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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • San Clemente “Springtacular” is Saturday 3/31 starting at 9am. Egg hunts, games, food, and more. FREE to attend.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC (some will not be happening on Easter so double check before you go)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

  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.
    • Malarky’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach opens at 6:30am with a full breakfast and will be open until 2am.
    • Patsy’s Irish Pub in Laguna Niguel is having a Bagpiper, live music, a photobooth, Irish Food & more.

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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.
    • Silky Sullivans in Fountain Valley will have green beer, an Irish menu, live music, and more.

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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.
    • The Auld Dubliner in Tustin opens at 9am. They’ll be having drinking games, food specials and live DJ sets.
    • The Shamrock Bar & Grill in Newport Beach will be having a menu featuring 5 Irish foods, live music starting at 2pm, and more.
    • 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.
    • O’Malley’s on Main in Seal beach opens at 8am for for breakfast and will be serving dinner until 10pm.
  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.
  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.

  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.

  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:


8 Lunar New Year Celebrations in Orange County 2018

The Lunar New Year is upon us and there are many ways to celebrate, this weekend in Orange County…

  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival, 2/16-2/18, at the OC Fairgrounds. Entertainment, cultural displays, games, fireworks & more! Admission and parking fees apply.
  • Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, from 10am-10pm, 2/16-2/18. Live music, Lion Dance, firecrackers, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The Little Saigon Tet Parade is Saturday 2/17 from 9am-12pm in Westminster. FREE to attend.
  • South Coast Plaza is celebrating the the Year of the Dog all weekend with live entertainment, crafts, and exhibits. FREE to attend.
  • Fashion Island is celebrating the Lunar New Year on Saturday from 1-2pm in the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale’s Courtyard. Korean Fan Dancers, Chinese Dragon Dance, lucky red envelopes, and more. FREE to attend.
  • Irvine Spectrum Center is celebrating the Lunar New Year on Sunday 2/18 from 1pm-3pm in the Giant Wheel Court. Lucky red envelopes, Korean Fan Dancers, Chinese Dragon Dance, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The Source OC in Buena Park is celebrating Lunar New Year Sunday 2/18 from 1pm-5pm. Live performances, Kung Fu demonstration, free face painting. chopstick contest, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The Outlets at Orange are celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday 2/17 from 12pm-2pm. Lunar New Year themed photo booth, live performances, lucky envelopes, and more.

BONUS events:

  • The 119th annual Golden Dragon Parade is in downtown LA on Saturday, 2/17 at 1pm, and the OCTA is giving out FREE tickets to the first 100 people at the Irvine Metrolink Station at 8am.
  • Disneyland is celebrating the Lunar New Year through Sunday 2/18, with Mulan’s New Year Procession, specialty menu items, live performances, and more. Admission required. 
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