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Easter Egg Hunts and Other Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

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This is THE weekend for spring activities in Orange County. There are a ton of Egg Hunts, Earth Day Events, food festivals, and more!

  • Buena Park “Spring Eggstravaganza” is Saturday 4/20 at 9am at Henry Boisseranc Park. Candy scramble, live entertainment, crafts, games, petting zoo and more. Pancake breakfast at 8am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2p6pRe5
  • There’s an Easter Egg Hunt at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana on Saturday 4/20 from 9am-12pm. Egg hunts for ages ranging from 1yr to 7 and up. Visits from the Easter Bunny, face painting, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2DrMxf4
  • Cypress “Spring Egg Hunt” is Saturday 4/20 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/2ULysDR
  • Dana Point “Egg Hunts” are Saturday 4/20 at Pines Park and at Sea Canyon Park. Events begin at 9am and egg hunts begin at 10am. Other activities include a pancake breakfast, magic show, games, puppetshow, Easter Bunny & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KORpAR
  • Fountain Valley “Easter Egg Hunt” is Saturday 4/20 from 8:30am-11:30am at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. Carnival games, crafts, egg hunts & more. FREE to attend.http://bit.ly/2ULiKsk
  • Huntington Beach “Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day” is Saturday 4/20 from 9am-2pm at Central Park Sports Complex. Thousands of pounds of candy, Easter Bunny, live music and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2UMCrQA
  • La Habra “Spring Family Eggstravaganza” is Saturday 4/20 from 9am-12pm at La Bonita Park. Helicopter egg drop, egg hunts (for kids and adults), vendors and more. $4 to participate in the egg hunt. http://bit.ly/2IvwEbx
  • Los Alamitos “Spring Carnival” is Saturday 4/20 from 9am-11:30am at Little Cottonwood Park. Egg hunt, carnival games, food, Peter Rabbit and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2DmeAMU
  • San Clemente “Springtacular” is Saturday 4/20 starting at 9am. Egg hunts, games, food, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GhP77K
  • Tustin “Easter Egg Hunt” is Saturday 4/20 starting from 8:30am-11:30pm. Petting zoo, animal show, pony rides, games, candy, Easter Bunny and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2DoxO4B
  • The 36th annual Yorba Linda “Egg-citement Hunt” is Saturday 4/20 at 10am at Hurless Barton Park. Egg hunt, games, face painting, petting zoo & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GwCCXo
  • Mission Viejo “Bunny Days” is Saturday 4/20 from 10am-1pm at the Oso Viejo Community Park. Carnival games, crafts, egg hunts, and more. Activities cost a nominal fee. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2UtqB8Q
  • Costa Mesa “Egg-Citement” is Saturday 4/20 from 9am-12pm in Tanager Park. Pony rides, petting zoo, egg hunt, Easter Bunny, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2vlRlOJ

Earth Day Events:

  • Crystal Cove State Beach is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/20 in Laguna Beach from 9am-12pm. Help with beautification projects such as waxing lifeguard towers, painting signs, beach cleanup and more. FREE to attend. Meet at the Los Trancos Parking lot. http://bit.ly/2KKlVvL
  • The City of Laguna Niguel is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/20 with a “Go Green” volunteer event from 8:30am-11:30am at Crown Valley Community Park. Help improve the landscaping of the 18-acre preserve. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2VN2CCZ
  • Earth Day at the Bay is Saturday 4/20 from 10am-4pm at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach. Scavenger hunt, exhibits, arts & crafts and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KJ9W1A
  • Dana Point is celebrating Earth Day this weekend with multiple events including a beach clean up at Doheny State Beach, Salt Creek Beach, a Harbor clean up, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2II2m4P
  • The Newport Beach chapter of Surfrider is having an Earth Day Cleanup of the Lower Santa Ana River on Saturday 4/20 from 9am-12pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2PdnNMd
  • OC Coastkeeper is celebrating Earth Day with a  beach cleanup in Huntington Beach on Saturday 4/20 at 9am at Huntington State Beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Gg8oGH
  • Knott’s Boysenberry Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/28 in Buena Park. Enjoy over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks, and more. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2Gnqy8g
  • The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/23. Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required. http://ocevent.co/1ROHxhh
  • 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

Outside of OC but worth the drive…

  • Renaissance Pleasure Faire starts this weekend in Irwindale and runs through 5/19. Live performances, jousting, shopping, food, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh Ticket discount: http://bit.ly/2Vp8DFJ

 

Top 20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County

Valentine's Day Treats

Looking for something out of the ordinary to treat your loved one to this Valentine’s Day? We searched from San Clemente to Cypress and everywhere in between to find the best and most creative Valentine’s Day treats we’ve ever seen. Here are 20 of the most delicious, decadent, adorable, and instagramable Valentine treats in OC!

Oliboli Donuts – The Ispahan

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The Ispahan :: Our made to order, 40 hour yeast donut, topped with raspberry lychee glaze, a dollop of lychee pastry cream, fresh lychee, rose petal whipped cream, sprinkled with crushed dry raspberry and rose petal sugar, edible rose petal and whole raspberry garnish. . Here until 2/14. 🌹♥️ . At the Ladurée in Paris, Pierre Hermé paid homage to a favorite Persian rose, and created a bewildering, luscious macaron flavor and named it for that rose , the Ispahan. We introduced his mind boggling, creative taste creation to the humble donut and this is our take. Light, blissful, we hope you enjoy it. Happy FryDay donut lovin’ fam! #carpedonut #BrookesDoneItAgain . . . #olibolidonuts #stonemilled #whatsupoc #donuts #coffeelover #wildyeast #poolish #slowdough #naturalleaven #coldferment #winterwheat #spelt #coffee #tustin #orangecounty #familybusiness #donutsquad #dessert #yelpoc #travelforfood ##valentinesday #rose #ispahan #lychee #laduree #pierreherme

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Oliboli is a family-owned business run by Orange County natives who are creative thinkers and serious donut and coffee lovers. The Ispahan is made up of their made-to-order, 40-hour yeast donut topped with raspberry lychee glaze, a dollop of lychee pastry cream, fresh lychee and rose petal whipped cream, and sprinkled with crushed dried raspberries and rose petal sugar as well as an edible rose petal and whole raspberry garnish. Available through February 14th!

Oliboli Donuts
135 W First Street, Tustin

 

Utopia Euro Caffe – Rose Pistachio Croissant

Utopia Euro Caffe is a brand new European-style Caffé in The District at Tustin Legacy! They serve up coffee, pastries and a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options too. Their rose pistachio croissant is totally Instagram worthy, and so is their decor! They also offer seasonal lattes as well! It’s the perfect place to take your partner or best galentine!

Utopia Euro Caffe
2489 Park Ave, Tustin

 

Cafe Cultura – Heart Conchas

Cafe Cultura in Downtown Santa Ana is a modern Mexican kitchen that specializes in amazing coffees, juices and delicious breakfast, lunch and snack options. They’re also the originator of the Heart Conchas, which are available in their 4th street location through February 14th!

Cafe Cultura
324 W 4th St #B, Santa Ana

 

The Moo Gelato – Red Velvet Bubble Waffle Wrap

The Moo Gelato & Dessert Bar in Huntington Beach is full of sweet treats like amazing gelato flavors, handcrafted drinks, macarons, and their signature Unicorn Shake. They offer bubble waffle wraps, and their red velvet bubble waffle wrap is the perfect festive Valentine’s Day treat. Fill it with your favorite gelato flavors and toppings!

The Moo Gelato
7170 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach

 

Sweetcie Pies – Cherry Amaretto Mini Pies

Sweetcie Pies makes handmade pies for weddings and events, and you can also pick them up at Honeymee Irvine on the weekends! Their Cherry Amaretto mini pies are a delicious and adorable Valentine’s Day treat for yourself or your sweetheart!

Sweetcie Pies at Honeymee Irvine
17595 Harvard Ave E, Irvine

 

Rollin Deep Ice Cream – Valentines Cone

Rollin Deep Ice Cream offers rolled and soft serve ice creams made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Their Valentine’s Day flavor consists of dark chocolate ice cream with Cocoa Puffs, chocolate teddy grahams and love sprinkles. So cute and festive!

Rollin Deep Ice Cream
891 Baker St, Ste B19, Costa Mesa

 

Coffee Dose – Conversation Heart Cookies

Coffee Dose offers Organic and Vegan-friendly coffee and treats with a little attitude. Their Conversation Heart Cookies are the perfect treat to add a little humor to your Valentine’s Day! Available in store through February 14th, or until they run out!

Coffee Dose
116 East Eighteenth St, Costa Mesa

 

Frozen Meets Rollin – Cup of Love

Frozen Meets Rollin specializes in creative rolled ice cream concoctions. Their “Cup of Love” celebrates Valentine’s Day with strawberry flavored rolled ice cream and lots of festive toppings like fresh strawberries, Valentine sprinkles and heart lollipops!

Frozen Meets Rollin
665 North Tustin St Suite G-H, Orange

 

Happysweet Bakery – Heart Macarons

Happysweet Bakery offers catering and bakery services. They’re currently selling the most adorable Heart Macarons that are basically heart emojis you can eat! Grab a box for your favorite Valentines before they’re gone! They’re only available Friday through Sunday 11am to 11pm through Valentines day!

Happysweet Bakery
17408 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach

 

Crepes Bonaparte – Sweetheart Crepe

Crepes Bonaparte’s February Crepe is the Sweetheart Crepe. A perfectly-crafted crepe filled with cheesecake chunks & fresh strawberries topped with whipped cream & raspberry sauce. Track down their truck or visit their restaurant in Downtown Fullerton to get your hands on this limited-time treat!

Crepes Bonaparte (Restaurant)
115 S Harbor Blvd, Suite A, Fullerton

 

Hapa Cupcakes – Valentine Sugar Cookies

Hapa Cupcakes offers a variety of adorable and delicious Valentine’s Day treats, but these sugar cookies might be the cutest Valentine cookies we’ve ever seen! They are pre-order only, so be sure to call the shop before Friday, February 8th to get yours!

Hapa Cupcakes
105 W. Amerige Ave, Fullerton

 

Blackmarket Bakery – Strawberry Rose Bark

Boxed chocolates for Valentine’s day? Boring! Blackmarket Bakery takes chocolate to the next level with their Strawberry Rose Bark. Almonds, dried strawberries and rose petals adorn this delicious chocolate bark. Available for a limited time only!

Blackmarket Bakery
2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa

 

The Fuel Shack – Red Velvet Lattes

The Fuel Shack specializes in delicious handmade coffee drinks and also offers baked goods and prepared foods too. Best of all, their items are made with love all year long! To celebrate the month of love, they are serving up a gorgeous and tasty Red Velvet Latte that will warm you up, heart, body and soul.

The Fuel Shack
360 Camino De Estrella, San Clemente

 

Doughnut District – Galaxy Heart Donuts

Doughnut District serves up delicious donuts and pastries as well as coffee, tea fruit smoothies and more. For Valentine’s Day they’re showing off their creativity and style with gorgeous Galaxy Heart Donuts. These beauties are available in store in limited quantities, but you can pre-order them as well to make sure you don’t miss out!

Doughnut District
28601 Marguerite Pkwy Suite A2, Mission Viejo

 

Churned Creamery – Pink Churro Donut

Churned Creamery’s Pink Churro Donuts are back for a limited time! Top with your favorite ice cream and toppings or just eat it as is, sprinkled in pretty pink sugar. Only available until February 14th, and be sure to call before you head in as some locations may be very limited.

Churned Creamery
Irvine, Tustin, Yorba Linda and Cypress

 

Baguette Me – Valentines Croissant

Baguette Me has a number of Valentine treats available alongside their traditional Vietnamese foods and pastries, but this Valentine’s Croissant is absolutely stunning! A dozen of these would definitely win over your loved one.

Baguette Me
401 E 17th St, Costa Mesa

 

Regal Delights – Strawberries and Cider Box

Regal Delights offers gorgeous chocolate-dipped strawberries and amazing centerpieces made to order. Their Valentine cider sets come with a half-dozen freshly dipped and decorated strawberries and a mini bottle of apple cider. Available by pre-order only through their Instagram or Facebook page!

Regal Delights
Rancho Santa Margarita

 

The Dirty Cookie Single AF Cookie Shot

You don’t need a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s day, and The Dirty Cookie is ready to help you celebrate yourself with this fun and funny Single AF Cookie Shot! Fill with your favorite milk of choice and bottoms up!

The Dirty Cookie
17881 Sky Park Cir, Irvine

 

Hula Girls Shave Ice – Strawberry Dole Whip over Fanta Strawberry Slush

Hula Girls has come up with three amazing special treats featuring their strawberry dole whip and their NEW Fanta Strawberry Slush: Strawberries & Cream, Strawberry Lemonade (Vegan) and Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Stop by any day in February and give them all a try!

Hula Girls Shave Ice
16556 Bolsa Chica Rd, Huntington Beach

 

Wasabi Sushi & Roll – Heart Sushi

Don’t have a sweet tooth? That’s okay! Wasabi Sushi & Roll is serving up Heart Sushi for Valentine’s Day!

Wasabi Sushi & Roll
1041 E Imperial Hwy, Placentia

22 Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

It’s going to be a great weekend in Orange County! Civil War Days return to the the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana, La Habra Corn Festival is back for another year, it’s the last weekend of the Vans US Open of Surfing, there art festivals, Shakespeare by the Sea, movies in the park, outdoor concerts & more!

  • Shakespeare by the Sea is Friday 8/3 at Oso Viejo Community Park in Mission Viejo at 7pm. Enjoy a performance of The Winter’s Tale. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2LYI09h
  • La Habra Corn Festival starts Friday night and runs all weekend at El Centro/Lions Park. Live music, parade, carnival rides, games, food & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1DxQFpU
  • Civil War Days is all weekend at the Heritage Museum of OC in Santa Ana. Live demonstrations, explore camp life & more. Admission required ($5 for adults, 12 and under free). http://bit.ly/2f9HWoz
  • The Vans US Open of Surfing continues this weekend in Huntington Beach. Watch Surf, Skate and BMX competitions. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rSS5LG
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp continues at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2h761Nj
  • The OC Fair continues in Costa Mesa and runs through 8/12. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2tRSbmq
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/1. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/2. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uodnjN
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/2. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk
  • LobsterFest is Sunday 8/5 from 3-8pm in Newport Beach. Tickets at the door. http://bit.ly/2b0tY58

Outdoor Concerts:

  • Saturday 8/4: My Generation (tribute to the British Invasion) at the Central Park Amphitheatre in La Palma from 6:30-8pm. http://ocevent.co/1P91kYS
  • Saturday 8/4: Neil Diamond tribute at the Civic Center Green in Cypress from 6pm-8pm. http://bit.ly/2LNaZh8
  • Sunday 8/5: Mighty Untouchables (dance party band) at Central Park in Rancho Santa Margarita from 6-8pm. http://ocevent.co/1X1XfNB
  • Sunday 8/5: Undercover Live (pop music) at Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine from 5:30-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1ZyQMb4
  • Sunday 8/5: Flashback Heart Attack (80s) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE
  • Sunday 8/5: Tricia Freeman Band and Led ZepAgain at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 3pm-6pm. http://bit.ly/2Km9Qaw
  • Sunday 8/5: Laguna Beach Concert Band at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad
  • Sunday 8/5: ABBA Gold at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2uvc95h

Movies in the Park:

  • Friday, August 3: “Moana” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2srce9g
  • Friday, August 3: “Cars” at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, August 3: “Despicable Me 3” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 3: “The Karate Kid” at Irvine Park in Orange at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB   

Also…

  • Check out our ultimate guide to “Movies in the Park”. Over 80 movies all across OC all summer long. All are FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2H5uKck
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC: http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

 

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