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

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San Francisco

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Meet the Easter bunny at Neiman Marcus and enjoy breakfast, photos, balloon art and other surprises. Apr. 9 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. 16 Event details

Easter Jubilee
The annual Easter Jubilee at Ghirardelli Square is back! With egg races divided by age, egg decorating, photos with the Easter bunny and chocolate treats, everyone will have a sweet time.
Apr. 16 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. 17 Event details

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. 17 Event details

Hip Hoppin' Historic Tram Tour, Angel Island
Hop on over to Angel Island on select weekends for a one-hour tram tour of the island plus kids Easter baskets. Apr. 9-10 & 16-17 Event details

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East Bay

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 kids Easter basket and a snack basket to enjoy as your family floats idyllically on the lake. Mar. 20-May. 1 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. 2 Event details

Ride the Easter Egg Express - Sacramento
Celebrate Easter on an unforgettable train ride and visit to our 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 2 Event details 

Easter Celebration at Jack London Sq
This family-friendly event invites families to enjoy story time, kids crafts and contests. Apr. 9 Event details

Easter Celebration at Alameda Landing
Arm painting, balloon art and photos with the Easter Bunny are all at the Landing for your family to take part in. Apr. 9 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. 9 Event details

The Albany Preschool Spring Fair
With activities including an egg hunt, games, a huge cardboard maze, face-painting, arts and crafts, food, storytelling, dancing, live music, and bake sale goodies your little ones will be hopping for joy. Be sure to get there early to watch the Bunny arrive via firetruck! Apr 16 Event details

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28th 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. 16 Event details

Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
Rudgear Park in Walnut Creek hosts an egg-citing egg hunt, face painting and other arts and crafts. Apr. 16 Event details

Eggstravaganza & Family Picnic
Downtown Civic Park in Walnut Creek hosts a picnic, scavenger hunt and other Easter themed activities and crafts. In lieu of an egg hunt, each child will receive a goodie bag full of pre-stuffed eggs. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it! Apr. 16 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. 16 Event details

Bunny Weekend
Bunny Weekend brings family-friendly games and activities, arts and crafts, ‘hopscotch’ activities and live performances all to Fairyland. Apr. 16 & 17 Event details 

Spring Fest
Marina Park in San Leandro hosts Spring Fest with bounce houses, bumper soccer, egg decorating, a hunt and a Fur, Scales, and Tales Animal Show.. basically everything your kid could ever want will come true here. Apr. 16 Event details 

Easter at Del Valle
Stop by the visitor center to delve into the magic of springtime! Learn about animals that lay eggs and play some fun games. Apr. 17 Event details

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Peninsula

San Bruno Easter Egg Hunt 
Enjoy a pancake breakfast from 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Free Children's games and activities between 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Hunts will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be staggered every 15 minutes by ages 1-8. Apr. 9 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. There will be four hunt sections, for ages 1-10. Fun kicks off at 10:45 a.m., bring your own basket. Apr. 9 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. 16 Event details

Egg Hunt Adventure Hunt
Bring a basket and help the Easter bunny find all 10,000 eggs! Apr. 16 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. 16 Event details

Bunny Bound Spring Event - Los Altos
Hop on over to our Bunny Stop at the Los Altos Community Center and meet a Spring bunny. Register for an appointment time (30 minute increments) to visit and take a picture with our Spring Bunny and receive a goodie bag with fun things to do for the whole family. Apr. 16 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 4-9 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. 16 Event details 

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South Bay

Easter at Venture Church
Families are invited to join for inflatable fun, a petting zoo, food trucks, free churros and an egg hunt for kids 5th graders and under. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Apr. 9 Event details

Easter On The Farm & Egg Hunt
When Easter is celebrated on a farm, in addition to egg hunts, you get hayrides, tractor driving, puppet shows and a petting zoo! Don't miss this Easter on the Farm in Watsonville event! Apr. 9 Event details

Big Bunny Scramble
Milpitas Community Center hosts an egg hunt, crafts, coloring contest, egg decorating and more in their Spring celebration. Apr. 9 Event details

Egg Hunt & Movie
Let kids burn off some steam with an egg hunt (separated into three groups by age) before settling down for a children's movie at Gilroy's Center for the Arts in the ultimate combo to celebrate Easter. Apr. 10 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. 16 Event details

All Aboard the Easter Eggspress - Felton
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 16 & 17 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. 17 Event details

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Marin & Beyond 

Annual Petaluma Mothers Club Easter Egg
This free event invites little bunnies ages 0-5 in an Easter Egg hunt. A bouncy house, petting zoo, food and more will round out the perfect day for a long afternoon nap. Apr. 9 Event details

Egg Dyeing & Hunt
Join the Yountville Community Center in preparing for the egg hunt the day before by dyeing and decorating the eggs then returning the next day to join the hunt! Apr. 15 & 16 Event details 

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. 16 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, bring your own basket and flashlight. Apr. 16 Event details

Easter at the Mart
Come for an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and under and 10:45 a.m. for ages 4 and up. Meet some chicks and bunnies while parents enjoy the mimosa bar.  Apr 16 Event details

Egg Hunt at Marinwood 
The 43rd annual Las Gallinas Lions Club Egg Hunt will feature a free egg hunt for the kiddos and Johnny Doughnuts for purchase. Egg hunt starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Apr. 16 Event details

Afternoon Tea onboard the Napa Valley Wine Train
For a truly unique Easter celebration, hop aboard the wine train for afternoon tea service (for kids 10+) and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea service complete with lobster vul-au-vent (fancy speak for a pastry shell filled with lobster) and treats of all sorts. April 16 & 17 Event details

—Christine Lai, Nella DuBon-Koch & Kate Loweth

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