Hold on to your Easter baskets kids because there are bunnies to see and candy-filled eggs to collect all weekend. But don’t worry, there are plenty of other non-bunny related events to help you come down from that awesome sugar rush. So, come on, and hop to it already!

Courtesy of City of Cupertino Recreation and Community Services

San Francisco

Take a Moonlit, Wildflower Walk
It’s officially wildflower season and when that coincides with a full moon it’s time to head out after dark to the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Guests will tour the garden in the dark for views of the flowers and foliage that glow under the moonlight. Bring your flash light. Fog won’t cancel but heavy rain will. Fri. Event details.

It’s an Eggstravganza in Golden Gate Park
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 coolest, not-to-miss BBQ competition between Rec and Park, SF Police and SF Fire departments. Sat. Event details.

East Bay

Help Spread the Feast for these Beasts
What do carrots, watermelon, kiwi, pineapple, sweet potatoes, cabbage heads, celery stalks, bananas and pomegranates have in common? They are all among elephants favorite foods. You can help spread the produce love in the elephant enclosure at the Oakland Zoo during this special event. The zoo will open its doors at 9 a.m. and distribute 250 tickets, free with zoo admission, to distribute fruits and veggies. Strollers aren’t allowed in the enclosure. Sat. Event details.

Mother Nature will Love these Naturally Dyed Eggs
Learn to utilize a rainbow of plant-based colors and patterns to dye festive eggs at this hands-on workshop at UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden. Each participant will get four eggs to color. There are two hour-long sessions starting at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Advanced registration is highly recommended. Sat. Event details.

South Bay

These Papier-Mache Planets are Out of this World
Explore the universe at NUMU! We’ll be using papier-mache and our minds to design planets, either real or imaginary! Sat. Event details.

Get Ready for Cupertino’s Big Bunny 5K and Fun Run
Bunnies of all sizes can lace up their shoes and hop over to Cupertino’s annual Big Bunny 5K. There’s a little something for all fitness levels including a challenging 5K run to a leisurely paced community walk and even a kid fun run. A portion of all fees will be donated to Charity: Water, which helps provide clean water to communities in the developing world.Kid’s race starts at 9:30 a.m. Sat. Event details.


Warm Up for an Egg Hunt With a Pancake Breakfast
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 with 30 minutes slots by age starting at 9 a.m. for $3 per child. (Purchase your time slot in advance right here.) The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by a puppet show and other cool entertainment. Sat. Event details.

Hop to Los Altos for this Bunny Meet-Up
Kids walking to age 10 will love the hunt, and Mr. 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. Sat. Event details.

North Bay

Say Hooray for an Easter Bunny Parade
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. Sat. Event details.

Get to the Mart for a Hopping Good Time
Ready for a fun-filled day of all things Easter? Head to the Marin Country Mart for hours of fun. It starts with Easter basket decorating at Tutu School (RSVP for this portion of the event at twirl@tutuschool.com). At 10:30 a.m. there’s an egg hunt for kids ages 2-4 followed by a 10:45 a.m. egg hunt for kids five and over. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. kids can visit with chicks and bunnies at the Poppy Store and decorate eggs at the Farmers Market. And don’t forget the stop and say what’s up to the Easter Bunny. Sat. Event details.

What kind of treats do you love to find in your Easter Basket? Tell us what you’re looking forward to this season in the comments below!

–Chantal Lamers