It’s all about family fun on Easter weekend at Folsom’s Lembi Park as the City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to present the annual Festival of Eggs. The event is slated for Saturday, March 30, and is open to children 10 and under.

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The annual springtime event will offer several forms of fun for the entire family. Among the festivities will be a pancake breakfast for those wishing to purchase. The festival will offer free kiddie carnival games hosted by the Folsom Teen Council, entertainment, various kid and family-related displays, and lots of hands-on activities. Topping it all off will be the adventure to fill those Easter baskets with eggs along the Bunny Trail that will take youngsters to numerous stations to visit where little ones can collect goodies and eggs.

At the end of the trail, participants can meet the Easter Bunny for a special photo opportunity to commemorate their day. Those who complete every stop listed on the provided Bunny Trail map will receive a ticket for a very special egg hunt and a chance to win a Golden Egg Prize as well. Kids ages 6 and under should arrive from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and ages 7 to 10 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Remember to bring their baskets to collect all those eggs and prizes. Guests will pick up their Bunny Trail Map upon entry to the park.

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Join the bunny at the end of the trail for a special photo op to commemorate your day. Those who complete every stop listed on the map will receive a ticket for a special egg hunt and a chance to win a Golden Egg Prize. Follow Folsom Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date event details or visit the online site at www.folsom.ca.us.

Prior to the event, the City of Folsom relies on volunteers to prep for the big event and is currently seeking volunteer “egg stuffers.” Volunteers are needed from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 to help stuff more than 25,000 eggs with candy and prize slips for Folsom Parks & Recreation’s annual Festival of Eggs community event. We provide the pizza dinner and beverages; you supply the egg-stuffing skills! Individuals, families, and service groups are welcome; ages under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. The egg stuffing takes place at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street. Learn more and register.

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The Festival of Eggs event is inspired by what Folsom used to call its Annual Spring Extravaganza event. The event was reimagined last year to accommodate the hundreds of youngsters that attend in new ways, as opposed to just a traditional crowded dash for eggs where many little ones often used to come up short when it comes to finding those eggs with the large crowd.

Scenes from the 2023 City of Folsom Festival of Eggs.
Bill Sullivan
Author: Bill Sullivan