Mar 28, 2014

America's Family Pet Expo At OC Fair Grounds

It’s A Springtime Petstravaganza as America’s Family Pet Expo Celebrates 25 Years of Fur Flying Family Fun, Returns to the OC Fair & Event Center April 25-27
Thousands of animals, pet products, four-legged entertainment all weekend long
**Please Do Not Bring Your Pets***

It’s the “Bow Wow Wow” and Cat’s Meow for your favorite furry, scaled or feathered friend.  America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE) returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, April 25th – 27th.  Celebrating 25 years, this “spet-acular” event boasts a menagerie of animals including cats, dogs, miniature horses, birds, and exotic reptiles, all on display providing show guests the opportunity to experience these animals in a variety of different ways.  Interactive exhibits, educational shows and demonstrations, as well as the latest in pet trends and products for sale, make America’s Family Pet Expo fun for the whole family. Tickets are on sale now at   AFPE kindly reminds guests that the event is for humans only, pets are not allowed at the Expo.

New to the 2014 Expo is the “Extreme Canines Dog Stunt Show,” a high energy, fur-flying show with stunt dogs soaring for Frisbees, high jump flying through the air, jump roping, and running through obstacle courses.  Executive producer Chris Perondi’s show is not to be missed.
For reptile enthusiasts, Repticon, will offer guests the opportunity to touch and hold snakes, lizards, spiders, and dozens of other exotic reptiles and amphibians through hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.

Returning to the Expo, is Dog Training with Renee.  Renee Jones comes from Alabama to teach show guests how to train their four-legged friends basic and complex commands.  She is a renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer – “Knowledge Assessed,” and her Southern flair is a winning combination with canines and owners.

Always a fan-favorite, the ever-popular Splash Dogs take to the dock, offering a wet-and-wild canine competition as participating pups compete for the longest jump into the pool!

Interested in how canines are used to protect our communities?   At the Police and Protection Dog Demonstrations watch and learn how these K9 Officers and their pup-partners work and play while gaining a deeper appreciation for these canine protectors in our community.  

Looking for answers on why your feline is finicky? The TICA Cat Show & Presentations allows you to learn about the many breeds of cats and their unique personalities.  Do you like to fly with a different crowd?  Be amazed while magnificent birds fly when The Birdman of Las Vegas soars into the Expo with a brand-new show.  

The Great American Petting Zoo offers several different animals for kids to touch, brush and feed.  Tucker’s Pony Rides, Human Hamster Wheel and Scooter the Mini Horse are some of the attractions and activities kids will love!  Also on hand will be Tickled Pink Face Painting so the little ones can “become” their favorite animal.

At the Kid’s Aquarium Contest, each participant receives a 10 gallon aquarium, heater, filter and water and the kids add their own fish and unique decorations.  The aquariums will be on display throughout the Expo and are judged according to age group and three categories:  Natural and Creative. Every participant is ultimately a winner because after the Expo, each child can bring home their creation.  Children are encouraged to sign up for participation in next year’s Kid’s Aquarium Contest.  School age kids, 5 to 16 years old are encouraged to participate.

Pet Adoptions will be handled on site for those looking to add a furry member to their family.  There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their “furever home” from local community partner organizations at the Expo.

Ticket info:
General Admission, $13.00; seniors 60 and over, $11.00. Children 6-12, $8.00. 5 yrs and under, FREE. Active and retired military free with ID. 

Show hours:  
Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm. 

OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Parking is $7. 

Kindly leave all pets at home. For more information and to purchase tickets visit
The America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.  This year marks the 25th Anniversary of AFPE.

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Ticket giveaway coming soon!

Mar 26, 2014

Disney On Ice Discount Flyer - 4 For $80

Disney on Ice is definitely a show you don't want to miss. Not only are all of your favorite Disney characters all in one place but they're dancing around on ice! 

Too cool.

Now you can see the show at a super low price by using discount code: MOM
By using this code when purchasing your tickets (via phone or at any venue) you'll get 4 tickets for $80. See flyer below for further details.


Don't forget: 

Mar 14, 2014

Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic! [Ticket Giveaway]

Coming to Long Beach and Inland Empire, April 16 - 27

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic
In a one-of-a-kind skating spectacular featuring more than 65 Disney characters!

Be part of the festivities when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes to SoCal.  More than 65 of Disney's captivating characters from 18 unforgettable Disney stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment.  In this lavish ice show, everyone's favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy & Donald Duck; the beloved Disney Princesses; Chip & Dale; Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket; Belle & The Beast plus many more – and magical moments from Disney’s Aladdin, Mulan, The Lion King plus Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story!

Beautifully choreographed skating, breathtaking production numbers, stunning costumes and toe-tapping songs will inspire fond Disney memories.  Families can share this once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular as Mickey and the rest of the gang take the audience on a whirlwind tour of favorite Disney moments.

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ONTARIO: Citizens Business Bank Arena - 4000 Ontario Pkwy, Ontario, CA 91764
Wednesday, April 16 @7:30 pm
Thursday, April 17 @7:30 pm
Friday, April 18 @12:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 19 @11:00 am, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 20 @1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Ticket info: Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45 (VIP), $65 (Front Row). Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*. Tickets available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the CBBA Box Office.
*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Arena - 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
Wednesday, April 23 @7:30 pm
Thursday, April 24 @7:30 pm
Friday, April 25 @11:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 26 @11:00 am, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 27 @11:00 am, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Ticket info: Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45-$50 (VIP) and $65-$70 (Front Row)*. Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*. Tickets available for purchase online at or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the Long Beach Arena Box Office.   
*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

Ticket Giveaway

One lucky winner will win 2 weekday ticket vouchers to Disney on Ice!

Giveaway will end on Friday, April 4 @ 11:59 pm (pst). Winner will be chosen at random, notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: SoCal Blog was provided with tickets to Disney on Ice in exchange for posting show information & ticket giveaway. Giveaway tickets will be mailed to winner via USPS. SoCal Blog is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.