April 2024 Events Calendar

Danielle Snyder April 9, 2024

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Through Apr. 28

Indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes ranging from savory foods with a boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts 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. In addition to the numerous food and drink offerings, the event offers a wide selection of local crafters, live music, musical stage shows, and fun activities.
See website for schedule. / Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park www.knotts.com/events/boysenberry-festival

Kidstock: Family

Music & Arts Festival Apr. 3-7 & 10-14
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

Jack's Surfboards Pro Apr. 4-7

A men's and women's Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 event. Watch as the top surfers of the world compete to qualify for the World Surfing League. There will also be a huge festival including more than 55 surf lifestyle vendors with fun activations throughout the 4 days.
7am-5pm / Huntington Beach Pier www.jackssurfboards.com

South County Pet Expo Apr. 6

Be sure to dust off your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts because this year’s event will be luau-themed.
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park 949-858-1000 / www.adoptocpets.org

Tustin Community Yard Sale Apr. 6

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis and are due by Friday, March 29.
8am-12pm / Civic Center Parking Lot 714-573-3326 / www.tustinca.org/tprd

Spring SoCal Corgi Beach Day Apr. 6

There will be brand new contests and events, new vendors and sponsors, interactive pet/owner selfie stations, activities and fun for all, and more! 10am-3pm / 100 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach www.socalcorgibeachday.com

Walk MS Apr. 6

Walk MS 2024 includes a powerful new experience where you’ll witness how your support changes the lives of people with MS and gets us closer to our ultimate goal: a cure. Whether you live with MS, love someone who does, or are a part of the wider community, you can proudly display your role in the movement and be celebrated for the important part you play. 7:30am / Experian, Costa Mesa
800-486-6762 / https://events.nationalmssociety.org

Brea Pet Expo Apr. 6

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! Pets will not be admitted.
9am-3pm / Brea Community Center www.ci.brea.ca.us

OC Pet & Reptile Expo Apr. 6-7

Featuring more animal experts, breeders, pet rescues and our all-new Terrarium Building Workshop. Bring the family out for 2 fun-filled days of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, cats, dogs, wildlife exhibits and support local rescues and shelters by adopting pets looking for a new home.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.centralvalleyreptileexpo.com

Camino Health Center Golf Classic  Apr. 8

Join us for an 8:00 am shotgun start, individual and team prizes (scramble format), a luncheon, awards, and much more. What better place to compete, connect, and play FORE a worthy cause!
8am / Tijeras Creek Golf Club, RSM www.caminohealthcenter.org/2024-golf-classic

Lake Forest Business Expo Apr. 12

Marketing Toolkit Workshop. Learn to grow your business and receive tangible tools for success.
9:30am-2pm / Lake Forest Civic Center
949-583-9639 / www.lakeforestcachamber.com

Denim & Diamonds Gala  Apr. 12

The event, organized by the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, promises to be a night full of excitement, featuring live music, a silent auction, wine wheel, photobooth, and board ceremonies. Attire: Western attire (dressy casual).
Senior Center in Central Park
714-536-8888 / www.hbchamber.com

GardenFest Apr. 13

San Clemente’s Biggest, Best Plant Sale and Garden/Household Goods Flea Market. Waterwise Plants, California Native Plants, Succulents, Cactus, Perennials, Annuals, Herbs, as well as an assortment of other types of plants. You can expect to find Potted Plant Arrangements too!
8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center www.sanclementegardenclub.com

Paws in the Park Apr. 13

There will be plenty to bark about at this event featuring pet-related vendors, rescue groups, DJ and games, crafts, and activities.
10am-12:30pm / Town Green, Ladera Ranch 949-388-8300 / https://laderalife.com

Springtime in Paris Boutique Apr. 13

Immerse yourself in the allure of Parisian charm as you peruse hand- sculpted treasures crafted by our talented local artisans and crafters. Featuring over 50+ vendors, our boutique offers an array of quirky and irresistible gifts.
8am-4pm / Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo 949-830-7066 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Race on the Base Apr. 13

The ever-popular UWS Race on the Base Reverse Sprint Triathlon and 5K Walk/Run is returning.
Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
562-430-1073 / www.raceonthebaselosal.com

Irvine Celebrate Earth Day Apr. 13

Guided hikes, a compost demo, and interactive activities and presentations offered by the city and partner agencies.
11am-2pm / Quail Hill Community Center  www.cityofirvine.org

Imaginology  Apr. 13-14

A free family event produced by OC Fair staff that focuses on STEAM education and hands-on learning. Children, teens, families and school groups dig into science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Imaginology features makeshops, demonstrations, competitions, hands- on activities and entertainment, as well as food and fun.
10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center www.ocfair.com

Veggiepalooza Plant Sale  Apr. 18-20

Over 200 varieties of vegetables and herbs to choose from. All of the plants offered for sale are grown right here at the Arboretum!
Thu-Fri 12-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm / Fullerton Arboretum https://arboretum.fullerton.edu

Garden Bros Nuclear Circus Apr. 18-21

The very best performers from over 22 countries make up this action jammed, fast paced 100-minute performance in a Theatrical 5-ring setting, featuring the Human Cannonball, Aerial Artists, The Wheel of Death, Motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, Clowns, Jugglers, and dogs.
See website for schedule. / OC Fair & Event Center 941-343-2378 / www.gardenbrosnuclearcircus.com

Newport Beach Int'l Boat Show Apr. 18-21

Both on-water and on-land exhibitions, activations and entertainment, the reimagined show will transform Lido Marina into a beautiful European coastal experience for all to enjoy.
Lido Marina Village www.nbibs.com

OC Japan Fair Apr. 19-21

Enjoy the experience of tasting, shopping and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be a cosplay show, tuna cutting show, popular Japanese artists/comedian performances, traditional instrument performances, games, kimono models meet and greet and more!
OC Fair & Event Center www.oc-japanfair.com


Celebrate UCI - Annual Open House Apr. 20

Enjoy a fun-filled festival in the heart of campus, meet current and new students, take a campus tour, and get to know your new home.
UCI Campus, Irvine https://admissions.uci.edu

Laguna Niguel Earth Day Celebration Apr. 20

Volunteers are needed to plant, weed, and clean in the Niguel Botanical Preserve. Plants and Herbs will also be available for sale in the Amphitheater. All proceeds go to support the Niguel Botanical Preserve.
8:30-11:30am / Crown Valley Park
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Teen Expo Apr. 20

Southland Credit Union Elevate Teen Expo is a personal development conference for middle and high school teens in partnership with Casa Youth Shelter, The Youth Center, Orange County Healthy Agency, and Summer Harvest Food for Kids. Participants will spend the whole day in educational, fun, interactive sessions led by local professionals.
8am-3pm / Los Alamitos Community Center 562-430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

OC Wine Fest Apr. 20-21

Enjoy 3 hours of wine tasting from 30+ wineries pouring 100+ wines. See website for schedule. / OC Fair & Event Center www.orangecountywinefest.com

Bolsa Chica's Earth Day Festival  Apr. 21

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with live animals, learn about pollution and wetland ecology, test the water quality, and much more! Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also include a jump tent and guided tours of the reserve!
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center, HB 714-846-1114 / www.bolsachica.org

Festival of Nations Apr. 27

Features carnival rides, attractions, and games, alongside cultural entertainment throughout the event. A variety of Food Trucks will also be available. The Festival of Nations highlights the rich culture and heritage of Southern California and specifically celebrates the unique demographic of La Palma. Hometown Parade from 10:30-11:30am.
10:30am-4:30pm / La Palma Central Park 760-690-3300 / www.cityoflapalma.org

Santa Ana Fun Run Apr. 27

The event will include a 5k, 10k, and kid’s dash. 6am-1pm / Santa Ana Stadium
714-647-5400 / www.santa-ana.org

JamFest & Summer Camp Expo  Apr. 27

Live music by Vengance, balloon twister, air-brush tattoo, rock wall, fun photo ops, camp instructor meet and greets, and much more.
11am-2pm / Aliso Viejo Ranch www.avcity.org

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour Apr. 27-28

Tour beautiful, vintage homes and gardens, shop the Street of Treasures, relax at the Beer & Wine Garden, dine at the food court, view a display of classic motor cars, enjoy live entertainment and more.
10am-4pm / Historic Floral Park, Santa Ana www.floralpark.com

SURFscape 2024 Apr. 27-28

The ultimate consumer experience focused around surfing and adjacent adventures. Anchored by leading brands in the surf industry, attendees will be introduced to new products for their next adventure, workshops to get the best out of their equipment, and immerse themselves in all things surf, coastal adventures, and the outdoors.
Huntington Beach City Parking Lot www.surfscape.com

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