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Best Easter and Spring Events in Orange County (2024)

Scroll down for the best family-friendly Easter and Spring events for families and kids in Orange County including Easter bunny photos, egg hunts and festivals.

As the temperatures start to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about Easter and Spring activities! Here in Orange County, we have no shortage of family-friendly events happening throughout the season.

To help you plan your calendar, we’ve rounded up some of the best Easter and Spring activities happening in the area.

From egg hunts and bunny meet-and-greets to flower festivals and outdoor concerts, there’s something for everyone! So grab your baskets and sense of adventure, and read on for our top picks for Easter and Spring fun in Orange County.

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Spring is here and we’ve been on the hunt for fun family-friendly events and Easter events for kids here in Orange County!

Scroll down for a great list that you can check out next time you’re wondering what to do during Easter in Orange County. Also – check back throughout the season as we’ll be adding more spring and Easter events to this list as they become available to us. 

For ease of use, this Easter events in Orange County list is organized by city in alphabetical order. Take a look and let us know if we missed one of your favorite Spring events! Email ([email protected]) or message us on Facebook.

Glow in the Dark Easter egg hunt - livingmividaloca.com

If you’re spending Easter at home, try this fun glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt using supplies found at the dollar store!

If you’re looking to take pictures with the Easter bunny at a local Orange County mall, check out our directory here: https://livingmividaloca.com/easter-bunny-photos-at-orange-county-malls

ALISO VIEJO
FREE SAVCA Spring Celebration | March 23, 2024
9:00 am – 11:30 am | Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater
Event includes:

  • Community Booths
  • Balloon Twisters
  • Face Painters
  • Visits with Peter Rabbit
  • Children’s Crafts

Register early to make sure you secure your spot. Spots are limited and pre-registration is REQUIRED for all egg hunt sessions. All other Spring Celebration activities (community booths, face painting, Peter Rabbit photos, etc.) will be open to the public.

FREE Floating Easter Egg Hunt | April 1, 2023
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Goldfish Swim School of Aliso Viejo
Join us to celebrate the season with an Easter Egg Hunt event in our 90 degrees heated pool! Fun for all ages! 

Swim time will be from 2:00 PM-2:45 PM and from 3:15 PM-4:00 PM

We will have a water safety break from 2:45 PM-3:15 PM to help encourage water safety and prevent fatigue!

We will host a Water Safety Presentation during our water safety break with our mascot, Mr. Bubbles!

If you know someone who looking for swim lessons, we will be hosting FREE assessments to give our new families knowledge on what level their kiddos would be!

We will also be hosting open house interviews! If you are looking for a fun and life-changing job, feel free to bring over your resume to the event and we will do on-the-spot interviews!

ANAHEIM
Meet + Greet with The Easter Bunny
| March 24, 2024
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Brewery X
The Easter bunny will be happily hopping around for a special Easter bundle! This will be a digital picture with the Easter bunny, then a build a basket to fill with goodies! Grab the littles, two (2) children for $65! Tickets are limited and on sale now!

FREE Influence Church Easter Egg Hunt | March 30, 2024
10:00 am | Ronald Reagan Park
Get ready to embark on an egg-citing adventure with your family and the entire community at Influence Church’s Easter Egg Hunt on March 30th!

Egg Hunt for Toddlers at 10:00 AM, followed by Elementary-Age Egg Hunt at 10:30 AM

  • Egg-citing Egg Hunts: Watch your little ones light up with joy as they hunt for colorful Easter eggs filled with surprises!
  • Fun Activities: From face painting to crafts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
  • Free Food: Indulge in delicious food and feel refresh!
  • Community Bonding: Connect with friends, neighbors, and fellow members of the community as we come together to celebrate the spirit of Easter.

FREE Easter Eggstravaganza | April 16, 2023
11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Anaheim Indoor Marketplace
Hop on over to the Center Street Promenade for some Easter treats, decor, and FREE activities!

FREE Easter Play Date | April 6, 2023
11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Center Street Promenade
Easter treats, decor, and FREE activities at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market! 

Eggstravanganza at Disneyland Resort | March 13 – April 9, 2023
Park hours | Disneyland Resort
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Pick up your game board and stickers for $9.99 plus tax at select merchandise locations. Have fun hunting for hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters and placing the corresponding stickers on your game board. Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your game board to a redemption location for an eggs-citing surprise—one of 6 collectible eggs.

BREA
Bunny Photos at The Brea Mall | February 23, 2024
March 10, 2024 (6:30pm – 8:30pm) – Bring your furry friend for photos with the Easter Bunny! Pet photos will take place in Center Court. Photos will be taken and available for purchase at this event.

BUENA PARK
FREE Spring Eggstravaganza | April 8, 2023
The event starts off with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Noon Lions followed by a variety of fun-filled children’s entertainment and ends with the candy hunt at noon.

CERRITOS
Easter Bunny Photos at Los Cerritos Center | March 10, 2023 – April 8, 2023

COSTA MESA
FREE Springfest | April 8, 2023
10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Lions Park Event Lawn – 1845 Park Ave
Games, face painting, entertainment, egg scramble. No registration required.

Photos with the Easter Bunny | March 17 – April 8, 2023
Mall Hours | South Coast Plaza
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Bring the children for keepsake photos and interactive conversation with the Easter Bunny. Children will enjoy designing springtime crafts.

DANA POINT
FREE Egg Hunt at Pines Park | April 8, 2023
FREE Egg Hunt at Sea Canyon Park | April 8, 2023

FOUNTAIN VALLEY
FREE Annual Egg Hunt | April 8, 2023
8:00 am – 11:30 am | Fountain Valley Sports Park
Continous egg hunts will take place from You can even get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! There will be games, prizes, blowups, sponsor and vendor booths, raffles, lots of fun! As a special treat, Republic Services will be there with their Touch a Truck program, where the kids can get up close and personal to a trash truck!

GARDEN GROVE
Eggscavation at Atlantis Play Center | April 8, 2023
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY IF YOU PLAN ON ENTERING THE PARK PROMPTLY AT 2:00 PM.
Wristbands will be available for pick-up as early as 1:00 PM at the front entrance of the park.

  • Event activities include egg hunts, candy grabs, petting zoo, inflatable obstacle courses, caricature drawings, carnival games, face painting, colored hairspray, and crafts! Please note, only children ages 3-12 will participate in the egg hunts. Each age group will have exactly one egg hunt throughout the course of the event so please note the times listed below. Children 2 years of age and under will have an opportunity to participate in two timed candy grabs throughout the day. All other activities will be open to all event attendees.
  • Kettle corn, lemonade, shaved ice, and ice cream treats will be available for purchase from local vendor, C&M Ohana.
  • Smoking, including e-cigarettes/vaporizers, and alcohol are not permitted.
  • No animals allowed (with the exception of service animals).

HUNTINGTON BEACH
FREE Easter Maker Market | April 8, 2023
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us on the GREEN for an Easter Maker Market!

20+ small business vendors

Easter Activities + Egg Hunt

Easter Bunny Photo-Op

Itty Bitty Petting Zoo 3pm-6pm

Craft Station with SoCal Kids Club

Live Music + Entertainment

Choir performance by Ethnos Collective 3pm

Produced by Unidos Community Events

Location: On the GREEN located in front of Century Theaters
Parking: Park in the structure next to Costco. You can access the parking structure off Center Ave when exiting the 405 North or heading South on Beach Blvd.

Easter Egg Hunt | April 8, 2023
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Old World Village
A Family Easter Easter Event with lots of Traditional Easter Games and activities like:
Easter Egg Hunt around Old World Village, Easter Egg coloring, Easter Egg Run, Sack Race, Face painting and a group Dance for all of you to the “Earth Song.” We love to meet you!

IRVINE
FREE Community Easter Egg Hunt  | April 9, 2023
9:00 am – 11:00 am | Saddleback Irvine South Campus -18842 Teller Ave
Free Easter Egg Hunt experiences and lots of eggs for kids to grab and take home.

Egg-A-POOL-Looza | April 8, 2023
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center
Children can enjoy family splash time, egg hunt stations, face painting, as well as spring crafts and games. New this year, special activities for children ages 10─14 years old including an underwater eggsploration, obstacle course, and games. An opportunity to take photos with a special guest bunny and hop into the bounce houses will also be available as part of the spring celebration. 

Children 6 and younger who wish to participate in water activities must have at least one adult accompany them (one adult per one child 6 years old and under) during the event. Lifeguards will be on duty.Registration is $10 for children 14 and younger and is required to participate in the event. The registration fee includes an egg basket and all activities.

Light treats will be available for purchase. Registration is available at yourirvine.org. Avoid the line on the day of the event! Wristband pickup will be available the week of April 3─7 from 3─7 p.m. at the Woollett front desk.William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center is at 4601 Walnut Ave. in Irvine.

For more information, visit cityofirvine.org/eggapoollooza or call 949-724-6717.

Easter Sunday Luncheon | April 9, 2023
First seating at 10am, last seating at 3pm | Tanaka Farms
This special luncheon will include a visit from the Easter Bunny, Arts & Crafts, Games & Activities, Photo Ops, and each child will receive a ticket to the Easter Egg Hunt in the festival area down below.

Buffet Menu: Ham, Tri-Tip, Chicken, Beyond Vegan Bratwurst, Farm Fresh Salads*, Grilled Seasonal Vegetables*, Potatoes*, Bread, Beverages, Seasonal Fruit, and Dessert. *Prepared with vegan ingredients in a shared kitchen.

Spring Solstice | Pretend City
March 20, 2023 | 11:00am – 1:00pm; 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Spring is in the Air and Pretend City is celebrating this happy season! Join us as we learn about spring through art, storytime, and educational activities!  

Smart Art (on-going): Floral Findings>  

  • With spring comes blossoms and florals. We will celebrate spring and work on our hand-eye coordination by painting with real flowers. 
  • We will provide playdough, bug friends, and tools for children to explore. 
  • Using the seeds from bell peppers, we will explore soil, spray bottles, and egg cartons to plant our own bell pepper seeds to take home and grow throughout the spring season! 

Sensational Storytime in Orange Plaza (12noon & 3 PM): When Spring Comes Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it. 

Magnificent Math & Science (directly following Storytime): Planting Party > Spring is the season for growth. Learn all about the life cycle of a plant through song as you plant your very own take-home flower. 

LA HABRA
FREE Spring Family Eggstravaganza | La Bonita Park
April 8, 2023 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
The event will include age appropriate egg hunts, games, crafts, kids’ activities, balloon twisters, music, GO trailer, and vendor booths.

Egg Hunt Times:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Special Needs & Seniors 60+
  • 9:15 a.m. – 0-2 & 3-4 yrs.
  • 9:30 a.m. – HELICOPTER EGG DROP
  • 9:35 a.m. – 5-6 yrs.
  • 9:50 a.m. – 7-8 yrs.
  • 10:00 a.m. – HELICOPTER EGG DROP
  • 10:05 a.m. – 9-10 & 11-12 yrs.
  • 10:20 a.m. – Teens & Adults

Egg Hunt Wristband Fee: $5 per person pre-sale until 5:00 p.m. on April 15th; $6 per person on day of the event. Wristbands can be purchased at the Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

La Habra Host Lions Pancake Breakfast will be available for purchase.

The La Habra Family Resources Center  will hold its Family Health Fair, where you can participate in family activities, gather information, enter for raffle prizes and much more!

FREE Easter egg hunt & Bunny Pictures | April 1, 2023
9:30 am | Frazier Martial Arts

LADERA RANCH
FREE Spring Celebration | April 1, 2023
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Founders Park
Enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities, make-it take-it credits, take a photo with Peter and Mrs. Rabbit, and hop on over to the Egg Scramble areas for some fun treats. Food available for purchase.

LAGUNA HILLS
FREE
Eggstravaganza | April 7, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am | Laguna Hills Community Center
Enjoy some fun for the whole family! Join us for bounce houses, face painting, crafts, balloon artists, snacks, donuts, drinks, goody bags and a huge egg hunt — all for free!

LAGUNA NIGUEL
FREE Bunny Blast! | April 1, 2023
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Laguna Niguel Promenade
Easter Bunny Visits & Selfies, Store to Store Egg Hunt, Petting Farm , Kid Friendly DJ & Dance Lessons, Fun Surprises and more! While supplies last. 

LOS ALAMITOS
FREE Spring Carnival | April 8, 2023
The MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Spring Carnival event takes place the Saturday before Easter Sunday at Little Cottonwood Park. Families can come to participate in the egg hunts and visit the vendor booths. Children can also visit our game booths to collect stamps to redeem for prizes at our prize booth. Families can visit our delicious food vendors to grab a quick bite to eat.

FREE Spring Carnival | Little Cottonwood Park
9:30am – 12:00pm | April 8, 2023
Egg hunts, activities, and games for all to enjoy! The MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital LThe City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department is holding its annual MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Spring Carnival on Saturday, April 8th at Little Cottonwood Park (4000 Farquhar Avenue). This fun-filled and free event will run from 9:30am – 12:00pm. There will be many activities to enjoy which include egg hunts, a photo area with Peter Rabbit, game booths, vendor booths, inflatables, face painters, balloon twisters, and live music! Come and make memories with your family at this spectacular event!

MISSION VIEJO
FREE
 Easter Eggstravaganza | April 8, 2023
10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Mariners Church
We are collaborating with the Kaleidoscope Mall to provide an amazing community event! You won’t want to miss our over 5000 egg hunt, bounce houses, petting zoo, and other festivities on Saturday, April 8!

Join us on Saturday, April 8 for a community event you won’t want to miss! In partnership with the Kaleidoscope Mall, we will host an egg hunt with over 5,000 eggs, a petting zoo, bounce houses, and much more.

NEWPORT BEACH
FREE Newport Civic Center Bunny Statues 
Experience Spring at Roger’s Gardens | March 25 – April 30, 2023

FREE Annual Mayor’s Egg Race | April 1, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Newport Beach Civic Center
Bounce houses, photo ops, train rides, snacks, crafts, and most importantly, egg races across the lawn.

ORANGE
FREE Spring Equinox Stroll | Santiago Oaks Regional Park
March 20, 2023 | 8:00am – 9:00pm
Experience the serenity of the Spring Equinox in Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Plants and animals are coming out of the winter chill and are slowly enjoying the longer days of light. Celebrate the start of spring at 8:33 a.m. while on the trails. 

The hike will travel about 1 – 2 miles over minimal elevation gain. Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle. For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or [email protected]

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza | March 11 – April 8, 2023
Easter Bunny Photos at the Village at Orange

FREE Family Easter Event at St. John’s | April 8, 2023
10:00am – 2:00pm | St. John’s Senne Field
A fun-filled morning of egg hunts, tacos, popcorn, petting zoo, games, inflatables, face paint, craft station, cotton candy, snow cones, music and so much more – ALL FREE of CHARGE!

FREE Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast | April 8, 2023
8:00 am – 11:00 am | First Christian Church-Orange – 1130 East Walnut Avenue
Breakfast: 8-10am
Pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice!
Egg Hunts & Activities : 9-11am
Egg Hunts, Bounce House, Photos with the Easter Bunny (10-11am), Crafts, Games, and more!
Egg Hunt Schedule:
9:30am – Parent & Me (0-3 years old)
10:00am – Age 4 – Grade 1
10:30am – Grades 2-5

SANTA ANA
FREE Breakfast with the Easter Bunny | April 2, 2023
MainPlace Mall invites its MyPerks loyalty program members to a special Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event catered by Applebee’s and held in the MyPerks Lounge on the Lower Level Food Court (near Wetzel’s Pretzels). During the event, guests will enjoy special moments with the Easter Bunny, crafts and activities. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is open only to MyPerks members and space will be limited to the first 150 attendees.

Pre-registration for the egg hunts is not required; however, parents are encouraged to check in 30 minutes prior to their child’s scheduled egg hunt time.

Easter Bunny Photos at MainPlace Mall

FREE Easter Egg Hunt  | April 2, 2023
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Heritage Museum
FREE all ages, PET FRIENDLY, timed hunts per age group! Face painting, Crafts, Music, Vendors, Opportunity Prize Drawing, Photo Ops and more!

FREE EGG-Cellent Adventure  | March 30, 2024
9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Centennial Park
Ready to hop into an egg-stra special day? Join us for this second annual holiday attraction, right in the heart of Santa Ana. We will be hosting an egg hunting adventure, perfect for the whole family. Bring the kids for a day of colorful egg hunts, inflatables, live entertainment, and more!

SAN CLEMENTE
FREE Sensational Springtacular | April 8, 2023
9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Vista Hermosa Sports Park – 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa
Think ahead and purchase your pre-sale wristbands for SPRINGTACULAR today! Pick them up the morning of the event, at 8:30am and be ready to have fun! Pre-sale wristbands are for all play. See the list of activities and the schedule for the FREE egg hunt below. A $5 discount will apply if you purchase more than one wristband in the same transaction. Price may increase on the day of the event.

Visit the Aquatics Center for SPLASHTACULAR for $10 entry for family swim or visit the class expo at CAMP PALOOZA to enter family swim for free! For more information, contact Recreation at (949) 429-8797 or (949) 361-8264.

FREE Hop & Shop | April 8, 2023
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Outlets at San Clemente
HOP showing at MetroLux Theatres (paid ticket), Free Photos with the Easter Bunny, Free structured crafts for children, Balloon animal twister, Jar of jelly beans contest, Live entertainment 

STANTON
FREE Easter egg Hunt | April 8, 2023
9:00 am – 11:00 am | Stanton Central Park
Help us celebrate spring at the annual Easter Egg Hunt! Participants will enjoy egg hunts for all ages, an informational resource fair, and of course, a very special visit from the Easter Bunny.

TUSTIN
FREE Easter Celebration | April 8, 2023
9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Tustin Sports Park
Pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny. Petting zoo, train rides, jumpers, pictures with Easter Bunny, kids freeze dance, BMC bike show

YORBA LINDA
FREE Eggcitment Egg Hunt | April 8, 2023 
10:00 am | Hurless Barton Park
Spend the day making special family memories with the bunny at Hurless Barton Park! This free event will include a petting zoo, crafts, games, egg hunt and photos with the bunny. No registration is required. For more information, call the Yorba Linda Community Center at 714-961-7181.

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Hurless Barton Park | April 7, 2023
7:00pm – 8:30pm | Thomas Lasorda Field House
Don’t miss out on the Flashlight Egg Hunt at Hurless Barton Park. Bring your flashlight, basket and running shoes to hunt for eggs in the dark!
Cost: $10 per child

Various Locations
FREE Easter Coloring Pages at Stater Bros. 

Originally published on February 11, 2024. Last Updated on February 11, 2024 by Pattie Cordova

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