California Kids Vacations
aren't complete without parents taking their children to an Easter Egg
Hunt, or an Egg Event .
Kids love the simple things in
life...and so do adults. Thatt's why so many old-fashioned traditions are
carried on year after year. Leave the game boxes at home and get out on
the fresh, spring lawns of your local parks for an Easter Egg Hunt. In
California, there are hundreds of egg hunts and egg events. One of the
funniest things we've found include a flashlight egg hunt for adults in
Yorba Linda. Any parent who's been involved in hiding eggs knows how
creative you must get to find good spots. And how many times have the
kids wanted the game to continue on, so the parent, in a twist, must
look for the loot? Now there's a city that understands this phenomenon,
and has made it OK for adults to go out hunting on their own. Very cute!
Then there's the instructions in
Fountain Valley for parents to stay out of the pin so as not to ruin the
fun for the kids hunting for their eggs--this is just the opposite
instruction of the hunt in other cities that instruct one parent to
accompany each child. You just never know...
Funny egg events include San
Francisco's Parade with roller blading cows, and crazy entries that keep
you on your toes. An official Eggs & Butter Parade is a long tradition
in Petaluma, home to the egg industry many years back. When taking your
spring vacation during Easter week, if you visit and stay at the upper
crust hotels, an egg hunt is usually part of the deal. Hotel del
Coronado in San Diego, Hilton Resort, and many resorts up throughout
California not only host Easter Brunch, but also have egg hunts. And
among events that cities celebrate, the top three are the holiday tree
light ceremony, the 4th of July ceremony, and the Easter egg hunt.
What's the egg all about? It can
be chocolate, it can be a plastic candy-filled egg you'll find in the
Encinitas Easter Egg Hunt,
or maybe it's just pieces of candy
scattered on the ground, found in cities such as Huntington Beach.
See video of one
that has approx. 5000 in attendance. Video by Chris MacDonald,
Huntington Beach, CA.
Sausalito Easter Parade and Egg Hunt
Date: 4/3/2010 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Caledonia Street/ Dunphy Park
Caledonia & Bridgeway
What: 15th annual Eggster Hunt and Learning Festival
When: April 3, 2010
What to bring: The Eggster Hunt and Learning Festival is an outdoor
event, so we suggest that you bring:
Plenty of water
Layered clothing for changing weather
They do not serve any food at event (other than the candy in the eggs),
so it is recommended that you also bring a snack or even a picnic
lunch for your family to enjoy.
Parking will be very limited on and near the UC Berkeley campus, so we
ask that visitors try to use public transportation (BART, AC Transit) or
carpool. There is a parking structure on the corner of Berkeley Way and
Oxford Street that has very limited spots available.- ocf.berkeley.edu/~eggster
Annual Easter Egg Hunt includes
face painting, bounce house, pictures with the Easter Bunny and age
divisions (age 0 through 10) for egg hunt with a special Golden Egg.
Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free to attend. Location: Rassmussen Park, Cameron
Park, CA. cameronpark.org
April 3, 2010 11:00 AM Capitola
Village Easter Egg Hunt
On the beach in front of the Capitola Venetian Hotel
Call the Capitola-Soquel Chamber for more information at 475-6522.
Eggstravaganza Spring Festival &
Saturday April 3, 2010
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
6600 Hidden Valley Road
City of Carlsbad hosts the 7th
annual “Eggstravaganza Spring Festival and Egg Hunt".
Live music, fun games, exciting arts and crafts, and
food. Come enjoy an amazing magic show, bounce houses, a giant slide, a
chance to "soak the bunny" and much more. Collect eggs in the Egg
Scramble activity on the baseball fields where groups of about 20 kids
race to collect as many eggs they can. The Egg Scramble is ongoing from
Children of all ages are invited to participate in the city's biggest
and best egg hunt.
Activity cards can be purchased at our Information Booth for $5 which
will buy some crafts and activities; food will be an additional cost
also. 3 egg hunts will be held for different ages: 2-5 year olds, 6-9
year olds and 10-12 year olds. Older kids hunt by creating a
communication contest between parent and child. Bunny Balloon Toss is
where kids of all ages try and give our Spring Bunny a bath by hurling
water balloons at him (no animals or persons will be hurt during this
activity). Say goodbye to winter and help welcome in the spring. Call:
(760) 602-7519 ci.carlsbad.ca.us
Annual Easter Festival and
treasure includes treasure hunt, free gift and the Easter Bunny.
Time: Hunt 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $2, free 12 and under, Location:
Orange County Fairgrounds, MarketPlace & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive,
Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (949) 723-6660.
Encinitas Easter Egg Hunt Festival
The City of Encinitas Easter Egg
Hunt Festival time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Ecke Sports
Park, at 278 Saxony Rd., Encinitas, CA. Egg hunt times are as follows:
10:15 – 2 years and under, 10:45 – 3 year olds, 11:15 – 4 & 5 year olds,
11:45 – 6 & 7 year olds, 12:15 – 8 & 9 year olds. For more info, call
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 3, 2010
The City of Eureka’s Recreation Division sponsors an Annual Easter Egg
Hunt at Carson Park. This “egg-citing” event is FREE for children 10 and
under accompanied by an adult. The event features an egg hunt, candy,
games, prizes and an opportunity to meet the EASTER BUNNY! Remember to
bring an Easter basket!
Location: Carson Park (Carson & Buhne Streets)
Time: Ages 4 & under 10am; Ages 5—10 11am
FREE for children ages 10 & under, accompanied by one adult.
Call: (707) 441-4224
Felton - Roaring Camp's
Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 4 (Easter Sunday)
Kiddies hunt for thousands of chocolate candy eggs hidden by the Easter
Bunny in a redwood forest and win prizes. Special Easter crafts and
games for families and kids.
April 3, 2010 Easter Egg Hunt.
Youngsters hunt for treasured eggs hidden by Ferndale Scouts. Prizes in
4 categories, by age. 10:30 a.m. Firemen’s Park. (If raining, check at
Valley Lumber, Shaw & Berding Sts.) 707-786-4477
April 3, 2010
Eggstravaganza & Spring Polar
Plunge. Eggstravaganza is an annual fun event for kids with a pancake
breakfast, kiddie carnival, displays and the Big Egg Hunt. Time: 8 a.m.
to 11 a.m. Cost: Free. Location: Lembi Park next to Aquatic Center, 1328
Riley Street. Celebrate the opening of the giant 165-foot water slide
after the egghunt. Time: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Cost: Free. Location: Folsom
Aquatic Center, Folsom, CA. folsom.ca.us
Fountain Valley Egg Hunt & Pancake
April 3, 2010
Time 8 a.m.
Location: Recreation Center &
Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA
The Fountain Valley Recreation &
Community Services Division presents the Annual Egg Hunt. DON’T BE LATE!
Or your child may miss the egg hunt. Remember to have a basket or sack
for your child to collect their eggs. Parents are to remain out of the
hunt areas so children can enjoy collecting their own goodies. Pancake
Breakfast provided by the FV Kiwanis Club, includes pancakes, sausage,
and beverage. Cost is $5/person. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are $2
per picture. Everything will begin at 8am, and the Egg Hunt, Carnival
Games, Crafts, Face Painters, Bounce House and are all free so come join
the fun! Call: (714) 839-8611. fountainvalley.org
Huntington Beach Spring Hunt
April 3, 2010
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Central Park West, near
Alice's Breakfast in the Park. This event offers kids from toddler to
youngsters the opportunity to scour the grass lawns with children their
own age and hunt for candy. Booths, face painting and fun for the
children is provided in this event.
April 3, 2010
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Mount of Olives Church,
24772 Chrisanta Dr., Mission Viejo, CA. Easter Fair for the Entire
Community invites the public to join in for a very festive celebration
of spring. Free admission with fee for select activities and food.
Call: (949) 837-7467
April 3, 2010
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Wayne Makin Park, 3364
Western Ave., Norco, CA. Easter Egg Hunt. Annual Easter egg hunt is
sponsored by City of Norco, Department of Parks, Recreation Community
10 a.m. Saturday, For
children 11 and younger.
Call: (951) 270-5632
Spring Egg Hunt: Saturday April
before Easter, noon - 3pm
Dusnmuir House & Gardens Historic
Estate in Oakland
Another Dunsmuir tradition where children can greet the Easter Bunny,
look for eggs on age-appropriate egg hunts, play games and picnic at the
2960 Peralta Oaks Court
Oakland, California 94605
General Info: [email protected]
Oakland - City Easter Egg
Hunt. A very special Easter Egg Hunt for kids sponsored by the City of
Oakland Parks & Rec and Pacific, Gas and Electric, includes an Easter
Egg Hunt for youths (Toddler to 8th Grade), Basket Decoration, Free Kids
Lunch, Face Painting, Jumpers, Raffles and much more. Time: 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster, Oakland, (Corner
of MacArthur & Broadway by Kaiser Hospital), Oakland, CA. Phone: (510)
Railroads Eggstravaganza March 28 - Apr. 11, 2010
Ride the Easter Train, Hunt for
Eggs and Have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny at Historic Irvine
Regional Park in Orange, CA.
Cost: $4 train; Bunny photo: $10
Location: 1 Irvine Park Rd.,
The Petaluma Mothers’ Club Annual
Easter Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 4, 2010, 11 am to 2 pm
the Easter Bunny, music from Miss Kitty, jumpy
house, cookie decorating, make bunny ears, face paint,
refreshments and bake sale. Easter egg hunts at 12:00, 12:30 and
Location: Kenilworth Junior High
800 Riesling Road
Pismo Beach April 3, 2010
Easter Egg Hunt. The festivities will be
held at Dinosaur Caves Park, Shell Beach & the hunt is FREE! The
celebration will include games, bounce houses, face painting, balloon
artist & much more! Participants are asked to bring their own basket or
bag to collect their eggs and goodies! In addition, if everyone uses
their good manners, the Easter Bunny will be visiting & may even be
on-site for photo opportunities so be sure to bring your cameras! Time:
10:00am –1:00pm. (Ages 2 & under…10:05am; Ages 3-4…10:40am; Ages
5-6…11:10am; Ages 7-9…11:45am; Ages 10-12…12:10pm. Call: (805) 773-7063.
On Easter Sunday, The Hotel Del
Coronado is famous for its fun egg hunts on the oceanfront Windsor Lawn.
Kids can also make a variety of arts and crafts at the wonderful Craft
Eggstravaganza. The Easter Bunny himself roams throughout the hotel to
take photos with hotel and brunch guests.
San Francisco's 19th Annual
Spring Celebration & Easter Parade
Sunday, April 3, 2010
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Union Street Gough to Fillmore
San Francisco, CA
The 18th annual event celebrates and showcases the diverse community of
San Francisco and features some of Union Street's best restaurants
serving attendees in an outdoor bistro setting.
A variety of children's and family activities are the focus of the event
and include; large inflatable bounces, kids' rides and games, a climbing
wall, a hands-on children's activities area, costumed characters, a
petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area's
For the past 17 years the event has been known as the Biggest Little
Parade in San Francisco. Over the years the parade has grown and in 2008
there were 45 units entered, all of which reflected the unique community
of the Bay Area.
The event is not your average Street Fair or formal Parade. It can best
be 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.
It's a special event for the entire family.
Date: April 3, 2010
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Free Event for Children Ages 2 to 7
Join the free celebration as the bunny “hip-hops” to Hurless Barton Park to visit girls and boys and joins in the fun activities. There will be separate hunting areas for different age groups with plenty of plastic eggs with candy and prizes. We recommend one adult per child for supervision. Bring your own basket to collect your goodies. This is a free event, so you do not need to pre-register, but please arrive early. The Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp. In case of rain, the Egg Hunt will be relocated to the Yorba Linda Community Center. For further information, please call the Yorba Linda Community Center at (714) 961-7181. This is a free event, so you do not need
to pre-register, but please arrive
early. The Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 am sharp.
Location: Hurless Barton Park, 4601 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda
Contact: Community Center - (714) 961-7181
Friday, April 2, 2010
13TH ANNUAL LATE NIGHT FLASHLIGHT
EGG HUNT FOR AGE 8 to 14
Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House/
Hurless Barton Park
Don't miss out on the 13th Annual Late Night Flashlight Egg Hunt for
kids age 8 to 14! Bring your flashlight, a basket, and your running
shoes and you're off to find the Golden Egg. All participants are
guaranteed a great time and some awesome treats. Pre-registration is required for the Youth Flashlight Egg Hunt and
they take registrations up until 4:00 pm on the day of the event.