Family-friendly Easter events

Posted by Dena Mellick March 16, 2016
The 2014 DBA Easter Egg Hunt. Photo by Nicki Salcedo.

The 2014 DBA Easter Egg Hunt. Photo by Nicki Salcedo.

Easter is just around the corner, and many Easter egg hunt events are happening this weekend and next. We’ve got your round-up of the fun. Have a 2016 Easter event to add to the list? Email


The Decatur Business Association will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Mar. 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the Decatur First Baptist Church. The website says, “The bunny arrives at 10:30 a.m., and the hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp. This year the hunt will be staggered by age groups so that parents with more than one child, in different age groups, can experience the fun with each of their children. And there’s more in store after the hunt! Enjoy free face-painting, story time with Little Shop of Stories, craft time with Treehouse Kids & Crafts. Also new this year is an interactive photo booth with plenty of props, and photo opps with the Easter Bunny.”

Avondale Estates

The city of Avondale Estates will hold its annual Easter egg hunt and dog parade on Saturday, Mar. 26, from 10 a.m. until noon at 59 Lakeshore Dr. A city email said, “The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. and children up to 10 years old are welcome to participate. Then at 10:30 a.m., bring your furry canine friend to Lake Avondale for the Dog Parade. Click here for the registration form and full list of rules. Costumes are not required to participate. Award categories include Best Costume, Best Owner/Dog Duo, Most Spirited/Enthusiastic, and Best Behaved. Pre-register for the dog parade now through 3 p.m. Friday, March 25. Check in/register on-site March 26 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The first 50 registered participants to check in will receive a free bag of goodies. The event will be rescheduled in case of rain.”


Avondale Estates will hold its annual antique car parade on Easter Sunday, Mar. 27 at 2:30 p.m. The city email said, “Gear up to watch 40-plus cars from the Antique Automobile Club of America, Model A Restorers Club, Early Ford V-8 Club, Cadillac Club and more on Easter Sunday! Lineup begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Twin Oaks Shopping Plaza, 2853 East College Avenue. The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. on South Avondale Road and ends at the two plazas across from City Hall, where the cars will remain on display for some time. If you would like to enter an automobile, please contact Parade Chairman Lamar Hart via email or phone at 770-496-9928.”


Happy Mango, which just opened in Kirkwood, is holding an eco Easter basket-making class on Saturday, Mar. 19 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the shop at 1996 Hosea L. Williams Dr. NE. The class is suitable for ages 1 through 10 and costs $10 a child. You can RSVP at

Metro Atlanta

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History holds its Spring Egg-stravaganza Saturday, Mar. 19. Events include a petting zoo, an egg basket craft, and a sea turtle obstacle course. Check the calendar of events for times and locations.

The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is holding its own Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Mar. 26. The website says, “Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt features thousands of candy-filled eggs to find (including three golden “prize” eggs), and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. There will be baked goods for sale, a ‘cake walk,’ face painting, carnival games, and spring-themed arts and crafts for kids. Bring your basket and your camera for a fun, family day amidst Callanwolde’s beautiful spring gardens and grounds.” Tickets are $12 if you purchase them in advance and $14 at the door.

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