8 September Events to Add to Your Calendar
Fall is just a few days away, and while us west coasters may not see a change in the color of our leaves, we get to enjoy sunny-and-75 weather almost year-round! We still look forward to things like pumpkin spice lattes, nights by the fire and bundling up on cooler evenings. The best part? We don’t have to wear 10 layers and shovel snow off our driveways when we want to go out. So let’s count our blessings and gear up for some September fun! Newport Beach has tons in store this month, from outdoor concerts to gardening workshops this month—here’s a sneak peek!
Fourth Fridays Vintage Market at Lido Marina Village
Date: September 24 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Come experience Lido Marina Village’s Vintage Market this September, held every fourth Friday of the month from 12-5 p.m. Here, you can shop hand-picked vintage items from around the globe, including clothing, shoes, jewelry, bags and more! Enjoy gorgeous fall weather, ocean views and live music from local musicians as you shop! Then, head to happy hour at one of the village’s many restaurants, such as Malibu Farm, Lido Bottle Works or Zinqué.
The 26th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk
Date: September 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the past 25 years, The Balboa Island Artwalk has remained the premier showcase for local artists. Come enjoy art, music and fun for the whole family along the South Bayfront Promenade. This fine art show features 100 artists and their work, including paintings, blown glass, fine jewelry, sculptures, and photography. Admission is free, and attendees will enjoy live music all day long on five different stages along the walk!
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series
Date: September 10 through October 24
Live music is back at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach! Come enjoy great food, wine and music as talented musicians perform in a beautiful outdoor setting. Located on the grounds of Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, the Back Bay Amphitheater is an intimate venue where every seat is a good seat! To view the lineup this fall, click here!
Discover Upper Newport Bay Kayak Tour
Date: Every Saturday through December 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lucky for us SoCal dwellers, September is typically warm—even warm enough to enjoy some time on the water. And this month, locals and visitors can experience the beauty and serenity of Upper Newport Bay with a guided kayak tour! As you paddle along, keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of wetland wildlife like shorebirds, ducks, terns and grebes.
59th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Date: September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At Corona del Mar State Beach, the city’s 59th Annual Sandcastle Contest will take place this September! Bring your team and prepare to compete in this exciting community event. This year’s theme is “Explore the World!”, and participants have the opportunity to win cash prizes. This annual event attracts thousands of spectators and participants, ranging from seasoned pros to first-timers! Come witness these jaw-dropping creations and enjoy a sun-drenched day at the beach!
Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner at Balboa Bay Resort
Date: September 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Balboa Bay Resort invites you to wine and dine this September at their Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner. This elegant event will feature Chateau Montelena’s finest wine and a curated five-course menu by Chef Prabeen featuring the finest and freshest ingredients. This special evening is priced at $170 per person and is reserved for resort guests and club members only, so be sure to book your room before it sells out! Call (949) 630-4120 to make your reservation.
STYLEWEEKOC® at Fashion Island
September 16 through 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.
At Newport Beach’s premier lifestyle center, shoppers can enjoy a variety of special promotions and exclusive in-store festivities this month at Fashion Island’s 10th annual STYLEWEEKOC®. Shop the latest fall trends from retailers like Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie, Athleta, Faherty, Johnny Was, Voluspa and more. Get ready to upgrade your fall wardrobe with thoughtfully curated pieces from world-class designers, iconic and emerging brands and stylish local boutiques.
Classes + Workshops at Sherman Library & Gardens
Turn your thumb green this fall with a workshop or gardening class at Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar. This 2.2-acre horticultural oasis offers visitors a serene spot to enjoy the beauty of blooming gardens, colorful flower beds and trickling fountains. To see what educational classes are on the calendar this month, click here!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger