Easter Guide: Free events for families

It’s amazing how time flies. Seems like just yesterday the Christmas tree was going up in the PennySaverUSA offices and we were ready to ring in 2012. Now all of a sudden we are only days away from Easter Sunday!

Not prepared yet? Fear not! The rest of this week PennySaverUSA.com will help you get ready with our Easter Guide. Today, we highlight a variety of Easter events occurring throughout California and Florida. The best part – all of these events are totally free (except one which costs $2).

Know of events in other areas around the country? Please let us know in the comments.

Inland Empire:

Hemet Church of the Nazarene at 42655 E. Florida Ave. in Hemet is having an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7th at 10:30am. All community children and families are invited to come to this FREE event! Visit PennySaverUSA.com for more details.la-easter

Los Angeles:

EasterFest at the Grand Hope Park in Downtown Los Angeles is all free and open to everyone.  There will be a huge Easter egg hunt with thousands of eggs, multiple bounce houses, pinatas, face-painting, arts and crafts, pie eating contest, games, food, drinks, popcorns, and more on Sunday, April 8 at noon. Visit the New City Church LA web site for more details.

Orange County:

An Easter Egg hunt, face painting, puppet shows and photos with the Easter Bunny are just some of the fun activities offered at the 6th Annual Easter Festival in Costa Mesa, CA. The event takes place at the Orange County Marketplace from 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. Visit the OC Marketplace web site for more details.

San Diego:

Dos Picos Regional Park in Ramona, CA will be filled with more than 4,000 goodie filled eggs awaiting children in three designated zones for ages 0-2, 3-5, and 6 and up. Hang around after the hunt to visit the Easter Bunny for pictures! A $1 donation is requested to support the event, which takes place Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Visit the SoCal Kids San Diego web site for more details.

Bay Area:

A variety of children’s and family activities are the focus of the San Francisco Easter Parade event and include; large inflatable bounces, kids’ rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children’s activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area’s best musicians. The event starts Sunday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Visit See California’s web site for more details.tampa-easter

Tampa:

It’s the first Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Magic Beans horse stable in safety harbor. $2 per “hunter”, $1 games, $2 feed a horse, $5 horse rides and food items all under $4. Event is from 11-2 and the egg hunt starts at 11:30 sharp on Sunday, April 8. So grab your baskets and hop on over for a time that is sure to be EGGcelent! Visit PennySaverUSA.com for more details.

Miami:

The celebration at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center will kick off with a simultaneous egg hunt at 5 of our City Parks where PRIZED EGGS will be evenly distributed over park grounds. Find a GOLDEN EGG and win a fabulous prize! Find a Silver or Bronze Egg and win more prizes! Visit the Coral Gables web site for more details.

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