Easter falls on April 21 this year, giving the Easter Bunny plenty of time in April to stash away eggs filled with treats.
It also means there might be some double, or triple booking, as the Easter Bunny makes its way to numerous egg hunts throughout the Triangle.
Here’s a look at events organized by parks and recreation departments and municipalities. Events are free, unless othewise noted. It’s recommended to bring your own basket.
Thursday, April 11
▪ Flashlight Egg Hunt, 53 Hunter Street, Apex. This is for children with disabilities who are 6 and older. The glow-in-the-dark egg hunt starts at 8 p.m. but participants are asked to arrive by 7:45 p.m. Bring your own flashlight and register through active.com/apex-nc.
Saturday, April 13
▪ Campus Hills Egg Hunt, Campus Hills Park, 2000 S. Alston Ave., Durham. This egg hunt, hosted by Durham Parks and Recreation, includes a hunt for a golden egg that will give an extra prize to the lucky child who finds it. Children are expected to arrive at 10 a.m. so they can be divided into age groups and start promptly at 10:15 a.m. More information at dprplaymore.org
▪ West Point Human and Dog-Gone Egg Hunt, West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro St, Durham. 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 1 to 2 p.m. The morning hunt comes back for its 32nd year. Children will be divided into groups based on age. The Dog-Gone Egg Hunt will follow for canine family members to participate. Bring records to prove your dog’s updated vaccinations prior to the event. bestofthebull.com
▪ Cary Easter Festival and Egg Hunt, Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. 1 to 4 p.m. There are three parts to Cary’s 27th annual Easter Egg Hunt. The festival and entertainment take place throughout the day in the park. At 2 p.m. there is an egg hunt eggstravaganza for children with disabilities or special needs ages 12 and under inside the Bond Park Community Center. Then, at 2:30 p.m. the main egg hunt for children ages 10 and under is at the Spillway in Bond Park. townofcary.org
▪ Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt, Dorothea Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, 3 to 7 p.m. Bring out your inner child at this 21-and-older Egg Hunt. There will be 10,000 eggs to find, as well as lawn games and inflatables to lounge with. Registration is preferred through Eventbrite, but the event is free. dixpark.org
▪ Spring Sprouts Easter Eggstraordinaire, Knightdale Station Park, 801 N. First Ave., Knightdale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knightdale hosts an Easter festival with three separate age group hunts starting at 11 a.m. There will be rides, inflatables, food trucks and the Easter Bunny. knightdalenc.gov
▪ Apex, Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St., Apex. 10 a.m. apexnc.org/523/Easter-Egg-Hunt
▪ Fuquay-Varina Easter Egg Hunt, South Park, 900 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. An Easter egg hunt is at 10 a.m. in South Park for kids ages 10 and under. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to downtown shops for a Candy Hops. Stores will offer candy while parents accompany their kids from shop to shop. Meanwhile, bring your pets to Tractor Supply, 1348 N. Main St., from 3 to 6 p.m. for photos with the Easter Bunny. Donations accepted as a fundraiser for the NC Special Olympics. fuquay-varina.org/793/Easter-Egg-Hunt
▪ Raleigh, multiple locations. Participating Raleigh parks are hosting egg hunts at 10 a.m. Each park has different activities before and after the egg hunt, so check with the center closest to you for specific details. The following parks are participating: Abbotts Creek, Brier Creek, Green Road, John Chavis, Green Road, Laurel Hills, Mordecai, Peach Road, Pullen, Roberts and Worthdale. raleighnc.gov/parks/
▪ Morrisville, 1520 Morrisville Parkway, Morrisville, 10 to 11 a.m. The hunt is for kids ages 2 to 8. Look for the special golden egg. Parking is at Morrisville Community Park. townofmorrisville.org.
▪ Carrboro Community Egg Hunt Celebration, Hank Anderson Community Park, N.C. 54 West, Carrboro. 12 noon to 2 p.m. Children aged 2-10 are divided into three age groups. There will be free activities along with the Giant Egg Hunt. visitchapelhill.org