7th Annual Easter Festival
The 7th Annual Easter Festival at the Orange County Market Place, which is traditionally held the Saturday before Easter Sunday, will move to the week before and is set for Sunday, March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children can get ready for the holiday with a free egg coloring kit offered to the first 500 kids in line for the Treasure Hunt which starts at 10 a.m. Youngsters are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to participate in the hunt in which they will visit various Market Place vendors and food operations for candy and treats including plastic eggs, some with gold tickets hidden inside to win giant Easter baskets.
Bring your cameras for free photo opportunities with the Easter bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Other free activities include face painting, giant mural coloring, and the marionette puppet show Uncle Gus Puppet Carnival at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. presented by Pullin Strings Puppet Productions of Huntington Beach.
Admission to the Festival is included in the swap meet general admission, which is $2. Children 12 and under are free.