The Snohomish Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Contest, and the Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce, both take place Saturday.

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Snohomish hosts its annual Easter Parade on Saturday, April 4, featuring people wearing Easter bonnets and pets riding a Bonnet Float, and then competing in a post-parade Easter Bonnet contest.

The Easter bunny leads the parade and will be followed by drill teams, the Seafair Pirates and lots of kids’ groups and other local organizations. While not parading, the Easter bunny meets with visitors in the town gazebo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; photos available.

If your bonnet cupboard is bare, bring a hat of any sort and put “all the frills upon it” (as the classic song says), decorations supplied, at an Easter bonnet-making class Friday, April 3, in Snohomish.

In Seattle, Woodland Park Zoo animals get in on the holiday fun at Bunny Bounce on Saturday, April 4, with Easter treats for both young visitors and zoo animals. Besides activities for kids, the gorillas, penguins, grizzlies and other zoo residents will get specially made Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats to play with and eat as an enrichment activity to keep them mentally stimulated and promote their natural behaviors.

Egg hunts for kids ages 1-8 will go on throughout the event in the North Meadow on a space-available basis, and bunnies will be on hand to meet visitors, along with other activities and animal information.

Many local community centers and organizations offer kids’ hunts for plastic, treat-filled eggs this weekend. For all egg-hunt events, organizers ask families to bring a bag or basket for each child and arrive on site at least 15 minutes before starting time. They suggest allowing extra time for parking, which may be tight, and to find your starting place, usually arranged by age group, so everyone’s ready to go at starting time.

For complete information on the weekend’s egg hunts and other Easter events, check out our list at