Marin County and North Bay Easter Egg Hunts 2014

April 14, 2014

Easter egg huntEaster is just a few days away (it's on April 20 this year), 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 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 April 4–16, 2014, Monday–Saturday from noon–8 pm and Sunday 11 am–6 pm and April 16–19, Wednesday–Saturday, 10 am–9 pm. The Easter Bunny is located in the north mall entrance near Macy's. For more info, visit their website.

Corte Madera

  • Easter Egg Hunt
    San Clemente Park in East Corte Madera
    Saturday, April 19, 10 am sharp

    Bring the little ones out for the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at San Clemente Park (east side of Corte Madera).The egg hunt will stat at 10 am start time - don't be late! Over 1000 eggs. Separate areas for under 3 yrs and big kids. Little ones can trade in their empty eggs for a baby/toddler safe stuffed animal and big kids can "recycle" their eggs (after they empty them of their treasure of course!) in exchange for a prize. Free pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own basket. For more info, contact jessicapridemore@gmail.com.

Fairfax

  • Fairfax's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
    Bolinas Park
    Saturday, April 19, 10 am (sharp)

    Children 8 and below are welcome to come and participate in the Spring egg hunt. Grab your basket and get ready to hunt for eggs at 10 am sharp in Bolinas Park! There will be facepainting, music by James K, and bubble entertainment for the little ones. This event is sponsored by Park & Rec, and is for ages 8 and below. Following that, there will be an eggstravaganza for the tweens in Peri Park, from 1-4 p.m. The celebration continues into the evening, with a movie at the ball field from 8-10 p.m.! The event for older kids is sponsored by the Youth Commission. and fun. For more information, visit their website.

Larkspur

  • Easter Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt!
    Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
    Saturday, April 19, 9 am–2 pm

    Children will dye eggs in bright colors, and creatively decorate them with reusable materials provided by SCRAP. Baby chicks and a small animal petting zoo will be on display at Victoria's Fashion Stable, where children can also enjoy a pony ride. There’s children's musical entertainment from 9:30–10:30 am, with an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny to follow. The Easter egg hunt begins at 10:30 am at Poppy Store, located just steps away from the Farmers' Market in the Marin Country Mart. For more info, visit their website.

Mill Valley

  • Spring Faire
    Strawberry Recreation District

    Saturday, April 19 from 10:30 am–noon
    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.

Novato

  • Spring Celebration
    Novato City Hall, Downtown Novato
    Saturday, April 19 from 10:15 am (Parade starts 11 am)

    Celebrate spring in Downtown Novato with a spring kid's parade. Decorate your bike and stroller and gather at 10:15 am in front of Las Guitarras restaurant. The parade will begin at 11 am. There will be fun activities for the kids and popcorn too. There is no egg hunt. For more info, visit their website.
  • Olompali Treasure Hunt and Eggstravaganza
    Olompali State Historic Park, Novato
    Saturday, April 19 from 10 am-2 pm

    Celebrate spring at Olompali! Learn about local egg-laying animals and play the “Whose egg is it?” game. Explore some of the park’s historic and natural features by going on an Olompali Treasure Hunt. Participants who follow clues to all the different locations will receive a prize. The Treasure Hunt is self-guided and may be started at any time between 10am – 2pm. Get your first clue at the Visitor’s Center.  Picknicking is encourages. $8 per car for parking - event is free.  For more info, call (415) 898-4362 x 204 or visit their website.
     

San Anselmo

  • Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt
    Memorial Park
    Friday, April 18, 8:15 pm sharp
    Back by popular demand, the annual Flashlight Egg Hunt returns on Friday, April 18 at 8:15 pm sharp! Bring your basket and a good flashlight. For youth ages 8 and up only. Egg hunt lasts 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, April 19, 10:30 am–1 pm
    The annual San Anselmo Spring Egg Hunt is held for children ages 0–7 years of age. The event includes a camp fair along with entertainment for the whole family. Children are broken into three age groups: 0–2 yrs, 3–4 yrs, and 5–7 yrs. Come a little early to get your spot. Egg hunt starts at 11 am sharp! Free. Call the San Anselmo Parks and Recreation Department for more information at (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.
  • Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Story for the Kids
    Red Hill Church, San Anselmo
    Sunday, April 20, 10 am

    This year Red Hill Church is hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt, Storytime, and Potluck. Our Easter services will be at the normally scheduled time of 10 AM. Then at 11:45 we will host an Easter Egg Hunt followed by a presentation of the Easter story and a potluck lunch. All of this is open to the community, so please invite family and friends. You don't have to come to 10 am church service to come to the Egg Hunt (No obligation to the church service if that's not your thing, but you are happily welcomed)! So pass on the event to anyone that may want to come join the fun! The more the merrier! We plan to hide over 500 eggs. If you plan to come and can RSVP to amber@LPJkids.com. Location: 921 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. For more info, visit their website.

San Rafael

  • Breakfast with Bunny and Egg Hunt
    Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael
    Saturday, April 19, 10 am

    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.
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Peacock Gap Golf Club, San Rafael
    Saturday, April 19 from 9-10 am

    Bring the little ones for an egg hunt on the lawn. Make sure to bring an Easter basket. Location: 333 Biscayne Drive, San Rafael. For more info, call 415-453-4940 x7 or visit their website.

Sausalito

  • The 33rd Annual Spring Easter Egg Hunt
    Downtown Sausalito
    Saturday, April 19 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 Easter bonnet (with all the frills upon it) and come join the fun. For more info, visit their website.

Further Afield

Berkeley

  • Naturally Dyed Eggs
    UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
    Saturday, April 19, 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 by calling (510) 643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu. For more info, visit their website.

Petaluma

  • The 19th Annual Easter Children's Fair
    Petaluma Village Premium Outlets
    Saturday, April 19, noon–3 pm

    Come and visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, crafts, games, prizes, and much more. Free. Location: 2200 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma. For more info, visit their website.
  • Easter Eggstravaganza
    Adobe Christian Center
    Saturday, April 19, 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, an obstacle course, face painting, and bounce houses, 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.
  • Easter Egg Hunt & Farm Tour!
    McClelland's Dairy, Petaluma
    Saturday, April 19 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

San Francisco

  • The 23rd Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade
    San Francisco
    Sunday, April 20 from 10 am–5 pm

    This fun event is now in its 23rd 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.
  • Easter Festival
    Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
    Sunday, April 20 from 12-2:30 pm

    Bring the kiddos for an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, glitter tattoos and a balloon artist. Easter Egg Hunt Scedule:12 pm-Main Plaza - children 3 and up
    Lower Plaza - children under 3. To see their schedule, visit their website.

Santa Rosa

  • Hunt for the Hare and Brunch
    Safari West Wildlife Preserve
    Sunday, April 20 10 am or 1:30 pm

    There are two times: 10 am brunch, 11 am egg hunt, and Hunt for the Hare at 11:10 am; or brunch at 1:30 pm, egg hunt at 2:30 pm, and Hunt for the Hare at 2:45 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.

Sebastopol

  • Easter-ish Egg Hunt at Taproot Farm
    Taproot Farm at the Permaculture Skills Center
    Saturday, April 19, 10 am

    Come hunt for eggs at Taproot Farm, a brand new farm and learning center in Sebastopol. At 10 am decorating stations with natural dye will be available; hard-boiled eggs will be available for sale. Egg hunt among the self-serve strawberry fields, lawn and food forest begins at 11 am. Younger children go first so everyone can have fun. While you're there, check out their llamas, alpaca, sheep, chicken arc, and wildlife pond. Bring a dish for the potluck lunch if you like. Locaiton: 2185 Highway 116 South, Sebastopol. Call (925) 222-1149 or visit www.permacultureskillscenter.org/farm for more information.

Felton/Santa Cruz Mountains

  • Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt and Train Ride
    Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz
    Saturday & Sunday, April 19–20

    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: $24 adults; $17 children; $8 parking. For more info, visit their website.

Sonoma Valley

  • Kendall Cohn's Easter Egg Hunt
    B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen
    Saturday, April 19, 10 am–noon
    B.R. Cohn Winery invites you to join their family for Kendall Cohn’s Easter Egg Hunt. Bring the family, and enjoy the festivities! They will have Ultra Crepes Food Truck there for delicious bites to purchase, and complimentary face painting by Fairy Dust Faces. Kids will be divided into groups by age: 0–3, 4–6 & 7+. Free. Location: 15000 Highway 12, Glen Ellen. For more information, call (707) 938-4064 or visit their website.