Easter is April 16th this year and celebrations are happening all over town. Here’s a list of egg hunts, bunny sightings, and other Easter fun in and around Austin for 2017!
Austin Easter Egg Hunts
Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
April 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Dottie Jordan Rec Center, 2803 Loyola Ln, Austin | FREE
Gift card prizes for teens!
Easter Eggstavaganza at Dove Springs
April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to noon | Dove Springs Rec Center, 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin | FREE
Family friendly Easter egg event. Hunt begins at 11:00 a.m. Kids from ages toddler – 12 years old are welcome.
April 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Montopolis Rec Center, 1200 Montopolis Dr, Austin | FREE
Are you ready to do the bunny hop?! There will be arts & crafts, face painting, games, and much more. Bring your own basket.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Turner-Roberts Rec Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr, Austin | FREE
Family friendly Easter egg hunt for kids 12 and under with games, prizes, drawings, snacks, and more.
Search for the Lost Eggs
April 8 at noon | Dittmar Rec Center, 1009 W Dittmar Rd, Austin | FREE
Crafts begin at noon. Egg hunt begins at 1:05 p.m.
April 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Northwest Rec Center, 2913 Northland Dr, Austin | $2.50 per child
Arts, crafts, games, and egg hunt for walking toddlers to 5 years old. Please bring your own camera for pictures with the Bunny and your own baskets for eggs and toys. $2.50 per child.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 13 at 4:00 p.m. | Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St, Austin | FREE
Children of all ages are invited to hunt for thousands of eggs hidden around the Huston-Tillotson University campus. The Easter egg hunt features a $500 scholarship prize egg, prize eggs for school supplies and gift certificates, and eggs with candy and coins. Children will gather in the Mary E. Branch Gymnasium for a brief meaning of Easter story time before joining their age groups and beginning the hunt. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Pinballz Easter Egg Hunt (RSVP)
April 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | The Original Pinballz Arcade, 8940 Research Blvd, Ste 100, Austin | $5 per child
Children ages 12 and under are invited, with their parents, to bring baskets and hunt for colorful, prize filled Easter eggs. Plus, children can get their picture with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $5 per child. To RSVP you may register online and a Pinballz employee will call you to get signed up.
Easter Egg Hunt
April 14 from noon to 3:00 p.m. | Givens Rec Center, 3811 E 12th St, Austin | FREE
Family friendly Easter egg hunt with games, food, music, and prizes.
Easter Egg Hunt at the Zoo (RSVP)
April 15 at 8:30 a.m. | Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin | FREE for members; $5 per child + zoo admission for all guests attending
Please bring your own baskets. Advance reservations are required here. Registration for this event is closed.
Egg Egg Festival and Picnic at the Capitol
April 15 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. | Texas State Capitol Grounds at 12th & Colorado Sts, Austin | FREE
Bring your cameras, blankets, Easter baskets, and a picnic lunch. Barbecue and hot dogs will be available for sale with all proceeds supporting First UMC’s Eurasia Mission Team. A Stony’s Pizza food truck will also be onsite. This event is open to the public, so bring your friends and non-perishable food donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. The Capitol lawn will have face painting, crafts, games, and more. A visit from the Easter Bunny is a special tradition.
Wells Branch Easter Egg Hunt
April 15 from 10-11:00 a.m. | Katherine Fleischer Park, 2106 Klattenhoff Dr, Austin | FREE
Join your friends, neighbors, and The Easter Bunny to welcome Spring with the annual WBNA Easter Egg Hunt at the Homestead. Hunts will be by age group and begin at 10:30 a.m. Arrive early and visit with the Easter Bunny or have fun at the craft table. Bring your basket.
April 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. | Riverbend Church, 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N, Austin | FREE
Meet in the Student Center. This is a FREE community wide event for children ages birth-5th grade. There will be inflatables, a petting zoo, Kona Ice, tons of activities, and 15,000 Easter eggs!
Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival
April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to noon | Oswaldo AB Cantu/Pan American Rec Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin | FREE
Ages 0-10 welcome. Egg hunt starts at 11:30 a.m. sharp.
Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Celebration
April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to noon | Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin | FREE
There will be Easter egg hunts, games, moonwalks, snacks, bounce houses, train rides, and much more.
South Austin Egg Drop
April 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca Rd, Austin | FREE
Egg hunts, petting zoo, bounce house, train ride, games, crafts, and food for the community.
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
April 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Austin Oaks Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin | FREE
Join in a massive egg hunt and Easter Celebration. Invite your family and friends and enjoy the egg hunt, train, bounce house, and more. There will be 50,004 eggs!
April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to noon | South Austin Rec Center, 1100 Cumberland Rd, Austin | FREE
Easter fun for all! Meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, and enjoy a life-sized Candyland.
Impact Family Church Easter Carnival
April 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Clint Small Middle School, 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin | FREE
Bring the family and enjoy fun inflatable moonwalks, a huge obstacle course, photo booth with props, kiddy-train, live music, raffles, face-painting, lots of Easter Eggs and candy, and much, much more. And no need to go hungry–Slab BBQ’s food truck will be on site all day with delicious food for purchase.
Hope Lutheran Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Hope Lutheran Church, 6414 N Hampton Dr, Austin | FREE
Lots of fun for everyone–egg hunt, bounce house, hamburgers, and hot dogs. Windsor Park and University Hills are especially invited. Tell your friends and bring the family.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Life in the City
April 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Life in the City Church, 205 E Monroe St, Austin | FREE
In addition to the egg hunt, there will be a bounce house, games, activities, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, food, and more. Friendly pets on leashes are welcome.
Southwest Christian Church Eggstravaganza
April 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Southwest Christian Church, 10500 Old Manchaca Rd, Austin | FREE
There will be egg hunts for birth-5th grade and a special 3-legged egg hunt for adults. You can also enjoy a rock wall, petting zoo, face painting, crafts and a complimentary hot dog lunch.
April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to noon | Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville Rd, Austin | FREE
Bring your family and friends to GHBC on Easter Sunday for a fun experience like no other. Thousands of Easter eggs will be dropped from a helicopter on the Great Hills Baptist Church campus.
Easter Egg Hunt (Hutto)
April 1 at 9:00 a.m. | Fritz Park, Hutto Lake Park, Country Estates and Creekside Parks | FREE
Due to the construction at Fritz Park, the Easter Bunny will be taking a new path through Hutto this year. He’ll travel and spread his Easter goodies through Fritz Park, Hutto Lake Park, Country Estates, and Creekside Parks. He will take a break in Downtown Hutto, where he will be happy to meet with children and families who would like to have their photos taken and say hello. The Easter Bunny will be there until 11:30 a.m.
Play For All Special Needs Egg Hunt (Round Rock)
April 8 at 9:00 a.m. | Play for All Abilities Park, 151 N A W Grimes Blvd, Round Rock | FREE
This family-centered event focuses on active participation for children with various disabilities or limitations. Hunt for the eggs high and low; look for the golden eggs for special prizes. Special needs children and their siblings can participate in this hunt. The event is free but pre-registration is encouraged. Participant spaces are limited, so sign up early to secure your space. Please register all hunters for their desired time. Onsite registration will be allowed based on open spaces in each hunt time. You may pick up your egg hunt wristband on April 7 & 8 at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center or on site the day of the event. Bring your registration confirmation to pick up your wristband. Check the Facebook page for updated information.
Easter Egg Drop Extravaganza (San Marcos)
April 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | San Marcos High School, 2601 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos | FREE
Don’t miss the largest Easter egg hunt the San Marcos area has ever seen. 75,000 eggs will be dropped from a helicopter in a designated zone for the kids. There will be multiple drops for different age groups as well as a specific area just for toddlers and for those with sensory sensitivity. The first helicopter drop will be happening around 11:30 a.m., so be sure to arrive early. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, there will be inflatables, face painting, photo booths, and even a live DJ. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to take pictures with children.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunts and Movie in the Park (Round Rock)
April 13 from 6:30-11:00 p.m. | Old Settlers Park, 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock | $5 per child
The sun has set and the moon shines bright; time for an egg hunt in the night. A treat filled hunt ring waits for you; eggs, candy, prizes, and lots of fun too! Bring your flashlight and a basket to fill; it’s so exciting you can’t sit still. A few special prize eggs colored bright gold; redeem it for a prize basket that you now hold. You won’t want to miss, so join in on the fun; stay for a movie when the hunt is done. Finding Dory will begin at 9:00 p.m. Register online here. There will be no event day registration; tickets are presale only ($5 per child) and sell out quickly.
Easter Eggstravaganza (Georgetown)
April 15 from 9-11:00 a.m. | Wellspring UMC, 6200 Williams Dr, Georgetown | FREE
Featuring family-friendly spring activities: storytelling, live music, kids crafts, bounce house, bake sale, trackless train, face painting, fish pond, and more. Some activities will be a small charge. Food will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets and cameras.
Faith4Life’s 2nd Annual Spring Eggstravaganza (Round Rock)
April 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Faith4Life Church, 1000 McNeil Rd, Round Rock | FREE
All are invited to this family friendly event with fun for everyone. There will be an Easter egg hunt, a bounce house, the Fun Bus, face painting, and a lot of other fun options for the kids.
Family Fun Eggsplosion (Cedar Park)
April 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Highpoint Fellowship, 600 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park | FREE
There will be Easter egg hunts, laser tag, petting zoo, inflatables, games, crafts, face painting, raffle prizes, and more. Food Trucks will be on site. Highpoint Fellowship, 600 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park.
Easter Egg Hunt (Pflugerville)
April 16 at 10:30 a.m. | First United Methodist Church of Pflugerville, 500 E Pecan St, Pflugerville | FREE
Start a new tradition your whole family will love. Join First United Methodist Church for a relevant and family-friendly Easter morning. Family Easter Experience and Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. (starting in Sanctuary) for families with preschoolers and elementary-age kids. Worship at 9:00 a.m. (in Sanctuary) and 11:15 a.m. (in Family Life Center) for all ages.
Know of more Easter egg hunts in Austin? Feel free to share details in the comments!