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Pacific Amphitheatre

Pacific Amphitheatre

Enjoy a spectacular evening out with family and friends with great music—ranging from patriotic tunes, and pop to the classics—cool summer breezes and occasionally dazzling fireworks. Pacific Amphitheatre is a casual, carefree environment, so dress comfortably, pack a picnic and let the fun begin. If you have not yet been to a Pacific Symphony SummerFest concert at Pacific Amphitheatre, this site will impart the information you need to enhance your experience and prepare you to feel right at home.

Address & Contact Information
Seating Chart
Driving Directions
Picnicking, Food, Wine & Beer
Glass & Metal Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
Prohibited Items

Address and Contact Information

Pacific Amphitheatre @ OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626

Pacific Amphitheatre Box Office
(714) 708-1500
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lost & Found @ Pacific Amphitheatre 
(714) 708-1588 
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.  - 5 p.m.

Symphony Box Office
(714) 755-5799
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Seating Chart for Pacific Amphitheatre

Pacific Amphitheatre Seating Chart

Driving Directions

In Orange County
The 5, 22, 73, 91 and 405 Freeways all connect with the South Newport (55) Freeway. Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive. From the 405, you may also exit at Fairview and continue south to Gate 3.

From Los Angeles
5 South or 405 South to 55 South, exit Del Mar/Fair Drive. From the 405, you may also exit at Fairview and continue south to Gate 3.

From Riverside
91 West to 55 South, exit Del Mar/Fair Drive.

From San Diego
5 North to 405 North to 55 South, exit Del Mar/Fair Drive. From the 405, you may also exit at Fairview and continue south to Gate 3.

After exiting the freeway, follow the directional signage to available parking.

Directions to Pacific Amphitheatre

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Parking is FREE at Pacific Symphony's Sept. 11 concert.

Ample parking can be found via Gate 3 located on Fairview Road. 
Lot D provides easy access to the box office and picnic areas (please reference these areas on the map).
Handicap parking can be found at Lot B or Lot F.

NEW: Acess to the Plaza Pacific picnic area is only available by entering through the main entrance, next to the box office. then, proceed to the back of the amphitheatre and exit through the door to the Plaza Pacifica.


Picnicking, Food & Beverages

Picnicking Area
The main designated picnic areas can be found at Plaza Pacifica, Pacific Amphitheatre’s brand-new lobby and entrance area. Here, you will find a variety of picnic tables that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For a guaranteed picnicking spot, patrons may enjoy their food from the comfort of their assigned seats inside the amphitheatre.

NEW: Acess to the Plaza Pacific picnic area is only available by entering through the main entrance, next to the box office. then, proceed to the back of the amphitheatre and exit through the door to the Plaza Pacifica.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic — including wine— or, if you prefer, you may purchase food from onsite vendors. Picnics purchased through Pacific Symphony are available for pickup on the Plaza Pacifica, near the picnic area. For your safety, please note that barbecues, folding tables, umbrellas and chairs are not permitted inside the Pacific Amphitheatre venue. (See Glass & Metal Policy below concerning regulations for the seating area.)

Beer Policy
Unfortunately, outside beer is not allowed on the property at Pacific Amphitheatre. Beer is available for purchase from several onsite vendors.

Glass & Metal Policy

Large coolers, metal cutlery corkscrews and glassware of any type — including wine glasses and wine bottles — are not permitted inside the seating area of Pacific Amphitheatre. Plastic decanters will be available for purchase for a nominal fee at designated tables on the Plaza Pacifica. Per Pacific Amphitheatre policy, all wine in glass containers must be decanted prior to entering the seating area of Pacific Amphitheatre.

For your convenience, please reference the following options and venue map. Please note that glassware is not allowed in the areas marked in red:

  1. Make sure you have your tickets! Will Call is located at the Box Office in front of the Concourse. This is the ONLY entrance to the amphitheatre.
  2. Proceed to picnic at Plaza Pacifica, on the Concourse or at your seats. Food is available for purchase on the Concourse. To access the Plaza Pacifica picnic area, go through the main entrance, circle around to the back of the amphitheatre and exit through the doors at the back. You must decant your wine into a plastic container prior to entering the seating area. Glass wine glasses are not allowed inside the seating area.
  3. Head to your seats and enjoy the concert! However, please note that glassware of any type (including glass wine glasses) is prohibited in the seating area of Pacific Amphitheatre. Glass wine bottles must be decanted into a plastic container, which will be available for purchase near seating entrances and at the Plaza Pacifica.

Glass Policy & Map

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Are the seats padded?
    The comfortable seats at Pacific Amphitheatre are brand new stadium seats: They have armrests and cup holders, and plenty of legroom, but no padding.
  2. Are there hand rails/guard rails to hold onto when walking down the stairs?
    There are no hand rails, but the facility is ADA compliant with plenty of wheelchair seats! 
  3. Where are the restrooms in relation to the seats?
    Restrooms are conveniently located, on either side of the main concourse near the box office and at Plaza Pacifica.
  4. Are umbrellas allowed into the venue?
    Unfortunately, umbrellas are not allowed inside the venue. 
  5. Will we have in-and-out privileges to return picnics to the car?
    You will be allowed to exit and reenter the venue. Gate attendants will provide hands stamps to allow for re-entry. 
  6. Will there be large screens at all the concerts?
    Yes, screens will be used at all summer concerts at Pacific Amphitheatre.


  1. From where will the fireworks be shot?
    Fireworks will be shot from Parking Lot B. As you’re looking at the stage, they will be visible to the left of the amphitheatre.
  2. Where are the best seats for viewing fireworks?
    Most seats have excellent views of the fireworks, but because they are shot from the left side of the amphitheatre, the most panoramic views will be from seats on the right.

Food & Drink

  1. What food options will be available for purchase?
    At least two food vendors will be open: Stage Right Grill and Stage Left Grill. The menu includes hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as more upscale options like chicken piccata and prime rib sliders.
  2. Will there be vegetarian options?
    Yes, the vegetarian option is a roasted vegetable wrap.
  3. Can we bring soft drinks into the amphitheatre?
    Yes, outside food, wine and soft drinks are permitted. Outside beer is not permitted. Keep in mind however, that glass is prohibited inside the seating area of the amphitheatre. All glass bottled wine must be decanted in a plastic decanter prior to entry into the venue.
  4. Am I allowed to bring in outside food and/or drinks for the Rick Springfield with Pacific Symphony concert?
    Unfortunately, outside food, soft drinks and wine will not be allowed at this event. 


  1. How much is parking?
    Parking is free for Pacific Symphony's Sept. 11 concert.
  2. How far is the parking lot from the amphitheatre?
    Steps away! From the time you park, you are only minutes away from your concert experience.


  1. Where are the designated picnic areas?
    You may enjoy picnics with your friends and family at picnic tables on the main concourse and Plaza Pacifica. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please enter through the main gate for access to the picnic areas.
  • Can we bring chairs into the venue for picnicking?
    Unfortunately, chairs are not permitted.
  • Is there enough room to picnic in your seat?
    Yes, there is ample foot room, and each seat has a cup holder. Keep in mind, however, that no glass is permitted inside the amphitheatre.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited past the security checkpoints leading into the amphitheater:

  • Glass bottles* (*ok on the Concourse and Plaza Pacifica, up to the decanting stations)
  • >48-quart coolers
  • Non-ADA pets
  • Tripods
  • Smoking/Vaping
  • Metal cutlery/Corkscrews
  • Guns, knives, tasers, mace, etc. (all weapons)
  • Narcotics
  • Selfie sticks
  • Drones
  • Umbrellas
  • Beer/liquor
  • Barbecues