Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parage, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in the Santa Cruz County area of California?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in the Santa Cruz County area of California, sorted by county. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

If you know of one we missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for October 2017

October: Easter Sunday will April 1, 2018, so in 2018 most Easter egg hunts will be held on Saturday March 24, 2018 and some on Saturday March 31, 2018. ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute changes due to weather or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year.  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, facebook pages and calendars. See their events calendar. There are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!

And if you are looking for local children's consignment sales, also often held by churches, click here!

 

Easter Egg Hunt, Parage and Event Listings

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Santa Cruz County

  • Felton, California: Roaring Camp Railroad's Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Mt. Hermon Road, Santa Cruz, CA. Phone: (831) 335-4484. Event date and time: Saturday and Easter Sunday, See their website. Directions: En Español. Click here for Google Maps directions and Click here for MapQuest directions. GPS Coordinates: N 37° 02.441 W 122° 03.765  10S E 583349 N 4099796. The steam train travels to Bear Mountain to hunt for thousands of chocolate candy eggs hidden in a redwood forest. Crafts and games, too. Kids need a train ticket to participate in the Easter egg hunt (which goes under cover, in case of rain.). Hop aboard the Roaring Camp Eggspress for the Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt. Hear the story of Peter Rabbit as the train chugs its way up Bear Mountain. Visit the Easter Egg patch and hunt for colorful chocolate candy eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny. Kiddies receive prizes for specially marked eggs. Easter crafts and games for children riding the train. The Easter Eggspress departs at 11:00 am, 12:30 and 2 pm. DEPARTS FROM ROARING CAMP IN FELTON. Hop on Board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding Roaring Camp's real 1880s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain. The magic of trains, mixed with the magic of the Easter Bunny. It’s... it’s… EGGSTRAORDINARY! Egg Hunt available for Easter Steam Train only. There is no Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach Train. Advance reservations recommended. To make reservations, call Roaring Camp a or or click here to purchase advance tickets online.. Children must have a train ticket to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. In the event of rain, train cars and Easter Egg Hunt will be under cover. (UPDATED: March 15, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 08, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: March 8, 2013, from their website)
  • GateWay Bible Church EGGAPALOOZA! - Easter egg hunt
    5000 Granite Creek Rd., Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Phone: (831) 438-0646. Email: office@gatewaybible.org. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) from 11:00am. Giant Egg Hunt With Over 10,000 Eggs! Join us on March 30th for a day of fun with your family. This is a day the entire family will enjoy and is open to the whole community. The event is FREE and starts at 11:00am. Local vendors on site with food for purchase will be: DAWGS, Taqueria Watsonville, Cutesy Cupcakes and Coldstone Creamery. Cost? Free, food is additional. What to bring? An Easter Basket if you have one. Something For Everyone! 4 age-specific egg hunts for children up through 5th grade, Huge Bounce Houses, Free Family Photo Ops, Meet the Easter Bunny, Petting Zoo & Pony Rides (Thank you Sunny Slope Farms), Prizes and Giveaways, Cupcake Walk, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Scotts Valley Police Department, Scotts Valley Fire Department, Over 10,000 colorful filled Eggs. (UPDATED: March 15, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 08, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: March 25, 2013, from their website)