5 Things to Look Forward to This April in Newport Beach
Let the spring fun continue! April is right around the corner, and with the wildflowers blooming, the weather warming up and more days of sunshine ahead, we couldn’t be more excited! There’s lots to look forward to this month in Newport Beach, and we’re spotlighting a few of our favorite happenings and things to do. From The Newport Beach International Boat Show to Easter, Earth Day and beyond, here are five things that’ll get you excited for April in Newport Beach!
On April 28, this iconic 125-nautical-mile international yacht race will begin off the Balboa Pier! Each year, sailors gather in Newport Beach to participate in one of the West Coast’s premier regattas, which starts in Newport Beach and ends at the Mexican port city of Ensenada. The race has taken place since 1948 and is one of the most prestigious sailing events on the West Coast, attracting sailors from all around the world. Participants range from amateur sailors to professionals, and the race is known for its unpredictable weather conditions, making it a thrilling event every year.
Get ready to set sail as The Newport Beach International Boat Show (NBIBS) returns this year better than ever! This highly anticipated annual event draws in boat enthusiasts from all corners of the world and is scheduled to take place from April 27-30. Gear up for a four-day celebration of live performances, thrilling activations and an array of luxurious yachts from top manufacturers and brokers in the industry. The NBIBS perfectly captures the essence of Newport Beach‘s luxe coastal lifestyle, boasting an impressive range of on-land and on-water attractions to explore. Take a journey through the trendy boutiques, sponsored lounges and delicious eateries at this exciting event!
Easter falls on April 9 this year, and Newport Beach has all types of celebrations in store! Swing by Fashion Island this spring to meet the Easter Bunny (now through April 8); the center will be hosting an egg-stravagant Easter experience on the Atrium Lawn with photo packages available. If mimosas and bay views are more your style, a decadent Easter brunch will be served at Balboa Bay Resort on April 9. Feast on buffet-style offerings, including a seafood display, sushi bar, specialty stations, tasty desserts and more! And for those looking to get out on the water, City Cruises will be offering an Easter Premier Brunch Cruise complete with champagne, live entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny!
With natural beauty in every nook of our city by the sea, it’s about time we celebrate it! Earth Day is on April 22, and the Newport Bay Conservancy is commemorating the holiday with its Earth Day at the Bay celebration. This free, family-friendly event will feature hands-on arts and crafts, educational activities, live music and science discovery. Explore the many booths, grab a bite at one of the food trucks and complete the scavenger hunt for prizes and giveaways! For more info on this event, click here!
Experience the joys of spring at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar at its annual Spring Celebration, taking place from March 25 to April 30. Immerse yourself in stunning floral exhibits and interactive demonstrations that showcase the beauty of the season. Learn from their team of plant experts and acquire valuable insights and techniques to incorporate the essence of spring into your garden and home. This celebration includes various weekend events, so be sure to check the calendar for an overview of what’s in store this spring.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger