Month: March 2018 (page 1 of 3)

Fun Things To Do this Weekend in OC, March 30 – April 1

It’s a busy holiday weekend in Orange County with 15 spring events and egg hunts on Saturday, as well as a full moon drum circle, 2 foodie festivals, and more.

  • Buena Park “Spring Eggstravaganza” is Saturday 3/31 at 9am at Henry Boisseranc Park. Candy scramble, live entertainment, crafts, games, petting zoo and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2p6pRe5m
  • Costa Mesa “Egg-Citement” is Saturday 3/31 from 9am-12pm in Tanager Park. Pony rides, petting zoo, egg hunt, Easter Bunny, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2J5UN5p
  • Cypress “Spring Egg Hunt” is Saturday 3/31 at 10:30am at Oak Knoll Park. Egg hunts, crafts, face painting, Easter Bunny, free hotdogs & drinks, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uwmdOz
  • Dana Point “Egg Hunts” are Saturday 3/31 at Pines Park and at Sea Canyon Park. Events begin at 8am and egg hunts begin at 10am. Other activities include a pancake breakfast, magic show, games, puppet show, Easter Bunny & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2pOF7vh
  • Fountain Valley “Easter Egg Hunt” is Saturday 3/31 from 8:30am-11:30am at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. Carnival games, bounce houses, egg hunts & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Huntington Beach “Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day” is Saturday 3/31 from 9am-2pm at Central Park. Thousands of pounds of candy, Easter Bunny, live music and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2p6y9CY
  • La Habra “Spring Family Eggstravaganza” is Saturday 3/31 from 8am-12pm at La Bonita Park. Helicopter egg drop, egg hunts (for kids and adults), vendors and more. $2 to participate in the egg hunt. http://bit.ly/2pQ7SYR
  • La Habra “Egg Night” glow in the dark egg hunt is Friday 3/30 from 7pm-8pm at La Bonita Park. Call ahead to register. $10 per child. http://bit.ly/2GXmexW
  • Los Alamitos “Spring Carnival” is Saturday 3/31 from 9am-11:30am at Little Cottonwood Park. Egg hunt, carnival games, food, Peter Rabbit and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2p8Nz6D
  • Mission Viejo “Bunny Days” is Saturday 3/31 from 10am-1pm at the Norman P. Murray Community Center. Carnival games, crafts, egg hunts, inflatable obstacle course and more. Activities cost a nominal fee. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Gnnwko
  • San Clemente “Springtacular” is Saturday 3/31 starting at 9am. Egg hunts, games, food, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2pUztr4
  • San Juan Capistrano “Spring Eggstravaganza” is Saturday 3/31 from 10am-1pm at Los Rios Park. Egg hunts, face painting, games, crafts and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GnKgAX
  • Seal Beach “Easter Egg Hunt” is Saturday 3/31 at 10am in Eisenhower Park. Egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny. FREE to attend.
  • Tustin “Easter Egg Hunt” is Saturday 3/31 starting at 7:30am with a pancake breakfast at the Tustin Sports Park. Puppet show, animal show, pony rides, games, candy, Easter Bunny and more. FREE to attend (there is a fee for the pancake breakfast). http://bit.ly/2Ifcz4W
  • Yorba Linda “Egg-citement Hunt” is Saturday 3/31 at 10am at Hurless Barton Park. Egg hunt, games, face painting, petting zoo & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GpaTVZ
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC (some will not be happening on Easter so double check before you go)  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ
  • Attend a Full Moon Drum Circle Saturday 3/31 at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach from approximately 7pm-10pm. Dance by firelight or bring a drum and participate. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2E69lya
  • 80’s on the Bay is Friday 3/30 from 7pm-10pm at Newport Dunes. Richard Blade will be the DJ for the evening. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2uvF7VZ
  • The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/12 in Anaheim. Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required. http://ocevent.co/1ROHxhh
  • Knott’s Boysenberry Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/8 in Buena Park. Enjoy over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks, and more. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2Gnqy8g

12 Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

It’s going to be a great weekend in Orange County! The Swallows Day Parade and Street Fair is back for its 60th year, there are 3 beer festivals, a Beachcruiser meet in HB, Wonder Con arrives in Anaheim, and much more!

  • The 60th Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair is Saturday 3/24 in San Juan Capistrano. Parade starts at 11am (RAIN or SHINE). Street Fair runs from 9am-5pm. http://bit.ly/2GcDSzy
  • The 18th Annual Beachcruiser Meet is this weekend in downtown Huntington Beach. You’ll see woodies, steel wagons, convertibles, and more. Viewing is FREE. http://bit.ly/2FVQsUE
  • Pop culture convention WonderCon is at the Anaheim Convention Center 3/23-3/25. Comics, movies, tv, books, authors, collectibles, masquerade and more! 3 day tickets are still available, as well as Friday and Sunday. http://bit.ly/2ng84xM
  • FirkFest “Tiki Beer Festival” is Saturday 3/24 in Anaheim. Enjoy unlimited tastings of 50 casks from 30 breweries. To get $5 off tickets use code boozeblogoc http://ocevent.co/1SZ9Miv
  • The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/12. Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required. http://ocevent.co/1ROHxhh
  • Bockbierfest is Saturday 3/24 at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Enjoy German and local craft beer, German food, live music, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2ue9XCa
  • See 8ft tall Easter eggs at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel. There are 5 hand-painted Easter eggs on display now through 4/8. Viewing is FREE. http://bit.ly/2uesA9m
  • The Orange County Beer & Music Festival is Saturday 3/24 in downtown Santa Ana. Sample over 70 craft beers. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2pzld6F
  • It’s the last weekend to see Cirque du Soleil LUIZA in Costa Mesa at the OC Fairgrounds, ends 3/25. Tickets required. http://cirk.me/2C1BWIC
  • It’s the last weekend to see Melanie Griffith in The Graduate at the Laguna Playhouse, ends 3/25. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2EXjqSB
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC:  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ
  • March For Our Lives is taking place Saturday 3/24 at locations throughout the world. Here are the marches taking place in Orange County:
    Brea/Fullerton: http://bit.ly/2puEXZ8
    Huntington Beach: http://bit.ly/2GcSgYs
    Irvine: http://bit.ly/2G1EDbt
    Laguna Beach: http://bit.ly/2pvpiJQ
    San Clemente: http://bit.ly/2pvFGcI
    Santa Ana: http://bit.ly/2GcSPBy
    South Orange: http://bit.ly/2IJlQ6w
    The largest march in OC is anticipated in Santa Ana. As it is the “March For Our Lives OC”. More info: http://bit.ly/2pyCexI

8 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County

  1. Have a traditional Irish breakfast:
    The following pubs will be serving up breakfast starting at early as 6:30am…

  2. Grab a dozen green doughnuts:
    Krispy Kreme is whipping up green doughnuts for this special occasion. It’s not just a green glaze, these doughnuts are green through and through. You can visit Krispy Kreme at the Outlets at Orange. http://bit.ly/2G0lzNW

  3. Party all day at a pub:
    • Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach is hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Live bands during the day & night and opening at 9am for breakfast. http://bit.ly/2FHe3Z5
    • Malarky’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach opens at 6:30am with a full breakfast and will be open until 2am. http://bit.ly/2tTRuuH
    • Patsy’s Irish Pub in Laguna Niguel is having a Bagpiper, live music, a photobooth, Irish Food & more. http://bit.ly/2GAK9CO

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    • The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa opens at 7am with a full Irish Breakfast. Throughout the day they’ll be having Bagpipers, Irish dancers, live music, and more. http://bit.ly/2IyidQS
    • Silky Sullivans in Fountain Valley will have green beer, an Irish menu, live music, and more. http://bit.ly/2FGj6sz

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    • Macallan’s Pub in Brea opens at 6am with an Irish breakfast starting at 9am. There will be live music across the street, Irish buffet, and more. http://bit.ly/2G336QT
    • The Auld Dubliner in Tustin opens at 9am. They’ll be having drinking games, food specials and live DJ sets. http://bit.ly/2FXfGRN
    • The Shamrock Bar & Grill in Newport Beach will be having a menu featuring 5 Irish foods, live music starting at 2pm, and more. http://bit.ly/2FS4Ite
    • Gallagher’s Pub in Huntington Beach opens at 7am with an Irish breakfast. They’ll also have Irish tacos, corned beef and cabbage, corned beef hash, live music & more. http://bit.ly/2piKjrb
    • O’Malley’s on Main in Seal beach opens at 8am for for breakfast and will be serving dinner until 10pm. http://bit.ly/2GANX74
  4. Take the kids to on a Leprechaun hunt at Pretend City:
    Pretend City in Irvine is having special St. Patrick’s Day activities throughout the day, including an “end of the rainbow treasure hunt”, leprechaun hunt, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2FOdetf
  5. Get some shamrock shaped cookies and dip them in green milk:
    Blackmarket Bakery in Santa Ana and Costa Mesa are serving up shamrock shaped cookies. The perfect treat to go with some homemade green milk. http://bit.ly/2IynDLx

  6. Indulge in some adults-only ice cream:
    Chunk-N-Chip at 4th Street Market in Santa Ana has created a special Boozy Lucky Charms ice cream infused with Irish whiskey. This adult only treat is available until it sells out. http://bit.ly/2FOISXT

  7. Enjoy a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage:
    The following pubs will be serving up a St. Patrick’s Day favorite corned beef and cabbage…

  8. Listen to live music:

 

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