Marin County and North Bay Easter Egg Hunts 2013
March 26, 2013Posted by pamela |
Easter is only a week away, so it's time to start planning for egg hunts, breakfast with bunny and other special events. My children love this time of year when the flowers bloom, and the Easter Bunny hops into town. 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 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 starting on March 15-30, 2013, Monday–Saturday from 11 am–7 pm and Sunday 11 am–6 pm. The Easter Bunny takes the following breaks: Monday–Saturday 1–1:45 pm and 4:30–5:15 pm and Sunday 2:15–2:45 pm. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Bunny Brunch
Belvedere Community Center
Saturday, March 30 from 10 am–noon
There will be a brunch, Easter crafts, music, face painting, carnival games, and an Easter egg hunt. Easter egg hunt will take place in the playground after the brunch and the children will be grouped by ages. To purchase tickets, call the recreation office at (415) 435-4355. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Bunny Breakfast
The Village Corte Madera, Cheesecake Factory
Saturday, March 30 from 9–10 am
Children of all ages will enjoy the Easter Bunny, music by Tim Cain, balloon animals, and more! Seating is limited, please RSVP at (415) 924-8921. Cash or check only; payments accepted at the door. Guests are asked to donate $7 per person to benefit Marin Advocates for Children. For more info, visit their website.
- Breakfast with Bunny & Egg Hunt,
Corte Madera Community Center
Saturday, March 30 from 8–10:30 am
Bring the little ones for a special egg hunt. Registration required by calling (415) 927-5072. Breasfast includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, poptatoes, milk, juice, and coffee. Egg hunt will take place in the patio right behind comminity center at 10:45 am sharp. Cost: $10 adult, $6 child. For more info, visit their website.
- Fairfax's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30 from 10 am–noon
Grab your basket and get ready to hunt for eggs in Bolinas Park! Children 8 and below are welcome to come and participate in the Spring egg hunt. Music will be provided by James K from 11-12. We also plan to offer face painting for a small fee by a local artist. This event is sponsored by the Fairfax Parks & Recreation Commission. For more information, visit their website.
- Easter Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt!
Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Saturday, March 30 from 9 am–2 pm
Welcome Spring in all its glory by meeting the Easter bunny while doing a fun naturally dyed egg activity at the Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market. Adults and children will dye eggs in such exotic colors as Turmeric Yellow, Cabbage Blue, and Beet pink. Take home your organic treat to snack on or save it for your own egg hunt. Baby bunnies and chicks will be on display at Victoria's Fashion Stable where children can also take a pony ride. Children's musical entertainment will be from 9:30-10:30 am, with an easter egg hunt to follow. The easter egg hunt commences at 10:30 am at Poppy Store which is just steps away from the farmers' market, at the Marin Country Mart. For more info, visit their website.
- Spring Faire
Strawberry Recreation District
Saturday, March 30 from 10 am–12:30 pm
The Spring Faire is for children of all ages. Play carnival games, make a basket, get your photo taken with the bunny, bounce in the jump house, and gear up for the candy hunt! $8 per child. 118 East Strawberry Drive. For information, call (415) 383-6494 or visit their website.
- Spring Celebration
Novato City Hall, Downtown Novato
Saturday, March 30 from 11 am-2 pm
The Downtown Novato Business Association's Easter egg hunt takes place at 11 am sharp and all kinds of fun activities for the kids. For more info, visit their website.
- Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, March 29, 8:15 pm sharp
For kids ages 8 and older at Memorial Park, 1 Veterans Place in San Anselmo. Bring your running shoes, a basket, and, of course, your flashlight and get ready to run the length of Memorial Park! Egg hunt last for about 5 minutes, so don't be late. Sponsored by San Anselmo Parks and Recreation. For more info, visit their website.
- Children's Spring Egg Hunt and Camp Fair
Memorial Park, San Anselmo
Saturday, March 30, 11 am
Hunt for eggs in Memorial Park and stick around to learn about local summer camp offerings. The Easter Bunny will be on hand, too. Location: 1 Veterans Place in San Anselmo for kids ages 7 and younger. Call the San Anselmo Parks and Recreation Department for more information at (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.
- Breakfast with Bunny and Lions Club Egg Hunt
Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael
Saturday, March 30, 10 am sharp
The egg hunt begins at 10 am sharp and the breakfast will follow right after. Egg hunt is free; breakfast is $7 for adults and $5 for children. For more info, visit their website.
- The 33rd Annual Spring Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday March 30 from 10 am–noon
The Easter Bunny will lead the parade at 10 am, which begins at the fire station at the corner of Johnson and Caledonia Streets. Then, after the parade, the festivities will take place at Dunphy Park, and will include an old-fashioned egg hunt at 10:15 am, crafts for the kids, live entertainment with Tim Cain at 10:30 am, and an Easter bonnet contest at 11 am. So put on your best bonnet (with all the frills upon it) and come join the fun. For more info, visit their website.
- Naturally Dyed Eggs
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Saturday, two times: 2-2:45 pm & 3-3:45 pm
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: 2 – 2:45 pm or 3 – 3:45 pm. Registration required: Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $15, $12 members. Register online, or by calling 510-643-2755. For more info, visit their website.
- Easter Egg Hunt & Farm Tour!
McClelland's Dairy, Petaluma
Saturday, March 30, 12:30 pm
Kids will be grouped with others in their same age bracket, so they can search together to find hard boiled eggs from our own grass fed chickens. Some eggs may be dyed. Each child may find up to 4 eggs (which may include a plastic egg containing a prize). Please bring your own basket to collect the eggs. The egg hunt is open to children 2-12 years old. Please arrive by 12:15pm, to start the farm tour promptly at 12:30pm, with the easter egg hunt following the tour. Cost: $15 for ages 2-12 and 13 and older $15 (no egg hunt--tour only). For more info, visit their website
- The 18th Annual Easter Children's Fair
Petaluma Village Premium Outlets
Saturday, March 30 from noon to 3 pm
Come and visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, crafts, games, prizes, pet adoptions, and much more. Location: 2200 Petaluma Boulevard North in Petaluma. For more info, visit their website.
- Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
San Francisco Zoo
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-3 pm
This fun event features a meet and greet with Quicky the Nestlé NESQUIK Bunny, puppet shows, crafts, play time with Princess Honey Bunny, an Alice in Wonderland-themed nature trail walk, a barnyard stampede, a chick hatchery tour, and a duck pond feeding. With the help of the San Francisco Department of Animal Care and Control, visitors can also have up-close encounters with live bunnies. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65+, $9 for children 4–14, and free for chldren under 3. The San Francisco Zoo is located near Ocean Beach on Sloat Boulevard at the Great Highway. For more information, call (415) 753-7080 or visit sfzoo.org.
- Spring Eggstravaganza in Golden Gate Park
Saturday, March 30 from 11 am–3 pm
Golden Gate Park Carousel Area
Bring the family for an egg hunt, carnival rides, arts and crafts, giant inflatables, live entertainment, and a BBQ competition between Rec and Park, SFFD, and the SFPD. Location: 198 JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. Cost: $8 per person for an all-access pass. For more info, visit their website.
- The 22nd Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade
Sunday, March 31 from 10 am–5 pm
This fun event is now in its 22nd 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.
- JAMband Family Concert and Easter Bunny
Sunday, March 31 at 3:30 pm.
This is the kick-off show for the 8th annual JAMband Family Festival: Summer Concert Series for Families. For more info, visit their website.
- Hunt for the Hare and Brunch
Safari West Wildlife Preserve
Sunday, March 31 (see times below)
There are two times: 10 am brunch with Hunt for the Hare at 11:30 am, or brunch at 1:30 pm and Hunt for the Hare at 3 pm. The egg hunt for both sittings is at 1 pm. Tour and brunch cost $68 for adults and $35 for children 4–12; brunch only $40.50 adults and $18.50 children (price is all inclusive). For more info, call (707) 579-2551 or visit their website.
- Sonoma Valley Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 10 am
Hunt for eggs on Sonoma's historic Plaza in the Soroptimists of Sonoma Valley annual egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will pay a visit, too. Free. For more information call the Fire District at (707) 996-1033.
- Easter Egg Hunt
Cline Cellars, Sonoma
Sunday, March 31 from 11 am-3 pm
On Sunday, March 31, pack a picnic and bring your friends and family for a holiday on the Great Lawn. From 11 am to 3 pm, we invite you to celebrate, hunt for eggs and put some fun in your Sunday. To reserve your table for 8, contact Suzy Foster, email@example.com, or 707-940-4061. Event will be limited to 24 tables. Table reservations are $40 and include a bottle of wine and Easter egg hunt. Half the proceeds will benefit Sonoma’s Meals on Wheels. For more info, visit their website.