CERT Mutual Aid class- Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 10th
May 9 @ 8:30 am – May 11 @ 11:30 am

CERT Mutual Aid class- Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 10th
The Newport Beach Fire Department will host a CERT Mutual Aid Program (CMAP) Mutual Aid class on Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 10th from 6:30-9:30 pm. Information on the class is listed below. The class is open to all active Newport Beach CERT graduates that are interested in becoming mutual aid volunteers. During a disaster or emergency, CERT Mutual Aid volunteers could respond to other cities in Orange County when activated.

DATE: Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 10th
TIME: 6:30-9:30 pm
PLACE: Newport Beach Santa Ana Heights Fire Station #7 Training room
ATTIRE: CERT vest and ID badge,

51st Annual Athletic Awards Breakfast presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day

51st Annual Athletic Awards Breakfast presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods
Date 5/31/2012
Event Time: 7:30 AM
Location Harborside Restaurant (Balboa Pavilion)
400 Main Street
Newport Beach,CA, 92661
Description Outstanding student athletes from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar High Schools will be honored for their academic achievements. The event, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, will also feature special guest speaker, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor.SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIESOfficial Sponsor (4 available) – $500

  • BRAND VISIBILITY – Your logo and/or company name will be incorporated into marketing material, the event program, e-newsletter, flyers, mailings, projection screens at the event, and news releases.
  • PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS – Receive an on-stage mention at the event
  • Receive two (2) tickets to event.

Table Sponsor – $400

  • BRAND VISIBILITY – Your company name will be listed in the event program and the projection screens at the event.
  • Includes a table for ten people (reserve three seats for a student and his or her parents, and table signage.

For sponsorship information, please call Kathleen Sanchez at 949-729-4403.



  • Tickets are $40 each and include breakfast.


Sponsors Dick’s Sporting Goods
Contacts Richard Luehrs
Contact Email

Register For 51st Annual Athletic Awards Breakfast presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods
Balboa Bay Club And Resort Fathers Day Event @ Balboa Bay Club & Resort
Jun 17 all-day

Father’s Day at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort

Join us for our Father’s Day Celebrations from a Car Show to Brunch, Dinner and Afternoon BBQ on The Terrace.

Father’s Day Brunch In The First Cabin Restaurant – June 17 ~ Brunch – 10:30am – 2:30pm

Guests will enjoy a glass of Mimosa, and a Three-Course Brunch—including choice of four appetizers, seven entrees (including Petit Rack of Lamb, Seared Barramundi & Grilled Prawns, or Medallion of Beef Tenderloin, just to name a few….) and two different desserts.  Price: $49.00* for adults and for children 4-12 years $24.50* (*Note: Prices do not include tax and gratuity.) Please make reservations early by calling (949) 630-4145.

Father’s Day Dinner In The First Cabin Restaurant – June 17 ~ Dinner – 5:00 – 9:00pm

Guests will enjoy The Chef’s new Summer Menu.  Please make reservations early by calling (949) 630-4145.

Father’s Day Sunday BBQ ~ On The Terrace of Duke’s Place –  June 17 ~ 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy afternoon BBQ’s on the Terrace of Duke’s Place Sunday Father’s Day June 17th and each Sunday, thru Labor Day weekend September 2. Our Executive Chef Josef Lageder and his Team will have all your favorites, including: delectable baby back ribs, fresh grilled free range chicken, salmon, a selection of salads, corn on the cob, and a delicious dessert—and much more! And enjoy the island sounds of Steel Drum Calypso and Reggae music performed LIVE by BBC’s favorite, “Coconut Frank”. Costs: The Sunday BBQ pricing is: $38.00 for adults, $21.50 for children 12 and under (plus tax & gratuity).  BBC Member discount applies.  Reservations are not necessary.

Father’s Day 5th Annual Classic Car Show – June 17 ~ 11:00am to 3:00pm
This event is open to the public… so please come and enjoy. The event begins at 11:00 am, with an awards presentation at 2:00pm and a 3:00 pm conclusion.  DJ, Al Beck will be playing some of the “We Five” Classic Hits throughout the event.  Jerry and Debbie Burgan of the “We Five” Band  will also be on-hand for a “meet and greet” from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in the afternoon

21st Annual Concert Series Presented by Whole Foods Market @ Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Jun 30 @ 12:45 am – Oct 13 @ 1:45 am

21st Annual Summer Concert Series presented by Whole Foods Market

June 29, 2012 – October 12, 2012
1107 Jamboree Road | Newport Beach, CA 92660
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach | Visit Website

June 22, 2012: Spyro Gyra Lee Ritenour June 29, 2012: Wilson Phillips July 13, 2012: Bobby Caldwell Jesse J July 20, 2012: Hiroshima Marc Antoine July 27, 2012: Gerald Albright Norman Brown August 3, 2012: Michael Bolton Michael Lington August 10, 2012: Al Jarreau with The George Duke Trio August 17, 2012: Dave Koz Bebe Winans September 14, 2012: Jeff Golub David Pack    October 12, 2012: Fourplay Plus, more artists to be announced

Balboa Bay Club Friday Night Summer Concerts @ Balboa Bay Club & Resort
Jul 28 @ 1:00 am – Sep 1 @ 2:00 am

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort offers a variety of events open to guests and the public throughout the year. A current list of scheduled events is below.

Musicians at the Balboa Bay Club

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort is pleased to announce a series of five “Friday Night Summer Concerts” that are  open to the public.   The Concerts will be performed on the lawn overlooking the bay at The Resort. Dinner is also an option prior to each concert. Concert tickets are $25 each for the public.  All tickets are non-refundable.  Dinner will begin at 5:30pm and each Concert will begin at 6:30pm.

  • “WE FIVE’s Folk-Rock Revival Concert” – Friday, July 27
  • “The Four Freshman” Live In Concert – Friday, August 3
  •  “The Four Preps” – Friday, August 17
  •  “Surfin’ Safari” The Ultimate Tribute To The Beach Boys – Friday, August 24
  •  “Mariachi Sol de Mexico” In Concert – Friday, August 31

Reservations, Seating And Parking Information:
Please call 949-630-4120 for all ticket reservations between the hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm 7-days a week.  Non-refundable tickets are $25 each. Tickets are charged to your credit card at time of purchase.  Outdoor seating is assigned at round tables of 8-10 people.  Seating is based on a first come first served basis.  If you would like to be seated with friends or others attending, or if you have a disability, please indicate at time of reservation.  No physical tickets will be mailed.  A confirmation number will be issued and a reservation confirmation will be emailed to the address you provide at time of reservation.  A credit card receipt will be available upon request at entrance to the event.  Valet parking and self parking are both available for a nominal charge.

Enjoy Sunday Evening BBQ’s on the outdoor terrace of Duke’s Place overlooking the bay.  Guests will find a perfect way to wind down the weekend with a delicious dining experience from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  In addition to the fantastic view, amazing cuisine, and new fire pits on the Terrace, a festive atmosphere is created by live music and the island sounds of Coconut Frank, performing live Steel Drum Calypso and Reggae music.    Executive Chef Josef Lageder and his team will have all of your favorites, including delectable baby back ribs, fresh grilled free-range chicken, salmon, a selection of salads, corn on the cob and a delicious dessert.

The Sunday BBQ pricing is $32.50 for adults, $21.50 for children 12 and under (plus tax and gratuity).   For the three-day holiday weekends – Father’s Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, there will be an expanded menu available, and pricing will be $38.00 for adults, $21.50 for children 12 and under (plus tax and gratuity.)

Sunset Jazz Series at Newport @ Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Sep 6 @ 5:00 am – Sep 20 @ 6:00 am

Sunset Jazz Series

September 05, 2012 – September 19, 2012
900 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-759-5003 |  Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa | Visit Website

Music & Entertainment

The Jazz Cruise and KJAZZ 88.1 presents “Sunset Jazz at Newport” in the Rose Garden of the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa every Wednesday starting July 11 – September 19. Line-up includes Ernie Andrew Quartet featuring Rickey Woodard, Four Freshman, Graham Dechter Quartet featuring Tamir Hendelman & Jeff Hamilton, Ken Peplowski Quartet with Mike Wofford, Chuck Berghofer & Joe Labarbera, Byron Stripling & Booby Floyd Quartet, Jody Roberts/Greg Fishman Quartet, Ch… Visit Website

Newport Pontoons in the News @ Newport Pontoons
Jul 21 @ 12:45 am – Sep 1 @ 1:45 am
By  on June 29th, 2013

Newport Pontoons is Seaworthy Business

By Norm Bour | NB Indy

Imagine that you and eleven of your closest friends grab some libations and steaks, and barbeque them while cruising Newport harbor–all for about $10 per hour per person.

Newport Pontoons offers this great local getaway right there on Coast Highway. It’s a unique business launched just over a year ago, and one more than worth getting to know.

For many years, I have been recommending a book called “The Blue Ocean Strategy,” which guides business owners and entrepreneurs through the process of creating their own “Blue Ocean,” which means one with little or no competition. Why struggle in the “Red Ocean” where the competition devours itself? How appropriate that the comparison actually involves the ocean as well?

Newport Pontoons owners Garrison and Brandon Williams found a demand for a market that did not even exist.

“It was fueled (no pun intended) because tooling around the harbor in a motorboat was just too darn expensive,” shared Garrison during a recent interview. He realized there was a need for affordable ways to enjoy the water at a fair price and a leisurely pace. This is not your father’s or grandfather’s version of a pontoon, with lounge chairs floating on pieces of woods.

Newport Pontoons made a splash at the Lido Boat Show as pontoon boats had never been prevalent before in those “upper end” markets.

They can do speeds up to 43 knots, so imagine skiing behind one of them with a handful of friends and room to spare.

The Avalon boats they rent and sell are made in Michigan and tested on the Great Lakes for stability. They’ve also been travel-tested thousands of miles along the Eastern seaboard.

Most people think of pontoons for lakes (such as Lake Arrowhead), and not for salt water, but these boats are stable enough to cruise to Catalina in more comfort that you are used to–and they’re virtually unsinkable.

In addition to renting the boats, Newport Pontoons offers more than 70 different models for sale. While smaller electric boat have seemingly cornered the market in Newport Beach, throughout the rest of the U.S., pontoon boats dominate with up to 70% of all boat sales.

The pontoon boats can be outfitted with any luxury than you would find in other boating options. Newport Pontoons has a large selection and inventory, and they control seven slips and boats. They also offer a timeshare rental program that allows owners to rent their boats, generate income, and still use it when they want.

For more information, visit, or call (949) 631-3333.

Is your business unique? Do you command your own “Blue Ocean?” There are more than 20,000 businesses that are licensed in Newport Beach. We’re looking for those hidden gems: unique stores or people that everyone really should know about.

Contact Norm Bour at (949) 495-6162, or


Newport Pontoons in the News @ Newport Pontoons
Jul 23 @ 7:15 am – Oct 1 @ 8:15 am
By  on July 21st, 2013

Fun with Boats and Art

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy

It’s often easy to overlook fun activities when they’re in your own backyard, so we made time recently to check off two things on our “To Do” list: a “dock and dine” boat excursion on a pontoon boat, and a guided art walk through Pelican Hill Resort. Both are perfect summertime excursions for a group of friends, out-of-town visitors, or locals who need a reminder as to why we love living here.

 Pontoon Boat Ride

We’ve got a beautiful harbor, and what better way to enjoy it than cruising in an electric boat while sipping champagne and nibbling cuisine from local waterfront restaurants.

pontoon 3With that concept in mind, Catherine and I invited a handful of fellow foodies to a “dock and dine” cruise. We deliberated on boat rentals, and chose Newport Pontoons because the boats can hold up to a dozen people with plenty of room to stand and walk around, and because we’ve never piloted a pontoon boat.

Our foodie group met at Newport Pontoons at 6:30 pm on a balmy Wednesday evening, and were escorted to a beautiful boat that had recently been added to the rental fleet. It boasted a wet bar, comfortable seating, cup holders, stereo, and more amenities than we expected to find on a rental boat.

We loaded our beverages (champagne, wine and water) and, after being given a few instructions on boating basics, we shoved off (with me at the helm) and headed to our first of three restaurants: DivBar.

Easily accessible by boat, DivBar has a dockside valet to assist boaters in maneuvering and disembarking.

We ordered  from the extensive menu, and sipped champagne while our order was being prepared. Chef Kris Kirk came out to say hello, followed by a team of wait staff withpontoons 2 bags of food.

We’ve had dinner at DivBar, but dining on their fabulous white pizza, duck fat fries, firecracker shrimp and Thai chicken salad while on the water added a different dimension to the cuisine.

Our passengers passed around plates of food, and we continued our journey to our second of three restaurants stops: SOL Cocina, which has a dock and dine program featuring a variety of their  notable south-of-the-border dishes.

Our captain (me) took a wrong turn and had to double back, so we were later than expected arriving at SOL. The restaurant was more than accommodating and soon we were feasting on tacos vampiros, chips and salsa, and other signature SOL dishes.

pontoons 6“My favorite was the platter with different proteins and topping so you could build your own taco,” said Catherine. “Another great feature about their boat side service is their margaritas to-go, which come in a legal sealed bottle that you can mix it yourself on your boat.”

By now it was dark, but the harbor is rimmed with lights from waterfront homes, and the boat has interior and exterior lights, so we had no problem getting to our final destination: Harborside Restaurant at the Balboa Pavilion.

Harborside has docks where boaters can tie up and dine inside the restaurant, but they accommodated our food-to-go request and brought out platters of popular bar items including Ahi nachos, coconut crusted shrimp, lettuce wraps, and crab and avocado wantons.

We reluctantly headed back to Newport Pontoons, our stomachs full and our spirits high.

Once back on dry land, everyone agreed that the pontoon boat was the perfect vessel for a dining cruise, and that we’d all had a perfectly wonderful and relaxing evening.

We also agreed that next time, we’d limit ourselves to one restaurant per excursion, because it takes longer that you think to cruise from one end of the harbor to the other.

Newport Pontoons offers several different boat rental options for $125-$150 per hour, with a two hour minimum–more expensive than renting other smaller boats, but well worth it.

For information on renting a pontoon boat, visit

Lido Boat Show- Come check us out at the boat show @ Lido Marina Village
Sep 29 @ 2:00 am – Sep 30 @ 7:00 am

Best in the West!

Located in the picturesque Lido Marina Village in sunny Newport Beach, California, the Lido Boat Show is the best place to sell big boats and yachts in the West! The show is the major Southern California boat show designed and produced specifically to draw customers of big boats and yachts along with the gear that makes owning one more enjoyable. The Lido Boat Show’s continued growth over the past 33 years has created the word of mouth that drives buyers to the show. And with more than 250 big vessels on display, this is the one fall show that serious buyers won’t miss.

Lido Village Artesian Market
Oct 6 2013 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 15 2014 @ 3:00 am

The Lido Village Artisan Market will be joining the Lido Village Farmers Market on January 20th, 2013. This event will take place every Sunday from 9am – 1pm and will be host to different vendors each week. Lot’s of new and vintage finds will be offered in the European Village setting, right here in Newport Beach. Come peruse the Market and enjoy a fun community event and great shopping. For vendor updates and information go to

Billy’s at the Beach Live Music Weekends
Oct 27 2013 @ 9:30 am – Nov 19 2014 @ 2:30 pm
  • November 16, 2012(No End Date)
  • Address: 2751 W COAST HWY, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Times: 7:30-11:30 pm
  • Admission: Free Music While you enjoy dinner, or even just a drink at the bar
  • Contact: Restaurant
  • Phone: 949-722-1100
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Billys at the Beach offers more than just fantastic food and fine dining, it is also the home to weekly live entertainment. There is nothing better then feeling as though you are on a Hawaiian Island in the middle of Autumn. Allow Billys to help you take a step out of the changing of the seasons and into a Hawaiian tropic with fantastic cocktails, a daily happy hour, and music of the Reef Brothers playing some of your tropical favorites.

Wine Cruise at Newport Pontoons @ Newport Pontoons
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – Dec 20 @ 11:30 am

Well numerous people have requested it and now it’s here. You can enjoy an evening on the water while being driven by a US coast guard certified captain. Numerous different packages are available. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings from 6:30 – 8:30.

You can reserve a boat for a private party with up to 14 friends. Or you can join other couples on a two hour cruise with you favorite bottle of wine. Limited to 5 couples.

Pictures Below of the new Avalon Catalina Entertainer wine Cruise

Fashion Island Holiday Tree Lighting- Hosted by Mickey Mouse And Friends from the Disneyland Resort @ Fashion Island
Nov 16 @ 1:00 am – Nov 17 @ 3:00 am



November 15, 2013 – November 16, 2013

Join us for the Fashion Island Annual Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by Mickey Mouse & Friends from the Disneyland® Resort.

The complimentary event will be held in the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard at 6:00pm on November 15 and 16 with exclusive performances which will culminate in the lighting of our stunning 90-foot Christmas tree.

In addition to the tree lighting ceremony, every night at 5:00pm from November 17 to January 5, 2014, enjoy the lighting of Fashion Island’s towering tree, Disney style, as it twinkles to life with custom Disney holiday music and glittering lights.

Beginning November 15th the magic of the Holidays comes to life at the Disneyland® Resort where the all-new nighttime spectacular World of Color – Winter Dreams joins seasonal favorites like “A Christmas Fantasy Parade”, “It’s a Small World Holiday”, festive and whimsical holiday décor in Cars Land and so much more.

Newport Coast or Crystal Cove Holiday Music Series @ Crystal Cove Promenade
Dec 2 @ 1:00 am – Dec 23 @ 2:00 am

Get into the holiday spirit with a joyous music series along the coast at Crystal Coast Shopping Center! All performances will be held in the courtyard near Starbucks unless noted otherwise.


November 29: Lacey Wood Duet with Ron Levy from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

November 29: Definitively Dickens Carolers from 6:00pm – 7:00pm strolling through the center

November 30: Einstein Brown from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

December 1: John David from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

December 6: Mark Wood from 6:00pm – 8:00pm near Starbucks as well as strolling through the center

December 13: Lucy McConville Duet from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 13: Andrew Carney & Paul Navidad from 6:00pm – 8:00pm strolling through the center

December 20: Lacey & Mark Wood Duet from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

December 20: Andrew Carney & Paul Navidad from 6:00pm – 8:00pm strolling through the center

105th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade @ Newport Beach Harbor
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm

As Newport Beach’s Christmas Card to the world, the boat parade will set the harbor ablaze for five consecutive nights, beginning Wednesday, December 18 and ending Sunday, December 22, 2013. The parade starts off Bay Island at 6:30 pm and finishes at the same site at approximately 9:00 pm each evening.

16_1stLightsAndAnimation_TributeBeautiful multi-million dollar yachts, kayaks, canoes and other small boats will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fill the air at the Christmas Boat Parade. Many of the boats will be richly decorated with animated Christmas scenes accompanied by music and costumed carolers. Some boat owners in the past have spent over $50,000 to decorate their vessels for the event. The Christmas floats will wind their way some 14 miles around the harbor to give viewers in restaurants, yacht clubs, on public beaches, and in private homes an incredible sight that has delighted millions of people for a century.

The Christmas Boat Parade, which has been hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by the New York Times, is truly a magical holiday tradition for all ages. The parade continues to be a premier event during the holiday season in Southern California that brings joy and happiness to all that view it.

2013 Parade Route

The 2013 Parade will utilize the same starting and ending point as last year, located off Bay Island, and follow the same route.route

Ring of Lights

Ring of LightsServing as the backdrop for the hundreds of lighted boats in the parade is the annual “Ring of Lights” contest, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Beautifully decorated bayside homes and businesses surrounding the harbor go “all out” with their own holiday spirit, featuring everything from roof-top animated scenes to dancing Christmas trees. With its own judged categories and prizes awarded, the “Ring of Lights” has become as celebrated as the boat parade itself.


Commercial 1st Place The Pavillion 1On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 18 at approximately 6:20 pm, a special opening fireworks display will take place next to the Balboa Pier to kick off the parade.

Then, on the final night of the parade, Sunday, December 22, a special fireworks display will close out the parade. Beginning at approximately 9:00 pm, the fireworks will be visible from all around the harbor, being launched from the Balboa Pier.

Special thanks to Ruby’s Balboa Pier for closing early to allow for the final night fireworks show  and other community supporters for helping underwrite the display.

Pacific Festival the Dunes @ Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pacific Festival is proud to officially announce the second installment of its new event, The Dunes. Staying true to the outdoor, summer festival vibe, Pacific Festival returns to Southern California on Saturday, August 16, with a new, more intimate, event concept and live music showcase at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, a superlative seaside venue in Newport Beach, CA. The festival will showcase live entertainment, local foods, waterfront stages and multiple entertainment areas, including a new VIP Village, which will enhance the festival attendees experience with a main stage viewing area, premium liquor and beer bar and special guest DJ entertainment. Add some top quality local bites (Bear Flag Fish Company, The Lime Truck & more), a crowd that’s easy on the eyes and the splash of water and beach related activities… and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable summer festival experience.

Pacific Festival: The Dunes will bring attention and support to the Surfrider Foundation. $1 for every ticket sold will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation to help preserve our ocean.

For more information on Pacific Festival events, artists, latest news, tickets and giveaways, go to