Your 2018 Guide to Free Easter Egg Hunts in the San Francisco Bay Area

A family trip to a local Easter Egg Hunt is an important family tradition for many people.  Churches, businesses, towns, shopping malls, and even summer camps host hunts for kids on and around the Easter holiday.  This year Easter is March 31st so it’s time to plan your family day out.

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

There’s magic in the spring season itself and in the colors and lively activities that Easter brings. In my family, we look forward to our special egg hunt every year, and it has 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 1, 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Parade starts at 2:00 PM)
The runs along Union Street from Gough to Fillmore.

2018 marks the 27th 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


2018 Splash Into Spring Egg Scramble
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (Rainout Date: March 31, 2018)
Crab Cove Picnic Area
1252 McKay Ave., Alameda

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.

City of Lafayette Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
10:00am sharp
Waneka Lake Park
1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette

Bring your basket and join the City of Lafayette Recreation Department who host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1-8. This is a FREE EVENT, so arrive early to park and get your spot. Families are encourage to walk or bike. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos after the event.

South Bay Easter Egg Hunts


Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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. Fun E. Bunny. The Egg Hunt goes from 10:00 to 10:30, and start times will be staggered for kids of different ages.

Campbell Eggstravaganza Easter Egg & Candy Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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. This free event includes crafts, bounce houses, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Event held rain or shine. Please bring a basket to collect the goodies! The event is open to children 2 to 12 years of age with the field divided into smaller age groups. Following the egg hunt, at noon, is the Bunnies & Bonnets Easter Parade.

Marin County Easter Egg Hunt

Sausalito’s Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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.

Santa Cruz Easter Egg Hunt

Kennolyn Camps Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Morning Event:
Gate Opens at 10am, Egg Hunts from 10:30-11:00am
Afternoon Event:
Gate Opens 1pm, Egg Hunts from 1:30-2:00pm

Kennolyn Camps
8400 Glen Haven Road
Soquel, CA 95073
(but please RSVP)

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 10:30–11:00 AM and 1:30–2:00 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 a tour of our summer 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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