Easter in San Francisco

Tips to Celebrate Easter in SF in 2015

This is your one stop guide to all of the top activities scheduled for Easter in San Francisco. Here you'll find recommendations for Sunday brunch, an overview of the top events scheduled for the weekend, and some ideas on where to attend a service.

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Many organizations are still finalizing their plans for Easter. Please bookmark this page and visit often as new events and activities will be added soon!

Fun Brunch Spots For Easter Sunday

Here are some of the top places to grab brunch on Easter Sunday in San Francisco. Each recommendation includes the neighborhood, cuisine and a per meal pricing estimate (does not include drinks).

  1. Bob's Steak & Chop House: Financial District, Steakhouse, $50+
  2. Dobbs Ferry Restaurant: Civic Center/Hayes Valley, American, Less than $30
  3. Elite Cafe: Pacific Heights, Cajun/Southern, $30 to $50
  4. Grand Cafe: Union Square, French, Less than $30
  5. Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen: Union Square, American, $30 to $50
  6. McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant: Fishermans Wharf, Seafood, $50+
  7. Oola: SOMA, Contemporary American, $50+
  8. Perry's: Embarcadero, American, $30 to $50
  9. Presidio Social Club: Presidio, American, $30 to $50

Here are a few more of my favorite brunch spots in the city.

Easter Cruises

There are two special cruises on Easter Day.

Morning Champagne Brunch Cruise

  • Two-hour cruise around the SF Bay starting at 11:30am
  • Hearty brunch buffet
  • Live music throughout the entire cruise
  • Visit from the Easter Bunny
  • Free flow Champagne, orange juice, soda, tea, coffee, and water
  • Other cocktails, beer, and wine available for purchase on board
  • Tickets start at around $108 per adult and $65 for kids (4-12), 3 and under are free
  • Buy your tickets online today

Evening Dinner Cruise

  • 2.5 hour cruise with a four-course seated dinner starting at 7pm
  • Soda, coffee, tea, and water included
  • Other beverages including wine, beer, and cocktails available for purchase on board
  • Live entertainment and beautiful scenery all night long
  • Tickets start at $133 per adult, $80 for kids (4-12), free for 3 and under
  • Buy your tickets today!

Union Street Spring Celebration & Easter Parade

One of the best events scheduled for Easter in San Francisco is the Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade. This annual event offers a variety of fun family activities and features the food of some of Union Street's best restaurants.

Kids will enjoy the large inflatable bounce houses, a climbing wall, and dozens of hands-on children's activities. During the event, your kids will also have a great time at the petting zoo, taking a pony ride, and mingling with several costumed characters.

Several Union Street restaurants will serve their delicacies to attendees in an outdoor bistro setting.

Another highlight of the event is the Easter Parade. The parade begins at 2 PM and showcases the eclectic community of San Francisco.

This event is held on Union Street in San Francisco's Marina district. You will find the festivities between Gough and Fillmore streets.

Learn more about the festival and some of the other things you can see and do in this neighborhood.

Other Fun Events for Easter Day Weekend

Here are some additional fun events this Easter Weekend in San Francisco!

Spring Eggstravaganza

This year's annual Easter egg hunt, the Spring Eggstravaganza, is on Saturday, April 4 in SF's Golden Gate Park. Head to Sharon Meadows between 11am and 2pm to enjoy an old fashioned egg hunt, carnival rides, giant inflatables, arts & crafts and more. Admission is $8 per person. Food will also be available at an additional cost.

36th Anniversary Easter in Golden Gate Park

This annual festival is put on by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (a leading-edge Order of queer nuns). The Children's Easter (with an Easter Egg Hunt and other fun activities) starts at 11am and lasts until 12pm. From 12pm to 4pm, it's time for the 'adults only' portion of the day with live entertainment, music and more. All events are held at Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows) in Golden Gate Park.

Ghirardelli Easter Festival

Head over to Ghirardelli Square in Fisherman's Wharf for Easter Day activities. This family-friendly event is on Saturday, April 4 from 11am to 3pm. This year's free event features face painting, balloon art, chocolate, the chance to meet the Easter bunny, and more.

SF Bay Sunset Cruise

Sunday night is the perfect time to unwind and enjoy a lovely sunset while cruising on the SF Bay. This two-hour cruise including a hearty appetizer buffet as well as one cocktail per person (additional cocktails are available for purchase on board). This casual cruise takes you past SF attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the Palace of Fine Arts. You will also get amazing views of downtown San Francisco.

Buy Tickets: On Sale at Up to 50% Off on Goldstar

2-Hour Champagne and Mimosa Cruise

Another way to celebrate this year is on a 2-hour Champagne cruise around the SF Bay. The trip includes two glasses of Champagne, Mimosas, white wine, beer or sodas. Enjoy these as you cruise around soaking in the sights such as the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz Island and the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge. The cruise leaves at 10am.

Buy Tickets: On Sale at Up to 50% Off on Goldstar

Beach Blanket Babylon

Join the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon at 2pm or 5pm on Sunday, April 5. These matinee shows are open for all ages. This long running musical comedy is popular, so get your tickets early!

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Sunrise Service at Mount Davidson

The 93rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Mt. Davidson Cross starts at 6:30am. On Easter morning, join 50,000 other locals and visitors for this non-denominational service at the highest point in San Francisco.

The best way to get here is to take a Muni train to the Forest Hill Station. From there, you can pick up a free shuttle ride to park gate where the service is held.

The shuttle service starts at 5:15am and runs from this Muni station every 15 minutes. It will drop you off at Lansdale Avenue, Myra Drive, and Dalewood Way. From here, you need to climb the stairs and the trail to get to the service.

The shuttle service will also take you back to the station after the service, so you can easily make your way back to your hotel.

Are you looking for a more traditional services? If so, take a look at some of these other churches in San Francisco.

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