It's that time of year, when all the flowers are in bloom and the sun shines warmly - and in Southern California I know we are all ready for it! With Spring time of course comes many fun Easter and Spring related events around Orange County that allow children and families to celebrate the season change. At Sunshine Smiles we decided to round up a list of the best 10 Easter/Spring related events so you could see all of your options in one place. All events are in Orange County, a few even in our home city of Mission Viejo! So grab your calendar and get to putting some fun on your agenda!
*Events listed in chronological order
Mad Hatter Children's Tea Party
Location: Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
21472 Avenida De Los Fundadores, Rancho Santa Margarita
Date & Time: Saturday March 23,2019 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $10 per person (maximum of 6 tickets per household, children under 12 months are free)
Info: A chance to dress in your best High Tea attire and enjoy a beautiful tea time complete with lunch and treats, plus photo opportunities, games, and crafts. Must purchase tickets before hand prior to Friday, March 15 by calling 949-858-1390.
Learn More: For more information visit the SAMLARC information page.
Bunny Blast: A Seuss Eggstravaganza
Location: El Toro Park
23701 Los Alisos Blvd., Lake Forest
Date & Time: April 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Cost: $10 for a wristband (unlimited games and rides, CASH only!)
Info: A Dr. Seuss festival sure to please any child, complete with games, rides, music, and egg collecting stations for the first 1,000 participants!
Learn More: Visit The Lake Forest Facebook Page For More Information
Spring Celebration And Pancake Breakfast
Location: Aliso Viejo Grand Park/ Town Center Amphitheater
6101 City Lights Dr., Aliso Viejo
Date & Time: April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Cost: There is no cost - however to register for the Egg Hunt you must be a dues paying Aliso Viejo Community Association member
Info: This celebration is open to the public (except for the Egg Hunt which is for AVCA members only) and includes a pancake breakfast, face painting, photo opportunities with Peter Rabbit, balloon twisting and more!
Learn More: To get all the details check out the event flyer from the AVCA
Location: Chapparosa Park
25191 Chapparosa Park Rd., Laguna Niguel
Date & Time: Saturday April 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Info: Come see the Easter Bunny and enjoy games, crafts, face painting, and a "Touch A Truck" experience where children can interact with actual city work trucks!
Learn More: To learn more visit the City of Laguna Niguel website
Easter Garden Party
Location: Kaleidoscope Courtyard
27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo
Date & Time: Saturday April 13, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Info: More information to come.
Learn More: View the details as soon as they are published on the Kaleidoscope Event Page
Mayor's Egg Roll On The Civic Green
Location: Civic Green
100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach
Date & Time: Saturday April 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Info: Enjoy sack races, egg races, bunny photos, bounce houses, train rides, treats and more as the city of Newport Beach celebrates spring time!
Learn More: Visit the city of Newport Beach event calendar for more information
Etnies Egg-cellent Egg Hunt & Festival Of Colors
Location: Etnies Skatepark
20028 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest
Date & Time: April 20, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 per person
Info: This promises to be a fun and memorable event with an egg hunt (one for those 4 years and younger as well as one for kids all ages), bounce houses, games, crafts, and a color blast (so come dressed to be covered in color!). Egg hunt begins at 11:15 and color blast begins at noon!
Learn More: Visit The City Of Lake Forest for more information and to register for the event!
Location: Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
Date & Time: Saturday April 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Info: This celebration has it all: carnival games, bunny photo opportunities, crafts, bubble making, a petting zoo, live music, and an egg hunt for children 11 and under!
Learn More: To get more information visit the Saddleback Valley Calendar of Events
Pretend City Children's Museum Easter Celebration
Location: Pretend City Children's Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine
Date & Time: Saturday April 20, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: All activities included with the price of admission - $13.75 per person over 12 months old (12 months and younger are free)
Info: Enjoy special dancing, music, games, a special Bunny character appearance, and egg decorating/crafts in addition to all the fun exhibits already in place at the museum!
Learn More: See the Pretend City Children's Museum website for more information
Location: Vista Hermosa Sports Park
987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente
Date & Time: Saturday April 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: Per city flyer - "nominal fees apply"
Info: So much fun to be had at this family friendly celebration: bunny visits, bubble roller races, train rides, face painting, food trucks, petting zoo, games, slides, Egg Hunt
Learn More: Visit the City of San Clemente events flyer
Dr. Mikaeya Kalantari has been a practicing pediatric dentist for over 7 years working in both the children's hospital setting and private practice. She has had a wealth of experience treating children of all ages, and medical conditions. When it comes to serving children, she feels the importance of communication between the dentist and parent can not be emphasized enough. Dr. Kalantari practices in her family owned dental office in Mission Viejo, California.