last saturday my friend and i headed to orange county great park in irvine for their summer concert series. i had never been to the great park before and have always wanted to check it out, especially after seeing the giant orange balloon from the freeway every time i pass it. i never realized how big it is and how much stuff you can do. they have the orange hot air balloon that you can ride, community gardens, sports fields, art exhibits, a carousel and so much more!
my friend and i packed a picnic and our beach chairs and set up camp in front of the stage. the view was fantastic, looking out over the aliso hills and watching the sun set as we listened to fantastic music. this particular concert was a reggae / ska band and they were full of energy! it was such a fun night with great music and great company. i love finding new things to do in orange county - you can bet that i will be back to visit the great park again soon.