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5 Events to Look Forward to in July

June 27, 2024

Goodbye June gloom, and hello July! With endless beach days and dazzling firework shows right around the corner, there’s so much to look forward to this month in Newport Beach! Each year, July brings a multitude of events that capture the essence of our coastal paradise—from boat parades to summer concerts on the Back Bay. So mark your calendars, put on your SPF and gear up for these 5 exciting events. Happy summer!

Independence Day on the Back Bay

Celebrate America’s birthday in grand style at Newport Dunes’ annual Independence Day on the Back Bay celebration! On July 4, locals and visitors are invited to enjoy live entertainment, indulge in eats from local food trucks and revel in the festive atmosphere of this patriotic holiday. Live entertainment featuring DJ yo-b1 will take place from 3-5 p.m., followed by The Class, who will perform oldies, classic rock and top 40’s hits from 5-8 p.m. The evening will end with a red, white and blue fireworks display beginning at 9 p.m. Don’t miss out on these Fourth of July festivities!

Summer Concert Series at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Starting July 8, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach will welcome music-lovers of all types to enjoy live music, drinks and local fare at the property’s outdoor Back Bay Amphitheater. From June through Sept., this iconic venue will transform into an entertainment hub, welcoming renowned artists from various genres. Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary / Lee Ritenour will kick off the series on June 28, followed by Will Downing (July 19) and Jazz Attack: Rick, Richard & Peter (August 24).  To snag your tickets before they sell out, visit

Summer Concert Series at VEA Newport Beach

VEA Newport Beach is kicking off summer with a concert series under the sun! The next live music event in this series will take place on July 14 with California Country music star Daniel Bonte. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from VEA’s new Sunset Lawn, along with food and drink specials! The doors will open at 3 p.m. and valet parking is complimentary with validation from one of the hotel’s food and beverage outlets.

The Old Glory Boat Parade

For a classic Fourth of July celebration, dive into the patriotic spirit at the American Legion Yacht Club’s The Old Glory Boat Parade! During this cherished annual tradition, boat owners adorn their vessels in vibrant red, white and blue for a festive cruise around Newport Harbor. If you’re a boat owner, get creative and decorate your vessel for a chance to win awards like “Best Decorated,” “Best Theme” and “Best Music.” Prefer to be a spectator? Grab a spot on the sand and enjoy the parade as the fleet sails by, starting at 1 p.m. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends!

Movies on the Beach in Crystal Cove
Summer movies on the sand? Sounds like a California dream! The Crystal Cove Conservancy is upping the fun factor this summer by hosting movies on the beach on July 25 from 8-10 p.m. in Crystal Cove State Park. Bring your friends, family, beach chairs and blankets, and don’t forget your favorite movie snacks! This movie viewing experience under the stars will take place at the Historic District beach just south of Los Trancos Creek outlet. Don’t miss out on this epic summertime event!

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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