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5 Newport Beach Events We’re Excited for This Fall

September 7, 2023

It’s fall, y’all! As we swap our swimsuits for cozy sweaters in preparation for a new season, it’s time to fill our calendars with some fun. Fall in Newport Beach ushers in all kinds of festivities and big-time annual events. From the highly anticipated Pacific Wine & Food Classic in September to the iconic Newport Beach Film Festival in October, there’s so much to look forward to. So mark your calendars because these five Newport Beach events are ones you won’t want to miss!

Pacific Wine & Food Classic

When: Sept. 30

Get ready for a flavor-packed experience at the annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic on Sept. 30! This year’s edition promises a lineup of renowned local chefs, exceptional wines, handcrafted cocktails, a tasty taco garden, live musical performances and more. Secure your VIP tickets to partake in the delectable paella crafted by the World Champion Paella Chef, Leo Razo, alongside an array of sparkling wines presented by Hi-Time Wine Cellars. And don’t miss the chance to join the silent disco on the sandy shores of Newport Dunes!

61st Annual Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest

When: Oct. 1

Get your toe sandy and camera ready at the 61st Annual Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest in Corona del Mar. This year’s theme is “It’s a Zoo Out There,” and viewers can expect to see some amazing animal-themed sand sculptures! On Oct. 1, thousands of contest participants and spectators will gather at Big Corona Beach to compete for a cash prize. Get your team together and sign up now, or simply come to the beach to watch the creativity unfold.

Newport Beach Film Festival

When: Oct. 12-19

Drawing in a crowd of over 58,000 avid film enthusiasts annually, the Newport Beach Film Festival holds its esteemed status as one of the nation’s premier luxury lifestyle film festivals. Mark your calendars for October 12-19, 2023, as this cinematic extravaganza unfurls, presenting a captivating lineup of films representing diverse corners of the world. From thought-provoking documentaries to compelling short films and engaging full-length dramas, the festival promises an unforgettable experience against the backdrop of Newport Beach.

Art in the Park

When: Sept. 23

Are you someone who appreciates art? Don’t miss out on the excitement this month at the Newport Beach Civic Green, where the 18th edition of Art in the Park is taking place! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., residents and tourists can explore and even buy the creations of more than 120 talented artists and artisans. With a diverse range of offerings, including paintings, leatherwork, jewelry, photography, sculptures and glasswork, this free event is sure to be captivating for all attendees.

Fourth Fridays Vintage Market on the Lido Deck

When: Sept. 22

Taking place on Friday, Sept. 22, from 12-5 p.m., the Fourth Fridays Vintage Market invites shoppers to explore racks of vintage finds on the waterfront Lido Deck. Enjoy the live tunes as you browse through a curated collection of vintage gems, ranging from retro apparel and jewelry to unique bags and more. This is the perfect place to revamp your fall wardrobe and enjoy the charming seaside ambiance of Lido Marina Village.

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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