A roundup of Easter Bunny visits, egg hunts, parades and other spring events in Seattle and Western Washington.
The Easter Bunny will be drawing crowds everywhere this weekend, posing for photos, visiting egg hunts and stopping by for breakfast around the Puget Sound area. Egg-hunt organizers ask families to bring a bag or basket for each child and arrive 15 minutes before starting time so that everyone’s ready to go.
Spring Egg Hunt,
Seattle Children’s Museum
THU-SUN Egg hunt for ages 1-10, 9 a.m. Thursday-Sunday, The Children’s Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $3/member, $4/nonmember per child, includes museum admission, reservations required, space limited (thechildrensmuseum.org).
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Easter Bunny visits,
THU-SAT Visit the Easter Bunny, photo packages available, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue (206-783-5227 or www.bellevuesquare.com).
Visit the Easter Bunny,
THU-SAT Visit the Easter Bunny in his spring garden, photo packages available; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (closed 2-2:30 p.m. and 5-5:30 p.m.), Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila (westfield.com/southcenter).
Easter Bunny, SuperMall
THU-SAT Visit the Easter Bunny, photos available, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (closed 1:15-2 p.m. and 5:15-5:45 p.m.); SuperMall, 1101 SuperMall Way, Auburn (www.supermall.com).
Teen Flashlight Candy Hunts,
FRI Ages 12 to 17 hunt for goodies and prizes, 7:45 p.m. Friday, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7441); and 8:45 p.m. Friday, Southwest Community Center, 2801 S.W. Thistle St., Seattle (206-684-7438); free (www.seattle.gov/parks).
— The Great Eggscape,
FRI Bring a flashlight for egg hunt designed for tweens, teens and their families, 8:30 p.m. Friday; tractor rides, activities, egg drop, dessert, 6 p.m. Friday, Farrel McWhirter Park, 19545 N.E. Redmond Road, Redmond; $10-$12 (425-556-2395 or redmond.gov/recreationarts/Eggstravaganza/”>www.redmond.gov/recreationarts/Eggstravaganza/).
Bunny Bounce and Easter baskets for animals
SAT Bunny encounters, crafts, entertainment, kids hunt for eggs with treats in groups for ages 3 and younger, ages 3-5 and ages 6-8, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., North Meadow; Easter-themed treats for animals as an enrichment activity, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; zoo admission $8-$11, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Spring Scramble, Green Lake
SAT Outdoor hunt for goodies, ages 3 and younger, 10 a.m.; ages 4-6, 10:30 a.m.; ages 7-11, 11 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (206-684-0780 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Egg Hunt, Magnolia
SAT Bring a basket for egg hunt for ages 12 and younger, 11 a.m. Saturday, Magnolia Community Center, 2550 34th Ave. W., Seattle; free (206-386-4235 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Egg Hunt, Queen Anne
SAT For ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W, Seattle; free (206-386-4240 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Egg Hunts, Northeast Seattle
SAT Egg hunt for ages 1-11, 10 a.m. Saturday, free (www.seattle.gov/parks);
• Laurelhurst Community Center, 4554 N.E. 41st St. (206-684-7529);
• Nathan Hale Track, sponsored by Meadowbrook Community Center, 10750 30th Ave. N.E. (206-684-7522);
• Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. (206-684-7534).
Spring Egg Hunts, Northwest Seattle
SAT Goodies hunt for ages 2-10, 10 a.m. Saturday, free, nonperishable food-bank donations collected (www.seattle.gov/parks);
• Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W. (206-684-4093);
• Bitter Lake Community Center Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-684-7524);
• Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St. (206-684-4052).
Spring Egg Hunts,
International District/Central Area
SAT Hunt for goodies for ages 11 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, free (www.seattle.gov/parks);
• Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St. (206-684-4788);
• International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 Eighth Ave. S. (206-233-0042);
• Yesler Community Center, 917 E. Yesler Way (206-386-1245).
Spring Egg Hunt and pancake social,
SAT Hunt for eggs for ages 10 and younger, 10 a.m., followed by pancake breakfast until noon Saturday; egg hunt free; pancakes$1/person or $5/family (www.seattle.gov/parks);
• Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S. (206-684-7481);
• Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St. (206-386-1921).
Spring Treasure Hunt,
Rainier Community Center
SAT Snacks and prizes for ages up to 10, 10 a.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-386-1919 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Egg/Candy Hunt,
SAT Egg/candy hunt, fun runs, activities for ages 2-10, 10 a.m. Saturday, Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-386-1925 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Underwater Egg Hunt,
Rainier Beach Pool
SAT Underwater egg hunt for all ages, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Beach Pool, 8825 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $2.75-$4 (206-386-1944 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Spring Egg Hunts, Southwest Seattle
SAT Kids ages 3-11 search for chocolate eggs, candy and prizes, 10 a.m. Saturday, free; breakfast, eggs, sausage, beverages and all-you-can-eat pancakes available at Alki and Southwest community centers, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, $4/person, ages 3 and younger free (www.seattle.gov/parks);
• Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens St. (206-684-7430);
• Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W. (206-684-7423);
• Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W. (206-684-7441);
• High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. S.W. (206-684-7422);
• South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S. (206-684-7451);
• Southwest Community Center, 2801 S.W. Thistle St. (206-684-7438).
SAT Hunt for goodies, for ages 1-6 only, 3 p.m. Saturday; flashlight egg hunt for ages 7-10, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Mercerdale Park, 77th Southeast and Southeast 32nd, Mercer Island; free (www.mercergov.org).
Redmond Eggstravaganza — Pancakes & Eggs
SAT Pancake breakfast, egg hunt with prizes, pony rides, petting zoo, bouncy houses, crafts, Mr. Bunny photos; egg hunt 10 a.m., breakfast available 8 a.m. and after egg hunt Saturday, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond; $8-$12 (425-556-2395 or redmond.gov/recreationarts/Eggstravaganza).
Gilman Village, Issaquah
SAT Children up to age 12 follow the Easter Bunny’s trail through village shops and restaurants for toy- and candy-filled Easter eggs, 10 a.m.-noon; Easter Bunny available for photos, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; in-store discounts and free gifts in participating stores Saturday, Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free (425-392-6802 or www.gilmanvillage.com/index.php3).
Best Bonnet Contest
SAT Decorate a simple hat for an Easter bonnet, $50 gift certificate first prize, 1 p.m. Saturday, Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood; (425-743-4555 or www.emerysgarden.com).
Easter Egg Hunt, Mountlake Terrace
SAT Easter Bunny visit, kids hunt for thousands of eggs with candy and prizes, 10 a.m. Saturday, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; free (425-218-5996).
Easter Egg Hunt, Mill Creek
SAT For kids of all ages, 1 p.m. Saturday, My Garden Nursery, 17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek; free (425-402-1842 or www.mygardennursery.com).
Community Egg Hunt, Bothell
SAT Hunt for candy and treat-filled eggs by age group up to 12, hosted by city of Bothell and Northshore YMCA, 10 a.m. Saturday, Doug Allen Sportsfields, 19417 88th Ave. N.E., Bothell; free; canned food-bank donations encouraged (425-486-7430).
Country Village Bothell
SAT Collect candy or prize-filled eggs at shops, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 10 a.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com).
SAT Carnival games and activities, Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; toddler egg hunt for ages 3 and younger, 10 a.m.-noon; children’s egg hunt 11 a.m., Sammamish Valley YMCA, 4221 228th Ave. S.E., Issaquah; free (425-391-4840).
Spring Egg Hunt, Kenmore
SAT City of Kenmore egg hunt for ages 12 and younger by age groups to search for more than 5,000 eggs filled with candy and toys, arrive by 10 a.m.; kids’ inflatable rides, games, coloring activities in the gym, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Inglemoor High School, 15500 Simonds Road N.E., Kenmore; free, canned food-bank donations encouraged (425-398-8900 or www.cityofkenmore.com/events).
Easter Parade and egg hunt,
SAT Pancake breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., $5; Easter egg hunt for ages 12 and younger, 9 a.m., Harvey Field; parade led by the Easter Bunny, open to all participants, 11 a.m., followed by Easter bonnet contest, Saturday, downtown Snohomish (360-568-2526 or cityofsnohomish.com).
Burien Parks’ Eggstravaganza,
Bunny Breakfast and Spring Egg Hunt
SAT Breakfast with pancakes, ham, juice, coffee, 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday, Burien Community Center, 425 S.W. 144th St., Burien; $4/breakfast, advance tickets available (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net);
• Egg hunt for ages 3 and younger, 11 a.m.; ages 4-5, 11:15 a.m.; ages 6-7, 11:30 a.m., Community Center Park, 425 S.W. 144th St., Burien;
• Egg hunt for ages 8-11, 11:45 a.m., Dottie Harper Park, Fourth Avenue Southwest and Southwest 146th Street, Burien.
Easter Egg Scramble and Hunt,
SAT Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8:30-10 a.m., $5/person; egg hunt for ages 10 and younger, 10 a.m. Saturday, free, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila (206-768-2822 or www.ci.tukwila.wa.us).
Community Easter Egg Hunt,
SAT Egg hunt, games, prizes, for kids through fifth grade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church of Des Moines, 22975 24th Ave. S., Des Moines; free (206-878-2460 or www.gotgrace.com).
Community Easter Egg Hunt, Kent
SAT Age-specific egg hunts for ages through fifth grade, carnival games, bounce house, candy, prizes, food, 10 a.m. Saturday, Riverview Community Church, 4135 S. 216th St., Kent; free (253-872-8881 or www.rcckent.org).
Easter Bash, Egg Hunts, Puyallup
SAT Egg hunts by age group for ages 11 and younger, crafts, bounce house, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, South Hill Mall, 3500 S. Meridian St., Puyallup; free (www.southhillmall.com).
Spring Community Festivals,
SAT Easter Bunny visit, egg hunt for ages 3-11, arts and crafts activities, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Peoples Neighborhood Resource Center, 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma (253-591-5321); and Portland Avenue Community Center, Tacoma (253-591-5391); free (www.tacomaparks.com).
Easter Egg Hunt at Thornton Place
SUN Hundreds of eggs hidden around the plaza for all ages, meet at the North Bridge of the Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel, 1 p.m. Sunday, Thornton Place, 337 N.E. 103rd St., Seattle; free (206-523-1111).
Easter Egg Hunt, Lynnwood
SUN Easter egg hunt for candy and toys for ages 10 and younger, noon; for grown-ups, find an Easter egg hidden in the nursery or greenhouse with discount coupons, noon Sunday, Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood (425-743-4555 or www.emerysgarden.com).
Easter Egg Hunt, Bothell
SUN Easter Bunny visit and egg hunt for ages 2-10, 1 p.m. Sunday, Hopkins Nursery, 15028 100th Ave. N.E., Bothell; $2/per child (425-488-1179).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie