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5 September Events to Add to Your Calendar

August 31, 2023

September is here, which means it’s time to gear up for fall! Aside from Labor Day weekend and the start of football season, there’s so much to be excited about. Whether you’re local to Newport Beach or simply visiting, there are plenty of events to add to your calendar this month. From the highly anticipated Pacific Wine & Food Classic to three-day weekend festivities at Newport Dunes, these five happenings are sure to liven up your fall.

Pacific Wine & Food Classic 

When: Sept. 30 

On Sept. 30, the annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic will kick off on the Back Bay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina! This year’s event will feature top local chefs, exceptional wines, premium cocktails, a taco garden, live music and more. Snag your VIP tickets and get ready to indulge in paella from the World Champion Paella Chef, Leo Razo, and a series of sparkling wines from Hi-Time Wine Cellars. There will also be a silent disco on the sand, so come ready to get your groove on! 

25th Annual Gentlemen’s Smoker 

When: Sept. 7 

Toast to the finer things in life at Balboa Bay Resort’s 25th Annual Gentlemen’s Smoker reception and four-course dinner. This exclusive event will showcase culinary creations by the renowned Chef Prabeen Prathapan and will be held on the picturesque Member’s Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring a bottle of their favorite wine and one of their cherished cigars for a friendly competition to determine the best wine and cigar. Winners will receive special recognition, and luxury packages will be up for auction, offering an opportunity to acquire remarkable items and experiences. This event will benefit the Balboa Bay Club Scholarship Fund. 

Art in the Park 

When: Sept. 23 

Consider yourself an art enthusiast? Join the fun this month on the Newport Beach Civic Green for the 18th annual Art in the Park! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., locals and visitors can peruse (and purchase!) the work of over 120 artists and artisans. Showcasing everything from paintings, jewelry, and leatherwork to photography, glasswork, sculptures, and mixed media, this free event is sure to be a hit.

Labor Day Weekend at Newport Dunes 

When: Sept. 2-4 

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with some family fun at Newport Dunes! Enjoy everything from food trucks and live entertainment to an inflatable water park for the kids. Your little ones will love the climbable icebergs, 17-foot slide and trampolines. Let your kids play while you enjoy rock ‘n roll by The Kelly Boyz on Saturday, Sept. 2, and a full bar with cocktails, beer and wine. You can even reserve a private waterfront cabana for the ultimate shoreside VIP experience! 

Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens 

When: Open Now 

Get in the mood for spooky season with a trip to Roger’s Gardens in the heart of Corona del Mar. This garden oasis recently opened its annual Halloween Boutique, where visitors can shop a diverse collection of festive and spooky decor. Pumpkins and fall foliage will be on full display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Get in the fall spirit and come see it for yourself. 

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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