Spring Entertainment

Spring has sprung! We have compiled a list of things for you and your family to do around Orange County and Los Angeles while the weather is heating up. Comment and let us know what you're doing in the area, we would love to hear from you!

The Easter Bunny at Fashion Island
March 13, 2013 - March 30, 2013 


Grab the bonnets and bring your children to Fashion Island to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Our favorite rabbit will be available for photos in his spring garden on the Atrium Lawn from March 13 through March 30, 11am to 6pm daily*. Photo packages begin at $14, and families are permitted to use their own camera for a photo with the Easter Bunny at no charge (limit one shot per family). 




March 18, 2013 - April 28, 2013

•    Times: Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 11am-5pm; Thursday: 11am-9m; Closed Wednesday
•    Location: Laguna Art Museum
•    Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
•    Phone: 949-494-8971
     Admission: General Admission: $7; Students, Seniors & Active Military: $5; Children 12 & Under: Free; First Thursdays of Every Month Between 5pm-9pm: Free



March 18, 2013 - April 30, 2013

•    Times: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm (2 1/2 hour cruise)
•    Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
•    Address: 309 Palm Street, Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
•    Phone: 949-675-0551





3/21/2013 - 3/23/2013


Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Pacific Symphony
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Dejan Lazic, piano

Though known during his lifetime more as an organist than a composer, Bach became the single greatest influence on every important composer for centuries. Mahler's immersion in Bach's works first displayed itself in his Fifth Symphony. Also on the program: Bach's “Air on a G String” and Piano Concerto No. 3.

Bach: Air on the G string Bach: Piano Concerto No. 3, BWV 1054 Mahler: Symphony No. 5





Saturday March 23, 2013
Pacific Symphony
Alejandro Guiterrez, conductor
Strauss, Jr. - Tritsch-Trasch-Polka
Prokofiev - Selections from Cinderella
The classic children's tale documenting the triumph of spirit over adversity. Your children will love this wacky production, which features life-sized puppets and music from Prokofiev's popular ballet. You've never seen "Cinderella" like this before!
Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings are fun and fascinating 45-minute concerts designed especially for children 5-11. Enjoy family fun time together while enhancing your child’s (or grandchild's) love of music.
During the Musical Carnival, enjoy free hands-on activities for children, who can meet Symphony musicians, sing, dance, play, color, try musical instruments and enjoy themselves in thematic activities related to the concert. 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers; 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers.




Friday, March 22, 2013 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

OC Weekly proudly presents ARTOPIA®, a celebration of the inaugural OC People Issue. Event kicks off Friday, March 22nd, 2013 from 7pm - 10pm at The Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana CA 92701.

Join us for an eclectic collection of art, culture, fashion, food, music, and film as we enjoy all that is Orange County art and culture! Guests will partake in complimentary food, wine, cocktail and beer sampling.

Entertainment includes musical performances, fashion shows, live performance art and works from local artists. Come check out what makes our community so great!

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado

Saturday, March 23, 2013 
Parade begins at 11:00 am | Mercado runs 8 am - 5 pm 
Dowtown San Juan Capistrano

The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. This is the nation's largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Arrive early; most street closures are by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am.

The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.




Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

The first and only craft beer tasting event on a yacht. Come join us for a 3 hour craft beer tasting cruise around Newport Harbor on an elegant yacht. We will be featuring craft beer from microbreweries located only in Orange County.

Orange County is home to some of the best breweries on the west coast. There have been many world class awarded beers produced right here. This is a great way to learn more about these craft beers while tasting the best that Orange County has to offer.

We will be serving fantastic appetizers prepared by a personal chef. Complimentary water, juice, and soda will be provided at the multiple bars located on the yacht. There is also a cash bar option if you feel the need for some spirits.

{with optional wine tasting/hors d'oeuvres}

Meet Laguna's award winning festival artists and taste wine from Laguna's local winery. Or enjoy a walk through some of Laguna's art galleries.  For pricing and descriptions on these two tours, refer to our pricing on our art and wine tour pages. (Group reservations for Laguna Canyon Artists and wine Tasting Tour of a Minimum 10 people up to 75 people). Art Gallery Tour - minimum 2 people. (3 hours for art tour, 4 to 4-1/2 total if you add wine tasting).



*Two Wildlife & Beach EcoTours to choose from (Tide pools - explore the sea animals or a Nature Preserve to see year round/migrating birds): both include seeing seals & sea lions up close and beautiful hidden beach coves with breathtaking ocean views and wildlife on the California Riviera.  Light walking.  (minimum 2 people up to 30 people).  Offered several days a week. (about 4 hours and tide times vary morning to afternoon).  Private tours, call for quote.

*Beach Coastal & Shopping Tour:  See the beautiful California Riveria and the coastal towns.  Shop, eat or relax on the beach in the seaside artist town of Laguna Beach. Visit Balboa in Newport Beach and shop or enjoy the Harbor. Or shop in Fashion Island.  You'll also tour our beautiful coastline - The California Riviera.  Huntington Beach can also be added.  (Minimum 2 people up to 50 people).  VIP discounts to shops, art galleries and restaurants provided. (4 to 4-1/2 hours)

*Orange County Tour: Includes Mission San Juan Capistrano and visiting Dana Point and Laguna Beach. Light walking. Minimum 2 people up to 50. (4 to 4-1/2 hours)

*Beach/Nature Walk in Laguna Beach (groups of 8 or more): This beautiful walk will take you on a journey to learn about our local marine life and the history of Laguna Beach. The walk is partly on the beach and partly on a paved walkway along the ocean. We'll stop at coves where the wildlife hangs out (sea lions, shore birds, many times dolphins and sometimes whales) with breathtaking ocean views of the California Riviera. You can include tidepooling on this walk if it is during low tide. (2 to 2.5 hours)

Giant Easter Eggs Display

April 2 – 8, 2013 

One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629


Happy Spring from Elite Productions International!


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