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Native American Basket Weaving
April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, June 7; 10:00am – 12:00pm
Experience the art of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Learn the traditions and capture the culture of basket weaving.

Serra Chapel Tour
Every Sunday, 11:15am – 12:00pm
In honor of Father Serra’s 300th birthday celebration, the Mission is offering guests the chance to enjoy a private tour of the Serra Chapel, the most historically significant chapel in California, every Sunday.

Arrowhead Necklace
Every Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Join the fun! Craft your own arrowhead necklace while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans. Students and adults will delight in the historic fun.

Tours @ the Mission Include:

  • Art Walk – Every Friday at 11:00AM; Free with admission.
  • Audio Tours – Daily; Free with admission.
  • Guided Tours – Daily at 11:15AM; Monday-Friday at 1:15PM; Saturday and Sunday at 2:15PM
  • Swallows Walk & Talk Tour – Daily at 1:00PM; $2 for Members; $3 Adult/$2 Child for Non Members, in addition to museum admission;
  • Serra Chapel Tour – Sundays at 11:15AM; $3 per adult in addition to admission, $2 per child in addition to admission
  • Garden Tours – Wednesdays at 10:00 & 10:30AM; Free with admission
  • Saint Serra’s Legacy: History Tour of Mission Church Sites – Every 2nd Saturday at 2:00PM; $6 per adult in addition to admission, $5 per child in addition to admission (reservations required (949) 234-1306)

Newport Beach

Fashion Island

Easter Bunny Photos
March 24 – April 15, 2017 | Monday-Friday 10am-8pm | Saturday 10am-7pm | Sunday 10am-6pm
Visit the season’s favorite bunny available for photos in his spring garden at the Atrium lawn.* Please note that hours are subject to change without notice due to breaks, weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact Guest Services at (949) 721-2000 to confirm daily operating hours.

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 20-27, 2017, 10pm-1am
The 19th annual festival showcases independent films from around the world including features, shorts, documentaries and animation.

OC Fair & Event Center

Concert tickets are also on sale for various concerts coming to the Pacific Amphitheater during the 2017 OC Fair. This year’s theme is Farm Fresh Fun running July 14, 2017 – August 13, 2017

South Coast Plaza

Southern California Garden Show, April 27-30
The 28th Annual Southern California Garden Show transforms South Coast Plaza into a gardening oasis.