What’s Going On In Orange County In April?

    Orange County is generally a place with lots to do, from the beaches and surfing, to the multiple hiking trails dotting the county, to the amusement parks we’ve been blessed with. But April is an especially event packed time with Spring Break and Easter, here are just a few of the many events you should make time to enjoy with friends and family this year.

     

    Knott’s Boysenberry Festival   Mar. 28-Apr. 12
    The 16-day and entertainment festival returns with an unforgettable lineup of exquisite Boysenberry Bites, dazzling entertainment, the Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, and more farm fresh fun the whole family will love!
    Time/Place: Knott’s Berry Farm: Ghost Town
    Contact(714) 220-5200 / www.knotts.com

    Easter Festival & Food Truck Brunch   Apr. 4
    A treasure hunt for plastic eggs filled with treats and gourmet food trucks offering special items such as Easter Egg Hamburgers and Grilled Cheese with Scrambled Egg Sandwiches.
    Time/Place9:30am-2:30pm / OC Fair & Event Center
    Contact(949) 723-6660 / www.ocmarketplace.com

    Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day   Apr. 4
    Bring the whole family for live music, games, vendors, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting and the Easter Hunt.
    Time/Place9am-2pm / Sports Complex: 18002 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach
    Contact(949) 394-8772 / www.hbkiwanis.org

    Spring Family Eggstravaganza   Apr. 4
    Egg Hunts, Eggs-Treme Kid Zone, Games, Crafts, Inflatables, Balloon Twisters, Music & More!
    Time/Place8am-12pm / La Bonita Park: 1440 W. Whittier Blvd., La Habra
    Contact(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

    Eggs-Cavation   Apr. 4
    Event includes egg hunts, carnival games, food for purchase, crafts, bounce houses and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Only 300 egg hunts tickets available.
    Time/Place11am-2pm / Atlantis Play Center: 13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove
    Contact(714) 741-5200 / www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

    Sensational Springtacular   Apr. 4
    Pancake breakfast, entertainment, bounce house, face painting, games, snacks and an egg hunt.
    Time/Place7:30-11:30am / Vista Hermosa Sports Park: 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente
    Contact(949) 361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org

    Los Alamitos Spring Carnival   Apr. 4
    This event is free to attend and is for children ages 1-14 years and their families. Come out and enjoy fun activities, carnival games, prizes, food trucks, and take a photo with Peter Rabbit!
    Time/Place9-11am / Little Cottonwood Park: 4000 Farquhar Ave.
    Contact(562) 430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

    California Footvolley Tournament   Apr. 4-5
    Footvolley is an exciting new beach sport that combines rules from beach volleyball and soccer. Watch as professional athletes from all over the world compete.
    Time/Place10am-5pm / Huntington Beach Pier
    Contact(949) 701-9986 / www.califootvolley.com

    Ragnar Relay So Cal   Apr. 10-11
    Over 2 days and 1 night, teams run across 200 miles of the country’s most scenic terrain. Pair that with crazy costumes, inside jokes, a great finish line party and unforgettable stories.
    Time/Place5am-3pm / Huntington Beach to San Diego
    Contact(801) 499-5024 / www.ragnarrelay.com

    America’s Family Pet Expo   Apr. 10-12
    Exhibitors include retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, humane rescue organizations, humane societies, breeders, etc. Great show of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and more!
    Time/Place: Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
    Contact(714) 708-1500 / www.petexpooc.org

    We Are Earth Day Festival   Apr. 11
    Live outdoor music, free tacos, petting zoo, and eco-friendly fun! Bring your family and friends (human and furry)!
    Time/Place10am-4pm / The Ecology Center: 32701 Alipaz Street, SJC
    Contact(310) 274-6726 / www.theecologycenter.org

    FroYo 5k   Apr. 11
    Indulge your dancing shoes at the Motivation Stations. Refresh your body in the exhilarating FroZones. Dive into a delectable cup of frozen yogurt at the After-Party.
    Time/Place9-11am / Verizon Wireless Amphitheater: 8808 Irvine Center Dr.
    Contactwww.froyo5k.com/irvine

    Caterinas Club 10 Year Anniversary Brunch   Apr. 12
    Champagne reception with a Pre-Fixe Brunch to follow. Celebrate 10 years of Caterinas Club and Honor two original Caterina’s Girls supporters.
    Time/Place12:30-2:30pm / Anaheim White House: 887 S. Anaheim Blvd.
    Contact(714) 772-1381 / www.caterinasclub.org

    SOCO Uncorked 2015   Apr. 16
    Small bites from award-winning SOCO restaurants, hand-crafted wine from over 30 different producers, and live music.
    Time/Place5-7pm / SOCO Collection: 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa
    Contact(949) 294-0655 / http://bit.ly/SOCOUncorked

    California Wine Festival – Dana Point   Apr. 17-18
    Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of vintage wines, delicious gourmet food samples and lively music.
    Time/Place: Fri 6:30-9pm, Laguna Cliffs Marriott / Sat 1-4pm, Lantern Bay Park
    Contact(800) 936-3126 / www.californiawinefestival.com

    “Stardust Nights” PBS SoCaL 2015 Gala   Apr. 18
    The event will honor the leadership and legacy of PBS SoCaL’s retiring CEO, Mel Rogers, and the “Heroes of the Station.”
    Time/Place5:30-11pm / Hyatt Regency: 21500 PCH, Huntington Beach
    Contact(714) 241-4100 / www.pbssocal.org

    Walk For Wishes Orange County   Apr. 18
    This day of celebration features a World of Wishes Festival and a spirited, family-friendly walk!
    Time/Place7:30am-12pm / Orange County Great Park: 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine
    Contact(714) 573-9474 / www.ocie.wish.org

    Earth Day San Clemente   Apr. 18
    Music, educational displays, demonstrations, artists, and awards for those who contribute. Begins with a beach clean up at 8:30am.
    Time/Place10am-12pm / Parque Del Mar/Pier, San Clemente
    Contact(949) 366-2326 / www.scwatersheds.com

    Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX)   Apr. 18-19
    A family-friendly, consumer trade show for the saltwater aquarium hobby with nearly 100 booth exhibits, many selling equipment, livestock and coral.
    Time/Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center
    Contact(714) 708-1500 / www.marineaquariumexpo.com

    Special Olympics On Parade   Apr. 19
    A celebration of the athletes who participate in our Orange County sports training and competition program.
    Time/Place4:30-8:30pm / 777 W Convention Way, Anaheim
    Contact(562) 502-1100 / www.sosc.org/soop

    Balboa Village Fest – N2E Kickoff Event   Apr. 19
    Celebrate the upcoming Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race. FREE admission and offers fun for the whole family!
    Time/Place11am-4pm / Balboa Village: 600 E Bay Ave., Newport Beach
    Contact(949) 644-1023 / www.newporttoensenada.com

    Newport Beach Film Festival   Apr. 23-30
    Prestigious multicultural event screens over 300 films and prides itself on showcasing the best in local, international and critically acclaimed cinema.
    Time/Place: See website for schedule.
    Contact(949) 253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

    Newport to Ensenada Int’l Yacht Race   Apr. 24-26
    This 125 mile overnight race starting off at the Balboa Pier provides the perfect mix of fun and adventure.
    Time/Place11am-1pm / Balboa Pier, Newport Beach
    Contact(949) 644-1023 / www.newporttoensenada.com

    Mercy House’s Living with Heart Gala   Apr. 25
    Elegant and fun-filled evening with fantastic entertainment and a live and silent auction-all benefitting homeless men, women, children, and families.
    Time/Place: Fairmont Newport Beach: 4500 MacArthur Blvd.,
    Contactwww.2015mercyhousegala.tk

    Doheny Wood   Apr. 25
    Doheny Wood is one of the premier Woodie events of the year, presented by the largest Woodie organization in the world. Wooden vehicles only.
    Time/Place6am-3pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
    Contactwww.socalwoodies.com

    California Cruise-In   Apr. 25
    Features over 100 hot rods and custom car models. An award ceremony will take place at 2 pm at Walnut and Main Street.
    Time/Place9am-3pm / Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach
    Contact(508) 291-3443 / www.factoryfive.com

    Relay For Life of Huntington Beach   Apr. 25
    A 24-hour cancer walk that raises funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s cancer services and programs.
    Time/Place9am-9am / Huntington Central Park: 6622 Lakeview
    Contact(714) 334-1425 / www.relayforlife.org

    Art Along the Coast   Apr. 25-26
    Drive through Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente and be welcomed into the creative spaces of these premier artists.
    Time/Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm / South OC Coastline
    Contact(949) 497-1261 / www.artalongthecoast.com

    March for Babies 2015   Apr. 26
    The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnanies.
    Time/Place7-11am / Fashion Island, Newport Beach
    Contact(949) 263-1100 / www.marchforbabies.org

    OCTA Bike Festival   Apr. 26
    This popular event kicks-off Bike Month and promotes biking to work, for recreation, and to run errands.
    Time/Place9am-1pm / Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach
    Contact(714) 636-7433 / www.octa.net

    Taste of Huntington Beach   Apr. 26
    A unique sampling of the area’s finest restaurants paired with California’s premium wineries and breweries.
    Time/Place11am-4pm / Huntington Central Park Sports Complex: 18000 Goldenwest St.
    Contact(714) 749-7548 / www.tastehb.com

    Kids Konnected Golf Tournament   Apr. 27
    All proceeds benefit Kids Konnected; a non-profit that provides free support services to kids and teens who have a parent with cancer.
    Time/Place9:15am-7pm / El Niguel Country Club: 23700 Clubhouse Dr.
    Contact(949) 582-5443 / www.kidskonnected.org

    All information courtesy of Jeff Gibson at First American Title.

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