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 San Diego and Imperial Counties in California?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in San Diego and Imperial Counties in 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 August 2017

August: Easter Sunday is April 16, 2017, so in 2017 most Easter egg hunts will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 and some on Saturday April 15, 2017. 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  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, facebook pages and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!

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Easter Egg Hunt, Parage and Event Listings

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  • Campo - Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association Bunny Train - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter Train Ride, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Held indoors in bad weather, There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Baskets are provided, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    750 Depot Street, Campo, CA 91906. Phone: 619-478-9937. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them), and Sunday,  and also Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the links above or in person the day of the event at the Campo Depot. Advance reservations are required for this event.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Highway 8, exit 51 Buckman Springs Road, turn right go to end of road, turn right, after railroad tracks turn left we are on the left. Highway 94 to Forest Gate Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Phone answered when museum is open. No refunds if train runs. Check the calendar on our website for up to date information, schedules, prices and member information and to pre-purchase tickets. The Bunny Trains and associated events Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the links above or in person the day of the event at the Campo Depot. Advance reservations are required for this event. The celebration kicks off with a train ride. The Easter Bunny will board the train at the Campo Depot and visit with all of the passengers on the train as it travels toward the U.S. border. After enjoying the one-hour journey through San Diego County’s beautiful mountain terrain, the train stops at the Museum’s Display Building where more fun awaits. Two Easter egg hunting areas will be open for the children. One is geared towards our smallest travelers with eggs in plain sight; the other takes up the entire Display Building with eggs carefully hidden by the Easter Bunny. The children may turn in the plastic eggs they find to Museum volunteers for sweets and other prizes. The best part – entrance into the Display Building and both Easter egg hunts is included in the price of your train tickets! (UPDATED: March 17, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 04, 2015, JBS)  (ADDED: April 08, 2014)
  • City of Carlsbad EGGstravaganza Spring Festival - Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, bounce houses, a giant slide
    Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad, CA. Phone: (760) 434-2843. 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 10am to 1pm.There are multiple egg hunts separated by age from 10:30am until 12:30pm. Save time and avoid lines by purchasing activity cards and wristbands in advance. As a courtesy, $6 activity cards and $6 unlimited Fun Zone wristbands will be available for purchase starting March 7 until March 25, at the following locations during regular business hours:
    Alga Norte Aquatic Center, 6565 Alicante Road
    Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive
    Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding St.
    Stagecoach Community Center, 3420 Camino de los Coches
    Carlsbad's largest egg hunt features the Egg Scramble activity where kids race to collect candy-filled eggs among several other fun activities, including face painting, crafts, soak the bunny, cookie decorating, fun zones, and more. Wristbands and activity cards are required for some of the activities and can be purchased presale or at the event. The egg scramble is ongoing from 10:30 am to 12:30 p.m. (or until eggs run out). It requires an activity card to participate. Groups of approximately 20 - 30 kids will be sent out to collect all the eggs on the field until they are gone. The group will exit the field and the field will be reset for the next group. Parents are welcome to join their kids on the field for great photo opportunities. There is a competititve field for kids 6 and older and also one for 5 and under. There is also a noncompetitive field for young children, children with special needs, and for families wanting to pose for a photo op.  (UPDATED: March 17, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: March 08, 2015, JBS)
  • City of Encinitas Spring Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Phone: 760-633-2740. Email: nbuck@encinitasca.gov. 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 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Cost: FREE. Egg hunt. The City of Encinitas will present its annual Easter Egg Hunt Festival at Encinitas Community Park from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This free event features arts and crafts, entertainment, prizes, jump houses, face painting, pictures with the bunny (for a fee), and of course, 24,000 eggs! Egg hunt times are as follows; 10:15 – 2 years & under, 10:45 – 3 year-olds, 11:15 – 4 & 5 year-olds, 11:45 – 6 & 7 year-olds, 12:15 – 8 & 9 year-olds. Please bring your own basket or bag for eggs. For more information, please call the City of Encinitas Parks & Recreation Department. (UPDATED: March 17, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: March 08, 2015, JBS)
  • City of Oceanside Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Buddy Todd Park, 3000 Mesa Drive, San Diego, CA 92054. Phone: (760) 435-5041. 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) at 10 am. The Annual City of Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Buddy Todd Park, located at Mesa Drive and Parnassus Circle. The Hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and is free for children ages 3-11. Families are encouraged to come early. There will be lots of candy, prizes, a magic show and of course, a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny. The public is invited to this free event. Free parking is available. (UPDATED: March 17, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: March 08, 2015, JBS)
  • Del Mar Easter Egg Hunt at Seagrove - Easter egg hunt
    Seagrove Park, Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014. Email: delmarfoundation.org@gmail.com. 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) at 10am – 11pm. Registration starts at 9:30. You must be registered to participate in this event. (UPDATED: March 17, 2016, JBS)  (ADDED: March 08, 2015, JBS)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden Spring Party with Bunny - Easter egg hunt
    230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA. Phone: 760-436-3036. Email: info@SDBGarden.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 10-11:30am or 11:30am-1pm; Early Party: 10 – 11:30 am, Late Party: 11:30 am – 1 pm. Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to visit our gentle bunny, pet real bunnies and chicks, and make some colorful spring crafts. Children will also parade through the garden and go on a bunny hunt. Limited to 50 children per party, pre-registration required. 2016 Cost: SDBG Members $15 per child, non-members $18 per child. Regular admission fees apply to accompanying adult(s) payable upon arrival. Free for SDBG adult members. Please pre-register online or in person at our office at the Garden.  Pre-registration by phone, e-mail, or mail are not accepted. (UPDATED: March 17, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: March 08, 2015, JBS)
  • Joyful Living San Diego - Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, FREE admission, Vendors, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, farm animals
    4425 Bannock Avenue, San Diego, CA 92119. Phone: 917-572-7261. Alternate Phone: 619-697-1810. Email: sandiegostarr@cox.net. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9am to 1pm  - but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't received an update from them. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Click here for our Facebook page. This is going to be a happy, lively community fair with great fun for the young and young-at-heart.Right now we're working on getting llama rides in addition to all the other the enjoyable activities for children. (ADDED: March 03, 2015)
  • Vista Optimist CLub Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Breakfast (with the Easter bunny), Pancake breakfast or brunch, There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!,
    600 Optimist Way, Vista, CA 92085. Phone: 760-598-5907. Email: marycdraves@gmail.com. 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 7 am to 11 am. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. All you can eat Pancake and Sausage breakfast from 7-11am Bonnet contest 9am. 15,000 eggs on the baseball field for the Egg hunt 10 am Tickets are $5 and include breakfast and hunt. All participants must have a ticket. Hunt is for children 11 and under.
    7-11 a.m. Breakfast, games and pictures with the Easter Bunny
    9 a.m. Bonnet contest with prizes
    10 a.m. EGG HUNT. (UPDATED: March 17, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: January 28, 2014) (ADDED: February 10, 2012, suggested by a visitor)