WE CAN'T WAIT TO BE TOGETHER AT LAST!
Get ready for a
celebration 90 years in the making
October 15-17, 2021
the Newport Harbor High School
Homecoming 90 (+1) Birthday Bash
You will not want to miss this special Homecoming Weekend full of family-friendly events & good times for all, including our exclusive Tailgate dinner before the Varsity Football game on Friday, a campus Open House with too much good stuff on Saturday afternoon, the Tars & Stars concert event with HONK Saturday night, and a Sunday goodbye brunch!
See the full event line-up below & buy your tickets before they sell out!
You can Download & Print our event Program & Schedule
- Friday October 15, 2021 -
5:30-7pm Homecoming Football Game Tailgate
Join us inside the stadium before the big game for food, old friends & school spirit. Tickets include a delicious lasagna dinner provided by the NHHS Culinary Arts program and admission to the game. There will be special appearances from Tommy Tar, cheer, band, dance & the 2021 Homecoming Court, and plenty of time to reconnect with your classmates.
7pm Homecoming Football Game
Cheer on the Sailors in a reserved Alumni section, and enjoy performances from the marching band, cheer and dance teams, as well as all the Homecoming festivities.
Tickets $25 / $10 Kids 12 & under – Dinner & Game
There are a limited number of spots, so get yours today!
9:30pm After Party Hang-out at Original Pizza Sports Bar and Grill
When the game is over, join your fellow alumni and football fans for an after-party at Original Pizza at the Newport Beach Golf Couse (3100 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach). We'll keep the good times rolling as we kick-off Homecoming Weekend in the best way possible!
- Saturday October 16, 2021 -
Campus Open House
See “THE TOWER” under the Tower – 11:00am Robert B. Wentz Theater
We know you’ve been waiting to see THE TOWER documentary featuring 90 years of memories, film, photographs, and interviews with your favorite teachers and alumni. So we’re thrilled to invite you to an in-person private viewing and Q&A with teachers Bob House & Joe Robinson and our filmmaker Rick Chatillon Class of 1970. Enjoy the inspiring story about the special school that is the heart of our community, and then walk out of the theater into our Campus Open House Festival. In accordance with local and district health guidelines, we have a limited capacity with masks required inside the theater, so make sure to grab your seats in advance so you don’t miss out!
12:00-3:00pm Campus Open House FESTIVAL in front of the tower, free & family-friendly
Meet us in front of the tower on 15th Street for a festival that celebrates everything that makes our alma mater special! There will be a TK Burger and Tacomiendo Mexican Grill food trucks, a stage for the Battle of the Alumni Bands, campus tours, a chance to see inside our Heritage Hall museum, pop-up booths from NHHS teams & groups, a TBA showing of “The Tower” documentary, as well as a meet-and-greet with beloved teachers, coaches and staff.
Follow the link to read about all the too-good-to-miss fun!
Dinner Headquarters 4:30-6:45pm “The Wild Goose” (436 E17th Street Costa Mesa 92627)
Get your name on the Guest List to join fellow alumni in a reserved section where you
can meet up with old friends before the Tars & Stars concert. Order food & drinks from their delicious menu and then make the short trip to NHHS to see Honk!
- Saturday Night October 16, 2021 -
Concert in the Inner Quad *Updated Details*
7:30pm Tars & Stars returns for one night only with the band HONK
7:00pm Doors Open – 7:30pm All-Star Alumni Jam Band – 8:00pm HONK
Rock out to your favorite HONK tunes at your alma mater! We’ve decided to take the show old-school style outside in the Inner Quad, which was redesigned when Robins Hall was rebuilt with a stage, more room, and accessibility for all. Enjoy great music in the fresh air with a beautiful view of the NHHS tower illuminated at night.
All our VIP seats are SOLD OUT, but because of the move outside,
we’re able to offer a new section of General Admission Limited Seating Tickets for just $25!
Get yours NOW, don’t wait!
10:00pm After Party Hang-out at Original Pizza Sports Bar and Grill
Let’s continue the fun with an after-party at Original Pizza at the Newport Beach Golf Couse (3100 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach). We'll hang out with old friends, make some new ones, and celebrate the chance to be together!
- Sunday October 17, 2021 -
11:00am-1:00pm – “Toes in the Sand” Back Bay Brunch at the Newport Aquatics Center Enjoy a light brunch and the chance to catch up with friends you haven’t connected with yet at the NAC. Food will be served at 11:00am, but come earlier with your family, swimsuits, towels, and fellow alumni for a casual time by the waters of the Back Bay. You can use the NAC water equipment for free (kayaks, stand up paddleboards, rides in outriggers), and access the beach (NAC has bathrooms with showers). There will be music, a great photo opportunity, and time to say goodbye to a weekend to remember!
Feel free to stop by anytime with anyone in your group, but we’d appreciate if you’d fill in an interest form to help us gauge how much food to provide.
Help with a Donation
Toward our Scholarship program or Events
NOW is the time to talk to your classmates, friends & family, send them this link, and make plans to meet up for a celebration over 90 years in the making!
Other Alumni Events
Friday October 15th – Class Reunions
The Class of 1980 will gather from 6-11pm at the Harborside Restaurant.
The Class of 1981 will party together at Muldoon’s
Contact Tom LaGrandeur
Sunday October 17th 4:30-7:30pm – An Afternoon of Jazz with the Class of 1966
NHHS Alumni Nancy Celeste Walker, Craig Buhler, Chris Babbitt & guests will perform live Jazz at Original Pizza Sports Bar and Grill at the Newport Beach Golf Course (3100 Irvine Ave. Newport Beach). Donations for the NHHS Scholarship Fund will be gratefully accepted! For more information contact Nancy Walker
We’re putting on this event to bring our Sailor family together. Your financial support of this event, or our Scholarship program, would be greatly appreciated.
A Big Thank You
to Our “Bell” Sponsor
Theodore Robins Ford
who has served the Newport-Mesa community
for 100 years since 1921!
Visit them at RobinsFord.com
Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities Available!
To support this event or to join our team,
get in touch today at info@NewportHarborAlumni.org
**As the current health situation continues to evolve, we will monitor and follow all local, state, and national guidelines, which may alter plans. We will communicate any changes as soon as possible.**