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Angel Island Spring Festival 2019-04-18T16:15:59+00:00

Basecamp Hospitality Announces 3rd Annual Angel Island Spring Festival
Enjoy Easter Egg Hunting, Brunch, Live Music, Complimentary Wine Tastings and More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 2, 2019) – Looking for a free family fun Easter weekend in one of the most beautiful places in the San Francisco Bay Area? Angel Island will host its 3rd Annual Spring Festival on April 20 with kid-friendly activities and a little “gift” for the parents.

Taking place April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2p.m., the festival kicks off with an egg hunt, where children in various age groups can win prizes if they find a golden egg. From noon to 2 p.m., adults will get their own prize in the form of locally sourced, complimentary wine and beer tastings—courtesy of Jam Cellars and 21st Amendment Brewery—in the café, which will host a special Spring Fling menu for purchase all weekend. Innovative string band Rusty String Express band will accompany the festivities on the café deck bike rentals (first-come, first-served). For those who prefer to take in the views on foot, several hiking trails await exploration.

Guests can also buy tickets to a narrated historic tour takes an hour, traversing the paved perimeter road of Angel Island in a new tram that seats 50. While the speakers play in English, international guests can take advantage of interpretive language headphones in Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin. The tour offers spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Alcatraz, stopping at Battery Ledyard to take selfies with one of the most coveted vantage points. The narrator points out the fascinating stories behind historic buildings on the island, including Immigration Station, which once served as the “Ellis Island” of the San Francisco Bay area. While the festival is free, the tour costs $16.50 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10.50 for children ages 6-12. Advance tickets are recommended here, but can also be purchased at the café if spaces are available.

Visitors can access Angel Island via ferry service from Tiburon and San Francisco. Ticket prices vary by location and age group.