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The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Bugs, Bees and Butterflies Day
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Free and open to the public

Join us for the second year of Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies Day and learn about the benefits of bugs in the garden!

Event will include arts and crafts activities for kids, Artist Marketplace with eco friendly home and garden vendors and Environmentally focused artwork

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande - San Juan Capistrano
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
6-9 pm

This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests are rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). So don your finest Old West outfit, belt buckle or facial hair! and enter one or more of the contests. There is a $5 entry fee (pay when you arrive) per category for each contestant entered.

For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé.

Swallow's Inn
31786 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano


Swallows Day Parade & Mercado - San Juan Capistrano
March 25, 2023

The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. This is the nation's largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Arrive early; most street closures are by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am.

The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.

Dowtown San Juan Capistrano


Arts & Crafts Show - Huntington
Sundays, March 26, 2023
10 am - 4 pm

Come out and shop over 50 unique, hand picked artisans and crafters as they showcase their latest designs, collections, products and one-of-a-kinds! Successful crafters, Justin & Ryan Clayton-Palmer @TheBottleArtCompany have created a new take on an old tradition.

FREE Admission & Parking. Presented by RC Palmer & Co.

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival - Buena Park
March 10 - April 16, 2023

The Knott's Boysenberry Festival is our annual food and wine festival that celebrates the park's historic roots by highlighting the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. Indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes ranging from savory foods with a boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts and drinks including a variety of wines and craft beers that you can only find at Knott's Berry Farm during this limited-time food-inspired event.

In addition to the numerous food and drink offerings, the Knott's Boysenberry Festival offers a wide selection of local crafters, live music, musical stage shows, and fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. This year's event will introduce entirely new food offerings featuring a selection of more than two dozen food and drink items.

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park

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Easter Events
Events run April 1 - 9, 2023

Egg hunts, Spring Celebrations, Easter Brunch, Pancake Breakfasts, Easter Services and more!

Events detailed by city.

Kidstock: Family Music and Arts Festival - Irvine
April 3-15, 2023

Get ready to rock, roll, sway, sing, and bop! Because we’re bringing back the Kidstock Music & Arts Festival! Enjoy live musical performances throughout the week and explore different musical stylings, instruments, and sounds!

COST: Included with Museum Admission

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Farmakis Farms Craft Market - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, April 8, 2023

Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers' market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market!

Crafts, arts, handmade goods and one of a kind items! FREE to attend. Will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 364-1270


Bunny Hop
April 1 & 8, 2023

Join us at your local park on Saturday, April 1st or Saturday, April 8th for some spring fun! Families will enjoy a variety of fun filled activities including games, crafts, music, and pho¬tos with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts will be throughout the event for children ages 12 and under.

Saturday, April 1st:
Bolsa Chica Park | 10:00 – 11:30am
Sigler Park | 1:00 – 2:30pm

Saturday, April 8th:
Tony Lam Park | 10:00 –11:30am
Westminster Park | 1:00 – 2:30pm

Local Parks
Westminster, CA

Veggiepalooza Plant Sale - Fullerton
April 14-15, 2023 (The 14th-members only)

Over 200 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, sweet, mild & hot peppers, and varietal veggies. Check out over 200 varieties of ornamental plants including California natives grown here at the Arboretum.

Friday, April 14th, 1–5 p.m., Fullerton Arboretum members* and Titan Card holders only.

Saturday, April 15th, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Open to the public. !

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road

(714) 278.3407

Cherry Blossom Festival
April 14-16, 2023

A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30 year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.

Central Park Bandstand
7111 Talbert
Huntington Beach

Caspers Adventure Day - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, April 15, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adventure Day returns to Caspers Wilderness Park this April! Join OC Parks for a day filled with exciting games, guided hikes and endless fun.

Activities will include:
Live music performances
Charro horse riding and roping demonstrations
Blacksmith demonstrations
Native American storytelling
Kids games Kids
Bike Rodeo for ages 12 and under*
Equestrian ride with the ranger**

*Must bring your own bike to participate.
**Must bring your own horse to participate.

This event is free with free parking. Food will be available on site for purchase.

Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA

(949) 923-2210

Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School
April 15, 2023

This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates Sage Hill school's--and the community's--amazing cultural diversity. Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids.

Wilkins Town Square
Sage Hill School
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA

Walk MS - Costa Mesa
Sunday, April 15, 2023

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.

Costa Mesa

(800) 486-6762

Imaginology - Costa Mesa
Saturday, April 15-16, 2023

Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook … or what causes a rainbow … or how baby chicks know when to hatch? Set a course full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology, where science, technology, engineering, art and math come alive in the most fun and exciting ways

Each April, OC Fair & Event Center transforms into Imaginology, a free family event produced by OC Fair staff that focuses on S.T.E.A.M. education and hands-on learning

Admission is free. Parking is $12

Imaginology at the OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

South County Pet Expo - Lake Forest
Saturday, April 22, 2023
10 am - 2 pm

This exciting and informative event, presented by Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Orange County Board of Supervisors, OC The Pet Adoption Center OC, and Saddleback Church. This family and pet friendly event will also feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways.

Free admission, parking and shuttle service.

Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA

Celebrate UCI - Annual Open House - Irvine
Saturday, April 22, 2023

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.

UCI Campus

Festival of Nations - La Palma
Saturday, April 29, 2023
10:30 am (parade start) - 6 pm

La Palma Festival of Nations will celebrate La Palma’s cultural heritage through dancing, performances, and exhibits. Kicking off the event will be a hometown parade marching down Walker Street at 10:30 then continuing with the festival until 6 pm

Following the Parade, the Festival will feature fun attractions for all ages, kids-zone, petting zoo, carnival games, international food trucks, and a beer and wine garden. Throughout the day musical performances and dances will be held at the Central Park Pavilion.

La Palma Central Park
7821 Walker Street
La Palma, CA

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour - Santa Ana
Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2023

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.

Quinceanera Expo - Anaheim
April 30, 2023
12-5 pm

Plan Your Entire Quince Under One Roof. Quinceanera Expo USA brings together top line vendors for Quinceaneras, Latino Brides, Sweet Sixteen, and Prom Queens to meet and learn more about new trends, ideas, products and services to plan your Special Celebration. The biggest Quince Fashion Show in Los Angeles

Are you a small business owner or you are in the Event Industry? Be part of our Quinceanera Expo USA! With a wide range of exhibit opportunities to choose from, show participation is within reach of any business. Let the power of our event send your sales soaring. For added attraction, you can enhance your expo visibility. If you would like to become a Quinceanera Expo USA Exhibitor or Official Sponsor, Contact Quinceanera Expo USA Events at (714) 900-9816

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
900 S. Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim CA 92802


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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 April.

Summer and fall bring the giant blue whales. They can be seen from May through October

Humpback whales, finback whales, & minke whales are viewed year round. Giant marine protected park provides pristine habitat for whales and dolphin and means a simple 2-2.5 hour cruise is all that needed to see whales and dolphin from Dana Point and Newport Beach

You can book cruises at the following locations:

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 & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661
$16 Cruise Special!
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