Easter weekend means many things to many people – Easter baskets filled with candy, family time, church on Easter Sunday, Easter egg hunts and photos with the Easter bunny.
Short of Santa, the Easter Bunny is a main photo event for most little ones. And one of the most popular bunnies in town is just outside JCPenney at Tacoma Mall almost every day in March.
When and where: March 9-31 at Tacoma Mall
Easter Eggstravaganza is free, it’s fun and it’s huge with more than 40,000 eggs to find. Egg hunts are divided up by age group and there’s plenty of other stuff for kids to enjoy too – bounce houses, face painting, pony rides, prizes and more.
When and where: March 31, 9:00 a.m. – noon at Sound Life Church, 3425 176th Street E, Tacoma
If you’re tired of watching the kids have all the fun, this is the egg hunt for you. No kids allowed! Those 18 and older will hunt for more than 2,000 eggs and enjoy chances to win all kinds of prizes. Line up starts at 8:00 p.m. and entry is $5 per person.
When and where: Date TBD for 2018, but held at Bill Heath Sports Complex, Corner of Washington St. and Graham Avenue (next to Skate Park). Check the website for updates.
Bass Pro Shop in Tacoma has all kinds of Easter fun to join in throughout the week:
Get a free photo with the Easter bunny March 26-29 6:00-8:00 p.m.; March 30 2:00-8:00 p.m.; March 31 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; April 1 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Join in a free craft time:
Decorate a Foam Placemat: Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Create an Easter Photo Frame: Friday, March 29, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Complete a Round Bunny Box: Saturday & Sunday, March 31-April 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
And don’t miss the free Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 at 2:00 p.m. Find five eggs and turn them in for free candy. Registration starts at 1:30 and the egg hunt lasts for one hour only. Kids ages 2-10 can participate.
When and where: Various times at 7905 S. Hosmer Street, Tacoma
Start the morning with crafts, games and snacks at the Fircrest Community Center at 9:00 a.m. Then continue your morning with a few choices for egg hunts. For young children under four, head to Fircrest’s Tot Lot (611 Contra Costa Avenue) for an egg hunt for the wee ones. For kids ages five to nine, visit nearby Fircrest Park for an egg hunt for older children.
When and where: March 31 at 10:00 a.m. in Fircrest
The Easter egg hunts at Sehmel Homestead Park run throughout the entire event and are divided up by age group up to fifth grade, giving more kids a chance to find some eggs. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance and other spring activities will keep the kids busy.
When and where: March 31 at 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor
Watch as the Easter Bunny lands at Spencer Aircraft. Then, kids can get their photos taken with everybody’s favorite bunny for free and enjoy some candy – also free.
When and where: March 31 at 10:00 a.m. – noon at Spencer Aircraft, 16911 103rd Avenue E, Puyallup
This rain or shine event is free to the public. Children ages one to 11 are welcome. Bring your baskets and your camera if you’d like a free picture with the Easter Bunny.
When and where: March 31 at 11:00 a.m. at Allan Yorke Park, 7302 West Tapps Highway, Bonney Lake
Join in one of three Easter events hosted by the East Pierce Firefighters Local 3520. Now in its 28th year, the Sumner Easter Egg Hunt will have three hunts divided up by age group: 9:00 a.m. for one to three-year-olds; 10:00 a.m. for four to seven-year-olds; 11:00 a.m. for eight to 11-year-olds.
When and where: March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Stadium, 1707 Main Street, Sumner
The annual Edgewood Easter Egg Hunt, also sponsored by East Pierce Firefighters Local 3520 is perfect for residents of East Pierce County.
When and where: March 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Edgemont Park, located adjacent to Edgemont Junior High School at 24th Street East and 110th Avenue East.