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“Gray Whale Watching Cruise. Over 10,000 Whales Pass During Migration January-April 2014 . Enjoy $16 Whale Watching Special”

The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport Beach coastline from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and back again along the Orange County coast during the months of December, January, February, March, & April. During the gray whale migration it is not uncommon to view 5 or more gray whales a cruise making for excellent viewing opportunities.  Other varieties of whales including finback whales, humpback whales, and minke whales can also be viewed along with several species of dolphin

Phone 949-675-0551
Address 309 Palm Street Suite A Newport Beach Ca 92661.
Times 10 am, 1 pm, & 3:30 pm. (2 1/2 hour whale watching cruise)
Price $16 Whale Watching Cruise Special
Website http://www.newportwhales.com,
Offer http://www.newportwhales.com/newport_beach_whale_watch_offer.html



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THE 24th ANNUAL BALBOA ISLAND ALL ISLAND GARAGE SALE
Saturday April 26, 2014
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
IN THE ALLEYS
Click Here to Download the Application Garage_Sale_Application_2014.si.pdf





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Mary Hardesty Realty Presents the Balboa Island Artwalk
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
9am-5pm

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.
http://www.maryhardestyrealty.com




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The 22nd Annual Celebrate Balboa Island Day
STAR SPANGLED ISLANDS . . . BALBOA ISLAND, LITTLE BALBOA ISLAND, COLLINS ISLAND
Sunday June 1, 2014
11:00 AM
REMEMBER THE BRIDGE CLOSES AT 10:30 AM



HERE ARE THE FORMS TO ENTER THE PARADE:
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It’s that time of year again on Balboa Island, and on behalf of the Balboa Island Improvement Association we would be honored to have you participate in the twenty-first annual “Celebrate Balboa Island Day”.
This year’s theme is “Star Spangled Islands” and the parade will be on Sunday, June 1, at 11:00 AM (you will need to be at the staging area, next to Union Bank on Bayside Drive, by 9:30 AM).  The parade organizes on Bayside Drive, crosses over the Balboa Island Bridge, travels down Marine Avenue and ends at the fire station - approximately two and one-half blocks.
We’re following the same procedures as last year.  The deadline for entries is Saturday, May 10. There will be a Selection Committee to review all entries and respond to you by Saturday, May 17, regarding the acceptance of your entry.  Please provide a brief description of the entry.  This is the information the Emcees announce as the parade passes them.  Any unique information about the entry or its’ participants is appreciated.  Additional comments can always be added later if necessary.  Included with this invitation to participate is an entry form and guidelines for judging entries.  To maintain the community fun and spirit of the parade, political activity or commercial advertising of any kind is prohibited.

Since the ‘After Parade Event’ was such a huge success last year, we’re continuing it, so plan on staying around after the parade.  There will be music and activities in the 100 block of Marine Avenue following the Parade.  More details to come.

Awards will be presented at the All Island Pancake Breakfast at the Beek Center, Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Check your schedule for availability and let us know at your earliest convenience if you will be available to participate this year, and we hope you will.  If you have any questions, call 949 673-2281 or e-mail:  .

Look forward to seeing you and having you participate in this year’s fun!


GREG TOPPER ROCKS ALL YEAR LONG
Click Here to Find Out Where!! http://gregtopper.com/schedule.htm



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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:: Friday, 4th of July, 2014
1 pm - 5 pm
Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
Price: Free!
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).
http://www.alyc291.com


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FIREWORKS AT THEDUNES
Friday July 4, 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!!!



ADOPT A POT
We love to keep Balboa Island Beautiful and we want a
“walk around the Island to be an enjoyable experience for all!”
A great way to help and be a part of it is is to “Adopt-A-Pot”.
If you are interested call Betty Christy at 714.315.9808 or Steve Mitchell at 714.292.1948


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