Did you know there’s only one Easter parade in Washington? After a two-year hiatus, the Snohomish Easter Parade and Bonnet Contest returns to downtown Snohomish April 16.
This year, the parade, which typically draws several thousand spectators, is celebrating its 40th year. Visitors can expect to see local sports teams, antique farm equipment organizations, classic cars, Seafair pirates and more.
“We encourage people to come to the parade in their Easter bonnets or spring bonnet finest. Then, immediately following the parade, Midnight Cry Church hosts a bonnet contest with no charge to enter, and the bonnets are judged and then awarded prizes,” said Nancy Keith, manager of the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce.
The bonnet contest is open to all ages and even species — in the past, people have entered animals like calves and llamas donning spring bonnets into the contest.
The Easter Parade begins at 11 a.m. at First Street and Lincoln Avenue. The Easter Bonnet Contest will be held right after the parade. Find more information at: snohomishchamber.org/easter
Seattle-area Easter egg hunts
Here are some Easter egg hunts in the Seattle area and beyond. This list is not exhaustive.
The Brig/Amphitheater at Magnuson Park — April 15
Enjoy crafts (4:30 p.m.), an egg hunt (5:30 p.m.) and flashlight teen hunt (7:30 p.m.). Free. 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; st.news/eggs
Easter at Eastridge — April 16
Join multiple hunts, with 15,000 eggs per hunt, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Issaquah, and 10 a.m. in West Seattle. Families will hear the Easter story, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, win prizes and more. The Issaquah hunt also includes hayrides and a bunny petting zoo. The West Seattle hunt includes field games and inflatables. Free. 24205 S.E. Issaquah Fall City Road, Issaquah, and 4500 39th Ave. S.W., Seattle; 425-270-6300; eastridgetoday.com/events
Monroe Community Easter Egg Hunt — April 16
The 25th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt includes field hunts by age group, hands-on activities and more 9-11 a.m. Free. 14964 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe; monroewa.gov/Calendar.aspx
SeaTac Easter Egg Hunt — April 16
SeaTac Parks and Recreation presents a twist on the traditional egg hunt with crafts, face painting, balloon artists, goody bags and more 9-11 a.m. Puget Sound Fire will also be there with goodies and a tour of the fire engine. Free. 13735 24th Ave. S., SeaTac; seattlesouthside.com/event/easter-egg-hunt/1732
Fircrest’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt — April 16
Fircrest Parks and Recreation and Kiwanis Club present their annual Easter egg hunt 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. 555 Contra Costa Ave., Fircrest; st.news/Fircrest
Seattle Parks and Recreation Spring Egg Hunts — April 16
Join an egg hunt at 10 a.m. for ages 3-11 at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle), Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle), Van Asselt Community Center (2802 S. Myrtle St., Seattle) or Yesler Community Center (917 E. Yesler Way, Seattle). Free. st.news/free-eggs
Seattle Parks and Recreation Spring Egg Scramble — April 16
Join this egg hunt for ages 1-3 (10 a.m.), ages 4-6 (10:30 a.m.) and ages 7-10 (11 a.m.). Free. 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; st.news/free-eggs
EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt — April 16
Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation hosts an egg hunt 10-11 a.m., as well as activities in the park and photos with the Easter Bunny. Kids ages 8 and under will collect eight candy or toy-filled eggs. Free. 6915 Armar Road, Marsyville; st.news/Marys-eggs
Snoqualmie Egg Hunt — April 16
Join an Easter egg hunt for ages 1-12 from 10-11 a.m. Free. 39903 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie; st.news/Sno-eggs
Easter Festival — April 16
The city of Fife hosts an Easter festival with treats, prizes, a giant inflatable slide, bounce house, obstacle course, photos with the Easter bunny and more 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 2820 54th Ave. E., Fife; st.news/Fife-eggs
Tumwater’s Easter Egg Dash — April 16
Join Tumwater’s annual Easter Egg Dash with 20,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and more 11 a.m.-noon. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. Free. 700 Israel Road S.W., Tumwater; st.news/Tumwater
Kent Station Easter Egg Hunt — April 16
Kent Station presents an Easter egg hunt for ages up to 6 on the grassy area in front of Coldstone 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Each kid gets to find six eggs. There will also be a scavenger hunt for ages 6-12, photos with the Easter Bunny and face painting. Free. 417 Ramsay Way, Kent; kentstation.com/egg-hunt
Sunrise Village Easter Egg Hunt — April 16
Puyallup’s Sunrise Village hosts an egg hunt for ages up to 6 from 4-6 p.m. Each kid gets to find six eggs. There will also be a scavenger hunt for ages 6-12, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon twisters and more. Free. 10507 156th St. E., Puyallup; mysunrisevillage.com/easter-egg-hunt
Town Square Park Easter Egg Hunt — April 17
Federal Way’s Town Square Park presents an Easter egg hunt with games, a raffle and more 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 31600 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way; st.news/Fed-eggs
What else is happening
Here are some other events happening April 15-21 in the Puget Sound area. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please email your event details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Issaquah Wine & ArtWalk — April 15
The Downtown Issaquah Association presents the Wine & Artwalk 6-9 p.m. Embark on a wine adventure and explore Issaquah’s downtown and Olde Town galleries, boutiques and businesses. Participants must be 21 and older. Purchase tickets online; $30/early purchase, $40/day-of purchase. 232 Front St. N., Issaquah; downtownissaquah.com/calendar
Downtown Forward Celebration — April 21
Join the Downtown Bellevue Association for Downtown Forward, a social reception to celebrate the investments, innovations and partnerships taking place in Bellevue 3:30-7 p.m. Enjoy live music, appetizers, signature cocktails, a keynote speaker and more. Register online; prices vary. 1100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; 425-453-1223; bellevuedowntown.com
Seattle Center’s 60th Anniversary — April 21
Seattle Center and its resident organizations kick off the six-month celebration of its 60th anniversary at Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall. Starting at 10:30 a.m., enjoy remarks from Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, Seattle Center director Robert Nellams and more to honor the Center’s history and provide a look forward to the future. There will also be live music, a spoken word performance, a nod to the “World’s Largest Birthday Cake” unveiled at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, and more. Free. 305 Harrison St., Seattle; 206-684-7200; seattlecenter.com/events
Here are some future events with ticket sales recently announced.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss recently announced a second leg on their U.S. tour including an Aug. 28 stop at Marymoor Park. Ticket sales begin April 15. plantkrauss.com
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band recently announced additional shows for 2022, including an Oct. 11 stop at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Ticket sales begin April 15. ringostarr.com/tour