Have a hoppin' Easter at these 11 weekend celebrations

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento River Train

From pancake buffets to a Fido-focused egg hunt, here are 11 events in the Sacramento region to hop to during Easter Sunday weekend.

Easter Egg Express

Through April 15 All aboard the Sacramento RiverTrain for this two-and-a-half-hour Easter adventure, offered during the first three weekends of April. The train departs from West Sacramento and winds its way to Elkhorn Slough, where an epic egg hunt and bounce houses await. After munching on candy and chocolate, kids can ride home accompanied by the Easter Bunny. $10-$65. 12:30 & 4:30 p.m. 400 N Harbor Blvd. West Sacramento. 800-866-1690. sacramentorivertrain.com

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

April 8 Tongues and tails will be wagging at the Rocklin RRUFF Dog Park’s fourth annual Easter egg hunt for canines. Cheer on pups as they sniff around to find plastic eggs filled with tasty Fido-friendly treats. Whichever lucky dog finds the golden egg will receive a bevy of goodies for them and their human best friend. When the hunt is over, bipeds and quadrupeds are invited to snack on cupcakes and “pupcakes.” Free. 1-3 p.m. RRUFF Dog Park. 5480 5th St. Rocklin. 435-0196. rocklin.ca.us

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 15 Sit down and dine with the Easter icon at the Davis Odd Fellows’ Lodge, which will offer a buffet of pancakes, bacon and fruit. Then parade through downtown Davis and the Saturday farmers’ market where you can stop for some fresh local produce, or head to the Davis Community Church playground to search for over 900 hidden eggs. Afterward, head back to the lodge for Easter stories, dancing and games. $10. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. 415 2nd St. Davis. davislodge.org

Easter Carnival

April 15 South Sacramento’s Rutter Park will be stocked with over 1,000 eggs to locate at Elevate Life Church’s annual Easter carnival. Bounce through inflatable castles, slides and obstacle courses or test your luck in a raffle for one of 40 gift baskets of baked goods made by Elk Grove’s Grupo Folklorico Calli, a performing arts youth group. Then chow down on some tacos or dance on the lawn to pop hits performed by Sacramento’s Cover Me Badd band. Free. Rutter Park. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 7340 Palmer House Dr. elevatelifechurch.com

Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival

April 15 Legends Sports Bar & Grill and Leaps & Bounds Rabbit Rescue are partnering up to host this annual festival at Roseville’s Woodcreek Golf Course. Come early for an Easter brunch buffet of bacon and eggs, and let the kids run wild on the driving range in search of candy-filled plastic eggs. Post-hunt, you can meet and cuddle with real-life bunnies from the rescue society. $6.95-$10.95. 9-2 p.m. Woodcreek Golf Course. 5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. Roseville. 771-5161. visitplacer.com

Kids run wild at at the massive egg hunt during Elk Grove's Spring Egg'stravaganza (Photo courtesy of Cosumnes CSD Parks and Recreation)

Egg-O-Rama and Pancake Breakfast

April 15 Toss beanbags at toy trolls or pluck a duck from a stream for prizes at the Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District’s annual Egg-O-Rama and Pancake Breakfast. The kid-friendly carnival also features face painting and an egg hunt, a photo-op with the Easter Bunny and a breakfast with pancakes and sausages in Howe Park. $3-$5. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Howe Park. 2201 Cottage Way. 927-3802. fecrecpark.com

Elk Grove's Spring Egg'stravaganza

April 15 Elk Grove’s 12th annual Spring Egg’stravaganza will feature visits from Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, a fairy garden and egg hunts grouped by age. Little ones can hop on rides like the carrot train, learn how to milk a cow, watch a ladybug release and go on a pony ride, then take a snack break for hot dogs and nachos from Dog Town food truck, or score some blueberry popcorn from Costa’s Finest Kettle Corn. Free-$10. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Elk Grove Regional Park. 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Rd. Elk Grove. 405-5600. yourcsd.com

Fairytale Town's Spring Eggstravaganza

April 15 & 16 Peter Cottontail will be hopping down to Fairytale Town for this two-day spring fête in Land Park, where youngsters will have the chance to find eggs by King Arthur’s Castle and on the Mother Goose Stage lawn, or meet the Easter Bunny while wearing rabbit ears they’ve made themselves. After exchanging their baskets of eggs for prizes, kids can head to the Children’s Theater for a performance of the puppet show Bunny Boot Camp, a quirky comedy with chase scenes and floppy-eared heroes. $7. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairytale Town. 3901 Land Park Dr. 808-7462. fairytaletown.org

The Flower Farm's Easter Egg Scavenger Hunts

April 15 Challenge the whole family to find Easter eggs and treats at this scavenger hunt at The Flower Farm in Loomis, which provides fun clues to the locations of its hidden plastic eggs. While you’re out a-hunting, check out the farm’s mandarin orchards and plant nurseries, which will be decorated with stuffed rabbits and birds peeking out from behind bushes and fences near the hidden prizes. The Flower Farm’s cafe will be offering baked goods and vegan dishes like its breakfast bagel frittata sandwich. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Flower Farm. 4150 Auburn Folsom Rd. Loomis. 652-4200. flowerfarminn.com

Kids Easter Egg Hunt

April 15 Fair Oaks’ Sunrise Community Church has been hosting this free egg hunt for over 10 years, and more than 700 people are expected to attended this year's event. Activities include bounce houses, balloon artists and face painting, along with three egg hunts throughout the day for kids in fifth grade and below. Frenchy’s Waffles food truck will be on-site selling cotton candy and waffles for extra sweet Easter treats. Free. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunrise Community Church. 8321 Greenback Ln. Fair Oaks. 726-4642. sunrisecommunity.church

West Sacramento's Spring Celebration

April 15 Hop on over to West Sacramento for this 7th annual festival, which will include face painting, tie-dying and a chance to decorate an Easter gift bag to carry home loot from the day’s egg hunts. Brainstorm some fresh spring meals at a healthy-eating cooking class or feed your cookie craving with Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Patties sold by Girl Scouts in attendance. Free. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. West Sacramento Recreation Center. 2801 Jefferson Blvd. West Sacramento. 617-4770. cityofwestsacramento.org

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