APRIL 2023 - Orange County Calendar of Events

APRIL 2023 - Orange County Calendar of Events

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Through Apr. 16
Indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes and drinks including a variety of wines and craft beers that you can only find at Knott's Berry Farm during this limited-time food-inspired event. Live music, musical stage shows, and fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Knott's Berry Farm: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park 714-220-5200 / www.knotts.com 

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. 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 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 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 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
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


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. 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
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 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 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.
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 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 one-of-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



Lucas
Oil NHRA Winternationals Mar. 30-Apr. 2
The famed raceway will be the scene of numerous new team and sponsorship debuts and is the first event at which Top Fuel drivers can earn points towards the All-Star Top Fuel Callout in Gainesville. Pomona Fairplex, The Dragstrip www.nhra.com 

PaleyFest Mar. 31- Apr. 4
Geek out with fellow TV nerds at PaleyFest, the annual weeklong festival of exclusive episodes, clips and panel discussions with the cast and creators of the hottest TV shows. Dolbey Theatre, Hollywood  www.paleycenter.org/events/paleyfest-2023 

Alhambra Bunny-Hop Walk Apr. 1
Hop along the Egg Hunt Trail, play in the Bunny Festival, and enjoy live entertainment, games, crafts, food, prizes and more! Don't forget to bring your basket. 9am-12pm / Almansor Park www.cityofalhambra.org 


La Verne Eggcellent Adventure Apr. 1
Children will have the opportunity to go on an egg hunt, visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy arts and crafts, prizes, and more! Themed arts and craft vendors, food vendors and music for the rest of the family. 9am-12pm / Heritage Park  www.cityoflaverne.org 

Hawthorne Bunny/Earth Day Celebration & Service Provider Fair Apr. 1
Games, Inflatables, Box lunches, Magic Show, Egg Hunt, Paper Shredding, E-Waste Collection, Compost Give Away. Learn to protect our natural resources while reducing energy consumption, and also how to reduce, reuse, and recycle household trash. 10am-2pm / Hawthorne Memorial Center 310-349-1640 / www.cityofhawthorne.org 


Glendale Spring Eggstravaganza  Apr. 1
Enjoy a day out in the park where you and your family can play carnival games, race to the top of Glendale Rocks! Climbing Wall, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and of course, hunt for Easter eggs.
10am-1pm / Pacific Park & Community Center www.glendaleca.gov 

Burbank Spring Egg-Stravaganza  Apr. 1
$5 Registration Fee. Egg Hunts by age group, Prizes & Games, Pictures with the Bunny, & More!
9am-12pm / McCambridge Park www.BurbankParks.com 


Diamond Bar Breakfast with the Bunny Apr. 1
The fun starts with breakfast and continues with seasonal crafts, games, interactive dancing, and a photo with the bunny.
9-11am / Diamond Bar Center www.diamondbarca.gov 

Downey Brunch with the Bunny Apr. 1
Serving times: 9:30 & 11am. Carnival games, photo booth, info booths, prize walk, and family fun!
9:30am-1pm / Golden Park www.downeyca.org     

 

Palmdale SpringFest and Egg Hunt Apr. 1
Join us for an exciting family-friendly event featuring free crafts & activities and an opportunity for photos with the Bunny. Food vendors will also be available. Select food vendors will be offering breakfast items.
10am-2pm / Palmdale Amphitheater 661-267-5611 / www.palmdaleamphitheater.com 


Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering
Apr. 1-2 The community is encouraged to attend the festive cultural celebration honoring Malibu’s original residents and First Americans, the Chumash. The event will feature a variety of Native American arts and crafts, Native American tribal ceremonies, dances, special guest performances, and Chumash history storytelling. 10am-6pm / Malibu Bluffs Park 310-317-1364 / www.malibucity.org/chumashday 

Duarte Eggfest  Apr. 8
This free, springtime annual event will include an egg hunt, with thousands of eggs filled with candy or treats, for youth ages 3 - 10, crafts, games, music, and photos with the Easter Bunny. 10am-12pm / Encanto Park www.accessduarte.com 

Lomita Easter Egg Hunt Apr. 8
Ages 12 and under. Eggs will be hunted by grouped age. 9am / Lomita Park www.lomitacity.com 

La Puente Egg Hunt Apr. 8
Entertainment, arts & crafts, prized, and much more! 10am-1pm / Sports Complex www.lapuente.org 

La Puenta Breakfast with the Bunny Apr. 8
Enjoy a memorable morning with pancakes, arts & crafts, games, raffles, prizes, and more!
7:30-9:30am / Community Center www.lapuente.org

Artesia Spring Eggstravaganza & Public Safety Expo Apr. 8 Family fun activities including play areas, face painting, food, music, and egg hunt. The LA County Sheriff's Dept and LA County Fire Dept will feature the SWAT vehicles, and the Search and Rescue trucks. 11am-3pm / Artesia Park www.cityofartesia.us 

You Are Enough 5K Apr. 8
Giving Purpose Organization is hosting You Are Enough 5K on Schumacher Plaza and the Strand. A 5K walk/run from Hermosa Beach Pier to the Manhattan Beach Pier and back to raise awareness on mental health.
9am-1pm / The Strand Hermosa Beach www.givingpurpose.org 

Glendora Easter Egg Hunt  Apr. 8
Free Pancake Breakfast at 9am. Egg Hunt begins at 10am. 9am-12pm / Finkbiner Park & Gladstone Park
626-914-8200 / www.cityofglendora.org 

Claremont Spring Celebration Apr. 8
Enjoy interactive booths, a petting zoo, and a live performance from Minh Tran the Magician. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be present to take pictures throughout the entire event. 9-11am / Memorial Park www.ci.claremont.ca.us 

El Segundo Egg Hunt & Camp Expo Apr. 8
There will be multiple egg hunts with toy and candy-filled eggs and a "meet and greet" with the Easter bunny at 9:30am. Other festivities include a Summer Expo. 9:30-11am / Recreation Park 310-524-2700 / www.elsegundorecparks.org 

Duarte Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Apr. 8
Sponsored by the Duarte Rotary Club. 7:30-9:30am / Duarte Community Center 626-357-7931 / www.accessduarte.com 


South Pasadena Spring Eggstravaganza  Apr. 8
This event offers fun for the entire family with egg hunts, games, inflatables, bunny photos and more!
12-2pm / Garfield Park 626-403-7380 / www.southpasadenaca.gov  

Pasadena Egg Bowl  Apr. 8
Admission to the Egg Bowl and egg hunts are FREE. Enjoy fun for the whole family with games and activities such as face painting, live entertainment, food, pictures with the Bunny, and much more! 11am-3pm / Rose Bowl Stadium www.cityofpasadena.net


Santa
Fe Springs Easter Eggstravaganza Apr. 8 Pancake breakfast, egg hunt, live reptiles, crafts, and cake walk. 8am / Heritage Park www.santafesprings.org

El Segundo Underwater Eggstravaganza  Apr. 8
Dive into some fun and catch those floating eggs! 1:30-3:30pm / Aquatics Center 310-524-2738 / www.elsegundorecparks.org


Rosemead Easter Eggstravaganza  Apr. 8
Free Easter egg hunt, game booths, moon bounces, food trucks, and an opportunity to take a photo with the bunny!
10am-1pm / Garvey Park 626-569-2100 / www.cityofrosemead.org 

South El Monte Easter Breakfast Apr. 8
Fun games, petting zoo, Peter Cottontail, and egg hunt for ages 1-10. 10am-1pm / City Hall Front Lawn
626-579-2043 / www.cityofsouthelmonte.org 


Signal Hill Spring Fest Apr. 8
A wristband can be purchased for a small fee to cover all activities which will include bounce houses, a petting zoo, carnival games, and egg hunts. 10am-1pm / Signal Hill Park www.cityofsignalhill.org 


San Gabriel Egg’Straordinary Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt Apr. 8
This event will feature a variety of fun activities and of course, a visit from Mr. Bunny! 
7-11am / Smith Park  www.sangabrielcity.com 

The West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show Apr. 14-15 This show will be showcasing a HUGE assortment of superior historical militaria antiques and related collectibles from all time periods and countries – all well represented!
10am-5pm / Pomona Fairplex  www.militariashow.com  

Whale of a Day Apr. 15
Celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray whale. Children's games & crafts, Inflatables, Face painting, Point Vicente Lighthouse Grounds Tours, Tours of the Interpretive Center’s museum, Marine-themed vendors and local organizations, Live music from local artists, Food trucks, Kettle Corn, Churros, Beer & Wine, Silent Auction & Raffle.
10am-4pm / Point Vicente Interpretive Center, RPV 310-544-5260 / www.whaleofaday.com 


Cherry
Blossom Festival Apr. 15-16
See, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair.
Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm / Barnes Park, Monterey Park 626-307-1388 / www.montereypark.ca.gov 

Rolling Hills Estates Earth Day Celebration Apr. 19
Fun and educational activities and giveaways for all. There will also be FREE paper shredding available, limited to 3 boxes per person. 3:30-6pm / Promenade on the Peninsula 310-377-1577 x111 / www.rollinghillsestates.gov 

California Poppy Festival Apr. 21-23
This event will honor the beauty of the Poppy with live entertainment, amusement park rides, displays, festival food, live animal exhibits, and countless activities for all ages. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds www.cityoflancasterca.org 

Hawaiian Gardens 59th Anniversary CARNIVAL Apr. 21-23
Enjoy live music, food, games, and carnival rides. Fri 5-10pm, Sat/Sun 2-10pm / Furgeson Elementary School 562-420-2641 / www.hgcity.org 

Glendora Earth Day Festival Apr. 22
Bike ride, Workshops, Giveaways, Entertainment, City Hall Departments & Resource Booths, Vendor Booths, Narrated Eco-Tour of Glendora, Recycling Games, Bounce House, Scavenger Hunt, and Face Painting.
9am-1pm / Glendora City Hall  www.cityofglendora.org 

Autism Awareness Walk Apr. 22
Get moving for Autism Awareness Month! Resource fair, entertainment, and raffle prizes.
7-10am / California State University, Carson 310-835-0212 x1465 / https://ci.carson.ca.us 

Calabasas Earth Day Celebration Apr. 23
2-5pm / Las Virgenes Creek on Agoura Rd. 818-224-1600 / www.cityofcalabasas.com


 

Jurassic World: The Exhibition Through Apr. 16

Visitors walk through the world-famous “Jurassic World” gates, explore richly themed environments and encounter life-sized Velociraptors, a Brachiosaurus, and the most fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex.

11am-6pm / Westfield Mission Valley Center www.jurassicworldexhibition.com

 

The Flower Fields Through May 14

The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately 6-8 weeks each year.

9am-6pm / The Flower Fields of Carlsbad  www.theflowerfields.com

 

SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer/Food Festival Mar. 3-Apr. 30 Featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

10am-6pm / SeaWorld San Diego

619-222-4732 / www.seaworld.com/san-diego

 

San Diego Restaurant Week  Mar. 26-Apr. 2

Over 100 participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus starting at just $20 for casual dining all the way to exquisite 5 star meals. The participating restaurants span across the county. www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

 

Art Alive 2023 Mar. 30-Apr. 2

The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser, providing essential support for the Museum’s exhibitions, education, and outreach programs. 8am-6pm / San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park

619-232-7931 / www.sdmart.org/artalive

 

Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals Mar. 31-Apr. 2

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association hosts legendary classic car shows around the US each year bringing together Hot Rodder's of all kinds, families and vintage auto appreciators for weekends of good times. Fri & Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

800-777-1258 / www.good-guys.com/dmn

 

San Diego Crew Classic Mar. 31-Apr. 2

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the SD Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs across the U.S.

6am-7pm / Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay  www.crewclassic.org


East Village Opening Day Block Party Apr. 1

This event honors all things East Village including local small businesses, live music and entertainment, tasty bites, beer and cocktails, local retail vendors, photo opportunities, a variety of fun family-friendly activities, and of course a celebration of East Village’s very own San Diego Padres.

10am-5pm / J St in front of Petco Park

619-546-5636 / www.eastvillagesandiego.com/block-party

 

Hang-ten With the Easter Bunny Apr. 1

Hop on over to the Village for some fun in the sun! Snap a photo of the kids catching a wave with Seaport’s very own Beach Bunny.

11am-4pm / Seaport Village  www.seaportvillage.com

 

Santee Hop Down the Bunny Trail Apr. 1

Great music and interactive fun! Crafts & Activities, Easter Bunny Photos, Bunny Trail Egg Hunt, Carnival Rides, and Giveaways.

10am-1pm / Santee Trolley Square www.cityofsanteeca.gov

 

Race for Autism Apr. 1

Kick off April's Autism Acceptance Month by joining us for the 19th annual Race for Autism SUPERHERO 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk in beautiful Balboa Park. This event attracts thousands of Superheroes from all across SD to promote awareness, shine a spotlight on neurodiversity, and inclusion efforts, and to raise funds to support local autism programs and initiatives. 6:30-11am / Balboa Park www.raceforautism.org

 

America's Schooner Cup Sail aboard State Tall Ship Apr. 1 Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, will race the 142-foot schooner Californian in the 34th annual America’s Schooner Cup.

10am-3pm / Maritime Museum of SD  www.sdmaritime.org

 

Carlsbad 5000 Apr. 2

Features individual 5K races for all ages & abilities, including Men’s & Women’s Masters Divisions, Men’s & Women’s Open Divisions, the Non- Competitive People’s Race, & the world’s fastest Elites. Carlsbad 5000 Health & Fitness Expo and the legendary Pizza Port Beer Garden.

6am-12pm / Carlsbad Village www.carlsbad5000.com

 

Fallbrook Family Health & Wellness Event Apr. 5

Free Easter Baskets and Resources while supplies last for children 2-10. 1:30-4pm / Fallbrook Family Health Center

909-222-9532 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Pucks & Pints Apr. 8

A full day of hockey & craft beer for a purpose! All proceeds raised are donated to local charities. Tickets are only $60 (plus ticket fees) which include your admission to the Brewers Charity game, access to the Craft Beer Festival with food from Phil's BBQ provided & craft beer from local breweries, along with a ticket to the San Diego Gulls vs. Calgary Wranglers! 1-9pm / Pechanga Arena San Diego www.pucksnpints.com

 

San Marcos Bunny Breakfast & Spring Egg Scramble Apr. 8 Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage & orange juice or coffee. The "scramble" includes 20,000 prize-filled eggs. Come early for free children's carnival with games, jumpers, and activities.

8-11:30am / Walnut Grove Park www.san-marcos.net

 

Solana Beach Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt Apr. 8 Free games and refreshments provided. The major event is the Egg Hunt where boys and girls, in third grade or younger, will search for eggs filled with treats and prizes. Please bring your own basket

La Colonia Community Center

858-720-2400 / www.cityofsolanabeach.org

 

Lemon Grove "Egg"stravaganza Egg Hunt Apr. 8

9-11am / Recreation Center: 3131 School Lane 619-825-3800 / www.lemongrove.ca.gov

 

Lilac Festival Apr. 8-23

Weekends only. Fresh cut lilac bouquet sales, hayrides, hoedowns & jug band shows, crafts, candle dipping, farm animal visit, reptile show, archery, tomahawk throwing, slingshot gallery, treasure hunt, and more!

10am-5pm / Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, Santa Ysabel 951-847-1904 / www.fortcross.com/lilac-festival

 

Poway Valley Garden Club

Annual Flower Show & Plant Sale  Apr. 15

Come and see a wide variety of dazzling plants and flowers on display in Templars Hall, or express your own creativity by submitting your own entry. 9am-3pm / Old Poway Park

858-668-4576 / www.poway.org

 

Poway Teen Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt Apr. 15

Join the quest for over one thousand glow-in-the-dark eggs filled with candy, kickin’ gift cards, and tons of boss prizes.

5-9pm / Community Park

858-668-4576 / www.poway.org

 

Salute to the Military Ball Apr. 15

Black tie affair giving Coronado citizens and surrounding business communities an opportunity to show their thanks and support to local military members and their families.

5-11pm / Hotel del Coronado

619-435-9260 / www.coronadochamber.com

 

Celebrate the Craft Apr. 16

The premier culinary festival showcases So Cal’s finest chefs, food artisans, produce, wine, and craft beer. Sip and savor during this unique event to benefit The Ecology Center.

11:30am-3pm / The Lodge at Torrey Pines www.lodgetorreypines.com/celebrate-the-craft

 

Earth Day at the Gardens Apr. 22

Food will be available for purchase courtesy of Amigos de Vista Lions. There will be a plant sale and garden advice from our very own Growgetters. Our garden shop will be open and there will be vendor booths!

10am-3pm / Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, Vista 760-945-3954 / www.altavistabotanicalgardens.org


Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup Apr. 22

In partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego, Green Oceanside will host multiple cleanup sites along Loma Alta and Buena Vista Creek for volunteers to remove debris and litter to help keep O'side classy.

9am-12pm / 300 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside www.cleansd.org

 

La Mesa Earth Day Festival Apr. 22

Arts & crafts, bicycle rodeo, eco-friendly vendors, fix-it clinic, food truck, kids zone with bounce house, and tile painting.

10am-1pm / MacArthur Park

619-463-6611 / www.cityoflamesa.us

 

Green Transpo Expo Apr. 22

Learn about everything from electric cars, bikes and school buses to EV trends, alternative fuels, and home solar & battery storage.

9am-3pm / North County Mall, Escondido 760-745-2125 / www.greaterescondido.org

 

San Diego EarthFest  Apr. 22

Presented by Vegan Food Popup. Featuring over 100 eco-friendly food, product and service vendors as well as environmental, conservation and animal rescue groups. Food & Drink Samples, Live Music and DJs, Speakers and Demos, Games and Prizes, Kid-Friendly Activities.

12-4pm / Balboa Park www.eventbrite.com

 

Lemon Grove Arbor Day Event Apr. 22

10am-12pm / Treganza Heritage Park 619-825-3800 / www.lemongrove.ca.gov

 

Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego Apr. 23

The festival features a timed Gran Fondo with 3 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, The Bike & Fitness Expo. Challenging and inspiring routes, outstanding ride support, delicious food on course, followed by an Italian Feast at the Finish.

7:15am-5pm / Little Italy www.sdgranfondo.com

 

San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon, 5K & 10K Apr. 23 Run through San Diego’s most beautiful beaches, picturesque bays, iconic resorts, and must-see destinations. After you cross the finish line, the celebration begins with a bayside festival featuring live music, a craft beer garden, a vendor village and an awards ceremony for top finishers.

6:30am-2:30pm / Tecolote Shores Park www.sandiegobeachandbayhalfmarathon.com

 

Fallbrook Avocado Festival Apr. 23

Craft & food vendors, artisan walk, free shuttles, beer & wine garden, live bands, guacamole contest, stage entertainment, and kids activities.

9am-5pm / Main Avenue www.kennedyfaires.com/fallbrook

 

Lakeside Rodeo Apr. 27-30

The El Capitan Stadium Association (Lakeside Rodeo) is a Non-Profit 501 c3. Working Together to Benefit the Youth of Lakeside.

See website for schedule. / Lakeside Rodeo Arena 619-561-4331 / www.lakesiderodeo.com

 

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade Apr. 29

Numerous cultural exhibits, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances are eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego.

10am-5pm / 6900 Linda Vista Road www.lindavistafair.org

 

Lakeside Western Days Parade Apr. 29

A long-time tradition of celebrating our Lakeside Rodeo and Western heritage. We are so HAPPY to be able to continue to host this great community tradition!! Our theme this year is "Fighting for Justice".

9:35am-12pm / Main Street www.LakesideChamber.org

 


Registration will begin April 3rd. All potential buyers will need to submit some documents, along with a CalHFA pre-approval letter from a lender as part of CalHFA's registration requirements.

Registration will close on April 29th. Shortly after, they will begin issuing vouchers in a lottery style to the winners. Each voucher lasts for 90 days so buyers who receive one will need to move quickly on their purchases.

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