Union Street Easter Parade and Spring Celebration

When you think of an annual event that gives you a chance to get creative and make something, Halloween is the obvious option. Easter – for example – traditionally conjures up images of bunnies, baskets, and long brunch lines, however, the Union Street Easter Parade and Spring Celebration blows those perceptions out of the water. The festivities include bounce houses, Easter egg tosses, climbing walls, and an Easter Bonnet Contest which everyone (including pets) is invited to take participate in. Best in Show, Best Couple, Best Family, Best Pet, Best Children, Best Merchant, Most Elegant, Largest Hat, Most Comical and Most Creative are all categories which will be judged, so basically whatever you dream up has a shot at a prize.

If bonnet competitions aren’t your thing, no worries, there are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied. From pony rides and petting zoos to flash mobs and food, this unique gathering has something to keep everyone in the family content. And for the traditionalists out there, the Easter Bunny and pals will also be making the rounds.

If You Go:

When: Sunday, April 5 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Union Street, between Gough and Fillmore Streets in San Francisco

Cost: Free

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Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.