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Events In Sacramento Region Celebrate Easter Weekend

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Sacramento River Train Easter Egg Express
March 26 & 27, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

You can take the Easter Egg Express along the river from Old Sacramento for a two-and-a-half hour ride and enjoy the onboard activities like Easter bag decorating and a live reading of Sierra’s Easter Train Adventure, written and illustrated by Davis-based author Shelle Hart. When the train stops at Elkhorn Landing, children can hop off to greet the Easter bunny and join the park-wide egg hunt for candy and toys. The Easter bunny will join the passengers for the ride back. 

Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2016, 10 a.m. - 1 p. m.

Cameron Park will be hosting its 33rd annual Easter celebration with an egg hunt featuring four golden eggs filled with actual vials of gold dust in honor of this year’s World Gold Panning Championships, which will take place in El Dorado Hills. If kids don’t find a golden egg, they can still win prizes like free ice cream scoops at Cameron Park Pizza Factory. Cameron Park Fire Department will drive in two Easter bunnies to take photos with families. Activities also include bounce houses and face painting, in addition to the egg hunt.

Easter Eggstravaganza
March 26, 2016, 8 a.m. - noon

Egg hunts are not only for kids! You can join the adult egg hunt at Fair Oaks Park. Prizes include 85 gift cards to businesses like Starbucks, Jamba Juice and Trader Joe’s. Activities include an egg hunt, train rides, carnival attractions, ring tosses, mini golf and chicken-themed Plinko.

East Sacramento Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Easter Hunt
March 26, 2016, 6 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

You can enjoy pancakes, sausages, fruit, coffee and orange juice at this brunch and egg hunt hosted by the East Sacramento Kiwanis. Following the brunch, kids can join egg hunts, separated by six age groups, at McKinley Park. Other activities include face painting and carnival games. Free-$6. 6 a.m.-11:30 a.m. McKinley Park. 601 Alhambra Blvd. 220-2334. eastsacmidtownkiwanis.com

Egg-O-Rama and Pancake Breakfast
March 26, 2016, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you’re looking to do something different, you can attend a fantasy-inspired egg hunt hosted by local live-action role-playing society Mistyvale. Following the egg hunt, you can enjoy pancakes and sausages. Other activities include carnival games. There will also be a DJ for your entertainment. Small prizes will be available for kids. 

Kids’ Easter Celebration
March 26, 2016, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

You can grab some treats from Frenchy’s Waffles food truck at Sunrise Community Church's Easter event in Fair Oaks. The Sacramento River Cats mascot Dinger and the Easter Bunny will be there for photos and you can enjoy a magic show by Uncle Al Skinner.  Activities include an egg hunt, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting and lessons on how to grow grass in a bag.

Spring EGG’stravaganza
March 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you’re looking for a bigger celebration, you can attend the Easter carnival in Elk Grove. There will be a hula hoop show, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting and carnival games. There will even be a ladybug release where kids can free dozens of ladybugs into the park’s garden. The Cosumnes Fire Department will perform a bubble-wrap egg drop demonstration from their fire engine. You can also take family photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and fairies around the park. There will be an egg hunt where if you find a golden egg, you can exchange it for a prize including special gift baskets filled with items from local businesses and gift certificates to Sacramento Kings games, Fairytale Town and the Sacramento Zoo. 

Spring Eggstravaganza
March 26 & 27, 2016, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fairytale Town will be having its annual springtime celebration, where kids can craft bunny ears, hunt for Easter eggs and meet the bunny rabbit. Sacramento’s Puppet Art Theatre Company will be performing "Bunny Boot Camp," in which Lieutenant Longears and his bunny battalion must finish delivering the last Easter eggs before the Big Bad Wolf eats them all.