There’s no better time to visit San Francisco than in April, after the rainy season has ended and before the summer fog settles over the city. You don’t have to be religious to have a hippity hoppin’ good time this weekend at the city’s annual Spring Celebration and Easter Parade.
Now in its 21st year, the event runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this Sunday, April 8. Not only will kids get to meet the Easter bunny himself (you’d think he’d be too tired after all those basket deliveries!), but they’ll also get to ride ponies, play with all kinds of adorable furry creatures at the petting zoo, bounce around in inflatable houses and test their climbing skills on the rock wall.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of fun for the grown-ups too: classic and crazy car displays, live music by local musicians, garden displays and who could forget the Easter Bonnet Contest? There’s a reason attendance at the annual Spring Celebration has swelled to almost 30,000 people. For a front-row seat to watch the floats go by, (the parade starts at 2 p.m.), grab a table at one of Union Street’s many restaurants with outdoor seating. The free (and wacky) celebration runs from Grough to Fillmore streets.