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Your 2017 Guide to Free Easter Egg Hunts in the San Francisco Bay Area

March 29, 2017 11:10 am

Kennolyn's Easter Egg Hunt has activities for the whole family.In the Santa Cruz Mountains, right off of Highway 1, Kennolyn hosts an Easter Egg Hunt that the whole family really can enjoy. The creative Egg Hunt set up ensures that all kids feel welcome and successful. Older kids and parents can enjoy free refreshments and the feeling of peaceful escape in this gorgeous location surrounded by redwood trees and a sweeping view of the Monterey Bay.

 

When my siblings and I were young, my parents would arrange an elaborate Easter egg hunt inside our house each year. We would wake up to find a note about the eggs that were hidden around the house and the fact that we were each to collect only the eggs that had our corresponding stickers on them, so we would all have equal numbers to find. The note showed our four names and a single sticker next to each. Then we were off to hunt for plastic eggs, digging under couch cushions, climbing up to reach through shelves, and leaving behind the eggs that were meant for someone else.

We’d open up our eggs along the way, piling up the candy and consolidating the paper puzzle pieces that were carefully folded up inside some of the eggs. Once we were able to piece the whole puzzle together, it would reveal a riddle, which would lead us to even more goodies. “April _______ bring May flowers” sent us to check inside all the showers in the house. Did we have any idea how many eggs we were expected to find? No, Mom and Dad had discovered the Easter gift of sleeping in!

Try Out a New Easter Tradition in the Bay Area Community This Year


Our Easter Egg Hunt is a celebration full of fun and activities.That pastime is one of my favorite holiday memories. There’s magic in the spring season itself and in the colors and lively activities that Easter brings. We looked forward to our special egg hunt every year, and it became a tradition of renewal and abundance and working together. At Kennolyn, we know how
important traditions are. They guide our camps and other family programs, and kids experience a deeper meaning in the present when these cyclical events also connect them to the past and the future.

The Bay Area is already shining with spring energy. Celebrate this inspiring transition with a family Easter egg hunt. There are actually plenty of free options, and this is your one-stop resource to find them. Whichever event you choose, remember to bring your own baskets for egg gathering!

 

San Francisco Easter Egg Hunt

The Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration

Sunday, April 16, 2017

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Parade starts at 2:00 PM)

The runs along Union Street from Gough to Fillmore.

2017 marks the 26th annual Easter event for San Francisco. Visiting the event is free, but you can expect to pay for food from the many local vendors, for rides, and for other specialized activities. Before the parade, there will be an egg roll and an egg toss. Kids can also look forward to rides and games, face painting, pony rides, and an entertaining view of all the creative parade floats and costumed characters. You could even enter to compete in an Easter bonnet contest! You are guaranteed to find non-stop excitement, but it could be a bit overwhelming to navigate through the expansive event, especially with smaller children.

 

East Bay Easter Egg Hunts

Eco Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

12:00–4:00 PM

Alameda South Shore Center

523 South Shore Center West

Alameda, CA 94501

“Join us in celebrating the Easter holiday with an Eco Earth Day touch!” Easter egg hunting starts at noon, and then you can enjoy other family-friendly activities like face painting, glitter tattoos, games, upcycled crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny at the Conscious Carnival.

Splash Into Spring Egg Scramble

Saturday, April 8, 2017 (April 15 if it rains on the 8th)

10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Crab Cove Picnic Area

1252 McKay Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

Since this spring celebration takes place the weekend before Easter, you can plan to attend more than one! At this Recreation and Park Department event, look forward to photos with Easter Bunny (priced at $3), arts and crafts, games, and egg hunts—or “Scramble Areas”—divided by age groups, so the 2-year-olds won’t be searching alongside the 12-year-olds. Egg hunts will start at 11:15 and 11:45 AM.

 

South Bay Easter Egg Hunts

Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15, 2017

From 9:30 AM on

Soccer Field, Hillview Park

97 Hillview Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94022

Activities for kids up to 10 years old will start at 9:30. You can meet and take a photo with Mr. E. The Egg Hunt goes from 10:00 to 10:30, and start times will be staggered for kids of different ages. After the hunt, you can stick around for a kid-friendly concert.

Campbell Eggstravaganza Easter Egg & Candy Hunt

Saturday, April 15, 2017

9:00–11:00 AM

Campbell Community Center

1 West Campbell Avenue

Campbell, CA

The egg and candy hunt for kids 2–12 years old will begin at 10:30 AM. Kids up to 4 years old can hunt for eggs in a separate area, away from the commotion of the older kids. Be sure to check out the petting zoo, dance demonstrations, crafts, bouncy houses, face painting, chalk art, photos with the Easter Bunny—and, of course, coffee and doughnuts. Following the egg hunt, at noon, is the Bunnies & Bonnets Easter Parade.

 

Marin County Easter Egg Hunt

Sausalito’s Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15, 2017

From 10:00 AM on

Dunphy Park

Bridgeway and Napa Street

Sausalito, CA 94965

Join the parade at Johnson and Caledonia Street at 10:00 AM, and follow the Easter Bunny all the way to Dunphy Park. The Egg Hunt will begin at 10:15 AM, followed by a concert with Tim Cain at 10:30 AM, and an Easter Bonnet Contest at 11:00. Enjoy the peaceful marina and ocean views while your kids scramble around enjoying the community excitement.

 

Hunt for eggs and visit the Easter Bunny this spring at Kennolyn.Santa Cruz Area Easter Egg Hunt

Kennolyn Camps Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15, 2017

10:00–11:30 AM and 1:00–2:30 PM

Kennolyn Camps

8400 Glen Haven Road

Soquel, CA 95073

Kennolyn has designed this event so that all kids can have a fun and successful time spread out across large, open spaces. Count on this event being entirely free—for parking, coffee, snacks, crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny, and the Easter Egg Hunt. The whole family can enjoy the event together on this beautiful, peaceful site in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There are two separate egg hunts at 10:00–11:30 AM and 1:00–2:30 PM. Toddlers will have their own sheltered area to explore for eggs. For kids of other ages, they can explore in different search areas, which will be temporarily closed and replenished as soon as the eggs run out, so the hunt can continue!

Following the Egg Hunts—around 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM—you can join us for tours of our day and resident camp properties. The Easter Egg Hunt is our biggest community-wide tradition, and we hope you’ll join us.

Let us know if you have any questions about Kennolyn’s Easter event, about our summer camp programs for the whole family, or about hosting your family event right here at our all-inclusive venue.


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