Date: February 20, 2013
Find Easter egg hunts and celebrations throughout the Charlotte area during the month of March.
*Note: Please visit website or call location to verify details as event information may change.
Children's Egg Hunt and Family Scavenger Hunt. Kids will have the opportunity to hunt for eggs filled with delicious treats. Immediately following the Egg Hunt, a Family Scavenger Hunt will begin. All ages. Free. 5pm-9pm. Downtown Waxhaw, Waxhaw. 704-843-2195 x235. waxhaw.com.
Bouncing Bunnies and Hares. Meet Harriet and her visiting bunny friends. Pet a few and learn how different rabbits and hares are. $6. 10am-1pm. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road. 704-372-6261. charlottenaturemuseum.org.
Easter Bunny Hop. Enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny, a balloon artist, a bounce house, music and face painting. Coffee, doughnuts, juice and other refreshments served for a $1 each; proceeds will benefit the Hemby Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Free. 8am-11am. StoneCrest at Piper Glen, Charlotte. shopstonecrest.com.
Lunch with the Easter Bunny. Includes crafts and photo opportunities. Tickets are available at the Matthews Community Center. 2-5 years. $7. 11am-noon. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. matthewsfun.com.
Adventure Landing Easter Egg Hunt. Annual Easter Egg hunts on the mini golf courses. A $3 per child donation will benefit Cancer Services of Gaston County. $3. 10am. Adventure Landing, 2600 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-4242. adventurelanding.com.
Bette Rae Thomas Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your basket to find and collect colorful eggs. 5-18 years. Free. 11am-1pm. Albemarle Road Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Road. 704-393-7333. parkandrec.com.
Easter Celebration. A celebration filled with activities, story time, book reading and signing by author Dandi Mackall, lunch and art exhibits. $5: Children under 2 are free . 10am-Noon. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive. 704-401-3256. billygrahamlibrary.org.
Easter Egg-stravaganza. Enjoy live music, Fairy Tail Trail, face painting, balloon magic and much more. Bring a bag or basket for the Easter Egg Dash. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Rain date is March 24. Free. 2-5pm. Cornelius Road Park, 247 Cornelius Road, Mooresville. 704-799-4281. ci.mooresville.nc.us.
Easter Eggstravaganza. Participants can play exciting carnival games, win prizes and hop around on inflatables. Tickets purchased at event. 3-12 years. $5. 11am-2pm. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-847-4411. matthewsfun.com.
Harrisburg Easter Egg Hunt. Egg hunts will be broken down by age group and include 25,000 eggs. Bring your Easter basket! Enjoy face painting, inflatables, Kettle Corn, the Easter Bunny and more! Free. 9am. Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Pkwy, Harrisburg. 704-455-5614. harrisburgnc.org.
Historic Rosedale Easter Egg Hunt. Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of a 200-year-old plantation home. Don't forget your Easter baskets. Reserve your child's spot by March 19. Registration required. $5. 11-12:45pm. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St. 704-335-0325. historicrosedale.org.
Hop into Spring. A visit from Peter Cottontail and activity stations. Bring your basket to collect toy-filled eggs. Free. 2-4pm. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. 704-892-6031. cornelius.org.
Hop to it Easter Egg Hunt. Have your picture taken with the Easter bunny, and search for hidden eggs. Bring a basket. Free. 10-11am. Crossing Paths Park, 120 Blythe Drive, Indian Trail.
The Great Easter Egg Roll and Hop. Follow Big Bunny through the mall for activities and prizes and the Great Easter Egg Roll. All ages. Free-$5. 10am-1pm. South Park Mall, 4400 Sharon Road. simon.com.
Gaston County Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your own basket and come for an exciting afternoon of crafts, games and activities. Rain date is March 30. 1-10 years. Free. 1:30-3pm. Gaston County Museum, 131 W. Main St., Dallas. 704-922-7681. gastoncountymuseum.org.
EGGstravaganza. Enjoy lunch, an egg hunt, storytelling and other exciting fun for the whole family. $3/person; $10/family. Noon. 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-366-1854. sardis.org/news/events.
Easter Egg Explosion. Decorate eggs and then launch them at different targets. 10-14 years. $2. 4:30-6pm. Ivory Baker Recreation Center, 1920 Stroud Park Court. 704-432-4580. parkandrec.com.
Mallard Creek Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your basket for the egg-hunting fun. 2-6 years. $3. 10-11:30am. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road. 704-548-8234. parkandrec.com.
Terrific Toddler Tuesday - Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!. Preschoolers will learn about decorative eggs, exploring eggs on display in the museum and then making their own decorative eggs. Egg games will be played and songs will be sung. 1-4 years. $2. 10-11am. Gaston County Museum of Art & History, 131 W. Main St., Dallas. 704-922-7681. gastoncountymuseum.org.
Egg Hunt. Bring a basket to collect hidden eggs. 1-5 years. Free. 10am. Tuckaseegee Park, 105 Sports Lane, Mount Holly. 704-825-3581. gastonlibrary.org.
Egg Hunt. Free seasonal activities for children and their parents/caregivers. 1-5 years. Free. 10am. Kiser School Gym, 311 E. College St., Stanley. 704-263-4166. gastonlibrary.org.
In the Dark Egg Hunt. Search for eggs in the dark inside and outside. Bring your basket and flashlight. 1-6 years. Free. 6:30-6:45pm. Hickory Grove Recreation Center, 6709 Pence Road. 704-432-4811. parkandrec.com.
Wallace Pruitt Easter Egg Hunt. Make crafts, play games, see the Easter Bunny and have fun hunting for eggs. 2-6 years. $3. 10am-2pm. Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 440 Tuckaseegee Road. 704-432-6775. parkandrec.com.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. Kids will jump in and explore the water to find as many Easter eggs as possible. Please bring a (waterproof) basket. Children will be separated into different age groups. 1-14 years. $6-$8. 5:30-8pm. Ray's Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St., Charlotte. 704-432-4729. rayssplashplanet.com.
Easter Bunny Brunch. Make a craft and meet the Easter Bunny while enjoying brunch; then head outside for an Easter Egg Hunt. 2-6 years. Registration required. $6. 10-11am. Tom Sykes Recreation Center, 1501 Euclid Ave. 704-432-4803. parkandrec.com.
Grandparents-Grandkids Easter Basket Making. $2. 11am-1pm. Methodist Home Recreation Center, 3200 Shamrock Drive. 704-432-6455. parkandrec.com.
Adventure Landing Easter Egg Hunt. Egg hunts will be divided into three age groups. Bring your own basket. $3 donation to benefit Cancer Services of Gaston County. $3. 10am. Adventure Landing, 10400 Cadillac St., Pineville. 704-552-7888. adventurelanding.com.
Albemarle Road Easter Egg Hunt. Bring a basket or bucket to collect eggs. 5-18 years. Free. 1-3pm. Albemarle Road Recreation Center, 5027 Idlewild Road N., Mint Hill. 704-567-1941. parkandrec.com.
Charlotte Easter Egg Hunt. Face painting, balloon animals, free doughnuts and juice, a massive Easter egg hunt. Bring a picnic lunch. All ages. Free. 10am-noon. Latta Park , 601 E. Park Ave. 704-375-7355. uptownchurch.org.
Easter Egg Jam. Bring your basket to find and collect colorful eggs, plus contests, games, food and prizes. Free. Noon-4pm. Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Road. 704-432-1531. parkandrec.com.
Easter Egg Scrambler. Collect as many eggs as you can, make an Easter craft and dance the Bunny Hop. 2-6 years. $2. 10am-noon. Ivory Baker Recreation Center, 1920 Stroud Park Court. 704-432-4580. parkandrec.com.
Elon Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your basket to find and collect colorful eggs. 5-18 years. Free. 10am-noon. Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road. 704-540-2426. parkandrec.com.
Kings Mountain Easter Egg Hunt. Meet the Easter Bunny when he arrives in a firetruck for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be games and prizes throughout the morning as the children hunt for the"Golden Egg." Free. 10am. Kings Mountain Children's Playground, 211 Cleveland Ave., Kings Mountain. 704-473-8727. cityofkm.com.
Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt. Hunt for toy- and candy-filled eggs across the plantation, visit the farm animals, enjoy live children's music, meet the Easter Bunny, and more! Registration opens March 1. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 1-10 years. Registration required. $5. 10am-2pm. Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. lattaplantation.org.
Methodist Home Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy the annual Easter egg hunt. Free. Noon-2pm. Methodist Home Recreation Center, 3200 Shamrock Drive. 704-432-6455. parkandrec.com.
Naomi Drenan Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your basket to find and collect colorful eggs. 5-18 years. Free. 1-3pm. Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St. 704-432-5231. parkandrec.com.
Rural Hill Easter Egg Hunt. Bring out the entire family for a day of egg hunts, spoon races, and more. All ages. Registration required. Free. 10am-2pm. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. ruralhill.net.
West Charlotte Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your basket to find and collect colorful eggs. 5-18 years. Free. 10am-noon. West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2401 Kendall Drive. 704-432-6474. parkandrec.com.
Eggstravaganza. Search for eggs scattered throughout the preserve, then learn how to decorate it using natural dyes. Registration required. $2. 2:30-4pm. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road. 704-432-6459. parkandrec.com.
Peter Rabbit's Garden Adventure. This popular children's story comes alive as children meet Peter Rabbit, visit with characters from his world, participate in children's activities and listen to readings from this timeless classic. Kids can get their photos made with live bunnies; photo packages start at $39.95. Snacks, sandwiches and beverages available for purchase on-site. Carriage rides provided from 11am-3pm. $6/child; $12/adult. 9am-3pm. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont. dsbg.org.
March 23-24, 29-30
Easter Bunny Express. Take a ride on a locomotive with the Easter Bunny, who will be handing out candy for the kids. Kids can also get temporary tattoos and make a craft to take home. Price includes museum admission. $7-$30. 10am-3:30pm. Easter Egg Hunt at noon on March 30. North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer. 704-636-2889. nctrans.org.
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