Grab your Easter basket because Easter is just around the corner and Peter Cottontail is making preparations for his appearance near you. Easter in the South Sound promises to provide vast fields of plentiful green grass, perfect for hiding those brightly colored, candy-filled eggs. And you won’t have to search far to find an egg hunt, as most communities are hosting their own.
Easter Eggstravaganza at the Tacoma Mall
The Easter Bunny will be at Tacoma Mall from Friday, March 24 through April 15. Tacoma Mall’s Easter Celebration is on April 8 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Celebrate Spring by making a fun craft and having your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! The first 100 Kidgits members will receive an egg-citing gift and Kidgits members will make a fun Easter craft and a sweet treat. Visit Simon Guest Services or online to sign up for free. Pet photos at Tacoma Mall are available Sunday, April 9 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the center for furry family members to capture photos with the Easter Bunny. Reserve your appointment in advance by visiting here.
Tacoma Mall’s Caring Bunny will be there on Sunday, March 26, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. to offer families who have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny, the largest program of its kind, has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org. Over 90 Simon properties will host the Caring Bunny this season. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny, including turning off in-mall music and dimming the lights for the duration of the event, eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system, special activities during the wait period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.
4502 S. Steele Street
Easter Eggstravaganza at Sound Life Church
Sound Life Church in Tacoma will host Easter Eggstravaganza on April 15 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Easter Eggstravaganza is Sound Life Church’s largest outreach event, as 40,000 plastic eggs filled with candy are distributed on their fields. There will be prize giveaways, inflatables and face painting. Bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit FISH Food Banks. Sound Life Church is looking for volunteers to help stuff eggs and more the day before.
Sound Life Church
3425 176th St. E
Easter Fun at Bass Pro Shops in Tacoma
The Easter Bunny is coming to Bass Pro Shops for Easter April 8-16. Beginning Saturday, April 8 through Easter, Bass Pro will provide Easter festivities, including an egg hunt (April 15 only at 2:00 p.m.), crafts for the kids (weekends 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.), and a photo with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Everyone will receive a free 4×6 download and two packages will be available for purchase.
Bass Pro Tacoma
7905 S Hosmer St.
Sunrise Village Egg Hunt
Head to Sunrise Village in Puyallup on April 15 for a fun-filled egg hunt. The traditional egg hunt is for ages 6 and younger and begins on the grassy area near Qdoba. Kids will get to hunt for eggs in small groups. There will be a scavenger hunt for ages 7 to 12. This age group can claim their first eggs at the booth outside the Ram, which will have the first clue to lead egg hunters to one of the other businesses in the complex. Meet the Easter Bunny and bring your camera for pictures. Pet fluffy bunnies at the petting zoo. Partake in face painting and much more. All activities will run from 3:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
156th St. E
Spring Eggstravaganza in Puyallup
The Puyallup Recreation Center will be in full bloom with the Spring Eggstravaganza on April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Kids ages 3 and younger will be able to visit the bunny farm and enjoy a mini egg hunt. Kids ages 3 to 6 will hunt for eggs at 10:30 a.m. and kids ages 7 to 12 will hunt at 11:00 a.m.
Puyallup Recreation Center
808 Valley Ave.
27th Annual Sumner Easter Egg Hunt
The 27th Annual Sumner Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by East Pierce Firefighters Local 3520, will be held at Sunset Stadium on April 15. Children are allowed on the field in the following age groups: 1 to 3-year-olds at 9:00 a.m., 4 to 7-year-olds at 10:00 a.m., and 8 to 11-year-olds at 11:00 a.m. Food and monetary donations are accepted for the Sumner Food Bank. For more information, contact East Pierce Fire and Rescue at 253-863-1800.
1707 Main St.
Celebrate Easter at the Old Cannery
The Old Cannery wants to celebrate Easter with you on April 8, 9 and 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visit the Easter Bunny, take pictures, join in the Easter egg hunt and have a great time visiting the petting zoo.
The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse
13608 Valley Ave. E
Annual Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt in DuPont
DuPont’s Annual Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 15 at noon at Dupont’s PowderWorks Park. This is a rain or shine event. Age categories are as follows: ages 0 to 3 at 12:10 p.m., ages 4 to 6 at 12:20 p.m., ages 7 to 9 at 12:30 p.m., ages 10 to 12 at 12:40 p.m., ages 10 to 12, teens and adults at 12:50 p.m.
1775 Bob’s Hollow Ln.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Fun Run in Bonney Lake
Bonney Lake has a lot in store this year. Join in on the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Run on April 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Allan Yorke Park. This is a rain or shine event and is free to the public. Children ages 1 to 11 are welcome. Bring your baskets and your camera to take a free picture with the Easter Bunny.
Allan Yorke Park
19501 Bonney Lake Blvd. E
Bonney Lake, WA
Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt in Bonney Lake
Looking for a unique event? The annual Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt event is sponsored by the Sumner-Bonney Lake Recreation Program and has over 2,000 eggs to find. There are chances to win prizes such as gift cards, spring gift items, soda, chips, candy and more. This event will take place rain or shine. It is $5 per person and for ages 18 and older only. No children are allowed. For more information call 253-891-6500.
Allan Yorke Park
19501 Bonney Lake Blvd. E
Bonney Lake, WA
Fircrest Easter Egg Hunt and Eggstravaganza
Join the community of Fircest for their Easter Egg Hunt and Eggstravaganza. Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 in the community center. There will be crafts, games and refreshments before the event begins at 10:00 a.m. Ages 4 and younger report to the Tot Lot for the egg hunt, while ages 5 to 9 will have their egg hunt at Fircrest Park. All egg hunts begin at 10:00 a.m. Make sure to bring your own basket.
555 Contra Costa
Eatonville Eagles Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Looking for a small-town egg hunt? Head to Eatonville. The Eatonville Eagles Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 16, at 2:00 p.m. This is their classic Easter egg dash with age appropriate groupings. Cookies and juice will be provided afterward.
100 Weyerhaeuser Rd. N
Fife Easter Egg Hunt
The Fife Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and is sponsored by the Fife Lions Club and City of Fife. Children of all ages will enjoy searching for candy-filled eggs, getting their photos taken with the Easter Bunny, having their faces painted, and more. Egg hunt times are as follows: ages 3 and up at 9:45 a.m., ages 4 to 5 at 9:55 a.m., ages 6 to 8 at 10:05 a.m., ages 9 to 10 at 10:15 a.m.
Dacca Park and Dacca Barn
2820 54th Ave. E
Fife Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
The Fife Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt is for ages 11 to 16. This is a unique twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt. Teens are invited to bring a flashlight, a basket and a friend or two for a crazy evening of Easter egg hunting in the dark. There are tons of treats in eggs to be found. Whoever finds the golden egg takes home a grand prize. Registration is $2 and the fun starts at 8:00 p.m.
Dacca Park, Fields 3 and 4
2820 54th Ave. E
23rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor’s 23rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on April 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be thousands of candy-filled eggs and prizes, including prizes for fun costumes. Ages 0 to 5 will have the egg hunt on the Wild Birds Unlimited yard, while ages 5 to 9 will be at the Harbor General Store yard. Meet “Dee Dee” the giant chickadee, the Easter Bunny and Squeekee the squirrel.
Wild Birds Unlimited
3120 Harborview Dr.
Gig Harbor, WA
Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Steilacoom
The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be at Cherrydale School in Steilacoom on Saturday, April 15 starting promptly at 11:00 a.m. Candy donations for the event will be accepted at the Public Works Building at 1030 Roe Street.
1201 Galloway St.
Easter Egg Hunt at Old McDebbie’s Farm
Head out to Jim’s U-Fish/Old McDebbie’s Farm for Easter Egg Hunting on April 15-16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Old McDebbie’s Farm
4924 268th St. E