Photography By: Ed Visions
Photography By: Ed Visions

7 Happenings You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer in Newport Beach

Live Your Endless Summer Fantasy With These Newport Beach Happenings

Beaming sunshine, salty breezes and smiles all around; it’s easy to see why we’ve been waiting all year long for summertime in Newport Beach. Not only is the city blessed with perfect weather, but it also has tons of super-fun activities, happenings and events to fill your social calendar. From goat yoga and golf to boat rentals and dancing as the sun goes down, Newport Beach has plenty of opportunities for you to have the best summer ever! Newport Beach Activities

Newport Beach Activities

Midsummer Day’s Dream

📍Peninsula Lounge

🗓 Live Reggae Thursdays (7-10 p.m.)

Come for the views; stay for the tasty Cali Rivera food! This stunner of a restaurant sits pretty on the harbor’s edge, offering an assortment of eclectic eats and views for days. With a menu inspired by Asian, Californian, French and vegan cuisines, the Peninsula Lounge is where fun and relaxation meet style and sophistication. Feast on fresh seafood offerings like oysters, agave shrimp, Chilean seabass and more! And if you’re looking for some live tunes to set the mood, head over for the lounge’s live Reggae Thursdays featuring Errol Bonnick & De Lionz and a special drink menu to instantly uplift your week!

Local Insight: Want to travel the rest of the bay in true Newport style? The Peninsula offers a number of vehicles, from luxury car service to rentable paddleboards, kayaks and electric boats!

Peninsula Lounge

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Livin’ la Vida Lido

📍Lido Marina Village

🗓 Little Lido: Kids Club Summertime Fun (Aug. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.)

Bring your little one to outdoor story time at the courtyard near Lido Village Books! Victoria from Little Folk Music will be there as well as a lineup of summer-friendly craft activities. Don’t want the fun to end? Aftwards, walk over to Minnow to rent out a toy boat for a race around the pond!

Lido Marina Village

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Put in Some Island Time

📍Fashion Island

🗓 Weekend Entertainment in the Bloomingdale’s Courtyard (Saturdays and Sundays, Noon-3 p.m.)

Didn’t think your shopping trip at Fashion Island could get any better? Find a spot in the Bloomingdale’s-Neiman Marcus courtyard for the shopping center’s weekly entertainment show.

Pro Tip: Grab a snack from Atomic Creamery or Scratch Bakery Cafe before the show starts!

Fashion Island

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📍Sherman Library & Gardens

🗓 Goat Yoga (Aug. 21, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.)

Sherman Library & Gardens is known for its beautiful floral displays, but what you may not know is that it has a calendar full of tons of fun classes and events, including goat yoga! Join yoga instructor Darnell Renee and some furry friends for a beginner-friendly yoga class you’ll never forget.

Sherman Library & Gardens

Two Green Thumbs Up

📍Roger’s Gardens

🗓 Monthly Gardening Checklist of Tips and Tasks (Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m.)

A beacon to plant-lovers and gardeners of all levels, join Roger’s Gardens horticulturist Suzanne Hetrick for her monthly gardening class! Learn tons of tips and tricks to keeping a healthy, thriving garden, then wander the beautiful nursery grounds to find the perfect new addition. Stay for a farm-to-table lunch at Farmhouse under the hanging chandeliers.  

Roger’s Gardens

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Brunch Makes Everything Better

📍City Cruises – Newport Beach

🗓 Brunch Cruise (Select dates, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Want to elevate your squad’s brunch game? Experience brunch on a whole new level when you step aboard City Cruises’ luxury brunch yacht! Enjoy a two-hour boat cruise with endless mimosas, scrumptious brunch bites and, of course, beautiful views of the sun-kissed coast.

City Cruises – Newport Beach


Fore a Good Cause

📍 Pelican Hill Golf Club

🗓 2021 Southern California Golf Classic (Aug. 9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Want to spend a day on the green for a good cause? Register for Autism Speaks’ inaugural 2021 Southern California Golf Classic! You’ll not only enjoy dazzling ocean views and a world-class course, but you’ll also support Autism Speaks’ mission for a kinder world.

Pelican Hill Golf Club
Autism Speaks

Newport Beach Activities

About the author

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Born and raised near the Pacific Coast, Jordan Nishkian is a California girl through and through. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Anthropology, and her favorite place to be is curled up in a comfy chair with a book in her hand and a pen in her hair.


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