Hop on Down for a Downtown Easter Egg Hunt Saturday


Kids and their families are invited to take part in a Downtown Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a basket and hunt for colorful eggs in the windows and doors of local businesses. With more than 30 downtown businesses participating, kids will have an opportunity to gather a basketful of treats. 

Adults can join in the hunt, too. By visiting 10 or more participating businesses, chaperones can enter for a chance to win prizes from downtown businesses. Some of the many prizes that will be raffled off include gift cards from Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, Bead Inspirations, Bonne Vie, Books Inc., Bowzer’s Pizza, C’Era Una Volta, Crispian Bakery, Lauren’s Closet, Rise Bodyworks, Second Home and Tot Tank.

Bring a basket and join the hunt for treats and prizes!

Start at Phoenix
The event starts at Phoenix (2315 Lincoln Ave.) where adults can pick up a map of clues to help in the hunt. For kids who do not have a basket, supplies will be available to decorate a goody bag before going on the hunt.

While at Phoenix, families can gather special treats from Common Networks and Farm Fresh To You. Additionally, Resilience, the Recycling Environmental Superhero, will be making a special appearance.

Follow the Bunny Trail
Use the map of clues to look for the hidden bunnies in the windows and doors of downtown businesses — this is a clue that a treat is waiting inside for the kids.

Enter to Win Prizes
To be eligible for a chance to win an assortment of family prizes from local businesses, get a map signed by 10 or more businesses. Bring the completed map back to Phoenix or leave it with any participating business. Winners will be drawn at 2:30 p.m. — no need to be present.

Meet the Easter Bunny
A visit with the Easter Bunny will make this hunt even more special. Stop by Daisy’s (1347 Park St.) from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to meet “Martin the Bunny” and take a photo with the kids. Afterwards, look for Martin the Bunny to be hopping around downtown. Share photos on social media by using the hashtag #downtownalameda.

Bead Hunt and Other Activities
For a fun twist on the Easter Egg Hunt, Bead Inspirations (1544 Park St.) is having a Bead Hunt inside the shop for all ages — find beads that match certain descriptions to receive a gift. Additionally, keep an eye out for a special appearance by Bowzer at Bowzer’s Pizza (1330 Park St.).

The Downtown Easter Egg Hunt is being held in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Alameda. For a list of participating businesses and special offers available on the day of the event, go to www.DowntownAlameda.com.

About Downtown Alameda

Discover great food and drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda and throughout the Island City. Look for the newest business announcements to be posted on the website at www.DowntownAlameda.com.