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Best Easter Events For Kids In Atlanta

April 11, 2014 9:00 AM

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(Credit: Courtesy of http://www.communityeggdrop.com/)

(Credit: Courtesy of http://www.communityeggdrop.com/)

Now that spring has officially arrived, it’s nearly time to hop on down the bunny trail. With Easter 2014 falling on Sunday, April 20, the season will be in full swing for a bloom-filled, sun-soaked, floral-scented holiday. It’s a great time to head outdoors with the family to enjoy Easter-themed events all over town.

Johns Creek 2014 Easter Egg Hunt
Main Soccer Field at Newtown Park
3150 Old Alabama Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
(678) 512-3200
www.johnscreekga.gov

Date: April 12, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Ideal for little ones up to 10 years old, everyone from newbies to seasoned egg hunters will have an opportunity to seek out their own pastel-colored haul among thousands of filled eggs “hidden” on the athletic fields of one of Johns Creek’s most popular parks. Children will be divided by age group, with a chance to find a special prize egg in their specified area. But before the hunt begins, guests will be afforded the chance to get their faces painted, hop around on the moonwalk, say “cheese” for the camera in the arms of the Easter Bunny himself and pet adorable baby chickens, baby sheep, baby ducks, baby rabbits and more at the Easter petting zoo. Once the event has come to a close, families can enjoy all that Newtown Park has to offer: playground, picnic pavilions, walking trails, basketball courts and even a dog park for four-legged family members.

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-5338
www.callanwolde.org

Date: April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A beloved Atlanta family tradition, the Eggstravanza Easter Egg Hunt at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is comprised of thousands of colorful, candy-filled eggs for the finding (psssst… hidden among them are three golden “prize” eggs), Atlanta Braves games and prizes and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. When not hunting for eggs, pint-sized patrons can take part in spring-themed arts and crafts. The event, set in Callanwolde’s historic and beautiful spring garden and grounds, will also feature a bake sale and traditional “cake walk.” Proceeds from this event benefit the Callanwolde Dance Program. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as parking will not be available on-site. For $5 per car, attendees can park at the Emory University Briarcliff Campus – located at 1256 Briarcliff Road, just one-half mile north of Callanwolde – and enjoy a shuttle bus service over beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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North East Cobb Community Egg Drop
Sprayberry High School
2525 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta, GA 30066
www.communityeggdrop.com

Date: April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For families in Northeast Cobb, nothing says “Easter Egg Hunt” quite like the sound of a helicopter whirring above their heads. In celebration of the annual tradition that is the Community Egg Drop, a staggering 90,000 eggs will be dropped from a helicopter onto the football fields at Sprayberry High School below. With more than 20,000 guests in attendance at last year’s drop, the numbers are expected to rise as the word spreads of this unique event. In addition to staggered egg hunts by age, the event will comprise kid-friendly fun such as face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny and admission to the Kids Zone – complete with inflatable slides, bounce houses and more. Admission to this event is free, but rides and food are available for a nominal fee. Unlimited rides can be purchased for only $5 per child.

Easter Weekend Celebration
Callaway Gardens
17800 US Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(800) 225-5292
www.callawaygardens.com

Date: April 19-20, 2014 

What better place to celebrate the holiday associated with renewal and the arrival of the spring season than amongst some of the most beautiful natural splendor the state of Georgia has to offer? Callaway Gardens will play host to a weekend filled with Easter-themed activities beginning with Easter Egg Hunts on Robin Lake Beach on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, the Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos, and kids can enjoy staggered egg hunts, face painting and dancing in the sand. If they’re not “too cool,” kids aged 12 to 18 will have an opportunity to search for eggs, too, beginning at 3 p.m. On Easter Sunday, a non-denominational sunrise service will take place at 7 a.m. under the Ski Pavilion alongside Robin Lake Beach. Afterward, Callaway will host Easter Sunday Brunches in its Plant Room Restaurant and Mountain Creek Ballrooms. Holiday accommodation packages are available for families who want an “eggstra” special experience.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Fort Yargo State Park
210 S. Broad St.
Winder, GA 30680
(770) 867-3489 
www.gastateparks.org

Date: April 19, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Guests will want to bring a basket and a bike for this very special Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Friends of Fort Yargo. In celebration of its new beginner bike trail, Fort Yargo State Park will have hidden eggs along the path – which begins at the multi-purpose courts inside the park. Once all of the eggs have been discovered, families can while away the rest of the afternoon enjoying all that Fort Yargo has to offer. Cost to take part in the egg hunt is $5. 

Kasie Bolling is a freelance writer covering all things Atlanta. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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