrate Southern California-bred punk bands and a new generation of alternative music festival meccas.
This year, with headliners and punk rock icons like Pennywise, Descendents, and Goldfinger, who hail from Southern California, Punk in The Park has become one of the most popular events of its kind in the US. It’s also showcasing pro skaters this year with the addition of the Vans Vert Ramp, a giant halfpipe where festival goers can find professional skateboarders throughout the weekend. The event’s creators, Brew Ha Ha Productions, began in the fest space with the Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival in 2010, and now run multiple festivals that combine craft beer with great music. Over a dozen local breweries, including Stone Brewing and Ten Mile Brewing Company, will serve over a hundred craft beers and ciders at this year’s Punk in the Park. It’s one of the few festivals of its kind to endorse beer tasting, skateboarding, and headbanging with the same reverence.
- Almost 20,000 people attended Punk in The Park Orange County in 2022.
- Weekend passes are now available and range from $120-$370, single-day passes will go on sale later in the year (children ages 5 and under get in free). Tickets will also be sold at the door for at least $10 more until sold out. Weekend general admission passes are $120 – $160. Weekend all-ages passes are $100 – $120. Weekend VIP passes are $300 – $370. General admission passes include entry and craft beer tastings for both days. Check punkinthepark.com for more.
- Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to California here.
Where is the nearest airport?
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the closest major airport to the festival, around an hour’s drive from the grounds. John Wayne Airport in Irvine, California, is also a short ride away, only 24 miles from the festival, and may be a better option for local travelers.
What’s the exact address of where the festival is held?
Oak Canyon Park, 5305 E Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676
How far is Silverado from Anaheim?
Silverado is 21 miles east of Anaheim.
Can I camp?
Can I go inside?
Punk in The Park is entirely outdoors.
Can the family tag along?
This festival is not dog friendly but open to those of all ages.
Is there anything else I should bring?
If you’re 21+ you’ll want your ID, the festival will host local and national craft breweries.
What artists are playing Punk in The Park?
The lineup includes Pennywise, Descendents, Circle Jerks, Goldinger, GBH, The Suicide Machines, The Lawrence Arms, The Casualties, The Dwarves, Face to Face, Rotting Out, A Wilhelm Scream, The Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Deviates, We Are The Union, Good Guys in Black, Rundown Creeps, Gringoz, and more yet to be announced.