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

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parade, 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 those in the Santa Cruz County area of California, sorted by county. ALWAYS either see their website or call before you go to confirm the info, there are often last minute changes which they do not report to us!  If you have missed the Easter egg hunts in your area (or they were canceled), see this page about how to easily have your own backyard or local park Easter egg hunt.

If you know of one we missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!      There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.  

Updates for March 2023

Easter egg hunts are back! I'm updating the info every day. Unfortunately MOST wait until the last minute (often just a few days before) to publish their dates, times and details. I'm updating their information daily as it comes in., but there are thousands yet to check. When we CONFIRM an event for 2023, the date will be highlighted in pink, like this passage to make them easy to find as you scroll down the page. Orange highlights means it was definitely held last year, but we have not yet been able to confirm it for this year.

RELATED: You may also want to go to a local farm to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables; strawberries start very soon in most areas! Farms will be open, and it's quite safe out in a field, where people are not close to each other!
And if you are looking to save money on children's clothes, toys, books, etc, find a local children's consignment sale, also often held by churches in the Spring and Fall, click here!

ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute cancellations, postponements or changes to locations due to weather (like heavy rains) 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 Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, Facebook pages and calendars. Besides egg hunts, there are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!
If you need to add your egg hunt or update your existing information, click on these links.


Easter Egg Hunt, Parade 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: Last year's date was Easter weekend, Saturday (April 16, 2022) and Easter Sunday (April 17, 2022 . 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.   EGGSTRAORDINARY EASTER WEEKEND
    The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding either the Redwood Forest Steam Train or the Santa Cruz Beach Train, your kids will have a blast participating in Easter activities in Town.
  • GateWay Bible Church Eggapalooza - Easter egg hunt, Church service followed by Easter egg hunt, Easter Festival, Inflatables, bounce houses, etc., Childrens crafts, Games, Children's music and storytelling, Vendors, FREE event, Bring a basket to collect the eggs, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), petting zoo, Hand sanitizer and/or hand washing stations are provided
    5000 Granite Creek Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Phone: (831) 438-0646. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Last year's date was Saturday right before Easter Sunday, so check with them - it MAY be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: The hunt is free, some vendors or concessions may have fees. Join us the afternoon before Easter! Come at 4pm for a variety of food trucks for you to buy dinner for the whole family. Plus a bunch of free activities...petting zoo, crafts, music and hear the Easter Story! . (UPDATED: April 05, 2022)

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Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings