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April 6-9

Easter Weekend Events

Easter Eggstravaganza at the Market

April 6. Hop over to Anaheim for an Easter Weekend kickoff celebration. Head to the Center Street Promenade for some Easter treats, decor, and FREE activities at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market. Thursday, at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 435 W Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805. For more information, call 714.956.3586.

Laguna Beach All-Day Easter Event

April 9. Hop over to Montage Laguna Beach’s expansive cliffside lawns for a classic Easter brunch with all of the fixings, including carving stations, a raw bar, desserts and more, complete with two egg hunts, activities for children, and live entertainment. Sunday, at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $235 per adult and $65 per child. 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 866.271.6953.

Food + Drink + Easter

Oceanside Easter Brunch

April 9. Brunch better this Easter at OEB Breakfast Co. in Newport Beach. Guests can enjoy dishes such as gnocchi breakfast carbonara or French toast trifle. Dive into dishes like the confit de canard, made with poached eggs, duck fat fried herb potatoes, asiago, sous-vide duck confit, cranberry jam, and brown butter hollandaise. Open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 1104 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, 949.438.7337.

Sunday at Fable & Spirit

April 9. This Easter Sunday, Fable & Spirit Executive Chef David Shofner sets the tone with an elevated take on classic brunch favorites. Standout offerings include wood-fired shakshuka, house-smoked salmon, and more. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made here. Starts Sunday, brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and dinner will be offered from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 3441 Via Lido, Suite A, Newport Beach, 949.409.9913.

Saturday Afternoon Tea

April 8. Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault is offering a special Easter-inspired Saturday Afternoon Tea Service. Bring out-of-town family and friends to enjoy Knife Pleat’s noted Tea Service with a selection of expertly selected teas, alongside fresh scones, elegantly composed tea sandwiches and other luxury savory items, and exquisite hand-made desserts – all with festive Easter holiday flair. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. 3333 Bristol St., Suite 3001, Costa Mesa.

Everywhere Tap Takeover

April 6. Bring the entire family, including the dogs, to South Orange County’s premier taproom for a special tap takeover. Everywhere Beer Co. is coming to OC Local Taproom for an afternoon to showcase their beloved brews. Enjoy $6 pints of all Everywhere Tap’s offerings on tap all day long and soak up the weather on the large outdoor patio filled with bar games, cornhole, and more. Times vary. 30100 Town Center Drive, Suite A, Laguna Niguel.

Celebrate National Beer Day at Puesto

April 7. In honor of National Beer Day, Puesto will be offering all of its SoCal-brewed beers for only $5 each at all four Orange County locations. The Puesto Clara, Puesto Negra (Great American Beer Festival Silver Medalist), Puesto Amber, and Puesto IPA will be flowing all day alongside their tasty food offerings. Find Puesto’s menu, Orange County locations, and hours online at

Tiki Easter Enjoyment

April 9. Celebrate Easter by enjoying a tiki-style brunch at Mah Jong’s by Chef Mike at the Collage Culinary Experience, a global dining collective located exclusively at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza. The Tiki Brunch menu offers creative cocktails themed from the Hawaiian Islands and ten brunch entrées. Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Collage Culinary Experience, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, 949.295.3841.

Arts + Culture

NP Market

Easter-Inspired Dreamer’s Market Pop-Up Shop Event

April 8. The Trade Market Place will offer a selection of vendors for guests to shop from, showcasing handmade items such as jewelry, candles, and much more. In addition, face painting will be available from Mamma Mia Face Painting between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and TRADE’s chef-driven eateries will be open during the market for guests to indulge in their favorite lunch dishes while shopping. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 2222 Michelson Drive, Irvine.

Photo credits: Montage Laguna Bech courtesy of FINN Partners. Trade Marketplace courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations. Mah Jong’s courtesy of The ACE Agency. Knife Pleat, Puesto, and Fable & Spirit courtesy of Moxxe Public Relations. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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