Fourth of July Fireworks and Activities in Newport Beach, CA

Fourth of July in Newport Beach | Things to Do on Newport Beach on July 4th


Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776.

Celebrate July 4th in Newport Beach. There are a wide variety of 4th of July activities and things to do. From parades to festivals, and even a boat parade!

American Legion in Newport Beach

If you are visiting Newport Beach for 4th of July, be sure to arrive early, parking may be a challenge as Newport Beach is a destination area, especially on this holiday.

The City of Newport Beach is hosting the annual Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Community Festival on the 4th of July. This parade is for bikes and you are welcome to bring your leashed dog. Be sure to decorate your bike, wagon, or scooter with 4th of July decor! The parade will begin promptly at 9 am at Balboa Boulevard and 38th Street Park. The parade route will be down Balboa Boulevard to Channel Place Park. Once at the park, there is a free festival which includes slides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, and games.

The Old Glory Fourth of July boat parade in Newport Beach which starts at Collins Island in Newport Beach, and begins on the fourth of July at 1 pm. Come on out and view over a 100 vessels in this festive parade.  This year’s theme is “Freedom Calling”.  This annual event is sponsored by the American Legion.

Newport Dunes in Newport Beach has a 4th of July event called Groovy Fest. There will be a Woodstock at the Beach show with live music.  and a Fireworks Extravaganza at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach.  Fireworks begin at 9pm at Newport Dunes. View their website for more information and ticket information.

Also, there is a fireworks display over the Huntington Beach Pier which begins at 9 pm also. Many residents of Newport are able to view this fireworks display.


Fireworks are illegal in the city of Newport Beach, but be sure to enjoy the Fireworks displays!!

Fourth of July in Newport Beach

If you are looking to spend a day in Newport Beach, be sure to arrive early to avoid the traffic, and attempt to secure a parking spot. And be sure to park in a legal parking spot, or you will be towed.

Fourth of July Newport Shores

Have a Happy and safe Fourth of July in Newport Beach!


OC Fair Begins on July 17, 2015 – August 16, 2015

The OC Fair is beginning next month and celebrate 125 years of the OC Fair. The theme will be  “One Big Party.”

Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa

The 2015 OC Fair will be open:
July 17-August 16 (Wednesday-Sunday)

10 am-Midnight

The Hours of the OC Fair will be as follows:

  1. Wednesday: 10 am – 7 pm
  2. Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
  3. Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
  4. Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster.

On opening day, there will be free admission  on July 17, 2015 from noon to 1 pm. You may find other discounts here for the OC Fair. There is also a Super Pass if you want to go several times, which would be fun to do.

In addition to the incredible exhibits at the OC Fair, The Pacific Amphitheater will be having outdoor concerts which is a fabulous venue to enjoy live music. Some of the live performances at the Pacific Amphitheater will include the Steve Miller Band, Spandau Ballet / DJ Richard Blade,  Three Dog Night / Jefferson Starship and Huey Lewis and the News just to name a few. Visit the complete list of upcoming performances at the Pacific Amphitheater.

One of my favorite things to do is ride the rides!! From Pirate’s Island to the Haunted Mansion, there is something for everyone. There are minimals heights required for some of the rides, be sure to check that out as well.

Soon, we will be seeing the OC Fair getting set up, and a favorite landmark is the Ferris Wheel.

Hope to see you at the OC Fair this summer!

Memorial Day Activities in and Around Newport Beach, CA

Looking for Memorial Day activities? Memorial Day is coming up on May 25, 2015, and it will be a three day weekend this weekend for you to enjoy.

There are many activities to consider and enjoy this weekend.

Visit Catalina Island – it is about an hour trip on the Catalina Flyer, and you can visit for a day, or perhaps make arrangements to stay. It is a pedestrian (mostly – there are some golf carts) city and easy to walk around. You can dive (snorkel or Scuba). There is a lot to do on Catalina Island.

Catalina Flyer

Visit Disneyland and the 24 Hour Kick Off Celebration – begins on Friday May 22, 2015 until 6 am on May 23, 2015. This is the kick off for the salute to Disney for 60 years!!

The Balboa Bay Resort is hold the Newport Beach Wine Festival from May 22-24, 2015. It is a celebration of fine wines, beer, and delicious cuisine over Memorial Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort.

Visit the Fun Zone located in Newport Beach. There is a Ferris Wheel and there is dining and shopping as well.

Rent a Duffy Boat at Duffy of Newport Beach which is located on Coast Highway.

And of course, visit the beach in Newport Beach. Anywhere from the Wedge up to 68th Street. Newport Beach is a popular destination and the beaches are wonderful. Be sure to check with lifeguards about the ocean conditions and the surf report. Be cautious of rip currents, and if the waves are big!! And be sure to bring sunscreen.

And if you are interested in searching for a home in Newport Beach this weekend, we are available to assist you with your Newport Beach home search.

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Chino Airport | Planes of Fame Airshow | 2015

Chino Airport – Planes of Fame Airshow

May 2-3, 2015

A Salute to Veterans

The Planes of Fame Airshow is being held this weekend at Chino Airport:

Chino Airport Planes of Fame

Chino Airport
7000 Merrill Ave
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 597-3910

This year’s Planes of Fame airshow will feature approximately  50 historic aircraft, performing as well as a salute to our veterans.  You can find the schedule of the Chino Planes of Fame Airshow here.

Chino Airport was previously known as Cal Aero Field. Chino airport identifier is CNO and is a general aviation airport and serves the general aviation community, for business and corporate travel. The runways line up with the compass.

 Chino Airport is situated on approximately 1,100 acres and has three runways: there are two parallel runways  – Runway 8L-26R and Runway 8R-26L, and there is Runway 3-21 which crosses the parallel runways. Runway 8R-26L is 7000 feet long and 150 feet wide, and is the longest runway at Chino Airport. The parallel runway  is 4,838 feet long and 150 feet wide. Runway 3-21 is which is crosses both Runways 8R-26L and Runway 8L-26R and is 4919 feet long and 150 feet wide.

Chino Control Tower

Chino Airport is home to many hangars that pilots either rent or own. There are over 100 businesses, and two aircraft museums including the Planes of Fame museum. Also, Chino Airport is home to Flo’s Cafe. Flo’s is a very popular restaurant to fly in eat breakfast or lunch and fly out.

Chino Hangars

Something else to consider when selecting an airport to have as your home base is weather. Chino Airport does have fairly consistent weather. With the exception of occassional fog, and winter weather, Chino averages about 345 VFR (visual flight rules) days per year. Chino is also a very popular general aviation airport and for many pilots that are learning to fly.

Chino Airport - Flags

Chino Airport

Planes of Fame Air Museum

Hope you get the chance to see the Airshow this weekend, and visit Chino Airport and visit the Planes of Fame Museum.

California Festival of Speed | Auto Club Speedway

Porsche festival of speed

The California Festival of Speed is being held today and was also held yesterday at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. This is the largest Porsche event in the west with PCA Club racing, Enduro, Time Trial,  and Coucours d’Elegance.

Festival of Speed

There were many Porsche’s there yesterday and we watch racing with Porsche Race Cars. It was an incredible event, with displays, and seeing the Porsche’s up close and personal.

There was also a gorgeous blue 911 GTS Club Coupe, which is PCA’s 60th anniversary present from Porsche. This car was there also.


And here is another Race car at the California Festival of Speed that was displayed.

Falken Porsche Car