From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., marionette puppeteer Tait Hill of Huntington Beach will bring his "Pullin' Strings Puppet Productions' Uncle Gus' Puppet Carnival" for three free shows. Hill will perform at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on the main stage.
Appearances by the Easter Bunny will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the bunny will be handing out treats and posing for photos (bring a camera).
Children should bring their Easter baskets for the treasure hunt. Free hunt bags will also be on hand for those who need them. The regular swap meet will also take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to the Orange County Market Place is free for kids 12 and younger and $2 for ages 13 and older. Free parking is available as well as preferred parking for $5.
More information is at ocmarketplace.com or by calling (949) 723-6660.
Egg-Citement at Tanager Park
Torelli Realty is hosting its annual Egg-Citement event from 9:30 a.m. to noon March 30 at Tanager Park, 1780 Hummingbird Drive, Costa Mesa.
There will be an egg scavenger hunt, a petting zoo and pony rides, a bounce house and other games and activities for kids, according to a news release. The Easter Bunny also will be on hand for photos. The event is free and open to the public.
The scavenger hunt will start at 10 a.m. and food will be sold, with proceeds going to Costa Mesa schools. Entertainment will be provided by the Estancia High School cheer squad and Adams Elementary music program. In addition, a local Starbucks will serve free coffee. More information is at torellirealty.com.
Easter Brunch at Pascal's
Brasserie Pascal is featuring an Easter Brunch With Endless Bubbles from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 for $34.95.
Guests will have several choices of appetizers such as a berry parfait, spring pea soup and grilled pear and spinach salad; entree choices such as duck confit hash and eggs, asparagus and crab meat benedict and creme brulee brioche French toast; and dessert choices of petit crème brulee and flourless chocolate cake and a marshmallow egg, according to a news release.
Brasserie Pascal is at 327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach; (949) 640-2700.
B. toffee offering special gift baskets
Still in need of a gift? B. toffee is offering its "Easter B.unny Basket," which features B.toffee in both milk chocolate and dark chocolate, a six-ounce bag of B. bits, a special four-ounce Easter gift box by Betsy Thagard, all in a festive basket, according to a press release.
The Easter basket is $54.99, excluding tax and shipping. All delivery orders must be placed by March 22 to ensure on-time delivery.
For more information, visit btoffee.com.