Your 2017 Guide to Easter Egg Hunts
Here comes Peter Cottontail…and that means Easter events in Atlanta! Bring your baskets, sacks and baggies and participate in one of the many egg hunts and eggstravaganzas this spring.
Mall of Georgia
March 25. 8:30-10 a.m.
Join the Easter Bunny in the food court for breakfast and a craft. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-482-2365. Free for Simon Rewards members.
Town Center at Cobb
March 25. 1-3 p.m.
Live music, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and crafts. 400 Ernest Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw. 770-424-0742. Free.
April 1. 10 a.m.-noon.
Sandra Deal hosts the egg hunt at the Governor’s Mansion. Features Easter Bunny photos, cupcake decorating, face painting, a storybook station and more. 391 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-261-1776. Free. Reservations required.
April 7. 6:30-8 p.m.
Egg hunt by ages with candy and prizes; visit with the Easter Bunny afterward for pictures. 151 Manning Rd., Mareitta. 770-794-5601. Free.
Acworth Sports Complex
April 7. 6:30-8:10 p.m.
Over 50,000 eggs filled with toys, candy and prizes. Hunts are separated by age group. Ages 10 and younger. Easter Bunny arrives at 7:15 p.m. 4000 S. Main St., Acworth. 770-529-6006. Free.
Ben Robertson Community Center
April 8. Seatings at 8 and 10 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny, crafts and games. 2753 Watts Dr., Kennesaw. 770-422-9714. $6.
North Park Softball Fields
April 8. 10 a.m.-noon.
Enjoy face painting, balloon art, petting zoo, rides on a trackless train and photos with the Easter Bunny. Kids are divided into age groups to hunt for eggs and goody bags. 13450 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta. 678-297-6140. 10 and younger. Free.
First Baptist Church of Decatur
April 8. 11 a.m.
Join the Easter Bunny in age-appropriate hunts for eggs on the square. 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. 404-371-8386. Free.
E.E. Robinson Park
April 8. Noon-3 p.m.
Age-appropriate egg hunts, inflatables and the Easter Bunny.850 Level Creek Rd., Sugar Hill. 770-831-7413. Free.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
April 8, 14, 15. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Use dyes from plants and learn about them while decorating eggs. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859. $6 plus admission; Adults, $21.95; ages 3-12, $15.95; 2 and younger, free.
April 8. 1-3 p.m.
Egg hunts by ages and for children with special needs; also, petting zoo, moonwalks, carnival games, face painting, food and more. 770-720-5474. Free.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
April 8. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Prize-filled eggs, spring-themed crafts, games, live baby animals and more. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Adults, $18; ages 3-12, $16; 2 and younger, free.
Atlanta History Center
April 10. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Search for eggs hidden through the farm, play games, meet the Easter Bunny and make crafts. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Adults, $6.50; kids, $5.50.
Rhodes Jordan Park Soccer Fields
April 14. 7 p.m.
Experience the thrill of night time egg-hunting, enjoy games and themed crafts. Bring your basket and flashlight. 100 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-277-0890. Pre-register by April 3. $6.
Mount Pisgah Athletic Complex
April 15. 9 a.m.-noon.
25,000 eggs, inflatables, games, food and prizes. Hunts held every 30 minutes across five age groups. 9825 Brumbelow Rd., Alpharetta. 678-336-3000. Free.
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
April 15.10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hunt for prize-filled eggs on the front lawn, enjoy face painting, puppet show, cake walk, crafts and more. 465 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. 404-373-1682. Free.
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
April 15. 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a warm, delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny, make a craft and receive a keepsake photo taken with the Easter Bunny. 185 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-822-5450. Pre-register by March 31. $11.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
April 15. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thousands of candy-filled eggs to find, music, dancing, LEGO building station, face painting, games and prizes, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338. $8.
Sprayberry High School
April 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Food, games, activities and egg hunts for everyone as a helicopter drops thousands of eggs are dropped onto the football field. Free photos with the Easter Bunny. 2525 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta. 770-423-1330. Free; Kid Zone unlimited rides, $7.
Panola Mountain State Park
April 15. 10 a.m.
Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs and prizes hidden on our nature trails. Bring your basket and be ready for age-appropriate hunts. 2620 Highway 155 SW, Stockbridge, GA. 770-389-7801. Pre-register. $5 plus $5 parking.
City of Cumming Fairgrounds
April 15. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sample restaurant food, play in the kid’s zone, try the egg hunt, listen to live music and more. 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming. 770-781-3486. Free admission; egg hunt, free; food samples, $1-$4.
Community Club at Lake Avondale
April 15. 10 a.m.-noon.
Hunt for eggs filled with candy and toys and bring your furry friend for the pet parade. Egg hunts separated by age group. Ages 10 and younger. 59 Lakeshore Dr., Avondale Estates. 404-294-5400. Free.
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center
April 15. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hunt for eggs underwater, visit with the Easter Bunny and participate in activities. Bring your swimsuit, basket and towel. 225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville. 678-277-0880. Pre-register. $12.
Bogan Park Aquatic Center
April 15. 9 a.m.-1 p.m
Hunt for eggs underwater, visit with the Easter Bunny, and make crafts.678-277-0853. 2723 N. Bogan Rd., Buford. Pre-register by April 13. $15.
Scott Hudgens Park
April 15. Special programming, 1 p.m.; Hunt, 2 p.m. Rain date, April 22.
Bring your basket to collect hundreds of eggs. Hunts are separated by age group. 4545 Rivergreen Pkwy., Duluth. 770-814-6981. Free.
Stone Mountain Park
April 16. 7 a.m.
Simultaneous, non-denominational Easter services at the top of Stone Mountain Park and on Memorial Lawn. Park opens at 4 a.m. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407. Parking, $15; sky-ride, $12.
Tennessee Valley Railroad
April 1, 2, 8, 9, 14 and 15.
Trains will depart from Grand Junction and travel toward East Chattanooga where passengers will enjoy torytelling, temporary tattoos, coloring pages and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Visit tvrail. com for departure times. 4119 Cromwell Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn. 423-894-8028. $22 for ages 2 and older.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
April 7. 6:30- 8:45 p.m.
Arrive early for a hot dog supper, fantastic egg games and the petting coral. Bring your basket and flashlight for age-appropriate candy-egg hunt. 2970 Georgia 190, Pine Mountain, GA. 706-663-4858. $5 plus $5 parking.
The Rock Ranch
April 8. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Features over 40,000 prize-filled eggs. 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 706-647-6374. Free.
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
April 14-15. Trains depart at 11 a.m.
Meet Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and the Easter Bunny aboard the train. During a 90-minute train stop, take part in an egg hunt, crafts, enjoy snacks with Snoopy and more. 226 Everett St., Bryson City, NC. 800-872-4681. Adults, $51; ages 2 and older, $29.
Hard Labor Creek State Park
April 15. Noon.
Bring your own basket and hunt for candy-filled eggs at the Lake Brantley recreation area for your little ones to hunt. The Easter bunny will be on site for photos. 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd., Rutledge, GA. 706-557-3001. $5 parking.