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5 Events to Look Forward to in July

June 27, 2023

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 five 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 a classic rock n’ roll performance by The Dreamboats 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. Every weekend in July, this iconic venue will transform into an entertainment hub, welcoming renowned artists from various genres. Rick Braun and Richard Elliot will kick off the series on July 8, followed by Chris Botti on July 15 and Christopher Cross on July 22. To snag your tickets before they sell out, visit

Makers in the Zone

Looking to shop local this summer? Visit the Balboa Fun Zone’s Makers in the Zone event from 5:30-9 p.m. on July 6. Set on the harbor’s edge, this crafty artisan market takes place every fourth Thursday of the month and features a slew of creative vendors. Shop everything from home decor and wall art to apparel and tasty treats—Makers in the Zone has it all! Get your dose of vitamin sea and show some love to Newport Beach’s local makers this July!

Designer Camp at Lido Marina Village 

Unleash your inner fashionista at Lido Marina Village’s Designer Camp, an exciting event that combines education with creativity. This collaborative, design-based summer camp offers interactive workshops led by industry professionals. Learn about the art of fashion design, styling and branding through hands-on workshops, informative talks from renowned designers and behind-the-scenes tours of galleries and studios. Discover your own unique style and enjoy an evening by the bay. This camp will take place from July 10-14, so reserve your spot now!

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 16 with the Jordan Sherman Band. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from VEA’s new Sunset Lawn, along with food and drink specials! And for those seeking a VIP concert experience, a special package is available for one-night stays on July 16. This deal includes preferred seating for two guests during the show and a $50 food and beverage credit. Book now on VEA’s website using code ES2.

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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