Holiday Events & Activities

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4th of July is for Families - Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Community Festival
The City of Newport Beach (City) will host the annual Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Community Festival on July 4. The bike and dog parade begins at 9 a.m. at Balboa Blvd. and 36th Street and will head down Balboa Blvd. to Channel Place Park for a free festival including carnival games, giant slides, jump houses, arts & crafts and food. Parade participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers and please bring dogs on leashes. The festival will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information on this event, contact the Recreation and Senior Services Department at 949-644-3151.  

Independence Day Parade & Celebration
The City and the Mariners Elementary School Foundation will host the annual Parade and Celebration on July 4 at Mariners Park, 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. The parade will begin at the corner of Commodore & Mariners Drive at 10:30 a.m. and the celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the park.

There will be food for sale and wristbands available for purchase that allow participation in fun games and activities. Wristbands are $15 each and can be purchased in advance or at the event.  For more information, please visit the Mariners Foundation website at or call the City's Recreation and Senior Services Department at 949-644-3151.

Old Glory Boat Parade
The annual "Old Glory Boat Parade" sponsored by the American Legion Yacht Club and the American Legion Post 291 will be held in Newport Harbor on July 4, beginning at 1 p.m.  See the harbor at its patriotic best as boats decorated in red, white & blue move through the water. For more information about the parade, including the best viewing locations, please contact the American Legion Yacht Club by calling 949-673-5002.

Fourth of July Flyover 
The Condor Squadron Officer’s and Airmen’s Association, a non-profit organization founded by a group of WWII fighter pilots, will fly AT-6's over Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente on July 4. They will begin over Huntington Beach and expect to fly over Newport Beach between 5:35 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza

The City is co-sponsoring a Fireworks Extravaganza with the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 4. Note: Newport Beach residents can walk into the evening fireworks show for free (please bring photo ID).

The Newport Dunes has a full day of activities, food and music planned for the Fourth of July. Gates open at 8 a.m. and there will be a $50 per car parking fee throughout the day. Please call 949-729-DUNE or visit to confirm information about the other holiday activities planned at the Dunes. 

Note: The possession or use of fireworks is illegal in the city of Newport Beach. Residents and visitors who wish to view a fireworks display are encouraged to attend one of the many public shows planned throughout the area. 

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