The Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race will be hosting a family-friendly festival at The Village of Balboa this Sunday. The neighborhood will be transformed into a “Margaritaville” festival featuring Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band and will host a day of activities including a Woody Car Exhibition, exhibit of race boats, kids’ boat-building, plein air painters, exhibits by ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum and more.
Participating vendors at the Village of Balboa will offer special festival pricing including $2 Balboa Ferris Wheel rides, complimentary admission to all ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum exhibits, and discounted harbor cruises and boat rentals from the Fun Zone Boat Co. and Balboa Boat Rentals
Other Pre-race events include:
- Yachtsmen’s Luncheon, Wednesday, April 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Everyone is welcome and Andy Rose, a co-owner of It’s OK, will be the featured speaker and share favorite Ensenada Race stories.
- The famous Pre-Race Fiesta Thursday night, April 26, begins at 5 p.m. at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.
- Viewing of the race starts at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27, from the Balboa Pier is always a great thrill.
For more information, please contact Visit Newport Beach Inc.