With all the wonderful rain has come the blossoms of spring! A little ahead of “April showers bringing May flowers” but the showers of March have brought not only April flowers but also some great April events (one of which featuring free pancakes!).
Mission Fine Art Gallery Artist Studio Sale Apr. 5-7
Artists are bringing in their sketches and small hidden treasures for sale at greatly reduced prices.
31760 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano
Walk MS Apr. 6 / 7 am
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.
Orange County Great Park, Irvine
Disaster Preparedness Expo Apr. 6 / 10am-2pm
Emergency response vehicles, equipment, displays, and informational booths. Ready America will also feature the “Big Shaker,” the world’s largest mobile earthquake simulator.
Tustin Hangar, Tustin
Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival Apr. 6-7 / 1-9pm
A weekend filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling, and live music! Up to four hours of unlimited craft beer tastings featuring over 150 craft beers.
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Wild West Steamfest Apr. 6-7 / 11am-7pm
Serves to celebrate two worlds merged – The Old West & Steampunk. This event will include a beer garden and vendors, panels, Faro, Tea Dueling Blacksmith, costume contest, gold mining, and living history tours.
Heritage Museum of OC, Santa Ana
Green Scene Plant and Garden Show Apr. 6-7 / 10am-4pm
This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County focused exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.
Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton
Bolsa Chica’s Earth Day Festival Apr. 13 / 10am-3pm
The festival will include educational activity booths, tours, food, a bounce house and more! Don’ t miss out on the eco-friendly fun!
Conservancy Interpretive Center, Huntington Beach
San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest Apr. 13 / 12-5pm
Mico-Brews from all over Southern California – Enjoy Micro-Brew sampling, home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment.
Left Coast Brewing Co., San Clemente
Gardenfest Apr. 13 / 8am-2pm
Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, San Clemente Art Association’s Garden and Flower Show painting competition, Butterfly Habitat Education and Water Smart Program.
San Clemente Community Center, San Clemente
Oak | Laguna Beach | Easter Brunch Apr. 21 / 10am-3pm
Complimentary Deep Dish Pancake* when you mention Cesi Pagano & Associates!
*with purchase of an entree – one per table.
Other items featured for this brunch include Avocado Toast – (smashed avocado, balsamic drizzle, feta cheese, cherry tomato, fried egg, lemon pepper), Maple Sausage Benedict – (Biscuit, sausage gravy, poached egg, crispy onions), and 12 oz prime rib – (Asparagus, mashed potatoes, horseradish cream, poached egg). Full menu can be found on their website closer to the date. This is a meal you will not want to miss!
Newport Beach Film Festival Apr. 25-May 2
The Festival annually hosts several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience.
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, & Santa Ana
SCC &Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Apr. 26
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Santiago Canyon College for a day of golf on a world-class course.
Tustin Ranch Golf Club
Dana Point California Wine Festival Apr. 26-27 / Fri 6:30-9pm, Sat 12-4pm
Wine lovers find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. A live band keeps the beat all day.
Yacht Club & Lantern Bay Park, Dana Point
Pet Expo Apr. 26-28
Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions, and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, and miniature horses. Pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
Doheny Wood Apr. 27 / 8am-3pm
The 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.
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
Floral Park Home & Garden Tour Apr. 27-28 / 10am-4pm
Stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, search for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, view the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoy a snack at the food and drink concessions.
Flora Park, Santa Ana
Taste of Huntington Beach Apr. 28 / 12-4pm
A unique sampling of favorite local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with the finest wines in California, all in the name of charity! Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library.
Sports Complex at Talbert & Goldenwest, Huntington Beach