Last week, Great Escape offered up the idea of cooling off your stress with some frozen yogurt at in Half Moon Bay.
This week, mix things up a bit with a visually stimulating experience by attending San Francisco’s 20th annual Spring Celebration & Easter Parade on Sunday from 10a.m. to 5p.m. on Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets.
Every Easter, Union Street comes to life with bunnies, music, a petting zoo, costumed characters and pony rides. There’s also a climbing wall, large inflatable bounces, entertainment from some of the Bay Area's best musicians and a hands-on children's activities area.
Rollerblading cows, self-propelled mini-floats, classic and art cars — the parade is not your average street fair or formal affair. It begins at 2p.m. and promises to delight all ages with its wonderful, wacky, elegant, fabulous — you name it — entourage of participants.
One of the highlights of the event is the Easter Bonnet Contest. Categories include Best in Show, Best Couple, Best Family, Best Pet, Best Children, Best Merchant, Most Elegant, Largest Hat, Most Comical, and Most Creative. The awards are given at 3:30p.m. on the Main Stage on Buchanan Street.
The event also features some of Union Street's best restaurants, serving attendees in an outdoor bistro setting.
Plan to come for the entire day to what has become known as the “Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco.”