balboa island improvement association

improving the island since 1918

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Destinations - Here are just some of the greater destinations on the island... see the links below...

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about balboa island - Activities are in abundance here on the island. Learn more about us by selecting from the links below...

Maps and travel - balboa island -whether your flying, driving, or walking, here are the maps that can get you there...

Events - balboa island - Has Several Annual Celebrations - Make sure you catch one of these...

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Welcome to Balboa Island, CA

This is the Balboa Island Improvement Association's guide to Balboa Island. This guide offers listings of accommodations, activities, activities, maps, and travel information. Hopefully, this guide shall assist our visitors in enjoying the best of what Balboa Island has to offer. Stop by and stay a while, and see why many refer to this beautiful island as "The Host of the Coast".

 

20th Annual Balboa Island Parade,
SUNDAY June 2nd.

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. 

LAST YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS

Sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association

Parade begins at 11:00AM

Are You Ready For A PARADE?
Come join the 20th Annual Balboa Island Parade on Sunday June 2nd.The Parade Committee urges Island residents to participate and join the fun. Use your imagination, be creative and have a ball. Individual, Group, Block, or Street entries are encouraged to participate. Children are what parades are all about, so encourage them to participate too.

For more information please call 949-673-2281 or visit our website at www.balboa-island.org. The parade theme will be announced at a later date.

ParticipatANT Information

Want to be a part of the parade this year? Then join the 20 th Annual Balboa Island Parade on Sunday June 2nd. The Parade Committee urges Island residents to participate and join the FUN . Use your imagination, be creative and have a ball. Individual, Group, Block, or Street entries are encouraged. Children are what parades are all about, so encourage them to participate too.

To be a participant this year, please download this entry form or pick one up at one of the following Balboa Island stores-Even Sisters, Hershey’s Market, Martha’s Bookstore, Lora Vance Realty, Persimmon Tree, Wilma’s or email BIParade@att.net. The deadline for entries is May 6th, so don’t wait!  Secure your spot NOW for parade day, this year we are only accepting 100 entries. Here are all the required forms:

PARADE INVITATION;
PARADE ENTRY GUIDELINES
;
PARADE INFO RELEASE;
PARADE ENTRY FORM;
The first two forms are just informational. The Entry and Information Release forms must be filled out and returned..

Sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association

2012 Highlights
(pictures by Bill Stewart of Bill Stewart Realty)

swing dancePatio Chair Team

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.

2010 Year'S Highlights
(pictures by Bill Stewart of Bill Stewart Realty)

2009 Year'S Highlights
(pictures by Bill Stewart of Bill Stewart Realty)

California's largest and one of the islands most well established events. Marine Ave is closed off from 10 - 2 pm. Highlights- The theme was "Stars and Stripes Forever" featured will be the U.S. Marine corps color guard and band. This event once again was attended by thousands. From floats, marching bands, and vintage cars to drill teams, dog breeding groups, and more, the parade offered something for everyone. Click here for last year's Picture Gallery.

2008 Year's Highlights: It's a Small World

2008 Year's Event:

The 15th Annual theme was Balboa Island It's a Small World. See Highlights - this event once again was attended by thousands. From floats, marching bands, and vintage cars to drill teams, dog breeding groups, and more, the parade offered something for everyone. Click here for the Picture Gallery. See below for picture galleries.

2007 Year's Highlights: AN AMERICAN DREAM.

2007 Year's Event:

The 14th Annual parade theme was AN AMERICAN DREAM. See Highlights - this event once again was attended by thousands. From floats, marching bands, and vintage cars to drill teams, dog breeding groups, and more, the parade offered something for everyone. Click here for the Picture Gallery. See below for picture galleries.


2006 Year's Highlights: "Newport Beach 100 Years"

The 13th Annual Balboa Island Parade, commemorating the reopening of the islands Firestation 13 years ago went without a hitch June 4. Hope your were there, if not, here are some highlights... Click Here. The event was attended by thousands of onlookers to see all the floats, bands, and entertainers. The parade led into a day of festivities including live bands and entertainment all alone Marine Avenue. See below for picture galleries.


2005 Year's Highlights: 2005 year's theme was "Salute the Troops"

2005's 12th Annual theme was "Salute the Troops" held on Sunday, June 5. Hope your were there, if not, here are some highlights... Mayor Bromberg announced that the 12th Annual Balboa Island Parade was held on June 5, 2005. He stated that approximately 7,000 people were in attendance.

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Events on The Island

Balboa Island has several activities and events throughout the season and 2012 is no exception. Hotels and pubs provide music and entertainment in high season and at weekends. Visit the Event Directory. This list shows some of the events taking place this summer; more will be added as they are announced and full details will be published as soon as they become available. It is advisable to check local papers and tourist offices to ensure you don't miss any of the local events!