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Eggs-cellent Easter Egg-tivities

Candy and presents galore, and egg hunts and activities by the score – that’s Easter! Take those sticky-fingered, Peep-munching, egg-dyeing, candy-hunting little creatures of yours out for some fun all Easter weekend long. One of these egg-cellent outings (yuk, yuk, yuk – or is it yolk, yolk, yolk?) is sure to make your kids very, very hoppy. (And now we are done with bad puns. We promise.)

The Pearl:  Please join us from 12-3pm on April 19th for a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. We will be hosting the Bunny, handing out Easter Eggs and doing crafts. There will be picture opportunities, so please bring a camera. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Orenco Station: We will will be also hosting the Easter Bunny at the Orenco Station wevillage on April 19th from 10-11:15am.  There will be Easter eggs, treats, and crafts. This is also a free event.

Downtown

Downtown Easter Fest
Everyone is invited to the 6th Annual Downtown Easter Fest for a huge Easter egg hunt with thousands of eggs, a bounce house, face painting, bubbles, arts and crafts, sack race, popcorn, food, drinks, and much more – all for free! Apr 20, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Downtown. Free. All ages. Event details.

Mid-City

Bunny Brunch at American Girl
Enjoy Bunny Brunch at American Girl – an egg-stravagant morning with The Grove’s Easter Bunny. Bring your appetite and your camera!  Apr 6 & 13, 9 a.m. Mid City. $22. Ages 3 and up. Event details.

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Duff’s Cakemix Easter Cupcakes
Kids with a sweet tooth (what, the bunny didn’t bring enough?) can come create special Easter treats with instruction from Duff’s decorators with their exclusive easter decorating kit. The kit includes 4 cupcakes per person and all your decorating needs. Apr 20, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. $25. Ages 4 and up. Details.

Eastside

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling brings fun activities and entertainment for all L.A. Zoo visitors! Entertainment includes pet a fuzzy bunny, have your face painted, make a be-a-bunny craft, have your photo taken with Big Bunny  (additional fee), and enjoy children’s musical entertainment.  Mar 18-20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Griffith Park. $13-$18. All ages. Event details.

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Pasadena

Egg-ceptional Celebration at The Arboretum
With an Egg Scramble and Egg-Expedition, make and take activities, refreshments and prizes galore, kids of all ages can celebrate and have a blast. Apr 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Arcadia. $3 suggested donation in addition to admission. All ages. Event details.

Kidspace Egg Hunt
Your little peeps can race through the Kidspace Gardens in search of hundreds of candy-filled eggs. Three egg hunts are scheduled for specific age groups, then stay for art creations like crafting your own bunny-ears. Apr 19 & 20, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pasadena. $4 in addition to museum admission. All ages. Event details.

Descanso Gardens Easter Brunch
This event is best for kiddies who can sit through a tasty brunch cooked up by Patina chefs (so parents can enjoy as well). Enjoy the fully loaded French toast bar, carving station with glazed ham and pan-seared salmon, and mimosas for grownups. Then wander through the blooming gardens to walk off brunch. Reservations required in advance. Apr 19 & 20, Seatings at 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. La Canada. $59 adults, $19 kids 4 – 12. Event details.

 

Come on out for the Annual Great Westside Easter Egg Hunt, held April 19th, the Saturday before Easter. Grab the kids and head out to the only event of its kind on the Westside, held at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro. This event will feature lots of candy and tons of great prizes for kids, plus a fire truck, police cars, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses, games, arts & crafts, Red Cross Blood Drive, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Rain or shine we'll be there! Please note this event is outside only. And Moms, we also have a hunt for you too! Find jewelry, trips, day spa packages, and more! For information about sponsoring this event or showcasing your business, contact 503-640-1360 or email alisa@kuik.com.Westside

Easter Enchanted Fairytale
A special Easter weekend edition of Fairy Tale Theatre returns, as costumed actors invite little ones and their grown-ups to partake in story-telling, sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, theater games, refreshments, and re-enactments of fairytales, myths, and legends. Apr 19 & 20, 12:30 p.m. Santa Monica. $15 per child, adults free. Ages 4-10. Event details.

Malibu Hoppening
Hoppenings are rare. So come enjoy the once-a-year free egg hunt with Easter Bunny, bounce house, photos with the Easter Bunny, spring crafts and hands on fun. Fri., Apr 18. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Malibu. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bugs Bunny Cartoons
It’s wabbit season! Celebrate spring with a thoroughly jolly, rabbit-filled family matinee of classic cartoon Warner Bros. shorts starring the one, the only… Bugs Bunny! There’s also an egg hunt in the movie theater before the show. Apr 20, 4 p.m. Santa Monica. $9-$11. Ages 3 and up. Event details.

 

West Valley

Easter at the Pierce Farm
Gather the family and spend Easter Weekend at the Pierce College Farm taking part in a colorful array of activities for the entire family. Activities include scavenger hunts, Easter crafts, egg painting, animal farm and pony rides. Apr 19 & 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thousand Oaks. All ages. Event details.

Spring Eggstreme and Glow Party
Get the Easter party started early with a bunny hop dance plus plenty of spring themed games, face painting, crafts, and a petting zoo. Take your picture with the Easter Bunny then grab a basket and try the tiny tot egg-scramblers or the all new flashlight egg hunts. And when the sun goes down, the glow party begins. Apr 11, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Calabasas. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

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Beaches

Huntington Beach Easter Hunt
Thousands of locals and tourists alike attend this beloved annual egg hunt held on the grassy lawns of HB’s Central Park. The festivities kick off early, so bring baskets for the kids to fill with candy and a few extra bucks for the yummy pancake breakfast. You can expect plenty of games, entertainment, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Apr 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Huntington Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

Easter Brunch of a Battleship
Time to play battleship – the Easter edition!  Have a hearty sailor’s breakfast and then tour the IOWA.  You get an outdoor brunch, a self guided tour of the ship, games for the kids and an Easter scavenger hunt. Apr 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. San Pedro. $35-$50 (kids 5 and under are free). All ages. Event details.

Breakfast with the Bunny
Come for an Easter breakfast (consisting of silver dollar pancakes, sausage, bacon, juice, milk, coffee, tea and fruit), a special holiday puppet show, cookie decorating, an egg hunt, a snapshot with the Bunny, music and more. Don’t forget your camera! Apr 19, 9 a.m. Torrance. $20. All ages. Event details.

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Worth the Drive

Easter Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park Railroad
Enjoy plenty of age divided egg hunts each day, so every kiddo gets plenty of eggs filled with candy, stickers, and free train tickets. Leave time for the abundance of additional family activities: Easter-cookie decorating, hay rides, train ride, paddleboat and bike rentals, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Sat & Sun from Mar 29- Apr 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Orange. $5 per ticket. All ages. Event details.

Underwood Family Farms Easter
It’s a perfect time for a springtime frolic at this bucolic farmstead. There will be an egg hunt, colorful egg dying, tractor-drawn wagon rides, and visits with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera). Underwood also provides free wagons to tote your little ones through the fields of pick-your-own produce. The rows of ruby-red strawberries are sweeter (and healthier) than Peeps! Apr 12, 13, 19 & 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Moorpark. $6. All ages. Event details.

Easter Breakfast with the Fishes
Enjoy an elegant Easter breakfast and fun-filled day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Everyone likes waking up to a tasty breakfast – and then you get to stay and see the sea creatures all day. Apr 20, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Long Beach. $29.50-$39.50. All ages. Event details.

Did we miss any cool Easter events in your neighborhood?

Photos courtesy of mdgovpics via flickr, Duff’s Cake Mix, Somewhereintheworld via flickr and Irvine Park Railroad.

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