WELCOME TO BALBOA ISLAND
This site includes Balboa Island and parts of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach on the west coast of California. This area is steeped in history and, despite its remote location, has produced or attracted a rich array of famous people and fascinating characters.
Glitz and glamour size, Balboa Island has long been a year-round family favorite vacation destination. From it’s award winning beaches to holiday boat parade, to world-class shopping in Newport Beach, Balboa boasts something for everyone at anytime of the year.
Welcome to our island paradise.
23rd Annual Balboa Island Artwalk – Over a Mile of Art & Live Music!
Free Fun for the Whole Family! The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island’s summer season. The 23rd Annual Balboa Island Artwalk will take place Sunday, May 21st, from 9am to 5pm along the South Bayfront Promenade of Balboa Island. Admission is free.
This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on six stages along the walk.
The Balboa Island Artwalk is presented by Mary Hardesty Realty. For more information, please visit www.balboaislandartwalk.info.
The 24th Annual Balboa Island Parade and After Party Featuring the Fabulous Nomads and BIG Wednesday former members of Surfaris and Dick Dale
Sunday, June 4th
Parade begins on Marine Ave at 11:00am-Party starts right after the parade is over!
The theme this year is “Bridge to Summer Fun”
An Island tradition filled with Children on Bikes, Island Dogs, Decorated Golf Carts and Floats, Vintage Cars, USC Marching Band, Keystone Cops, Drill Teams, Marching Bands, Local Dignitaries and much more!
Come for the parade and stay for the after party featuring live music and dancing in the street at the fire station. Bring your beach chairs and join us for a day of FUN!
Bridge closes at 10:45 am, so get here early.
Sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association
Balboa Island Ferry
Since 1919, Balboa Island Ferry has provided continuous service for drivers and passengers in vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California.