America’s Family Pet Expo + Ticket Giveaway!

America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE) is coming back to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2019! From big to small, this annual family-friendly event has it all! Come learn about pet care, stay for the entertainment, and maybe adopt a pet or two while you’re there. Last year, there were more than 698 animal adoptions including dogs, cats (even a few guinea pigs) which drew about 50,000 attendees. This year, the Pet Expo launches THE LAB, an interactive, hands-on “show within a show” where guests, exhibitors and pets can meet. “The Pet Expo is about connections, whether they be with … READ MORE >>

Discovery Cube OC Bubblefest Back for Spring Break!


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What child doesn’t love bubbles? Adults still like them too. Just in time for Spring Break, BUBBLEFEST is back in Orange County, and they’re celebrating all-things-bubbles Saturday, March 30th through Sunday, April 21st at the Discovery Cube OC! For three weeks, families can celebrate all things bubbles with interactive science experiments including the Bubble Lab, Water Spheres, the Mega Bubbles Courty and bubble art studio. The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show performed by Deni Yang is always a must-see, and we always have a blast! It is an exciting way to enjoy bubbles for all ages! Mega Bubblefest Laser Show At the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show, guests will witness Bubble Scientist … READ MORE >>

Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival Food Guide

If you’re a big fan of all things Boysenberry (the legendary fruit that’s a cross between a loganberry, raspberry, and blackberry), you’ll want to join the celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival! The fruit is named after its originator Rudolf Boysen, and the Knott family was the first to successfully harvest and sell the boysenberry on the land that is now known as Knott’s Berry Farm. It’s the perfect place to celebrate. This year’s Boysenberry Festival starts March 29, operating daily through April 28, 2019. For 31 days, everyone can indulge in yummy eats and stay to play with live entertainment. (Additional cost for tastings). There is something for … READ MORE >>

IMAGINOLOGY – Full STEAM Ahead! (April 12-14) Free Event!

IMAGINOLOGY is an annual family-friendly event at the OC Fair & Event Center which focuses on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). It’s the perfect place for curious children that are interested in exploring any of those areas. They’ll have the opportunity to explore the possibilities as they learn by doing at a variety of workshops and exhibits. For three days (April 12-14, 2019), explore STEAM through hands-on activities, exhibits, arts and crafts, competitions, and more! Admission is FREE and most activities are included. Get the details below! Family-friendly activities and competitions for Imaginology include:   NEW e-sports gaming: Imaginology’s new e-Playground will feature an e-sports tournament for high school students, free-to-play … READ MORE >>

Simon Mall Easter Bunny Photo Experience, Caring Bunny, and Pet Photo Night

Spring in Southern California are warm and sunny. Lately, it’s been cold and rainy. We’re getting a lot of rain so hopefully we are out of a drought. Soon we will celebrate Spring again and Easter will be upon us. One of our favorite Easter tradition (after Egg Hunting) is taking photos with the Easter Bunny. They make great keepsakes and the children are forever changing. When the kids were younger, we hopped on over to Simon Mall because we’ve had some the best experiences with Noerr Programs. Friendly bunnies are important to us, and their bunny waves to children as they are passing by. Have a child with Special Needs? Be … READ MORE >>

Monster Jam Returns to Anaheim!

MONSTER JAM trucks are revving it up to go full throttle back into Angel Stadium of Anaheim for six weekend events between January 12 – February 24, 2019. That’s the most stadium events in one city in the world! It’s an action-packed show, and you’ll never know when they will make that backflip or recover after they spin out of control. They’ll be judged by not only speed, but how crazy their stunts were completed. Hint: Download the app to your phone so you can vote in real-time for your favorite truck in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions. This year’s truck lineup features appearances by super-truck icons Grave Digger® and Max-D™, along … READ MORE >>

Disney On Ice Dare To Dream Show Review

Show review written by blog contributor, Leyna Tran. All opinions are own. What a treat to have our island princess, Moana, be part of the show this year! Our daughter Lola (now 4 years old) looks forward to Disney On Ice every year. It has become an annual tradition with our little one. The whimsical cakes prancing around from Belle’s performance got us all in the holiday mood! The aerial performance with Rapunzel was quite beautiful! The fabric mimicked her hair as her and Flynn Ryder gracefully flew on it. Moana of course, was the highlight of the night. All the little girls got up and sang, “How Far I’ll … READ MORE >>

Newport Landing – Christmas Boat Parade Holiday Cruise

Need a fun holiday outing that the whole family will enjoy? In Orange County and Los Angeles County there are Christmas Boat Parades that you can enjoy by both boat or by land. You just need to know where the routes are. We got a preview of what the route would look like for the Christmas Boat Parade on Newport Landing’s Holiday Cruise. The cruise ran about 75 minutes long with plenty of time to enjoy the views, grab hot chocolate, and relax in the galley all the while listening to festive Christmas tunes. We’ve attended a boat parade in the past from the shores and can image how much … READ MORE >>