Passover is this weekend. So is Easter. For a brief history of the two holidays, click here.
Here are a few events for an egg-cellent good time. So, hippity, hoppity on down.
Belmont Park’s Easter Eggstravaganza
Belmont Park will be hosting two fun-filled egg hunts this Sunday. One is the Mission Beach Egg Hunt and the other is the Amusement Park Egg Hunt.
The Mission Beach Egg Hunt is the more popular one, with eggs hidden on the beach in front of the WaveHouse. Space is limited and you must register online beforehand. There is a fee of $5 per child. Times varies based on the child’s age.
For the Amusement Park Egg Hunt, children go through the shops in the park collecting eggs. It’s free for all with no registration needed. The event starts at noon.
Ten thousands are hidden on the beach and throughout the park, with 25 special Golden Eggs. You can also take photos with the Easter Bunny from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Santee Lakes’ Eggstravaganza
For the East County folks, Santee Lakes is hosting its annual Eggstravaganza for children ages 3 to 8 years old. The egg hunt goes throughout the day.
The event also includes carnival rides, petting zoo, craft areas and face painting.
Eggstravaganza goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There is a $5 parking fee at the lake and tickets are $0.50 each (each activity costs between 1 to 10 tickets).
Spring Faire and Boutique
For the North County folks, try the first annual Escondido Spring Faire and Boutique this Saturday and Sunday.
Local crafters and artists will be peddling their wares for the two-day event. There is also a hayride for the kids.
On Sunday, the faire will also host an Easter egg hunt. Admission is free.
Filipino Sun Festival
There seems to be a cultural renaissance in Mira Mesa. The Filipino Sun Festival, one of the newest festivals to hit the community, will celebrate Filipino culture.
The Filipino Sun is historically (and geographically) significant, as the sun symbolizes unity, freedom, people’s democracy, and sovereignty, while each of the eight rays represent the first eight provinces that rose up and started the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain.
The festival goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mira Mesa Community Park. Admission is free.
The boys of summer are back (even though it’s still spring). The FanFest is the first opportunity for fans to see the Padres’ new roster in action. The team will play in an exhibition game against Mexico City Red Devils.
The event is free and sold out, but the team is releasing a few more vouchers for fans on the day of. You just have to stand in line in order to get one.
FanFest starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at Petco Park.