• Parisa Houshangi
  • 04/1/24

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Through Apr. 28

Indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes ranging from savory foods with a
boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts and drinks including
a variety of wines and craft beers that you can only find at Knott's Berry
Farm during this limited-time food-inspired event. In addition to the
numerous food and drink offerings, the event offers a wide selection of
local crafters, live music, musical stage shows, and fun activities.
See website for schedule. / Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park


Kidstock: Family Music & Arts Festival Apr. 3-7 & 10-14

Get ready to rock, roll, sway, sing, and bop because we’re bringing back
the Kidstock Music & Arts Festival! Enjoy live musical performances
throughout the week and explore different musical stylings, instruments,
and sounds!
Pretend City Children’s Museum, Irvine
949-428-3900 / www.pretendcity.org


Jack's Surfboards Pro Apr. 4-7

A men's and women's Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 event. Watch as the
top surfers of the world compete to qualify for the World Surfing League.
There will also be a huge festival including more than 55 surf lifestyle
vendors with fun activations throughout the 4 days.
7am-5pm / Huntington Beach Pier


South County Pet Expo Apr. 6

Be sure to dust off your Hawaiian shirts and grass
skirts because this year's event will be luau-themed.
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
949-858-1000 / www.adoptocpets.org


Tustin Community Yard Sale Apr. 6

Applications are accepted on a first come, first
served basis and are due by Friday, March 29.
8am-12pm / Civic Center Parking Lot
714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org/tprd


Spring SoCal Corgi Beach Day Apr. 6

There will be brand new contests and events, new vendors and sponsors,
interactive pet/owner selfie stations, activities and fun for all, and more!
10am-3pm / 100 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach


Walk MS Apr. 6

Walk MS 2024 includes a powerful new experience where you’ll witness
how your support changes the lives of people with MS and gets us closer
to our ultimate goal: a cure. Whether you live with MS, love someone who
does, or are a part of the wider community, you can proudly display your
role in the movement and be celebrated for the important part you play.
7:30am / Experian, Costa Mesa
800-486-6762 / https://events.nationalmssociety.org


Brea Pet Expo Apr. 6

Features vendors offering pet products and services, educational
opportunities, and even the chance to adopt a new family member from
local rescues and shelters! Plus, enjoy Brea’s Police K-9 unit demonstrations,
and much more! Pets will not be admitted.
9am-3pm / Brea Community Center www.ci.brea.ca.us


OC Pet & Reptile Expo Apr. 6-7

Featuring more animal experts, breeders, pet rescues and our all-new
Terrarium Building Workshop. Bring the family out for 2 fun-filled days of
reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, cats, dogs, wildlife exhibits and support
local rescues and shelters by adopting pets looking for a new home.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center


Camino Health Center Golf Classic Apr. 8

Join us for an 8:00 am shotgun start, individual and team prizes (scramble
format), a luncheon, awards, and much more. What better place to
compete, connect, and play FORE a worthy cause!
8am / Tijeras Creek Golf Club, RSM


Lake Forest Business Expo Apr. 12

Marketing Toolkit Workshop. Learn to grow your business and receive
tangible tools for success.
9:30am-2pm / Lake Forest Civic Center
949-583-9639 / www.lakeforestcachamber.com


Denim & Diamonds Gala Apr. 12

The event, organized by the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce,
promises to be a night full of excitement, featuring live music, a silent
auction, wine wheel, photobooth, and board ceremonies. Attire: Western
attire (dressy casual).
Senior Center in Central Park
714-536-8888 / www.hbchamber.com


GardenFest Apr. 13

San Clemente’s Biggest, Best Plant Sale and Garden/Household Goods
Flea Market. Waterwise Plants, California Native Plants, Succulents,
Cactus, Perennials, Annuals, Herbs, as well as an assortment of other types
of plants. You can expect to find Potted Plant Arrangements too!
8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center


Paws in the Park Apr. 13

There will be plenty to bark about at this event featuring pet-related
vendors, rescue groups, DJ and games, crafts, and activities.
10am-12:30pm / Town Green, Ladera Ranch
949-388-8300 / https://laderalife.com


Springtime in Paris Boutique Apr. 13

Immerse yourself in the allure of Parisian charm as you
peruse hand-sculpted treasures crafted by our talented
local artisans and crafters. Featuring over 50+ vendors,
our boutique offers an array of quirky and irresistible gifts.
8am-4pm / Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo
949-830-7066 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org


Race on the Base Apr. 13

The ever-popular UWS Race on the Base Reverse Sprint Triathlon and 5K
Walk/Run is returning.
Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
562-430-1073 / www.raceonthebaselosal.com


Irvine Celebrate Earth Day Apr. 13

Guided hikes, a compost demo, and interactive activities and presentations
offered by the city and partner agencies.
11am-2pm / Quail Hill Community Center www.cityofirvine.org


Imaginology Apr. 13-14

A free family event produced by OC Fair staff that focuses on STEAM
education and hands-on learning. Children, teens, families and school
groups dig into science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Imaginology features makeshops, demonstrations, competitions, hands-
on activities and entertainment, as well as food and fun
10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.ocfair.com


Veggiepalooza Plant Sale Apr. 18-20

Over 200 varieties of vegetables and herbs to choose from. All of the
plants offered for sale are grown right here at the Arboretum!
Thu-Fri 12-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm / Fullerton Arboretum


Garden Bros Nuclear Circus Apr. 18-21

The very best performers from over 22 countries make up this action
jammed, fast paced 100-minute performance in a Theatrical 5-ring setting,
featuring the Human Cannonball, Aerial Artists, The Wheel of Death,
Motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, Clowns, Jugglers, and dogs.
See website for schedule. / OC Fair & Event Center
941-343-2378 / www.gardenbrosnuclearcircus.com


Newport Beach Int'l Boat Show Apr. 18-21

Both on-water and on-land exhibitions, activations and entertainment,
the reimagined show will transform Lido Marina into a beautiful European
coastal experience for all to enjoy.
Lido Marina Village www.nbibs.com


OC Japan Fair Apr. 19-21

Enjoy the experience of tasting, shopping and learning about Japanese
culture. There will also be a cosplay show, tuna cutting show, popular
Japanese artists/comedian performances, traditional instrument
performances, games, kimono models meet and greet and more!
OC Fair & Event Center www.oc-japanfair.com


Celebrate UCI - Annual Open House Apr. 20

Enjoy a fun-filled festival in the heart of campus, meet current and new
students, take a campus tour, and get to know your new home.
UCI Campus, Irvine https://admissions.uci.edu


Laguna Niguel Earth Day Celebration Apr. 20

Volunteers are needed to plant, weed, and clean in the Niguel Botanical
Preserve. Plants and Herbs will also be available for sale in the Amphitheater.
All proceeds go to support the Niguel Botanical Preserve.
8:30-11:30am / Crown Valley Park
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org


Teen Expo Apr. 20

Southland Credit Union Elevate Teen Expo is a personal development
conference for middle and high school teens in partnership with Casa
Youth Shelter, The Youth Center, Orange County Healthy Agency, and
Summer Harvest Food for Kids. Participants will spend the whole day in
educational, fun, interactive sessions led by local professionals.
8am-3pm / Los Alamitos Community Center
562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org


OC Wine Fest Apr. 20-21

Enjoy 3 hours of wine tasting from 30+ wineries pouring 100+ wines.
See website for schedule. / OC Fair & Event Center


Bolsa Chica's Earth Day Festival Apr. 21

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with live animals, learn about
pollution and wetland ecology, test the water quality, and much more!
Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also
include a jump tent and guided tours of the reserve!
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center, HB
714-846-1114 / www.bolsachica.org


Festival of Nations Apr. 27

Features carnival rides, attractions, and games, alongside cultural
entertainment throughout the event. A variety of Food Trucks will also be
available. The Festival of Nations highlights the rich culture and heritage
of Southern California and specifically celebrates the unique demographic
of La Palma. Hometown Parade from 10:30-11:30am.
10:30am-4:30pm / La Palma Central Park
760-690-3300 / www.cityoflapalma.org


Santa Ana Fun Run Apr. 27

The event will include a 5k, 10k, and kid’s dash.
6am-1pm / Santa Ana Stadium
714-647-5400 / www.santa-ana.org


JamFest & Summer Camp Expo Apr. 27

Live music by Vengance, balloon twister, air-brush tattoo, rock wall, fun
photo ops, camp instructor meet and greets, and much more.
11am-2pm / Aliso Viejo Ranch www.avcity.org


Floral Park Home & Garden Tour Apr. 27-28

Tour beautiful, vintage homes and gardens, shop the Street of Treasures,
relax at the Beer & Wine Garden, dine at the food court, view a display of
classic motor cars, enjoy live entertainment and more.
10am-4pm / Historic Floral Park, Santa Ana www.floralpark.com


SURFscape 2024 Apr. 27-28

The ultimate consumer experience focused around surfing and adjacent
adventures. Anchored by leading brands in the surf industry, attendees will
be introduced to new products for their next adventure, workshops to get
the best out of their equipment, and immerse themselves in all things surf,
coastal adventures, and the outdoors.
Huntington Beach City Parking Lot

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