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Easter Egg Hunts in Santa Barbara

Spring is in the air! It is time to decorate eggs, get out your Easter basket and do some hunting. If you are in Santa Barbra for the Easter holiday and are looking for a fun way to spend your day, there are lots of great Easter celebrations. You can venture out to wine country and enjoy beautiful views while egg hunting or take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express! Here is a list of some favorite Easter events for you to attend.

Girsh Park Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday March 26th from 9:30am to 11:30am
Come enjoy this fun annual Easter Egg Hunt at Girsh Park. The event begins at 9:30am with registration for the hunt and the various activities. The hunt is at 11am sharp. Please make sure to arrive at the Park on time to park, register, and participate in the activities. The Easter bunny will make an appearance. There will also be bouncers, face painting and games. Bring a basket and come have some fun. This event is free to all, but donations will be accepted.

The Great Egg Hunt at Elings Park – Saturday March 26th from 10am to noon
10:30 am – Baby Bunnies ages 0 to 4, 10:45 am – Daring Ducks ages 5 to 7,11:00 am – Jack Rabbits ages 8 and ups. Bounce House fun, Easter Bunny and More! Come to the softball field and enjoy a fun morning of candy filled egg hunting. Please bring your own basket. Parking costs $5. Egg hunting is free.

Riverbench Easter Egg Hunt– Saturday March 26th Starting at 11am
Riverbench Winery is hosting a family friendly Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for everyone. Be sure to arrive on time as the hunts start promptly at 11am & 2pm. Kids will be awarded candies and chocolate bunnies. Egg hunting is for children age 9 and under. Cost: Included with $10 tasting fee or wine bottle purchase; free for members.

Easter Bunny Express at South Coast Railroad Museum – Saturday March 26th from 11am to 4pm
Come ride the “EBX Thunderbunny” or the “Lop-Ear Local.” (all train riders must meet 34-inch minimum-height requirement.) All tickets will be available at the museum on event day and online beforehand. It promises to be a hare-raising eggsperience for the whole family! Cost: $4 for train tickets.
Photo courtesy of the South Coast Railroad Museum.

Easter Kayaking at Painted Cave, Channel Islands – Saturday March 26th, 7:30am check in @ Santa Barbara Harbor
Explore North America’s largest sea cave! Located on Santa Cruz Island; the beautiful Painted Cave offers an amazing day trip. This all inclusive day trip departs out of the Santa Barbara Harbor aboard a splendid charter vessel complete with hot showers and bunks. Enjoy breakfast on the cruise to the island, once there groups will explore the cave in kayaks and have the opportunity to snorkel in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Hot lunch served on the return trip. Call for details.

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If you know of a fun Easter Weekend event that we have missed, please share in the comment section below. Thanks!

Updated: 3/14/2016

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