Spring is in the air, and what better place to spend it than in sunny Anaheim, California? As spring blooms across the region, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a variety of exciting experiences, blending the enchantment of theme parks with the natural beauty of outdoor adventures. Whether you're seeking thrilling rides, cultural festivities, or simply soaking up the California sunshine, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this dynamic corner of Southern California.


What’s Happening at Disneyland® Resort

Star Wars Treats for Season of the Force

Season of the Force

Get ready to go on a galactic adventure as Disneyland® Park kicks off Season of the Force, a limited-time Star Wars celebration. From April 5 through June 2, 2024, guests can enjoy all-new Star Wars experiences, including a new nighttime experience at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, new foodie items, merchandise and more! Learn more about the exciting food offerings at Disney Eats: Season of the Force Foodie Guide for Disneyland Resort 2024.



Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure Park

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Indulge in the vibrant flavors and rich cultural tapestry of California at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival! Through April 22, 2024, this annual celebration invites guests to savor the diverse culinary landscape of the Golden State. Explore a tantalizing array of dishes inspired by California's bountiful produce, seafood, and global influences, meticulously crafted by renowned chefs. Immerse yourself in live entertainment, featuring lively music and engaging performances. With educational seminars, wine tastings, and culinary demonstrations, there's something to delight every palate and curiosity. 



Pixar Fest, Pixar Pier, Disney Balloons Anaheim

Pixar Fest at Disneyland® Resort

From April 26 to August 4, 2024, immerse yourself in the playful spirit of Pixar Fest 2024 taking place only at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. This limited-time event is jam-packed with the new nighttime spectacular fireworks show, new experiences such as "Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration,” new Pixar Fest Character appearances and take a look at the Pixar Place Hotel, the first and only Pixar-inspired hotel, and more! Learn more at Experience Pixar Fest.



Top Festivals in Anaheim and Orange County

Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Jamboree

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

The Knott's Boysenberry Festival pays homage to the humble yet extraordinary boysenberry, the fruit that sparked its legacy. Each year, this festival transforms Knott's Berry Farm into a haven of gastronomic delight, showcasing the versatility and charm of the beloved boysenberry.

From savory to sweet, the festival promises a palate-pleasing experience that transcends expectations. Indulge in succulent boysenberry-infused dishes, ranging from savory delights like boysenberry BBQ wings to delectable desserts such as boysenberry cheesecake. Quench your thirst with refreshing boysenberry beverages, from tangy boysenberry lemonade to velvety boysenberry wine.



Festivals in Anaheim

Eat Around the World

If you’re still hungry for more treats, dive into a gastronomic voyage unlike any other at the vibrant Eat Around the World Festival, in Downtown Anaheim! This extraordinary event invites you to embark on a journey of culinary exploration, tantalizing your taste buds with an exquisite array of international delicacies. From savory street food to delectable desserts, immerse yourself in a symphony of flavors from every corner of the globe.

But the Eat Around the World festival offers more than just tantalizing treats for your taste buds. Wander through the bustling marketplace, where artisans and craft vendors showcase treasures from around the world. From intricate handmade jewelry to vibrant textiles, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of global culture as you browse through a kaleidoscope of unique finds.



BubbleFest at Discovery Cube

The bubbles are back for this family-friendly bubbly event! From March 22nd to April 7th, watch the Discovery Cube in Orange County, a children’s interactive science museum, transform into a shimmering world of BubbleFest. Packed with laser shows, paddle boat rides, live entertainment, a "Science of Bubbles” Bubble lab and photo opportunities.



OC Japan Fair

Grab your friends and celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Orange County! On April 19-21 OC Japan Fair will be serving up delicious food together with tastings, shopping and learning about the Japanese culture. Don’t miss out on the cosplay show, tuna cutting show, popular Japanese artists and comedian performances, traditional instrument performances, games, kimono models, meet and greet and more!



Wine Festival in OC

OC Wine Fest

Get ready to indulge in an incredible wine-tasting experience at OC Wine Fest located in the OC Fair & Event Center! Enjoy three hours of pure bliss as over 100 wines are available from 30+ top-notch wineries. It's a wine lover's paradise right here in Orange County!



Get Your Groove on at Golden State Groove

On April 26, experience the ultimate music extravaganza at "Golden State Groove." With top-tier acts across genres, set against California's picturesque landscapes, it's a global magnet for music enthusiasts. From pop icons to rock legends and electronic innovators, the lineup guarantees something for all. Multiple stages, art installations, and interactive experiences promise unforgettable moments. Indulge in diverse culinary delights, craft beer, and VIP amenities. Whether you're a music aficionado or a seeker of California's musical essence, "Golden State Groove" awaits you. 



Watch a Movie or Two

The Orange Film Fest continues its commitment to championing student filmmakers at the second annual festival. This year, the festival will showcase 12 selected films, feature a Q&A session with special guests, and hold an awards ceremony. Attendees are invited to join on April 20, 2024, at the Frida Cinema for an evening filled with compelling narratives and festivity.



Hiking in Anaheim

Catch the California Bloom in Anaheim

California is blooming this spring! Experience the vibrant beauty of wildflowers along the nearby trails and hills of Anaheim and Orange County. Located just a short drive away, Oak Nature Center in Anaheim blooms beautifully in the spring. Walk under a canopy of live oak trees and blooming flowers such as poppies, prickly pear cactus and other budding flora, making it the ultimate background for wonderful photos.

The Fullerton Arboretum is also a popular place to catch blooming flowers this spring. The Fullerton Arboretum is the largest botanical garden in Orange County spanning approximately 26 acres. Visitors can take a leisurely scroll through more than 4,000 plants and trees.


Here’s a list of other trails around Anaheim and OC to experience the flower blooms:

  • Buck Gully Reserve, Newport Beach: Catch bushes of sunflowers.
  • O’Neill Regional Park, Trabuco Canyon: Get glimpses of the poppy, buttercups, and fiddlenecks
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach: Land on the best of both worlds, coastal canyons and flowers! Native flowers include wild hyacinths, morning glories, popcorn flowers and more.



Live Performances in Anaheim

Honda Center Anaheim concerts and games

In April, Anaheim's live entertainment venues are ablaze with an eclectic mix of performances, promising something for every taste.


Honda Center

On April 11th, the legendary Los Angeles Azules will grace the stage, bringing their iconic cumbia sound to the Honda Center, ensuring an evening of pulsating rhythms and infectious energy. Then, on April 19th, comedy enthusiasts can delight in Gabriel Iglesias' comedic genius as he takes the audience on a sidesplitting journey at the same venue.


House of Blues Anaheim

Reggae aficionados won't want to miss Alborosie's captivating performance on April 9th, where the House of Blues Anaheim will be transformed into a haven of reggae rhythms and positive vibes. Later in the month, on April 30th, country music fans can immerse themselves in the soulful tunes of Hunter Hayes, promising an unforgettable night of music and camaraderie.


City National Grove of Anaheim Ca

City National Grove of Anaheim

For a night of laughter and wit, Kathleen Madigan takes the stage on April 26th, captivating audiences with her razor-sharp humor and keen observations at the City National Grove of Anaheim.



Angels Baseball team Anaheim

Catch a Game at Angel Stadium

Start spring off with a bang at Angel Stadium. On Friday, April 5, join the Angels for the 2024 Home Opener against the Red Sox. On Saturday, April 6, 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. On April 22, the Angels are on track to have their 10,000th Regular Season Game in Angels history! Receive a promotional 10,000 Game pin. On April 26, join the Angels on a Star Wars Weekend along with a light show and a promotional Mandalorian Rally Monkey. Learn more about the 2024 team and read the Angels Season Preview



Hit the Ice

The Rinks Anaheim ICE

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. 



April brings a burst of vibrant activities and events to Anaheim for everyone to enjoy. Catch the California blooming flowers, live events, concerts and festivals this spring. For more events in Anaheim and Orange County, visit our Events Calendar for a full list.



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