The highly anticipated Hoag Summer Fest returned on Thursday, June 22 at Newport Dunes. The Hoag Hospital Foundation welcomed 1,300 guests at this year’s paradise-inspired food and music festival. In addition to live entertainment by Orange County party rock band Tijuana Dogs, 43 top local restaurants showcased their culinary concepts in small bites. The sold-out event raised more than $360,000, helping Hoag lay the groundwork for crisis response, innovation and further fundraising to meet the community’s most urgent needs.

“We love celebrating Hoag Summer Fest with the community. For 35 years, this event has not only served as a way to benefit Hoag patients but also bring supporters, friends, neighbors and staff together for a night of fantastic food, fun and entertainment,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of the Hoag Hospital Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for our community partners who continue to help Hoag lead in transforming the future of health care here in Orange County and beyond.”