Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means? It’s time for all the fun events Newport Beach and the surrounding areas have lined up! Whether you’re into catching waves, jamming at jazz festivals, or enjoying some classic Fourth of July festivities, there’s plenty to get excited about. Check out these can’t-miss summer events for 2024!

OC Fair


The Orange County Fair is not your average county fair! Sure, they have your classic Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, and fried foods galore, but the OC Fair offers so much more. With free admission when you purchase an events ticket, you can enjoy a variety of exciting entertainment. Catch a live concert at the Pacific Amphitheater or watch a thrilling show at the Action Sports Arena, featuring everything from monster trucks to demolition derbies. The OC Fair is a vibrant mix of fun rides, great food, and top-notch entertainment, making it a must-visit summer destination.


Concerts/Movies in the ParK

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Enjoy summer evenings in Newport Beach with a variety of outdoor events. Concerts on the Green offers free live music at the Civic Center, perfect for a relaxed evening with a picnic. For a beachside vibe, Tunes at the Dunes at Newport Dunes features lively performances from local bands and food trucks by the bay. If you prefer movies, Movies on the Beach at Newport Dunes provides a family-friendly film experience right on the sand, making for a cozy and memorable night under the stars. 

U.S. Open of Surfing


Cheer on the world’s top surfers at the U.S. Open in our neighboring town of Huntington Beach! This event features athletes carving up waves like never before, pushing the limits in thrilling competitions. The beach transforms into a lively festival with booths, face painting, giveaways, and food trucks. You’ll also catch exciting skateboarding and BMX shows with daring stunts. It’s a week-long beach bash that screams summer and brings together a community of ocean lovers and surf enthusiasts.

4th of July


We know every corner of America has its unique way of celebrating Independence Day. But have you experienced the 4th of July in Newport Beach? It’s truly something to be experienced. The streets of Balboa come alive with bikes decked out in festive red, white, and blue while the aroma of BBQ fills the air. Don’t have a bike? No problem! Beachview Bikes rental service offers convenient door delivery and pickup, so you can join the vibrant street celebrations hassle-free.

Looking for a family-friendly celebration? Head to Independence Day on the Back Bay for live music, kids’ parades, interactive activities, festive boat cruises, and a stunning fireworks show over the bay.

Newport Beach Jazz Festival

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The Newport Beach Jazz Festival is one of Orange County’s longest-running festivals, offering an intimate setting where fans can get close to their favorite artists. This weekend event is filled with live music, delicious food, and a relaxed atmosphere, making it a perfect way to spend a sunny day in Newport Beach, whether you’re a jazz lover or just looking for a great time.

Festival of the Arts

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The Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach is a summer favorite, featuring a unique art show and the famous Pageant of the Masters. Explore a wide range of art from talented artists, enjoy live music, and participate in art demonstrations and workshops. The Pageant of the Masters is a theatrical experience where art comes to life with live re-creations of famous works, offering a cultural experience unlike any other.