Harper Malone, then 20 months hunts for Easter eggs during the 2010 Sebastopol Kiwanis Club's Easter egg hunt. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Harper Malone, then 20 months, hunts for Easter eggs during the 2010 Sebastopol Kiwanis Club’s Easter egg hunt. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

There are plenty of places around the county to catch sight of the Easter Bunny, or just collect a few candy-filled eggs he’s left behind. Here is my list of where to go. If I missed your event, please leave it in the comments.

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Easter Bunny Photos at the SR Plaza: Kids can get their photo with the Easter Bunny at the Santa Rosa Plaza during mall hours until Saturday, April 19. For more information, call 575-0115. Check out their Facebook Event Page.


Saturday, April 12



Petaluma Mother’s Club Spring Festival:  From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the PMC invites families with kids and their families to join them at McNear Park for their free egg hunt and spring festival.  They have staggered the time of each hunt by ages.  Under 2 is at 11 a.m., 2-3 year olds are at 11:10 a.m., 3-4 year olds at 11:25 a.m., 4-6 year olds are at 11:40 a.m., and kids 5 and up are at 11:55 a.m.  The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance, food vendors will supply snacks to nibble on, and live music. Saturday, April 12.
Info: 778-6494 or their Facebook Fan Page.

Petaluma Fairgrounds: The Rotary Club or Petaluma Sunrise is holding their Great Petaluma Easter Egg Hunt at the fairgrounds, with countless colorful eggs for kids to find around the area. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
Info: portal.clubrunner.ca/2347


Saturday, April 19


Santa Rosa

Howarth Park: Kids 5 and under are invited to bring their baskets for the annual egg hunt at the park. While there, take a picture with the bunny, hang otu with baby farm animals, and make springtime crafts. Egg hunt times will be split up according to age: 10 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. for kids 3 years and under (2 adults max with each child), and 11:30 a.m.  for 4 & 5 year olds (no adults on field) Registration is required, and tickets are available at the Finley Center. Cost is $6 per child. Saturday, April 19.
Info: 543-3292, srcity.org

Easter Eggstravaganza: Springs Hills Community Church is holding their annual GIANT egg hunt and festivities before their Saturday services, with one at 1:30 p.m. and another at 4 p.m. The celebration includes games, a petting zoo, bounce houses, crafts, and a BBQ, as well as an egg hunt. Saturday, April 19.
Info: www.springhills.org/easter

Doyle Park: The  Exchange Club will sponsor their 67th annual free egg hunt for kids ages 2 to 8 years old from 10-11 a.m.  Following the hunt will be a free raffle for prizes.  Doyle Park, Santa Rosa.  Meet under the oaks near the dog park. Saturday, April 19.
Info: (415) 370-3028

Martin Luther King Jr. Park: Located on Hendley Street (near the fairgrounds), bring your own basket for an all ages hunt. There will be raffle drowns and more. Starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19.
Info: 623-2701


Easter Eggstravaganza: Join hundreds of people at Adobe Christian Center’s annual Easter event, with a day of games, jump houses, food, music, and a massive egg hunt. Cost is $5 per family, with an extra cost for food. And don’t forget to bring your own Easter basket. Saturday, April 19.
Info: 763-2012 or www.adobecc.org

Easter Children’s Fair: The Petaluma Outlets has invited the Easter Bunny to hang out at the shopping center from noon till 3 p.m. While there, kids can also enjoy free crafts and games, face painting, balloon animals, prizes, and more. Stop over at the Center Management Office (near the Vans store) to get an Easter Hopper Pass. Visit 10 of the stops on the pass, and you’re entered in the drawing for a gift. Saturday, April 19.
Info: 762-0287 or www.premiumoutlets.com

McClelland’s Dairy: The annual egg hunt and traditional farm tour gets kids up close with farm animals. Kids can find up to 4 eggs each – some dyed and some plastic with a prize inside. The hunt is open to kids 2-12, and starts at 12:15 p.m. sharp. The tour begins at 12:30 p.m. where you can learn the history of the farm, pet baby calves, and even milk a cow by hand. Cost is $15 ages 2 through adult. Saturday, April 19.
Info: mcclellandsdairy.com/SpecialEvents-EggHunt.htm


Kendall Cohn’s Easter Egg Hunt: Come to B.R. Cohn for a day of family fun. The winery and olive oil company will host three different egg hunts by age groups: Ages 0-3 at 10-10:15 a.m., ages 4-6 at 10:30-10:45 a.m., and ages 7 and up at 11-11:15 a.m. They will also have the Ultra Crepes Food Truck there with delicious foods for purchase, and face painting by Fairy Dust Faces. The entire event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Email amanda@brcohn.com to reserve your space. Saturday, April 19.
Info: 707-938-4064 ext. 124, or www.brcohn.com/event/easter-egg-hunt


Ives Park: The 34th annual hunt put on by the Sebastopol Kiwanis Club is meant for kids of all ages, and starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Be warned, the hunt is over in 5 minutes! Bring your own Easter basket, and a camera to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. This is a free event. Saturday, April 19.
Info: 877-828-4748 or www.sebastopolkiwanis.org/easter-egg-hunt


Francis Ford Coppola Winery: The sold-out spring celebration kicks off with a colorful egg hunt for kids 12 and under among the vines of the winery. The winery sold 500 tickets, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. If you weren’t able to snag a ticket, be sure to put this on your calendar for next year. Following the egg hunt is an art event and a chance to see some wildlife from from Lyon Ranch and The Bird Rescue Center. Saturday, April 19.
Info: www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/egghunt


Sunday, April 20


Santa Rosa

Hunt for the Hare: This event has already sold out. So if you weren’t quick enough to get tickets, be sure to make note of it so you can snag some next year. This annual adventure has everybody aboard the African Queen (trailer) or Nairobi (bus) searching for the 6 foot tall Mr. Hare throughout the safari grounds. There are two packages to choose from. The morning package begins with a brunch at 10 a.m., and is then followed by an egg hunt, then a hunt for Mr. Hare. The afternoon package begins at 1:30 p.m., with the same schedule as the morning. Cost for the full package is $68 for adults, and $35 for kids 4-12. Brunch only is $40.50 for adults, and $18.50 for kids 4-12. Sunday, April 20.
Info: 579-2551, safariwest.com

Hyatt Vineyard Creek: The Hyatt invites kids 12 and under for their Easter Brunch Buffet and Easter Egg Hunt. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the hunt starting at 1 p.m. There will even be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Cost is $44 adults, $18 kids 2-12, and kids under 2 free. Sunday, April 20.
Info: 633-7388 or vineyardcreek.hyatt.com.

Oakmont Golf Course: The annual hunt starts at 9 a.m. Parents can indulge in Bloody Marys or Mimosas for $5, or coffee for free while their kids hunt for eggs on the course. There is no charge for the egg hunt, and an Easter brunch follows at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 20.
Info: 537-3670 or www.oakmontgc.com

Sugarloaf Park: This free hunt is perfect for families who wish to camp over Easter weekend, or who just want to enjoy a bit of nature on Easter morning. Kids ages 3-12 can hunt for eggs filled with money, and even a few with cash. While the hunt is free, day use parking is $8 per car. RSVP with number of kids and their ages. Sunday, April 20.
Info: 833-6084, email sugarloaf@uccr.org


Sea Ranch Lodge: The lodge is hosting a bunch of holiday festivities, including a hunt at 11 a.m. for kids 10 and under. There will also be an Easter Brunch and photos with the Easter Bunny. The day’s events start at 10 a.m. and go till 3 p.m. Cost is $40 adults, and $15 for kids 12 and under. Sunday, April 20.
Info: 785-2371 or searanchlodge.com

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