The Great Green is the centerpiece around which the Center for the Arts campus was built. This central, tree-studded lawn offers easy access to the Center Theater, Lyric Court, Concert Hall, and Museum, as well as nearby Grape Day Park and Escondido City Hall.
On most days, the Great Green is a peaceful spot where Center guests can stop to rest and admire the beauty of the campus. However, a few days per year, the Green comes alive with special outdoor events and festivals. The biggest event each year is the Independence Day Celebration, which draws literally thousands of spectators and features fireworks, plus a special performance by the United States Marine Band.