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April 14-17


Los Alamitos Spring Carnival

April 16. The City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department is holding its annual MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Spring Carnival. The event offers egg hunts, face painting, carnival games, vendor booths, bounce houses, photo area with Peter Rabbit and more. Little Cottonwood Park, Farquhar Avenue, Los Alamitos.

Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day

April 16. The City of Huntington Beach Community and Library Services Department and the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach presents the Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day.Stop by and hunt for candy, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, play a game at the many game booths, learn about summer camps and classes offered through Community Services, and enjoy the live band. Sports Complex at Huntington Central Park, 18100 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach.

Food + Drink Easter Special

Waterfront Easter Brunch

April 17. Billy’s at the Beach will be offering Easter brunch specials featuring the full Billy’s at the Beach brunch, lunch, and dinner menu. This is in addition to the exclusive Easter menu including Hawaiian french toast, crab benedict, seafood tower, and thick-sliced honey-baked ham. Pair the specials with Billy’s signature cocktails like the World Famous Mai Tai and Bloody Mary and enjoy the breathtaking waterfront views with friends and family. 2751 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, 949.722.1100.

Easter Brunch and Dinner at Solstice

April 17. During Easter Brunch, Solstice’s sprawling courtyard will be filled with large-format games for guests of all ages. The kitchen will offer Easter Dinner featuring a Roasted Lamb Chop special with spiraled potatoes, apricot marmalade, balsamic-mint lamb jus. During both lunch and dinner services, all kids will receive a housemade Rice Krispie Easter Egg. 18555 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, 949.241.7088.

Brunch and Music at Bayside

April 17. Celebrate Easter with family and friends at Bayside Restaurant this year, with its renowned Sunday Champagne Brunch and Supper. This year, Bayside offers a three-course prix-fixe menu for both brunch and supper, along with live music and a view of the harbor. Enjoy dishes such as compressed hickory-smoked salmon and braised short rib hash for brunch (and don’t forget the Champagne – it’ll be flowing), or oven-roasted chicken breast or American Kurobata pork chop for supper. Brunch seatings are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. . 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.

Easter at The Blind Pig

April 17. Your Easter egg hunt should be difficult, figuring out Easter plans shouldn’t be. With EGG-CELENT Easter brunch specials such as Cheese and Leek Omelette, Brick French Toast, and Davis’ World Famous Chilaquiles offered at both locations (Yorba Linda and Rancho Santa Margarita) In addition to The Blind Pig’s holiday offers, you can also find their usual lineup of chef-driven New American cuisine, award-winning cocktails, and $15 Bottomless Mimosas. More information at the

Earth Day Dinner and Guest Speaker Event

April 21. “The Water Man is Coming Home to CdM” with a stunning Earth Day event featuring Copalli Rum, Stone Brewery, Melissa’s Produce, Jade Tiger Tea, and Hay Straws. Enjoy a cocktail hour to visit vendor booths, while enjoying appetizers and drinks followed by a 2-course meal with guest Speaker John Picard, a sustainability pioneer. Cocktail hour from 6-7 and dinner 7:15-9 p.m. Reservations can be made here. 3801 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, 949.760.0331.

Arts + Culture


April 16. Mixing Hawaiian classics with original songs, Waipuna (“spring water”) brings a fresh and contemporary energy to the island sound, preserving tradition while moving it into the 21st century. Winner of eight Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawaiʻiʻs Grammy), Waipuna is an exciting collaboration of three talents: David Kamakahi, Kale Hannahs, and Matthew Sproat, all hailing from celebrated Hawaiian musical families. 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine. 949.854.4646

Photo credits: Solstice courtesy of Outshine Public Relations. Billy’s at the Beach courtesy of ACE Public Relations. Bling Pig courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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