It is Easter time. This means all kinds of great family events taking place throughout the U.S. Fun things to do outside in the fresh air are the order of the week. Here I have listed just a handful of things that I would recommend that you check out if you are in these areas. These events take place at the zoo, on the beach, along city streets and in parks. It isn’t all about candy either, although let me state emphatically, there is nothing wrong with that! One of these events is even a surfing contest, making it more like a bunny board than a buggy board. I do entertain myself at time. So hop on over to a great family event in your area. You can check them all out at www.EventCrazy.com. Happy Easter!
Easter Celebration Cincinnati, OH 4/23
Hop on over to the Cincinnati Zoo for an Easter Celebration, an exciting event for children young and old that will include treat stations, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits by the Easter Bunny.
Easter Promenade Saint Augustine, FL 4/24
Since 1958. Enjoy the spectacle of marching bands, floats, drill teams, clowns, the Royal Family and the city’s carriage horses wearing hats donated by nationally- recognized women. Trophies will be presented in four categories.
Easter on Parade Richmond, VA 4/24
This street festival on historic Monument Avenue is Richmond’s favorite spring celebration. Each year more than 25,000 people converge upon the four-block site to celebrate the arrival of spring and the beauty of Monument Avenue, taking this once-a-year opportunity to stroll in the streets. Music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo, and of course, people and pet watching are all part of the celebration.
Greater Wildwood Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt Wildwood, NJ 4/23
Children ages 1-12 are invited to dig for eggs buried in the sand. Each egg contains a toy and a golden egg is worth a bigger prize. (Rain date 4/24)
Elks Easter Egg Hunt North Wildwood, NJ 4/23
Held on the beach at 17th Avenue. Children 11 and under can collect eggs and prizes and visit with the Easter Bunny.
Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade San Francisco, CA 4/24
Since 1992 gourmet food booths, live entertainment on two stages, a large family adventure area with children’s activities including a petting zoo, face painting and pony rides. The parade will feature marching bands, balloons and many participants. Parade is at 2pm.
Easter – Spring Eggstravaganza Flushing, NY 4/23-4/24
Spring Eggstravaganza – Visit the Zoo for an egg-stravagant Easter event! Take part in an Easter egg hunt, say hello to the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a variety of fun and exciting spring themed activities! Come meet the zoo’s Flemish giant rabbits. Weighing in at almost 20 lbs., Herman is one of the largest bunnies you’ll ever see.
Easter Egg Stroll Jekyll Island, GA 4/23
A family friendly Easter gathering in the Jekyll Island Historic District. Search and find Easter Eggs hidden along Pier Road, get pictures with Easter Bunny, and enjoy pony rides and other activities. Eggs will be hidden and re-hidden throughout the festival. Special section for kids 3 and under.
Easter Surfing Festival Cocoa Beach, FL 4/22-4/24
Since 1964, family fun and entertainment, as well as competitive surfing events with long board and short board competitions for ages six to sixty. Festival village features ethnic food, souvenirs and musical concerts. Some activities held at Cocoa Beach Pier.
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