Easter egg hunts and spring celebrations are popping all over Los Angeles. Want to know where the free events are happening? Here’s a short round-up of popular annual events in the LA area, including Orange County.
Know of other free SoCal Easter celebrations? I’m sure there are more, so please tell us about the good ones in the comment box below.
Los Angeles – Pershing Square Egg Extravaganza
WHAT: Egg hunt, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and live entertainment. Free.
WHERE: Pershing Square – 532 South Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Los Angeles – Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at L.A. Zoo
WHAT: All Ages will enjoy the L.A. Zoo’s fun activities and entertainment, including live music, crafts, face painting, and a photo opp. with the Big Bunny (for a fee fee). Admission: $14 – $19.
WHERE: Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles – Easter Fest and Egg Hunt
WHAT: New City Church of LA’s Family Easter Fest features Easter eggs, kids games (including moon bounce), and pies. There is a cost per family (up to 7 people).
WHERE: Downtown L.A. — Grand Hope Park W 9th Street and Hope, Los Angeles CA 90017
Century City – Easter Extravaganza
WHAT: All-day egg hunt, petting zoo, Easter family photos, special story time.
WHERE: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City CA 90067.
DETAILS: http://www.westfield.com/centurycity. RSVP required.
Huntington Beach – Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day
WHAT: Kids can hunt for candy throughout the park, take a picture with Easter Bunny. This free event includes game and community booths and enjoy the live music.
WHERE: Huntington Central Park, Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, Ca
Malibu – Easter Hoppening & Teen Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt
WHAT: Egg Hunt for children ages 1-10, bounce houses, food vendors, crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. Bring your own baskets. Free.
WHERE: Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu CA 90265.
Pacific Palisades – Family Easter Egg Hunt in Palisades Park
WHAT: Family egg hunt for kids 1 – 12. Features arts and crafts activities, live performances, a petting zoo, jumpers. Wristbands available for a fee.
WHERE: Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades CA.
Santa Monica – Peter Rabbit Day
WHAT: Egg hunt, kids games, 3-legged race, face painting, egg dying. Bring your own baskets. Free.
WHERE: Douglas Park, 2439 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403.
Santa Monica — Books and Cookies Egg Hunt
WHAT: This children’s book store will hide eggs among the books. All ages can play. Cost: $10 per child, (additional siblings: $5). Advance registration is recommended.
WHERE: Books and Cookies, 2309 Main Street, Santa Monica CA 90405.
Santa Monica – Bugs Bunny Easter Egg Hunt
WHAT: The Aero hosts its annual Easter Sunday Bugs Bunny Fest accompanied by an egg hunt in the cinema. There is an admission fee.
WHERE: Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica CA 90403.
Torrance – Breakfast with the Bunny
WHAT: Egg hunt and Easter breakfast of silver dollar pancakes, sausage, bacon, juice, milk, coffee, tea and fruit; Easter puppet show, cookie decorating, an egg hunt, photo opportunity with the Bunny, live music, and more. Get tickets in advance at the Redondo Beach Registration Office.
WHERE: Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA.
Westwood – Spring Festival & Egg Hunt
WHAT: Free egg hunt (for local eggs) Local eggs are the best eggs; kids can hunt for the Spring Bunny’s eggs at the park’s recreation center. Features games,face painting, prizes. Keep a lookout for the “Spring Rabbit.”
WHERE: Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 Sepulveda Blvd, Westwood CA.
Arcadia – Egg Hunts and Scrambles – LA County Arboretum
WHAT: Egg Scramble and Egg-Expedition, make and take activities, hikes, snacks, and prizes. Cost: General Admission plus a small fee.
WHERE: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 310 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia CA 91007.
Encino – Los Encinos Living History Egg Hunt
WHAT: Egg hunts for ages from toddlers to 10. Event includes kids games, music, tours, and live performers in period costume. Bring Easter baskets.
WHERE: Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St., Encino CA 91436.
Moorpark – Easter on the Farm
WHAT: This annual event features an Egg Hunt, animal shows, tractor-drawn wagon rides, face painting, eggy games, balloons, mazes, and a visit with the Easter Bunny – all included with admission. Bring a basket for the eggs.
WHERE: Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark CA 93021. (in the grass field behind the Animal Center.)
Pasadena – Kidspace Egg Hunt
WHAT: Hunting for eggs, decorating eggs, and making cute little bunny ears makes for lots of little bunnies at Kidspace Children’s Museum. Egg hunt $4 plus general admission.
WHERE: Kidspace, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena CA 91103.
Thousand Oaks – Egg-stravaganza at The Lakes
WHAT: Free Easter celebration with Easter egg hunts, a petting zoo, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.Bring your own basket.
WHERE: The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks CA 91362.
South Bay & Orange County
Rancho Palos Verdes – Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza
WHAT: Easter Egg Hunt. Get tickets for $15 in advance online.
WHERE: Ladera Linda Community Center 32201 Forrestal Drive, Ranchos Palos Verdes CA 90275
Costa Mesa – Easter Festival & Treasure Hunt
WHAT: Free hunt and prizes for the first 500 children (ages 3 and up). Free photos opportunities with the Easter Bunny, puppet shows, crafts, face painting, and more. Adults $2 (free with coupon, follow link); Kids free.
WHERE: Orange County Market Place 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa CA 92626
Irvine – Easter Eggstravaganza
WHAT: Kids can hunt for candy and prize-filled eggs. Bring Easter baskets for the egg hunt or buy one at the park. Families can ride the Easter Train, and enjoy activities like a moon bounce and a hay ride. Check the park website for coupons. Tickets $5 for activities, $10 for photo with the Easter Bunny.
WHERE: Irvine Park Railroad, 1 Irvine Park Road , Orange CA 92869.
Lawndale – Lawndale Easter Egg Hunt
WHAT: Egg hunts, crafts, and Easter Bunny photo opportunities (with your own camera).
WHERE: William Green Park, 4558 W. 168th Street, Lawndale CA 90260.
Dana Point – Egg Hunt
WHAT: Egg Hunts, marionette show, kid’s games, petting zoo, and Easter Bunny visits.Bring a basket to collect the plastic eggs and candy.
WHERE: Pines Park and Sea Canyon Park — Pines Park 34941 Camino Capistrano, Dana Point CA; Sea Canyon – 33093 Santiago Drive, Capistrano Beach & Dana Point, CA.