Hippety hop your way over to one of many fun family Easter events in Austin! Here’s a round-up of where to find the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, and enjoy plenty of Easter festivities…
– Photos with the Easter Bunny @ multiple area shopping malls
now through March 31
You can make an online appointment to reserve your time with the Easter Bunny at Barton Creek Square Mall, Lakeline Mall and Round Rock Premium Outlets. 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. Visit simonbunny.com to reserve your time. You can also find the Easter Bunny at the Hill Country Galleria across from the Central Plaza. No reservations required but photo packages are available for purchase.
— Bunny Bonanza @ Northwest Recreation Center
March 23, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Arts, crafts, games, and egg hunts for babies through five-year-olds. Please bring your own camera for pictures with Bunny and your own baskets for eggs and toys! $3 per child.
— Play for All Special Needs Egg Hunt @ Clay Madsen Rec Center (Round Rock)
March 24, 9 a.m.
This is a FREE family-centered event, focusing on active participation for children with various disabilities or limitations. Hunt for the eggs high and low; look for the golden eggs for special prizes! Special needs children and their siblings can participate in this hunt, and pre-registration is requested. Click here for registration details.
— Eggstravaganza @ San Gabriel Park (Georgetown)
March 24, 9 a.m.
Grab your basket for candy and prizes at this free event. Find the golden egg and win a grand prize for each age division! Don’t forget your camera for a photo with the Easter Bunny. Age categories and times: 9 a.m.: 2 and under; 9:15 a.m.: 3 – 5 years; 9:30 a.m.: 6 – 8 years. The egg hunt will take place in the area of San Gabriel Park that is immediately across from the Georgetown Livestock Showbarn. Parking is available along Lower Park Road and at the Showbarn.
— Inherit Austin’s 16th Annual Egg-stravaganza @ French Legation Museum
March 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This year’s family-friendly event for little ones includes a traditional egg hunt, along with an egg roll, cascarones, music, and more. $10 advance tickets for adults and children are available online here. Event-day tickets are $15.
— Easter Eggstreme @ various Austin Rec Center locations
March 24, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome to the Free Easter Egg Hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny! After the hunt, enjoy carnival games. Each child will get 10 free tickets, or they can pay $3 for unlimited fun at the carnival. The event takes places at Gus Garcia, Turner-Roberts, Givens, Dove Springs, and Dittmar Recreation Centers.
— Eggstravaganza @ Lakeway City Park
March 24, 2 p.m.
Hop on over with your baskets to Lakeway City Park, located at 502 Hurst Creek Road. The event will begin at 2 p.m. with age-specific egg hunts at 2:45 p.m. with the 7-8 year-olds followed by the 5-6 year-olds. The 3-4 year-olds will hunt around 3 p.m. and cheer on the 1-2 year-olds after that. Festivities will include a petting zoo, cookie decorating, mural coloring, spin art, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and glitter tattoo artists. Snow cones from IceCream2U will be available for purchase. Please, no dogs at this event.
— Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating Competition @ Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center
March 25, 12 – 5 p.m.
Kids from all over Central Texas are invited to the Culinary Center, get a white chocolate Easter egg, and decorate it any way they see fit with edible ink markers. Their entries will be photographed and posted on the Delysia Chocolatier Facebook page, where they’ll be voted on by the community and our followers. Free event. Walk-ins welcome, no reservations or tickets necessary.
— Easter Bunny Bonanza @ Terra Toys
March 25, 1-4 p.m.
Pet live bunnies and enjoy cookies and refreshments! There will also be adorable plush bunnies available for ‘adoption,’ which includes a free adoption certificate and carrot juice bottle. Enjoy cookies and refreshments! This is a free event presented in partnership with Boutique Bunnies of Austin.
— Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Movie Night @ Old Settler’s Park (Round Rock)
March 29, 6 p.m.
Bring your flashlight and a basket to fill for this egg hunt at night, followed by a movie in the park. Advance tickets are required for the egg hunts at $4 per child, and the movie is free and will start around 9:15 p.m. Get the details here.
— Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Pinballz Arcade
March 30, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Children are invited to bring their Easter baskets and hunt for our colorful, prize-filled Easter eggs and get their picture with the Easter Bunny at each location! Tickets are $5 per child in advance, or $8 when purchased on the day of the event. Click here for details regarding times for each age grouping, and to get your tickets.
— Annual Easter Egg Dye-o-Rama @ Neill-Cochran Museum
March 30, 1 – 4 p.m.
Bring your own boiled (or blown!) eggs and they’ll provide wax resists, vinegar baths, and dyes, and take care of all of the clean-up. (Prepared eggs will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.) Also enjoy lawn games under the shade and try a mango-hibiscus iced tea or a fresh-squeezed lemonade.
— FUMC Easter Egg Festival @ Texas State Capitol Lawn
March 31, p.m. 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Join First United Methodist Church for their annual egg hunt on the Capitol lawn for face painting, crafts, games, preschool egg hunts and elementary school egg roll races! A visit from the Easter Bunny is a special tradition. Breakfast tacos, hot dogs, and sausage will be available for sale. Please bring non-perishable food donations for Caritas of Austin.
— Easter Egg Hunt @ Austin Zoo
March 31, 8:30 a.m.
Visit with the animals and meet the Easter Bunny as he hops around the zoo. For ages 2-12. Advance registration is required, and you can sign up online here. Visitors will need to pay regular Zoo admission and an additional $5 per child hunting. Austin Zoo Members can hunt for free! Please bring your own Easter baskets.
— Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Huston-Tillotson University
March 31, 10 a.m.
Children of all ages are invited to hunt for the thousands of eggs hidden around the Huston-Tillotson University campus during the 13th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. The event is free and open to the public.
— 19th Annual Easter Pet Parade @ Jo’s Coffee South Congress
March 31, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Watch costumed animals parade down South Congress at noon, ending in Jo’s parking lot for a pet costume competition. Hang out for a few hours to eat, drink, and ogle a lot of great looking animals while a band or two plays. All proceeds from the entry fees benefit Austin Pets Alive. $20 to register your pet. Free to attend.
— Children’s Easter Egg Hunt @ Pioneer Farms
April 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In addition to three egg hunts staggered by age from 1-3 p.m., there will be historical activities and crafts — and fun all afternoon. $10 per person at the gate. Click here for more info.
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