The Best Ways to Celebrate Easter in Marin


Above: Photo credit: Peacock Gap

Posted in Blogging Marin on Thursday, March 30, 2017 by MCVB Staff

By Megan Eileen McDonough


Spring is definitely cause to celebrate in Marin County. The vibrant wildflowers are in full bloom, and the elusive Easter Bunny will soon make his appearance. 


In anticipation of the Easter season, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite meet-and-greets with the Easter Bunny, scrumptious breakfasts and brunches, and colorful egg hunts. Whether it’s your first Easter in Marin or your 10th, there’s plenty of fun to be had. Get your baskets ready! 


Easter Bunny Brunch


On Easter Sunday, April 16, The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap in San Rafael hosts its traditional Easter brunch and egg hunt for families and friends. The celebratory buffet menu always has some surprises in store, but you can expect a few of the staples like seasonal fresh fruit and freshly baked scones and muffins with whipped butter and housemade preserves. This is a popular spot for families, perfect for a sunny and relaxed visit with the Easter Bunny himself.


Join the Hunt


One of the best ways to celebrate the Easter season is with a good ol’ Easter egg hunt, and you can find them all across Marin County. On Saturday, April 8, join friends and family at the Corte Madera Community Center for Breakfast With the Bunny and Egg Hunt, a delicious pancake breakfast that includes sausage, potatoes, juice and coffee, with egg hunts for kids beginning at 9 a.m.


The epic Easter egg hunts don’t end there. On Sunday, April 9, Novato’s annual Free Easter Egg Hunt in Pioneer Park will feature bounce houses, train rides and photo ops with the Easter Bunny himself. Fairfax will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bolinas Park, complete with live music, decorative face painting and an egg hunt. Also on April 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Easter Bunny will be at Marin Country Mart Farmers Market with art projects, egg dying and an eco-friendly egg hunt. Baskets are not provided, so remember to bring your own! 


Up for an extra Easter egg adventure? Partake in one of Marin County’s flashlight hunts. San Anselmo will host its yearly Flashlight Egg Hunt on Friday, April 14, in Memorial Park. Bring a flashlight and a basket and keep your eyes peeled for hidden eggs. The hunt starts around 8:15 p.m. and only lasts for about five minutes, meaning that you need to get there right on time to join the hunt. 


Alternatively, head to Piper Park in Larkspur on Friday, April 14, and hunt for eggs stuffed with tasty goodies spread throughout a section of the park. When the horn sounds, that’s your cue to turn on your flashlight and search. This flashlight hunt is ideal for kids 9 and older. 


Take a Hike


While not necessarily Easter themed, spring is the perfect time to take a hike and reconnect with nature. The Fairway Waterfall, or the Arroyo de San Jose Waterfall, is a great hike for the whole family. The trail is surrounded by lush landscape, and at the end you’ll get a picturesque view of the seasonal waterfall. The hike is short and easy, so most children will find it completely doable.


Please visit our Event Calendar for more Easter events! 


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