Santa Cruz Easter Events Guide 2022


SANTA CRUZ, CA — Go ahead and get your calendars out! Spring is here, ushering in the annual season of Easter events and spring festivals in Santa Cruz, all beach communities and South Bay.

Browse our annual Patch guide to Easter fun, bunny brunches and egg hunts, plus spring gardening events and outdoor parties.

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APRIL 2: Monterey Bay Dahlia Society Sale. Spring gardener alert!



APRIL 2: Sale of seedlings. Benefits Divine Equine Assisted Therapy Center.



APRIL 16: ‘Eggstravaganza’ egg hunt, photos of rabbits and petting zoo. Food trucks too.



APRIL 1-2: Disaster! – The Westmont High School Spring Musical. “A new disco musical straight from Broadway.”

APRIL: Parade of rabbits and hats. Canceled.

APRIL 24: Chris Cain / Blues Guitarist: Ainsley House Garden. Outdoor concert and spring drinks and light appetizers.



APRIL 2-16: Photos with the Easter Bunny: Capitola Mall. Gifts for the little ones, while supplies last.



APRIL 16-17: Extraordinary Easter Egg Weekend: Roaring Camp Railroads. With train ride, Easter bunny, crafts and giant Easter egg.



APRIL 10: Free Easter Egg Hunt. Free with registration at the Gilroy Center for the Arts.

APRIL 11 : Children’s Easter Film at the Gilroy Center for the Arts. For all ages. $5 at the door.

APRIL 17: Outdoor Easter Lunch and Easter Bunny Tour: Sarah’s Vineyard. With live music from the Lavender Fields Band as well.

APRIL 22: Christopher High School Choir Spring Concert. “You won’t want to miss this fantastic event!”



APRIL 2: LGHS Spring Musical: LITTLE WOMEN. The high school spring musical is back after a two-year hiatus!

APRIL 3: Underwater Egg Hunt: LGHS Pool. Be sure to register online.

APRIL 9: Community Easter Egg Hunt: Venture Christian Church. RSVP required.

APRIL 23: Family Art Day! – All things spring: NUMU. Sessions for young people from 8 to 18 years old.

APRIL 24: ‘Spring Into Green’ Family Fun and Live Music: Town Plaza Park. With the Hootenanny group, climbing wall, wreath making and more, all free.


APRIL 9: Welcome Spring Singles Dance Party. AT Sonesta San Jose (formerly Crowne Plaza Milpitas.

APRIL 16: Brunch with rabbit and egg decoration. Space is limited, so book quickly if you’re interested.



APRIL 14, 28 & MAY 12, 26: Pop-up Spring Park: Pioneer Park. First in the series at different parks and featuring activities such as lawn games, crafts, music and bubble shows



APRIL 9: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Neiman Marcus. Fun activities and elaborate menu.

APRIL 22-23: Gamble Garden Spring Houses and Gardens Tour. Five private residences, plus lunch, refreshments and live music.



APRIL 9: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Neiman Marcus, San Francisco Rotunda. With treats, a photo booth, balloons and an elaborate menu.

APRIL 9-10 & 16-17: Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival: Japantown Peace Plaza. “One of California’s most important celebrations of Japanese traditions and the West Coast’s largest cherry blossom festival.”

APRIL 16: Castro Easter Eggstravaganza Block Party. With petting zoo, Easter bonnet contest, Easter bunny and more.

APRIL 17: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter Egg Hunt and “Hunky Jesus” Contest. Children’s Easter from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by the main event.



APRIL 1-16: Easter photos with Wendell the rabbit. At Westfield Oakridge. Reservations strongly recommended.

APRIL 3: Sensory Easter Photoshoot. Prior reservations required.


APRIL 16: OFP Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Supports Operation Freedom Paws. The Easter bunny will be there too.

APRIL 16: VIVE Church Morgan Hill Helicopter Easter Egg Drop. Register online to attend.



APRIL 3: Passover – Easter Foods with a Vegan Twist. With Chief Akindele Akiva Bankole.

APRIL 23: DTA Kids’ Day & Family Fun: Downtown. Includes face painting, music, dancing, bubbles, foosball, crafts and more!

APRIL 23: Naked Omega ‘Ducky Derby’ – Fundraising includes a family carnival.



APRIL 9: Flower Festival. With food trucks, music, mini-farm and children’s activities.

APRIL 9: ‘Late Night Catechism: Easter Catechism of the Sisters’: Montalvo Arts Center. “Addresses seasonal questions about pet heaven and the importance of these adorable chicks!”

UNTIL APRIL 15: Hanami in Hakone: Cherry Blossoms at Night: Hakone Estate. Admire the beautiful cherry blossom trees in the garden in the evening.

APRIL 23: ArtSplash! A Montalvo festival and an open day. Day of arts, crafts, tours, scavenger hunts, concerts and food trucks.



APRIL 6: Class of scrumptious Easter baskets: Bruno’s Bar & Grill. The class includes everything needed to create a holiday centerpiece.



APRIL 17: Easter egg hunt and performance by the Silicon Valley Conservatory. Enjoy the festivities at the Silicon Valley Conservatory of Music.



APRIL 9: ‘Easter on the farm and egg hunt. Free event with the Agricultural History Project Center and Museum.

APRIL 16: Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt: Pinto Lake City Park. With the Easter bunny, food trucks and more.

APRIL 24: Earth Day and Children’s Day: City Plaza. Family and free.



APRIL 6-8: Filoli Spring Floral Festival. Exhausted.


FOR THE WHOLE SF BAY AREA GUIDE: Guide to SF Bay Area Easter Events: Egg Hunts, Bunny Brunches & More 2022




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