Check out some of the Easter egg hunts happening this weekend in the Bay Area!
Easter Parade and Spring Celebration- Dubbed the biggest little parade in San Francisco, the Union Street Easter Parade and Spring Celebration is not your run of the mill float-fest. This celebration includes, petting zoo, pony rides, children’s activities and music. The Union Street event, from Gough to Filmore, begins at 10 a.m. The parade starts at 2 p.m. Hat contest judging 11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m. At Buchanan and Union. When: Sun., April 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.Where: Union St. between Gough and Fillmore in the Marina Cost: FreeAges: All Ages Online: sresproductions.com
Ghirardelli Square Easter Festival. Come on out to this annual festival with lots of fun, Easter activities! Enjoy glitter tattoos, face painting, balloon artists, treats and a special appearance from the Easter Bunny! When: Sat., March 31, noon-4:00 p.m.Where: Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St, San Francisco, CACost: FreeAges: All AgesOnline: ghirardellisq.com
Easter Egg Hunt – Bring a basket and your children, ages 2-8, to the Kiwanis Club of Benicia’s long-running Easter egg hunt (more than 50 years!) for games and the Easter Bunny. April 1. 10am-12pm. FREE. City Park, First Street at Military West, Benicia. 707-580-4572.
There are few places that combine a beautiful beach with a spring shin-dig, but Alameda is one of them. The scramble for eggs starts at 11:15 a.m. with different age areas, so don’t be late! (Note: if it rains, this event will be rescheduled to March 31). When: Sat., March 31, 10 a.m.-noon Where: Crab Cove Picnic Area, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda, Ca Cost: Free Ages: 1-12 Online: alamedaca.gov/recreation/splash-spring-egg-scramble
Los Altos Spring Egg Hunt
Kids walking to age 10 will love the hunt, and Mr. Fun E. Bunny himself will be there as early as 9:30 a.m. to kick things off. Hunt begins at 10 a.m. and there will be staggered start times for different age groups. Enjoy crafts, face painting and games. Event held rain or shine!When: Sat., March 31, 9:30 a.m. – noon Where: Hillview Park, Soccer Field, Los Altos, Ca Cost: Free Ages: All Ages Online: losaltosca.gov
Campbell Eggstravaganza & 20th Annual Bunnies and Bonnets Parade. Downtown Campbell knows a thing or two about celebrating Easter. Start off at the Eggstravaganza, the annual egg hunt, which includes bouncy houses, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Kids 1-4 get their own fenced in area. Kids ages 5-12 can make a stop before the egg hunt for a sidewalk chalk art contest. The egg hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp. When: Sat., March 31, 9 a.m.Where:Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell, CaCost: FreeAges: 1-12Online: downtowncampbell.com/eggstravaganza
Epic Easter Egg Drop25,000 Easter eggs will drop from the San Jose sky over Oak Grove High School Football Field this Easter, via hot air balloon! Southridge Church invites the community to come out and enjoy food, bounce houses for the kids and have a hopping good time! Egg hunt begins at 9:00 a.m. with the 0-2 crowd, followed by the 3-5 and 6-10 year olds at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Registration is free and recommended. When: Sun., April 1, 9:00 a.m.–noon Where: Oak Grove High School Footbal Field, 285 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA Cost: FreeAges: All ages Online: southridgesanjose.com
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