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Find an egg-citing trail of Easter happenings including egg hunts, Easter Bunny sightings, crafts, brunches and worship services. We update this list with more events as they become available, so be sure to bookmark this page!

thursday | April 18

FREE Eggs Galore at Willie Henderson Sports Complex. Also, a giant slide, games and crafts. 5:30 pm. For ages 3-14. 1035 S. 45th St., San Diego. 619-527-3407

saturday | April 20

Spring Eggstravaganza at Birch Aquarium. Explore animal eggs, join an “underwater egg hunt,” make a shark egg craft, see Scuba Bunny in themed dive shows and more. April 20 & 21, 11 am-3 pm. Included with admission. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu

Easter Bunny Train. Ride a real vintage train with the Easter Bunny through San Diego’s East County mountains to the Easter egg patch. April 20, 11 am, 1:15 & 3 pm. For fees and reservations, visit website. Campo Railroad Park & Museum, 750 Depot St. www.psrm.org

Bunny Breakfast & Spring Egg Scramble in San Marcos. Have a hearty breakfast, then pose for bunny photos at Williams Barn at Walnut Grove Park (1950 Sycamore Dr.). 8-10 am. $5; visit website for tickets. From 10-11 am, children, ages 12 & under, can join the community scramble that includes 20,000 prize-filled eggs, and enjoy a free carnival with games. www.san-marcos.net

EGGStravaganza Spring Festival. Join the Egg Scramble where children race to collect candy-filled eggs, and enjoy crafts, “soak the bunny,” cookie decorating and fun zones. 10 am-1 pm. Activity cards/unlimited Fun Zone wristbands $5. Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Rd. www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec

Spring Party with Bunny. Meet a big, gentle bunny, make spring crafts, see real bunnies and small animals, join a parade and participate in a stuffed bunny hunt. 10 am-1 pm. Visit website for admission and other details. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. 
www.sdbgarden.org

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg-stravaganza in Coronado. Breakfast includes egg hunt, crafts, goodie bags and more. Seatings at 8 & 10 am. $10-$12 (must be purchased in advance). From 1-3 pm, check out free, ongoing egg hunts, a life-sized Candyland game and the Easter Bunny. Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. 619-522-7342

FREE Egg Hunt in Encinitas. Featuring 20,000 eggs plus performances by Hullabaloo and kids’ activities. 10 am-noon; visit website for egg hunt times. Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Dr. www.cityofencinitas.org

FREE Family Health & Wellness Fair. Includes an Easter egg hunt, community resources, food, refreshments and more. Free Easter baskets for ages 13 & under (children must be present). 9 am-1 pm. Fallbrook Family Health Center, 1328 S. Mission Rd. 
www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt Hosted by the Vista Optimist Club. Breakfast with games, pictures with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt (10 am) for ages 11 & under. 7:30-10:30 am. $8. 600 Optimist Way, Vista. 760-598-5907.

FREE Torrey Hills Egg Hunt. Also, jumps, face painting, music, games and scavenger hunt. 9-11 am. Torrey Hills Community Park, 4262 Calle Mejillones, San Diego. For egg hunt times, call 858-552-1687.

La Jolla Egg Hunt. Plus face painting, jumps, bunny photos, crafts and goodie bag. First egg hunt starts at 10 am. $10 per child. For ages 12 & under. La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. 858-552-1658

FREE Craft at Lakeshore Learning Store: All Ears! Bunny Basket. For ages 3 & up. 11 am-3 pm. 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego & 702 Center Dr., San Marcos. www.lakeshorelearning.com

FREE Easter Egg Hunt in Poway. Living Way Church hosts this event that also includes crafts, Bennie and Bonnie Bunny, and a Fun Zone. 8 am-1 pm. Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Dr. www.poway.org

FREE City of Oceanside Egg Hunt. Prizes, a magic show (10:30 am) and the Easter Bunny. 10-11 am. For ages 3-11. Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd. www.visitoceanside.org

Easter Scavenger Hunt in South Park. Kids will receive a bamboo Easter basket and a secret map that they will use to visit the shops that offer special treats. Also, find other businesses that offer freebies, workshops and great deals. 1-4 pm. $10 per ticket. www.southparksd.com

sunday | April 21

FREE Easter Sunrise Service hosted by The Fields Church. 6:30-8 am. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, cor. of Palomar Airport Rd. & Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad. www.theflowerfields.com

Easter Brunch Cruises by Hornblower Cruises & Events. Unlimited champagne and sparkling cider, delicious brunch selections and the Easter Bunny. 11 am-1 pm & noon-2 pm. Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. For reservations, visit www.hornblower.com.

Easter at Rancho Bernardo Inn. Brunch buffet with live music at Avant and Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant from 11 am-3 pm, plus egg hunts and the Easter Bunny. For fees, egg hunt times and other details, visit website. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego. www.ranchobernardoinn.com

The Del’s Easter Celebration. Champagne brunch in the Crown Room or ocean view Ballroom with live music. Hotel and brunch guests can also enjoy egg hunts on the Windsor Lawn (registration required) and a petting zoo ($20). Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. Visit www.hoteldel.com for reservations.

Chef Teri’s Easter Sunday Brunch. Plus Easter Bunny photos, arts and crafts, and egg hunts. 10:30 am-2:30 pm. $19-$79; ages 4 & under free. For reservations, visit website. Cape Rey, 1 Ponto Rd., Carlsbad. www.chandlerscarlsbad.com/easter

Easter Bash at Belmont Park. You’re sure to have a very hop-py Easter at this all-day celebration jam-packed from park to boardwalk with a basketful of activities like egg hunts, free kids’ activities, an Easter Bunny photo op, live music and entertainment, plus brunch on the boardwalk offered at the beachfront restaurants. Enjoy multiple egg hunts on the beach (visit website for tickets and to register) and in the park (free for kids; while supplies last). 8 am-5 pm. 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego. www.belmontpark.com

FREE Easter Sunrise Service at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Easter message by Rev. Paul Cunningham of La Jolla Presbyterian Church, and performances by the La Jolla Presbyterian Chancel Choir, La Jolla Brass and organist, William Lullo. April 21, 6:30-7:30 am. Balboa Park. 858-454-7324

Easter at the Bahia Resort Hotel. The celebration showcases views of Mission Bay, live piano entertainment, Easter egg hunts, a bay cruise and festive fare. The decadent brunch includes two carving stations and additional entrées such as salmon, ravioli Florentine and Hawaiian BBQ braised beef short ribs, as well as savory sides and a wide array of seasonal desserts. 10 am-3 pm; hourly egg hunts from 10:30 am-2:30 pm. $25-$56; under 5 free. 998 West Mission Bay Dr., San Diego. Make reservations at www.bahiahotel.com.

FREE Glen Abbey Memorial Park's First Annual Easter Sunrise Service. Bonita resident and chaplain Wes Anderson will deliver a special Easter message and live music will be performed by local musicians, Jenny Rodriguez and Amy Lynn Kanner. Refreshments will be served for all in attendance. 6-7 am. Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3838 Bonita Rd., Bonita. www.dignitymemorial.com

Celebrate at Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa. Diners are treated to vistas of Mission Bay, live piano music, Easter egg hunts, a bay cruise and a special visit from the Easter Bunny at the Catamaran Resort Hoteland Spa's Easter brunch. The festive brunch buffet includes prime rib, baked salmon and braised short ribs, as well as a fully stocked seafood station and decadent desserts. 10 am-3 pm; egg hunts at 11:30 am, 12:30 & 1:30 pm. $25-$62; under 5 free. 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego. Make reservations at www.catamaranresort.com.

FREE Mt. Helix Easter Sunrise Service. The one-hour, non-denominational Christian service at Mt. Helix Amphitheatre is open to all and will feature a community choir and messages of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from keynote speakers, Bonnie L. Oscarson and Marty Morgan. 6:30 am. Free shuttle service to Mt. Helix begins at 5:30 am from parking lots at Grossmont High School and San Miguel Fire District Station 21 located at 10105 Vivera Drive (the corner of Vivera and Mt. Helix Drive). Arrive early to insure you reach the top before the service begins. Warm drinks and refreshments will be provided. www.mthelixpark.org

Easter Brunch at THE MED at La Valencia. Guests can choose from items such as quiche, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, a seafood selection of fresh shucked oysters, crudo, crab claws and jumbo shrimp, fresh salads and crudité, as well as action stations such as omelets, meat carving and dessert. They will also have three Easter Egg Hunts for little ones at 11 am, 1 & 3 pm, with a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Reservations required. 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla. For fees and reservations, go to https://www.lavalencia.com/dining/the-med.

FREE Easter Sunday Worship. Join the celebration this Easter at First United Methodist Church at 8, 9:30 or 11 am with the Chancel Choir, brass and timpani, and a message of love and hope from Dr. Phil Amerson. Kids' egg hunt at 10:30 am. Nursery care available all morning. 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego. 619-297-4366. www.fumcsd.org/event/1310942-2019-04-21-easter-sunday-worship

FREE Easter Sunday Service at Canyon Community Church. 10:30 am-noon. 610 Paseo Del Rey, Chula Vista. www.facebook.com/events/416249515857734

Updated April 2019

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