Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Happenings in Southern California

Just a few out of the many, many Easter happenings this weekend in the Los Angeles area.

Big Bunny's Spring Fling

5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Got kids? Have some family fun and celebrate Bunny's Spring Fling with a bunch of fun crafts and activities Easter weekend--pet a fuzzy bunny, plant a carrot, get your face painted, make bunny crafts, take a photo with Big Bunny and enjoy children's musical entertainment. Free with zoo admission from 10am to 4pm.

Easter on the Farm - Underwood Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark (805) 529-3690
Saturday, April 3rd- Sunday, April 4th from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Scavenger Hunt, Egg Dying, Tractor Drawn Carraige Rides, Baby Farm Animals, Visit with the Easter Bunny and Berry Picking

Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hop on over to these famed fairgrounds on Saturday, April 3, for the 4th Annual Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt. The family-fun event happens from 10am to 2:30pm with a treasure hunt (bring your basket to fill with lots of candy and toys), puppet show, free face-painting and free photos. The regular swap meet will take place from 7am to 4pm.

Olvera Street Plaza
Olvera St and Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Head downtown the day before Easter on Saturday, April 3, for the annual Blessing of the Animals, a special rite of passage where Cardinal Roger Mahoney delivers a blessing over Angelenos and their pets. The service begins at 2pm. Animals and their owners are instructed to assemble on the north side of the Plaza at El Pueblo Historic Park. The procession and festivities go on from 12pm to 5pm, and it's free for participants.

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