Orange County

Weekend roundup

March 28-31


Field Trip Fest

March 30.  Enjoy a full day of craft beer tasting from 40+ of SoCal’s top breweries, delicious bites from local food vendors, VW Bus Show presented by South County Bus Society, and folk, roots and Americana live music on two stages. Tickets may be purchased here. Saturday at 1 p.m. Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, 30753 Avenida La Pata, Rancho Mission Viejo.

Spring Eggstravaganza

March 30. Join in for this free event filled with spring fun for everyone. Bring your basket and camera to enjoy a petting zoo, bounce houses, train rides, games, crafts, entertainment and photo opportunities on the OCFA fire truck, SEAACA vehicles and Care Ambulance vehicles. The event is co-sponsored by the Noon Lions. 6650 Beach Blvd, Buena Park.

Bass Pro Shop Grand Opening Weekend

March 28-31. Come for fun for the whole family during Bass Pro Shops Grand Opening Weekend for their new, absolutely massive Irvine location. Daily door prizes for the first 100 families in the store, guest appearances, giveaways and more. For every $1 spent during the Evening For Conservation, 10% will be donated to local conservation organizations. Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 71 Technology Dr W, Irvine.

Food + Drink + Easter Brunch

Brunch at The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove

March 31. Indulge in an unforgettable Easter brunch at the most idyllic restaurant in town, The Beachcomber. Nestled in the picturesque Crystal Cove, The Beachcomber is mere steps away from the ocean and offers not just a meal, but a feast for the senses with breathtaking views, incredible cuisine, and memories to cherish. reservations can be made here. 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast.

Doritos x Empirical Party

March 30. Experience the innovative fusion of flavors as Empirical collaborates with Doritos to introduce a unique spirit distilled from the iconic Nacho Cheese chips, offering an unexpected and delightful taste experience. In alignment with this creative venture, Native Son has crafted exclusive specials featuring this distinctive Doritos spirit, inviting patrons to explore the rare and intriguing concoction. Saturday, from 4 p.m. to sunset 305 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana.

Coastal Riviera Brunch launches at Palmilla

Now Available. Kickstart your weekend with a touch of luxury and tranquility as you elevate your leisure time by indulging in an array of delectable, exotic handcrafted cocktails, paired with sublime culinary creations. Embrace the day in an atmosphere of relaxation and refined taste. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling 949.220.1290. Starting at 10 a.m.every Saturday and Sunday. 3110 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.

Easter Brunch at Mayor’s Table

March 31. Celebrate Easter with a delightful brunch at Mayor’s Table, featuring a carefully curated buffet in their open kitchen by Chef Partner Riley Huddleston and Executive Chef Jonathan De La Cruz. Enjoy a mix of traditional favorites and fresh, inventive dishes designed to please the palate, making it a memorable meal. Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach.

Easter Dining at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

The Waterfront Beach Resort offers a Spectacular Beachside Easter Brunch

March 31. Relax and soak in the views on the hotel’s oceanfront Vista Lawn or in the Breakwater Ballroom, while feasting on a generous spread of brunch favorites. Guests will enjoy an ocean-to-table selection of Oysters, Snow Crab Claws and locally caught Sea Bass Wellington, as well as Easter favorites, including Roasted Leg of Lamb. Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.

Arts + Culture

Educator Night

March 28. Join Laguna Art Museum for our upcoming Educator Night! Educators will have the museum to themselves for an exclusive look at our new museum exhibitions, fun art-making activities and a chance to meet new educator friends. Leave with a free museum catalog, enter a raffle to win more prizes, and sign up free to a museum program. More information can be found at this link. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

Photo credits: All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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