Hippety hop your way over to one of many fun, family Easter events & egg hunts in Austin! Here’s a look at where to find holiday fun:

– Photos with the Easter Bunny
through Thursday, March 24
You can make an online appointment to reserve your time with the Easter Bunny at Barton Creek Square Mall or Lakeline Mall. (Forget about waiting in lines!) A $10 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your session, and this $10 will be put towards your purchase of a Bunny photo package during your visit with Bunny. When you arrive, you’ll simply show your appointment confirmation via print or mobile device to a cast member at the Bunny set.

Easter-Bunny1Breakfast with the Bunny @ Whole Foods Market Lamar
Wednesday, March 23, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Bring the kiddos for crafts and snacks with the Easter Bunny (in the Mezzanine) and snap some photos with the wiley rabbit. Free!

Bunny Bonanza @ Northwest Recreation Center
Wednesday, March 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Arts, crafts, games, and egg hunt for walking toddlers to 5 years old. Please bring your own camera for pictures with Bunny and your own baskets for eggs and toys! $2.50 per child

Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Huston-Tillotson University
Thursday, March 24, 4 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to hunt for the thousands of eggs hidden around the Huston-Tillotson University campus during the 11th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 900 Chicon Street.  The Easter egg hunt features a $500 scholarship prize egg, prize eggs for school supplies and gift certificates, and eggs with candy and coins.  Children will gather in the Mary E. Branch Gymnasium for a brief meaning of Easter story time before joining their age groups and beginning the hunt. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Pinballz Arcade
Friday, March 25, 11 a.m.
Children ages 12 and under are invited, with their parents, to bring their baskets and hunt for colorful, prize-filled Easter Eggs. A few select eggs will even have 100, 250, and 500 prize ticket amounts inside to cash in for the fun redemption prizes! As an added bonus, you can “hunt” to find selected games set on only one token per play! For even more fun, click here for a coupon for $5 in free tokens when you spend $20.

event-poster-54164437th Annual Easter Egg Dye-o-Rama @ Neill-Cochran Museum
Friday, March 25, 12 – 4 p.m.
There will be old fashioned Easter egg dyeing, lawn games, and a chance to spend time in one of Austin’s oldest landmarks at your own pace. Free!

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Saturday, March 26, 8:30 a.m.
Visit with the animals, bring a picnic and meet the Easter Bunny as he hops around the zoo. For ages 2-12 years old. Advance registration is required by calling 512-288-1490. Visitors will need to pay regular Zoo admission (no Groupon, Living Social, etc. vouchers will be accepted) and an additional $3 per child hunting. Austin Zoo Members can hunt for free! Please bring your own Easter baskets!

easterzooSpot the Whole Foods Market Egg @ Whole Foods Domain
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.
Kids can look for the EGG-STRA big egg with the Whole Foods Market logo on it hiding somewhere in the store then tell the Front Desk staff where it was for a prize. Parents, 3 small golden eggs will be hidden around the store with varying gift card prizes inside. If you find one, take it to Guest Services to claim your prize.

Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival @ Oswaldo AB Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.
Prizes, Easter Bunny, egg hunt, and an epic search for the one golden egg! Carnival in the park starts at 10 a.m. and the egg hunt starts at 11:15 a.m. sharp! Free.

Peter Rabbit Tales Storytime @ BookPeople
Saturday, March 26, 11:30 a.m.
Our friends from the Paramount Theatre will present a very special storytime highlighting their upcoming production of Peter Rabbit Tales that will take place on Sunday, April 3. Peter Rabbit comes to life in this marvelous performance! Come out this morning for a lively storytime and the chance to enter a raffle and win tickets to the show! Free!
PeterR_Web_bannernew-1140x460FUMC Egg Hunt and Picnic @ Texas State Capitol Lawn
Saturday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join First United Methodist Church for their annual egg hunt on the Capitol grounds. Bring a basket for the egg hunt and pack your own picnic lunch. Free.

17th Annual Easter Pet Parade & Costume Contest @ Jo’s Coffee South Congress
Saturday, March 26, noon – 3 p.m.
Enjoy this annual event benefiting Austin Pets Alive! Dress your pet in high fashion, street fashion, no fashion … there are no rules! When it comes to this highly anticipated event – the weirder, the better. The parade starts at noon at Annie Street and South Congress and ends at Jo’s Coffee (1300 South Congress). For musical entertainment, the parade is to be led by the Dead Music Capital Band and guests can later enjoy live music from the Andrew Nafziger Trio. $20 to enter your pet. Free to attend!

IMG_1603-1Cotton Candy with the Easter Bunny @ TopGolf
Sunday, March 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Get a complimentary photo with the Easter Bunny, a free Easter-themed gift and  cotton  candy! Available for the first 200 kids playing Topgolf.

Know of other Easter events for families? Share with us in the comments below!