Easter Egg Hunts in Marin & the Bay Area
March 14, 2017Posted by pamela |
Easter is just a few weeks away (it's on Sunday, April 16 this year), so it's time to start planning for egg hunts, breakfast with bunny and other special events. Part of the fun is celebrating spring and the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt, and there are Easter egg hunts scheduled at communities throughout Marin County.
Here's our list of fun Easter egg hunts and events taking place in Marin and other locations in the Bay Area. We'll update this list as we find out about additional events. If we've left out your favorite Marin or Bay Easter egg hunt, please let us know and we'll add it to the roster.
Easter Bunny Photos
While your kids are waiting for the big day, they can visit the Easter Bunny and have their picture taken with him at his whimsical spring house at Northgate in Terra Linda. He'll be at the Macy's wing from March 29–April 15, 2017. Hours are Monday–Thursday, noon–8 pm, Friday-Saturday, 10 am-9 pm and Sunday, 11 am–6 pm. The Easter Bunny is located in the north mall entrance near Macy's. For more info, visit their website.
- Bunny Hop & Egg Scramble
Belvedere Community Center and Park
Sunday, April 2, 10 am–noon
Bring the kiddos for a carnival and Easter egg scramble. The Easter egg hunt is $5 per child. There will be four hunts during the event, children will be grouped by age: ages 0–2 on the grass and 4–5 yrs on the playground at 10:30 am; ages 2 and 3 on the grass and 6 and up at the playground at 11:15 am. Pre-sale packages for egg hunt and carnival are available by calling (415) 435-4355. For more info, visit their website.
Corte Madera / Larkspur
- Breakfast with the Bunny and Egg Hunt
Corte Madera Community Center
Saturday, April 8, 8–10:30 am
Join your friends at Corte Madera Parks and Recreation for a pancake breakfast (8 a m) and an egg hunt. Breakfast includes sausage, pancakes, potatoes, juice, milk, and coffee. The first egg hunt begins at 9 am, the second at 9:30 am, and the last at 10 am. Breakfast begins at 10:30 am. Egg hunts are not separate by age. For more info, visit their website.
- Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, April 14, 8:15 pm
Grab your flashlight and basket and join us at Piper Park for the Flashlight Egg Hunt! Eggs stuffed with goodies will be spread across a section of the Park. When the horn sounds, flashlights will turn on and the search begins! The hunt will begin at 8:30 pm so don’t be late! For kids ages 9+. Location: 250 Doherty Dr, Larkspur. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt!
Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Saturday, April 15, 9 am–2 pm
Come to the Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market for an egg hunt and Easter fun. Egg hunt starts at 10:30 am for ages 3 and under and 10:45 am for ages 4 and up. There will be an Easter art project and egg dying, too. For more info, visit their website.
- Community Easter Egg Hunt
San Clemente Park, Corte Madera
Saturday, April 15, 10 am
Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Hillside Church of Marin as a gift to our community. Featuring two sections, Elementary and Preschool and younger. It's fast and furious, starts at 10:00 am so don't be late - it will be all over by 10:15! Bring your own Easter Basket! Easter Bunny Photo Op available. For more info, visit their website.
- Fairfax's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 10 am–1 pm
Egg hunt starts at 10 am sharp! Come join the Easter bunny in a hunt for eggs at Bolinas Park! There will be music by James K, face painting, bubbles, and more fun! For ages 8 and below. Don’t forget your basket! For more info call (415) 458-2340 or visit their website.
- Tomatopalooza & Meet the Easter Bunny
Bon Air Shopping Center, Greenbrae
Saturday, April 8, 11 am–1 pm
Meet the Easter Bunny as he hops by the Tomato Market handing out goodies. Pose for candid pictures with friends, family or pets. This will be taking place with the Tamotopalooza (at 9 am to noon). Green thumbs and wanna-be gardeners get a jump on planting summer veggie gardens at the annual Bon Air Tomato Market. Location: 50 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae. For more info, visit their website.
- Spring Eggstravaganza
Mill Valley Community Center
Saturday, April 1, 8:30–11 am
Join Mr. E. Bunny for a breakfast your child will never forget! You will dine on a special spring time breakfast, and have a chance to take a photo with Mr. E. Bunny (don’t forget your camera). After breakfast you can follow Mr. E. Bunny out to Friends Field for our annual egg hunt which starts promptly at 10 am prompt. Three separate hunts at two different times to help the morning flow smoothly. Don’t forget to look for the “golden eggs’ that hold special surprises for their finders. For more info, visit their website.
- Woolly Egg Ranch Spring Farm Tour
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 am
Tour Woolly Egg Ranch, Mill Valley's only working ranch, on their annual Spring Farm Tour and see baby animals, spring flowers, and more. Cost: $5 for kids (little ones free) and $7 for adults. Meet at the Tam Valley Community Center and we'll walk over as a group. Location: 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley. For more info, visit their website.
- Spring Faire and Candy Hunt
Strawberry Recreation District
Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am–noon
Come hop into spring with SRD’s annual Spring Faire. Get your photo taken with the bunny, play carnival games, make a basket, bounce in the jump house and gear up for the candy hunt. $8 per child; free for adults. Location: 118 East Strawberry Drive. For information, call (415) 383-6494 or visit their website.
- Easter Egg Hunt
Tam United Methodist Church, Mill Valley
Sunday, April 16, 10:30 am
Immediately following the 10:30 am service, children will gather for an egg hunt. Bring your baskets. Loction: 410 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 388-4455 or visit their website.
- Dive-In Easter Egg Hunt
Rolling Hills Club, Novato
Sunday, April 2, 2–3 pm
Join the Rolling Hills Club for a eggcelent egg hunt in the pool! Children will swim for eggs and redeem for prizes. There will be a 7-and-under heat and an 8-and-up heat. Non-swimmers will have the opportunity to hunt eggs on the playground. All ages welcome; free for both members and guests. Sign up and learn more on their website. (Swimmers should be able to pass the lifeguard test; this includes jumping into the deep end and recovering, swimming the width of the pool, and treading water for one minute.)
- Annual Free Easter Egg Hunt
Pioneer Park, Novato
Sunday, April 9, 1–2:30 pm
Child safe bounce houses, train rides, jelly bean counting contest, Easter Bunny photos and a toddler fun area. Free egg hunt is for ages 10 and younger. Egg hunt will be broken up by age starting at 1:30 pm. This event is sponsored by a Novato family owned business and is entirely free! Volunteer help provided by Cub/Boy/Girl Scouts of Novato. Any inquiries call (415) 258-4800 or email: email@example.com. Location: Wilson Avenue in Novato.
- Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, April 14, 8:15 pm
Back by popular demand, the annual Flashlight Egg Hunt returns on Friday at 8:15 pm sharp! Bring your basket and a good flashlight. For youth ages 8 and up. Egg hunt lasts for about 5 minutes, so don't be late. Sponsored by San Anselmo Parks and Recreation. For more info, call (415) 258-4640. Visit their website for more info.
- Children's Spring Egg Hunt and Camp Fair
Memorial Park, San Anselmo
Saturday, April 15, 11 am
Get in the spring spirit by participating in the annual San Anselmo Children's Egg Hunt! We'll split the kids into three age groups for this hunt, and we set the kids off at the sound of the fire truck's siren! Parent assistance is allowed in the 0–2 age group, otherwise please let your kids hunt! For children 7 and under. Egg hunt starts at 11 am sharp. For more info, call the San Anselmo Parks and Recreation Department at (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.
- Bunny Bash
Northgate Mall, San Rafael
Saturday, April 1, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Bring the kiddos for some fun. Activities magic show (2 shows-11:30 am & 12:30 pm) include: games, prizes, facep painting, balloon animals and more. Location: 5800 Northgate, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
- Breakfast with Bunny and Egg Hunt
Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael
Saturday, April 15, 10 am
Children will enjoy a free Easter Egg Hunt put on by the Las Gallinas Lions Club. Breakfast with Bunny costs $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Location: 775 Miller Creek Road. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Eggstravaganza
Trinity Lutheran Church, San Rafael
Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am
You are invited to a free community event at Trinity Lutheran Church that is fun for the entire family (but especially children and youth)! This Easter event offers games, candy and prizes, cookie decorating, crafts, and a special Easter Celebration presentation. Location: 333 Woodland Avenue, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Buffet & Free Community Easter Egg Hunt
Peacock Gap Golf Club, San Rafael
Sunday, March 27, 11 am–1 pm
The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap is pleased to continue the tradition of Easter Brunch for your family and friends. Relax and let our talented Chef and attentive staff take care of everything while your children enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny (11 am to 1 pm) and a free Easter Egg Hunt (11 am) on the lawn. The egg hunt starts promptly at 11 am. Easter brunch takes place at the club's Range Cafe from 10 am to 2 pm. Location: 333 Biscayne Drive, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 454-6450 or visit their website.
- Annual Spring Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 10 am–noon
Sausalito's old-fashioned Easter celebration starts with a parade on Caledonia Street at 10 am, followed by an egg hunt at Dunphy Park at 10:15 am. Enjoy music by Tim Cain at 10:30 am and an Easter bonnet contest at 11 am. Dunphy Park is located on Bridgeway between Napa and Litho Streets. Free. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Kids Eggstravaganza
Cavallo Point, Sausalito
Sunday, April 16, 11 am–4 pm
Bring the kids to our Easter Kids Eggstravaganza – over five hours of fun for children 12 and under. Enjoy egg hunts (11 am & 2 pm) throughout the day, a magic show and balloon animals with Mr. Shap, cookie decorating and coloring. Plus a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! Admission is $20, but is complimentary for lodge and restaurant guests. We provide the Easter baskets, and lights snacks and beverages for kids throughout the event. Location: 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito. For more info, visit their wesbite.
- Berkeley Spring Egg Hunt Extravaganza
Willard Park, Berkeley
Saturday, April 15, 9:30 am–1 pm
Spring Egg Hunt Extravaganza all ages. Egg hunts will be divided by ages with a scavenger hunt for kids 11 and up. The day will be filled with tons of fun activities, including a petting zoo, a visit with the Spring Bunny, spring-themed arts and crafts, an interactive kid’s carnival with fun prizes, and Bunny Hop Dance Lessons! Youth participants will receive a basket to collect all their spring goodies. Admission: $6 youth. Location: 2720 Hillegass Ave., Berkeley. For more info, visit their website.
- Naturally Dyed Eggs
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Saturday, April 15, 10 am & noon
This hands-on workshop will introduce children to the joy of natural dyes while they make their own patterns on eggs with brilliant plant-based colors. Price includes 4 eggs per participant. Two session times available: 10–11 am or noon–1 pm. Registration required: Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $15; $12 members. Register by calling (510) 643-2755 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, visit their website.
- Eggster Egghunt and Learning Festival
Campanile, UC Berkeley
Saturday April 15, 10 am–3 pm
The Eggster Egghunt and Learning Festival is the largest free egg hunt in Northern California. Not only is it free for all kids, it is also a learning festival filled with educational booths and activities that raises money for non-profit youth agencies! For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Hoppin'ing
Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville
Saturday April 15, 10 am–1 pm
Join Coppola Winery for Easter family fun. Kids can take part in an arts and crafts carnival with games, craft stations, face painting, and an animal show. Note there will be no egg hunt this year. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets go on sale March 31 and cost $12 per child age 12 and under. There is a limit of 4 tickets per customer and tickets are not required for adults. Location: 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville. For more info, visit their website.
- The Great Egg Hunt
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, Oakland
Saturday, April 15, 10 am–3 pm
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate hosts its annual "The Great Egg Hunt." Over 2,000 children and parents attend this fun filled day. The Estate is always filled with families and friends from ages 2 to 80. The multi-generational groups enjoy participating and watching as the children hunt for eggs and candy; and then return to other Estate fun activities. Families eat lots of hot dogs while being entertained by the Dancing Bunnies, and the children Prescott Clowns juggling while stilt- walking. There probably will be a petting zoo, an Adopt a Pet Area, crafts, egg-dying, face painting, lots of crafts and a very special visit from the Easter Bunny. Families are also able to tour the Historic 117-year Mansion. Purchase tickets here. Location: 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Eggstravaganza
Adobe Christian Church, Petaluma
Saturday, April 15, 11 am–12:30 pm
Every year the Adobe Chrisitian Center in Petaluma puts on an Easter Eggstravaganza with a massive egg hunt and tons of other fun activities for the kids. Enjoy games, police and fire vehicles, and giant slide, as well as delicious food available for purchase. Location: 2875 Adobe Road. $5 for the entire family. For more information, call (707) 763-2012 or visit www.adobecc.org.
- Spring Egg Hunt
PIER 39, West Park
Friday, April 14, 4–6 pm
Hunt for hundreds of colorful eggs and enjoy fun crafts at PIER 39’s free Spring Egg Hunt! There will be two waves of egg hunts based on age: 0–5 at 4:30 pm and 6–10 at 5:30 pm. Kids can also enjoy a fun crafting activity led by the Museum of Craft and Design. For more info, visit their website.
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Saturday, April 15, 10 am–3 pm
Celebrate spring at San Francisco Recreation and Park’s annual Eggstravaganza event at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. This family-friendly event features egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, kids’ activities and free Mobile Recreation activities, including BMX bikes, climbing wall, skateboards, and more. Location: 320 Bowling Green Drive, Golden Gate Park. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Festival
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Saturday, April 15, 12–4 pm
Bring the kiddos to meet the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts and lots of chocolate. Location: 900 N Point Street, San Francisco. For more info, visit their website.
- The 26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration
Sunday, April 16, 10 am–5 pm
This fun event is now in its 26th season and draws families from around the Bay Area. You can enjoy al fresco dining while you watch the parade go by starting at 2 pm. All manner of children's activities are offered including games, pony rides, face painting, inflateables, and a climbing wall, as well as live entertainment. You can enter the Easter bonnet contest too, where creativity is encouraged! Location: Union Street and Gough to Steiner. For more info, visit their website.
- Hunt for the Hare and Brunch
Safari West, Santa Rosa
Sunday, April 16, 10 am & 1:30 pm
Looking for hare-raising adventure this Easter? Join the animals of Safari West (and their human companions) for the Hunt for the Hare! There are two times: 10 am brunch followed by an egg hunt and Hunt for the Hare tour at 11:15 am; or brunch and egg hunt at 1:30 pm and Hunt for the Hare at 2:45 pm. Tour and brunch cost $75 for adults and $40 for children 4–12; brunch only $42 adults and $18 children. Prices are all inclusive. For more info, call (707) 579-2551 or visit their website.
37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Ives Park, Sebastopol
Saturday, April 15, 10 am
Kiwanis 37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your baskets and find treats and colored eggs specially prepared by Culinary Boot Camp at Analy High School. Children of all ages are invited. Don't forget your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Location: 154 Jewell Avenue, Sebastopol. For more info, visit their website.
Felton/Santa Cruz Mountains
- Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt and Train Ride
Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz
Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16
Hop on Board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding Roaring Camp's real 1880s steam train under the majestic redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain. Tickets: $29 adults; $22 children. For more info, visit their website.