This weekend is spring to the max with Easter festivities and Earth Day volunteer opportunities galore! Opt for a little bit of both when you don your bunny ears and help clean up your community. Full scoop below for all your weekend adventures!
Cherry Blossom Festival
Now celebrating its 52nd year, this festival welcomes over 200,000 people to see the dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture. The festival will be held on the borders of Laguna and Fillmore Streets and Bush and Geary Streets. There will be food booths, Japanese and Japanese American cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m., beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Earth Day San Francisco Street Festival
New for 2019, the annual Earth Day SF festival will be on Valencia Street, between 19th and 20th street. Earth Day SF is more than a music festival, it is a fun filled experience with eco-educational opportunities such as: organic/vegan/local chef demos, eco-fashion shows, innovative and earth-friendly product vendors, earth justice activism and renowned speakers. Sat. Event details.
25th Annual Oakland Earth Day
Join your neighbors to clean and green Oakland! Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join cleanup and restoration projects at creeks, parks and neighborhood sites throughout Oakland. All tools are provided. Sat. Event details.
Press Here—The Musical
Colorful dots cavort and juggle onstage, while audience members take an ever-changing, magical journey with the actors in this original production of Press Here the Musical, inspired by Hervé Tullet’s award-winning picture book, Press Here, about the power of imagination and interactivity. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Campbell Eggstravaganza and Bunnies & Bonnets Parade
Downtown Campbell knows a thing or two about celebrating Easter. Start off the Eggstravaganza with the annual egg hunt, which includes bouncy houses, face painting, petting zoo 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. Sat. Event details.
Epic Easter Egg Drop
50,000 Easter eggs will drop from the San Jose sky over the San Jose Giants Stadium this Easter, via hot air balloon! Southridge Church invites the community to come out and enjoy food, bounce houses, pony rides for the kids and have a hopping good time. Egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. with the special needs group, followed by the 0-4, 5-7 and 8-10 crowds. Registration is free and recommended. Sun. Event details.
Earth Day Party for the Planet
Celebrate Earth Day at CuriOdyssey’s Party for the Planet that starts with a Coyote Point Park beach cleanup. Watch raptors soar overhead at CuriOdyssey with Full Circle Falconry at noon and 1 p.m. Create a conservation craft with a CuriOdyssey professional educator at 1:30 p.m. See wildlife presentations with CuriOdyssey’s professional animal keepers throughout the day. Sat. Event details.
San Mateo Eggstravaganza
Start your day 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. Sat. Event details.
Sausalito Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
The parade is led by none other than the Easter Bunny, starting at Johnsons Street Fire Station, on the corner of Johnson and Caledonia. Hop on down to Robin Sweeney Park for an Easter Egg Hunt, enjoy live music and the sights of many bright, crazy bonnets—or don your own and enter the Easter Bonnet Contest. The parade begins at 10 a.m., egg hunt at 10:10 a.m. Sat. Event details.