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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

 

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. http://bit.ly/2Gd6Yg8
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2IpL4Js
  • 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 http://bit.ly/2G9aubq
  • San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest is Saturday 4/13 from 12pm-5pm at Left Coast Brewing Co. in San Clemente. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2o9wa12  
  • 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.http://bit.ly/2eHjBB4
  • Record Store Day is Saturday 4/13. Support your local record store and find exclusives available only on Record Store Day. http://bit.ly/2GjMF1N
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2D7nu0n
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2UBoRzt
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2VMJOnH
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2Gewdi3
  • San Clemente GardenFest is Saturday 4/13 from 8am-2pm at the Community Center. Plant sale, garden flea market & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2UXCTri
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2X7Ok0g
  • There’s a San Clemente Earth Day Beach Cleanup on Saturday 4/13 from 8am-10am. Meet at Pier 7. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Z8xcsN 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. http://bit.ly/2KyNg44
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2XeLwP1
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2GV9nP9
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2UYsjTU
  • “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. http://bit.ly/2P6RMoV
  • 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

 

25 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County

St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here! The luck of the Irish is strong in Orange County, and there are so many ways to celebrate that it’s hard to narrow it down. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of 25 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in OC. Grab a pint of Guinness, a traditional Irish meal or a sweet treat from any of these great places and don’t forget to wear green!

 

  1. Malarky’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach opens at 6am so you can start the day off with a great breakfast!

 

  1. O’Malley’s on Main in Seal Beach opens at 8am, so get there early for a special breakfast, authentic Irish fare, drinks and live music by The Lads!

 

  1. The Harp Inn’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration begins bright and early on Sunday at 9am. They’re serving a traditional Irish breakfast until 11am, a special lunch and dinner menu from 11am until 10pm, live music from Cillian’s Bridge, bagpipers, Irish dancers, St. Patrick’s Day swag and giveaways and green beer all day!

 

  1. Muldoon’s Irish Pub opens at 9am on St. Patrick’s Day to kick off their celebration! The “Early Irishman” breakfast menu will be served from 9am to 11am, followed by all of their famous Irish specialties for lunch and dinner in the dining room and fast fare in the Celtic Bar. Stay to enjoy live music all day and other St. Paddy’s Day fun!

 

  1. Wake up with an Irish Coffee at Dublin4 Gastropub in Mission Viejo: Cream, rich as an Irish brogue; Coffee, strong as a friendly hand; Sugar, sweet as the tongue of an Irish rogue and Whisky, smooth as the wit of the land.

 

  1. Grab some delicious clover-shaped cookies from Mixed Bakery in Corona Del Mar!

 

  1. Small Cakes OC has a variety of delicious cupcakes that are sure to get anyone in the mood for celebrating!

 

  1. Hopscotch Tavern in Downtown Fullerton serves craft beer and great whiskey. Join them on St. Paddy’s Day for specials all day long.

 

  1. Matador Cantina is putting their own special twist on a classic St. Patrick’s Day meal, offering guests Corned Beef Carnitas tacos as well as $8 Jameson shots and appetizer deals until 10pm on St. Paddy’s Day!

 

  1. Tackle Box has a St. Paddy’s Day Burger that you definitely want to find at the end of the rainbow! It features an Angus beef patty, corned beef, Jameson-glazed bacon, Guinness caramelized onions, Irish cheddar aioli, house mustard and edible gold leaf flakes. Available all day at their Costa Mesa location Friday through Sunday, or until sells out.

 

  1. Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Downtown Fullerton is going full green and gold for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration! Head in for green beer, drink specials and more!

 

  1. Old Crow Smokehouse Orange is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with green beer, lots of shenanigans, and a special menu of Irish favorites including their Reuben sandwich stuffed with corned beef and cabbage and topped with melted cheese.

 

  1. Gallagher’s Pub in Huntington Beach will be having live music from the “Union Hobos” starting at 12pm.  http://bit.ly/2TDP4wR

 

  1. Macallans Public House in Downtown Brea will be offering food and drink specials all day on March 17th. Eversons & Daughters, a family Irish band, will be performing live starting at 2:30 pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

 

  1. The Shamrock Bar & Grill in Newport Beach is a great place to listen to live music on St. Paddy’s Day and also boasts the best Guinness in town!

 

  1. Pretend City in Irvine is having a very family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration that includes story time, art, fun activities and an Irish “heading home parade” at the end of the day. Museum admission is required, find more info here.

 

  1. The Auld Dubliner in Tustin is kicking off their huge annual St. Paddy’s Day party at 7am!

 

  1. Krispy Kreme’s original glazed donuts are going green for St. Patrick’s weekend. Stop in and get one or a dozen!

 

  1. Patsy’s Irish Pub in Laguna Niguel opens up at 10am for an all day celebration that includes live music, bagpipers, green beer, Irish food and a fun photo booth too!

 

  1. Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant and Irish Pub is celebrating with live entertainment from Rick Bagby and Echo Love Chamber, a special Irish menu, green beer and more. The party starts at 1pm.

 

  1. Cafe Cultura in Downtown Santa Ana is serving up Clover Conchas available now through 3/17.

 

  1. The Dirty Cookie is ready to help you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with their Cookie Shots. Fill with your favorite beverage of choice and bottoms up!

 

  1. Doughnut District serves up delicious donuts and pastries as well as coffee, tea fruit smoothies and more. For St. Patrick’s Day they’re showing off their creativity with gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day Galaxy Donuts. 

 

  1. Hapa Cupcakes is serving up cupcakes infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. Available now through 3/17.

 

  1. House of Blues in Anaheim is having a craft beer and music festival on St. Patrick’s Day called “Lucky Brews, Lucky Grooves”. There will be 25 breweries, live music, food & more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2TQZeJC  

 

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