Charlotte Easter Egg Hunts and Events
The Easter Bunny is hopping around to these local Easter egg hunts around town.
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Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Unit 1, Cornelius
Celebrate the holiday with crafts, snacks, and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera. 704-896-8823. 10am-noon. Free.
Matthews Community Center, 100 W. McDowell St., Matthews.
Children ages 2-5 can have lunch with the Easter Bunny. Tickets go on sale at the Community Center on Feb. 3. 704-321-7275. 11am-noon. $5 per person.
March 23, 28, and 30
Whispering Hope Farm, 1405 Crowders Creek Road, Gastonia.
Pet baby animals, play on the farm playground, and ride a horse. Then get ready for the egg hunt. Ages 12 and under. 10:30am-noon. $8 per person; cash only. ($5 additional to ride a horse).
March 24 and 27
York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill.
Enjoy an egg hunt and activities about spring. Register online. Ages 11 and younger. 803-981-5858. Sat., 11am-noon and Tues., 6-7pm. Free.
March 24, 30, and 31
Whispering Hope Farm, 1405 Crowders Creek Road, Gastonia.
Pet baby animals, play on the farm playground, and ride a horse. Then get ready for the egg hunt in the dark. Ages 12 and under. 6:30-8pm. $8 per person, cash. ($5 additional to ride a horse).
March 24 and 31
Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville.
Take part in a Helicopter Egg Drop. There's also a corn box, wagon rides, coloring contest, guess the number of Jelly Beans contest, live bunnies, a scavenger hunt and prizes for every child. Food available for purchase. Special needs egg drop at 5:30pm. Ages 11 and younger. See website for times slots for each age group. $8-$11; wagon rides cost extra.
March 24-April 1
Cabela's, 1000 Cabelas Drive, Fort Mill.
Bass Pro, 8181 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord.
Get free photos with the season's favorite furry friend at Cabela's and Bass Pro. Photos are available Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 11am-4pm; Mon.-Thurs., 6-8pm; and Fri., 2-8pm. An egg hunt for ages 2-10 will be held on Sat., March 31 from 2-3pm (registration begins at 1:30pm). See websites for craft schedule on March 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1. Free.
Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way.
Visit the Easter Bunny, and enjoy live bunnies, crafts, a balloon artist, a bouncy house, and face painting. 1-3pm. Free.
Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Dr.
Go on a scavenger hunt, learn about resurrection eggs, pet animals and tie dye a t-shirt. 9:30am-5pm. $10.
SAS Cupcakes, 9941 Rea Road, Suite C.
Kids can frost cupcakes, listen to a story and meet the Easter Bunny. 10:30am. $10.
The Speedpark at Concord Mills Mall, 8461 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
Thousands of eggs, golden eggs, prizes, free admission, and more. 10am. Free.
Stallings Municipal Park, 340 Stallings Road, Stallings.
Bring your own basket to this free egg hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny. 10am-noon.
Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews.
Enjoy crafts, music and an egg hunt. Bring your camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Ages 10 and younger. 704-321-7275. 11am-1pm. Hunt times at 11:30am (Ages 1-4), noon (ages 5-8) and 12:30pm (ages 9-10). Free.
Ages 3 and under can attend the Little Bunny Hunt at 2pm at the historic Duncan McDonald House by the Waxhaw Water Tower. Ages 4-6 can enjoy the Big Bunny Hunt at 2:30pm at the David G. Barnes Children’s Park downtown, and lastly, ages 7-10 can attend the Rabbit Hunt at 3pm at the Waxhaw United Methodist Church. You can also register for a tea time with the Easter Bunny at 3 or 4pm (registration required, cost is $5), ride a trackless train ($1), go to a petting zoo ($1 for pet food), ride a pony ($5), gem mine ($5), watch a magician, enjoy a balloon twister and take part in other children's activities. 2-5pm. Free admission for egg hunt.
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St.
Explore the enchanting gardens as you and your child hunts for Easter eggs. Reservations required. 704-335-0325. 10am, 11am, noon, and 1pm. $10 per child; two adults per family free.
Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Enjoy an afternoon filled with fun, including egg-themed activities, arts and crafts, a DJ, face painting, inflatables and concessions. 704-892-6031. Ages 3-12. 2-4pm. Free.
Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Pkwy., Indian Trail.
Children ages 12 and younger can participate in the annual Easter Egg hunt. There will also be crafts, activities, inflatables, fun games, music, snacks and refreshments. Bring your camera to get a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Registration not required. 10am-1pm. Free.
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
Make binoculars to help spot treasures during a naturalist egg hunt, learn about songbirds and enjoy seasonal activities and crafts. Registration is required. 704-331-0664. Ages 10 and under. 10am-noon. $15-$20.
Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain St., Kings Mountain.
See how eggs are naturally dyed and scratch an egg yourself. The event is held in the Historic Barber House right behind the museum. 11am-3pm. Free.
The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.
Get outside to enjoy the first of spring. Meet a variety of barnyard animal babies, explore the outdoors in the Catawba Indian Village and 18th-century Backcountry Farm, hunt for a golden egg, get pictures with the Easter bunny, play games and more. 704-866-6908. 10am-4pm. $10, does not include admission to museum.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
Celebrate spring along with Peter and his friends! Enjoy family activities, including crafts, lunch or snacks, beverages, and more. Tickets bought at door. 704-825-4490. 11am-3pm. $7-$13.
Pritchard at South End, 1117 South Blvd.
This community-wide event will feature games, an egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny. 10am-noon. Free.
Various parks in Harrisburg: Stallings Park, Harrisburg Park, Pharr Mill Park, Harris Depot Park and Veteran's Park.
Plastic colored eggs with candy and small toys inside will be hidden in various parks in Harrisburg for families to hunt for during the week of March 24-29. If you are one of the lucky people to find a golden egg with a ticket in it (there are 100), you can redeem your prize at the event on March 29. From 6-8pm on March 29 families can go to Harrisburg Park to enjoy fun Easter activities, shop from vendors, visit with the Easter Bunny, get their faces painted, eat food, enjoy inflatables and more. 704-455-0724. Free.
American Girl store, Southpark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.
Bring your girl in to have brunch and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera. 877-247-5223. Reservations required. Ages 3 and up. 9:30-11am. $25.
Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road.
Enjoy lunch, an Easter egg hunt, and crafts. Lunch will be at noon in the Fellowship Hall; the egg hunt is at 1pm. 704-942-8204. Preschool-5th grade. Noon-3pm. $5 per child; $6 per adult.
Dallas Court Square, 131 N. Gaston St., Dallas.
Rain date. Thousands of eggs will be placed in the park. Following the egg hunt, children will have the chance to catch an official “Running Bunny” during the Great Bunny Run. Ages 10 and under. 1-4pm. Free.
1401 MillBridge Parkway, Waxhaw.
Visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy glitter tattoos, crafts, a balloon artist, a caricature artist, food trucks, and more. Easter egg hunt begins at 1pm. 1-3pm. Free.
Holbrook Park, 100 Sherwood Drive, Huntersville.
Take photos with the Easter Bunny, and then enjoy free kids activities. Sweet treats available for purchase. 1-3pm. Free.
March 25-26, 30-31
North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
Go on a train ride with the Easter Bunny. He will hand out candy, pose for pictures, and meet everyone. Kids can also get temporary tattoos in the gift station and make a take home craft. You can also sign up for a meal with the Easter Bunny. $9-$17.
Tuckaseegee Park, 165 Broome St., Mount Holly.
Enjoy games, crafts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and an Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 5 and under. 704-951-3006. 10am. Free.
Winthrop University Recreational Complex, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill.
An egg hunt featuring more than 50,000 eggs and thousands of prizes. Ages 2-11 years. 3:45-5:45pm. Free.
New Centre Park, 501 Memorial Dr., Clover.
Ages 2-11 can take part in scheduled egg hunts sorted by age. Visit with the Easter bunny and enjoy inflatables, games, music, snacks and refreshments. 6-7:30pm. Free.
March 30 and 31
Hodges Farm, 3900 Rocky River Road E.
Experience Easter on a family farm with an egg hunt, the chance to pet barn animals, yard games, raffles, hay rides and get pictures with the Easter Bunny. Registration required. Children under the age of two can enjoy a toddler egg hunt that doesn't require registration or payment. Ages 6 and under. 704-608-8897. 9am-2pm. $5 per child for the egg hunt.
March 30- April 8
Carowinds Amusement Park, 300 Carowinds Blvd.
Come to Carowinds to take part in the eggstra-special activities, crafts and entertainment. It's a week of spring break activities and family fun. Plus, you can get your photo with Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle. $40+; includes price to amusement park.
March 31- April 1
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
Come out to SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord for the ultimate Easter celebration. Enjoy an interactive Easter egg hunt dive show, meet-n-greets with Sharky, golden egg hunts (with a chance to win a free annual pass!), seashell painting, a Waldo-themed scavenger hunt and educational workshops about sea animals and their eggs. See website for times. $11-$20, includes admission to museum.
Adventure Landing, 2600 East Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.
Participate in egg hunts for three different age groups. Registration begins at 9am. Egg hunts start at 10am. 704-766-8617. Ages 12 and younger. 9-11am. $3 per child donation will benefit Cancer Services of Gaston County.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 11724 Asbury Chapel Road, Huntersville.
This is a free event open to children of all ages. There will be cookie decorating, crafts, a bounce house, the hunt, and more. There will also be a separate hunt area for small children. 10am-noon. Free.
Linford Park, Caston St., Belmont and Stowe Park, 24 S. Main St., Belmont.
Bring your own basket to hunt for eggs. Ages 10 and under. 704-825-8191. Noon at Linford Park and 2pm at Stowe Park. Free.
Bible Baptist Church, 2724 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews.
Over 4,000 eggs to hunt, carnival games, cotton candy, and more. Register online. Ages 3-12. 704-535-1692. 10am-1pm. Free.
Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane.
Enjoy an egg hunt, face painting, MyGym, balloon man, free giveaways, gift card prizes, Chick-fil-a and more. No registration required. Ages 9 and younger. 704-375-7355. 10am-noon. Free.
NASCAR Hall of Fame & Charlotte Convention Center, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
During this festive morning, little ones join the Easter Bunny for a morning full of entertainment and games—bubble performances, balloon twisting, face painting, a magic show, egg relays, an egg hunt and more—plus a photo opportunity. Each child will take home a carton of eggs filled with candy and prizes. Tickets required. 8:30-11:30am. $12-$30.
Hunter Farm, 13624 Providence Road, Weddington.
Eggs will be hidden all throughout a 1 acre maze. Each egg can be redeemed for a different prize. After the hunt, look at baby chicks and bunnies at The Hunter Farm petting zoo, and enjoy food, drinks, games, hay rides and more. There are 3 different age groups and each wave lasts 30 minutes; additionally, there is a special needs egg hunt. 11am-6pm. $15; free for adults. Ages 2-12.
Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville.
Egg hunt, plus crafts, children’s activities, storytimes and more. Reservations required. 704-875-2312. Different ages for different shifts. 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm. $8 for one child and one parent. $8 for additional parent.
Ballantyne Elementary School, 15425 Scholastic Dr.
Join SCPC's 1st annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be an egg hunt, face painting, Chick-Fil-A, door prizes and more. There's a worship Easter Sunday at 10am in the same spot. 10am-noon. Free. Ages 8 and younger.
Village Park, 700 W C St., Kannapolis.
Go to Village Park for games, crafts, face painting, inflatables, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Be sure to bring your Easter basket to collect candy and other treats. 10am-1pm. Free. All ages are welcome to attend.
Patterson Farm, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mount Ulla.
Enjoy an Easter egg scavenger hunt, a photo op with the Easter Bunny, a baby animal petting zoo, crafts, games, a playground, face painting, hay rides and storytimes. Pony rides and Cow Barrel train rides available at an additional charge. 10am-5pm. $10 for egg hunters; $7 for non-hunters.
Carole Hoefener Center, 615 E. 6th St.
The 2018 Queen City Easter Festival is full of festivities such as face painting, games, crafts, vendors, food and more. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt and free Easter Bunny pictures accompanied by 100 free toy gift bags for children. Egg hunts start at 2, 3 and 4pm. 1-5pm. Free.