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Year Round Events

Whale Watching

Giant blue whales migrate into Orange County waters during summer and fall months. Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through early April.

Since both the blue whales and grey whales migrate just a few miles off the coast, simple cruises from Newport Beach enable you to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat.



Annual Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach

FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately two and a half hours. Providing the backdrop for the parade is the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition. FREE for spectators, entry fee for participating boats.

Newport Landing Sportfishing also offers cruises to give spectators the oppurtunity to actually participate in the parade, instead of just watching it from the sidelines!

309 Palm - Suite A
Balboa CA.



Balboa Island ArtWalk - May
Over a Mile of Art and Live Music Sponsored by The Balboa Island Improvement Association.

The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island's summer season. This fine art show features artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day.



Concerts on the Peninsula
July - August

A fun event for the whole family. BBQ, Kids Playground, Ruby's on the Pier, Lots of Parking, Summer Sunsets, Great Music!

Balboa Pier Gazebo
Balboa Park

Fourth of July Boat Parade - July

The harbor is full of boats adorned in red-white-&-blue with engines purring, flags unfurled, Sousa marches blaring, as the lead Newport Beach Harbor Patrol's red fire boat turns on the firewater monitor announcing the beginning of the time-honored Old Glory Boat Parade.





Featuring Festivals and Events in Balboa, California

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