Easter egg hunts fill West Valley baskets
Easter is quickly approaching, and Easter egg hunts are planned all over the West Valley.
Families with young children will find no shortage of egg hunts to attend.
• mr. and Mrs. Bunny will hit the streets of downtown Glendale during the Glendale Parks & Recreation Department’s Eggventure in historic downtown Glendale April 3. Participants can enjoy a nostalgic hometown atmosphere as they search for more than 20,000 candy-filled eggs. Some of the participating businesses and partners will offer activities and craft projects for a nominal fee. Admission to the event and the egg hunts are free. Photos with mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be available for purchase. Hunts will be on specific streets between Palmaire Drive and Myrtle Avenue at the following times: ages 2 and younger at 9:30 and 10:20 a.m. on 58th Avenue; ages 3-4 at 9:55 and 10:45 on 58th Avenue; ages 5-7 at 9:30 and 10:20 on 58th Drive; and ages 8-10 at 9:55 and 10:45 on 58th Drive. for information, visit www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation or call 623-930-2042.
• Peoria will play host to the 34th annual Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts from 8 a.m. to noon April 3 at the Peoria Sports Complex. Parking and admission are free with a nonperishable food donation to St. Mary’s west side facility. Visitors can join the Easter Bunny as he hosts egg hunts for 1-year-olds (8:20 a.m.); 2-year-olds (8:45); 3-year-olds (9:10); 4-year-olds (9:30) 5-year-olds (9:50); 6-year-olds (10:10); 7- and 8-year-olds (10:25) and 9- and 10-year-olds (10:40). also enjoy puppet shows, carnival games, craft creation, inflatables and other entertainment. for information, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents.
• Surprise kids, from toddlers to 8-year-olds, are invited to join the search for more than 50,000 candy and toy-filled plastic eggs as part of Surprise’s Spring EGG-Stravaganza Celebration April 3 at Surprise Recreation Campus. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. the first hunt begins at 10 with ages 2 and younger. New hunts will follow about every 20 minutes by age group, with an open hunt at the end for those who missed their age group. Children participating in the hunt should bring baskets or bags to hold treats and eggs. this event includes mr. and Mrs. Bunny, clowns, face painters, magicians and an interactive kid zone with slides and obstacle courses.
• Lake Pleasant’s ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Easter morning, April 4, at the kids play area in Roadrunner Campground. Each year, several stores donate Easter items to help make this event a success for the kids. Ages 12 and younger will hunt for candy-filled plastic eggs and receive prizes for finding “treasure eggs.”
• the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium Easter Egg Hunt returns April 3 and 4 and is free with paid admission to the zoo. Children ages 7 and younger will hunt for eggs at 1:30 p.m. Kids ages 8 and older will follow at 3:30.
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