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So Many Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, April 13-14

Car show, spring carnival, Earth Day celebrations, food, wine, and brews festivals, and much more this April 13-14 weekend in OC:

  • The 25th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show is Sunday 4/14 from 8am-3pm, in Old Towne Orange. More than 400 pre-1976 Street Rods, Custom and Classic vehicles will be on display. FREE to attend.
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is all weekend in Buena Park at the Buena Park Downtown Mall. Shop for holiday themed craft items from vendors. FREE to attend.
  • Movie in the Park: Enjoy Incredibles 2 at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda on Saturday 4/13. Movie begins a dusk. FREE to attend
  • San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest is Saturday 4/13 from 12pm-5pm at Left Coast Brewing Co. in San Clemente. Admission required.  
  • Dapper Day Expo is all weekend at the Disneyland Hotel. Followed by the Spring 2019 Dapper Day on Sunday 4/14. Join thousands of Disney fans dressed in vintage styles from the bygone era. The Expo is at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall. Dapper Day requires Disneyland Park admission. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area.
  • Record Store Day is Saturday 4/13. Support your local record store and find exclusives available only on Record Store Day.
  • Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza is Saturday 4/13 from 9am-12pm at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. Activities include crafts, games, face painting, visit from the Easter Bunny, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The Newport Beach Mayor’s 5th Annual Egg Race is Saturday 4/13 from 10am-12pm at the Civic Center. Games, egg races, bounce houses, face painting, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The San Juan Capistrano Spring Eggstravaganza is Saturday 4/13 from 10am-12pm at Los Rios Park. Egg hunts, petting zoo, face painting, games, and more. FREE to attend.
  • There’s a Mother Earth Beach, Creek, and Park Cleanup at Doheny State Beach on Saturday 4/13 from 9am to noon. Meet at the lifeguard headquarters and bring gloves and a trashbag. FREE to attend.
  • San Clemente GardenFest is Saturday 4/13 from 8am-2pm at the Community Center. Plant sale, garden flea market & more. FREE to attend.
  • San Clemente is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/13 from 10am-2pm at Parque Del Mar. Beach cleanup at 8:30am, followed by educational displays, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend.
  • There’s a San Clemente Earth Day Beach Cleanup on Saturday 4/13 from 8am-10am. Meet at Pier 7. FREE to attend. Easter Eggcitement and Spring Carnival is Saturday 4/13 from 10am-1pm at Kraemer Park in Placentia. Easter egg hunts, crafts, storytime, visit from the Easter Bunny, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The City of Mission Viejo is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/13 from 8am-12pm at Cordova Park. Help plant new landscape at the park. Free hotdogs and ice cream while supplies last.  FREE to attend.
  • CoastCon returns to OCC in Costa Mesa on Saturday 4/13. Enjoy a day of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Attend panels, workshops, do some shopping and more. FREE to attend.
  • Attend a Luau at Soka University in Aliso Viejo. Ka Pilina Ho’olokahi 10th Annual Luau is Saturday 4/13 from 5-8pm. Buffet, live performances and more. Tickets required.
  • “Behind the Picket Fence” Vintage and Handmade Marketplace is Sunday 4/14 at the Heritage Museum in Orange County in Santa Ana from 9am-3pm. Shop from over 70 vendors. Admission required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC (some will not be happening on Easter so double check before you go)

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. Ticket discount:


Top 5 Themed Days at Disneyland

Adventureland Day

If you’re looking for a way to make your day at Disneyland even more magical, then check out these Top 5 Themed Days at Disneyland.

These family friendly days have been created by diehard Disney fans as a way for like-minded fans to gather, and have fun. Although these fan created themed days are considered “unofficial Disney days”, their popularity has not gone unnoticed by Disneyland, and Disney fans alike.


Dapper Day

Dapper Day is the most well known of all themed days, and is celebrated twice yearly.  On Dapper Day thousands of Disney fans dress in vintage styles from the bygone era. In recent years Dapper Day has become a weekend event with a 2 day Dapper Day Expo at the Disneyland Hotel, in addition to their in park activities. Park admission is required and there is a nominal fee to attend the expo.

Dapper Day Spring 2019 is 4/13-4/14 Disneyland.


TikiLand Day

The highly anticipated inaugural TikiLand Day is Sunday, April 28th, 2019. TikiLand Day is being produced by the creators of Adventureland Day and is being touted as a day of tiki fun, tiki fashion, tiki art, and escapism. Dress in your favorite Hawaiian shirt and join your fellow tiki fans for a sing-a-long at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Dole Whips at the Tropical Hideaway, a treasure hunt for the lost tiki, “Art Drops” (by some of Southern California’s most popular tiki artists), or enjoy a cocktail at Trader Sam’s…no matter what you choose, it’s sure to be a day filled with Aloha!

TikiLand Day 2019 is Sunday 4/28 at Disneyland.


Mermaids Day

Mermaids Day is in its 4th year and gathers mermaid enthusiasts, merpeople, and sirens, for a themed day that takes you under the sea. While Disneyland does not allow adults to wear costumes, with a plethora of mermaid scaled skirts and seashell bra shirts, your only limit is your imagination. This year they’re having a mergoth theme so you can take your outfit to an interesting place or keep it classic.

Mermaids Day 2019 is Sunday 5/5 at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure.


Black & White Day

Black & White Day is getting ready to celebrate their third event in May. Fans dress in their favorite black and white attire and head to Disney’s California Adventure to celebrate Disney’s classic black and white cartoons, as well as Oswald the Rabbit (who was the first Disney character to feature in it’s own series). They’re also having a Disney animator as a special guest at the event.

Black & White Day 2019 is Sunday 5/19.


Adventureland Day

Adventureland Day is a day that celebrates the jungles of Adventureland and everything that makes it such a special land for so many guests.

Adventureland Day 2019 was held in March of this year and had an amazing turn out for only being its second year. Attendees of this themed day (known as AdventureLanders) dressed in safari wear (think Pith helmets), and went on a treasure hunt, which was planned by the event organizers. AdventureLanders were in good company as Disneyland brought out characters from Disney’s Tarzan to add to the fun.  

The next Adventureland Day will be in March of 2020 at Disneyland.


10 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in OC!

Fat Tuesday is next week! Just because you’re not down in The Big Easy, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Mardi Gras fun. Orange County has some great options to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit. Below are 10 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange County.


Get a fresh baked King Cake

Porto’s Bakery in Buena Park is baking up traditional King Cake with cream cheese filling, only available through 3/5.


Party at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Fat Tuesday is back at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen! The fun celebration includes a crowning of the King and Queen for the day, as well as specialty menu items, mini king cakes and lots and lots of beads!


Enter a Crawfish Eating Contest

Hot N Juicy OC is bringing back their crawfish eating contest! Show up before 6pm on Tuesday, March 5th to register, or just come by anytime that evening to enjoy the drink specials! For more information, check out the events page here.


Visit Bourbon Street

Head down to Bourbon Street, Bar & Grill of course, in Downtown Fullerton for a Mardi Gras celebration with food, drinks and live music from DixieDelics and DJ Barbosa. The party begins at 4pm on March 5th.


Get some Mardi Gras inspired desserts

French’s Bakery is a great place to grab an authentic King Cake for your at-home Mardi Gras celebration. They also have delicious Mardi Gras decorated tiered cakes and cupcakes too!


Take a trip to New Orleans Square

What better place to get into the Mardi Gras spirit than New Orleans Square in Disneyland? Check out the larger-than-life decorations, grab a Mickey beignet and a mint julep and maybe even catch a performance from the Jambalaya Jazz Band!

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The festive New Orleans Square. One of my favorite areas

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Eat some NOLA-inspired food

Grab some authentic, live Louisiana crawfish or one of the other great Cajun combo meals from The Fire Crab in Garden Grove. No need to wait until Fat Tuesday, they have great specials every day!


Take the kids to their very own Mardi Gras party

Kids can celebrate Mardi Gras too at Pretend City in Irvine! On Tuesday, March 5th, Pretend City is hosting their own family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration with fun themed activities, King Cake tasting and a Mardi Gras Parade!


Catch some beads

Head to Campus Jax for Super Fat Tuesday, featuring $5 hurricanes, delicious cajun food and live music from 6pm to 10pm on Tuesday, March 5th.


Enjoy a Mardi Gras Happy Hour

Celebrate Mardi Gras at On The Hook in Newport Beach on March 5th! Guest can enjoy Happy Hour all night long including $1 oysters, and great drink specials and try out their new Cajun Tacos!


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