Where to find Easter events in the Inland Empire – San Bernardino Sun

The Bunny is back.

After two years of canceled events or those adjusted for the pandemic, children across the Inland Empire will again be hunting eggs placed by the Easter Bunny. Some hunts became drive-by events and religious celebrations were staged outdoors last year. The iconic Mount Rubidoux sunrise service in Riverside went virtual.

But, as the health crisis eases this spring, celebrations are largely back to normal. Here are highlights of Easter events planned across Riverside, San Bernardino and part of Los Angeles County.

Riverside County


The 9K Easter Egg Hunt at the Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona will take place Saturday, April 16.

The event, which starts at noon, will include more than 9,000 eggs and be near the Dos Lagos Luxury Theaters. The event will feature kids’ arts and crafts, games and prizes, face painting and Easter Bunny photos in the central plaza. The event is on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance tickets are available at the Easter Bunny photos store, 2795 Cabot Drive.

Information: ShopDosLagos.com/EASTER

— Allyson Vergara


The 94th Annual Easter Sunrise Service is set for the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre near Hemet on Sunday, April 17.

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hemet, the service will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the bowl, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road. It will feature live music and a keynote speech by Pastor Brian Hawkins, a San Jacinto City Council member.

Information: https://www.facebook.com/KiwanisClubofHemet

– Monserrat Solis


Easter egg hunts are set for Saturday, April 16, at three Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District sites.

The free events are for children 12 and younger, who must bring their own basket. The locations are:

  • Rancho Bella Vista Park, 31737 Browning St., Murrieta, 9 a.m.
  • Marion V. Ashley Park, 25625 Briggs Road, Menifee, 10 a.m.
  • Diamond Valley Lake Community Park, 1806 Angler Ave., Hemet, 10:30 a.m.

Information: 951-654-1505 or gorecreation.org

– Monserrat Solis


Families are invited to the Spring Jamboree on Saturday, April 16.

The event at McVicker Canyon Park, 29355 McVicker Park, Lake Elsinore, will include a 9 a.m. egg hunt for children between 2 and 7 years old. Kids should bring their own basket. Free carnival activities, vendor booths, food, a petting zoo and live entertainment will be on the lower field from 9 a.m. to noon.

Information: 951-674-3124, ext. 292

– Allyson Vergara


Families are invited to the annual Spring Fest on Saturday, April 16.

The event, set for 9 a.m. to noon, is at Menifee Central Park, 30268 Civic Plaza Drive. It will include Easter egg hunts for children up to age 12, and will feature an inclusive hunt for special-needs children. There will be bounce houses, a giant inflatable slide, food and games. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the updated Paloma Wash Trail is set for 10 a.m.

Information: 951-723-3880 or communityservices@cityofmenifee.us 

– Allyson Vergara


The Easter Bunny will be in Horsetown, USA on Saturday, April 9.

Children up to 12 years old are invited to the city’s free Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. It will be staged on various age-appropriate fields at the Wayne Makin Shearer Sports Complex, 3364 Western Ave., Norco. Kids can search for the Golden Egg, collect giveaways and take selfies with the Easter Bunny. Participants should bring their own basket.

Information: 951-272-1619, kids@ci.norco.ca.us or https://www.norco.ca.us/events-attractions/community-events/easter-egg-hunt

– Allyson Vergara


Perris will host a Breakfast with Bunny and Community Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9.

The event, set for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., will be at Perris City Hall, 101 N. D St. Breakfast tickets are sold out, but the rest of the free event is open to the public. Activities will include an egg hunt for children 12 and younger and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Participants should bring their own camera and can buy a framed photo for $3.

Information: 951-943-6603 or cityofperris.org.

– Monserrat Solis


An interdenominational Easter sunrise service is set for Sunday, April 17, atop Mount Rubidoux.

The event, set for 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., has been a Riverside tradition since 1909. The in-person event was canceled the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Parking will be at the base of the mountain at Ryan Bonaminio Park. Participants should allow at least 45 minutes to walk up the mountain. Attendees are encouraged to bring water and chairs and to dress warm. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.

This year’s theme is “Come to Jesus.” The program will feature worship and three messages from Riverside pastors.

Information: Pastor Brenda Wood, 951-454-6007, or pastorbrenda@theword.us

– David Downey


The city of Riverside has planned a Spring Eggstravaganza for Saturday, April 9, at Ryan Bonaminio Park.

The event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature activities for children 12 and younger. Activities include staggered egg hunts divided by age between 10 a.m. and noon, photos with Peter Rabbit, spring crafts, game booths, bounce houses, face painting and train rides. The park is at 5000 Tequesquite Ave., Riverside.

– David Downey


The 13th annual DragonMarsh Peep Show is set for Saturday, April 16, in downtown Riverside.

It will include contests, games and activities involving marshmallow Peeps, a news release states. A Peep museum featuring thousands of Peep items will be on display.

The event, scheduled for noon to 4 p.m., will be at the new Riverside Main Library, 3900 Mission Inn Ave. There will be a best-dressed Peep contest for all ages. Entry forms available at DragonMarsh, 3643 University Ave., Riverside.

Information: dragonmarsh.com or facebook.com/dragonmarshpeepshow

– Staff reports


The city will host its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 16, simultaneously at three parks.

The locations are: Harveston Community Park, 28582 Harveston Drive; Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park, 32380 Deer Hollow Way; and Temeku Hills Park, 3367 La Serena Way. Hunts start at 10 a.m. Each park will have an area for special-needs children. The events will include live music, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Hunts are for children up to 12 years old.

Information: TemeculaCA.gov/Events

– Allyson Vergara


Vail Headquarters in Temecula will host a Spring Jamboree on Saturday, April 16.

The free event, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature Easter egg hunts, arts and crafts, music, a petting zoo, an artisan market and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Information: vailhq.com

– Allyson Vergara


Temecula’s teen-only Night Light Egg Hunt is set for Friday, April 8.

The event, which starts at 8 p.m., will be at Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park, 31465 Via Cordoba. Teenagers can find prizes from candy to gift cards and even a television. Teens are eligible for community service hours. The event includes dancing and music, with the egg hunt scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

– Allyson Vergara

San Bernardino County


An Easter Eggstravaganza and Earth Day Celebration will be held Saturday, April 16, at Fleming Park.

The free event, set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature an egg hunt at 11:30 a.m., crafts and Easter Bunny photos. The park is at 525 La Cadena Drive.

Information: 909-370-6153

– Jessica Keating


Chino Valley Unified School District students ages 12 to 18 are invited to a Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, at Ayala Park.

The first 100 teens will receive food and glow-in-the-dark giveaways. The event, set for 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., will feature a DJ, games and prizes. Students must show their school IDs.

Information and reservations: 909-334-3260 or www.cityofchino.org/teens.

– Jessica Keating


“Easter Egg-Citement,” featuring egg hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts, musical entertainment and a craft fair, is planned for Saturday, April 16, at Chino Hills Community Park.

No outside baskets or bags are allowed at the free event, which is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The city will provide bags for the hunt for children 12 and younger. The park is at 3280 Eucalyptus Ave.

Information: 909-364-2700

– Jessica Keating


Visit one of three community centers Saturday, April 16, for an Easter Eggstravaganza featuring take-home crafts, games and prizes and Easter eggs filled with treats.

The free events, set for from 10 a.m. to noon, will be at the Don Day Neighborhood Center, 14501 Live Oak Ave.; Cypress Neighborhood Center, 8380 Cypress Ave.; and Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center, 15556 Summit Ave.

Information: 909-349-6900

– Jessica Keating


An outdoor Easter Eggstravaganza and To-Go Pancake Breakfast is planned for Saturday, April 16, at Alma Hofman Park

The event, set for for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., weather permitting, will feature free candy-filled eggs and treats for children under age 12, socially distanced pictures with the Easter Bunny (for $3 or $1 if using one’s own camera), an opportunity drawing and a to-go pancake breakfast with sausages and juice for $3. Children should bring their own baskets. The park is at 5201 Benito St.

Information: 909-625-9479

– Jessica Keating


The Redlands Community Senior Center will host an Easter sundae social on Wednesday, April 13.

The free event, planned for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature ice cream sundaes and the Easter Bunny, a news release states. The center is at 111 W. Lugonia Ave.

Registration is required. To register, call 909-798-7579 or visit cityofredlands.org/seniors.

– Staff reports


A Spring Eggstravaganza is planned for Saturday, April 16, at the Rialto Civic Center, and will feature free egg hunts, crafts, balloon twisting and photos with the Easter Bunny.

The event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 150 S. Palm Ave. An activities wristband is $4 in advance or $5 the day of the event and gives access to a Winnie the Pooh ride, a giant croquet game and mini golf. Coronavirus vaccinations for those over age 5 will be available.

Information: 909-421-4949

– Jessica Keating


Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to a Spring Eggstravaganza on Sunday, April 9.

The event, set for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is at Delmann Heights Park, 2969 N. Flores St.

Children can bring a basket or bag for goodies. Egg hunts will be organized by age group.

Information: 909-384-5233 or recreation@sbcity.org

– Jessica Keating


Kids ages 12 and under can attend a free Easter giveaway event Saturday, April 16.

The 10 a.m. event is at San Bernardino Valley College, 701 S. Mount Vernon Ave. The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County and Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy are hosting.

New Easter dresses will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis and there will be a basket-building station, egg hunt, balloon twisting, photos with the Easter bunny, a bounce house and games with prizes. Children must be registered and present a ticket.

Information: text Yoselyn, 909-513-4316.

– Brian Whitehead


The city’s Recreation and Community Services division joins Upland-Foothill Kiwanis to present the free annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, at Memorial Park.

Hunts begin at 10 a.m. for children ages 2 and under, 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5, 11 a.m. for children ages 6 to 8 and 11:30 a.m. for children ages 9 to 12. Children should bring their own baskets. Memorial Park is at 1100 E. Foothill Blvd.

Information: 909-931-4280

– Jessica Keating


The city’s Eggstravaganza is set for Saturday, April 9, at the Yucaipa Community Park amphitheater.

The free event, set for 10 a.m., includes a hunt for more than 10,000 toy- and candy-filled eggs, face painting, prizes and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Hunt start times are 10:15 a.m. for children up to age 2, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and 4, 11 a.m. for ages 5 and 6 and 11:15 a.m. for ages 9 and 10. Participants should bring their own basket and camera.

The park is at 34900 Oak Glen Road. Registration is not required.

Information:  909-790-7460  or yucaipa.org

– Jennifer Iyer

Los Angeles County


Claremont will host its Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 16.

The event, set for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will serve a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. The celebration will feature family activities, including a free egg hunt for children at 10:45 a.m.

– Javier Rojas


An  Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the La Verne Rotary Club and the La Verne Community Services Department will take place Saturday, April 16.

The free event, set for 10 a.m., will be at two city parks: Las Flores Park, 3175 Bolling Ave., and Emerald Park, 1900 Genesee Ave. Participants should bring their own baskets. The hunt is recommended for children between 1 and 12 years old.

– Javier Rojas


Spring egg hunts will take place at parks across Pomona starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

Games, activities and visits from the Easter Bunny are expected at the free events. The sites include Philadelphia Park, 700 E. Philadelphia St.; Westmont Park, 1808 W. Ninth St.; Garfield Park, 801 E. Holt Ave.; and Kennedy Park, 1150 Fairplex Drive.

Egg hunts begin at 10 a.m. Children will be separated into age groups. The event is recommended for those 11 and younger.

– Javier Rojas


A family festival and Easter egg hunt  is set for Saturday, April 9.

The event, set for 10 a.m., is at Civic Center Park, 245 E Bonita Ave. Organized by the San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department, it will be followed by hula and breakdancing performances.

– Javier Rojas

Editor’s note: This list may be updated with additional events.

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