Before the Easter Bunny makes his way here this Sunday, brightly colored eggs will be popping up in communities across Greater Cincinnati. Looking for an Easter egg hunt in your area? Here’s a sampling of some of the events that are sure to fill a lot of baskets this weekend.
The Boone Masonic Lodge will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon Saturday, at Jane’s Saddlebag (at Big Bone Lick), I3989 Ryle Road, Union. Admission is free. Children will be separated by age group, and the Easter Bunny will be available for photos.
Florence will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon Saturday, at UC Health Stadium, home of the Florence Freedom, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. The free program is sponsored by the Florence Police Department and held in conjunction with the Florence Freedom. Costumed characters will be on hand for photographs at 11 a.m., followed by the egg hunt at noon for three separate age groups: 3 and under, 4-6 and 7-9. Details here.
The Walton Easter Egg Hunt, for ages 1-10, will be held at 2 p.m. April 2, at Walton Community Park, 35 Old Stephenson Mill Road, Walton. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. The city is hosting it late this year in hope of warmer weather. Details here.
The Campbell County Public Library will host its Easter Egg Hunt for Little Bunnies event, for ages up to 6, at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Cold Spring branch, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Prizes will include candy, stickers, and books. Bring your camera for a special photo booth. An egg hunt for older children was held previously.
The Optimist Club will host its Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Southgate Community Center, 301 W. Walnut, Southgate. The Easter Bunny will be at the event.
Covington’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Devou Park (Volpenhein Shelter), 790 Park Lane. The event is free and guests are encouraged to arrive at 1:30 p.m. to see the Easter Bunny.
Liberty Township will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt, for ages 1-8, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, at Liberty Park, 6757 Yankee Road. Children ages 1-2 will hunt at 10 a.m.; 3-4 at 10:30 a.m.; 5-6 at 11 a.m.; and 7-8 at 11:30 a.m. The event, co-sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is free for Liberty Township children.
MetroParks of Butler County Flashlight Egg Hunt is set for 8-10 p.m. Friday, at Forest Run MetroPark. Meet at 1810 New London Road, Hamilton. Bring your own flashlight and basket. Event will feature prizes and activities. Program geared for ages 3 and up. Online registration is required. Cost for 3-5 age group is $3, and 6 and up is $5. Details and registration here.
MetroParks of Butler County’s Dog-Gone Easter Bone Hunt will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, at Rentschler Forest MetroPark’s Timber Hill Reservable Area, 3976 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton. Meet at center field. Cost is $5. Bring your dog and a basket. Hidden eggs will be filled with dog treats. Specially marked eggs can be redeemed for a bag of treats and prizes. Easter Bunny will be available for photos. Hunt areas divided by dogs under 30 pounds and dogs over 30 pounds. Shop with on-site dog-friendly vendors.
The West Chester Fire Department Association, with partner Kroger (Tylersville Road), is hosting its Easter Egg Hunt for children 0-8 at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Keehner Park’s tennis court area, 7411 Barret Road, West Chester Township. Participants will be grouped by age and will hunt for candy-filled eggs as well as an egg that contains a special prize. Bring a bag or basket.
Anderson American Legion Post No. 318 will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon on Saturday on the grounds of Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, Cincinnati. The event is a 54-year tradition for the post. It’s free for children ages 10 and younger from Anderson Township. Participants will be divided into various age groups. Some of the plastic eggs will also contain winning numbers that will be redeemable for special Easter surprises. Boy Scout Troop No. 519 will volunteer at the event.
Anderson Township Park District will host its Easter Egg Hunt, for ages 0-17, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, at Riverside Park, 3969 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati. Youth hunts will be divided into four age-designated areas: 2 and under, 3-5, 6-10, and 11-17. Hunts will take place every 15 minutes (times may vary). Cost is $2 per hunt, per person. Ticket sales start at 9:30 a.m.
Over-the-Rhine’s Easter Egg Hunt returns this year from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati. Produced by 3CDC, the free annual event will feature: 10,000 candy-filled eggs, face painting with Over the Line Productions, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, playtime with baby animals from Sunrock Farm, and coffee and hot chocolate from Joe’s Mojo. The hunt is divided into two age groups: 3-6 and 7-12. For ages 3-6, the hunt begins at 10:45 a.m. on the Civic Lawn. For kids 7-12, it begins at 11:15 a.m. in the South End. Participants must bring their own baskets.
Harrison will host its Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., Harrison. Pancake breakfast is from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $5 per person (children under 3 are free). Free games are set for 10-11 a.m., and the egg hunt (for ages 0-12) begins at 11 a.m.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will host its annual Easter Celebration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, throughout the zoo’s many exhibits, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati. The event will feature treat stations throughout the park, children’s activities, animal egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny. There will be four “Golden Eggs” hidden around the Zoo. If you find one, turn it in at the Welcome Center for one of four prizes.
The third-annual Cincy Kids 4 Kids Easter Egg Hunts will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Union Township Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Clough Pike and Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Cincinnati. The morning hunts are for children in three age groups: under 3, 3-5 and 6-12. Cash donations will be accepted. A Flashlight Egg Hunt, for ages 6-17, is set for that evening at 9 p.m. Cost for the flashlight event is $5 per person.
The Amelia Easter Egg Hunt is set for 10:45 a.m. Saturday, at Spencer Shank Park, 70 Robin Way, Amelia.
Deerfield Township Parks and Recreation will host its Easter Egg Hunt during two sessions on Saturday at Cottell Park, 5847 Irwin Simpson Road. Session one will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. and Session 2 from 11 a.m. to noon. Event is free through a partnership with Origins Church. Cincinnati Children's, Deerfield Fire Rescue and the Warren County Sheriff's Department will have booths, activities and giveaways at the event.
Milford’s Easter Eggtravaganza is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, at Riverside Park, 425 Victor Stier Drive. The event will feature free glitter tattoos, balloon artists and refreshments. The hunts will be separated into three different age groups. Children under 3 can hunt anytime, ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m., and ages 5-10 at 11 a.m.