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Growing up Celebrating Easter at Irvine Park

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Easter, Events, Holiday | 0 comments

Growing up Celebrating Easter at Irvine Park

 We visited as a guest of the venue Spring is my favorite time of the year. I love the beautiful wildflowers along the side of the road, the time we get to spend with family, and the religious meaning of the Easter holiday. One of the best parts of springtime is getting to create memories that will last a lifetime with my children at the Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza. No matter how old my children get, they still love coming to the park, riding the train, playing the games, and getting into the Easter spirit. The event at Irvine Park Railroad keeps getting bigger and better every year. This year, we enjoyed it so much that we returned for the second day of springtime fun. When you first arrive at Irvine Park Railroad, you’ll want to register for an egg hunt. Since the egg hunts do sell-out fast, you’ll want to come early if anyone visits you on the weekend. They like to keep the egg hunts limited to a specific number of children so that children will have a positive egg hunt experience. The best part is that they break it down into age groups so that a toddler won’t have to compete with an older child to get their eggs. Once you’ve gotten the perfect time for your egg hunt, it’s time for some Easter fun. There’s face painting, balloon makers, carnival games, cookie decorating, train rides, and an opportunity to capture a photo with the Easter Bunny. I recommend bringing your camera to capture photos of your time spent at the Easter Eggstravaganza for you to cherish for years to come. You’ll want to spend the entire day at Irvine Park Railroad so pack a picnic lunch. If you forget to pack a lunch, there is food available at the concession stand. There is also a small snack shack in the center of the springtime fun. Take a short walk around the park where there are bike rentals, paddleboat rentals, and the OC Zoo, once you’re done enjoying all the Easter fun, of course. If you want to keep it simple, there are multiple playgrounds throughout the park for your children to have some good old fun. Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, children of all ages will enjoy the Easter fun this year at the Irvine Park Railroad. Parking is $5 on weekends and $3 on weekdays. The activities have different fees, and the pricing is available at the ticket booth. Hurry, Easter is just days away, and there are only a few days left to create memories that will last a lifetime at the Irvine Park Railroad. The Irvine Park Railroad is located at 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869. More information is available online at...

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Berry Good Times at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Events, Knott's Berry Farm, Theme Parks | 0 comments

Berry Good Times at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

 We visited as a guest of Knott’s It is one of the most delicious times of the year to bring your family to Knott’s Berry Farm during the Boysenberry Festival. Boysenberry decorations adorn the entire theme park during the festival that’s happening until April 23rd. The food is clearly the highlight of the festival, and your family is going to want to devour every delicious bite of the different boysenberry themed foods. The best way to get a great variety of tastings during the festival is to purchase the tasting card. For $25 you can get six tastings of select boysenberry foods. The tasting card features some of our favorites including the boysenberry bbq meatballs, boysenberry ravioli, and the boysenberry pizza. The festival isn’t just for kids this year. Parents can take a break and enjoy sampling over 50 different wines in the Wine and Craft Brew Garden. There is a wine tasting card available for $25 that includes a cheese plate and six tastings. A boysenberry festival wouldn’t be complete without fabulous entertainment. There is Snoopy’s Boysenberry Jamboree at the Calico Mine Stage, Old MacDonald’s Farm at Livery Stage, Calico Park fun, music, games, and more. There is entertainment happening throughout the day all over the theme park. One thing that your family is not going to want to miss is learning about the history of the boysenberry festival and Knott’s Berry Farm in Town Hall in Ghost Town. My children got a chance to learn all about the history of the famous theme park while watching the video. Finally, your family will have the thrill of a lifetime on the various roller coasters at Knott’s Berry Farm. You’ll speed to great heights on Xcelerator, make a loop de loop on Silver Bullet, and squeal with delight on GhostRider. For families visiting the theme park with younger children, there is a wide variety of kiddie rides in Camp Snoopy, and your children can have a meet and greet with Snoopy and the Gang at different times throughout the day. Charge your camera, and bring your family to capture priceless photos at Knott’s Berry Farm during the Boysenberry Festival happening until April 23rd. Share your favorite memories from the festival on social media using the hashtag #BoysenberryFestival. Learn more at knotts.com. Ps. I highly recommend getting a boysenberry Frappuccino at the Knott’s Berry Farm Starbucks (located outside of the park). You can only get this tasty drink at this specific location during the...

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30,000 Easter Egg Helicopter Hunt in Yorba Linda

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Easter, Events, Holiday | 0 comments

30,000 Easter Egg Helicopter Hunt in Yorba Linda

  Crosspointe’s 6th Annual easter Eggstravaganza is coming back to Yorba Linda High School and it will be filled with fun for the entire family! Join us April 16th, at 10:30 AM for awesome music and a short Easter message. Immediately following, the crowd will watch as a helicopter hovers over and drops 30,000 Easter eggs onto the grass below. Children, ages 2 – 11, will then run onto the field and collect the Easter Eggs. Nobody will go home empty handed! Some of Orange County’s most popular food trucks will be there, so get there early this year, because we are adding some family-friendly fun just before the service starts! This will be an unforgettable event your family won’t want to miss! With exception of the food trucks, this event is absolutely FREE to the community. WHEN: April 16th, 2017 at 10:30 AM WHERE: Yorba Linda High School | Nathan Shapell Memorial Stadium This is a church/religious sponsored event. For more information visit...

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Kick Off Summer at Newport Dunes

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Kick Off Summer at Newport Dunes

  Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to announce four exciting days filled with fun activities and events catered to RV park guests and those looking for a waterfront travel destination this Memorial Day weekend May 26 – 29, 2017. On Friday, May 26, experience the first Movies on the Beach of the season. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy a free, family-friendly movie on the beach. Arrive early and stop by the all new Bay Café on the beach for a new summertime menu of summer bites and refreshments. Movie starts at dusk. For more information, please visit http://newportdunes.com/resort/recreation-area-guide/. Newport Beach Beerfest returns to Newport Dunes on Saturday, May 27 from 7-10 p.m. Unlimited samples of over 150 craft beers, wines and spirits, along with live bands, DJs and a food truck tasting village set the summer stage for this annual event. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission. Purchase of VIP tickets grants early admission to the event at 6 p.m. and includes access to the exclusive VIP lounge with 12 additional breweries, separate entertainment and more. Funds support the 1/1 Marine Foundation of Newport Beach. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.newportbeachbeerfest.com/. Nashville meets Newport on Sunday, May 28 with Boots on the Beach from 5-10 p.m. Experience the best in country music with a free concert from Southern California’s premier country cover band PIckleback Shine and sing along to today’s hottest country hits and classics from the Kelly Rae Band. The Kelly Boys return to the dance floor for line dancing and instruction. The Spurs and Suds Beer Tasting, full bar and country BBQ concessions are available throughout the festival. No outside alcohol or food is permitted. For tickets visit http://www.newportdunes.com/. Available all weekend long and throughout the summer, Moe B.’s Watersports offers an inflatable water park in the Back Bay in addition to rentable kayaks, pedal boats, windsurfing, sail boats, electric boats and other fun beach toys. Stand up paddle boards are also available for rent courtesy of Pirate Coast Paddle. For those looking to relax, enjoy private beachside cabanas between dips in the calm waters of the gorgeous Upper Newport Bay. For more information on events and amenities at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort visit...

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Experiment, Explore and Play at The STEAM Carnival

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Events | 1 comment

Experiment, Explore and Play at The STEAM Carnival

  Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is excited to present the third annualSTEAM Carnival on Saturday, April 22. A creative twist on the traditional carnival, this family-friendly event for all ages is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive carnival atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). This event is also a 20th Birthday Bash in celebration of IPSF’s 20 years of impact in Irvine! You won’t want to miss this epic party with activities for all ages including a “Cheers to 20 Years” beer and wine garden, live music featuring the band, The Brevet, student performances, and local food trucks. Discover, experiment, learn and play as a family with a variety of STEAM activities, games, animal exhibit, live demonstration, prizes and so much more! Activities this year include a life size foosball, coding with Microsoft, and soccer skill demonstration by the LA Galaxy. This event will take place at The Great Park in Irvine from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 online presale and $10 at the door. Special VIP tickets packages are also available. Children 3-years-old and under are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ipsf.net/steam-carnival. All proceeds earned from the event directly benefit the schools in the Irvine Unified School District. Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Orange County Great Park 6950 Marine Way Irvine, CA...

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