Spring has finally sprung, and with it are arriving all the bunnies, cherry blossoms, wildflowers, and special Easter Egg Hunts that make this time of year so wonderful. For Easter Sunday on April 9, reserve a brunch with family and friends, then spend the rest of the month enjoying Earth Day celebrations, wildflower hikes, and other really cool festivals that are brightening up our calendar. Feeling adventurous? The sun will be out and shining again, so strap on some hiking gear and discover a new trail this season—carpets of color are out there awaiting for you!
Gamble Garden Easter Egg Hunt | Palo Alto | Apr. 2
This popular Gamble Garden tradition includes three Easter Egg Hunts, a petting zoo, crafts, and treats in a beautiful setting. The event typically sells out, so purchase your tickets NOW at gamblegarden.org.
Bunnies & Bonnets Easter Parade | Campbell | Apr. 8
This annual family-oriented community event in delightful Downtown Campbell features local marching bands, floats, cars decorated like bunnies, kids groups, dog clubs, and of course, the Easter Bunny. A massive Easter Egg Hunt (23,000 eggs will be hidden!) and Eggstravaganza kick off the morning at the Campbell Community Center – bring a basket! Free to all. Visit DowntownCampbell.com.
Hippity Hop Egg Hunt | Los Gatos | Apr. 8
Bring the children to this community event in Oak Meadow Park to hunt for eggs and hop ‘til they drop. Don’t miss photo ops with the Easter Bunny! This annual event by the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos is free and open to all. For more info, visit losgatoschamber.org.
Makers Market | Santana Row | Apr. 8
Stroll stylish Santana Row while treating yourself to some of the finest products available from small businesses in our community! Order a yummy drink to-go from one of the many popular restaurants, then shop your heart out while enjoying live music in this delightful open-air marketplace. Kids and pets are welcome! Visit here for more details.
Easter Brunch | The Mountain Winery, Saratoga | Apr. 9
Reserve a table on one of The Mountain Winery’s view decks and enjoy exquisite food and dessert stations, an Easter egg hunt, and a visit with the Easter Bunny! For more information, visit mountainwinery.com.
Roaring Camp Railroads: Eggstraordinary Easter Weekend | Felton | Apr. 8-9
Ride the Redwood Forest Steam Train through towering redwood groves to Bear Mountain for an eggstra-ordinary Easter Egg Hunt and tons of kid-friendly fun—including tractor ride-alongs, gold panning, live music, and (new this year) an Easter Bonnet Parade & Competition! Purchase tickets in advance at RoaringCamp.com.
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown, San Francisco | Apr. 8-9 & Apr. 15-16
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the blooming of cherry blossoms by joining in two weekends of festivities celebrating Japanese-American culture. One of the largest cherry blossom festivals outside of Japan, the festival features traditional music and dance performances, tea and other cultural ceremonies, culinary treats, and a Grand Parade. For more info, visit sfcherryblossom.org.
A Celebration of Earth Day 2023 | Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga | Apr. 20-23
Wander the grounds of gorgeous Montalvo and immerse yourself in While it Lasts: An Earth Day Sound Garden, a temporary sound and performance installation by artist-in-residence JG Everest. For more info, visit montalvoarts.org.
Spring Wine Walk | Los Gatos | Apr. 22
Stroll beautiful Downtown Los Gatos’ shops and restaurants and sip tastings from 30 local wineries. Come early and grab lunch or make reservations for dinner at one of many fabulous restaurants in town. The event runs from 1:00-4:00pm. Purchase tickets here.
Wine & Food Week | Morgan Hill | Apr. 24-29
Explore the South Santa Clara Valley just minutes away from busy Silicon Valley during this week of local restaurant specials, wine and food pairings, and other offers leading up to the annual Downtown Morgan Hill Wine Stroll on Saturday. For tickets and more info, VisitMorganHill.org.
Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show | Half Moon Bay | Apr. 30
“The Coolest Show on Earth” returns to the Half Moon Bay Airport after a three-year hiatus. Come see a mesmerizing array of more than 2,000 of the world’s coolest cars, trucks, motorcycles, and aircraft. This is a family-friendly event complete with a Kids Funzone, food trucks, and live music. Purchase tickets here.
The Mountain Winery: Santa Cruz Mountains’ Grand Wine Tasting | Saratoga | Apr. 30
Join the vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains for a deep dive into the wines of this region and discover more than 40 local wineries, all in one location! Explore the stunning grounds and views of the Mountain Winery while you sip award-winning wines, enjoy a lively lawn game, and bid on 50 silent auction items—including rare-release wines, magnums, and VIP vineyard tours. Purchase tickets in advance here.