Free Fridays: These Pay-Nothing Events Are Everything

The best things in life are free, and so are these events happening around Newport Beach in the next few days: 

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce BBQ by the Beach

  • When: June 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce (4343 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 150-W, Newport Beach, CA 92660)

No reservation necessary! Come by the Chamber offices for free food, beer and wine. Plus, mix and mingle with current Chamber members! Treats by B. toffee will also be provided as well as massages from Newport Pain and Wellness.

Movies in the Park at Lantern Bay Park

  • When: June 15. Pre-entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m.; movie begins at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Lantern Bay Park (25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629)

Come to Lantern Bay Park for a FREE showing of Guardians of the Galaxy! Bring your low back lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy these family friendly movies, under the stars in beautiful Dana Point. FREE Popcorn, other refreshments available to purchase. View additional free outdoor movie showings here.

OCMA Closing Celebration

  • When: June 16 from 1 to 4 p.m
  • Where: OCMA / Orange County Museum of Art (850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach California 92660)

Help OCMA celebrate its planned move with this free event that includes art-making activities for all ages, including a stop-motion photo project led by exhibiting artist Brice Bischoff, music by DJ Emily, interactive dance performances choreographed by Amanda White, Docent-led tours of the exhibition, gourmet popsicles from Front Porch Pops and Il Caccia Caffe’s mobile espresso bar. There will also be prize drawings.

54th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition

  • When: June 16 at 1- 6 p.m.
  • Where: Newport Beach Civic Center (100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660)

Art, photography and sculpture abound at the Newport Beach Art Exhibition. The event will also feature a food, wine and beer pavilion, live music and kids’ art activities. Learn more here.

International Yoga Day at Fashion Island

  • When: Thursday, June 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. (Arrive 5:30.)
  • Where: Grassy area in front of Bloomingdale’s Fashion Island (701 Newport Center Drive, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA 92660)

Celebration International Yoga Day with this FREE event at Fashion Island, organized in partnership with Vibes Hot Yoga. Sign in at 5:30 p.m. and reserve your mat. Before or after the class, enjoy the Step and Repeat for photo ops with your workout friends. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided.