April Events in Orange County 2018
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.
Time/Place: 11:30am-1pm / Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
Contact: 949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.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.
Time/Place: 7am / Orange County Great Park
Contact: 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!
Time/Place: 12-3pm / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center
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!
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Huntington Dog Beach
Contact: 562-335-7674 / www.socalcorgination.com
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.
Time/Place: 3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws
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.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Left Coast Brewing Co.: 1245 Puerta Del Sol
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Contact: 714-536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com
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.
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center
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.
Time/Place: Lantern Bay Park, Dana Point
Contact: 800-936-3126 / www.californiawinefestival.com
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.
Time/Place: 8:30-11:30am / Crown Valley Community Park
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 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.
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Cordova Park: 26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo
Contact: 949-470-3010 / www.cityofmissionviejo.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.
Time/Place: Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
Contact: 949-253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.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.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
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.
Time/Place: Village Green at Oso Viejo Park, Mission Viejo
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Sports Complex at Talbert and Goldenwest
Contact: 714-375-5023 / www.tastehb.com