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.


Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Deer Lick Park. Bring your own flashlight and hunt for eggs in the dark. March 23. 8 p.m. 2105 Mack Rd., Douglasville. 770-920-7129. 7 and older. $5.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Mall of Georgia. Join the Easter Bunny in the food court for breakfast and a craft. March 24. 8:30-10 a.m. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-482-8788. $5; Kidgit members, free.
At the Hop. Town Center at Cobb. Live music, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and crafts. Dress in a 50s-inspired costume or your Kidgits t-shirt for a special prize. March 24. 1-3 p.m. 400 Ernest Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw. 770-424-9486. $5.
Eggstravaganza. Boundary Waters Park. The biggest egg hunt in Douglas County for kids 12 and younger. March 25. 1 p.m. 5000 Hwy. 92/166, Douglasville. 770-920-7129. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt. North Park Softball Fields. Games, inflatables and exhibitors; Kids are divided into age groups to hunt for thousands of eggs. March 25. 2 p.m. 1350 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta. 678-297-6140. 10 and younger. Free.
Easter Egg Scramble. Laurel Park. Hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. March 30. 6:30 p.m. 151 Manning Rd., Marietta. 770-794-5601. Free.
Bunny Breakfast. Ben Robertson Community Center. Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny, crafts and games. March 31. Seatings at 8 and 10 a.m. 2753 Watts Dr., Kennesaw. 770-422-9714. $8; 3 and younger, free.
Bunny Bash Breakfast. Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center. Enjoy breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts and egg hunts. March 31. 9 a.m.-noon. 4651 Britt Rd., Norcross. 770-723-9516. 3-12 (parents must attend) kids, $5; parents, free but $5 to enjoy breakfast.
Easter Egg Hunt. Governor’s Mansion. Sandra Deal hosts the egg hunt at the Governor’s Mansion. Features Easter Bunny photos, cupcake decorating, face painting, a storybook station and more. March 31. 10 a.m.-noon. 391 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-261-1776. Free. Reservations required.
Easter Egg Hunt. Decatur Square. Join the Easter Bunny in age-appropriate hunts for eggs on the square. March 31. 11 a.m. Downtown Decatur. 404-371-8386. Free.
Easter Egg Scramble. Adams Park. Goody-filled eggs are hidden; three age category hunts. March 31. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2753 Watts Dr., NW, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714. Free.
Easter Eggstravaganza. The Rock Ranch. Features over 26,000 prize and candy-filled eggs. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 706-647-6374. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt. E.E. Robinson Park. Age-appropriate egg hunts, inflatables and the Easter Bunny. March 31. Noon-3 p.m. 850 Level Creek Rd., Sugar Hill. 770-831-7413. Free.
Hip Hop Dance Party. Gwinnett Place Mall. Enjoy desserts, games, dancing, visit with the Easter Bunny and more. March 31. 2-4 p.m. 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth. 770-813-6840. $6; Kidgits members, $1.
The Hunt. Jim Miller Park. Children’s art activities, concessions, visits with the Easter Bunny, the Mad Hatter contest and the egg hunt. March 31. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta. 770-528-8875. Free.
Northside Easter Eggstravaganza. Northside Hospital-Cherokee. Egg hunts by age, petting zoo, carnival games, moon walks and photos with the Easter Bunny. March 31. 1-3 p.m. 201 Hospital Rd., Canton. 770-720-5474. Free admission; visitors encouraged to bring diaper or wipes donations.
Natural Egg Dyeing. Atlanta Botanical Garden. Use dyes from plants and learn about them while decorating eggs. March 31, April 3, 4, 7. Sat.,10:30-11:30 a.m., 2-3 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.-noon. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859. $6 plus admission; Adults, $18.95; ages 3-12, $12.95; 2 and younger, free.
Dinosaur Egg Hunt. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Age-appropriate egg hunts, music, games and more. Hunts for ages 4 and younger, 5-8 and two family hunts. April 7. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Adults, $17.50; ages 3-12, $20.50; 2 and younger, $5.
Easter Egg Hunt. Mall of Georgia. Separate hunts for ages 3 and younger and 4 and older. April 7. 8:30 a.m. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-482-8788. Free.
Easter Egg Festival. Downtown Canton. Hunt for eggs, get a picture with the Easter Bunny, live music, activities, inflatables and more. April 7. 1-4 p.m. 121 E. Marietta St., Canton. 770-704-1548. Free.
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Thousands of candy-filled eggs to find, as well as three special prize eggs, Atlanta Braves games and prizes, arts and crafts for kids, a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and a performance by Enzo Clown. Egg hunts: newborns-age 3, 11:15 a.m.; ages 4-6, 11:30 a.m.; ages 7 and older, 11:45 a.m. April 7. 10 a.m. 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338. Adults, free; ages 12 and younger, $12.
Golden Egg Hunt. Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Several age-appropriate hunts, prizes, food, kids’ activities and more. April 7. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy., Buford. 800-677-5304. Free; parking, $8.
Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop. Sprayberry High School. 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. April 7. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2525 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta. 770-423-1330. Free.
Underwater Egg Hunt. Bethesda Park Aquatic Center. Hunt for eggs underwater, visit with the Easter Bunny and participate in activities. Bring your swimsuit, basket and towel. April 7. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville. 678-924-6334. Gwinnett County residents, $6; non-residents, $12.
Taste of Forsyth. City of Cumming Fairgrounds. Sample restaurant food, play in the kid’s zone, try the egg hunt, listen to live music and more. April 7. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 235 Castleberry Rd., Cumming. Free admission; egg hunt, free; food samples, $1-$4.
Easter Sunrise Service. Stone Mountain Park. Simultaneous, non-denominational Easter services at the top of Stone Mountain Park and on Memorial Lawn. Park opens at 4 a.m. April 8. 7 a.m. U.S. Hwy 78, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. Parking, $10; sky-ride, adults, $9; ages 3-11, $7.
Magic Mondays: Egg Hunt. Atlanta History Center. Search for eggs hidden through the farm, play games, meet the Easter Bunny and make crafts. April 9. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Adults, $6.50; kids, $5.50.


Beyond Atlanta

The Peanuts Easter Beagle Express. Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Meet Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown and the Easter Bunny aboard the train. During a 90-minute train stop, take part in an egg hunt, decorate eggs, enjoy snacks with Snoopy and more. April 6-7. Trains depart at 10:30 a.m. 226 Everett St., Bryson City, NC. 800-872-4681. Adults, $49; ages 2 and older, $29. c

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