In Honor of the Boysenberry at Knott’s

Next month, join Knott’s as it celebrates the flavorful berry that started it all, the boysenberry, during the much anticipated Knott’s Boysenberry Festival.

For the first time ever, the mouthwatering festival is expanding to three weeks, April 1–April 23, with delectable food and drinks, and festive live entertainment. The 23-day food festival features over 70 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus foot-stompin’ entertainment, Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, featuring boysenberry and wine, and family fun that everyone will love!

“Fun stick” battered and deep fried cheesecake and a boysenberry flauta

Mike went to sample some of the offerings this year for the Boysenberry Festival, yesterday. For 2017, the mouthwatering line-up of boysenberry inspired dishes will feature irresistible boysenberry pizza made with arugula and goat cheese (yum), the unforgettable and delicious new ravioli dish packed with boysenberry flavors (yum), freshly-baked boysenberry fry bread (yum yum) and lip-smacking corn on the cob with boysenberry butter and mayo (didn’t try it).

Other must try items include crispy deep fried alligator bites paired with farm-made zesty boysenberry aioli (you can try it), finger-lickin boysenberry BBQ wings (yum), savory boysenberry meatballs (yum yum), sweet boysenberry cream soda (yas!), creamy chocolate covered boysenberry cheesecake on a stick (yum yum) and many more delicious treats. Additional fee for tastings.

The Boysenberry Festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, additional cost for food tasting experiences within the event.  Knott’s will have extended hours, 10am to 10pm, from April 1 –  April 23, allowing guests extra time to take advantage of all of the limited-time offerings.

Join the conversation and share your day of boysenberry fun by using #BoysenberryFestival on Twitter and Instagram. For information about the day you plan to visit and available discounts, visit www.knotts.com, or download the newly updated Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app for your smartphone.

46th Annual Festival of Whales

Have you ever been whale watching? Right now is the high season to catch them in the wild. The County of Orange, OC Parks and Dana Point Harbor invite families to the “Whale Capital of the West” during the Dana Point Festival of Whales March 4 & 5, 11 & 12. Experience this ancient winter to spring migratory ritual with family and friends, and enjoy seaside activities and whale watching excursions.

The 46th Annual Festival of Whales will take place on the weekends of March 4 & 5 and 11 & 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore all that Dana Point Harbor offers both on and off shore with a variety of fun and educational activities for the whole family including a parade, the Whale of a Concert and BBQ, sand sculpting competition, educational hands-on activities and more.

The Festival of Whales Parade on March 4 at 10 a.m. will kick off the two-weekend celebration, embracing the festival’s theme of Magical Migration with floats, giant helium balloons and more. The route will run along Pacific Coast Highway, beginning at Selva Road and ending at Golden Lantern in Dana Point.

Whale watching excursions will depart from the wharf every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the festival weekends, and showcase the abundance of marine life on Southern California’s coast. Prices and trip durations vary.

Wrap up a wonderful weekend of whale watching at the Whale of a Concert and BBQ on March 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This free, outdoor concert at Baby Beach will feature three bands performing atop a floating stage.

Parking will be available in different parking lots throughout the festival and all lots are serviced by free shuttles. The free shuttles will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the festival with extended service hours the morning of the parade on March 4 and the afternoon of the Whale of a Concert on March 12.

Leap into spring this March at the 46th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales and enjoy two fun-filled weekends of marine life and activities. Visit www.festivalofwhales.com for additional information.

Netflix Temptations #StreamTeam

There is so much stuff on TV. Well streaming on Netflix anyway! No relationship is safe. According to a new study released in February by Netflix, nearly half (46%) of streaming couples around the world have “cheated” on their significant other, but it’s not what you think.

Defined as watching a TV show ahead of your significant other, Netflix cheating was first uncovered in a study in the U.S. in 2013. Four years later, cheating has increased three times and has become a common behavior around the world. This behavior only continues to grow with 60% of consumers saying they’d cheat more if they knew they’d get away with it. And once you cheat, you can’t stop: 81% of cheaters are repeat offenders and 44% have cheated 3+ times.

In a binge-watching world where it’s easy to say ‘just one more,’ Netflix cheating has quickly become the new normal…

We are part of the Netflix #StreamTeam #ad