The Bay Area is blooming with Spring, Easter fun! Not sure where to take your bunnies for a good hunt? Worry not! From wacky parades to Easter steam trains, we’ve got you covered. We have compiled a list of exciting activities that are sure to please everyone in your bunch. So grab your baskets and bonnets and hop on over to one of these local events, to catch the Easter Bunny himself!

photo: Steven Restivo Event Services

San Francisco

Union Street’s 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. Rather, its organizers describe it as “wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous,” featuring everything from “roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars.” Don’t fret, it also 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: Free
Ages: All Ages

Hornblower Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise
Hop on board a relaxing two-hour Easter brunch buffet. Enjoy entertainment, free-flowing champagne and mimosas, scenic SF Bay views, coloring sheets for the bunnies, a keepsake photo and a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny himself!

When: Sun., April 1, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Where: Departs from SF – Pier 3, on the Embarcadero at Washington St.
Cost: $85.50 per person
Ages: All Ages

photo: Wag Hotel

Wag Hotels’ 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
Bring your furry friends for an egg hunt all their own. Fun for dogs and humans too, there are prizes, photo opps, a raffle, and more. Kids and dogs are encouraged to wear their bunny-best! Check in at 12 p.m., egg hunt is 1 p.m. sharp and raffle at 1:30 p.m. Dogs and children under 12 have free admisson. 100% of proceeds will benefit Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

When: Sat., March 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Wag Hotels, 25 14th Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $15/adults in advance; $20/day of. (Dogs and children under 12, Free.)
Ages: All Ages

photo: SF Park and Rec.

San Francisco Spring Eggstravaganza
It wouldn’t be Easter if we didn’t have an egg hunt in the city’s biggest park. This annual celebration includes carnival rides, games, egg hunts, live entertainment, and the highly anticipated annual Rib Cook-Off between SF Rec and Park, SF Fire, SF Police and other city departments.

When: Sat., March 31, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Robin Williams Meadow, (formerly Sharon Meadows, near the Koret Children’s Playground), Golden Gate Park
Cost: $10
Ages: All Ages, *No Pets Allowed

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, CA
Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages

 photo: Alameda Park and Rec. 

East Bay

Splash Into Spring Egg Scramble
There are few places that combine a beautiful beach with a spring shin-dig, but Alameda is one of them. Check out the mobile fish exhibit, do some beach exploration, play lawn games, and keep little hands busy with arts and crafts. There will be photo-opps with the Easter Bunny too ($3, bring your own camera) and snacks for sale. 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 24, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Crab Cove Picnic Area, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda, Ca
Cost: Free
Ages: 1-12

The Jumpin’ Bunny Festival at the Dunsmuir Hellman Estate
Think of it like an Easter egg hunt held at the East Bay version of Downtown Abbey. The beautiful Dunsmuir-Hellman makes a perfect backdrop for your Easter pics, and this is the kind of place you can really wear a bonnet. Bounce houses, dancing bunnies, entertaining clowns, a petting zoo, crafts, face painting, games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny make this an affair to remember. Bonus, you can tour the estate’s historic mansion. The egg-hunt offers a toddler hunt area, too.


When: Sat., March 31, 10 a.m.–4 p.m
Where: Dunsmuir Hellman Estate,  2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland, Ca
Cost: $5/ages 2-10; $10/11 and older
Ages: All Ages

The Albany Preschool Spring Fair
With activities including an egg hunt, games, a huge cardboard maze, face-painting, arts and crafts, amazing food, storytelling, dancing, live music, and yummy bake sale goodies, your little ones will be hopping for joy. And be sure and get there early to watch the Bunny arrive via firetruck!

When: Sat., March 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Albany, Ca
Cost: 50 cents per ticket; bundles available; admission is free
Ages: All Ages, games are geared more toward the 6 and under crowd

Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast at the YMCA at Camp Arroyo
Start off Easter with a hoppy tummy during the Annual Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast at the YMCA at Camp Arroyo. Kids can load up on pancakes (i.e. energy) prior to the 9 a.m. egg hunt kickoff. Families pay a flat $20 fee for breakfast and the egg hunt for kids nine and under. Hunts occur every 30 minutes from 9-11 a.m.

When: Sat., March 31, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Where: YMCA at Camp Arroyo, 5535 Arroyo Road, Livermore, Ca
Cost: $20 per family
Ages: All ages are welcome, egg hunts are for children 9 and under

photo: Gamble Gardens


Gamble Garden’s Easter Egg Hunt
Join this festive tradition as Gamble Garden becomes a treasure of hidden Easter eggs. Children will enjoy a supervised petting zoo with more than 20 animals, arts and crafts, treats, light refreshments, Easter Bunny photos and an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden. Three scheduled hunts last approximately one hour. Start times are 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

When: Sun., March 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where: Gamble Gardens, 431 Waverly St. Palo Alto, Ca
Cost: $10-30
Ages: All ages

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

41st Annual City of San Mateo Eggstravaganza 
Start your day out with a pancake breakfast (9-11 a.m.), then get going on your egg hunt. Kids ages 1-3 can visit Peter Rabbit’s Playground, an area set up just for them. Kids 4-9 can go for the Big Egg Hunt. There are multiple hunts throughout the day, plus a parade at 10:30 a.m., photos with the Easter Bunny, and live entertainment including a magician. Egg hunts: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., every half hour. Book your ticket to the hunt of your choice here.

When: Sat., March 31,  9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where:  Central Park, 50 East 5th Ave., San Mateo, Ca
Cost: Peter Rabbit’s Playground, parade, and entertainment are free. Breakfast is $8/adult, $4/child. The Big Egg Hunt is $3/child.
Ages: 0-9

San Bruno Easter Egg Hunt 
Enjoy an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Free Children’s games and activities between 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Hunts will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be staggered every 15 minutes by ages 1-8.

When: Sat., March 24, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Where: Veterans Memorial Recreation Center, 251 City Park Way, San Bruno, CA
Cost: Hunts and childrens activities/Free, Breakfast is $6/adult, $4/Over 65 and under 12. 6 and under Free with paid adult.
Ages: All Ages


South Bay

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. Grab a donut and some coffee, then follow a parade bunny to score a spot along the sidewalk for the Bunnies and Bonnets parade. 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, Ca
Cost: Free
Ages: 1-12

Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt at Roaring Camp in Felton
Trains, an egg hunt and a visit from the Eater Bunny himself? Whoa, it doesn’t get much better than that. Kids will ride Roaring Camp’s real 1880s Steam Train beneath an ancient Redwood canopy, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the cool Santa Cruz Mountains. The Easter Bunny will hop on through to the top of Bear Mountain where kids will go on the hunt for chocolate eggs. Purchase tickets for the Easter Steam Train. Rides start at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

When: March 31 & April 1 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Where: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Rd., Felton, Ca
Cost: $23/child, $29/adult
Ages: All ages

Almaden Lake Park Spring Egg Hunt
Welcome Spring at Almaden Lake with their 5th annual Spring Egg Hunt! Bring the family for a day full of egg hunts for age groups 1-12, special prizes to those that find the GOLDEN EGG, face-painting and arts and crafts. First hunt kicks off at 9:30 a.m., for ages 3-4, following various age groups ’till 2:00 p.m. Check in is at 9:00 a.m. and arts and crafts from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please bring your own basket.

When: Sat., March 24, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Where: Almaden Lake Park, 15652 Almaden Expwy., San Jose, CA
Cost: $8/pre-registartion, $10/day of
Ages: All ages

Epic Easter Egg Drop
25,000 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: Free
Ages: All ages

photo: Sausalito Parks and Rec. Department 

Marin/Sonoma County

Sausalito Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
The parade is led by none other than the Easter Bunny, starting at the corner of Johnson and Caledonia Streets. Hop on down to Dunphy Park for an Easter Egg Hunt and then enjoy live music and the sights of many bright, crazy bonnets–or don your own and enter the Easter Bonnet Contest. Rain or shine! The parade begins at 10 a.m., egg hunt at 10:15 a.m.

When: Sat., March 31, 10 a.m.–noon
Where: Dunphy Park, Downtown Sausalito, Ca
Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages

Egg Hunt at Marinwwod 
39th annual Las Gallinas Lions Club Egg Hunt will feature a free egg hunt for the kiddos and Johnny Doughnut’s will be there! Egg hunt starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp.

When: Sat., March 31, 10 a.m.
Where: Marinwood Community Center, 775 Miller Creek Rd. , San Rafael, Ca
Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages

Cavallo Point Lodge Eggstravaganza
Get hoppy at Sausalito’s Cavallo Point Lodge during its Easter Kids Eggstravaganza. With views of the Golden Gate Bridge, festivities include egg hunts, balloon animals, cookie decorating, a magic show and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Easter baskets, light snacks and beverages are offered to children throughout the event.

When: Sun., April 1, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Baker, Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate, 601 Murray Circle , Sausalito, Ca
Cost: Admission is $20
Ages: 0-12

Belvedere Community Center’s Bunny Hop and Egg Scramble
This is a perfect Easter event for all ages, as there are 4 age-specific hunts to ensure everyone leaves with a full basket. The carnival area includes games, a bounce house, face painting, life-sized Candyland, music, crafts and more. To buy tickets call The Ranch at (415)435-4355 beginning Monday, March 5 at 9 a.m.

When: Sun., March 25, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Where: Belvedere Community Center Park, 450 San Rafael Ave., Belvedere
Cost: $1 Activity Tickets; $5 Egg Hunt Bracelet; $20 All Inclusive Bracelet (includes 1 Egg Hunt, 2 rounds of Candyland and UNLIMITED Carnival Games, Bounce House, Crafts & Face Painting)
Ages: 0-6 and above

 photo: Nella DuBon-Koch

Mill Valley Spring Eggstravaganza 
Join Mr E. Bunny for a hearty Spring time breakfast of french toast, sausages, orange juice and coffee. After breakfast follow him out to the Friends Field for the annual Egg Hunt starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. There will be three different hunts at two different times to help the hunting go smoothly. 10 a.m. for ages 2 and under, 10:15 a.m. for ages 3-4 and 5-8. Don’t forget to look for the “golden eggs” that hold special surprises!

When: Sat., March 24, 8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Where: Mill Valley Recreation Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 
Cost: Breakfast: $6/adults, $4/children 3 and over, Egg Hunt is free
Ages: 0-8

Didn’t see your favorite Easter egg hunt on the list? Let us know in the comment box below.            

—Nella DuBon-Koch, Kate Loweth & Erin Feher