The Easter season means different things to various people. For some, it remains a religious holiday, while others are all about the Easter egg hunts and bunny décor. For most, it is a wonderful reason to get family and friends together to celebrate springtime and all that brings. Here in Sacramento, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Easter festivities with loved ones.
Thurs, April 10, 10am-1pm
341 Industrial Way, Woodland
This mid-week trip is specially geared toward daycare and school trips. The Easter Egg Express includes a train ride to a park with Easter-themed entertainment along the way. At the park, kids will enjoy a large egg hunt and a visit with the Easter bunny. Tickets are $36/adults and $29/children. Book early, as this event usually fills up quickly.
Sat & Sun, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
400 N Harbor Blvd, West Sacramento
If you can’t make the Woodland field trip day listed above, the Sacramento RiverTrain has weekend Easter-themed trips available for the whole family. This one picks up in West Sacramento and includes an egg hunt, a visit with the Easter Bunny and more. Prices are $36/adults and $29/children, with two times on both Sat and Sun to enjoy.
Sat, April 12, 11am-5pm
McConnell Estates Winery
10686 W Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove
This Elk Grove winery is pulling out their Easter spirit for a free day of family fun. Wine and sparkling wine will be available throughout the day, as well as refreshments for kids. Of course, the Easter Bunny will be visiting as well.
Sat, April 29, 8am-1pm
Fair Oaks Park
8000 Temple Park Road, Fair Oaks
The Fair Oaks Parks & Recreation department is hosting its annual Easter Eggstravaganza with plenty of activities for the entire family. The schedule of events includes a pancake breakfast, carnival games, egg hunts divided into appropriate age categories, face painting, bounce houses and more. Toward the end of the event, adults can participate in a grown-up egg hunt featuring gift cards and other prizes.
Sat, April 19, 10:45am-2pm
Sacramento History Museum
101 I St, Sacramento
History buffs and Easter traditionalists unite in Old Sacramento for this special event. Come dressed up in turn-of-the-century dresses, parasols and beautiful hats, or in top hats, waistcoats and trousers. Guests will wander the streets of Old Sacramento while also enjoying 19th century ballroom dancing and period-appropriate music. Dance instructors will be on hand if you aren’t familiar with the dances of this era. Best of all, this event is free.
Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt
Sat, April 19, 7am-11:30am
Clunie Community Center
601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento
For the 27th year, East Sacramento Kiwanis Club will be serving up delicious pancakes with all the fixings. Following this breakfast, carnival games, face painting and a traditional egg hunt will take place. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children.
April 20 – times vary
L Street Dock
1206 Front St, Sacramento
Hornblower Cruises are great fun any time of year, but the Easter river cruises are a special treat for the entire family. Visit the Easter Bunny and take in Sacramento’s natural beauty as you relax together on this one-hour cruise along the river. Three departure times are available throughout the day – 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm. Both children and adults are welcome, and admission is $20 for all.
April 13 – 6:30pm
New Hope Christian Fellowship
6240 Verner Ave, Sacramento
Come enjoy a springtime dinner and a live variety show. An art gallery and raffle auction will take place, including prizes like tickets to Disneyland and a year of free dance classes through Royal Stage in Roseville and Natomas.
These are just a few of the fun and festive events happening around town. Check with your local parks and recreation district or neighborhood church to find a traditional Easter egg hunt or other seasonal event. Do you have a special Easter event or tradition you’d like to get listed? Contact us and we will add it to the list or feature it in a special upcoming blog post.