Easter in the Bay Area is celebrated with a bunch of fun activities for all ages. From San Francisco to San Jose, you can always find an event that fits your interests.
San Francisco: Visit San Francisco Zoo on Easter weekend (April 7-8) for the Big Bunny Spring Fling from 10 am to 4 pm. Children will love meeting the Bunny and listening to holiday special tales and song as well as attending puppet shows. You can also adopt a rabbit! The event is free with paid admission. For details go to the zoo’s website.
On Easter day head to Union Street where Easter Parade will begin at 2 pm. Fun for the whole family includes Easter bonnets, street vendors, special performances and outdoor dining. Learn more here.
San Jose: On Sunday, April 1, hit Santana Row to meet the Easter Bunny. Your little ones will love to take a photo with this cute holiday character ($10), take part in cookie decorating or have their faces painted ($1 each). The fun runs 10 am till 2 pm in Park Valencia. For details check out www.santanarow.com
You can also meet the Easter Bunny through April 7 at Westfield Oakridge (for Easter Bunny Hours check the mall website) and Eastridge(Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm).
To celebrate Easter in style head to Fairmont in downtown San Jose on April 8 at 11:30 am for grand Champagne Brunch in the Imperial Ballroom or the classic Fountain Restaurant Easter Brunch. Every hour till 2:30 pm Easter Bunny will splash eggs with candy and at no cost to participate. For brunch menu and prices check the hotel webiste. Kids menu available and kids under 5 year old eat free. Reservation required.
San Mateo: Eggstravaganza kicks off on April 7th with the Rotary pancake breakfast at 9 am (adults $8, kids $4) and continues with a free egg hunt, arts and games, puppets and community parade. Make sure to visit the websitefor the event’s times.
San Carlos: The Hiller Aviation Museum brings a traditional egg hunt to the next level: the Bunny arrives in a personal helicopter at 10:30 am on April 7th. The event is included with museum admission. For time and directions check out the museum website.
Menlo Park: Free egg hunts for children age 8 and under will take place in Burgess Park and Kelly Park on April 7th starting at 10 am. At Burgess Park kids will ride an Old Tom the firetruck and enjoy a majic show at Kelly Park. Easter Bunny photo opportunities are available at both locations. For details go to the city website.
Palo Alto: The beautiful Gamble Garden is holding a special Children’s Easter Party on April 7th. Activities include an egg hunt, puppet show “Grandpa Bunny” and fun arts&crafts. The event is best recommended for children age 2-6. For schedule, tickets price and reservations visit the Garden’s page.
Los Altos: Meet the Easter Bunny in downtown Los Altos on Saturday, March 30. Hunt for candy filled eggs is free for children 1-10 years old. Don’t forget to bring your own basket! For more information go to Downtown Los Altos website.
Cupertino: This year’s egg hunt at Cupertino’s Memorial Park includes face painting, jump house, puppet show, as well as music, story, arts&crafts, games and prizes. Come and have fun between 11 am and 3 pm. The event is free and all ages are welcome.
Want to stay active this Easter? Come back to Cupertino on April 7 at 9 am for Big Bunny Fun Run. Celebrate spring and fitness with this event for the whole family: choose between 5K run or more leisurely paced 2.5K walk. Children can compete in the fun Kids Run. Registration is now open online. Adults $25, Kids $20, KIds Run $15. Every registered participant gets a T-shirt.
Los Gatos: Free egg hunt starts at 10:15 am March 31st on Los Gatos High School front lawn. The event will feature carnival games, food booths, fun jumps, pony rides, petting zoo and much more. Check the schedulefor your kids’ age group timeline.
Campbell: Enjoy marching band, classic cars and cute Easter bunnies at Bunnies & Bonnets Parade in downtown Campbell. The procession starts at noon on April 7th. The event is free to the public. Details can be obtained here.
Newark: East Bay residents are invited to free Easter Eggstravaganza at NewPark Mall in Newark. Come anytime 11 am – 1 pm to enjoy arts&crafts, music, prizes and photo backdrop. For details and special offers check out the venue website.
Alameda: Everybody is welcome to attend the free Splash Into Spring Egg Scramble on March 31 beginning at 11:40 am. The program featuring Arts ‘n Crafts and Lawn Games. Make sure to check out the event websitebefore going – in case of rain the event will be rescheduled.
Berkeley: Eggster, a learning festival andthe largest free egg hunt in Northern California takes place on the UC Berkeley campus on Aprol 7 from 10 am till 3 pm. To find out more visit website.
Livermore: Attend a kids-friendly wine event at Garry Vineyard and Winery on April 8, at 10 am. Adults will enjoy Easter special Champagne lunch while the little ones will have fun participating in an egg hunt and meeting the Easter Bunny. For details go to www.garrewinery.com.
Mill Valley: If you are in Marin Country or don’t mind a drive, head over to Mill Valley for Spring Eggstravaganza. Start your day with breakfast with the Bunny (8.30 am – 10 am) , then hop on out to Friends Field for Egg Hunt starting at 10:15 am. Look for the “golden eggs” with special surprises for the finders. Breakfast tickets are available at the Community Center & Aquatics/Fitness Center. Adults: $6, Children: $4 (2yrs. & under are free). Egg hunt is free. For details check out the event page.