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5 Labor Day Weekend Activities and Events

August 1, 2023

Mondays aren’t so bad when there’s a three-day weekend! With Labor Day right around the corner, we’re ready to savor our day off with some fun in the sun. Whether it’s listening to live music al fresco-style, enjoying a sun-drenched picnic, or cruising the harbor via boat, the opportunities for entertainment are endless. With that said, we’ve rounded up five events and activities in Newport Beach for you to enjoy on this three-day weekend! Don’t forget to set your email to OOO.

Fun, Food and Live Music at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

Newport Dunes is giving summer the proper farewell with a three-day weekend full of family-friendly entertainment! Come play on the back bay this Labor Day, where you and your crew can enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, an inflatable water park and more! Your kiddos will love the water park’s 17-foot slide, trampolines and climbable icebergs—plus, adults will dig the live tunes (Sept. 1-3, from 5-8 p.m.), featuring music by Cubensis (a re-creation of the Grateful Dead experience) and The Kelly Boyz (a country-western band). There will also be a full bar with cocktails, beer and wine. For the ultimate shoreside VIP experience, reserve your very own private beachfront cabana!

Book Labor Day Weekend Vacation at The Lido House Hotel

Nothing says Labor Day like staying in the heart of Newport Beach itself! Experience the epitome of luxury while staying in one of Newport Beach’s most recent gems, The Lido House Hotel. The location of the Lido House is more than convenient, as you are granted easy access to the Balboa Peninsula and all the other offerings of Lido Marina Village. The quaint Cape Cod-style hotel boasts coastal view guest rooms, a rejuvenating spa, a full-service luxury restaurant, a rooftop lounge, a pool with cabanas, and more. Whether it’s a Labor Day vacation or a staycation, immerse yourself in the elegance and hospitality of The Lido House Hotel to make memories that last a lifetime.

Live Music at VEA Newport Beach

This Labor Day weekend, VEA Newport Beach is keeping the fun rolling with live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10 p.m. This recently refreshed property sits in the center of it all, offering access to some of the best shopping and dining in all of Newport Beach. And in addition to experiencing its luxury coastal-inspired guest rooms, three new restaurant and bar concepts and 14,000-square-foot spa, you can also get your groove on! At VIEW Restaurant & Lounge, talented singer-songwriter artists perform every weekend—follow @veanewportbeach on Instagram to see the weekly schedule of artists.

Aperitivo Sunset Celebration at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Not sure how to spend your long weekend? The Resort at Pelican Hill has you covered! This stunning coastal property has a calendar full of events, but this weekend, you’ll want to call up the babysitter. Make a toast to the beauty of golden hour at the resort’s Aperitivo Sunset Celebration! This adults-only weekend gathering will take place Sept. 1-2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will feature a rotating menu of prestige wines, specialty cocktails and light bites. Sip on a Coliseum Spritz with Aperol, St. Germain elderflower, lemon and Luca Paretti prosecco as you soak in the coastal view and an ocean breeze.

Labor Day Premier Brunch Cruise with City Experiences

Set sail on the harbor this Labor Day with City Experiences! This vessel/event company hosts a variety of Newport Beach boat cruises throughout the year that are worth every penny. This Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 4), you and your family can enjoy a festive meal on the water by reserving a spot on the Labor Day Premier Brunch Cruise! The event includes a scenic two-hour yacht cruise, a gourmet brunch buffet, a selection of wine, champagne and classic cocktails, a private table for you and your party and live music. To book your cruise, click here!

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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