Because Why Not Celebrate the Fourth of July Early?
Written By: Chelsea Raineri Red, White & Luau
Fourth of July in Orange County is a sacred holiday, a time to show your bicycle some love and pull it out of the garage for a full day of festivities. But why should the holiday stop there? Extend this glorious day to the night before, or Fourth of July Eve one might call it. Beat the case of the Mondays, grab your best Hawaiian attire and make your way to the Newport Dunes for LOCALE Magazine’s 7th Annual Red, White & Luau on July 3 from 6-9 p.m. As if celebrating the freedom of your country a day early isn’t enough reason to book your spot, here are five reasons you won’t want to miss the luau of the year!
Games, Selfies and Prizes From Ruby’s Diner
Ruby’s, the staple of Orange County, will be offering loads of fun and games—literally! With everything from cornhole and Jumbo Jenga, to photo op zones and a relaxation zone, this beloved diner is pulling out all the stops. They’re also bringing a prize zone that will have a spin wheel where you can win prizes like a cup that gives you access to free shakes for a whole month!
Amazing Drinks (Non-hosted)
As mentioned before, you may feel the need to unwind after your long Monday, and LOCALE is here to provide. Kick back and relax with Royal Hawaiian’s famous Lapu Lapus, delicious Sailor Jerry Mai Tais and, of course, the classic Corona because nothing says Fourth of July like an ice cold cerveza.
Catch Me By the Food
For all the foodies out there, this is one event you won’t want to miss. With a wide variety of options, everyone will be able to chow down on their favorites. The list is like the red carpet of restaurants including:
Belgian Fries and sauces in fry cones
Pasea Hotel | Tanner’s
Citrus Wood Kissed White Bass Poke With Forbidden Rice Chip
Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca Mocktail
Salted Caramel Creme Brulee in Mini Tart Shells
Polpette al Sugo: Napoletana Style Meatballs, DOP Pomodoro Sauce, Microbasil
Pizza Margherita: Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, DOP Pomodoro Sauce, Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pizza Diavola: Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano DOP Pomodoro Sauce, Spicy Salame, Fresh Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Variety of Specialty Pizzas with some gluten-free and vegan options
La Vida Cantina
Ahi Tuna Tostaditas
Cochinita Pibil Taco: Blue corn tortilla, Cochinita Pibil, Salsa Quemada, Avocado and Pina Pico
The Trough Sandwich Kitchen
Classic Hawaiian Meal Trough Style: Pulled Pork, White Rice, Cabbage Slaw
Avocado Toast Sample: Sourdough Bread, Smashed avocado, and house ricotta cheese
Hauté Productions Events & Catering
Spam and Pineapple Cubans
Pulled Pork Sliders
Tropical Fruit Skewers
Magic Bullet Hangover Eraser
Ruby Red Grapefruit
Essentia Alkaline Water | 9.5 pH Ionized
Party With the Best
LOCALE knows how to throw a party, if we do say so ourselves, and this year we’re bringing out some of our favorite people to party with! Stop by the Catalina Express, Pilates on Purpose, Time Nightclub and Perspire Sauna Studio’s booths for a night to remember.
For the Greater Good
Purchase your tickets for $20, $25 the week of the event and $30 at the door. And trust us your money is going to a good cause—money earned will go towards Inspire Artistic Minds, a charity that offers scholarships and educational opportunities to advance the arts with a focus in the food and beverage industry. So you can drink with a clear conscious!
Dance to Cali Conscious With Fire and Hula Dancers
Nothing says summer quite like reggae music! Cali Conscious will be dropping the beat for you to put your dancing shoes to good use. There will also be lively fire and hula dancers as the cherry on top to this Hawaiian-themed party. Feast your eyes on these risk-takers twirling fire-engulfed-batons that will keep you dancing to the beat.
What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets here!
Red, White & Luau
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
It’s That Time of the Year Again! Don’t Miss Out On LOCALE Magazine’s 7th Annual Red, White & Luau
Born and raised in Orange County, Chelsea is a local through and through. A true foodie at heart, you can find Chelsea face first in a grilled cheese or in line for the latest food craze. A Magna Cum Laude graduate from Chapman University, she is excited to bring her passion for writing, editing, and all things trendy to Locale Magazine.