Easter Weekend Fun


Get ready for the bunny this weekend with some fun Easter-themed events.

On Saturday, April 7 head to Old Sacramento for the “Living History” Easter Bonnet Promenade & Spring Ball. Get decked out in your Easter finery or some type of historic apparel. Ladies, think parasols, hats (or bonnets!), fancy dresses. Guys, think top hats, frock coats, vests, trousers, perhaps even a pocket watch. Then, take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Old Sacramento. Afterward, attend an afternoon spring ball featuring 19th century ballroom and contra dancing, with music provided by Claudia’s Kitchen Band. The fun starts at 10:45 a.m. (yes, a.m.) in front of the Sacramento History Museum at 101 I St., where everyone will meet. The promenade starts at 11 a.m. followed by the ball at 2 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery at 111 I St. The promenade lasts about an hour, so that leaves you time to have lunch (and do some shopping) in Old Sac before the ball. The “Living History” Easter Bonnet Promenade & Spring Ball is free.

If you have small children, you may want to check out the Spring Eggstravaganza at Fairytale Town on Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8. The fun includes egg hunts, puppet shows, art activities and photos ops with Peter Cottontail. The egg hunts commence at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Bring your basket!) The kids—who are separated into age groups—won’t keep the eggs but instead will turn them in for fun prizes. The puppet show, “Bunny Boot Camp,” plays at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the children’s theater. Admission to Fairytale Town is $5 with children 1 and younger admitted free. But bring some extra cash for the puppet show ($1–$2), the photos ($5 each) and, of course, food and drink at the Dish & Spoon Cafe. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. but Spring Eggstravaganza activities take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento.

On Easter Sunday, work off the sugar high and/or prepare for Easter dinner by burning off some energy at Sky High Sports’ Easter Hop. Bounce to your heart’s content at this trampoline center. There’s even a special court just for children ages 8 and younger. Sky High Sports is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Easter Sunday and is located at 11327 Folsom Blvd. # 160 in Rancho Cordova. Rates are $9 the first hour, $2 for the second hour. Call ahead at (916) 853-5867 to see about making advanced reservations.