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, March 27, 2016.
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!
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).
There are two special cruises on Easter Day. I'll post updated information for 2016 once these are confirmed.
Morning Champagne Brunch Cruise (2015 Details)
Evening Dinner Cruise (2015 Details)
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.
Here are some additional fun events this Easter Weekend in San Francisco! Most of these events are still in the works for 2016. Read on to learn more about what to expect for this year and I'll update them as soon as they are announced.
This year's annual Easter egg hunt, the Spring Eggstravaganza, is on Saturday, 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.
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.
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.
You will also find an Easter Egg Hunt at the Fort Mason Center on Sunday, April 5. Bring your own Easter bag and search for eggs filled with lots of goodies. The hunt is between 10:30am and Noon near the weekly Farmer's Market.
Sunday night is the perfect time to unwind and enjoy a lovely sunset while cruising on the SF Bay. This two-hour cruise includes two drinks of your choice from beer, wine, soda, or water. 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.
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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.
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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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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.