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The Best Easter Celebrations in Marin County

Posted in Blogging Marin on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough

Easter’s almost here and it's time to start rounding up our favorite brunches, hunts and special events. Springtime in Marin is always a beautiful time to connect with nature, and come Easter, that’s especially true. Whether you're hoping to snap a selfie with the Easter Bunny or hunt for eco-friendly eggs, here are some of Marin's most highly anticipated Easter events. Get your baskets ready!


Springtime Selfies

Springtime Easter Event fun! 
On April 9, swing by the Cinema Court at Northgate Mall between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in San Rafael for a magic show, balloon twisters, and a free Easter Bucket while supplies last. Be sure to have your picture taken with their famous Easter Bunny.  Check the Northgate Mall website for event listings and official hours.

Hop over to Bon Air for an Easter celebration on Saturday, April 16th. Put on free floppy Bunny ears and pose for a photo with the Easter Bunny in its sweetly decorated Bunny Burrow. In celebration of our 70th Birthday, birthday balloons and jelly beans will be handed out to all children. Merchants and restaurants will offer demos and sidewalk specials. Pets are welcome too, and Woodland’s Pet Food & Treats will be hosting a special pet event.
Look for the Bunny Burrow in front of Mollie Stone’s Market!

Bunny will be busy all day today on April 16, so don't miss him at the Town Center Corte Madera with live music, gifts and goodies. 


Sunday Easter Brunches

Instead of snacking all day on chocolate eggs, book a table at one of Marin County's best restaurants and indulge in a hearty but healthy brunch.

The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap in San Rafael on Sunday, April 17th will once again host an Easter brunch with seatings at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon for families and friends. The buffet menu this year looks delicious: seasonal fresh fruit and freshly baked scones and muffins with whipped butter and housemade preserves are just one of the many dishes. Best of all, there's a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with an egg hunt on the lawn - please bring your own baskets! 

Rancho Nicasio's Annual Easter Sunday Buffet on April 17th will be complete with its own Ranch Style BBQ menu to delight all ages from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.! Reservations are recommended~

The options don't end there. The new RH Rooftop Restaurant at the Village Corte Madera will please the eye with Chrystal chandeliers, a romantic setting, and fantastic views with indoor/outdoor seatings. Brunch features an ingredient-driven menu accompanied by a selection of artisanal wines and craft beer. Enjoy Easter here with a special someone!  If spending Easter with the whole family, consider booking a table or Easter buffet at Rickey's Restaurant and Bar in Novato. 


Easter Egg Hunts

There’s no shortage of Easter egg hunts in Marin County, so take your pick!

Pre-Easter, the action is just getting started. On Saturday, March 26, the Mill Valley Community Center is hosting its 2022 Spring Eggstravaganza.  Join the Easter Bunny at Friends Field for the annual egg hunt. While the egg hunt is free of charge, you’ll need to reserve a time slot for the egg hunt. Event registration opens on February 15, 2022. Register online at - Course #: 7123.

In the Corte Madera/Larkspur area, stop by Marin Country Mart Farmers Market on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an Easter celebration and egg hunt. Reservations for Easter Bunny Photos are required. The egg hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and under and at 10:45 a.m. for ages 4 and up. There will be an Easter art project and egg dying, too. Children should arrive with their own baskets to participate in the eco-friendly egg hunt. Come early for a peek at the baby chicks and bunnies. Grownups, toast to a day well played at the mimosa bar.


Flashlight Egg Hunts

Bring a flashlight! You’ll need it.

On Friday, April 15, San Anselmo is again hosting the yearly Flashlight Egg Hunt in Memorial Park. Bring a basket and a flashlight because this nighttime hunt will be unlike any other! The hunt starts right at 8:15 p.m. and only lasts for about five minutes, so this is not the event to roll up late to! Ideal for kids 8 and up.


For all you need to plan your Marin County vacation, visit the Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website or Facebook page.


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Marin Art & Garden Center

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