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This site includes Balboa Island the jewel of Newport Harbor in Newport Beach on the west coast of California. This area is steeped in history, and has produced or attracted a rich array of famous people and fascinating characters. Use the navigation at the top to find out more about Balboa Island's attractions, activities, and accommodations.
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Welcome to Balboa Island :
History of Balboa Island - Come see what made this historic island great.
About The balboa island improvement association
In 1918 the Balboa Island Improvement Association was started (and is still going strong). The BIIA was a strong motivating force in working with the City on bulkhead repair, ferry service, a sewer system, water, gas, electricity, paved streets and sidewalks, and street lighting.
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The Best Kept Secret In Shopping!
Are you looking for a inexpensive, yet thoroughly enriching experience? Why not venture down to Marine Ave. or Agate Ave. (by the ferry), that have a charming collection of Cape Cod-style picturesque gift shops, galleries and restaurants. The island features over 100 retailers that offer exclusive Island products and apparel.
Wine & Dine
Located in the middle of Newport Harbor, Balboa Island offers cafes, fine dining, snack shops, a full bar pub with entertainment, and some of the finest cuisine in the world. So if you are looking for international cuisine, or just Americana - Balboa Island is the place.
What's Happening next
||Balboa Island Art Walk
This year's event will feature over 90 artists exhibiting original oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, glass, ceramic, sculpture, jewelry and photography along the South Bayfront of Balboa Island.
The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island's summer season. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the Artwalk will take place on Sunday, May 20th, from 9am to 5pm along the South Bayfront Promenade of Balboa Island. Admission is free.
||Balboa Island Parade
||11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
The Annual Balboa Island Parade has been a twenty year tradition.New this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Parade will be an ‘After Parade Party’! There will be music and activities in the 100 block of Marine following the Parade. An Island tradition filled with Children on Bikes, Island Dogs, Decorated Golf Carts and Floats, Vintage Cars, Keystone Cops, Drill Teams, Marching Bands, Local Dignitaries and much more! It’s the Island Way of Welcoming Summer to ALL ! So come on down to Marine Avenue and join us for a special day with Family, Friends, and Fun Our bridge closes at 10:00 am , so get here early
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