Passover and Easter are just a hop, skip and a jump away! Celebrate them in fun and musical ways. Have your first bite of matzah at the Family Passover Seder and the Musical Tot Seder. Hunt for eggs at The Great Easter Egg Hunt and the Eggstravaganza. Sing and dance for no reason at all at the JAMband Family Festival and with Joanie Leeds in Concert!

San Francisco

Union Street Spring Celebration
Watch the Easter Parade, and have fun with rides, games, inflatable bounce houses, a climbing wall, a petting zoo and pony rides. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

JAMband Family Festival
This music festival is a regular destination for families from all over the Bay Area. Sing and dance along, and take part in yoga and an egg hunt too! Sun., 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Family Passover Seder
This family oriented seder led by a rabbi, is geared towards kids age 2-7, but all children are welcome. The seder will include a light, kid-friendly meal, served picnic style! Fri., 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Berkeley.  $24/Adult. $12/Child age 2-13. Under 2, free. All ages. Event details.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your own basket to fill with eggs, and bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a petting zoo, mansion tours, pony rides, face painting and games. Sat., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Oakland. $5/Adult. $2/Child age 5–10. Under 5, free. All ages.  Event details.


Easter Egg Hunt
Watch the Easter parade led by the Easter Bunny himself! It will be followed by an egg hunt, live music and a bonnet contest. Sat., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Sausalito. Free. All ages. Event details.

Joanie Leeds in Concert
Celebrate spring at the library with popular kids rocker Joanie Leeds. Boogie in the beautiful Main Reading Room during this acclaimed New York recording artist’s rare west coast appearance. Sun., 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Mill Valley. Free. Ages 0-7. Event details.


Musical Tot Seder
Join the rabbi and her fuzzy sidekick Shalom Dubi, for a 30 minute hands-on seder. Enjoy music, games, art and stories, and dinner all together as well! Fri., 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Palo Alto. See website for pricing. Age 0-4. Event details.

The Easter Bunny will be stopping by San Mateo for a day of fun for the whole family. Take part in an egg hunt, and enjoy musical and magical live entertainment! Sat., 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. San Mateo. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Charity & the JAMband