Balboa Island and Local Events
“Giant Blue Whale Watching Summer/Fall 2014. Enjoy $16 Whale Watching Special”
Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off Newport Beach, but over the last five years this has changed dramatically with hundreds-thousands of giant blue whales spotted each year. Over 1100 giant blue whales were viewed from May-October with multiple blue whales sighted during one whale watching cruise, a regular occurrence. Along with viewing blue whales, finback whales (second largest whale) are also frequently viewed as well as the smaller minke whales. Humpback whales and even killer whales are also possible during the summer and fall months. Giant pods of common and bottlenose dolphin are also very common with mega pods numbering a thousand or more dolphins quite frequent as well and amazing to witness.
Join Newport Landing’s whale watching cruises offered multiple times daily from Balboa Penisula in Newport Beach and view the largest creatures on earth.
Address 309 Palm Street Suite A Newport Beach Ca 92661.
Times 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, & 6:00 pm daily. (2 1/2 hour whale watching cruise)
Price $16 Whale Watching Cruise Special
Saturday August 1, 2014
9th annual Just Plein Fun.
July 28 - August 2nd
Fourteen award-winning artists from across the country will paint scenes on beautiful Balboa Island, California July 28th-August 2nd from sunrise to sunset. This unique plein air invitational is a must-see and fun for the whole family!
On Saturday, August 2nd there will be a “Brush Off” on Marine Avenue from 4-6 pm. Watch as the artists compete to capture the best Balboa Island downtown scene and enjoy live music while the artists paint. The show will open at 6:30 that evening with an artist reception and awards presentation at the Debra Huse Gallery. The public can vote for their favorite Island scene and there will be a Just Plein Fun Passport raffle with fabulous prizes, including an original painting. Participating artists include: Michele Byrne, Mike Carroll, Michael Clements, Jose De Juan, Mark Fehlman, Debra Huse, Sally Jordan, Rita Pacheco, David Soloman, and Kim Van der Hoek. Just Plein Fun will run through Labor Day.
Contact: Majada Saucerman/Debra Huse Gallery
229 Marine Avenue, Suite E, Balboa Island, CA 92662
TASTE OF BALBOA ISLAND DINNER
Saturday September 6, 2014
Beek Center on Agate
ALL ARE WELCOME - COME EARLY!!
BALBOA ISLAND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Snow for Kids, Arrival of Santa, Tree Lighting
Sunday December 7, 2014
At the Balboa Island Fire Station at the Corner of Marine Avenue and Park Avenue.
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Sunday December 14, 2014
11am - 4pm
Tickets available at the usual places.
106th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
Deck the Hulls With Bows of Jolly
Wednesday December 17, 2014 - Sunday December 21, 2014
THE 25th ANNUAL BALBOA ISLAND ALL ISLAND GARAGE SALE
Saturday April 25, 2015
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
IN THE ALLEYS
Click Here to Download the Application Garage_Sale_Application_2014.si.pdf
Mary Hardesty Realty Presents the Balboa Island Artwalk
Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Beautiful Outdoor Art Show on Balboa Island, CA,
Over a Mile of Art & Live Music!
The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island’s summer season. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Artwalk will take place on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 from 9am to 5pm along the South Bayfront Promenade of Balboa Island. Admission is free.
This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on five stages along the walk. Performing musicians include the Retros, Don Ross Duo, Garry Gould, Rick Sherman and Alan Remington, Jim Roberts, and Grant Peacock. Limited-edition Artwalk posters and t-shirts will be available at Diamond & South Bayfront. Local restaurants will be open to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The OC Cruiser will be providing free shuttle service.
The Balboa Island Artwalk is presented by Mary Hardesty Realty and sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association.
Please visit http://www.balboaislandartwalk.info for additional information.
OLD GLORY BOAT PARADE, JULY 4 NEWPORT HARBOR
The American Legion 4th of July Boat Parade
California’s largest and one of the nation’s most well - established Patriotic boat parade, Newport Harbor Christmas Boat parade. The boat parade sees over 100+ vessels cruise through the harbor of Newport Beach, CA
When:: Saturday, 4th of July, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
American Legion Yacht Club
The parade will form at 12:30 off Collins Island (see Parade Map enclosed). The Harbor Patrol Fire Boat, followed by the VIP Boat, will lead the parade. The parade will begin promptly at 1300 (1:00 pm).
FIREWORKS AT THEDUNES
Saturday July 5, 2014
STARTS AT DARK - 9:00 pm
VIEW ON BALBOA ISLAND FROM NORTH BAYFRONT!!!
The only Legal Fireworks in Newport Beach!!!
We love our houses here on Balboa Island and would prefer that they don’t burn down - so PLEASE don’t bring any fireworks to the Island - there is plenty to see at the Dunes!!!