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Newport Beach 4th of July

4th of July is for Families Newport Peninsula Bike Parade & Community Festival July 4, 2022, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Peninsula Bike Parade and Community Festival
9 a.m. Bike & Dog Parade
Route: Balboa Blvd. between 36th Street & 44th Street
The bike parade begins at 9 a.m. at 36th Street Park and will head down Balboa Blvd. to Channel Place Park, ending at a free festival 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Channel Place Park. It includes
 carnival games, jump houses, arts & crafts and food. Participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers and to bring their dogs on leashes. 

 Mariner's Park Independence Day  Parade & Celebration July 4, 2022 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Mariners Park
1300 Irvine Ave.

Parade at 10:30 a.m.
Celebration 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Parade route:  begin at  Commodore & Mariners Drive at 10:30 a.m. Ends at Mariners Park 

Festival features food for sale, and wristbands for games and activities.  Celebration includes activities such as Rock Climbing Wall, Bungee Run, Jump Houses, 28 ft Slide, Defender Dome, Wrecking Ball, Obstacle Course, Balloon Burst, games down Carnival Row, Speed Pitch, Quarterback Blitz, and much more! 

Old Glory Boat Parade July 4, 2022, 1 p.m.

American Legion Yacht Club and American Legion Post 291

Newport Harbor route. With more than 100 red, white, and blue-bedecked vessels participating. There is no cost to view the Old Glory Boat Parade, which can be scene from public beaches, docks and boardwalks throughout the scenic harbor area. Sponsored by the American Legion Yacht Club, the parade is part of an all-day festival at the American Legion Post 291 located at 215 East 15th Street in Newport Beach.
The parade will form at 1230 off Collins Island. The Harbor Patrol Fire Boat, followed by the VIP Boat, will lead the parade.

Best: Tugboat, Wooden Classic, Dinghy, Electric Power, Sail
Categories: Sweepstakes Trophy, Commodores Trophy, Best theme, Best Sound / Music, Best Animation, Best Decoration, Best Costumes, Best Spirit, Spirit of Freedom
Every year, The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 celebrates the 4th of July with a Boat Parade. The event fills the harbor with of boats adorned in red-white-&-blue celebrating the time-honored Old Glory Boat Parade.

Every year you are in for a patriotic surprise as all kinds of boats try to outshine each other waiting for the loudest ovations from onlookers. The spirit of competition drives the participants to out-do themselves.

The Old Glory 4th of July Parade truly began very casually in the 50's as the "Character Boat Parade." As the years passed, the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce took the helm and built her into a grand parade. Today the American Legion Yacht Club hosts the boat parade.

4th of July Newport Dunes Fireworks

Waterfront Resort and Marina
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA
Gates open at 8 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day Fireworks on the Bay  July 4, 2022,  3-9 p.m.
 Activities/ Attractions: Carnival Games, Moe B's Watersports and Aquatic Park, temporary tattoos, face painter, craft stations, balloon sculptor & a variety of snack and treat vendors. Kids Corral for smaller kids: Bounce house & inflatables, ship ride, Rat Race attractions. The City is co-sponsoring a Fireworks Extravaganza with the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m.  Newport Beach residents can walk into the evening fireworks show for free.  The Newport Dunes' gates  open at 8 a.m. on July 4 and there is approx.  $50 per car parking fee throughout the day.

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