The Mill Valley Recreation event kicks off at 8:30am with the Bunny Breakfast, with kids having breakfast and getting their photos taken with Mr. E. Bunny before they all head to Friends Field for the annual Egg Hunt, “searching for surprises left in the grass by that rascally rabbit and his friends.”
Mr. E. Bunny starts each hunt: 10am for ages 2 and under, and 10:15am for ages 3-4 and ages 5-8, three separate hunts at two different times to help the morning flow smoothly. Don’t forget to look for the “golden eggs” that hold special surprises for their finders. The Mill Valley Seniors’ Club and Whole Foods Market sponsor the event, allowing the Egg Hunt to be free for all attendees.
Dating back more than 25 years, the City’s annual Spring Egg Hunt has become “a cultural touchstone for Mill Valley families,” says Mill Valley Recreation Director Jenny Rogers.
Between the breakfast and the egg hunt, City officials estimate that 1,000 children and adults regularly attend the event, which doles out an average of more than 5,000 eggs. The event was first held as the Spring Egg Hunt on the field behind the old recreation center, and then on Bayfront Park. In 2005, it morphed and expanded into the Eggstravaganza and Bunny Breakfast at the Community Center and on Friends Field, including jumpees, a train, live music and face painting.
Tickets for the Bunny Breakfast are available now at the Community Center & Aquatics/Fitness Center at 180 Camino Alto. Adults: $6, Children: $4 (2yrs. and under are free). No tickets are required for the Egg Hunt – just bring a basket or bag to collect your eggs in.