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MARCH 19 - MAY 9: Celebrate the Spring season at Roger's Gardens! Discover the world of nature, gardening and home décor inspirations. Bring nature and beauty into your garden and home.
APRIL 1-25: Visit MainPlace Mall for their Earth Day Scavenger Hunt! Enter to win a tote bag filled with goodies and a $500 gift card to a mall retailer of your choice.
APRIL 2 - MAY 2: Enjoy a 50,000+ square foot oasis flooded with colorfully sweet installations, oversized props, art displays, custom parade floats, whimsical sets, countless photo ops, performances, immersive tunnels, geodesic domes, and multiple candy-powered interactions.
APRIL 19-25: The Outdoor Adventure Hunt is an active and family-friendly activity that exercises the mind and body. Using GPS and QR code technology, players will navigate their way to designated marker points hidden in Orange County.
APRIL 19-25: To celebrate Earth Day and the beauty of California native blooms, California Garden Horticulturist Layla Valenzuela will create a display featuring both real wildflowers and hand-crafted paper flowers.
APRIL 24 - MAY 23: TASTE: Strawberry is designed for families to enjoy an immersive experience of art, music, flavor, and fun. Follow the strawberry’s journey as you learn, play and taste your way through three multi-sensory stations. After visiting each station, you'll get to pick your own strawberries.
MARCH 1 - MAY 9: Discover North San Diego's world-renowned spring experience for the past 40 years. Stroll through 50 acres of giant, colorful ranunculus flowers. New this year, is their 2 acre U-Pick Blueberry Patch. Take an antique tractor tour around the fields, visit the gardens, maze and more.
MARCH 11 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2021: Butterflies are taking flight at the museum! Walk among beautiful butterflies in our seasonal Butterfly Pavilion. This springtime exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, colorful native plants, and plenty of natural light to help you see these creatures shimmer.
SELECT DATES, MARCH 5 - MAY 2: Sip and sample your way around the world of international flavors, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances along the way. Enjoy over 125 food and drink options from around the world.
SELECT DATES, MARCH 5 - MAY 2: While the theme park remains closed, the food and merchandise-focused outdoor event offers over 80 boysenberry-infused food and drink items. You'll also find handmade and personalized gifts from over 20 artisan local crafters offering unique boysenberry items.
APRIL 1 - JULY 31: Visit South Coast Botanic Garden for this new exhibit featuring an immersive butterfly pavilion, an emergence chamber with caterpillars and pupae, and new garden plantings of tulips, pollinators, and other butterfly-attracting flowers.
SELECT DATES, MARCH 5 - MAY 2: Enjoy LEGOLAND's most popular outdoor playgrounds, including Hideaways in Castle Hill and DUPLO Playtown. Young builders can take part in special building activities, design their own LEGO minifigure cut out, or test their luck in the I-Spy Miniland U.S.A. Scavenger Hunt.
SUNDAY, APRIL 25: Come out and enjoy some fun and shop small from your local community. Pet-friendly, kid-friendly, live music, photo ops, and food.
SUNDAY, APRIL 25: Join Bowers Museum virtually to celebrate this traditional Japanese tradition with art, music and dance. Learn how to create a Bonsai tree, fold paper into an origami shape, and design an Ikebana Floral arrangement.
TUESDAYS: Nearly 50 vendors will be spread across the first three blocks of Main Street and including sections of Walnut and Olive streets. Unique crafters, local farmers and specialty packaged foods will provide a welcome range of products and services designed to attract all ages.
APRIL 30 - MAY 2 and MAY 5: Cinco de Mayo picture pony and photo booth. No appointment needed.
EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Visit Rockin' Jump OC for Neon Jump Night featuring special strobes, black lights, and music. Wear white or glow-in-the-dark outfits to stand out. Pricer per jumper is $21 for 2 hours.
SATURDAYS, JANUARY 16 - MAY 1: This gentle, all-levels yoga series explores a nature-based theme each week with a correlating technique. Bring your own mats and blankets.
MAY 1 & 8: Meet and greet with a princess, take part in etiquette lessons, and enjoy a tea party with tea sandwiches, scones, and savory pastries.
FIRST SATURDAYS: Join OC Parks' trained staff on the first Saturday of the month for an easy 1.1-mile early morning hike to the park's coastal redwood grove. You will use your five senses to engage with nature as you stroll to the redwoods.
MAY 1-2: Join Pretend City for a spaced-out day of Star Wars activities as we celebrate May the Fourth Be With You! Discover the force at play in the Art Studio as guests combine science and art to create out-of-this-world designs using magnets and motion. Enjoy meet and greets from Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion. Train and use lightsaber skills in the Junior Jedi Academy. Dress in your best Star Wars outfit and receive $1 off admission.
SATURDAYS, MAY 1-29: Learn about tidepools, whales and grunion, then hatch your own baby grunion, all while wiggling your toes in the sand! Sessions begin at 10am, 10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am. Reservations recommended.
SATURDAY, MAY 1: See hundreds of restored, vintage trucks—from semis to pickups to delivery vehicles and farm and fire equipment – in addition to rolling locomotives and street cars. An incredible variety of antique transportation equipment will be on display for your viewing enjoyment
SATURDAY - SUNDAY, MAY 1-2: Grab your familia and head over to historic Old Town to spice up your weekend for Fiesta Old Town Mercado—a Cinco de Mayo artisan mercado and dining extravaganza! Enjoy restaurant specials, celebrations, and live entertainment.
SATURDAY, MAY 1: Enjoy classic and vintage cars, musical entertainment, live pinstriping demos, vintage fashion sale, food trucks, and Hot Wheels giveaways for kids and teens, limit one per child/teen.
SATURDAY, MAY 1: Enjoy a Flying Demo of the Museum's General Motors TBM "Avenger" torpedo bomber.
Kids, ages 5 and up, learn how to make tacos three different ways: Carne Asada, Chicken Fajitas & Cheesecake Tacos with fruit compote!
Saturdays, June 5-26: Enjoy a 4-hour, round-trip vintage train ride adventure!Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies, TV shows and commercials. Includes two fun stops to explore along the route.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5: Enjoy free tacos and drinks, live music and DJ, raffle, giveaways, carnival games, barnyard animals and more. Sponsored by Rosy Dental, open to the whole community.
THURSDAY, MAY 6: Drive through The Muck parking lot to pick a free art kit with everything you need to create your own quilt square. Recommended for adults, teens, and kids 10+.
MAY 6-8: Purchase a Tea Party To-Go bag online and pick up at the library. Bag includes instruction sheets, paper tea cup craft, mermaid crown craft, pearl bracelet craft, ocean slime craft, bingo game, scavenger hunt game, decorations, mermaid punch drink mix, gift cards, and more!
FRIDAY, MAY 7: Come cook with mom! This fun workshop teaches Lil' Chefs to follow a recipe, learn knife skills, and how to make yummy food while having fun and cooking with Mom. On the menu is Pizza on a Stick (with homemade pizza dough), Anti-Pasta Salad, and Strawberry Trifles.
SATURDAY, MAY 8: Spend a day on the ranch for Mother's Day. Enjoy pony rides, ranch tour, pet goats and chickens, roses for mom, fun games and activities.
SATURDAY, MAY 8: Spend the day with Pretend City for some special mommy bonding as we enjoy arts and activities. Create a special floral keepsake and enjoy a Mother's Day story time.
SATURDAY, MAY 8: Come cook with mom! This fun workshop teaches Lil' Chefs to follow a recipe, learn knife skills, and how to make yummy food while having fun and cooking with Mom. On the menu is Blueberry Angel Food Cupcakes, Fruit Salad Trifles with Honey Yogurt, and Bacon Breakfast Empanadas.
SATURDAY, MAY 8: Shop for locally crafted goods, enjoy tasty treats, and live music on the newly closed Pine Ave. pedestrian walk. Enjoy a flower bouquet station, photo back drop, and more.
SATURDAY, MAY 8: Come meet Princess Ariel at Town Green in Ladera Ranch. Event is free, but tips for the performer are appreciated.
SUNDAY, MAY 9: Treat Mom to a relaxing two-hour coastal cruise aboard OCean Adventures Catamaran. Depart from Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. MOMosas, champagne, fresh fruit, juice, pastries and muffins will be served.
SUNDAY, MAY 9: Enjoy a picnic in the Central Courtyard of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Book a picnic space and bring your own meal -OR- book through Pacific Picnic Company to create a picnic experience that includes seating, decor, and a meal.
SUNDAY, MAY 9: Mothers will receive a free Extreme Feed, where you get to feed one of the many big cats at Forever Wild.
SUNDAY, MAY 9: Take mom out for a ride in one of ADM's classic cars and enjoy wine and chocolate sampling.
MAY 14-16: Jurassic Trails and Tales steps back in time to the era of Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Raptor, and the ever dangerous T-Rex! The cost is $40 per group with a maximum of 8 in a group, and 1 reserved parking spot per group is included. Reservations are required, drop-ins will not be permitted.
FRIDAY, MAY 14: Visit Pretend City for free developmental screenings. ASQ Developmental Check-Ups assesses speech, motor, cognitive and social areas (first-come, first-served basis). Dental screenings also available.
WEEKEND, MAY 15-16: Take a peek at the inner workings of vintage aircrafts and automobiles.
SATURDAY, MAY 15: Create a pretty painting of a sunflower. You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of a beautiful sunflower and use simple step by step watercolor techniques to create your own botanical portrait
SATURDAY, MAY 15: Muzeo is welcoming guests back for a soft opening and pop-up event with the magical Museum of Make Believe! Enjoy booths with creative crafts, activities, and tasty treats. Gather around the stage for live entertainment and stories told by local authors, shadow puppetry, magicians, and an otherworldly demonstration of a magic lantern.
SUNDAY, MAY 16: Join Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation virtually for the 23rd Annual Reaching for the Cure event! Voted #1 in Orange County, this “must-do” event will feature new ways to engage outside the limits of an in-person experience through a mobile application, movement challenges, and more.
EVERY THIRD SUNDAY: Grab your leash and your fur babies and head to the Garden! During special dog walking hours, you’re invited to bring your four-legged friends to the 87 acres of the Garden.
SUNDAY, MAY 16: Watch live performances and enjoy springtime activities on the Argyros Plaza. Activities include springtime-themed cookie decorating, create your own mini herb garden, decorate and wear a pair of butterfly wings, and more!
THURSDAY, MAY 20: Learn how adobes are maintained and how to repair sun-dried bricks. Students will also explore how water can lead to erosion and experiment with different ways of minimizing that type of environmental damage.