Orange County Coastal Real Estate News

May 31, 2022

Newport Beach Jazz Festival Begins in June

Jazz Festival Calls Newport Beach Home in JuneCalling all jazz enthusiasts who call Newport Coast home. You are invited to the Newport Beach Jazz Festival. Even if jazz isn’t your favorite genre, this event is still sure to be a good time. The festival will take place June 3rd through June 5th, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Enjoy world-class jazz, R&B, and soul music as well as food, drinks, shopping, and dancing. Tickets are available now. Choose from a variety of options. You can buy single-day general admission tickets or VIP tickets. In addition, you can purchase passes for multiple days. View all ticket options here

The festival will be going on from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The lineup on June 3rd includes Marion Meadows and Alex Bugnon. On June 4th, CeeLo Green, Eric Benet, Peter White, Vincent Ingala, Morgan James, Kim Scott, and Four80east. The lineup on June 5th includes Brian Culbertson, Brian McKnight, Marcus Miller, Lindsey Webster, Adam Hawley, DW3, Phil Denny, and Derek Bordeaux.

For those who don’t call Newport Coast home, consider staying at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. This hotel is located adjacent to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve. It sits on 26 acres and is beautifully landscaped featuring palms and succulents. There are three unique pools and an executive golf course. This hotel has been hosting guests and events for more than 50 years. It’s known as the home to the Newport Beach Jazz Festival and Summer Concert Series. It has a beautiful venue for live music and is truly treasured by those living in Newport Coast real estate. Consider attending this event and watch out for future concerts and this amazing venue.

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May 23, 2022

Celtic, Scottish, and American Festival Comes to OC Fairgrounds

Good times come to those living in coastal Orange County with the Scottish FestivalEveryone living in coastal Orange County is invited to dig out their kilts, or just wear regular clothes, and come to Scottish Fest. This event returns in person this year May 28-29, 2022 at the Orange County Fair and Event Center. The gate opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday and closes at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the gate is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This annual event takes place every Memorial Day weekend and is full of fun for the whole family. This is Southern California’s largest Celtic, Scottish, and American Festival.

Over the two days of the festival, everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to experience Celtic music, piping, and drumming competitions. In addition, there will be Highland dancing contests, Scottish heavy athletics, Scottish clans and genealogy, and Scottish foods and gifts. Adults are also invited to sign up for a whisky tasting or whisky tasting educational class. For the kids, the children’s glen will be available to provide fun and attractions during the festival.

Tickets are available now. For a limited time, you can order tickets online and receive $5 off adult and senior prices. At the gate, one day admission is $30 for adults, $26 for seniors, and $5 for children. At the gate two day admission is $40 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $6 for children. Adults are ages 13-61, seniors are ages 62 and up, and children are ages 5-12. Children four and under are free. The schedule is jam packed and there will be many events and attractions to enjoy at the festival. Everyone living in a coastal Orange County home is invited to find a full list of attractions and more information about the festival here. While you are at the site, purchase advance tickets for a discount.

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May 16, 2022

Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K and 10K Approaching Fast!

Enjoy the Outdoors As You Run Near Laguna Hills HomesRunners who call Newport Beach home are invited to participate in the Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K, 10K. This race will take place on Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022. All runners should park at the start line at Laguna Beach Mall, as no shuttles are available before the race from the finish line to the start line.

The half marathon shares the first three miles with the 5K and 10K. After this point, on Alicia Parkway, runners will continue down to Aliso and Woods Canyon Park to then enter the Aliso Creek Trail. Runners will then head back to the Laguna Hills Community Center. This race is open to anyone who can finish the course in four hours. Dogs are not allowed and strollers are not recommended.

Once runners participating in the 10K hit Alicia Parkway, they will continue to Moulten Parkway and then head to the Aliso Creek Bike trail. This is an out-and-back section before returning to the Laguna Hills Community Center. The 5K race travels through Laguna Woods Village and finishes at the Laguna Hills Community Center

Early registrations and packet pick-up is available on Saturday May 28th and Sunday, May 29th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Road Runner Sports. This is located in Oakbrook Village Center at 24291 Avenida De La Carlota in Laguna Hills. On race day, registration and packet pick-up opens at 5:30 a.m. The opening ceremonies are at 6:50 a.m. and the half marathon, 5K, and 10K begin at 7 a.m. at the Laguna Hills Mall.

All who call Newport Beach home are invited to stop into the Community Expo that will take place at Laguna Hills Community Center from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and also check out the beer garden from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A shuttle will run from the mall to the community center and back from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If you have kids who would like to race, kids registration opens at the community center at 8:30 a.m. The kids half-mile race begins at 9:30 a.m. and the diaper dash for those three and under begins at 9:45 a.m. Everyone living in Newport Beach real estate is invited to find more details about this event and register here

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May 9, 2022

27th Annual Balboa Island Art Walk on May 15th

Annual Balboa Island Art Walk Near Your Coastal Orange County HomeBalboa Island is a fun place for those who call coastal Orange County home to visit. It’s beautiful, there’s always something going on, and there are many great shops, restaurants, and galleries. Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to come to Balboa Island for the 27th Annual Balboa Island Art Walk. This event will take place on May 15th, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the premier showcase for local artists. You will be blown away by their talents. In addition to viewing art, there will be music, sun, and beautiful views of the water. All ages will have a great time. Bring your kids to experience art and have fun in the sun. This fine art show features 100 artists. You can see paintings, blown glass, hand-crafted jewelry, sculpture, and photography. Five stages along the walk will feature live music. Stop to enjoy the music from the Rick Sherman Duo, Gary Gould, Don Ross and Sara Jade, and The Retros.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and grab a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen before leaving your coastal Orange County home. Diamond and South Bayfront will have limited-edition artwalk posters and t-shirts. These make great souvenirs. While you are at the event, consider stopping to support a local restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Carpooling to this event is recommended, as parking is limited. There is no shuttle service this year, so you can also consider being dropped off or utilizing Uber or Lyft. Come early if you’d like to park at the Balboa Peninsula parking lot. This is located at the end of the 55 South/Newport Blvd. Exit 405 Freeway on 55 Freeway South onto the peninsula and then to Palm Street. The parking lot is on the right near the pier. Another option is to take the Balboa Ferry. Find more details about this event and plan your day here.


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April 25, 2022

OC Live Concert Series Starts Up in May

Enjoy OC Live Near Newport Coast HomesEveryone living in a Newport Coast home is invited to mark their calendars for the OC Live Concert Series. This event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 10th through Sunday, May 15th. It’s funded by the County’s Art-Related Grant Relief Program. Music will be available at several venues in the area on these dates. Watch for your favorites or experience new artists.

The event kicks off on May 10th at Dick Church’s Restaurant in Costa Mesa. The evening will be filled with live performances and a grant check presentation from Orange County supervisor Katrina Foley. This entire series is family friendly. All ages are welcome and tickets are only $5 per person for ages 10+. Proceeds go to support local arts and culture programming. You are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance from your Newport Coast real estate, as live seating is limited.

Performers who will grace the stage at Dick Church’s from May 10th through May 14th include Zach Churchill, David Rosales, Jamie Lee Shaheen, Jennifer Hard, Peggy Malbon, Westside Misfits, Rocket Talk, Connor Shambrook, Matt Costa, and Velzy. At The Dunes, Newport, music will be available Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th. Performing artists include American Vagrants, Hot Rod Trio, Fabulous Nomads, Ash Lee, Danny Maika, Rebel Shakedown, Beaux Gris Gris, Teak Zachary, Sonic Momz, All Star Trio, and Flashback Heart Attack.

The final venue is Strut, Costa Mesa. Here, music is only available on Thursday, May 12th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJ Tony G will be on the scene providing amazing music to all. Don’t miss out on this amazing music for a great price and a worthy cause. Everyone living in a Newport Coast home is invited to learn more about this event, view the schedule, and purchase tickets here.

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April 18, 2022

Freshness Abounds at Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market

Living in Coastal Orange County? Visit the Laguna Beach Farmers Market!Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to the Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market. The market occurs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Lumberyard Parking Lot 12, located at 521 Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach. Come browse the market and meet other locals. In addition, you can expect to see many tourists, especially in the summer.

When you arrive at the market, grab a cup of coffee and then enjoy strolling through the aisles of booths. Enjoy some time to yourself, have a morning date, or bring the whole family. Take your time and chat with the vendors. This is a great way to learn more about where your food comes from. Shop for farm fresh meat, natural granola, organic fruit, and pure raw honey for your coastal Orange County home. In addition, find organic juice, organic kombucha, and organic free range eggs.

You can also find handmade crepes, organic broth, empanadas, hummus and dips, and hot sauce salsa. Other vendor categories include aromatherapy essential oils, pure avocado oil, pure coconut oil, fresh flowers, and hemp CBD. This market is a great way to shop local. Support local farmers and artisans by coming straight to the source. Plus, it’s a terrific opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Living in coastal Orange County is a true gift. The beautiful weather provides ample opportunities to enjoy activities such as exploring the farmers’ market. While you are out and about in Laguna Beach, consider going to the beach after the market, grabbing a bite to eat, or hiking the trails at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. You can bring a long some great snacks from the market and enjoy the city. If you want to get lunch, Zinc Cafe, Nirvana Grille, Lumberyard, and Broadway by Amar Santana are all close to the market.

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April 11, 2022

It's Showtime at the Laguna Playhouse

Experience the On Stage Talent Living in Coastal Orange County HomesThe Laguna Playhouse has many exciting shows available to those living in a Newport Beach home this May. The playhouse is just steps away from the Pacific Ocean and is known for presenting comedies, musicals, dramas, stand-up comedy, and shows for the family. This community theater has been around since 1920 and is one of the oldest non-profit theaters continuously operating on the West Coast.

A classic at the playhouse, Shirley Valentine will grace the stage on May 2nd, 2022. Dee Dee Rescher stars in this one-woman hit about a Liverpool housewife stuck in a rut. Her best friend wins a trip to Greece and she sets out on an adventure full of discovery. The show is based on the 1989 film and tickets are available for $25 plus fees.

At the same time, a musical comedy called I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is playing now until May 8th. Shows are available multiple days and some performances are reserved only for vaccinated guests. Ticket prices range from $45 to $75 plus fees. Also within these same dates is an exclusive screening of Best Mom. Tickets are available to this screening for $25.

Next in May, those who call Newport Beach home are invited to WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES - The Doobie Brothers Experience. This show is available May 12th through 15th. Performances require vaccination and ticket prices range from $50 to $65.

The last performance in May is A Chorus Line. This show celebrates the unsung heroes of musical theater, the chorus line. Come anytime between May 26th and June 12th for this show. Some shows require vaccination and some do not. Ticket prices range from $55 to $95 plus fees.

Keep an eye on more upcoming events throughout the summer and if you enjoy the theater, consider becoming a subscriber. All who live in Newport Beach real estate are invited to learn more about the Laguna Playhouse and purchase tickets here.

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April 6, 2022

2022 Gate and Garden Tour Coming Soon

Enjoy the Gardens Near Your Laguna Beach HomeBeautiful gardens are in abundance near any coastal Orange County home. This area is home to an ideal Mediterranean climate complete with sea coves, a beautiful coastline, and large expanses of protected wilderness. Because of the ideal climate and natural beauty of the area, it’s the perfect place for amazing gardens. In fact, the climate allows for brilliant gardens year-round. That’s a luxury that many people living in this country don’t get to experience.

View some of the loveliest gardens in the area by participating in the 2022 Gate and Garden Tour put on by the Laguna Beach Garden Club. This walking tour will occur on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The tour starts at the Laguna Beach County Water District. This “Mediterranean Revival” style 1927 building has become the permanent venue for hosting this event.

From this location, Luxury VIP busses will transport participants to the start of the tour. Everyone will then be able to walk through a curated set of gardens within local neighborhoods. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to appreciate natural beauty and get some ideas for the garden at your own coastal Orange County home.

Several of the gardens will feature plein air painters. In addition to this, there will be artisanal margaritas and Mexican fare for sale. Participants can also enjoy free homemade baked goods and refreshments and purchase raffle tickets. There will also be prizes. The proceeds from this event go to support educational school gardens, local scholarships, and community projects. Several time slots are available on the day of the event and tickets cost $60. Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to participate in this event and support the Laguna Beach Garden Club. If the tickets have sold out, which is expected, watch for this event next year. Find all the details here.

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March 28, 2022

Welcome Spring with Worthwhile Community Events

Families enjoy community events near Newport Coast homesAs spring emerges, there are more and more events available to those who call Newport Coast home. At Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, several events are coming up in April. These include an Easter Egg Hunt on April 16th, and Stand up for the Cure on April 30th.

Th annual Easter Egg Hunt is finally back this year. Children of all ages who call Newport Coast home are invited to participate. Be sure to bring your Easter baskets from home so that your children can collect as many eggs as possible. The hunt is organized by age groups, so the little ones can have their own hunt. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the resort.

Stand up for the Cure had to be virtual last year, but this year it’s back in person. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Even when this event was virtual, it raised $75,000 for Susan G. Komen Stand Up Against Cancer. Individuals or groups can register to enjoy a great day on the Back Bay to help raise money for this worthy cause.

Registered participants receive lunch, happy hour, live music, and more benefits hanging out at Newport Dunes. In addition, participants receive a free SUP jersey, free health screenings, free lessons with local pros, and entry to fun races for the whole family. Everyone is also invited to take part in the silent auction and purchase raffle tickets with terrific prizes.

Newport Dunes is a wonderful asset to the community. It offers accommodations, dining, experiences, events, and a place to hold weddings and corporate events. All who live in Newport Coast real estate are invited to learn more about the resort, these upcoming events, and future events here

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March 21, 2022

Annual Police Appreciation Breakfast March 31

Take time to Appreciate those serving near your coastal Newport Beach home.jpegThe police do so much for those living in coastal Orange County. All are invited to come and honor them at the 49th Annual Police Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. This event will take place at the Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach, which is found at 4545 MacArthur Blvd. in Newport Beach.

Join special guest emcee Keith Morrison from NBC’s Dateline. Morrison has covered a variety of stores, including those about 9/11, Columbine, Elizan Gonzales, and more. He is also known for his reporting of “true mystery” stories. He will be on-site helping to honor the City’s finest.

The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce will honor the police. This is to show them how much businesses and everyday people living in coastal Orange County appreciate their hard work. Each year hundreds of people attend his event. Those in attendance include business representatives, and city and county officials. This year’s event is sure to be memorable with the honoring of a special Officer, Reserve Officer, Civilian, Supervisor, and Volunteer of the Year.

All who call coastal Orange County home are encouraged to register soon, as this event sells out every year. Tickets can be purchased here. Individual tickets are $55 and include admission, self-parking, and breakfast. Table sponsorships are available for $650. This is for a table of 12 that seats eight attendees and four police personnel. These sponsorships include breakfast, self-parking, a table sign, an event program, and screen recognition. In addition, there is an option to be a presenting sponsor and to sponsor an officer. The chamber works hard to ensure all officers can attend the breakfast free of charge. Anyone who sponsors an officer will be recognized at the event.

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