Easter celebrations arrive in Sacramento just as a cooling trend is set to breeze through the city. The National Weather Service forecasts rain may hit the Valley on Saturday night through Sunday and again Tuesday.
For those venturing outdoors, here are some local events for those hunting for eggs and family fun this holiday weekend:
What: Be a part of the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Easter egg hunt with more than 500,000 eggs hidden at the state Capitol. Children should bring their own baskets. Collect eggs and exchange them at booths for candy and prizes.
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When: 9:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday (times vary by age group)
Where: 1315 10th St., Sacramento
Cost: Free; bounce houses, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny cost $5 each; a $20 VIP option is available.
What: Take a three-hour train ride on the Sacramento RiverTrain’s Easter Egg Express. Children can participate in an Easter egg hunt in Elkhorn Park.
When: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Boards at 400 N. Harbor Blvd., West Sacramento
Cost: $29 for children ages 2-12; $39 for adults; free for children up to 1 year old.
What: East Sacramento-Midtown Kiwanis present a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt at Clunie Community Center in McKinley Park.
When: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; the Easter egg hunt starts at 9:30 a.m.
Where: 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: Free for the egg hunt; The pancake breakfast is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
What: Children can participate in egg hunts, arts and crafts, and visit Peter Cottontail at Fairytale Town. Egg hunt areas are separated by age groups. Magical Moonshine Theater will perform “Tales of Br’er Rabbit” in the Children’s Theater. Tickets are $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers.
When: Saturday and Sunday; egg hunts are held at noon, 1 and 2 p.m.; “Tales of Br’er Rabbit” will be performed at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Where: 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento
Cost: The Spring Eggstravaganza event is free with paid park admission; tickets the Children’s Theater are $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers.
What: The Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Parks District holds its annual Egg-o-rama event, which includes a pancake breakfast, an egg hunt and a carnival with an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
When: Saturday; Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Easter carnival from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Howe Park, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento
Cost: Breakfast costs $3; the egg hunt costs $5; and a picture with the Easter Bunny costs $5.
What: An Easter egg hunt sponsored by District 8 Councilman Larry Carr. Children should bring their own baskets.
When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday
Where: Meadowview Park, 7760 24th St., Sacramento
Information: (916) 808-7008
What: Take a cruise on the Sacramento River with the Easter Bunny and learn historical facts about the area. Easter-themed coloring sheets are available for children.
When: Sunday; one-hour cruises take place at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Where: Leaves from Old Sacramento’s L Street dock