Charlotte Easter Egg Hunts and Events
The Easter Bunny is hopping around to these local Easter egg hunts around town.
Caring Bunny at Concord Mills. (March 6).
Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
8-9:30am. Free; additional cost for photos. 704-979-3000. Families that have children with special needs can participate in the Bunny Photo Experience in a subdued environment. simon.com.
Easter EGGstravaganza. (March 19).
Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews.
Ages 12 and under. 11am-2pm. Free. 704-321-7275. Carnival games, candy prizes, a bounce house, food vendors, music, and the annual egg hunts. matthewsfun.com.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Carmel Presbyterian Church. (March 19).
Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road.
Ages 3-11. 11am-1pm. Free. 704-340-0391. There will be a short Easter story presentation, an egg hunt, a petting zoo and a bounce house. Refreshments and lunch available. carmelpresbyterian.org.
Historic Rosedale's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. (March 19).
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St.
10 and 11am, and noon. $10 per child; two adults per family free. 704-335-0325. Explore the enchanting gardens as you and your child hunts for Easter eggs. Reservations required. historicrosedale.org.
Connect Christian Church Egg Drop. (March 19).
Covenant Classical School, 3200 Patrick Henry Drive S., Concord.
Ages 1 year through fifth grade. 11am-1pm. Free. A fun, family friendly event with food, prizes, inflatables and thousands of Easter eggs. connectchristianchurch.org.
Belmont Easter Egg Hunt. (March 19).
Stowe Park, 24 S. Main St., Belmont.
10 and under. 2:30 pm. Free. 704-825-8191. Bring the family for an egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny. cityofbelmont.org.
Easter Bunny Express (March 19-20, 25-26).
North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
$8+. See website for times. Egg hunt on March 26 only. Take a 25-minute train ride around the museum with the Easter Bunny, take part in photos and receive a take-home craft and candy. nctrans.org.
Hosanna: An Easter Celebration. (March 19).
The Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive.
2-3:30pm. $5 per person. 704-401-3256. Enjoy a special program with Mr. Nigel and Friends, plus an opportunity to pet and have photos made with baby farm animals. billygrahamlibrary.org.
Hop Into Spring. (March 19).
Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Ages 3-12. 2-4pm. Free. 704-892-6031. Enjoy an egg hunt, arts and crafts, inflatables, photos with Peter Cottontail, and face painting and concessions for an additional cost. cornelius.org.
Naturalist Egg Hunt at Wing Haven. (March 19).
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
Ages 10 and under. 10am-noon. $12-$15. 704-331-0664. Make binoculars to help spot treasures during a naturalist egg hunt and create seasonal crafts. Registration is required. winghavengardens.org.
Peter Rabbit's Garden Adventure (March 19-20).
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
11am-3pm. $7+ 704-825-4490. Bring the kids to meet with Peter Rabbit and his family and get photos. Family activities, including face painting and crafts will take place. dsbg.org.
Colonial Easter (March 20).
The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.
1-5pm. $6-$7. 704-866-6900. Celebrate spring in the tradition of BackCountry Settlers. Try your hand at "egg picking," decorate your own egg 18th-century style and search for the "Ostr Hase" (Easter Hare). schielemuseum.org.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny (March 20).
Holbrook Park, 100 Sherwood Drive, Huntersville.
1-3pm. Free. Take photos with the Easter Bunny, and then enjoy a bounce house, face painting, and balloon twisting. huntersville.org.
Toddler Easter Egg Hunt. (March 23).
Tuckaseegee Park, 165 Broome St., Mount Holly.
Ages 5 and under. 10am. Free. 704-951-3006. Bring your tot (and a basket!) for a fun hunt. mtholly.us.
Baskets with the Bunny Party. (March 24).
Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road.
Ages 2-5. 10-11:15am. $3. 980-314-1121. Children can create their own Easter pail, make Easter crafts, have a snack and visit with the Easter Bunny. Parent participation required. parkandrec.com.
Easter Egg Hunt in Clover (March 24).
New Centre Park, 501 Memorial Drive, Clover.
Ages 11 and under. 6pm. Free. 803-222-9493. A community Easter egg hunt for children. cloversc.org.
Eggnormous Twilight Easter Scramble. (March 24).
Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Pkwy., Harrisburg.
Ages 13 and under. 6pm. Free. 704-455-5614. Scramble to collect 25,000 eggs off the field, plus crafts and inflatables. The first scramble begins at 6:30pm. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance, so bring your camera. Rain or shine. harrisburgnc.org.
Great Easter Egg Classic
Cherry Park, 1466 Cherry Road, Rock Hill.
Ages 2-11 years. 3:30-5:30pm. Free. An egg hunt featuring more than 50,000 eggs and thousands of prizes. greateastereggclassic.com.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. (March 24).
Ray’s Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St.
Ages 12 and under. 5-8:30pm. $5-$11. 704-432-1141. Jump in and explore the water to find as many Easter eggs as possible. Bring a (waterproof) basket and your bathing suit, towel and camera. Games and craft activities included. parkandrec.com.
Cute and Cuddly Animal Babies and Egg Hunt (March 25).
The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.
11am-3pm. $3. 704-854-6676. Visit with farm animal babies and then participate in one of eight egg hunts throughout the museum. Advance tickets suggested. theschielemuseum.org.
Easter Egg Hunt at Romare Bearden Park. (March 25).
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.
11am-5pm. Free. Bring your baskets to collect eggs. Egg hunts are divided into specific age groups, followed by games and activities. Registration required. parkandrec.com
Easter Egg 400 at NASCAR Hall of Fame (March 26).
NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
8:30-11:30am. $7. 888-902-6463. Spring activities, photos with the Easter Bunny, a showing of "Shaun the Sheep," and more. Egg hunt begins at 9:30am. nascarhall.com.
Spring Fling at Hodges Family Farm. (March 26).
Hodges Farm, 3900 Rocky River Road E.
10am. $5 per child for the egg hunt. 704-608-8897. Experience Easter on a family farm with an egg hunt for children ages 2-6 years, the chance to pet the barn animals, sack and spoon races and a bubble station. Registration required for egg hunt; sign up by March 18. hodgesfarmnc.com.
Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt. (March 26).
Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville.
10am-2pm. $6 for adults and children; one adult free per child. 704-875-2312. Egg hunt, plus live children’s music, crafts, children’s activities, farm animals and more. Reservations open March 1 and are by pre-payment only. Note: Registration is different from years’ past. lattaplantation.org
Easter Egg Hunt with Uptown Church. (March 26).
Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane.
10am-noon. 704-375-7355. Bring the kids for face painting, an egg hunt, balloon animals and refreshments. uptownchurch.org.
Rural Hill Easter Egg Hunt. (March 26).
Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.
11am-1pm. Free; donations welcome. 704-875-3113. Two different egg hunts for children 4 and under, and ages 5 and older. Spoon races, balloon tosses and food trucks. Registration required. ruralhill.net.
Stallings Easter Egg Hunt. (March 26).
Stallings Elementary School Ball Fields, 3501 Stallings Road, Stallings.
12 and under. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free for residents; $1 for nonresidents. 704-821-8557. Egg hunts for all age groups starting promptly at 11am. The Easter Bunny will be there, too. Participants need an egg-hunt pass for event. Call for information on how to obtain a pass. stallingsnc.org.
Egg-Stravaganza at York County Library. (March 26).
York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill.
11 and under. 11am. Free. 803-981-5858. Learn about spring animals with egg-themed activities. Don’t miss out on the egg hunt. Space limited; register online. yclibrary.org.
Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Eggstravaganza. (March 26-April 2).
Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville.
See website for times. $8-$11. 704-663-5100. Explore the Lazy 5 Ranch, participate in crafts, face painting, Easter egg drop and hunt, and a petting zoo. Cash only. lazy5ranch.com.