The Best of Balboa Island is a democratic accounting of what we like most about the island– the things that make it special for us. With this year’s Best of Balboa Island you have the right to cast your ballot as we release a new...

The history of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in secrecy. We know Saint Valentine is actually associated with two Christians who were martyred under the Roman Empire. The saints were honored on February 14th. So what does this have to do with love and courtship? Nothing,...

It's the most wonderful time of the year on Balboa Island! The annual Balboa Island Boat parade will get underway the evening of December 19, 2012 at around 6:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Sand, Surf, and Santa". Celebrating its 104th year, the Newport Beach/ Balboa Christmas...

Needing to shed those last 10 pounds or start dropping your first thirty? Why not skip the gym and lose weight, Island-Style. On any given day, from daybreak until moonlight, you will find a runner, a walker, a yogi, a paddle boarder, a beach cruiser, and...

Many kids will count some of their fondest childhood memories as when they visited Balboa Island. It’s the perfect place for families to come, enjoy the endless sunshine and live the nautical life for the day. How many of these top 10 things on this...

The annual "Summer Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each summer/fall to the waters off Newport Beach & Laguna Beach.  Over 1000 whales were viewed last summer (summer 2011) and we are seeing blue whales on cruises now (August 2012). Giant blue whales...

Thirteen award-winning artists from across the United States were invited to participate in the Just Plein Fun painting event organized by the Debra Huse Gallery located on Balboa Island. The week-long event culminated on Saturday, August 4 with a Brush Off contest. The artists included:...

Kids of all ages gathered together on Saturday, August 4, to compete in the annual Balboa Island sandcastle building contest on Ruby street beach. The contest was presented by the Balboa Island Improvement Association and Sue and Scott Sibley who have sponsored the event for...