While we won’t have all our usual Easter egg hunts and parades for 2021, there are a few COVID-friendly events going on around town. Check them out and get your tickets now as they are sure to be popular with the little bunnies!

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Train & Boat Adventures

Ride the Easter Egg Express - Sacramento
Celebrate Easter on an unforgettable train ride and visit to our private river-side park and boarding station. Kids will decorate their own Easter Egg bag, there will be games for them to play, an Easter Egg hunt and other surprises! Relax with your family and friends at one of our picnic tables and enjoy the scenery. There's so much fun that your little bunny will be hopping with excitement. Mar. 27-28 and April 2-4. Event details

All Aboard the Easter Eggspress - Felton
The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding either the Redwood Forest Steam Train or the Santa Cruz Beach Train, your kids will have a blast participating in Easter activities in Town. April 3-4. Event details

Spring-Styled Pontoon Boat Ride with Snacks - Castro Valley
Bring your little ones to the lake for a memorable Easter season. Lake Chabot is a lovely spot for family-friendly boat trips. They make it easy to book an outing and get two hours of a styled patio boat, charcuterie box with spring cookies by Brie Grazing Boards and Birdie Bakery), or Kids’ Sweet Spring Treat (by Its Jam ‘n Treats). Available to book through April 3. Event details

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Egg Hunts & Celebrations

Eggstravaganza & Family Picnic - Walnut Creek
This Eggstra-Special Easter Event is perfect for a family outing in Walnut Creek's downtown Civic Park. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch for your family to enjoy in this beautiful setting. Each child will receive a goodie bag full of pre-stuffed eggs, some Easter themed activities and other goodies. A craft table will be set up for families to explore their creative side during the event. Signups end at April 2. April 3. Event details

Easter in the Garden - Walnut Creek
This Easter, bring the whole family to visit the Garden.  Enjoy all the spring blooms plus some special Easter activities. Garden admission is free for Members but regular Garden admission fees will apply for non-members and is $10 for adults (13 and up), $8 for seniors, and children 12 and under are always free. Easter events are offered at no additional charge with Garden Admission. April 4. Event details

  • Bunny Scavenger Hunt – a fluffle of bunnies have planted themselves in the garden. Use your map and see how many you can find.
  • Easter Professional Digital Portraits
  • Instagram Photo contest
  • Dogs on leash are welcome and encouraged.

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Egg Decorating

Easter Egg Decorating Workshop - Redwood City
Families are invited to decorate an adorable, edible egg at Hillsdale Shopping Center to celebrate the Easter holidays. Join the fun as Kathy’s Creative Kakes of San Mateo guides you through the process and shows unique ways to add festive features to your peek-a-boo, panoramic egg. A $25 fee per egg includes all decorating materials and confections. Appointment required. Through April 3. Event details

Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Snap a Pic with the Easter Bunny - Pleasanton
The Easter Bunny is available for socially-distanced visits Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 pm, and Sundays from noon to 6 pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Through April 3. Event details

Photos with the Easter Bunny - Marin Country Mart
Celebrate Easter at Marin Country Mart for (socially-distant!) photos with the Easter Bunny Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy a special appearance of chicks and bunnies at Poppy Store. Appointments are required. Please reserve your one-hour time window via the EventBrite link below ($5 donation*). Limited capacity. Each family will receive a 4x6 print to takeaway the day-of, as well as a digital copy of their photo following. April 3. Event details

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Plan an At-Home Celebration

If you are looking to stay close to home this Easter, we've got loads of ideas. Check out our Ultimate Easter Guide for all the crafts, decor, games and more. We’ve got your little bunnies covered!

—Kate Loweth

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