Festivals in Newport Beach

Admission for Two or Four on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons (Up to 51% Off)

Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons

Huntington Beach State Beach

$57 $30

Three-day festival with live music and watermelon pits 50-plus barbecue teams against each other for a good cause

Two or Four Tickets to the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach (43% Off)

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

$14 $8

Art festival blocks from the beach showcases 140 artists, art workshops, and musical performances

Taste of Westminster Charity Food Festival on August 23 (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Taste of Westminster

Westminster

$50 $25

More than 20 restaurants from Chocolate Bar-B-Q to Cinnabon offer bites at charity event with live DJ

Jack’s 9th Show feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Collective Soul & More at The Theatre at Honda Center (Up to 44% Off)

Jack's 9th Show feat. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Honda Center

$62.95 $35

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts headline a roster of rock acts—from Collective Soul to Violent Femmes—for 93.1 Jack FM’s 9th show

$27 for Bootlegger's Bash Admission and Art Deco Festival Pass for One from Queen Mary Events ($54 Value)

Queen Mary

Long Beach

$54 $27

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The Queen Mary celebrates its art deco interior with period music, cocktails, dancing, and art

Film, Panel, or Workshop at Long Beach Indie International Film Festival on August 28, 29, or 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

Cinemark at the Pike Theaters

$10 $5

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100+ films from across the globe, including shorts, feature-length narratives, and documentaries, along with workshops and political panels

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest on August 30–31 or September 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest

Long Beach

$50 $25

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Shoreline Jam welcomes reggae from The Dirty Heads and Pepper; George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic headline the Long Beach Funk Fest

Single-Day Pass to the Tallships Festival LA for Two, Four, or One on August 20–22 (Up to $17 Off)

Tallships Festival LA

San Pedro

$24 $15.50

See famous tall ships from around the world—plus a 40-foot rubber duck—while listening to jazz and sea chanteys, amid other nautical fun

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Although it takes place at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, the Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival actually exists at the nexus of thousands of years of Anatolian history. That's the way it feels, at least. Upon arrival, guests begin this trek through time at the Gates of Civilizations, whose waypoints honor 14 historic and present-day nations ranging from the mighty Hittite Empire to the modern Turkish Republic. Towering, ornate arches and a staff of highly knowledgeable costumed actors guide them through this journey, sharing the traditional dress and customs of bygone regional residents including the Ottomans, Romans, Phrygians, and Byzantines.

Once inside, guests can extend their explorations within stunning recreations of nine different Anatolian cities, grabbing lifelike views of everything from the Topkapi Palace—once occupied by Ottoman sultans—or the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the ancient seat of the Armenian Orthodox patriarch. Along the way, they can stop for souvenirs at the bustling Grand Bazaar, where more than 100 vendor hawk traditional Near Eastern good. A traditional Turkish coffeehouse also occupies part of the festival grounds, tempting guests with cups of rich Turkish coffee that par well with the kebabs, stews, and baked goods prepared by the festival’s food vendors.

88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach has showcased the paintings, sculptures, and creations of local artists in an outdoor gallery alongside hands-on workshops and live music shows for more than 80 years. A carefully curated bumper crop of local artwork from 140 artists brightens gallery walls in a spectrum of styles, from romantic gemstone jewelry and modern abstract painting to sculptures that seem to defy the rules of physics.

Mere blocks from the ocean, the exhibits ring a spacious lawn, which brims with spectators for the festival's many events, including live jazz concerts, eco-friendly fashion shows, and live cooking demonstrations. During workshops, those spectators become artists themselves, stretching fingers into paint, pressing prints, molding clay, and post-modernly trying to eat bottles of glitter.

650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

A summer staple of Laguna Beach since 1966, Art-A-Fair corrals creative works from around the world, unfurling them across the apropos, color-splashed gardens of Laguna Canyon. Festival visitors meander leisurely through the web of imagination, stopping to soak up content that is as rich in quality as it is in diversity. Between brush strokes and spontaneous games of frisbee with their palette, working artists take a breather to chat about their pieces and the inspirations that drive their craft. From year to year, the festival features a wide spectrum of 2- and 3-D art, and, should one of those gems seduce the heart of a passerby, everything at the festival is available for purchase.

777 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach,
CA
US

Facilitating the fan-delighting collision of comic-book universes and intergalactic heroes, Wizard World organizes Comic Cons and pop-culture conventions across the continent. At each event, stars from the silver screen set down roots in booths across the convention floor, wielding markers for autographs and their photo-op-ready smiles. Past guests have run the gamut from William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and the cast of AMC?s The Walking Dead. Away from the crowds, stars also participate in talks and Q&A panels as part of the event?s programming. Along with beloved actors, Wizard World?s conventions grant guests a chance to interact with writers and artists as well as partake in activities such as gaming tournaments and costume contests.

800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim,
CA
US

With pristine Newport Bay as the backdrop, more than 200 luxurious vessels and yachts from an array of exhibitors will be on display at the Lido Boat Show. Here you?ll see boats ranging from sport fishers and motoryachts to cruisers and sailboats, and all of the boats are available for purchase. Yacht purveyors and sailing-based companies from all over the west will converge at the picturesque bay. The show also has booths with boating gear, gourmet food trucks, and complimentary shuttles to and from offsite parking lots.

Lido Village Marina
Newport Beach,
CA
US

The captains of Newport Landing Sportfishing are experts at coaxing whales and dolphins to appear for passengers on their whale-watching cruises. While at sea, do your part to help attract these mighty creatures by following these hints:

309 Palm Street
Newport Beach,
CA
US