Mission Fine Art Gallery Artist Studio Sale Apr. 5-7
Artists are bringing in their sketches and small hidden treasures for sale at greatly reduced prices.
Time and Place: 31760 Camino Capistrano, SJC
Walk MS Apr. 6
Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 2 mile walk at UCI. The National MS Society’s mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
Time and Place: 7am / Orange County Great Park, Irvine
Contact: 800-486-6762 / https://secure.nationalmssociety.org
Disaster Preparedness Expo Apr. 6
Emergency response vehicles, equipment, displays and informational booths. Ready America will also feature the “Big Shaker,” the world’s largest mobile earthquake simulator.
Time and Place: 10am-2pm / Tustin Hangar
Bunny Blast: A Seuss Eggstravaganza Apr. 6
A fun-filled event for the entire family, with a day of activities including game booths, rides, music and other funny things.
Time and Place: 10am-3pm / El Toro Park: 23701 Los Alisos Blvd, Lake Forest
Contact: 949-461-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov
AVCA Spring Celebration & Pancake Breakfast Apr. 6
Egg hunts, face painting, community booths, balloon twisters, arts & crafts, Peter Rabbit pictures.
Time and Place: 9-11:30am / Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater, Aliso Viejo
Contact: 949-243-7750 / www.avca.net
Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival Apr. 6-7
A weekend filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music! Up to four hours of unlimited craft beer tastings featuring over 150 craft beers.
Time and Place: 1-9pm / Dana Point
Wild West Steamfest Apr. 6-7
Serves to celebrate two worlds merged - The Old West & Steampunk. This concert event which will include a beer garden and vendors, panels, Faro, Tea Dueling Blacksmith, costume contest, gold mining and living history tours.
Time and Place: 11am-7pm / Heritage Museum of OC, Santa Ana
Green Scene Plant and Garden Show Apr. 6-7
This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County focused exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.
Time and Place: 10am-4pm / Fullerton Arboretum
Bolsa Chica’s Earth Day Festival Apr. 13
The festival will include educational activity booths, tours, food, a bounce house and more! Don’ t miss out on the eco-friendly fun!
Time and Place: 10am-3pm / Conservancy Interpretive Center, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-846-1114 / www.bolsachica.org
San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest Apr. 13
Mico-Brews from all over Southern California - Enjoy MicroBrew sampling, home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment.
Time and Place: 12-5pm / Left Coast Brewing Co
Gardenfest Apr. 13
Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, San Clemente Art Association’s Garden and Flower Show painting competition, Butterfly Habitat Education and Water Smart Program.
Time and Place: 8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center
Community Cleanup Day Apr. 13
Drive-thru drop off Household Hazardous Waste, Bulky Items, E-Waste or any other solid waste. Please be prepared to show proof of Cypress residency (valid driver’s license or utility bill).
Time and Place: 9am-3pm / Cypress Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts
Contact: 714-380-5450 / www.cypressca.org
Placentia Easter Eggcitement/Spring Carnival Apr. 13
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt (children ages 12 and under), storytime, crafts, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more!
Time and Place: 10am-1pm / Kraemer Park
Mayor’s Egg Roll on the Civic Green Apr. 13
Sack races, various games and most importantly, egg races across the lawn. Photo opportunities with the Civic Center bunnies, bounce houses, face painting, train rides, and food.
Time and Place: 10am-12pm / Newport Beach Civic Center
Contact: 949-644-3151 / www.newportbeachca.gov
Westminster Spring Festival Apr. 13
Live entertainment, food, craft vendors, an extensive resource fair, fun children’s activities and of course...a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Time and Place: 9am-3pm / Civic Center: 8200 Westminster
Contact: 714-898-4684 / www.westminster-ca.gov
Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza Apr. 13
The Easter Bunny will be hoping around! NO egg hunt. Children’s activities include: crafts, games, face painting, entertainment, instructor showcase and “Touch a Truck” where kids will get to climb, work on and “drive” a fun work truck.
Time and Place: 9am-12pm / Chapparosa Park
La Habra Egg Night Apr. 19
This event is open to youth ages 7-13 years old. The cost is $10 per child, which includes all activities. Bring your empty basket and a flashlight and get ready for some fun!
Time and Place: 7-8pm / La Bonita Park
Yorba Linda Late Night Flight Light Egg Hunt Apr. 19
For children 7-13 years of age. Special hunt for eggs in the dark! Flashlights, running shoes, and a basket to hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes will be required.
Time and Place: 7:30-8:30pm / Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House
Contact: 714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Buena Park Spring Eggstravaganza Apr. 20
Egg Hunt for kids 12 yrs. and under at noon! Stage entertainment, children’s crafts, field games, a petting zoo, moonbounces, visits with the Spring Bunny, candy scramble for children 12 years of age and younger.
Time and Place: Pancake Breakfast 8am. 9am / Henry Boisseranc Park
Costa Mesa EGG-citement Apr. 20
A fun filled day with the Easter bunny! Activities include: Egg Hunt, Bounce House, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and Arts & Crafts! Refreshments being sold by local schools.
Time and Place: 9am-12pm / Tanager Park: 1780 Hummingbird Dr.
Contact: 714-540-7355 / www.torellirealty.com
Yorba Linda Egg-Citement Hunt Apr. 20
Children 2-9 years of age. Crafts, games, petting zoo, face painting and separate egg hunt areas for children ages 2-9 years. Bring your own basket to collect your goodies.
Time and Place: 10am-12pm / Hurless Barton Park
San Clemente Sensational Springtacular Apr. 20
Get ready for some photos & arrive on time to scramble for some eggs and hunt for the special golden egg!
Time and Place: 9am-12pm / Vista Hermosa Park
Etnies Egg Hunt & Festivals of Colors Apr. 20
Visit with the Skateboarding Bunny, play in the bounce houses, make crafts and play fun games. There will be an egg hunt zone and the event ends with a color blast.
Time and Place: 11am-1pm / Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest
Contact: 949-916-5870 / www.etniesskatepark.com
Tustin Easter Egg Hunt Apr. 20
Bring a basket or a bag to collect all the treats! There will also be a inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, live music, game booths and an animal and puppet show on the main stage.
Time and Place: 8:30-11:30am / Tustin Sports Park: 12850 Robinson Drive
Contact: 714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org
Dana Point Egg Hunts Apr. 20
Discover the hidden treasure of candy and plastic filled eggs at Dana Point’s spring time Egg Hunts for children up to 10 years of age. There will be two Egg Hunts.
Time and Place: 9-10am / Pines Park & Sea Canyon Park
Los Alamitos Spring Carnival Apr. 20
Egg hunt, family style carnival, games and food trucks. Free event which is for children ages 1-14 years and their families.
Time and Place: 9-11:30am / Little Cottonwood Park: 4000 Farquhar Ave
Contact: 562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org
Huntington Beach Easter Hunt & Family Fun Day Apr. 20
Hunt for candy, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, play a game at the many game booths, visit the various displays from Community Services, pancake breakfast, enjoy the live band, and try out some new classes.
Time and Place: 9am-2pm / Sports Complex: 18002 Goldenwest St.
Contact: 714-960-8895 / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov
Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt Apr. 20
Carnival games, crafts, egg hunts, and much more! The Egg Hunts will run continuously for ages 11 and under.
Time and Place: 8:30-11:30am / Recreation Center & Sports Park
Contact: 714-839-8611 / www.fountainvalley.org
Cypress Spring Egg Hunt Apr. 20
Crafts, Face Painting, Activities, Egg hunt for children 4-11, Special Activity Area for ages 0-3 plus visits with the Easter Bunny (Please, don’t forget your camera!).
Time and Place: 10:30am / Oak Knoll Park: 5700 Orange Avenue
Contact: 714-229-6700 / www.cypressca.org
Easter Eggstravaganza at OWV Apr. 20
Easter Egg Hunt around Old World Village, Easter Egg coloring, Easter Egg Run, Sack Race, Face painting, and a group Dance for all of you to the “Earth song.”
Time and Place: 2-5pm / 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach
La Habra Spring Family Eggstravaganza Apr. 20
Eggs-Treme Kid Zone, with games, crafts, inflatables, balloon twisters, live DJ and more. To add to the excitement, eggs for the egg hunt will be dropped by a helicopter!
Time and Place: 8am-12pm / La Bonita Park
Newport Beach Film Festival Apr. 25-May 2
The Festival annually hosts several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience.
Place: Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
Contact: 949-253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com
SCC &Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Apr. 26
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Santiago Canyon College for a day of golf on a world-class course.
Place: Tustin Ranch Golf Club
Dana Point California Wine Festival Apr. 26-27
Wine lovers find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses.
Time and Place: Fri 6:30-9pm, Sat 12-4pm / Yacht Club & Lantern Bay Park
Pet Expo Apr. 26-28
Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, miniature horses and more. Pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts.
Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Doheny Wood Apr. 27 Show is free to woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display.
Time and Place: 8am-3pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Contact: 714-968-9798 / www.socalwoodies.com
Floral Park Home & Garden Tour Apr. 27-28
Whether experiencing a stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, searching for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, viewing the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoying a snack at the food and drink concessions, you will surely leave with nostalgic memories of a day well spent.
Time and Place: 10am-4pm / Santa Ana
Taste of Huntington Beach Apr. 28
A unique sampling of favorite local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with the finest wines in California, all in the name of charity! Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library.
Time and Place: 12-4pm / Sports Complex at Talbert & Goldenwest
Contact: 714-375-5023 / www.tastehb.com