2015 Easter Fun in Austin (and Beyond)

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Easter egg hunts, bunny sightings, Egg-stravaganzas and more! We’ve got you covered for all of your favorite Easter activities in Austin and the ‘burbs.

Austin

Easter Eggstravaganza at Dove Springs Rec Center – Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. Age Groups: walking toddlers-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. FREE! Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin.

Search for the Lost Egg at Dittmar Rec Center – Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy Dittmar Rec Center’s annual egg hunt, festival activities, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Crafts begin at 11:00 a.m. Easter egg hunt begins at 1:00 p.m. Intended for children ages 1-12. FREE! Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W Dittmar Rd, Austin

South Austin Easter Eggstravaganza – Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. Along with the Easter event, there will be an Open House. FREE! South Austin Recreation Center, 1100 Cumberland Rd, Austin.

Eggstravaganza at Rosewood Neighborhood Park – Saturday, March 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free food, games, and fun including: music, prizes, egg hunts, resource booths, and raffle drawings. All ages welcome as well as pets on a leash. FREE! Rosewood Neighborhood Park, 2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin.

Egg Hunt and Picnic at the Capitol – Saturday, March 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Join First UMC and the Easter Bunny for an early egg hunt and picnic. Bring your cameras, blankets, Easter baskets, and a picnic lunch. Barbeque and hot dogs will be available for sale with all proceeds supporting First UMC’s Eurasia Mission Team. Please bring non-perishable food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. FREE! Texas State Capitol Grounds, Colorado & 12th Sts, Austin.

Southwest Family YMCA Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, March 29 from 1-4:00 p.m. Activities will include a petting zoo, moonwalks, bounce houses, pictures with the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, and face painting. Three separate egg hunts will take place: infants and toddlers (0-3 years of age) will hunt at 1:30 p.m.; ages 4-7 will hunt at 2:30 p.m.; and anyone and everyone wishing to participate is welcome to partake in the 3:30 p.m. hunt. FREE! Southwest YMCA, 6219 Oakclaire Dr, Austin.

Hoppin’ Easter Breakfast at Whole Foods – Tuesday, March 31 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Hop on over for breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Kids are invited to enjoy light snacks and coloring and have their picture taken with the infamous rabbit. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/ Pan American Recreation Center Easter Egg Hunt – Thursday, April 2 from 3-4:00 p.m. Games, prizes, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and egg hunt. Ages 12 and under. FREE! Oswaldo AB Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin.

Community Easter Egg Hunt – Thursday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to hunt for the thousands of eggs hidden around the Huston-Tillotson University campus. 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. FREE! Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St, Austin.

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt – Thursday, April 2 from 5-9:00p.m. Exclusively for tweens and teens ages 12–16. FREE! Givens Recreation Center, 3811 E 12th St, Austin.

Pinballz Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 3 at 11:00 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 tickets 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. FREE! Pinballz Arcade, 8940 Research Blvd, Ste 100, Austin.

Community Easter Extravaganza – Friday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00p.m. The Easter Bunny is in town and he’s hopping his hoppety hop way to Turner-Roberts Rec Center. Enjoy a community celebration complete with games, prizes, drawings, snacks, and more. There will also be Easter egg hunts for children ages 1-12 with 1st-3rd place for each division. FREE! Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr, Austin.

Easter Egg Dye-O-Rama – Friday, April 3 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Learn the art of Ukrainian or Psyanky egg dyeing from Austin artist Katy David. The museum will be open for tours and there will be games set up on the front lawn. Children of all ages are invited to enter into a raffle to win prizes. The fruits of everyone’s effort will be donated to Ronald McDonald House to cheer families of patients who are away from home dealing with serious health issues. Eggs and supplies will be provided to all participants. FREE! Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St, Austin.

Montopolis Easter Celebration – Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m. There will be face painting, arts and crafts, games, and information booths. Don’t miss out on your chance to win the Golden Egg prize. Over 25 baskets filled with goodies will be given out. The Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:15 am. FREE! Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Dr, Austin.

Easter Eggstravaganza – Saturday, April 4 from 10-11:30 a.m. This community-wide event for children ages birth-5th grade will feature inflatables, a petting zoo, tons of activities, and 15,000 Easter eggs. FREE! Riverbend Church, 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N, Austin.

Hancock Hop-a-Palooza – Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to join the fun at this year’s Community Easter Egg Hunt. Activities include: egg hunts, face painting, carnival games, Easter crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Pre-K Egg Hunt: 10:30 a.m.; K-5th Egg Hunt: 11:30 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your basket and camera! FREE! Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E 41st St, Austin.

Bethany Lutheran’s Children’s Easter Celebration – Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Easter egg hunts for children and for toddlers start at 10:10 a.m. sharp with two areas. Bring a basket to collect your eggs. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance for visits and photos opportunities, so don’t forget your camera. Plus, children’s crafts, petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, and much more. FREE! Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

South Austin Egg Drop – Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Egg hunts, petting zoo, bouncehouse, train ride, games, crafts, and food for the community. FREE! Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Easter Extravaganza – Saturday, April 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join in a massive egg hunt and Easter Celebration for kids. Invite your family and friends and enjoy the egg hunt, train, bounce house, and more. FREE! Austin Oaks Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin.

Crossroads Community Church Easter Celebration – Sunday, April 5. Celebrate Easter Sunday with Crossroads Community Church. There will be two Easter services to choose from–9:00 a.m and 10:45 a.m. After the 10:45 a.m. service, there will be an Easter egg hunt for the kids and BBQ lunch for all. Guests are encouraged to bring a box of diapers to support Austin Life Care, a local pregnancy resource center. FREE! Crossroads Community Church, 9185 Research Blvd, Austin.

Easter Egg Hunt at Topgolf – Sunday, April 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children 12 and under are invited to collect eggs and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunt begins at 1:00 p.m. FREE! Topgolf, 2700 Esperanza Crossing, Austin.

Spring Festival at in.gredients – Sunday, April 5 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Celebrate Spring with some fun-filled family time. Activities and entertainment will include: Tiny Tails to You petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, vendor samples, and an Easter egg hunt for all ages. FREE! in.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin.

Buda

Egg Hunt at Pinballz Kingdom – Saturday, April 3 at 11:00 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 tickets 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. FREE! Pinballz Kingdom, 15201 S IH 35, Buda.

Hays YMCA Easter Hunt – Saturday, April 4 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Lots of fun for the whole family. Inflatables, trackless train rides, games and activities, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunt starts at 9:30 a.m. FREE! BudaSportsplex, 310 Buda Sportsplex Dr, Buda.

Cedar Park

Spring Egg-stravaganza – Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your basket to hunt for over 79,000 pieces of candy, prizes and goodies. Take your photo with the bunny until 2:45 p.m. (bring your own camera). Enjoy jumping in the inflatable and train rides. There will also be face painting for a fee. The egg hunt is for ages 12 and under. FREE! Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.

Georgetown

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m. There will be 25,000 candy eggs to gather and a grand prize egg for each age division. Grand prize baskets are donated by the Primrose School of Georgetown. Each age division will be assigned a specific softball field to carry out their hunt. The horn sounds promptly at 9 a.m. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. Age categories are 2 & under, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. FREE! McMaster Athletic Complex, 101 WL Walden Dr, Georgetown.

Easter Eggstravaganza – Saturday, April 4 from 9-11:00 a.m. Featuring family-friendly Spring activities: storytelling, live music, kids crafts, bounce house, bake sale, trackless train, face painting, fish pond, and more. Some activities will be a small charge. Food available for purchase. Don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets and cameras. Wellspring United Methodist Church, 6200 Williams Dr, Georgetown.

Hutto

Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 4 from 9-10:15 a.m. Children of all ages can greet the Easter Bunny and Hutto Hippo and hunt for goodies on the hill at Fritz Park. Prize eggs are hidden on the hill for hunters to find and turn in to claim a prize. Hunts are split into age groups: 0-3,4-6, 7-8, 9-10 and Adaptive ages 0-21. Rain or shine. FREE! Fritz Park, 400 Park St, Hutto.

Kyle

Easter Eggstravaganza – Wednesday, April 1 from 5-8:00 p.m. Carnival games, inflatables, food vendors, age-specific egg hunts, and the Easter Bunny will be on-site for pictures. FREE! Gregg-Clarke Park, 1300 W Center St, Kyle.

Leander

Spring Egg-stravaganza – Sunday, March 29 at Noon. The hunt will be done in waves based on age groups. Bring your baskets, smiles, and come ready for a hopping good time. Ages 3-12. FREE! Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S Bagdad Rd, Leander.

Easter Fest – Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Enjoy free food, inflatables, petting zoo, laser tag, dunking booth, door prizes, salsa making and tasting, tons of games for all ages and more. Don’t miss the Gospel presentation done with props and a live butterfly release. FREE! Life Church 1393 E Woodview Dr, Leander.

New Braunfels

Flashlight Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 28 from 7-9:00 p.m. An illuminating challenge–egg hunt by flashlight. Each hunter should bring their own flashlight and basket. There will be prize eggs and lots of treats. Children ages 2-14 will be divided into age groups. Hunt begins at 7:30 p.m. $7.00/hunter in advance; $10.00/hunter at the event. Cypress Bend Park, 503 Peace Ave, New Braunfels.

Pflugerville

Spring Pfling – Saturday, March 28 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. It’s a birthday party–2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Pflugerville Recreation Center. Celebrate the day with a focus on city recreation programs and activities, including outdoor fun. Get information about new Spring and Summer classes; watch demonstrations of dance classes, gymnastics, archery and more; city equipment displays; petting zoo and pony rides; play pickleball in the gymnasium; participate in gymnastics fun. Food available for purchase. FREE! Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville.

Round Rock

Special Needs Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 28 from 9-11:30 a.m. This is a 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. FREE but pre-registration is encouraged here. Onsite registration will be allowed based on open spaces in each hunt time. Find hunt schedule and registration codes here. Play for All Abilities Park, 151 N AW Grimes Blvd, Round Rock.

Brushy Creek Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Hunt eggs with delicious candy inside. Arrive early to locate your child’s hunt area. Age group egg hunt times: 0-2 years starts at 10:00 a.m.; 3-4 years starts at 10:15 a.m.; 5-6 years starts at 10:30 a.m.; 7 and up starts at 10:45 a.m. Activities include: pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera), petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, cartoon art, egg decorating, music, game stations, and popcorn. Cotton Candy will be available for a small fee. FREE! Cat Hollow Park, 8600 O’Connor Dr, Round Rock.

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Movie in the Park – Thursday, April 2 from 7-11:00 p.m. The sun has set and the moon shines bright; Join us for an egg hunt in the night. A treat filled hunt ring waits for you; Eggs, Candy, Prizes and lots of fun too! Bring your flashlight and a basket to fill; It’s so exciting you can’t sit still! A few special prize eggs colored bright gold; Redeem it for a prize basket that you now hold! We encourage fair play and friendliness too; So please hunt nicely, it’s the right thing to do! You won’t want to miss so join in on the fun; Stay for a movie when the hunt is done! Egg hunt is $5 per hunter and pre-registration is required here or by calling 512-218-5540. The whole family is invited to stay for a FREE showing of Guardians of the Galaxy at 9:00 p.m. Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Saturday, April 4 from 9-11:00 a.m. Private party includes free pancakes, an egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Cost is $10 per child age 2 and up; $5 for ages 12-23 months. Advance registration is required. Call 512-828-0000 to register. Safari Champ, 1400 E Old Settlers Blvd, #200, Round Rock.

San Marcos

Farmer Fred’s Garden Spring Carnival – Thursday, April 2 from 6-9:00 p.m. Carnival games with prizes and candy. Bunny pictures $3 each. Concessions and other attractions available for purchase. Egg hunts will be in 4 age groups: ages 1-3 at 6:15 p.m.; ages 4-5 at 6:45 p.m.; ages 6-9 at 7:15 p.m.; and ages 10-12 at 7:45 p.m. FREE! San Marcos City Park, 170 Charles Austin Dr, San Marcos.

Helicopter Egg Drop – Saturday, April 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 50,000 eggs will be dropped from a helicopter in a designated zone for the kids. There will be multiple drops for different age groups, as well as a specific area just for toddlers. For each hunt the drop zone will be cleared, eggs will be dropped from the helicopter, and the children will be released to collect the eggs. The first drop will start at 11:30 a.m. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be fun activities for the entire family including inflatables, face painting, a photo booth, a playground. The Easter Bunny will even be there. Food available for purchase. FREE! San Marcos City Park, 170 Charles Austin Dr, San Marcos.

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Emily D
In her life before kids, Emily held jobs as a zookeeper, a middle school teacher, and a tour bus driver in the wilds of Montana--not one of which prepared her for the adventures of motherhood. Now she’s living the good life in Austin with her husband, two sons and a Great Dane. When she’s not off gallivanting with her boys, you might find Emily baking up a mean batch of cupcakes, recalling obscure 80s song lyrics, or dreaming of peace and quiet.