Both Costa Mesa and Newport Beach have parts of their cities on Goat Hill, and both cities provide free entertainment at a park on the Hill.
Costa Mesa's concerts are in Fairview Park, on the west side of the mesa. Newport's are on Bob henry Park on the east side, by the Back Bay.
On Saturday, July 22 from 6-7:30 pm The Bracken Band will play Celtic music at Bob Henry Park. There will be kids' activities, gourmet food trucks (buy your own food) and a wine and beer garden (BYOB).
The Costa Mesa concerts are on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:45 pm at Fairview Park. July 24 The Answer will play classic rock. On July 31 Hot August Night will resent a tribute to Neil Diamond. Just like Newport,;s concert, there will be kids activites, gourmet food trucks and a wine and beer garden.
Since these are happening the same time as the OC Fair, with all its live performances and concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre, the air above Goat Hill will be full of good music. We should all try to take advantage of it. After all, we live where the mosquitoes don't bite.