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Volume 7, Issue 76  |  September 23, 2022

Newport Dunes presents Independence Day festivities…and fireworks

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina has announced a 4th of July holiday filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Celebrate Independence Day on the Back Bay with a weekend full of games, water sports, movies on the beach, food and drinks, live entertainment, and one of Southern California’s largest fireworks shows, co-sponsored by the City of Newport Beach.

On Monday, July 4, gates open at 8 a.m. Arrive early to set up beach chairs and umbrellas and experience all that Newport Dunes has to offer. Check out the newly expanded Inflatable Water Park and watersports rentals including kayaks, pedal boats, stand up paddleboards and the resort’s 21-foot electric Duffy boats. Grab a bite at Moe B’s Munchies, Newport Dunes’ walk-up lunch shop, serving a menu of American favorites and signature cocktails, and listen to the sounds of DJ yo-b1 from the new expanded patio. Save room for the Food Trucks Feast featuring nine of the region’s favorite food trucks and a full bar and get your groove on just steps away with live music by The Dreamboats. Saunter over to the Gazebo Lawn & Garden with lawn games, shade and music.

Take a seat on the sand after dark to experience the most spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks show in Orange County, co-sponsored by the City of Newport Beach. Reservations for onsite parking are now available. 

Newport Dunes fireworks

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A view of the City of Newport Beach fireworks show from Newport Dunes

July 4th Schedule:

The Inflatable Water Park and Watersports Rentals are available from 10 a.m-4:30 p.m. Purchase a pass to the Inflatable Water Park, or rent kayaks, pedal boats and more. Advance reservations can be made online and are recommended for all watersports. All water activity in the lagoon must not go past 8 p.m. for the safety of guests and the fireworks show to commence.

To enjoy delicious grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, salads, snacks, and a full bar with live music, visit Moe B’s Munchies Beachfront Grill and Bar, open from 10 a.m-7:30 p.m. 

Additionally, there will be a variety of food trucks at the Horseshoe past Pavilion C, from 12-7 p.m. Trucks include Salt N’ Pepper, Italian BBQ, Monkey Business Cafe, Mom’s Kitchen and many more. A full bar will also be available.

Music can’t be missing for this event. Come join The Dreamboats who will play their live music while you unwind in the sand, only from 2-6 p.m.

Groove at the Gazebo and participate in a round of giant Jenga, Connect 4, and Bean Bag Toss. Limited seating is available.

Of course, the highlight of the festival is the fireworks. The show will be held at 9 p.m., so don’t miss out! Take a seat on the sand after dark to experience the most spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks show in Orange County, co-sponsored by the City of Newport Beach. 

Reservations for onsite parking are now available. Each Fourth of July Reserved Parking Pass ($100 for each parking space until sold out) is valid for one reserved parking space for one vehicle in the main lot. To purchase a parking pass and for more information, visit

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

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