Best Family-Friendly Easter Events In Sacramento

March 18, 2016 5:00 AM

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Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, and you’re invited along. Sac is no slough when it comes to Easter. In fact, here’s a list of family options for celebrating the most hoppening of holidays.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District
4150 Temescal St.
Fair Oaks , CA 95628
(916) 966-103
www.fairoakspark.org

The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District hold their annual Easter adventure for all ages. An egg hunt for children (ages 0-13). includes carnival games and inflatables prizes, a choo-choo ride and a face painting station. Now for the sake of inclusion, there will be an adult Easter egg hunt as well. Visit their website for more details.

Easter Egg Express
Sacramento RiverTrain
400 N. Harbor Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(800) 866-1690
www.sacramentorivertrain.com

Yes, even the Sac River Train is getting into the holiday swing of things. Running at select times throughout the end of March, kids will receive a bag on board to be decorated for the hunt. Then it’s on to Elkhorn Park where the Easter Bunny will unveil the ruse that eggs are hidden throughout the park. Afterward, you’ll return with your goodies, while the Bunny of the day will tell stories. Prices for the ride will vary according to amenities. Visit the website for more.

Spring Egg Hunt
Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association
2791 24th St.
Sacramento, California 95818
916-452-3005
sierra2.org

You want to hit this up early, as the SCNA is holding their annual pajama parade starting at 9:30 am. The rest of the day, you’ll be sniffing out Peter Cottontail’s bounty. The hunt is divided into two age group: ages 0 to 3, and 4 to 12. Everyone else gets to watch! Get a 5×8″ photo with the bunny of the hour for only $5, or partake in the holidays craft. It’s free, and all you have to do is roll out of bed. Doesn’t get much better, eh?

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Spring Eggstravaganza
Fairytale Town
3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 808-7462
www.fairytaletown.org

Take the kids out to Land Park this Easter, as Fairytale Land hold its annual Eggatravaganza. Egg hunting, prizes, spring themed arts and crafts and more await you this holiday, as Fairytale Land sets the stage for some fun. Additionally, the Puppet Theater Art will also be on hand performing Bunny Bootcamp in the Children’s Theater. Show times are at 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m., with Tickets costing $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. Be sure to get a photo with the one and only Peter Cottontail at the Mother Goose stage for $5. Admission to the eggstravaganza is free.

Easter Brunch
Grand Island Mansion
13415 Grand Island Road
Walnut Grove, CA 95690-9765
(916) 775-1705
www.grandislandmansion.com

But what about breakfast, you say? A short drive to Walnut Grove will place you in a wonderful, historic setting. The Grand Island Mansion hold brunch regularly, but on Easter Sunday you and yours get to enjoy exquisite cuisine in that setting. Orinally built in in 1917 for Louis Meyers family, the Italian-style 58 room villa has become a staple in the Northern California repertoire. On March 27th, you’ll get to experience the majesty firsthand.

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Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on Examiner.com. He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.