Easter will be upon us faster than you can pull a rabbit out of a hat, and residents of the Sacramento region won’t have to scramble to find fun for the whole family. Eggs are holiday favorites, and local events include dyed eggs to hunt for, eggs to juggle and golden eggs that can be traded for special goodies.
Southside Park Spring Egg Hunt
2107 Sixth St
Sacramento, CA 95818
Hours: Sat April 7 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This City of Sacramento event is the granddaddy of all Easter hunts, with 15,000 eggs to be found by four different age groups. There are also ten golden eggs, which entitle the finder to an Easter basket full of toys, games and stuffed animals. There are plenty of fun and free craft activities for the kids; parents will love the raffle drawings for two $250 grocery store gift certificates.
Rotary Grove at Elk Grove Regional Park
9950 Elk Grove Florin Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Price: Free to come, but each activity includes a small fee
Hours: Sat, April 7 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Cosumnes Community Services District welcomes guests to spring into the season with an egg hunt, carnival games and food. The Easter bunny will be on hand to help with other fun activities including an egg scramble and an egg drop.
Hagan Park & Cordova Community Center
2197 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 635-8977 ext 103
Price: Egg hunt is free
Hours: Sat, April 7 – 10:00 a.m.
There will be plenty of fun for all ages, starting at 10:00 a.m. sharp with a free Easter egg hunt. Relax during a tasty pancake breakfast and you’ll be fueled up and ready to enjoy the Kid Zone and craft fair.
Breakfast with the Bunny
Pavilion at Elk Grove Park
9950 Elk Grove-Florin Rd
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Price: $5.00 each with a reservation or $7.00 at the door; children under 2 eat free with a paying adult
Hours: Sat, April 7 – 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Start the day right with an indoor pancake breakfast at the Pavilion; the Easter Bunny will be there eating his fair share as well. The seating is limited and reservations fill up quickly, so register online as soon as possible.
Easter Egg Express
Sacramento River Train
341 Industrial Way
Woodland, CA 95776
Price: Adults – $36.00; children (aged 2-12) – $29.00
Hours: Sun, Apr 8 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Take a special 10-mile train trip with the Easter Bunny and make memories you’ll never forget. Hundreds of eggs will be there for the hunting and entertainment and snacks are provided along the way; the trip takes around three hours and is appropriate for all ages.
Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
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