April Calendar of Events

April Calendar of Events

  • Parisa Houshangi
  • 03/20/23

Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza   Apr. 1

This year’s event will include crafts, games, face painting, and much more. The Easter Bunny will also be hoping around, so bring your camera for pictures. 10am-1pm / Chapparosa Park

949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org


Brea Pet Expo   Apr. 1

The Pet Expo 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! Parking is free.

9am-3pm / Brea Community Center 714-990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us


Ladera Ranch Spring Celebration   Apr. 1

Enjoy an afternoon of family activities, crafts, photo opportunities with Peter and Mrs. Rabbit, and more. Kids may hop on over to the Egg Scramble area for some fun treats; please bring a basket or bag to collect eggs. Food will be available for purchase. All games and activities will require an activity wristband.

12-4pm / Founders Park

949-388-8300 / www.laderalife.com


Kidstock: Family Music and Arts Festival   Apr. 3-15

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


La Habra Egg Hunt   Apr. 7

This event is open to youth ages 7 to 13 years. The cost is $10 per child, which includes all activities and glow in the dark items to help you hunt. Bring your empty basket and a flashlight and get ready for some fun! You MUST pre-register to attend this event. 7-8pm / La Bonita Park

562-383-4200 / www.lahabraca.gov


Yorba Linda Flashlight Egg Hunt   Apr. 7

Don't miss out on the Flashlight Egg Hunt at Hurless Barton Park. Bring your flashlight, basket and running shoes to hunt for eggs in the dark! Cost: $10 per child. 7-8:30pm / Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House

714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov


Santa Ana EGG-cellent Adventure   Apr. 8

This free community event will include egg hunts, entertainment, pancake breakfast, pony rides, petting zoo, game booths, inflatables, and much more! 9am-1pm / Centennial Park www.santa-ana.org/event/egg-cellent-adventure-2023


Los Alamitos Spring Carnival   Apr. 8

Sponsored by Memorial Care Miller Children's & Women's Hospital. Free admission!

9:30am-1pm / Little Cottonwood Park

562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org


San Clemente Sensational Springtacular   Apr. 8

The Sensational Springtacular and Summer Camp Palooza will take place 9am-12pm on the Meadows at the Vista Hermosa Sports Park, followed by SPLASHtacular from 12-4pm at the San Clemente Aquatics Center. Pre-sale wristbands are available for purchase for Springtacular activities. Enjoy bunny visits, live music, spring games, summer camp discounts, & more! 9am-12pm / Vista Hermosa Sports Park

949-361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org


Stanton Easter Egg Hunt/Blue Ribbon Walk   Apr. 8

9-11am / Stanton Central Park

714-379-9222 / www.stantonca.gov


Cypress Spring Egg Hunt   Apr. 8

There will be egg hunts for 3-11 year olds, crafts, games, and more. Make sure to bring your camera to snap some pictures with the bunny! 8:30am-12:30pm / Oak Knoll Park

714-229-6780 / www.cypressca.org


Irvine Egg-A-Pool-Looza   Apr. 8

Throw on your swimsuits and join us by the pool to celebrate spring. Registration is required. Activities include: Poolside Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny Photos, Bounce Houses, Family Splash Time, Spring Craft & Games, Face Painting.

2-5pm / William J. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center 949-724-6717 / www.cityofirvine.org


Dana Point Egg Hunts   Apr. 8

9-11am / Sea Canyon Park & Pines Park www.danapoint.org


Veggiepalooza Plant Sale   Apr. 14-15

Over 200 varieties of vegetables and herbs to choose from. All of the plants offered for sale are grown right here at the Arboretum! Apr. 14: 1-5pm, Arboretum members* and Titan Card holders only. Apr. 15: 9am-3pm, Open to the public. Fullerton Arboretum: 1900 Associated Rd.

714-278-3407 / www.fullertonarboretum.org


Cherry Blossom Festival   Apr. 14-16

A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30 year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.

7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach   www.occbfest.com


Spring Into Summer Boutique   Apr. 15

Enjoy shopping unique, handcrafted items. Shop an assortment of items perfect for weddings, Mother’s Day, graduations and more!

8am-5pm / Murray Community & Senior Center, Mission Viejo 949-830-7066 / www.mvactivities.com


GardenFest 2023 Plant Sale   Apr. 15

The San Clemente Garden Club (SCGC) hosts the annual event in partnership with the City of San Clemente Parks & Recreation Department, offering incredible bargains on hundreds of plants with an emphasis on drought-tolerant species. Gardening and craft activities for children, display and sale of local art, craft demonstrations, displays about bee keeping and butterflies, and tips on water conservation. 8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center

949-361-8200 / www.sanclementegardenclub.com


Walk MS: Orange County   Apr. 15

Walk MS® brings together passionate people for a powerful purpose: to end MS forever. Feel the support that can only come from a community whose steps fuel breakthroughs, solutions, and a cure. Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 2 mile walk at UCI. The National MS Society's mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

8:30am / Costa Mesa

855-372-1331 / https://mssociety.donordrive.com


OC Fair’s Imaginology   Apr. 15-16

Kids of all ages will have a blast at OC Fair’s Imaginology! Imaginology is where curious kids and families go to discover and learn all about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) with a variety of exhibits. 10am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center

714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com/imaginology


La Palma Arbor Day Celebration   Apr. 19

Includes a display of entries from the coloring and art contests, Arbor Day crafts, Arbor Day Tree Sponsorship program, art contest awards presentation, and of course, planting of a new tree.  5pm / Central Park   www.cityoflapalma.org


5k/10k Fun Run and Fit-Fest   Apr. 21-22

This event will include kids races based on age, adult races, giveaways, vendors, and more! Fri 5:30-7pm, Sat 7am-1pm / Santa Ana Stadium www.santa-ana.org/fun-run-fit-fest


South County Pet Expo   Apr. 22

A wide variety of adoptable pets from multiple rescues. Array of pet products, demos, and services. Veterinarians and a wealth of pet-related info. Silent auction, food trucks, giveaways, and family fun. Bring your well socialized/ vaccinated/people-friendly dog. 10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park

949-273-6978 / www.adoptocpets.org


Go Green Ladera   Apr. 22

Go Green Ladera is the community's largest, most convenient, one-day drive-thru recycling, shredding, and donation event. Ladera Ranch Community Services (LARCS) has partnered with Goodwill of Orange County, Waste Management, and Friends of the Ladera Ranch Library to recycle and reuse items that would otherwise go to waste.

10am-3pm / 29551 Sienna Parkway

949-388-8300 / www.laderalife.com


Monarch Butterfly Habitat Build   Apr. 22

Be part of creating habitats in Dana Point for Monarch Butterflies! Water, tools, and snacks will be provided. A volunteer email will be sent prior to the event. 9am-12pm / Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point www.danapoint.org


Mission Viejo Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration   Apr. 22

Volunteers will have the chance to embrace nature by planting trees and shrubs. Along with the planting, the City is hosting a Green Expo in the open space beside Oso Creek Trail, north of Jeronimo Road, that will feature earth-friendly activities and environmental exhibits. 8am-12pm / Oso Creek Trail, Mission Viejo

949-470-3086 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org


Laguna Niguel Earth Day   Apr. 22

Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at the Niguel Botanical Preserve! Volunteers will plant, weed, add mulch, and clean up areas of the gardens. Pre-registration is required https:// www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044aaeaf2aaaf85-20231#/

8:30-11:30am / 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy

949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org


SAPD Annual Open House & Hiring Expo   Apr. 22

Meet our officers and staff from different divisions. Learn about the application and testing process from our Recruitment Team. Free hot dogs, drinks, chips, department tours, info booths, K9 Demos, crafts, and games. 10am-1pm / Santa Ana Police Department www.santa-ana.org


Orange County Wine Fest   Apr. 22-23

Enjoy three hours of wine tasting from more than 30 wineries pouring 100+ wines, bringing a diverse group of wine from around the world under one roof. OC Fair & Event Center – The Hangar www.orangecountywinefest.com


Newport Beach Int'l Boat Show   Apr. 27-30

This luxurious event will showcase the best in boating, yachting, and marine technology, offering attendees a oneof-a-kind experience that captures the essence of Newport Beach’s elevated lifestyle.

10am / Lido Marina Village   www.nbibs.com


Festival of Nations   Apr. 29

This one-day experience will celebrate La Palma’s cultural heritage through dancing, performances, and exhibits. A Hometown Parade featuring La Palma’s local schools, organizations, neighborhoods, and local businesses, will march down Walker Street. Parade: 10:30am / Festival: 11:30am-6pm, Central Park                                                 

714-690-3300 / www.cityoflapalma.org


JamFest and Summer Camp Expo   Apr. 29

Balloon twister, air-brush tattoo, rock wall, fun photo opportunities, camp instructor meet and greets, and more! 11am-2pm / Aliso Viejo Ranch   www.avcity.org


Floral Park Home & Garden Tour   Apr. 29-30

Numerous vintage homes from the 1910s through 1930s open for public viewing. In addition, there will be lovely gardens to enjoy, a vintage automobile display, food from local restaurants, a wealth of shopping along our “Street of Treasures,” and our Wine & Beer Garden.

10am-4pm / Floral Park, Santa Ana   www.floralpark.com


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