Orange County April Events

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Discovery Cube’s Bubblefest  •  Mar. 24 – Apr. 8  @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm  •  oc.discoverycube.org/bubblefest

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.

San Clemente State of City  •  Apr. 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm  • www.scchamber.com/stateofcity

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. Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club

Garden Grove Kiwanis Poker Cup Tournament  •  Apr. 7 @ 6:00 pm  • www.kiwanisland.com

Kiwanis of Greater Garden Grove are hosting 4 poker tournaments. Each will be dedicated to a specific charity and all proceeds will be donated.

Walk MS Irvine  •  Apr. 7 @ 7:00 am  •  www.nationalmssociety.org/walkmsirvine

Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 2 mile walk at UCI. The National MS Society’s mission is to end multiple sclerosis.

Aquatic Center Re-Opening/Spring Kick-Off  •  Apr. 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm  • www.cityofalisoviejo.com/aquatic-center

Join us for a fun-filled celebration featuring free entry, swimming, swim lessons, bouncers, game booths, drowning prevention education and more!

Spring So Cal Corgi Nation Beach Day  •  Apr. 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm  •  www.socalcorgination.com

Get your aloha shirts and grass skirts! The theme for Spring 2018 So Cal Corgi Beach Day is TIKI Beach Party!

LOCA Birthday Bash  •  Apr. 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  • www.locaarts.org/birthday-bash

Join us in honoring our founders as we celebrate 25 years of Arts Education in Laguna Beach. Kitchen in the Canyon: 845 Laguna Canyon Road

Dachshund Races  •  Apr. 8 @ 3:00 pm  •  www.oldworld.ws/dachshund-races

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.

Meet the Mayor/State of the City  •  Apr. 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm  •  www.lakeforestcachamber.com

State of the City and Meet with the Mayor with Dr. Jim Gardner. 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.

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest  •  Apr. 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm  •  www.scchamber.com/micro-brew-fest

Features Mico-Brews from all over Southern California. Enjoy sampling, home-made food provided by various organizations and live entertainment. VIP guests enjoyed tours of the Left Coast Brewery and premier samplings.

Sandcastles on Main  •  Apr. 14 • www.hbdowntown.com/sand-castles-on-main

Huntington Beach Downtown is closing the middle block of Main Street and inviting teams to compete in different sandcastle building categories.

Casa Youth Shelter’s 40th Anniversary Gala  •  Apr. 14  • www.casayouthshelter.org/40th-anniversary-gala

Let’s celebrate 40 years of helping teens in crisis and families in need. Featuring entertainment by The Rembrandt Band.

Gardenfest  •  Apr. 14 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm  •  www.sanclementegardenclub.com/gardenfest

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.

SCC Hawks Golf Tournament  •  Apr. 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm  •  www.sccollege.edu/HawksGolfTournament

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. 

California Wine Festival  •  Apr. 20 – 21 • www.californiawinefestival.com

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 music and an ocean view.

Celebrate UCI - Annual Open House  •  Apr. 21 @ 10:00 am  •  www.admissions.uci.edu/discover/visit/celebrate

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 entertainment, food, games and rides for UCI and the community.

Volunteer Connection Day Expo  •  Apr. 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am  •  www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

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.

Laguna Niguel Earth Day Celebration  •  Apr. 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am  •  www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

“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.

High 5 Carnival  •  Apr. 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm  •  www.EL.Foundation/high-5-carnival

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.

Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration  •  Apr. 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm  •  www.cityofmissionviejo.org/earth-dayarbor-day-celebration

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.

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show  •  Apr. 21 – 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  •  www.fullertonarboretum.org/event_green

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.

La Palma Arbor Day Celebration  •  Apr. 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  •  www.cityoflapalma.org

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.

Newport Beach Film Festival  •  Apr. 26 – May 3 • www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

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.

Doheny Wood  •  Apr. 27 – 29 • www.socalwoodies.com

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.

Pet Expo  •  Apr. 27 – 29 • www.petexpooc.com

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, products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from experts. Presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care.

Love Brea  •  Apr. 28 • www.lovebrea.org

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 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm  •  www.lovelahabra.com/love-la-habra-block-party

A city-wide day of service to help those in need and improve our city. Will focus on a specific neighborhood in the city.

Seal Beach Classic Car Show  •  Apr. 28  • www.sealbeachchamber.org/car-show

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.

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour  •  Apr. 28 – 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  •  www.floralparkhometour.com

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.

Arts Alive Festival  •  Apr. 28 – 29 • www.cityofmissionviejo.org/arts-alive

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.

Taste of Huntington Beach  •  Apr. 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  •  www.tastehb.com

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.

Chipping in for Kids Golf Tournament  •  Apr. 30 • www.lhcm.org

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.