Here in the Bay Area, Easter brings sweet treats, spring cheer, lots of bunny costumes, and egg hunts (for both kids and dogs!). This year, our guide starts as early as April 6th and continues through Easter weekend all the way to April 27th in Petaluma.
So dust off your Easter baskets and bonnets! Then, mark your calendars for these festive events throughout the entire region.
April 6, 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Various locations
If you find yourself in Redwood City, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego or Los Angeles on April 6th, you can find the 10th annual dog Easter egg hunt hosted by Wag Hotels. You can enjoy finger foods and local vendors while your dog sniffs out eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Don’t forget your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny! To find ticket links for each location, click here.
April 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Crab Cove Picnic Area
This free event invites kids, parents and families from all over the Bay Area to enjoy an egg hunt and festival in Alameda. Activities include exhibits from East Bay Regional Park District, lawn games, egg hunts separated by age group, and photos with the Easter Bunny himself. For more details, click here.
April 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park
This beloved event returns to Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park on April 13th with egg hunts, carnival rides, games, face painting, live entertainment, food trucks and the always popular rib cook-off between SF Rec and Park, SF Fire, SF Police and other city departments. Tickets are $10 per person and children two years and younger are admitted for free. For more event details, check out the event flyer here.
April 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Gamble Garden
At the Gamble Garden celebration, you can meet more than 20 animals at the Petting Zoo, take photos with the Easter Bunny, make crafts and hunt for eggs throughout the gardens! When you register, you’ll be prompted to choose one of three entry times: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. To register, click here.
April 20, 8:30 a.m. | Cupertino Civic Center
This festive event includes an adult 5K and a Kids Fun Run and both support the work of charity:water, a nonprofit whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Get your bunny costumes ready and register online here. And for event updates, check out the event on Facebook here.
April 20, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Willard Park
This annual Berkeley celebration will feature a petting zoo, a visit with the Spring Bunny, spring-themed arts and crafts, an interactive kids’ carnival with prizes, and Bunny Hop dance lessons! Children 10 years and younger can participate in egg hunts organized by age group which take off at different times and children over 11 years can participate in a fun scavenger hunt happening throughout the day! Get all the times and details here.
April 20, 10 a.m. | Robin Sweeny Park
The Easter Bunny will be leading this annual parade through town on April 20th. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Johnsons Street Fire Station, the procession will end at Robin Sweeny Park for a brand new egg hunt. Come wearing your best bonnet and stick around after the hunt for live music.
April 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
The team at Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate has made their annual Easter event even better! The Jumpin’ Bunny Festival will feature an epic egg hunt, bounce houses, games, face painting and crafts, a petting zoo, mansion tours, food and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself. To get your tickets, click here.
April 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Central Park
The City of San Mateo’s signature spring event is celebrating its 42nd year in 2019! The epic event includes one of the largest egg hunts in the region and it takes place throughout beautiful Central Park. For more details, click here.
April 20, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Register for the morning session here or the afternoon session here to participate in this hands-on workshop featuring natural dyes and Easter eggs in the garden. Your registration fee includes admission to the garden so you can stick around afterward to explore!
April 20, 9 – 11 a.m. | Campbell Community Center
The Kiwanis Club of Campbell is hosting this huge Easter event on April 20th for the 39th year. Activities will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. and will include an egg hunt with 20,000 eggs, five jump houses, a petting zoo with bunnies, live performances, face painting and more. For more information, click here.
Lakeshore Easter Parade | Oakland
April 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lakeshore Baptist Church
This annual event hosted by The Lakeshore Business Improvement District includes free Easter hats, a parade, and a Spring Festival complete with face painting, food and more. For more information, follow the team on Facebook here.
April 21, 12 – 4 p.m. | Mission Dolores Park
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence made their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday in 1979. This April 21st, they’ll celebrate their 40th anniversary with a party in Mission Dolores Park. Children’s Easter kicks off at 10:30 a.m. followed by iconic performances, the Easter Bonnet Contest, and, of course, appearances by Foxy Mary and Hunky Jesus! For event updates, check out the Facebook event here.
April 21, various times | Hornblower Cruises & Events
These family-friendly cruises offer a luxury experience you’ll never forget. This Easter, Hornblower is offering brunch and dinner cruises leaving from both the Embarcadero and Berkeley. To see all your options, click here.
April 21, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. | Safari West
This Easter, join the animals of Safari West (and their human companions) for the 18th annual Hunt for the Hare. Whether you choose the morning package or the afternoon package, you and your family can enjoy brunch, a festive egg hunt and the famous Hunt for the Hare Tour through the park. For more details and price information, click here.
April 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Historic Downtown
As one of the premier dairy regions in the country, this free event celebrates Petaluma’s rich agricultural history with a 100-unit parade of more than 3,000 participants, four blocks of exhibitors and food vendors, and a kids area that includes inflatables, rides and hands-on activities.