For many Easter has become a symbolic day to celebrate the arrival of Spring. From pancake breakfasts, Easter egg hunts and Spring festivals, here’s a guide to Easter events and activities throughout Orange County. Most of these events take place on Saturday, April 7, unless otherwise stated. Be sure to check local listings, event websites or call event organizers to confirm dates and times.
Hunt for eggs, ride the trains, meet the easter bunny, go on hayrides and more at the Irvine Park Railroad in Irvine
. This event runs every day starting March 17 - April 7, starting at 10:00 a.m. Activity tickets can be purchased at the park. The Easter Egg Hunt is expected to sell out, so early arrival is advised. See the website for full event details.
Bunny BlastCelebrate Easter at the Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel at this event featuring face painting, a bounce house, a petting zoo, live entertainment and other fun activities. The festivities take place on Saturday April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for kids ages 3-12, $1 for those 13 and over. Call (714) 425-5100 for additional details.
Sunday brunch is a favored pastime in Orange County. If you’re looking for a family friendly and indulgent meal for Easter, here’s a guide to some of the best brunches in Orange County
. Be warned, Easter is one of the busiest brunch days of the year; plan ahead and make a reservation to ensure yourself a table.
Spring Family EggstraviganzaThe city of La Habra hosts this family event at El Centro-Lions Park, featuring a pancake breakfast, games, a bounce house, a mini health fair and an Easter egg hunt. Admission is free. For more information call (562) 905-9700.
Participate in a running Easter egg hunt for a unique twist on a favored Easter tradition. Individuals and families alike are invited to run, walk or bike the 3.1 mile course at the Orange County Great Park
on a search for colorful eggs filled with surprises. See website for registration fees and event details.
Etnies Skatepark Egg HuntThe Etnies skatepark in Lake Forest hosts this Easter egg hunt featuring a skateboarding bunny, jump houses and fun craft activities. During this event, the park will be closed for riding and eggs will be hidden throughout the park. The Skatepark Egg Hunt takes place on March 31 and a $5 donation is requested upon admission. For additional details call (949) 916-5870.
San Clamente Community Brunch
The Families Assistance Ministries and the city of San Clamente
host this brunch for local families in need. Attendance is by invitation only and invitations can be obtained at the Families Assistance Ministries prior to the event. For more information or to volunteer contact FAM at (949) 492-8477.
Spring Celebration & Pancake BreakfastThe city of Aliso Viejo hosts this annual pancake breakfast and celebration of Spring at the Grand Park Town Center. In addition to breakfast, the event includes an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting, balloon twisters, craft activities and more. Breakfast is $5 for adults and $4 for children under 10; proceeds benefit the Celebration Children’s Ministry. For additional event details call (949) 243-7411.
Hunting For Eggs
In addition to the events listed above, there are community egg hunts throughout Orange County including the following cities: Huntington Beach
, Buena Park, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton
, Ladera, San Clamente
and Tustin. Check this listing
for details on Easter Egg hunts near you.