Easter and Spring Festivals 2019
Meet the Easter Bunny at the Santana Row Spring festival on April 13.
Big Bunny 5K and Kids Fun Run - Competitive runners to first-time runners, walkers or hoppers are welcome. Kids ages 7 and younger will have a blast on a special course built just for them. Sat., April 20. 8:30am. $10-45. Cupertino Civic Center, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino.
Operation Freedom Paws Annual Easter Egg Hunt - An egg hunt for ages 10 and under, plus games and a visit from the Easter Bunny. $5 per hunt participant. 1-3pm. Operation Freedom Paws Canine Education Center, 13920 Llagas Ave., San Martin.
Easter Egg-stravaganza - Enjoy an Easter egg scavenger hunt around Planet Snoopy and meet petting zoo bunnies and chicks. Cupcake decorating for ages 12 and younger. Sun., April 21. $39 and up. FREE age 2 and under. California's Great America, 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara.
Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt - Ride an 1880s steam train under the redwoods, over Indian Creek trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, where kids can meet the Easter Bunny and scavenge for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain. April 20-21. $23 children; $32 adults. Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton.
Gamble Garden Easter Egg Hunt - Enjoy an annual hunt in a beautiful garden, petting zoo animals, photos with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts and light refreshments. Sun., April 14. 9am-2pm. $30-50. 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Santa Clara Egg-Stravaganza - Spring activities, bounce houses, carnival games and more. Bring your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. 9-11am. FREE. Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd.
Santana Row Spring Festival - Live music, roaming entertainment, a mini petting zoo, face painting, free digital photos with the Easter Bunny and more. Sat., April 13. 10am-2pm. FREE. Park Valencia, 3055 Olin Ave., San Jose.
Spring Farm Tour - Welcome spring by getting up close and personal with the animals at Deer Hollow Farm. Explore a teaching garden and historic barns. Sat., April 13. 10am-2pm. $7. 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino.
Westgate Center Mommy & Me and Daddies Too Kids Club - Take photos with the Easter Bunny, make bunny masks and enjoy a petting zoo and face painting at the “Bunny Hop” edition of this monthly activities club. Wed., April 10. 10am-12pm. FREE. 1600 Saratoga Ave., San Jose.
Marin, San Francisco and Peninsula
Easter Bunny by Helicopter - Get an egg from the Easter Bunny, enjoy face painting, a bounce house, a slide and a model train display. Sat., April 20. 10am-1pm; Easter Bunny arrives 11am. Included with admission: $18 adults, $11 youth 5-17, under 5 FREE. Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos. 650-654-0200. hiller.org.
Easter Egg Hunt - Kids 1-10 are invited to hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Bring a basket. Sat., April 20. Be there by 10:45am. Hunt is 11-11:30am. FREE. Cunha Middle School Soccer Complex, 600 Church St., Half Moon Bay. 650-726-8380.
Fort Mason Center Farmers Market Egg Hunt - Bring a basket and join in the hunt. Sun., April 21. 11-11:30am. FREE. 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco. 800-806-3276.
Mill Valley Eggstravaganza - Festivities start with bunny breakfast, entertainment, bubbles, live music, face painting, crafts and a bounce house. Sat., April 13. 8:30am-12pm. Egg hunts begin at 10am. Breakfast is $4-6; other events are FREE. Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. 415-383-1370.
Sausalito Easter Parade and Egg Hunt – This event has been a tradition for 39 years and includes a parade, egg hunt, live music and Easter bonnet contest. Sat., April 20. Parade: 10:10am on Caledonia Street. Egg hunt for 9 and under: 10:10am. at Robin Sweeny Park, 429 Litho St. 415-289-4198.
Wag Hotels' Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs - Bring your furry friends and watch as they sniff out more than 1,000 eggs filled with treats and prizes. Sat., April 6. 12-1:30pm. $7 in advance, $10 general, under 12 FREE. 25 14th St., San Francisco. 888-924-5463. .
Berkeley Eggster Egg Hunt & Learning Festival – Join one of the continuously running egg hunts for different age groups. Bring baskets, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and layered clothing. This event is run by student volunteers. Sun., April 7. 1-5pm. FREE. Campanile Esplanade (Sather Tower), UC Berkeley.
Easter at Sunol – Bring the family to celebrate spring. Sun., April 21. Nature crafts are 11am-3pm. Lawn games are 11am-12pm and 1-2pm. Wildflower stroll is 12-1pm and 2-3pm. FREE. Sunol Visitor Center, Geary Road, Fremont. 510-544-3249.
Martinez Lions Club Egg Hunt – Bring your own camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting. Sat., April 20. Hunt begins at 10am sharp. FREE. Hidden Valley Park, Center Avenue at Redwood Drive. 925-372-3510.
Mother Nature’s Eggs – Use colorful natural ingredients from Mother Nature’s bounty to create beautiful dyed eggs. Eggs will be provided but you can bring up to six of your own. Sun., April 21. 9:30-11am. FREE. Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta, 69 Big Break Road, Oakley. 510-544-3050.