HB Cherry Blossom Festival: March 19

March 14, 2017

Enjoy a lovely day outside at the Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival at Huntington Beach Central Park. HB’s sister city is sister city in Anjo, Japan. This fun features Japanese dance, traditional music, yummy food, cultural exhibits, arts, fun crafts, games, and of course cherry blossom trees.  The festival is advertised throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County and on social media and had attendance well over 5,000 with a delegation coming all the way from Japan for the event! This event is FREE.

OC Restaurant Week: MARCH 5-11

February 28, 2017

It’s that delicious time of year again! Orange County Restaurant Week features 100 restaurants offering something for everyone — and at great prices. The prix fixe menus are priced at $10, $15 and $20 per person for lunch, and $20, $30, $40 and $50 per person for dinner. Reservations are required. Plan your dining experience with participating restaurants. Costa Mesa restaurants include SOCIAL, Newport Rib Company, The Capital Grille, Hanare Sushi, La Vida Cantina, Pizzeria Ortica, Seasons 52, Amorelia Mexican Café and more.

Newport Beach Jazz & Big Band Blowout: FEB 23-26

February 14, 2017

If you love live jazz music, this event is definitely for you! The 17th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party & Big Band Blowout takes place at the beautiful Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Enjoy four nights of jazz and big band music as well as poolside sessions and champagne brunches. Over 100 artists and 6 big bands are featured in this amazing, jammed packed line up. Looking for more jazz? Check out KJAZZ 88.1FM.

Roger’s Gardens: not just plants

January 29, 2017

Looking for the garden destination that has it all? Look no more. Acclaimed Roger’s Gardens has been a local favorite for decades. They have an expert staff and a wide variety of all thing flower and garden. They have beautiful plants, living plant gift arrangements, flower arrangements, gifts, handmade jewelry, collectibles, seasonal decor and much more. Take a workshop or have a delicious lunch at the Farmhouse restaurant there. If you’re looking close to home for plants, Home Depot is right on Harbor Blvd. and Armstrong is on Newport Blvd.

Newport Beach BBQ Competition: JAN 28

January 16, 2017

Enjoy a Winter Q at nearby Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. This tasty BBQ competition features local teams and the winner gets $10K. Check out pitmasters in action. Take a bbq class. Partake in beer and wine tasting. Sample delicious bbq too! Newport Dunes Resort is a time-honored tradition to enjoy events like this as well as fun in the water for all ages. Kayak through the back bay. Rent a sailboat or pedal boat. Or just relax and soak up the Southern California sun.