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Easter Events

Egg hunts, Easter Brunch, Easter Services and more!

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Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 14 - Saturday, April 4, 2015

At Irvine Park Railroad's Easter Eggstravaganza, children and adults can ride the train through beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt. Each egg is filled with candy or a prize. Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10:00 AM and tickets may be purchased to participate in an egg hunt at a specific time. Please bring an Easter basket for each child that will be participating in the Easter egg hunt. Irvine Park Railroad also offers Easter baskets for sale.

Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event in order to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt. Children can also meet and have their picture taken with the Easter bunny (visit web site for cost). Other activities include hay rides, Easter cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games and a lot more. Additional Irvine Regional Park activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals' paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals® bikes (single surrey bikes, deuce coupes, choppers, beach cruises and more), the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Visit web site for costs and full details.

LOCATION:
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
714-997-3968

Cupcake and Princess Party - Garden Grove
March 28, 2015
2:00 pm

Back by popular demand, the Princesses are visiting the Festival Amphitheater for a special Cupcake Party! Little princes and princesses are invited to come hear a story, do crafts, sing a song, and have a cupcake with a Princess. Photo opportunities will also be available.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

LOCATION:
The Strawberry Bowl Festival Amphitheater
12762 Main Street
Garden Grove, CA

The OC Mom Expo & Play Date - Anaheim
Saturday March 28, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family Entertainment, DJ, Play Zones, Interactive Craft Stations AND MORE!

First-time moms who have questions, concerns, or simply want to stay up-to-date can find all of their needs at the Mom Expo. This expo pairs moms with family-focused businesses so they can stay informed on what is best for their young families, on everything from health and education to child development and entertainment.

Free Parking - $5 per person ages 12+ and Kids are FREE

LOCATION:
Business Expo Center
1960 South Anaheim Way
Anaheim, CA 92801

Ballet Repertory Theatre presents: 'La Bayadère' - Huntington Beach
March 28 & 29, 2015

Discover the captivating story of a young temple dancer (bayadère) named Nikiya who believes she has found eternal love. Set against the exotic backdrop of ancient India, this visually stunning ballet draws upon a mesmerizing precision of the corps, poetic duos, and poignant solos to recount Nikiya’s fate and that of her suitor, Prince Solor, caught in a love triangle with Princess Gamzatti. Bewitching temple rituals, magnificent wedding festivities, and a breathtaking parade of arabesques, known as the iconic “Kingdom of the Shades”, lend majesty to this timeless tale.

$18 for general admission, $14 for seniors, GWC students, and children under 12

LOCATION:
Golden West College Theater
15744 Golden West Street
Huntington Beach Ca 92647

INFORMATION/TICKETS:
714-895-8150

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival - Buena Park
March 28 - April 12, 2015
10:00AM-10:00PM daily

Celebrate Knott’s delicious roots during the Boysenberry Festival, March 28 – April 12, in the theme park’s historic Ghost Town.

The 16-day and entertainment festival returns with an unforgettable lineup of exquisite Boysenberry Bites, dazzling entertainment, the Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, and more farm fresh fun the whole family will love! Sun up to sun down festival includes dueling fiddlers, Jammin’ in the Dark, Peanuts Party in the Park, vine dancing, swing dancing, live music, and other live entertainment. The limited-time Festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm.

LOCATION:
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620

INFORMATION:
(714) 220-5200

Whale Watching - Dana Point & Newport Beach

Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through early April.

Since the Gray Whales migrate just a few miles off the coast, simple cruises from Dana Point and Newport Beach enable you to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat.

LOCATIONS:
You can book cruises at the following locations:

DANA POINT:
NEWPORT BEACH:
Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
400 Main Street
Newport Beach, Ca 92661
Dana Wharf
Sportfishing

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661

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April

Easter Events

Egg hunts, Easter Brunch, Easter Services and more!

Events detailed by city

Gray Whale Mother's & Their Calves On Return Of Migration-$20 Whale Watching - Newport Beach

Many of the gray whales will be heading north as the Gray Whale Migration continues in April. Mother's and their calves are the most frequent sightings and are often found very close to shore. The sightings can be extremely good with gray whales found just outside the shoreline and even playing in the surf. Along with Gray Whales, finback whales, and humpback whales are also viewed from whale watching cruises from Newport Beach.

LOCATION:
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach Ca 92661

Annual 'Gardenfest' - San Clemente
April 10, 2015

Hosted by the San Clemente Garden Club. Admission is FREE! Families are welcome.

This years highlights include annual Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, garden related opportunities in our community, Open to the Public 'funky container' and 'floral design' contests, Junior Gardeners butterfly exhibit and plant sale, Question & Answer table with gardening celebrities and San Clemente Artists demonstrating live.

LOCATION:
San Clemente Community Center, Avenida Del Mar at Calle Seville.

Pet Expo - Costa Mesa
April 10-12, 2015

A giant animal entertainment and education festival. It’s the largest pet and pet product expo in the world. 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. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care. Please do not bring your pets.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
800-999-7295

Walk MS - University of California, Irvine
Saturday, April 11, 2015
opens at 7:00am

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. They are currently accepting registrations via, email, mail or over the telephone for this walk.

LOCATION:
University of California Irvine
513 Aldrich hall #5
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
(800) 486-6762

UCI Annual Open House - Irvine
Saturday, April 18, 2015

This spring event features an outdoor Festival, Open House and Car Show. Wayzgoose, UCI's oldest tradition, is a student run festival in Aldrich Park - filled with live entertainment, food, games and rides for UCI and the community. Many offices and services will be open or available with information for everyone especially prospective students. This includes academic program information and sessions; campus, housing and recreation facilities tours; Financial Aid and Admissions; and much more. Events and Parking are FREE.

LOCATION:
UCI Campus
Irvine

INFORMATION:
(949) 824-5182

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show - Fullerton
April 18-19, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00pm

Green Scene is the perfect place for any gardener looking for new ideas to improve their gardens or outdoor habitats. This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County focused exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.

Ticket Price: $10.00 for all ages

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton

INFORMATION:
(714) 278.3407

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
April 19. 2015
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Admission $2.

Arrive early and stay for lunch!

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Newport Beach Film Festival - Newport Beach
April 23-30, 2015

Set in beautiful Newport Beach, a few blocks away from spectacular coastline and less than an hour from Hollywood, the Festival annually host several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience.

CONTACT:
949-253-2880

SCC Hawks Golf Tournament - Tustin
Friday, April 24, 2015

Pesented by the Santiago Canyon College Foundation and Athletics Department. Golf package includes round of golf, on-cart lunch, green fees, golf cart, driving range, on-course beverages, goodie gift bag and famous Wrangler Grill dinner.

LOCATION:
Tustin Ranch Golf Club

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION:
(714) 628-4790

Doheny Wood - Dana Point
April 25, 2015
8 am - 3 pm

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.

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach [south end of park]

INFORMATION:
714 968-9798

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest - San Clemente
April 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 5:00

Presented by Left Coast Brewing Co., is an exciting event which features Mico-Brews from all over Southern California - Enjoy Micro-Brew sampling, home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment. VIP guests enjoyed tours of the Left Coast Brewery and premier samplings. This Tasting is one you won't want to miss!

LOCATION:
Held at Left Coast Brewing Co.
1245 Puerta Del Sol in San Clemente

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana
April 25-26, 2015

Once again the Floral Park Neighborhood, recipient of Neighborhoods USA's "Neighborhood of the Year", will be hosting its annual Home and Garden Tour. 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 the Floral Park Home & Garden Tour with nostalgic memories of a day well spent.

Taste of Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach
Sunday, April 26, 2015
12 noon to 4 pm

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

LOCATION:
Sports Complex at Talbert and Goldenwest
18100 Goldenwest
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-375-5023

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