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San Francisco Easter Parade

UNION STREET EASTER PARADE & SPRING CELEBRATION Sunday April 21, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Union Street - Gough to Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

Union Street's Annual
Spring Celebration & Easter Parade
Event 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Parade Begins at 2 p.m.

San Francisco, CA

The Easter Bonnet contest is back with sign ups at the info booth on Buchanan and Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winners announced at the stage at 3:15 p.m. Gifts provided by the fantastic and  generous Union Street merchants. The parade  starts at 2 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE! No Smoking!

The annual event celebrates and showcases the diverse community of San Francisco and features some of Union Street's best restaurants serving attendees in an outdoor bistro setting. A variety of children's and family activities are the focus of the event and include:

  • arts and crafts
  • hands on games and fun
  • activity oriented.
  • Faerie Garden  with delightful  Faeries
  • balloon animals
  • glitter tattoos a
  • photos with the Easter Bunny
  • Mrs. Rabbit's Fantasy Hat Garden
  • Pony rides
  • a petting zoo
  • face painting

For more than 20 years the Easter Parade, Festival and Easter Bonnet contest has been known as the Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco. Over the years the parade has grown to around 50 units entered, all of which reflect the unique community of the Bay Area.

The event is not your average Street Fair or formal Parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars. It's a special event for the entire family.

Easter Bonnet Contest Details

Judging for the Easter Bonnet Contest occurs at the judging booth on Union Street at Buchanan from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Categories include Best in Show, Best Couple, Best Family, Best Pet, Best Children, Best Merchant, Most Elegant, Largest Hat, Most Comical, and Most Creative. The awards are given at 3:15 PM on the Main Stage at Buchanan.

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