7 Fall Events to Look Forward to in Newport Beach
Our leaves may not change colors, but Newport Beach sure knows how to get in the fall spirit! Each year, this special season ushers in an abundance of exciting events and activities. From Fashion Island’s StyleWeekOC to the highly anticipated annual Newport Beach Film Festival, there’s no shortage of festivities this season. So mark your calendars—here’s what’s happening this fall!
When: October 13-20
Where: Newport Beach
Celebrate cinema in all its glory at the 23rd annual Newport Beach Film Festival! Featuring over 100 feature films and 30 short films, this renowned eight-day event is one you won’t want to miss. Both foodies and film buffs can enjoy everything from screenings to culinary tastings and public parties. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com.
When: September 14-18
Where: Fashion Island
Celebrating its 11th year, StyleWeekOC at Fashion Island remains one of Orange County’s premier fashion and beauty events. From September 14-18, guests will have access to celebrity panel discussions, runway presentations, in-store shopping parties and boutique debuts. Take in sweeping ocean views as you shop a growing collection of celebrated brands!
When: October 1
Taking place at the scenic Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, thePacific Wine & Food Classic is an exclusive VIP-only event featuring top local chefs, a taco garden, premium cocktails, 100+ wines, live music and more. Don’t miss out on “The BIG Tent” this year, where you’ll be greeted with Lanson champagne and a 40-foot charcuterie and crudité tasting table.
When: November 6
Whether you’re eager to participate (go you!) or you simply want to watch the athletes do their thing, the 2022 Cal Triathlon Newport Dunes is sure to be one for the books. This triathlon is the longest-running in the world, operating from the same location, and will feature a protected harbor swim, a scenic bike course and a run on the sand.
When: November 12
Where: Balboa Peninsula (Balboa Blvd. and Palms parking lot)
Feelin’ hoppy? The Balboa Craft Beer Festival is back and ready to pour up a good time! Attendees can enjoy unlimited tastings from various beer and seltzer vendors along with food, music and more. General admission tickets start at $65.
When: October 29
Where: Mariners Park
Put on your best costume and get festive at the 5th Annual Halloween Spooktacular at Mariners Park! There will be everything from live music and a trunk-or-treat area to carnival games, costume contests, food trucks and a haunted maze! Bring your family and get in the Halloween spirit at this community event.
When: Various dates in October
Where: Sherman Library & Gardens
Hone your planting and painting skills this October at Corona del Mar’s Sherman Library & Gardens. In the month of October, you can attend workshops where you’ll learn how to create a charming succulent centerpiece and a watercolor painting of pumpkins! To check out the full schedule of fall events, visit www.thesherman.org/calendar/month/2022-10.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger