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Orange County Events
Easter Sunday AYCE Champagne Brunch Apr 1
Holiday Brunches are a tradition at the Old World family restaurant. Our Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch is one of our most popular brunches!
San Clemente Easter Together 2018 Apr 1
Sveral churches in San Clemente combine their efforts for the purpose of one holy holiday.
Silverado Firefighter’s Annual Easter Pancake Breakfast Apr 1
Come enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast while celebrating the Easter holiday with family and friends in scenic Silverado Canyon. Breakfast will be served by beloved OCFA Reserve Firefighters from 7:00am-12:00 noon, complete with orange juice, hot coffee, scrambled eggs, sausage and homemade salsa! Breakfast pricing is $6 for adults and $4 for kids.
SHEN YUN 2018 World Tour with Live Orchestra Apr 3-8
We now invite you to visit this lost civilization. To make this journey possible, we have pushed the boundaries of performing arts. We combine ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops.
Dachshund Races Apr 8
Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.
San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest Apr 14
Presented by Left Coast Brewing Co., is an exciting event which features Mico-Brews from all over Southern California – Enjoy Micro-Brew sampling, home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment. VIP guests enjoyed tours of the Left Coast Brewery and premier samplings. This Tasting is one you won’t want to miss!
Sandcastles on Main Apr 14
Huntington Beach Downtown is closing the middle block of Main Street and inviting teams to compete in different sandcastle building categories. See who ends up crafting the best sand fortresses!
Annual ‘Gardenfest’ Apr 14
Hosted by the San Clemente Garden Club. Admission is FREE! Families are welcome. This years highlights include annual Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, garden related opportunities in our community, Open to the Public ‘funky container’ and ‘floral design’ contests, San Clemente Art Association’s Garden and Flower Show painting competition, Butterfly Habitat Education and Water Smart Program.
Newport Beach Film Festival Apr 26 – May 3
Showcasing more than 350 films from around the world, offering an ambitious and international selection of features, shorts, documentaries and animation that will compete for both Jury and Audience awards. During the week of the festival, screenings are held at several venues in the Newport Beach area. With 15 screens showing films each day, our venue partners provide a fantastic viewing experience for all festival-goers.
America’s Family Pet Expo 2018 Apr 27-28
You may like your human friends, but you LOVE your fuzzy animal friends. This is probably the happiest place in the universe assuming you aren’t riddled with allergies. There’s dogs performing stunts, cats being a skittish mess, birds squawking with glee and reptiles slithering about at America’s Family Pet Expo. This isn’t just a day at the zoo, however; the Expo also functions as a venue for showcasing the latest pet products in the industry.
Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival Apr 28-29
With a “Plein Air Landscape” theme, this year’s festival will feature arts and crafts, musical performances as well as amazing street paintings brought to life by incredible artists. The two-day event includes an array of tasty fare and beverages along with creative activities for all ages. Hands-on workshops and demonstrations will be featured at the new Potocki Center for the Arts.
Doheny Wood Apr 28-29
Show is free to woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display.
Taste of Huntington Beach Apr 28-29
A unique sampling of favorite local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with the finest wines in California, all in the name of charity! Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library.
Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
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Los Angeles County Events
Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
EasterFest Apr 1
Buy a ticket to participate in EasterFest, which includes egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, games, food, drinks, popcorn, and music at Grand Hope Park.
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling Apr 1
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling includes crafts, music, rabbit petting, costumed characters, entertainment, and treats at the Los Angeles Zoo.
L.A. Beer Festival Apr 7
A ticket to L.A. Beer Festival [sound] includes samples of 200 beers from 80 breweries, live bands, DJ dance music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck vendors outdoors at Los Angeles Center Studios.
Foodie Con Apr 7-8
A ‘Comic-Con’ for Foodies! This two-day shopping and educational event offers attendees the chance to meet culinary purveyors, purchase the newest food trends, and experience cuisines from hand-selected vendors including food artisans, cookware and gadgets, restaurants, local chefs, food trucks, craft breweries, wineries, and more.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire Apr 7-14
Watch knights joust on horseback, mingle with costumed minstrels and troubadours, shop for art and food, and enjoy kids’ games and activities at The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. Children 12 and younger free.
Montrose Food & Brewfest Apr 8
Taste beer from 50 breweries and food from 20 restaurants at Montrose Food & Brewfest at 2200 Honolulu Avenue in Montrose for age 21+.
Taste of South Pasadena Apr 17
Spend time with your neighbors and enjoy a relaxing evening on the town exploring our fabulous city and our terrific food. Children under 7 are free. Live music, your favorite tastes, wine tasting by Garagiste (additional ticket) and much more!
The Taste of the Valley Apr 19
Over 1,000 connoisseurs from all over the Valley will gather to experience the ultimate in dining indulgence from local restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries. Enjoy the evening in our beautiful 20,000 square-foot garden venue at Westfield Topanga.
Earth Day Apr 19
Discover how to live green at Earth Day LA, with displays, performances, food vendors, recycled art, health exhibitors, and free trees (while they last if you have city of L.A. ID) in Grand Park.
Broke L.A. Apr 21-22
Originally named Brokechella as a cheaper version of Coachella, Broke L.A. is still cheap and offers five stages of multi-genre music by up-and-coming bands, a comedy showcase, and art installations in a warehouse.
Cherry Blossom Festival Apr 21-22
Cherry Blossom Festival features Japanese dancing, taiko drumming, martial arts, a tea ceremony, children’s activities, Asian food, and craft vendors at Barnes Park. Free.
CicLAvia Apr 22
Walk, bike, or roller skate for 6.5 car-free miles between Claremont & San Dimas during CicLAvia. Cars cross the route at seven intersections.
Classic Film Festival Apr 26-29
Join us for the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival, celebrating the representation of the written word on the silver screen. From original screenplays to unique adaptations to portrayals of writers real and imagined, we will celebrate the foundation of great film: the written word.
The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show Apr 28
The Los Angeles Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition of 150 artists, with pancakes, live music, body painting, and multimedia displays for age 21+
Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk Apr 28
The family-friendly Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk features 60 acts on 16 stages, outdoor art installations, food trucks, and a beer and wine garden in downtown South Pasadena. Free
Jackalope Pasadena Apr 28-29
A weekend shopping destination at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena, featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts.
LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer Apr 29
A ticket to LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer gets you unlimited slider samples and beer pours plus music at L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
Fiesta Broadway Apr 29
Billed as America’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival, Fiesta Broadway features Latin American food, live entertainment, and carnival games on the streets west of Los Angeles City Hall. Free.
Taste of the Eastside Apr 29
Taste of the Eastside is a food and drink festival featuring two dozen Eastside restaurants with live and DJ music at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
San Diego County Events
San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
Easter Dining & Grand Hunt Apr 1
This Easter, the rabbit’s out of the hat — and on the Aria Lawn — at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Enjoy brunches, an egg hunt, and activities for the entire family. RSVP: 858-314-1988.
Easter at The Del Apr 1
Let The Del’s soaring red turrets and glittering Pacific Ocean be the backdrop to your family’s Easter memories. Enjoy the Champagne Easter Brunch in the Crown Room or Ocean View Ballroom. Then head out into the spring sunshine for a colorful egg hunt on the Windsor Lawn.
Ironman 70.3 Apr 7
The Oceanside Ironman 70.3 is a half-tri event that features a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run for 70.3 total miles. The race will start and finish at the boat ramp inside Oceanside Harbor, where the best spectator viewing will be at the north end of transition by the Harbor Pelican Deli Mart.
Del Mar International Horse Show Apr 7 – May 6
Enjoy the beauty, sportsmanship, and excitement of a competitive equestrian event. The Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators to come and watch nearly every day from April 18-May 7. Each week the horse show will feature a different discipline of horsemanship: Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper.
SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival Apr 7, 8, 14 ,15
Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances along the way.
CityBeat Festival of Beers April 7
Eleventh-annual event with over 50 breweries, food vendors, and live music.
Julian Gold Rush Days Apr 7-8
Julian Gold Rush Days celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping, and more. The old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, a petting zoo, pony rides, and old-fashioned laundry.
Battle of San Diego Bay Anniversary Celebration Apr 14
The Battle of San Diego Bay 215th Anniversary Celebration, presented by the House of Spain in San Diego and the U.S. Navy at Ballast Point in Naval Base Point Loma, now a California historical landmark. There will be historic displays and reenactments of the naval battle, as well as Spanish dance, paella, and drinks. RSVP required.
VinDiego Wine and Food Festival Apr 14
Sixth-annual event. Over 70 wineries and 25 San Diego chefs will come together to create “San Diego’s Classy Wine and Food Experience” with over 300 wines.
Avocado Festival Apr 15
Family-friendly festival celebrating the agriculture of the region. With artisan vendors, food, kid’s zone, music, beer garden, farmer’s market, a guacamole contest, and more.
Pawsitively Springtime Apr 21
Dogs available for adoption, vendors, opportunity drawings, costume contests, non-profit organizations, and more. Whether you are looking to add a new member to your family or a fun day to spend out with your pup, check us out.
Temecula Blues Festival Apr 21
Temecula’s Inaugural Blues Festival features Tad Robinson, the Chris Fast Band, the Shari Puorto Band, Bill Magee Blues Band, the Honey Lickers, Cash N Freedman, JD Priest Band, and Stoney B. Blues Band.
Pacific Rim Festival Apr 21
In conjunction with Chula Vista Maritime Week and sponsored by the Port of San Diego, this second-annual event celebrates Pacific Rim food and lifestyle culture.
Earth Day Fair Apr 22
The 29th annual EarthFair in Balboa Park includes more than 300 groups and businesses. Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2018 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
San Diego Shaka Fest Apr 28
A fusion of Hawaiian culture, arts, and athletics set on Mission Bay filled with events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP races, stages of “da kine” Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, boutique vendors, and island-inspired food vendors. This event is held by non-profit charity and youth-only program Na Koa Kai Canoe Club.
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Apr 28-29
Enjoy two days of family fun and entertainment. Inside the Expo, you’ll meet over 150 businesses showcasing family friendly products and services. Enjoy free indoor activities like the trackless train and watch performances on the Central Park stage. Then get your wristbands and head outside for the outdoor fair and ride the 300ft zipline, zorbing balls, pedal race cars, and more.
Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Thru May 13
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.