Do you find yourself in Fullerton in summer looking to make some lasting memories? It’s the perfect place for a good and varied time. describes Fullerton as “a city of contrasts, having neither succumbed to urbanization nor retained its rural status.” As such, the city offers a wealth of summertime fun, either in Fullerton itself or a short drive away.

Are you looking for summer activities in Fullerton? Here are some of our favorite summer activities in Fullerton.

Farmers Markets

Fullerton is home to two weekly farmers markets.

  • Fullerton Certified Farmers Market is believed to be the first farmers market in Orange County. You’ll find it every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fullerton Public Library Parking lot at 353 W. Commonwealth Avenue. Farmers at the market offer vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, flowers, honey, plants, and more. Call (714) 871-5304 for more information.
  • On Thursdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m., you’ll find the Fullerton Market in the Downtown Plaza, 125 E. Wilshire Avenue. The market is back this year with a safe and modified version. Check the website for a list of vendors and entertainment.


Fullerton doesn’t have its own beaches, but it’s a short drive to some of the best sandy coastline California has to offer. Some of our nearby favorites include the following:

  • Newport Beach. This nearby city offers more than eight miles of beaches, open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call (949) 673-3371 for beach conditions or go to for live cameras and forecasts.
  • Huntington Beach. The five beaches in this nearby city are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a variety of activities, including bonfires, walking, swimming, surfing, and more.
  • Crystal Cove State Park. This state park is on the Pacific Coast Highway between Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar. It offers four beaches: Moro Beach, Reef Point, Historic District, and Pelican Point.


If you’re interested in getting some exercise with your summer activities in Fullerton, you’re in luck: The city has a variety of trail systems for beginners and more advanced hikers and mountain bikers.

  • Fullerton East Coyote Hills Trail. This 1.79-mile trail is rated “moderately difficult.” It’s open year-round to hikers, bikers, dogs, and horses.
  • Fullerton Loop Trail. This moderate trail is open to hikers, bikers, and dogs. Part of the trail is sidewalk and asphalt, but most of it is dirt single- and double-track trails.
  • Brea Dam Trail. This easy, scenic 1.59-mile trail leads into the canyon and eventually ends at the Fullerton Municipal Golf Course.

Outdoor Movies and Concerts

This summer in Orange County, the OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema Film Series are back! From June 18 to September 10, there will be 10 free concerts and 13 free movie showings. The concerts will be on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m., with the music beginning at 6:00 p.m. The movie nights will be on Fridays at 6:00 p.m., with the movie beginning at sundown. Visit the website to see a schedule of the events.

If you’re looking for something to do, Fullerton offers a wealth of summertime fun, either inside the city itself or a short drive away. Whether you’re heading to farmers markets, enjoying a day at the beach, hiking on some of the city’s miles of trails, and attending outdoor movies and concerts, or something else entirely, you’re sure to enjoy your time here. If all that is enough to make you consider making Fullerton your new home, give us a call: Uptown Fullerton Apartment Homes offers one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent in Fullerton, California.

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