Egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, craft stations, and even a few drag queens might make their appearance

It’s that time of year again to grab your baskets and crew and head on out for some fabulous family Easter fun. From Brunch cruises and parades, to egg hunts for days, you’ll find plenty to do in our roundup of family-friendly Easter activities all around the Bay Area. So grab your bunnies and hop on over to one of these jumping local events.

San Francisco Easter Events


St. Mark's Lutheran Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Bring a basket and have your little bunnies hop on over and join St. Mark's annual Easter Egg Hunt! Apr. 1 Event details

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Meet the Easter bunny at Neiman Marcus and enjoy breakfast, photos, balloon art, and other surprises. Apr. 2 Event details

Castro Eggstravaganza Block Party
The first annual Castro Easter Eggstravaganza Block Party will feature photos with the Easter bunny, a petting zoo, drag queen story time, music, and entertainment. Apr. 8 Event details

Hornblower Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise
Hop on board a relaxing two-hour Easter brunch buffet. Enjoy entertainment, free-flowing champagne and mimosas, scenic SF Bay views, coloring sheets for the bunnies, a keepsake photo, and a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny! Apr. 9 Event details

East Bay Easter Events

Orange Empire Railway Museum

Spring-Styled Pontoon Boat Ride with Snacks - Castro Valley
Lake Chabot is a lovely spot for family-friendly boat trips and your two-hour rental includes a kid's Easter basket and a snack basket to enjoy as your family floats idyllically on the lake. Apr.1 - Apr. 30 Event details

Piedmont Bunny Blast Egg Hunt 
Bounce into Spring with the Piedmont Rec. Department, as they host their annual egg hunt for children 2-7 years old. Hunt for treasures and enjoy a morning full of festivities in the park. Apr. 1 Event details

Ride the Easter Egg Express - Sacramento
Celebrate Easter on an unforgettable train ride and visit the private river-side park and boarding station. Kids will decorate their own Easter Egg bag, play games, enjoy 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. Sat. & Sun. starting April 1 Event details 

Easter Celebration at Jack London Square
This family-friendly event invites families to enjoy storytime, kid's crafts and contests. Apr. 1 Event details

Easter Celebration at Alameda Landing
Face painting, balloon art and photos with the Easter Bunny are all at the Landing for your family to take part in. Apr. 1 Event details

Family Day at the Park
Newark Community Center Park invites your family to join in on the Easter festivities with an egg hunt, face painting, egg dyeing, arts and crafts, games and more. Apr. 1 Event details


10th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
Rudgear Park in Walnut Creek hosts an egg-citing egg hunt, face painting, and other arts and crafts. Apr. 8 Event details

Muffins with the Easter Bunny
Muffins, snacks, games, crafts, and of course the Easter bunny will all be at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Pre-purchase tickets; no tickets will be sold at the door. Apr. 8 Event details

Bunny Weekend
Bunny Weekend brings family-friendly games and activities, arts and crafts, ‘hopscotch’ activities, and live performances all to Fairyland. Apr. 8 & 9 Event details 

Easter Sunday on the Farm
Stop by Ardenwood Farm to delve into the magic of springtime! Pet the hens and bunnies, and look for the giant egg. Apr. 9 Event details

29th Annual Eggster Egghunt and Learning Festival
Start off at the start booth and pick up your egg hunt tickets (two per child). Enjoy age-appropriate, designated hunt areas, family-friendly learning activities, music, live performances, raffles, and more. Apr. 15 Event details

Best Easter Events on the Peninsula

Kim Stoegbauer

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Start the day with a continental breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny before playing your heart out at Dave & Buster's. Two packages are available and kids 2 and under are free. Apr. 1 Event details

Gamble Garden's Easter Egg Hunt
Join this festive tradition as Gamble Garden becomes a treasure of hidden Easter eggs. Children will enjoy a supervised petting zoo, arts and crafts, treats, light refreshments, Easter Bunny photos, and an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden. Three scheduled hunts start at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Apr. 2 Event details

Half Moon Bay Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your bunnies out for a morning of treats, fun, and a visit with the Easter bunny at Lemos Farm. There will be four hunt sections, for ages 1-10. The fun kicks off at 10:45 a.m., bring your own basket. Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 8 & 9  Event details

Egg Hunt Adventure Hunt
Bring a basket to Belmont and help the Easter bunny find all 13,000 eggs! Apr. 8 Event details

Easter Bunny by Helicopter
Did you know that the Easter bunny can fly? At Hiller Aviation Museum, kids can see a flying bunny, run an obstacle course, and jump in a bouncy house. Apr. 8 Event details

Bunny Bound Spring Event
Hop on over to our Bunny Stop at the Los Altos Community Center for carnival games, an egg hunt for kids ages 1-10, and a performance by the popular Andy Z.  Apr. 8 Event details

45th Annual City of San Mateo Eggstravaganza 
Start your day 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 while the 4- to 9-year-old group can go for the Big Egg Hunt. There are multiple hunts throughout the day, plus a parade at 10:30 a.m., photos with the Easter Bunny, and live entertainment including a magician. Apr. 8  Event details 

Easter Events in the South Bay


Easter at Venture Church
Families are invited to join for inflatable fun, a petting zoo, food, a toddler zone, and an egg hunt for kids. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Apr. 1 Event details

Big Bunny Scramble
Milpitas Community Center hosts an egg hunt, crafts, coloring contest, egg decorating and more in their Spring celebration. Apr. 1 Event details

Easter On The Farm & Egg Hunt
When Easter is celebrated on a farm, in addition to egg hunts, enjoy food trucks, arts and crafts, games, and more! Don't miss this Easter on the Farm in Watsonville event! Apr. 8 Event details

Helicopter Easter Egg Drop
Just when you thought an Easter event couldn't possibly be more fun, VIVE Morgan Hill drops one (or many) on you. Have the kids bring a basket and enjoy the thrill of rushing for eggs falling from the sky! Apr. 8 Event details

Egg Hunt & Spring Flowers
Let kids burn off some steam with an egg hunt (included in admission) and then check out the Fantastical Flowers Spring Celebration. Apr. 9 Event details

All Aboard the Easter Eggspress
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 8 & 9 Event details 

Easter Egg Hunt & Concert
Enjoy a performance by the Silicon Valley Conservatory of Music followed by an Easter egg hunt with snacks, festivities, and more! Apr. 9 Event details

Best Easter Events in Marin & Beyond 


Annual Sausalito Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
The parade is led by none other than the Easter Bunny, starting at Johnsons Street Fire Station, on the corner of Johnson and Caledonia. Hop on down to Dunphy Park for an Easter Egg Hunt, enjoy live music and the sights of many bright, crazy bonnets–or don your own and enter the Easter Bonnet Contest. Apr. 8 Event details

San Anselmo Spring Egg Hunt and Flashlight Hunt
Come be a part of this annual tradition, where children 7 and younger can run loose at Memorial Park in search of treats, eggs, and the coveted golden eggs. The 8 and older bunch can test their night vision at the exciting flashlight hunt, the Friday before Easter. Wear good running shoes, and bring your own basket and flashlight. Apr. 8 Event details

Easter at the Mart
Come for an egg hunt, decorate an Easter basket, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, and meet some real chicks and bunnies. Festivities start at 9 a.m.  Apr 8 Event details

Egg Hunt at Marinwood 
The annual Las Gallinas Lions Club Egg Hunt will feature a free egg hunt for the kiddos and food for purchase. Apr. 8 Event details

Additional reporting by Christine Lai, Nella DuBon-Koch & Kate Loweth

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