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Wear Your Easter Bonnet for THESE California Easter Parades

Published on: April 15, 2019


California’s Easter Parade traditions featuring fancy bonnets, include the less conventional Mammoth Lakes Woolly Parade (center photo,) where kids decorate their ski and snowboard helmets.

From Campbell’s beloved Bunnies & Bonnets Parade (right photos,) ¬†to San Francisco Union Street Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Contest (left pictures,) the Bay Area offers exceptional opportunities to express yourself at some delightful events…

California Easter Parades

CAMPBELL: 21st Annual Bunnies and Bonnets Parade April 20, 2019, 12 p.m. marches down Campbell Avenue. This annual Easter Parade tradition features marching bands, dancers, animals, community groups, decorated vehicles, local organizations, and more. Downtown Campbell Business Association carries on a beloved community event in honor of organizer, the late, great Sally Howe.

COLUMBIA: Victorian Easter Parade April 21, 12:30 p.m. Dress up in your Victorian Easter finery and march in the Victorian Easter Parade.

HAYWARD: 74th Annual Bonnet Parade April 20, 9-11 a.m. at Skywest Golf Course is a Hayward Area Recreation & Park District event. Easter Bunny leads Bonnet Parade at 9:30 a.m. All bonnets must be homemade and worn by the participants during the parade to qualify, then judged in the following categories: the prettiest, most unusual, and most colorful.

MAMMOTH LAKES: Annual Easter Parade through Village Plaza, April 21, 4 p.m.

OAKLAND: 32nd Annual Lakeshore Easter Parade & Derby Decorating Contest April 20, 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Lakeshore Baptist Church.

SAN FRANCISCO: 28th Annual Union Street Easter Parade April 21, 2 p.m., Easter Bonnet Contest 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Spring Celebration.

SAN MATEO: City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation 42nd Annual Eggstravaganza Parade April 20, 10:30 a.m. features prizes for Best Hat / Bonnet, Best Costume, Best Themed Group and Most Creative Float.

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Contest April 20, 10 a.m. marches along Caledonia Street from Johnson to Dunphy Park.


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