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Welcome to Balboa Island...where the cats are numerous fat and lazy, the dogs are spoiled, the houses are quaint and enchanting, and the living is creative and carefree. You can spend your day walking around our beautiful boardwalk, boating, biking, shopping, or lounging.
Don’t be surprised when you can’t choose between mouth watering mandarin, authentic mexican, spicy italian, premium prime-rib, rack of lamb, or good ol’ broiled burgers. And as your fun-filled day comes to a close and you watch the sun gently set in glittering hues of orange and red.... .. . . . . . . .

Just a reminder - I get all kinds of people sending me emails in the hope that the fabulous residents of Balboa Island will Find what they lost while visiting Balboa Island!
They are posted on the ‘Lost and Found’ page of this website.
Also check out all the events - Christmas Boat Parade, Home Tour Etc.  Also on this website under Balboa Island and Local Events

19th Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour
December 13th, 2015 Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $25.00

The welcome mats are out all around the island, signifying the 19th Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour on Sunday, December 13th, from 11:00am until 4:00pm.
One of Orange County’s most loved Holiday Home Walking Tours returns with twelve uniquely holiday decorated island homes and cottages.  All are beautifully decorated for the holidays and will surely ignite the holiday spirit within all who participate in this annual event. 
Be sure to visit the shops on Marine Ave for your holiday shopping, refreshments and specials that will be available in participating stores!
Tickets are $25.00 and will be available beginning Sunday, November 12th at the following Balboa Island locations: Coldwell Banker, Heart of the Island, Island Home and The Persimmon Tree all located on Marine Ave., Balboa Island.
Will Call Tickets:  Please send checks to PO Box 5593, Balboa Island, CA 92662 make out to “BIIA”.  Tickets will be available for pick up at Balboa Island Museum located at 331 Marine Ave., Balboa Island on the day of the Tour. 
For ticket sales information please call (949) 675-1773

We are pleased to announce the Balboa Island Artwalk’s award-winners! The Mary Hardesty Award of Excellence was chosen by Mary Hardesty and Erika Primeau and awarded to mixed media artist, Shawnie Mirandon. Mayor Ed Selich selected watercolorist Howard O’Donnell for the Mayor’s Choice Award. The Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine Award was presented by Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine publisher Randy Harding to glass artist, Akoko Okeyo.