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Big trucks on display near Balboa Pier for public to explore

In celebration of National Public Works Week, the City of Newport Beach will host “Touch A Truck” in the Balboa Pier parking lot on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This is a hands-on event to explore heavy trucks and equipment, such as trash trucks, backhoes, loaders, street sweepers and more and to find out what they’re capable of doing.

There will also be an opportunity to meet the partners of the city’s Public Works & Utilities Department and to visit on-site learning booths.

A 9-10 a.m. “quiet hour” will begin the day with a no honking or lights period for those with sensitive ears and eyes.