Discovery Cube’s Bubblefest Mar. 24-Apr. 8
Pop into Spring Break with this bubble spectacular, featuring hands-on family fun, the return of Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser show! Learners of all ages will discover more about the science behind the soapy fun.
10am-5pm / Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana
714-542-2823 / https://oc.discoverycube.org
San Clemente State of City Apr. 5
San Clemente Mayor will address attendees on the accomplishments and progress going on throughout the City that continue to make San Clemente a premier place to live, work and do business.
11:30am-1pm / Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
Garden Grove Kiwanis Poker Cup Tourn. Apr. 7
Kiwanis of Greater Garden Grove will be hosting 4 poker tournaments this year. Each tournament will be dedicated to a specific charity and all proceeds will be donated to that charity.
6pm / KiwanisLand: 9840 Larson Ave., Garden Grove
714-267-6974 / www.kiwanisland.com
Walk MS Irvine Apr. 7
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.
7am / Orange County Great Park
800-486-6762 / www.nationalmssociety.org
Aquatic Center Re-Opening/Spring Kick-Off Apr. 7
Join us for a fun-filled celebration featuring free entry, swimming, swim lessons, bouncers, game booths, drowning prevention education and much more!
12-3pm / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center www.cityofalisoviejo.com
Spring So Cal Corgi Nation Beach Day Apr. 7
Get your aloha shirts and grass skirts! The theme for Spring 2018 So Cal Corgi Beach Day is TIKI BEACH PAWTY!
10am-3pm / Huntington Dog Beach
562-335-7674 / www.socalcorgination.com
LOCA Birthday Bash Apr. 8
Join us in honoring our founders as we celebrate 25 years of Arts Education in Laguna Beach.
4-7pm / Kitchen in the Canyon: 845 Laguna Canyon Road
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.
3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws
Meet the Mayor/State of the City Apr. 11
The City of Lake Forest and Chamber of Commerce present their signature event: State of the City and Meet with the Mayor with Dr. Jim Gardner. The event features fresh food from Tito’s Burritos and Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants, coffee from Patch Coffee, dessert by Dessert Divas, live music and more.
5:30-8pm / Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch: 81 Auto Center Dr.
949-583-9639 / www.lakeforestcachamber.com
San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest Apr. 14
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.
12-5pm / Left Coast Brewing Co.: 1245 Puerta Del Sol
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
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.
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
714-536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com
Casa Youth Shelter’s 40th Anniversary Gala Apr. 14
Let’s celebrate 40 years of helping teens in crisis and families in need. Featuring entertainment by The Rembrandt Band.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
562-594-6825 / www.casayouthshelter.org
Gardenfest Apr. 14
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.
8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center
SCC Hawks Golf Tournament Apr. 20
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Santiago Canyon College for a day of golf and camaraderie on a world-class course. Golf package includes round of golf, on-cart lunch, green fees, golf cart, driving range, on-course beverages, goodie gift bag and famous Wrangler Grill dinner.
9am-6:30pm / Tustin Ranch Golf Club www.sccollege.edu
California Wine Festival Apr. 20-21
California’s best wineries pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view.
Lantern Bay Park, Dana Point
800-936-3126 / www.californiawinefestival.com
Celebrate UCI – Annual Open House Apr. 21
This spring event features an outdoor Festival, Open House and Car Show. Wayzgoose, UCI’s oldest tradition, is a student run festival in Aldrich Park – filled with live entertainment, food, games and rides for UCI and the community.
10am / University of California Irvine
949-824-6703 / www.admissions.uci.edu
Volunteer Connection Day Expo Apr. 21
Whether you have a heart for underprivileged children, seniors, or taking care of animals, you will be able to connect with all these organizations and more.
8-11am / Laguna Hills Community Center
949-707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us
Laguna Niguel Earth Day Celebration Apr. 21
“Go Green” and volunteer to plant, weed and clean up the Niguel Botanical Preserve. Volunteers should wear old clothes, closed toed shoes, and be prepared to work in the soil! Water and a light snack provided.
8:30-11:30am / Crown Valley Community Park
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
High 5 Carnival Apr. 21
Join us for a fun day with the Family to support Mental Health & Wellness with a focus on children and adolescents. Entry is FREE! DJ & Live Youth Singers. Carnival Games & Fun Inflatables. Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction. Information Booths for Mental Health Support.
10am-12:30pm / Dana Hills High School
Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration Apr. 21
The City is offering volunteer opportunities to beautify the park with new landscaping, and there will be free hotdogs and ice cream while supplies last. There will also be a Green Expo at the park featuring environmental programs.
8am-12pm / Cordova Park: 26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo
949-470-3010 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Green Scene Plant and Garden Show Apr. 21-22
The perfect place for any gardener looking for new ideas to improve their gardens or outdoor habitats. This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County focused exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.
10am-4pm / Fullerton Arboretum: 1900 Associated Road
714-278-3407 / www.fullertonarboretum.org
La Palma Arbor Day Celebration Apr. 24
La Palma will be celebrating by planting a tree! In addition, there will be crafts, presentation of the art and coloring contest winners and of course the planting of a new trees.
4-6pm / Central Park www.cityoflapalma.org
Newport Beach Film Festival Apr. 26-May 3
Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films.
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
949-253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com
Doheny Wood Apr. 27-29
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. The event has a large raffle including many woodie and surf related items.
Doheny State Beach www.socalwoodies.com
Pet Expo Apr. 27-29
Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, miniature horses and more. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa www.petexpooc.com
Love Brea Apr. 28
Love Brea is a great opportunity to serve the city of Brea and join a movement that is spreading across California. In the past two years we have had over a thousand volunteers doing 35 service projects around the community with a city-wide celebration at the end!
Love La Habra Block Party Apr. 28
A city-wide day of service to help those in need and improve our city. Will focus on a specific neighborhood in the city.
8am-12pm / Corona Park: 701 W 5th Avenue
562-383-4208 / www.lovelahabra.com
Seal Beach Classic Car Show Apr. 28
Each year Main Street in Seal Beach closes down to welcome over 25,000 visitors, 550 cars, attractions and businesses come together with the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seal Beach to produce one of Southern California’s most memorable automotive events.
562-799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org
Floral Park Home & Garden Tour Apr. 28-29
Whether experiencing a stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, searching for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, viewing the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoying a snack at the food and drink concessions, you will surely leave with nostalgic memories of a day well spent.
10am-4pm / Floral Park, Santa Ana
Arts Alive 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. 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.
Village Green at Oso Viejo Park, Mission Viejo
949-470-8440 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Taste of Huntington Beach Apr. 29
Featuring delectable tastes from local restaurants and catering companies. Add in unlimited sips from your favorite wineries and breweries, along with live entertainment from for your listening and dancing enjoyment. Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library.
12-4pm / Sports Complex at Talbert and Goldenwest
714-375-5023 / www.tastehb.com
Chipping in for Kids Golf Tournament Apr. 30
The tournament features a day of exciting competition that includes a helicopter golf ball drop, putting, long drive and closest to the pin contests, mulligans, raffles, a live and silent auction and an awards dinner.
Hacienda Hills Golf Course, La Habra Heights
562-383-4242 / www.lhcm.org