Spring is in the air, and what better place to spend it than in sunny Anaheim, California? With its world-famous theme parks and attractions, there's something for everyone as Spring is making its season debut. From Easter festivals to the Angels baseball home opener, we’ve mapped out all the exciting things to do in Anaheim, offering an opportunity for extra family fun and celebration.
Easter Events in Downtown Anaheim
Hop on over to the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market at Center Street Promenade for an Easter Eggstravaganza on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event will feature regular farmers' market agriculture, food and craft vendors as well as Easter treats, activities, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Bring your Easter baskets and the whole family for some fun in the sun.
Learn more about the Easter events in Orange County here.
DisneylandⓇ Resort Events
Make your spring trip to Anaheim even more magical at DisneylandⓇ Resort. With exciting spring events for every age group, there is always fun waiting around the corner for you. Join your favorite characters in a hunt for treasure at DisneylandⓇ Resort Eggstravaganza, where you and your family can search for hidden eggs throughout the DisneylandⓇ Resort to complete your gameboard and win sweet prizes. From now until April 9, join in on the fun and take home these treasured keepsakes.
Experience California's vibrant wine and cuisine scene at Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. This event features Disney chefs and experienced locals who will offer you delicious sips and carefully curated dishes along with culinary demonstrations, live music, and more. This event is taking place now through April 25 and does require a ticket for entry.
House of Blues Concerts and Events
The House of Blues is a great place to rock out while you’re in town. This venue hosts lots of popular events and concerts throughout the year with local and global artists alike. In April, head to The House of Blues and sing along with Bryce Vine on his Serotonin Tour. The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6, and is standing-room only, so be sure to get tickets while supplies last. On Saturday, dance the night away at the Electric Feels Indie Rock Dance party, which starts at 9 p.m. View more of House of Blues’ upcoming shows and events here.
Catch a Game at Angel Stadium
Start spring off with a bang at Angel Stadium. On Friday, April 7, join the Angels for the 2023 Home Opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. On Saturday, April 8, and April 22, the post-game fireworks are back and better than ever. Bring your baseball hat and glove and get ready for a game followed by a spectacular fireworks show that everyone will enjoy. Get your Angels tickets now!
Enjoy Easter Brunch at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant
On April 9, enjoy Easter Brunch with the whole family over by Knott’s Berry Farm. This limited-time holiday feast features many of your all-time favorite brunch and comfort foods, as well as their all-time famous boysenberry items. Make your reservations and make sure to mention “Easter Brunch” at the time of reservation.
While you’re there, join the festivities of the Boysenberry Festival at Knott's, where the park pays homage to its agricultural origins. This springtime celebration highlights a range of boysenberry-inspired creations skillfully crafted by Knott's culinary team. You can relish in a tempting array of exclusive dishes, available only during the spring season at Knott's. This food and live entertainment extravaganza promises a one-of-a-kind experience for all ages, complete with over-the-top boysenberry-inspired food, local crafters and interactive shows that cater to the whole family.
Hit the Ice at The Rinks Anaheim Ice
If you're a hockey fan, check out The Rinks Anaheim Ice. This facility offers public skating, as well as classes and leagues for all ages and skill levels on their NHL and Olympic-sized surfaces. This is also where the Anaheim Ducks practice when they’re in season. The ice-skating rink also hosts themed nights. More details on the next themed night can be found on The Rinks website.
The Anaheim Packing District
For those looking for a more laid-back experience, Anaheim offers many other attractions and activities that cater to all interests in The Anaheim Packing District. This area consists of The Anaheim Packing House, MAKE Building, Packard Building, Farmer’s Park and Center Street Promenade, which is a popular destination for foodies, unique local businesses, craft beer and artisan finds. At the Anaheim Packing House, you can enjoy the culinary artistry of over 30 small businesses in a converted 1919 citrus packing house. Here, visitors can sample a wide range of cuisine, from ramen to classic southern BBQ, and everything in between. The Packing District also offers live music and events, making it a perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening. You can also find more foodie favorites like Poppy & Seed, a farm-to-table restaurant, and Pali Wine Company, an award-winning California Winery, at The Anaheim Packing District. See all the upcoming live shows and events here.
Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival
Taking place at Huntington Beach Central Park on April 14-16, The Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival is a yearly spring event that celebrates both Japanese and Japanese American cultures in Southern California. The festival offers a diverse range of live performers and activities, showcasing both traditional and modern elements. Attendees can enjoy taiko drumming, minyo, classical dance, gagaku music, origami, and ikebana, as well as more contemporary features like cosplay contests, anime characters, electronic music, jazz, and video game tournaments. Additionally, the Sakura Night Market allows guests to indulge in a variety of delicious Japanese food and beverages from local vendors. Learn more on the Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival’s official website.
California Wine Festival in Dana Point
Indulge in the ultimate California wine-tasting experience on April 14-15 while basking in the sun and enjoying the sea breeze. Immerse yourself in a delightful ambiance filled with live music, delectable gourmet food samples, and hundreds of the finest vintage wines California has to offer. This festival provides an opportunity to find your perfect match to pair with an array of artisanal bread, cheeses, and other enticing appetizers. Come spend a joyous afternoon of wine, food, and music at the largest wine festival in the area. For more information visit the California Wine Festival website.