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Eggciting Easter Egg Hunts & Events This Weekend

Throughout the year there are certain holidays that kids anticipate with a glow of excitement in their eyes. Christmas, Halloween, and birthdays are all holidays children look forward to receiving gifts or candy, but Easter is the only holiday where the gift and candy receiving involve the fun of a scavenger hunt. This year, bring the egg-hunting celebration outside your backyard by attending one of the many Easter egg hunts going on around town (including a Guinness World Record breaking hunt at Capitol Park!). And while you’re out, take advantage of other Easter offerings including pancakes, carnival games, a live performance of Charlotte’s Web, and photos with the Easter bunny.

The World’s Largest Egg Hunt
California State Capitol Park @ 13th & L St.; April 4, 9am–1pm. Join Sacramento and Blue Heart International at the largest egg hunt in the world as they break the Guinness World Record with over 500,000 eggs (!). In addition to the free, massive egg hunt, also enjoy food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, photographs with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and more. Give your kids the special treatment with VIP Golden Egg Hunt tickets ($20 per child) that allow children to enjoy a list of VIP specialties including an egg hunt exclusively for VIP purchasers. More info at blueheartinternational.org.

Spring Eggstravaganza
Fairytale Town @ 3901 Land Park Drive; April 4 & 5,11am–3pm. Visit Peter Cottontail at this fun-filled event consisting of egg hunts, spring themed arts and crafts, prizes and performances of Tales of Br’er Rabbit. Egg hunts according to age group are spread throughout the park with different times available at 12, 1 and 2pm. It’s advised to arrive at least an hour early to allow entry into the park. Admission is free after paying the $5.50 parking fee. More info at fairytaletown.org.

Egg-O-Rama & Pancake Breakfast
Howe Park @ 2201 Cottage Way; April 4, 8am–12pm. Join Fulton–El Camino Recreation and Parks District’s annual event welcoming all to a pancake breakfast and Bunny Battle Egg hunt as well as pictures with the Easter bunny, face painting, games and a bounce house. The egg hunt allows participants up to 18 years old and separates their hunt into two age groups: children between two and seven years old, and ones from eight to 12 years old. Pancake breakfast is $3, egg hunt is $5. More info at fecrecpark.com.

Spring Egg Hunt
Curtis Park @ 3349 West Curtis Dr.; April 4,9:30am–11am. Add some extra fun to this Easter by beginning Sierra 2 Center’s free annual egg hunt with a pajama parade that leads to the Center for Easter arts and crafts. Egg hunts are divided into two age groups and photographs with the Easter Bunny are available for $5 (cash only). More info at www.sierra2.org.

District 8 Egg Hunt
Meadowview Park @ 7760 24th St.; April 4, 10am–12pm. For those that just want to get straight to the most exciting event of Easter, join District 8 Council Member Larry Carr for a free Easter egg hunt. Enjoy the park, take family photos and use the money saved on candy and plastic eggs by treating the kids to a nice, cool ice cream. More info on their Facebook page.

Easter Bunny Pictures
Harley-Davidson of Sacramento @ 1000 Arden Way; April 4 12pm–3pm. Photographs with the Easter Bunny have become part of the Easter tradition and celebration, but everyone knows they all come with a price—unless you’re at Harley-Davidson of Sacramento. Get a free photo with Sacramento’s edgiest Easter Bunny as he hops on his Harley-Davidson for snapshots that are anything but your traditional mall pictures. More info at hdsac.com.

Charlotte’s Web
Harris Center for the Arts @ 10 College Parkway, Folsom; April 4 1pm and 3pm. Treat the kids to a theatrical treat this Easter weekend by attending the performance of E.B. White’s world renowned story Charlotte’s Web. The show is suggested for children in Kindergarten up to 5th grade. Admission $5-15 and parking is free. More info at harriscenter.net.

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Liliana Nava

Liliana Nava is a University of California, Davis alumni with a B.A. in Communications and English. She is an aspiring journalist that loves interacting with people, writing, apes, Cosmopolitan and bubbles. She strives to provide readers with the utmost professional, comprehensive and reliable information encompassing the Sacramento region.

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