Trees are blooming, bulbs are popping up and the weather is improving. Easter is coming! Here's a list of Easter-related happenings in the area. If you know of something else, please comment on this post and let us all know. Pay attention to the registration deadlines for some of the events.

 

 

Photos with the Bunny:

 

Cedar Hill Farms
Hernando, MS
March 19th – 26th
Enjoy a day at the farm; riding ponies, petting the animals, getting their faces painted and getting their picture made with the Easter Bunny.  Several Easter Egg Hunts.  Purchase tickets online, fee for activities.

Saturday, March 12th

Easter Egg Hunt
Christ the King Lutheran Church
3-5pm
petting zoo, face painting, glitter tattoos, refreshments, and of course, an Easter Egg Hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny. Free and open to the community.

Special Needs Egg Hunt
Hope Church
11am-2pm
Hop on over to our “egg-citing” Easter egg hunt and talent show.This event is for families who have a child with special needs. Don’t miss the cool bunny trail egg hunt, face painting, games, cake walk, inflatables, food and so much more!

Friday, March 18th

Easter Bunny Hop
Main Street, Collierville
4-5:30pm

After Dark Egg Hunt
Cameron Brown Park, Germantown.
Games at 7:15pm, egg hunts at 8pm
Age groups: 9 to 10 years and 11 to 12 years
When the sun has set and the moon shines bright join us for an egg hunt in the night. Eggs are filled with candy and prizes awarded for both hunts. Bring along a flashlight and bag to collect goodies. Concessions are available for purchase. Rain date is Tuesday, March 22. For more information, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or [email protected] In the event of inclement weather, call 751-5669 for details on event status.

Saturday, March 19th

Easter Eggstravaganza
Cameron Brown Park, Germantown
Games and activities begin at 10am
Egg hunts: Up to 2 years, 10:30am; 3 to 4 years, 11am; 5 to 6 years, 11:30am; 7 to 8 years, noon
Hop on over and have some fun, look for eggs each and every one. Little ones enjoy a free petting zoo, moon bounces and age-divided egg hunts with prizes. Meet the Easter Bunny and find candy-filled eggs. Don’t forget a basket and your camera. Concessions are available for purchase. Rain date is Tuesday, March 22. For more information, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or [email protected] In the event of inclement weather, call 751-5669 for details on event status.

Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Basket Contest
W.J. Freeman Park, Bartlett
Basket Judging: 9:30am, Easter Egg Hunt: 10am

Elmwood Easter Egg Hunt
Elmwood Cemetary
9am
The cemetery staff and volunteers invite our youngest of friends to join us for an Easter egg hunt! This fun event is open to kids from 1 to 10 years of age. A smaller hunting area for our youngest friends will be sectioned off so that everyone can fully enjoy the morning. Make sure to bring your Easter basket so that you can find plenty of eggs. We’ll hide a prize egg, too. The Easter bunny will even be joining us for photos! Coffee and donuts will be on hand for sale. This event is free and open to the public. We will begin on time – parents, please be prompt! Please call with questions at 901-774-3212.

Easter Basket Drive & Free Dance Camp
11:30-1:30pm
Ballet On Wheels Dance School
As a part of giving back to the community, Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company will sponsor its 9th Annual Easter Basket Drive & Free Dance Camp for male and female students ages 3 through 14.  Each participant in the camp is asked to bring a filled Easter Basket, ready to be given to an underserved child in our community. Camp participants should wear dance clothes, tutus or other comfortable clothes suitable for dance movement. Ages 3 to 6 years old will participate in Creative Movement dance from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, 7 years old and older will dance from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm plus watch a mini dance performance presented by the performance company of Ballet On Wheels Dance Company. Dance styles include: Ballet, Jazz, African, Modern. Free, registration required.

Saturday, March 26th

Bunny Run
Audobon Park, 9am
5K, Family Fun Run, A great family event including children’s games, face painting, Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and great food and prizes!  Benefiting SRVS (formerly Special Kids and Families – provides family-centered services that address the unique abilities of young children with special needs)

Easter Egg Hunt
Germantown United Methodist Church
9:30am-noon

Easter Egg Hunt
Dixon Gallery & Gardens
10:30am
Hunt begins promptly at 10:45am. Light refreshments will be provided. $8 members; $10 non-members.

Easter Egg Hunt
Christ Methodist Church
10:30am-12:30pm
Bring your children and their baskets and join us for a fabulous family gathering and a carnival-style Easter egg hunt. (Remember, you can walk the In His Steps ‘run,’ so come early and join in the fun there too!)

Family Egg Hunt
Memphis Botanic Garden
1-4pm
Spring wouldn’t be the same without the Garden’s annual Egg Hunt, complete with age-friendly areas, live music and magic, and a 96-acre hunt with prizes for the adults as well! Bring the little ones to the Bunny Hop 2-and-under area for a mellow, hunt-at-your-own-pace space; 3-4 year olds will have their own hunt at 2:30pm; 5-7 year olds at 2:45pm, and 8-10 year olds at 3pm. Family prize egg hunt begins at 1:00 pm, and ends at 4:00 pm, or when all eggs are found. (1 prize egg per family, please!) Everyone will enjoy the kids crafts, lawn games, and outdoor activities. Photos with the Easter Bunny and concessions available at additional cost. Advance tickets online. Members $6/non-members $8, under 2 free. Convenience charges apply to online ticket purchase. Tickets $10 at the gate, based on availability. My Big Backyard will be closed during this special event.

Second Presbyterian Egg Hunt
10-11am
Easter egg hunt on the Poplar football field for children in third grade and under.

Trinity Baptist Church Egg Hunt
Cordova
1-3:30pm

Easter Eve Concert
Levitt Shell,  6pm
Looking for confirmation on this event.

Sunday, March 27th – Easter

Easter Sunrise Service at the Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden, 6:30am, by Second Presbyterian Church

 

 

By: eastmemphismoms.com
Photo Credit: animalfair.com