Holidays are often about tradition in addition to the event celebrated. Check out some of the free or low cost Easter weekend events taking place in Orange County. Each of the events listed allow the entire family to have fun and create Easter memories to last a lifetime.
OC Marketplace Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt – Costa Mesa
Take the Easter baskets and head on over to the Orange County Fairgrounds this Easter. The first 500 children will win a gift and all kids have a chance to find the Golden Ticket inside special eggs. Kids under 12 are free. Children can also have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny along with face painting, Easter crafts, puppet shows, and gifts.
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day
The Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club and the Community Services Department are throwing a free Easter egg hunt with tons of family activities at Huntington Central Park.
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., with different hunt times for different ages.
Rabbit Run 5k Run/Walk Easter Egg Hunt
Race it, jog it, stroller it, bike or tricycle it. Celebrate Easter your way at OC’s largest Easter Egg Hunt Run, this year at Irvine’s Concordia University. The entire family can wear their best Easter athletic gear on Saturday morning and run/walk at the Rabbit Run 5k.
There will be thousands of surprise-filled eggs and Easter-themed prizes scattered along the course. Each age will win awards for their efforts. Families are welcome to bring strollers, bikes, and tricycles for this family friendly fun run. Register at racewire.com.
Time: 9 a.m.
Sunrise Easter Service at the Beach
Start your Easter morning feeling inspired at a mass where you hear the crash of waves and see the beauty of the beach at Pier Plaza Sunrise Easter Service. The service is a long-held tradition in the community and features Christian music, and prayer organized by local churches.
This annual Easter service at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza is free to the public and overlooks the pier.
Time: 6:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.