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Find Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny, Peter Cottontail – or just a great photo of your own kids – at these DFW Easter Events

Easter Eggs & BunnySEE THE LIST BELOW – ORGANIZED BY WEEKEND, THEN ALPHA BY CITY!

Some of us, including yours truly, have been waiting for this moment since the Christmas decorations came down and we got settled into the cold months here in North Texas.  (OK – some of you non-natives may not think it gets that cold here, but trust me, your blood will then just as mine has.)

Yes, Spring has come to DFW! 

And the Easter Bunny is not far behind!

As one of the first signs of Spring, we are heading into several weekends with a wide variety of annual Easter activities hosted by our cities, community centers, and family businesses.  Whether it’s an “eggstravaganza”, and “eggcelent” celebration, or an “eggtacular”, you’re sure to have an “eggs-tremely” good time at one of these events.  Read below for a weekend-by-weekend, city-by-city guide to what’s happening between now and Easter at a park near you. 

 

Weekend of March 28/29 

 

Dallas – Tale of Peter Rabbit, Dallas Children’s Theater

Date and Time: Running March 20 – April 19

Location: 5938 Skillman, Dallas, 75231

Cost: $14-19

What is is:  The award-winning musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved and bestselling rabbit tale! New puppets based on Miss Potter’s charming illustrations spring to life to re-create the tale of the naughty little bunny who has captivated our hearts for over 100 years.  Kathy Burke’s Theater of Puppetry Arts performing.

More Info:  Click link above or call Dallas Children’s Theater Box Office at 214-740-0051

 

Frisco’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Date and Time: Saturday, 3/28/09 from 9am-12pm

Location: Pizza Hut Park, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, 75034

Cost: $10

What it is:  This family favorite also features face painting, games, crafts, bounce houses and a chance to see – and take a photo with – Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail. Most of the festivities will be located in the parking lot near the Dr Pepper Victory Center concession area. Bounce houses and photos with the Easter Bunny can be found on field 10. Parents will enjoy stopping by the Summer Programs Expo where Parks and Recreation Department staff will share information about upcoming athletic, aquatic and recreation programs and leagues, as well as special events, services and summer camps. Instructors will be on hand to answer questions, too.

More Info: Click link above, or call Frisco Parks & Rec at 972-292-6520

 

Keller Pointe Underwater Egg Hunt

Date and Time: Saturday, 3/28/09 from 9am-12pm

Location: Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Dr., Keller, 76248

Cost: $10 

What it is:  The Keller Pointe will host its fourth annual Underwater Egg Hunt where children who are ages 12 and under can enjoy searching the pool for eggs filled with special prizes.

More Info:  Click link above, call 817-743-4FUN (4386), or E-mail: thekellerpointe@cityofkeller.com

 

Plano – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Date and Time: Saturday, 3/28/09 from 9am-11am

Location: Journey of Grief & Hope Support Center, 1901 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, 75074

Cost: $25

What it is: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will include: * Delicious Buffet Breakfast * Fun Crafts for Kids * Goodie Bags * Silent Auction * Photos with LIVE bunnies * Kids Entertainment * Fabulous Raffle Items ** An Appearance by the Easter Bunny! **

More Info: Click link above, or call 972-964-1600

   

Easter Eggs

Weekend of April 3rd – 5th

 

Allen – Eggcellent Family Adventure

Date & Time: Saturday April 4th,  9am to noon

Location: Civic Plaza, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, 75013

Cost: FREE

What it is: Take a stroll through the Civic Plaza and hang out with the Easter Bunny and his friends from all over the local community. “Trick-or-treat” Easter style and collect eggs, candy and other valuable information from tables hosted by civic organizations and businesses. Other activities include games, crafts, face painters and a bounce house.

More Info:  Click the link above, or call the City of Allen 214-509-4100

 

Bedford – Easter Egg Celebration

Date and Time: Saturday, April 4, 10am-12pm

Location: Bedford Boys Ranch Pavilion, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. Bedford, 76021 

Cost: $5/child, reservations required.

What it is:  The city of Bedford sponsors an egg hunt each year. Starting at 10 a.m. at the Bedford Boys Ranch Pavilion, kids ten and under can enjoy crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a snack, and an egg hunt involving more than 10,000 eggs. The egg hunt starts at 10:20 a.m., so don’t be late.  Call (817) 952-2323 to pre-register.

More Info:  Click link above, or call (817) 952-2323

 

Flower Mound – Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Date and Time:  Friday, April 3, 5pm

Location:  Community Activity Center

Cost:  $5/CAC member, $6/non-member

What it is: The Underwater Egg Hunt Extravaganza is for kids 3 to 10 years old who want to hunt for eggs in the indoor pool, eat candy, and enjoy splashing around the pool. The Hunt begins at 5 p.m. with staggered times for different age groups. Cost is $5 per participant for CAC members and $6 for non-members. Register at the CAC front desk.

More Info:  Click link above, or go to Flower Mound website.

 

Flower Mound – 25th Annual Easter Egg Scramble

Date and Time:  Saturday, April 4th.  Activities at 2pm, scramble 2:30pm

Location:  Jake’s Hilltop Park, 4975 Timber Creek Road (across from Lamar Middle School)

Cost:  Free

What it is:   Lots of candy will be available for the taking and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny will highlight this free family event.

More Info:  Click link above, or go to Flower Mound website.

 

Forth Worth – 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Date and Time:  Saturday, April 5th – Photo ops will be from 1:30-2:00pm and 2:15-3:00pm Hunt begins promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Location:  TCU Sadler Hall, University Dr, Forth Worth, 76129

Cost:  Free

What it is:   Your family won’t want to miss this annual event, as 1,000 kids race around the Sadler Hall front lawn gathering eggs, filled with fun prizes! Plan to attend and bring your children, friends, and family. It’s our greatest community service event of the year!

More Info:  Click link above, or call 800-646-4TCU.

 

Fort Worth – Rockin’ With Mother Goose at Casa Manana

Date and Time:  Runs from Friday, April 4th – Sunday, April 19th.  Evening performances 7:00 pm, Matinees (Sat and Sun) 2:00 pm.

Location:  Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., 76170

   

Cost:  $15 – $17

What it is:  All your favorite nursery rhymes are reinvented in this be-boppin’, doo-woppin’ instant classic! See Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty and Little Bo Beep as Casa Mañana presents the classic Mother Goose rhymes to upbeat, catchy music. There are little life lessons tucked into each song to help teach children about good manners, safety and responsibility in this all-new musical by local artists Brad Jackson and Alex Vorse. This show is suitable for all audiences.

More Info:  Click link above, or go to http://www.casamanana.org/playhouse/mothergoose.html

 

Frisco – Aqua Egg Hunt

Date and Time: Saturday, April 4, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco, 75035

Cost: $10/child

What it is: The Easter Bunny spilled his eggs in the pool and he needs your help to clean them up! Join us at the Frisco Athletic Center for an eggxtremely good time of egg hunting and swimming. Admission includes: egg hunt, swim pass for the day and a special treat from the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring your camera! All participants must preregister on the Frisco Athletic Center website.

More Info:  Click link above or see the Frisco Athletic Center website.

 

Grapevine – Easter Egg Hunt

Date/Time: Saturday, April 4 at 10:00am

Location: Grapevine High School practice fields (off of Hwy. 26)

Cost: FREE

What it is:  Mr. & Mrs. Bunny will be hiding thousands of eggs at the City’s annual egg hunt.  A couple of special eggs that have tickets for prizes will be hidden in each age group.  Other free activities will include: face painting, popcorn and more!  Bring your camera and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. 

More Info:  Click link above, or see the Grapevine website.

 

Highland Village – Easter Egg Hunt

Date/Time: Saturday, April 4 at 10:00am

Location: Unity Park baseball field

Cost: FREE

What it is: The city of Highland Village presents an Easter Egg Hunt each year at the Unity Park baseball field two Saturdays before Easter. There will also be a bounce house, a fire engine and an a chance to have your kids’ pictures taken with the Easter bunny. This Easter event is absolutely free.

More Info:  Click the link above, or visit the Highland Village website and click on “Events.”

 

Keller – Tree-Mendous Easter Egg Hunt

Date/Time: Saturday, April 4 from 9am-11:30am

Location: Bear Creek Park Pond, 400 Bear Creek Park, Keller, 76248

Cost: FREE

What it is:  Bear Creek Park will be hoppin’ with fun as every ‘bunny’ gathers for the annual Egg Hunt. There will be plenty of actvities and games on this morning of fun, and a very special Bunny will be available for photos. Don’t forget to bring your basket to hold all of your goodies! Celebrate Arbor Day with us and pick up and plant a free tree, while supplies last.  Easter Egg Hunt is organized by age group, so check website for specific times! 

More Info:  Check City of Keller website for more information.

 

Little Elm – Eggspedtion 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 4 at 9:30am

Location: Little Elm Library, 100 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, 75068

Cost: FREE

What it is:  8,000 eggs will be divided between three fields for three different age groups (0-3), (4-6), and (7-adult). The egg hunt starts at 9:30am sharp. Tip for that day, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to find a place to park, get the kids out of the car, and find your fields. Once the sign is given to start, it is over in less than two minutes so come early so you don’t miss out on the hunt.

More Info:  Click link above, or see Little Elm City Website.

 

Mesquite – Spring Eggstravaganza On the Go

Date/Time: Saturday, April 4 at 9:00am

Location: Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 Rutherford Dr, Mesquite, 75181

Cost: FREE

What it is:  Join the fun as the Parks and Recreation Department hosts their annual egg hunt. Infants to 9 year-olds can catch the bunny hopping from place to place on this fun-filled day. There are several activities for the entire family to enjoy. The bunny and his crew will be available for pictures for a small fee. Enjoy games, arts and crafts, and other activities.

More Info:  Click link above, or see City of Mesquite Website.

 

Mesquite – Spring Eggstravaganza On the Go

Date/Time: Saturday, April 4 at 11:00am

Location: Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillcrest, Mesquite, 75149

Cost: FREE

What it is:  Join the fun as the Parks and Recreation Department hosts their annual egg hunt. Infants to 9 year-olds can catch the bunny hopping from place to place on this fun-filled day. There are several activities for the entire family to enjoy. The bunny and his crew will be available for pictures for a small fee. Enjoy games, arts and crafts, and other activities.

More Info:  Click link above, or see City of Mesquite Website.

 

Mesquite – Spring Eggstravaganza On the Go

Date/Time: Saturday, April 4 at 1:00pm

Location: Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way, Mesquite, 75150

Cost: FREE

What it is:  Join the fun as the Parks and Recreation Department hosts their annual egg hunt. Infants to 9 year-olds can catch the bunny hopping from place to place on this fun-filled day. There are several activities for the entire family to enjoy. The bunny and his crew will be available for pictures for a small fee. Enjoy games, arts and crafts, and other activities.

More Info:  Click link above, or see City of Mesquite Website.

 

Richardson – Evening with the Easter Bunny

Date and Time:  Friday, April 3rd, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Location:  Huffhines Park Pavilion

Cost: $10

What it is:  Boys and girls ages 2-6. Bring a parent and join us for this unique event. Children will create an Easter craft and enjoy refreshments, storytime, meeting the Easter Bunny, and going on a night egg hunt with glowing Easter eggs. This will definitely be a one-of-a-kind event! Don’t forget to sign up now! Limited enrollment.  Registration #48139, pre-register with Richardson Parks & Rec

More Info:  Click link above, or see Richardson’s “Recreation Today” online catalog.

 

Rockwall Easter Egg Hunt

Date and Time: Saturday, April 4th, 10:00-11:00am

Location: Tuttle Athletic Complex – 1550 Airport Road, Rockwall, 75087

Cost:  Free

What it is: Bring an Easter basket to hunt for candy and special eggs that could win you eggstra-ordinary prizes.  Bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, balloon artist, and – of course – the Easter Bunny.

   

More Info: Click link above, or call 972-771-7740

 

Southlake – Eggtacular

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 4, 10am-2pm

Location:  Durham School

Cost: $35

What it is:  Children ages 3-5 will enjoy four hours of games, arts and crafts, and lots of surprises in a well supervised environment. Pizza, juice boxes and a special treat will be provided. Parents are not required to attend but do need to sign-in and sign-out their child.  Register online, www.SouthlakeParksAndRec.com or Come to the Community Center in Bicentennial Park, 400 N. White Chapel.

More Info:  Click link above, or call 817-748-8019 or 817-748-8203

 

Southlake – Easter in the Park

Date/Time:  Sunday, April 5, 1:30 – 4:30pm

Location: Bicentennial Park (Whites Chapel Blvd. entrance), Southlake, 76092

Cost: Free

What it is:  Free event that includes egg hunts, inflatables, live entertainment, face painting, petting zoo, cotton candy and more!

   

More Info: Click link above, or: call 817-748-8019 or 817-748-8203

 

Easter Eggs

Easter Week and Weekend (April 9 – April 12)

 

Allen – We Love Allen

Date: Saturday, April 11th, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Location: 700 Rivercrest Blvd., Allen, TX  75002

Cost:  Free

What it is: ‘We Love Allen’ is a Free Community Event hosted by The Harvest to celebrate the community of Allen, Texas, by providing a fun afternoon for the family and a great way to get to know members of the community better. * Free burgers and hot dogs * Prizes and give aways * Egg Hunts (bring your baskets!) * Children’s games and activities * Special Guests * Bounce House and Inflatable Sumo Wrestlers * Show Cars and Motor Bikes * Adopt a Pet from SPCA * Blood Drive by Carter Blood Care * Photo Opportunities * Allen Fire Department and Police Department * National Award Winner Competitive Cheer Squad Presentations

More Info:  Click link above, or see We Love Allen website.

 

Arlington – World’s Largest Egg Hunt

Date & Time:  Saturday, April 11th, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location:  Grace Street Church, 1516 W. Pioneer, Arlington, 76013

Cost:  Free

What it is:  Ponies, bouncy houses, egg hunt, and more.  It takes 100,000 eggs to make this work. You can help by bringing plastic eggs and/or candy to Mission Arlington. Volunteers are needed to stuff the eggs ahead of the event, and to help on the day of the event.

More Info: Click link above, or call 817-277-6620

 

Carrollton – Good Friday Bounce and Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Friday April 10th,  2:30 – 4:30pm

Location: Bounce U, 3050 N Josey Ln #110, Carrollton, 75007

Cost: $7 first child/$6 per sibling

What it is:  Kids of all ages think our bounce parties are unbelievably cool, and most of them can’t wait for their next trip to BounceU. With our All-Ages Open Bounce sessions, they won’t need a special occasion to enjoy incredible inflatables, exciting games, and non-stop fun.

More info:  Click link above, or call Bounce U at 972-939-5000

   

 

Dallas – Arboretum Easter Events

Date & Time: Friday April 10th – Sunday April 12th, time varies by day

Location: Dallas Arboretum

Cost: Children under 3 free; 3-12 $6, Adults $9.50, Seniors $8

What it is:  Eddie Coker’s children’s concert will be on Fri, Apr 10 at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. There will also be a petting zoo on Sat, Apr 11, noon-4 p.m. and Sun, Apr 12, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Photos with live bunnies, a silhouette artist, and live music round out the entertainment.

More info:  Go to the Dallas Arboretum website for more details.

 

Fort Worth – Stockyards Easter Parade & Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Saturday, April 11th, Noon starts

Location: Ft. Worth Stockyards

Cost: Free

What it is:  Buckaroos (12 and under) grab your baskets and head to the FUN Fort Worth Stockyards for an super-fun egg hunt you will not want to miss. Hunt starts at High Noon, on the Lawns of the Stockyards Visitors Center and the Historic Livestock Exchange Building on East Exchange Avenue. Egg-hunters will be divided into groups Visit with the Easter bunny and have your picture made until 2 p.m. Parents please bring your own cameras. Don’s miss live bunnies and chicks too, until 3 p.m.

More Info:  Click link above, or visit the Ft. Worth Stockyards website.  

 

Fort Worth – Rockin’ With Mother Goose at Casa Manana

Date and Time:  Runs from Friday, April 4th – Sunday, April 19th.  Evening performances 7:00 pm, Matinees (Sat and Sun) 2:00 pm.

Location:  Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., 76170

   

Cost:  $15 – $17

What it is:  All your favorite nursery rhymes are reinvented in this be-boppin’, doo-woppin’ instant classic! See Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty and Little Bo Beep as Casa Mañana presents the classic Mother Goose rhymes to upbeat, catchy music. There are little life lessons tucked into each song to help teach children about good manners, safety and responsibility in this all-new musical by local artists Brad Jackson and Alex Vorse. This show is suitable for all audiences.

More Info:  Click link above, or go to http://www.casamanana.org/playhouse/mothergoose.html

 

Garland – Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Thursday, April 9th, 6:00pm

Location: Central Park – 1310 West Avenue F, Garland, 75040

Cost: Free

What it is:  Hop into spring EGG-citement. Search for colorful eggs filled with candy and toys. Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny for a small fee.

More Info:  Click link above, or call 972-205-2771.  

 

Grand Prairie – Easter Celebration

Date and Time: Friday, April 10th, 1:00pm

Location: Dalworth Recreation Center – 2012 Spikes Street, Grand Prairie, 75051

Cost: FREE

What it is: Easter egg hunt, decorating, games, and refreshments.

More Info:  Click link above or see the Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation website.

 

Irving – Multiple Events (see links below) – all events scheduled for Thursday, April 9th

Irving Easter Celebration

Irving Easter Extravaganza

Irving Family Easter Celebration

Irving Family Egg Decorating

Irving Preschool Egg Hunt

Irving Spring Egg Hunt

 

 

Mansfield – Country Critters Farm Easter Egg Hunt

Date & Time:  Saturday, April 11th, 11am

Location: 3709 County Rd. 617  Alvarado, 76009

Cost: Children up to age 12 are $7 (18 mo. and under FREE), Adults $5.  See website for what special activities are included in admission as well as other activities available for small additional fee.

What it is:  Country Critters Farm is now open to the public on weekends!  We will have a special Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th.  We have our annual Peter Rabbit Trail running from now through April 26th. The Peter Rabbit Trail is a quest that we lead the kids on to find Peter Rabbit. The kids follow Peter Rabbit’s footprints that lead us through his vegetable garden, giant eggs, the bird and butterfly garden, and finally to Peter Rabbit himself. The kids learn about gardens, insects, birds, and of corse, rabbits! Peter Rabbit also has prizes for each kid. 

More Info: Click link above, or call 817-477-3060

 

McKinney – ’Egg-Stravaganza’ Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Saturday, April 11th at 11am

Location: Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex, 1986 Park View Drive

Cost: Free

What it is:  Enjoy a morning of family fun filled with games, arts & crafts, and entertainment.  Don’t miss McKinney’s largest Easter Egg Hunt!

More Info:  See McKinney’s website

 

Plano – Eggs Over Easy Egg Hunt

Date & Time: Saturday April 11th,  10:00-10:45am

Location: Liberty Rec Center, 2601 Glencliff Drive, Plano

Cost: $4

What it is:  The event includes an egg and candy hunt, as well as a visit from PAR D. Duck and the Easter Bunny! Children will be divided for egg hunting by age groups (2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years). Hunt will take place at Liberty Park. Don’t forget to bring a basket and your camera for photos!  Space is limited, so register early!  Sign up by visiting Parks and Recreation LEISURE Catalog online at www.planoparks.org and selecting Course #97783.

More Info:  Click link above or see Plano Parks & Rec Website.


Plano – KidsFest

Date & Time:  Saturday, April 11th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location:  Downtown Plano (around 15th and Ave. P)

Cost:  Free

What it is:  Features an Easter Egg Hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, characters from McDonald’s, bounce houses and petting zoo.  Opportunity to shop the great shops of downtown Plano, including arts & crafts and gourmet foods. Sponsored by the Historic Downtown Plano Association and the City of Plano.

More Info:  Click link above, or go to www.visitdowntownplano.org.

 

Richardson – Flashlight Egg-streme

Date and Time:  Friday, April 10th, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Location:  Breckinridge Park Pavilions, Entrance “C”

Cost:  $8/child, adults free

What it is:  Boys and girls ages 7-11. Bring a parent, your Easter basket and a flashlight to our annual night Easter egg hunt. You will enjoy a craft, a snack, and a unique night-time hunt. The Easter eggs will be hidden at Breckinridge Park by participating parents and staff. Register now! Registration #48140. Limited Enrollment! Pre-register with Richardson Parks & Rec.

More Info:  Click link above, or see Richardson’s “Recreation Today” online catalog.

 

The Colony – Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival

Date & Time: Thursday, April 9, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Location: Five Star Complex

Cost: $3/child in advance; $5/child day of (tickets can be purchased starting 3/30 at The Colony Recreation Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd.)

What it is: 0-3 and 4-5 hunts will begin at approximately 6:45pm, all others will follow immediately.
Please arrive by 6:30pm to ensure participation.

More Info:  Click link above or call 972-625-1106

   

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