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2011 Easter Egg Hunts in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Easter Events | Easter Egg Hunts | Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill


Easter falls on Sunday, April 24th this year. Here's the line up of Easter Egg Hunts and other fun Easter events in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

Sunday, April 10

Natural Egg-Dyeing

This class, open to children age 4 and up (with a parent) is designed to teach participants how to use fruits adn spices to create Easter egg dye colors. Participants are asked to bring hard-boiled eggs and wear old clothing. To register email Lauren Davis as laurende@email.unc.edu. 2:30-3:30 p.m. NC Botanical Garden Education Center Chapel Hill.

Saturday, April 16

Annual Breakfast with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt

Kids ages 10 and under are invited to Cary for the 20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt/No registration is required and this event is free. Bring your own basket and enjoy a magic show after the hung. Fill your stomach beforehand and participate in the annual “Breakfast with the Bunny” at 8:30 a.m. at the park’s Kiwanis Shelter; tickets are $4 (ages 10 and up), $3 (ages 3 to 9); kids 2 and under are free but must still obtain a ticket. Tickets may be purchased at the Herbert C. Young Community Center and proceeds benefit the Cary Teen Council. For more details, including egg hunt field locations and times by age group, visit Easter Egg Hunt. Bond Park. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cary.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

The Community Egg Hunt is for Easter egg hunters between the ages of 2 and 10. The event is organized by Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Orange County Parks and Rec. There will be live entertainment by Katharine Whalen and William Dawson, prizes, crafts, games and candy. 9:30 a.m.- noon. Egg hunt starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. Homestead Community Park. Chapel Hill.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Burwell School

The dash will begin at 1pm SHARP! Two hunts - one for children 6 and under, and the other for 7-12 year olds will be hosted by the Burwell School and Ebenezer Baptist Church. Crafts and games will also keep children (and parents) busy throughout the afternoon. There may even be an appearance made by the Easter Bunny himself. This event is free, but make sure to bring your own basket or bag to collect the eggs. 1 p.m. Burwell School Historic Site. Hillsborough.

Saturday, April 23

Raleigh Easter Egg Hunt at Moore Square Park

Raleigh’s biggest and best Easter Egg Hunt features more than 30,000 eggs for kids to find, as well as live music, balloons, inflatables and more. There will be four different egg hunts, each divided into zones by age group, as well as separate zones for children with special needs. Hunts will take place at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., along with an Easter story reading at noon. This is a huge event so be sure to check the website for parking recommendations. 10:30 a.m. Moore Square. Raleigh.

Sunday, April 24

Easter Egg Hunt at Horace Williams House

The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill will sponsor its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 8 years old and younger, on the grounds of the Horace Williams House. There will be eggs stuffed with candy, prizes, games, lemonade, 'bowling for bunnies', and Bertha Bunny. The event will begin at 10am SHARP! 10 a.m. Horace Williams House. Chapel Hill. 10:00 AM
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