5 Events to Look Forward to This October in Newport Beach
As October approaches, Newport Beach gears up for a festive array of fall events and activities! From the glitz and glamor of the Newport Beach Film Festival, where cinematic wonders from around the world take center stage, to the seasonal excitement of the 48th Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch at the Environmental Nature Center, there’s something for everyone. If you’re in the mood for some Halloween fun, don’t miss the Newport Beach Official Halloween Bar Crawl, featuring spooky libations and costume contests. There’s so much in store this month, so throw on your coziest fall weather and get ready to embrace the October spirit in Newport Beach!
When: Oct. 12-19
Each year, the Newport Beach Film Festival attracts an audience of more than 58,000 film lovers, cementing its reputation as one of the United States’ top-tier luxury lifestyle film festivals. Mark your calendars for October 12-19, 2023, when this cinematic spectacle unfolds, offering a captivating selection of films from various global perspectives. With a range of thought-provoking documentaries, compelling short films and engaging full-length dramas, the festival guarantees an unforgettable experience set against the picturesque backdrop of Newport Beach.
When: Oct. 15
Join the fall fun at the Environmental Nature Center’s 48th Annual Fall Faire! Embark on a “craft crawl” along the trails, play nature games and enjoy live performances around the Fire Circle Stage! There will also be several local food vendors, including Bluewater Grill, Shirley’s Bagels, Kean Coffee and more. Be sure to stop by the pumpkin patch to pick up a pumpkin or two! This event will only take place on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., so don’t miss out on the festivities.
When: Oct. 28
Ready for some boos and booze? Celebrate spooky season with a festive Halloween Bar Crawl through Newport Beach. Assemble your best costume, and be sure to tag @pubcrawlers throughout the evening to be entered to win the costume contest! Each attendee will receive free entry into four or more Newport Beach bars and have access to spooktacular drink specials, up to 25% off select bites and up to 50% off beverages. Don’t miss out on this local spooky season event!
When: Oct. 1
An iconic Newport Beach tradition, the Annual Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest is set to take place on Oct. 1 this year in Corona del Mar. This year’s theme, “It’s a Zoo Out There,” promises incredible animal-themed sand sculptures that will leave you in awe. Thousands of participants and onlookers will gather at Big Corona Beach for a chance to win cash prizes. Whether you want to participate with a team or simply enjoy the creative spectacle, mark your calendars and prepare to get your toes sandy and your camera ready for this exciting event.
When: Oct. 27
Feeling thrifty this fall? Head to Lido Marina Village for a little wardrobe refresh! On Oct. 27, the bayfront Lido Deck will host its Fourth Fridays Vintage Market, where you can enjoy live music while you shop hand-picked vintage items. With everything from apparel and jewelry to bags and home goods, this open-air market has something for everyone. And after you’ve found a few treasures, be sure to grab a bite at one of the many Lido Marina Village restaurants, including Lido Bottle Works, Malibu Farm, Circle Hook Fish Company, Skål Pizza and more.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger