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The Great Egg Hunt — Postponed Due to Anticipated Wet Weather

NOTE: The annual Great Egg Hunt at Elings Park planned for this Saturday, March 30, has been postponed due to anticipated wet weather. A new date has not been announced.  “Even if it isn’t raining that morning, the softball fields will be sodden and muddy,” said Dean Noble, the park’s executive director. “We’re exploring future dates and will let everyone know as soon as one is selected. The 20,000 candy-filled eggs are safely stored in a dry, secret location known only to the Easter Bunny.”


More than 20,000 candy-filled eggs are up for grabs at Elings Park’s Great Egg Hunt.

The free festive annual event also includes visits from – and photos with – Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, face painters, Luna’s Jumps bounce houses, and festive music provided by Music by Bonnie. New this year: smoothies and coffee for purchase from Claudia Coffee Bar food truck.

The actual egg hunt is organized by age groups for children up to age 10, and children should bring their own baskets. Start times:

  • Baby Bunnies (ages 0 to 3) at 10 a.m.
  • Daring Ducks (ages 4 to 6) at 10:45 a.m.
  • Jack Rabbits (ages 7 to 10) at 11:30 a.m.

Hundreds of egg-seekers are expected, and parking is limited. Families are encouraged to arrive early.

Advance VIP parking permits are available now at $20 per car by visiting the Elings Park Office or calling (805) 569-5611; permits must be picked up by Friday, March 29 at noon.

Parking on the day of the event is $10 per car, paid at the entry gate, first-come-first served.

If you must park nearby, be especially thoughtful of our kind neighbors. No chocolate bunnies for anyone blocking driveways or causing traffic issues! 


Mar 30 2024


9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Softball Fields