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7 Events to Look Forward to This February in Newport Beach

January 30, 2024

Goodbye January, and hello February! This time of year in Newport Beach boasts fewer crowds and mild temperatures, making it a great time to visit or get out and about if you live locally. From holidays like Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year to exciting happenings like Super Bowl Sunday, there’s plenty of fun to be had this February! Here are seven things to look forward to this month in our seaside city.

Valentine’s Day

Ah, the season of love! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and there are infinite ways to celebrate this special holiday in Newport Beach. Whether you’re toasting to several years of love with your significant other or you’re heading out for a round of cocktails with your galentines, let Newport Beach’s best restaurants set the scene. Set sail on a festive brunch cruise or romantic dinner cruise around the harbor, complete with stunning views and a curated buffet, or head to Balboa Bay Resort for a three-course dinner, champagne and live entertainment!

Female Maker Market at Lido Marina Village

Shop local this February at Lido Marina Village’s Female Maker Market! Taking place on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this shopping experience will kick off on the Lido Deck and will feature a variety of female artisans, along with local eats and live entertainment. This is the perfect place to shop for gifts for your galentines! Browse everything from clothing and accessories to home goods, jewelry and more.

Winter Whale Watching

From December through April, grey whales migrate in pods from the Baja California lagoons to the Bering Sea feeding grounds, making February a great month to embark on a whale-watching adventure. Local tour companies like Newport Landing and Newport Coastal Adventure offer guided cruises that will let you see these unique mammals up close. To book your winter whale-watching excursion, visit or and prepare to set sail!

Fashion Island‘s Lunar New Year Celebration

A celebration of the start of spring and the beginning of a new year, Lunar New Year is the most significant holiday in China and is widely celebrated in other countries, too. For a local celebration of this festive holiday, head to Fashion Island from Feb. 9-25 and watch this open-air retail destination transform into a Lunar New Year extravaganza! From kite painting to live calligraphy demonstrations and other exciting activities, Fashion Island invites locals and visitors to let luck shine in California fashion.

Super Bowl Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are set to face off in Las Vegas this February for Super Bowl LVIII, and we know where you can catch all the action! Newport Beach is home to several sports bars and pubs perfect for a Super Bowl Sunday showdown. Check out our list of local hotspots for Super Bowl Sunday here, and don’t forget to wear your team’s gear! Whether you’re a football fanatic or simply watch for the commercials, these bars are sure to serve up a good time. Here’s to big punts and even bigger pints!

Opening of reveal at VEA Newport Beach

New to VEA Newport Beach, reveal is an upscale lounge designed to be a premier evening and late-night destination. Opening Feb. 1, this chic, indoor-outdoor space will feature 90s and early 2000s music and offer an extensive selection of classic cocktails and elevated bar bites curated by Executive Chef Andy Arndt. This “social sanctuary” will set the scene for perfect date nights and private gatherings and is set to redefine the luxury lounge experience in Newport Beach. Guests can sip on libations like Sazeracs and Side Cars and indulge in elevated bites like American Caviar, warm pretzel bites and charcuterie.

Fourth Fridays Vintage Market on the Lido Deck

Calling all thrifters! On Friday, February 23, from 12 to 5 p.m., Lido Marina Village will host its Fourth Fridays Vintage Market, where shoppers can browse a variety of hand-picked vintage items, including apparel, jewelry, bags and more. This event is hosted by SoCal-based shop RetroBlades, and if you love all things vintage, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Written by: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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