Monthly Archives: March 2014

April Events in Orange County


01CA Assoc. for Bilingual Education 2014 Annual Conference     Apr. 2-5
Premier conference on English Learners in the state of California and in the nation. With over 3000 in attendance, CABE 2014 is our most exciting and important opportunity to experience and promote CABE’s vision of “Biliteracy, Educational Equity and 21st Century Success for All.” 7:30am-4:30pm. 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim. 626-814-4441 /

02Newport Boat Show     Apr. 3-6
There will be a whole host of exhibitors on hand shoreside and in the water to showcase innovative products and services that make owning and operating a big boat more enjoyable. 10am-7pm. Lido Village: 3400 Via Oporto, Newport Beach.  (949) 757-5959 /

03Ragnar Relay So Cal 2014     Apr. 4
200 mile overnight relay down the pacific coast from Huntington Beach to San Diego. A team is made up of 6-12 individuals; each individual runs 3 legs. 5am-3pm. Huntington City Beach: Twin Dolphin Drive and Pacific Coast Hwy. 801-499-5024 /

hbi-paintball-1.jpgSurf City USA Paintball Open     Apr. 4-6
Join the excitement as the National Professional Paintball League kicks off the Super 7 World Series with the Surf City USA Open, on the north side of the iconic Huntington Beach Pier. 7am-7pm. 714-758-5575 /


05Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival & Boat Show     Apr. 5-6
Saltwater sportfishing show with seminars, boats and tons of tackle and equipment for sale plus attendees can check out the latest in sportfishing from the top brands and tips. 10am-6pm. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (949) 650-3474 /

06Walk for Kids     Apr. 6
5K walk designed to raise funds and awareness for the services and programs provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Walk hand-in-hand to benefit an organization that provides a comforting “home away from home” for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment in local hospitals. 2695 E Katella Ave., Anaheim. (714) 516-3669 /

07Earth Day Festival at Bolsa Chica Wetlands     Apr. 12
Visitors will have the opportunity to touch a live snake, count migrating birds, learn about pollution, test the water, and much more. Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also include a jump tent, food sales, and guided tours of the reserve. 10am-3pm. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve: Huntington Beach. 714-846-1114

08La Habra Spring Citrus Fair     Apr. 11-14
“BACK TO THE FARM” is the theme. Please join for this memorable weekend with 30 exciting rides for all ages, live entertainment, fun exhibits, hands-on activities, delicious food and 60 merchandise and service vendors. 321 E. La Habra Boulevard. (562) 697-1704 /

09Newport to Ensenada Race Kickoff Fiesta     Apr. 13
Celebrate the upcoming Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race at the Kickoff Fiesta 11am-4pm at Balboa Village, Home of the Fun Zone, in Newport Beach. This annual race kick-off event offers fun for the whole family, including live music, delicious food, face painting and the unveiling of the this year’s official Newport to Ensenada race painting. 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach. (949) 644-1023 /

10Mermade Market     Apr. 17-19
A handmade craft boutique in Dana Point. This will be the inaugural event of what will be a bi-annual show. Every spring and winter! We will have unique items that you don’t see at other craft shows and on trend now, not last year or a few years ago. Dana Point Community House: 24642 San Juan Avenue.

Painted Easter EggsAnnual Easter Hunt & Family Fun Day     Apr. 19
Bring the whole family for live music, games, vendors, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting and the popular Easter Hunt. Children ages 0-12 years old are invited to hunt for candy and meet the city’s police and firemen. 9am-2pm. Sports Complex: 18002 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach. 949-394-8772 /

12Spring Eggstravaganza     Apr. 19
Come be a part of the “Egg-citement” this spring at Buena Park’s very special Spring Eggstravaganza! Activities include stage entertainment, children’s crafts, field games, a petting zoo, moonbounces, visits with the Spring Bunny, and of course, the candy scramble for children 12 years of age and younger. 8am. 7520 Dale St., Buena Park.

13Dana Point Egg Hunts     Apr. 19
Event begins at 9am. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10am. Pines Park: 34941 Camino Capistrano. Sea Canyon Park: 33093 Santiago Drive. Activities include: Children’s Games, Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny Visits. For ages up to 10 years. (949) 248-3530

14Orange County Market Place Easter Festival     Apr. 19
Enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny, treasure hunt, puppet show and more. There will also be foodtrucks serving special breakfast items during the festival. 9:30am-2:30pm. The Orange County Market Place: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (949) 723-6616 /

15Newport Beach Film Festival     Apr. 24-May 1
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) seeks to bring to the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach. Edwards Cinemas: 300 Newport Center Drive. 949-253-2880 /

16Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race     Apr. 25
This 125 mile overnight race starting off at the Balboa Pier provides the perfect mix of fun and adventure as racers decide whether to head off-shore for stronger winds or to sail the rhumb line towards the finish. (949) 644-1023 /

17Costa Mesa Community Run     Apr. 25-26
Join us for the seventh annual Costa Mesa Community Run, a beautiful cross country/trail event through Fairview Park (2525 Placentia Avenue). Festivities begin Friday evening, April 25 with rides, food and fun. The 2k, 5k, and 10k runs are Saturday morning. Run for Fun and support Costa Mesa public schools. (949) 515-6545 /

18America’s Family Pet Expo     Apr. 25-27
More than 1,000 animals on display in fun and interactive stage shows, competitions and demonstrations that will provide fun for the family and for pet lovers of all ages. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. 800-999-7925 /

19California Cruise-In     Apr. 26
Features over 100 hot rods and custom car models in Pier Plaza and Downtown Huntington Beach. This year’s event has been expanded to include non-Factory Five models. 9am-3pm. Pier Plaza: 325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. 508-291-3443 /

????????????????Orange County 2014 National College Fair     Apr. 27
Allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. 1:30-4:30pm. Anaheim Convention Center: 800 West Katella. (800) 822-6285 /

21Tee Off For Dogs     Apr. 27
Annual event to support the Guide Dogs for the Blind mission to improve the lives of other visually-impaired people. 8am. Oak Creek Golf Club Address: 1 Golf Club Dr, Irvine.


22OCTA Bike Festival     Apr. 27
This popular event kicks-off Bike Month and promotes biking to work, for recreation, and to run errands. Learn about equipment, bike safety and basic maintenance skills. 9am-1pm. Pier Plaza: 325 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. 714-560-5329 /

23Taste of Huntington Beach     Apr. 27
Offers a unique sampling of the area’s finest restaurants paired with California’s premium wineries and breweries. Bring the entire family to enjoy live entertainment, a silent auction, the award for Best Taste, and medals for the best wine and beer. 12-4pm. Huntington Central Park Sports Complex.

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.