Here's a big list of Easter events in the Seattle area and beyond.
Snohomish celebrates spring at the 38th annual Snohomish Easter Parade with bunnies, bands, pirates, princesses, farm animals and floats through its historic downtown on Saturday, March 31. Anyone with a decorated hat “with all the frills upon it” (as the old song says) is welcome to ride on the parade’s Bonnet Float and join in the Easter Bonnet Contest immediately following the parade. All ages are invited to participate and bonnet-wearing pets are welcome.
Egg hunts for kids to search for candy and plastic eggs are available around Seattle and the region, most on Saturday, March 31. For all egg-hunt events, organizers ask families to bring a bag or basket for each child and arrive 15 minutes before starting time. This allows time to find the starting place, which may vary by children’s ages, and be ready to go at the listed time.
Bunny Bounce at Woodland Park Zoo Saturday includes egg hunts for kids ages 1 to 8 and gets zoo animals in on the fun with Easter basket treats for orangutans, lemurs, grizzlies, lions, meerkats and others. Watching the animals enjoy their special baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats is fun for visitors and an enrichment activity to enliven the lives of zoo animals. The day also offers crafts, bunny encounters and zoo programs for visitors. Egg hunts for ages 3 and younger are at the Picnic Shelter near the North Meadow from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and egg hunts for ages 3-5 and 6-8 are in the North Meadow, every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Space may be limited; each egg hunt is first-come, first-served.
Here’s a list of local events. Let’s hope for a bit of sunshine, and have fun!
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Snohomish Easter Parade
SAT Easter parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, First Street, Snohomish; board the Bonnet Float by 10:45 a.m. at Cedar Street and First Street; Easter Bonnet Contest for all ages and pets, no registration required, after the parade, Snohomish (snohomishcoc.com/Easter).
Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce
SAT Egg hunts for kids, bunny encounters, treat baskets for zoo animals, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; included with zoo admission, $9.95-$14.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).
Flashlight Egg Hunt, Jefferson
FRI For ages 12-18, bring flashlight and bag for outdoor hunt, 8 p.m. Friday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481).
Egg Hunt, Delridge
SAT Egg hunt for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle (206-684-7423).
Egg Hunt, Hiawatha
SAT Egg hunt for ages 2-10, 10 a.m. Saturday, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7441).
Montlake Spring Egg Hunt
SAT Goodies for ages 1-11, 10 a.m. Saturday, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle (206-684-4736).
Spring Egg Hunt, Ravenna-Eckstein
SAT Live bunnies, hunt for treats for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7534).
Spring Egg Hunt, Alki
SAT Hunt for ages 3-11, 10 a.m. Saturday; breakfast available 8:30 a.m. for $2 donation, Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens St., Seattle (206-684-7430).
Spring Egg Hunt, Ballard
SAT Egg hunt for ages 2-10 by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations collected (206-684-4093).
Spring Egg Hunt, Bitter Lake
SAT Egg hunt for ages 2-10 by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bitter Lake Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations collected (206-684-7524).
Toddler Eggstravaganza/Spring Egg Hunt, High Point
SAT Cookie decorating, music, activities for ages 5 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, $5; egg hunt for kids ages 2-18, 10 a.m. Saturday, free; High Point Community Center and Field, 6920 34th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7422).
Spring Egg Hunt, International District
SAT For all ages, 10 a.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (206-233-0042).
Spring Egg Hunt, Jefferson
SAT Egg hunt by age group for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (206-684-7481).
Spring Egg Hunt, Laurelhurst
SAT Egg hunt for ages 12 and younger, bake sale; 10 a.m. Saturday, Laurelhurst Park, 4544 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free with canned food bank donation (206-684-7529).
Spring Egg Hunt, Loyal Heights
SAT Egg hunt for ages 2-10 by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations collected (206-684-4052).
Spring Egg Hunt, Magnolia
SAT Egg hunt for ages 2-10 by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations collected (206-386-4235).
Spring Egg Hunt, Meadowbrook
SAT Treats and prizes for ages 12 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nathan Hale Playfield, 10750 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7522).
Spring Egg Hunt, Queen Anne
SAT Egg hunt for ages 2-10 by age group, 10 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W, Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations collected (206-386-4240).
Spring Egg Hunt, Rainier
SAT Egg hunt by age group for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1919).
Spring Egg Hunt, Van Asselt
SAT For ages 11 and younger by age group, in the field or, in case of rain, in the gym, 10 a.m. Saturday, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle (206-386-1921).
Spring Egg Scramble, Green Lake
SAT Meet in the gym by age group, ages 1-3, 10 a.m.; ages 4-6, 10:30 a.m.; ages 7-10, 11 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations collected (206-684-0780).
Spring Eggstravaganza, Redmond
SAT Spring activities and treats, Easter Scavenger Hunt and prizes for the first 2,000 kids under age 12, petting farm, bouncy house, obstacle course, games, arts and crafts activities, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (redmondtowncenter.com/custom/eggstravaganza.php).
Easter Egg Hunt, SeaTac
SAT Egg hunt for ages 10 and younger, 9 a.m. Saturday, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (seattle.carpediem.cd/events/5792956-easter-egg-hunt-at-angle-lake).
Eggstravaganza, Des Moines
SAT Egg hunt for kids, 9 a.m. Saturday, Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue S., Des Moines; $5/child (desmoineswa.gov).
Easter Egg Hunt, Kent
SAT Egg hunt for ages 6 and younger while supplies last, scavenger hunt for ages 7-12, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent (253-856-2301 or kentstation.com/egg-hunt).
EasterFest, Federal Way
SAT Egg hunts organized by age, bouncy houses, games for all ages, 10 a.m. Saturday, Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, 1525 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (253-839-6085 or federalwaynazarene.org).
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt, Mill Creek
SAT Bounce houses, activities, visit by the Easter Bunny; egg hunt for kids ages 1-4, 11 a.m.; hunt for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Boulevard S.E., Mill Creek; nonperishable food donation for Mill Creek Community Food Bank suggested (millcreektourism.com/eggstravaganza).
Meet the Easter Bunny, Bothell
SAT Photos, games, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or countryvillagebothell.com).
Strolling Easter Bunny, Seattle Premium Outlets
SAT-SUN Meet the Easter Bunny posing for photo ops and sharing treats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Premium Outlets, 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip (360-654-3000 or bit.ly/2G1VxKj).
Easter Brunch at Tillicum
SUN Join the Easter Bunny, cruise to Blake Island for brunch buffet, egg hunt, 10 a.m. Sunday, Argosy Cruises, Pier 55 and 56, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $49-$94 (206-623-1445 or argosycruises.com/argosy-cruises/easter).