Experience the Sound of Summer: Day of Music Fullerton!

Join us for the 9th annual Day of Music Fullerton on the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, June 21st. A free celebration of music that spans the city. Part of the global Make Music Day, our festival features performances from classic rock to modern vibes across diverse venues. Experience the magic of community and music at DOMF, where every sound is a celebration.


Free Concerts

Southern California’s largest Make Music Day city.

35+ Venues

From hair salons to clubs and restaurants!

Family Friendly

Bring the family and share in the celebration of music!



Fullerton’s vibrant music scene comes alive at the Day of Music, featuring performances across diverse venues throughout the city.


Downtown Museum Plaza

This is central nerve center of DOMF! Music from 12-9:30pm, Kidz Korner, Food trucks, vendor booths and more!


Fox Fullerton Theatre

Yes! The Fox will be open for the first time in years for Day of Music! Come see the results of the latest construction phase and enjoy diverse music!


Fullerton Main Library

A new venue for DOMF as the City get in the spirt with Audrey Gillispie and Altar Billies performing.



Day of Music Fullerton is part of the international Make Music Day that always takes place on the Summer Solstice on June 21st. Make Music Day was started 42 years ago in France as the Fête De La Musique as a “musical holiday”. In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music”. Four decades later, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 1,000 cities in 120 different countries.

Seventeen years ago, the Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York. On June 21, 2024, 117 U.S. cities will have organized 4,791 free concerts, with over 100 each in Cincinnati, Madison, New York, Philadelphia, and Salem OR…all on a single day.

n Fullerton, the Day of Music started in 2015 as a non-profit organization by a great group of “Fullertonians” who love music and their town. It continued steadily and grew through 2019 and in 2020 during Covid, it was virtual with shows video-taped at the Fox Fullerton Theatre and then streamed on June 21st. In 2021, as Covid was still confusing use of public places, the event was put on hold but roared back in 2022. In 2023 the Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation took over the event as a way to support the community and their on-going work on the historic Fox Fullerton Theatre.

Today Fullerton is the largest participating City in Southern California with more venues and music artists than others combined.

Fête de la Musique - France 2019
A young guitar fan looks on in amazement in the inaugural Day of Music Fullerton in 2015. Photo courtesy of the Orange County Register

The Fox Fullerton Theatre

Historic Fox Fullerton theatre is located in the heart of downtown Fullerton. It was opened in 1925 as Orange County’s first movie palace by Stanley and Charles Chapman. It was closed in 1987 and fell in a state of disrepair for almost 20 years. In 2004, the Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation (FHTF) and Fullerton Heritage, along with hundreds of volunteers, donors and the City of the Fullerton saved the Fox from the wrecking ball.

Since then over $16 million dollars has been put into the Fox getting it ready for final renovations and opening in the future. Currently the Fox is just finishing a $2.5 million dollar Phase 2 construction with new restrooms, air handling systems and lobby restoration. Day of Music 2024 will be the first time the public can see the new work.

In 2023 the FHTF took over managing and producing the Day of Music Fullerton with a lot of the same group of volunteers. Its goal in bringing the event to the organization was to show the community and region part of what the Fox will be about in the future…showcasing music and making people smile.


Our Staff

Our hardworking volunteers who lead and work on Day of Music Fullerton. If you see them around say “Thank you!”.

Todd Huffman

Susan Bevins

Chris Clerc

Jen Strbac

Brian Torres

Kim Romero

Darri Kristin

Dawn Marie

Cindy Whitney

Jeanette Reese

Jim Lace

Chris Jones

Lauren Shoemaker

Kristin Caird

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