EASTER ACTIVITIES AROUND
AND THE BAY AREA
Union Street Easter Parade
April 5, at 10 am-5 pm
San Francisco’s annual Spring Celebration & Easter Parade is not your average street fair or formal parade. It is best described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars.
Events for the kids feature games, hands-on activities and costumed characters galore, a climbing wall, a petting zoo, pony rides, live music and an Easter bonnet contest.
Judging for the Easter Bonnet Contest occurs at the judging booth on Union Street at Buchanan from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm. The awards are given at 3:15 pm on the Main Stage at Buchanan. Categories include Best in Show, Best Couple, Best Family, Best Pet, Best Children, Best Merchant, Most Elegant, Largest Hat, Most Comical, and Most Creative.
The parade starts at 2 pm.
On Union between Gough and Fillmore streets, San Francisco. Free.http://www.sresproductions.com/union_street_easter.html
Dozens of drivers careen their Big Wheels (those giant yellow-and-red plastic tricycles for kiddies) on Potrero Hill. There are two laps for the real children (ages 12 and under), and then a round for the older folks who wish they were children. Yes, you must sign a waiver.
Starts at Vermont and 20th streets, San Francisco 94107. Free, but donation of at least $5 is recommended for racers and spectators.Ghirardelli Square Easter FestivalApril 4, at 11 am-3 pm
Kid-friendly activities and entertainment including the Easter Bunny, music, face painting, tattoos and balloon art.
At Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St., San Francisco 94109. Free.Golden Gate Park - Sharon Meadow Egg Hunt
And of course, one of the biggest egg hunts takes place in Golden Gate Park’s Sharon Meadow. The S.F. Recreation and Park Department organizes the annual Spring Eggstravaganza
, which features not only egg hunting, but also carnival rides and games and the fiery barbecue cook-off between the San Francisco Police, San Francisco Fire and San Francisco Parks departments. (11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 4. $8. Sharon Meadow,
320 Bowling Green Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F. http://bit.ly/1McNyYm
This year's annual Easter egg hunt, the Spring Eggstravaganza, is on Saturday, April 4 in SF's Golden Gate Park. Head to Sharon Meadows between 11am and 2pm to enjoy an old fashioned egg hunt, carnival rides, giant inflatables, arts & crafts and more. Admission is $8 per person. Food will also be available at an additional cost.
- See more at: http://www.sftourismtips.com/easter-in-san-francisco.html#sthash.RAcusglf.dpuf
Egg Hunt at Harley Farms Goat Dairy
Visit this real working dairy farm to meet dozens of adorable baby goats, embark on an Easter Egg hunt in the farm’s garden.
When: Sat., April 4, 10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Harley Farms Goat Dairy, 205 North St. Pescadero, Ca
Ages: All ages.
Wag Hotel’s 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
Bring your furry friends for an egg hunt all their own. Fun for dogs and humans too, there are prizes, photo ops, a raffle, and more. Kids and dogs encouraged to wear their bunny-best! Check in at 12 p.m., egg hunt is 1 p.m. sharp. Kids admission is free!
When: Sat., March 28, noon-2 p.m.
Where: Old Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Cost: $15/adults advance; $20/day of. Kids and dogs are free
Ages: All Ages
The Great Egg Hunt at the Dunsmuir Hellman Estate
Think of it like an Easter egg hunt held at the East Bay version of Downton Abbey. The beautiful Dunsmuir-Hellman makes a perfect backdrop for your Easter pics, and this is the kind of place you can really wear a bonnet! Dancing bunnies, clowns and stilt-walkers, a petting zoo, crafts, egg dying, face painting, an adopt-a-pet area, and a visit from the Easter Bunny make this an affair to remember! Bonus, you can tour the estate’s historic mansion. The egg-hunt offers a toddler hunt area too! Hunt times: 12 – 2:30 p.m., 3 and under; 1 p.m., ages 4-6: 2 p.m., ages 7-10
When: Sat., Apr. 4, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Dunsmuir Hellman Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland, Ca
Cost: $5/adults; $3/children 4-18; children 3 and under are free
Ages: All Ages
City of San Mateo Eggstravaganza 2014
Start your day out with a pancake breakfast (9-11 a.m.), then get going on your egg hunt. Kids ages 1-3 can visit Peter Rabbit’s Playground, an area set up just for them. Kids 4-9 can go for the Big Egg Hunt. There are multiple hunts throughout the day, plus a parade at 10:30 a.m., photos with the Easter Bunny, and live entertainment including a magician!
Egg hunts: 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:45 a.m. & 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. New this year, you can book your ticket to the hunt of your choice here. The Big Egg Hunt is for kids 4-9.
When: Sat., Apr. 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Central Park, 50 East 5th Ave. , San Mateo, Ca
Cost: Peter Rabbit’s Playground, parade, and entertainment are free. Breakfast is $8/adult, $4/child. The Big Egg Hunt is $2/child.
Sausalito Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
The parade is led by none other than the Easter Bunny, starting at the corner of Johnson and Caledonia Streets. Hop on down to Dunphy Park for an Easter Egg Hunt and then enjoy live music and the sights of many bright, crazy bonnets–or don your own and enter the Easter Bonnet Contest. Rain or shine! The parade begins at 10 a.m., egg hunt at 11:15 a.m.
When: Sat., Apr. 3, 10 a.m. – noon.
Where: Dunphy Park, Downtown Sausalito, Ca
Ages: All Ages
SUNRISE SERVICE AT MOUNT DAVIDSON CROSS
San Francisco’s grandest Easter morning tradition gets under way at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the annual Sunrise Service at Mount Davidson Cross
. This year’s citywide celebration atop the City’s highest peak marks the 93rd anniversary of the event. Non-denominational. Musical performances by Family Christian Fellowship and Lynne Miller of The House of Bagpipes.
Dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes for the short walk to the summit. The park entrance across from 39 Dalewood Way is the easiest route to the top.
For more details, call (415) 566-8393.
Special bus service on Muni’s 36 line begins at 5:30 a.m. and runs every 15 minutes from Forest Hill Station to the park gate located at the intersection of Lansdale Avenue, Myra Drive and Dalewood Way – two blocks south of Portola Drive. Call (415) 673-MUNI for further transit information.
Mount Davidson Cross: 125 Dalewood Way, San Francisco
It will take you about 45 minutes to drive.
Take a left onto Cabrillo Highway as you exit Pillar Point RV Park
Follow through Pacifica and Daly City
Stay left Junipero Serra/19th Street/Golden Gate exit
Stay right on Junipero Serra and it will turn into Portola
Right onto Rex Ave
Right onto Juanita Way
Straight onto Lansdale
Left on Dalewood Way
Cross on the right.http://mtdavidson.org/mount-davidson-cross/