8 Family-Friendly Neighborhood Events in LA to Celebrate Easter

Los Angeles is a great place to find family-friendly activities, especially during Easter weekend. Thanks to the city’s consistently sunny weather, nearly every neighborhood has its own Easter celebrations — many featuring Easter egg hunts, bouncy houses, petting zoos, and a countless amount of jelly beans.

Most of these events will be happening around the same time, so be sure to choose wisely. If you put your eggs in the right baskets, you might even have time to go to several Easter celebrations around the city. 

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Big Bunny’s Spring Fling — Griffith Park

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling is a huge Easter celebration held annually at the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Griffith Park. Kids can take photos with Big Bunny, watch Easter-themed live shows, participate in bunny arts and crafts, and even get their face painted. The whole family can also get their groove on at the zoo's dance party, Bubblemania.

The festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 31 through April 1, and it’s free if you pay the regular zoo admission (up to $21).

Photo courtesy of EasterFest 

EasterFest — Downtown Los Angeles

This year will mark Downtown LA’s 10th annual EasterFest celebration at Grand Hope Park. A whopping 15,000 eggs will be hidden in the park for the Easter Egg Hunt, and kids of all ages can enjoy playing various holiday games and jumping around in the bouncy house. There will also be book readings, popcorn, face painting, and arts and crafts.

Tickets are $25 for a family of up to seven people or $5 per person; youngsters age two and under get in free. The event is hosted by New City Church of Los Angeles, which donates the proceeds toward helping homeless children. Be sure to purchase tickets for this one in advance because the event usually sells out. Festivities will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 1.

Spring Egg-Stravaganza — Burbank

If you’re a Burbank resident, you’re in luck because it’s free for locals. The whole family can head on over to McCambridge Park on Glenoaks Blvd. At the Spring Egg-Stravaganza kids can enjoy several egg hunts, a bouncy house, meet-and-greet with a mascot, win games and prizes, and take pictures with The Bunny. 

The event is hosted by the city of Burbank’s Parks and Recreation department, and it’s $5 for non-residents. Festivities will take place from 9 a.m. - noon on March 31. Registration begins March 1 at Burbank Parks.

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Egg-ceptional Celebration — Arcadia

LA County’s Arboretum & Botanical Garden is a fantastic place to celebrate Easter with the family. The park holds its annual Egg-ceptional Celebration in Arcadia. After hunting for eggs during the Egg-Expedition, children can cash in their collected eggs at the event’s Egg Scramble, which offers small prizes in exchange. Refreshments and Easter baskets will be provided. 

Admission is $3 per child for members and $5 per child for non-members. Festivities will take place from 9 a.m. - on March 31. Members can enter early from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Kidspace Children’s Museum

Kidspace Egg Hunt - Pasadena

Kidspace Children’s Museum is already a premier destination to take the family for a day of fun, but during Eastertime, kids can enjoy the day hunting eggs at Kidspace Egg Hunt. Kids can fill their baskets (not provided by the museum) with candy-filled eggs, which are hidden throughout Arroyo Adventure, the museums outdoor garden. Families can also make spring art, go bunny hopping, and pet real bunnies with the Bunny World Foundation. 

Pre-registration for the hunt is required online before the day of the event. Cost is $6 per child on top of regular museum admission ($14). Festivities will take place in Pasadena on March 24 and March 31.

Photo courtesy of The Bunny Museum

Easter at The Bunny Museum — Altadena

What better way to celebrate Easter than by visiting The Bunny Museum in Altadena. This year marks the museum’s 20th anniversary, so expect big things to happen around Easter. Nicknamed “the hoppiest place on Earth”, this museum celebrates everything Bunny-related.

The Bunny Museum will hold a Bunny Bash this year on March 20, but Easter at The Bunny Museum will be celebrated from March 30 to April 1 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is $8.

Photo courtesy of Easter Underwater and Egg Hunt

Easter Underwater and Egg Hunt — El Segundo

Bring your own baskets to Recreation Park in El Segundo and experience the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. For the swimmers in your family, stick around for the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt at Recreation Park’s Urho Saari Swim Stadium (The Plunge).

Admission is $5 per swimmer. The hunts will take place on March 31.

Breakfast with the Bunny — Torrance

The community service program of Torrance is holding a special Easter program this year at the Toyota Meeting Hall. The event will provide breakfast, special performances, cookie decorating, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and of course, an egg hunt. 

Tickets are $20, and the event will happen from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on March 31.

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