It’s Easter Weekend and the Bay Area is hopping with egg hunts, bunny brunches, and a whole lot more. And if you’ve gathered all your eggs (it’s okay, they can go in one basket) try a story time in the botanical gardens, a full moon walk in the redwoods, or visit a gallery and make some art. Hop on!
It wouldn’t be Easter if we didn’t have an egg hunt in the city’s biggest park! We’re talking about Golden Gate Park of course, and their Spring Eggstravaganza. This annual celebration includes carnival rides, games, egg hunts, live entertainment, and a BBQ competition between Rec and Park, SF Police and SF Fire departments! Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Golden Gate Park. $8. All ages. Event details.
Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration
When it comes to street festivals, nobody does it like San Francisco. From rollerblading cows to a Bunny Hop flash mob, the 24th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration is no exception. Join in the jubilee of rides, crafts, food, and more. Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Marina. Free. All ages. Event details.
Free Day at the Asian Art Museum
Part of Target’s First Free Sunday program, the Asian Art Museum is open, totally free, and totally awesome. In addition to touring the regular galleries and exhibits there will be storytelling sessions throughout the day, architecture tours, and even a family friendly yoga class! Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Civic Center. Free. All ages. Event details.
Story Time at the SF Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a story at the SF Botanical Gardens Library, and then take a walk around the gardens on a 30-minute docent led tour. The library houses an excellent collection of kid’s books on plants, natural history, science, and nature-related myths and stories. Bring a lunch and enjoy the gardens for the afternoon (story time is free, garden admission fees apply to enter the gardens after). Sun., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Golden Gate Park. Free. 4-8. Event details.
Bunny Weekend at Fairyland
Fairyland’s annual Bunny Weekend includes tap-dancing Easter bunnies (April 4 only) bunny characters, arts, and crafts, puppet shows, and more! Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oakland. $8. All ages. Event details.
Great Egg Hunt at the Dunsmuir Hellman Estate
Think of it like an Easter egg hunt held at the East Bay version of Downton 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! Dancing bunnies, clowns and stilt-walkers, a petting zoo, crafts, egg dying, face painting, an adopt-a-pet area, and a visit from the Easter Bunny make this an affair to remember. Sat., noon-3 p.m. Oakland. $5/adults; $3/children 4-18; children 3 and under are free. All ages. Event details.
See & Make Art at the Richmond Art Center
Join the Richmond Art Center for free, first Saturday bilingual art tours. Enjoy a guided tour of the galleries and a hands-on art making activity. Please meet the group in the Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room at the Richmond Public Library, Main Branch (325 Civic Center Plaza) and then walk as a group over to the Art Center. Sat., 3-4:30 p.m. Richmond. Free. All ages. Event details.
Easter Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
Eggs-tra-ordinary things await you at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach Easter weekend! Take a hop through Pinball Alley, peep through the Carousel Carnival, hunt through exhibitions of Americana and eggs-change what you find for prizes. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. El Cerrito. $15/adult; $10/adult. All ages. Event details.
Easter Egg Hunt with Baby Goats
Join Red Tricycle at Harley Farms Goat Dairy for an Easter Egg hunt and tour of the farm. You’ll meet baby goats and learn about the history of this working dairy farm, and then enjoy an exciting egg hunt! Note: The 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. time slots are sold out. Sat., 10 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m. Pescadero. $10. All ages. Event details.
Willow Glen Egg Hunt
South Bay families can attest to the sweetness and simplicity of Willow Glen’s Easter Egg Hunt. A great community event, especially for the little ones first egg hunt. Sat., 10-11 a.m. San Jose. Free. All ages. Event details.
Downtown Campbell Eggstravaganza and Bunnies & 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. And kids ages 5-12 can make a stop after the egg hunt for a sidewalk chalk art contest. The egg hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Sat., 9 a.m. Campbell. Free. 1-12. Event details.
Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt
The Las Gallinas Lions Club will host an egg hunt for the kiddos, and after the egg hunt you can hop on over to the Marinwood Community Center for a hearty breakfast with the Easter Bunny! The egg hunt is free for all, breakfast is a small fee. Sat., 10 a.m.-noon. San Rafael. $7/adults, $5/child 12 and under. Egg hunt is free. All ages. Event details.
Easter Celebration at the Marin Country Mart
Egg-dyeing, meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, baby chicks and a petting zoo, a pony ride, and live music. The Poppy Store will be hosting an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m., and while you’re at the market be sure and pick up some fresh carrots and other healthy and sweet treats for your bunny’s little basket! Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Larkspur. Free. All ages. Event details.
Full Moon Walk in Roy’s Redwoods
Join a Marin County park ranger for a moonlight hike under the full moon. Learn about nocturnal animals and other things that go bump in the night. This easy walk is good for all ages. Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a flashlight. (Rain or heavy winds cancel). Sat., 6:30-8:30 p.m. San Geronimo. Free. All ages. Event details.
Bunny Hop & Egg Scramble
This is a perfect Easter event for the 5 and under crowd. Crafts, music, face painting, life-sized Candyland (!!!) and an egg hunt in the playground or grass grouped by age. Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. See event listing for exact hunt times. Belvedere. $5/child. 0-5. Event details.
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