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Newport Beach


Annual Events

Whale Watching
From January through late March, California gray whales migrate from the Bering Sea to Baja California and back, making the waters near Newport Beach a prime area to view the majestic creatures in their natural environment.
Newport Beach Film Festival:
Each April, Newport Beach rolls out the red carpet to showcase more than 300 features, short films, documentaries and animation movies from around the world.
Newport-Ensenada Boat Race:
The annual spring yacht race attracts thousands of well-known racers, fun-seeking novices and celebrities from around the world. No other international race attracts more entries.
Taste of Newport
More than 30 of Orange County's world-class restaurants serve their best dishes and drinks set against a backdrop of fun and live entertainment annually in September.
Toshiba Senior Classic
For the golf enthusiast, there is the Toshiba Senior Classic, an official PGA Champions Tour event held at the Newport Beach Country Club. The event features golf legends competing for more than $1 million in prize money
Balboa Island Parade
5,000-Balboa Island residents, merchants & friends are excited about the annual march down Marine Avenue held the first Saturday in June at 11:00 am.
4th of July Celebration
The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina produces the most spectacular seaside fireworks display in Orange County. Summer Concert Series
The Fashion Island Summer Concert Series
hosts the music industry's most talented performers every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. July through August in the Bloomingdale's Courtyard.
Sandcastle Contest
Each September, Newport Beach entices beach lovers everywhere with its annual Sandcastle Contest at Corona del Mar State Beach. This popular 40-year-old tradition draws hundreds of participants of all levels and experience to build creations in the sand. The event is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the second Sunday in September.
Christmas Boat Parade
Set on Newport Harbor in December, the parade, which has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation, draws more than one million spectators each year.

Christmas Boat Parade
Christmas Boat Parade



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Source: Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau
Last modified: 20040829
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