7 Easter egg hunts in Northern Nevada this weekend
Children hunt Easter eggs at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island on April 15, 2017.
Ready to hunt for some eggs? Reno — and surrounding cities — plays host to a slew of Easter egg hunts open to the community March 31-April 1, so grab your baskets and hit the grass running. If you’re quick, you may even meet the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring your own basket.
Community Easter Egg Dash
Idlewild Park is a favorite in Reno and on March 31 that’ll be no different when 50,000 candy-filled eggs are sprinkled throughout the park, 2055 Idlewild Drive. The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. and kids preschool to sixth grade are invited to participate. It’s part of the free Easter event hosted by The Bridge Church and the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Parents of preschoolers can skip the stress by participating in the event’s preschool-only area, where kids are invited to collect eggs with the help of parents at a slower pace from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games, prizes and a bounce house will be there as well.
Easter Egg Hunt at Washoe Lake State Park
Don’t be late for this important date — the Easter Bunny will be on-site to greet egg hunters at noon with the desert egg hunt starting at 12:30 p.m. March 31. The event is hosted by The South Valley Volunteer Fire Department and comes with free entrance to the park. Check in at the group use pavilion in the second parking lot on the right at 4855 Eastlake Blvd., New Washoe City.
Easter Egg Hunt at Trinity Episcopal
On Easter Sunday, Trinity Episcopal Church hosts an Easter egg hunt for kids up to fifth grade at noon April 1. Come early to enjoy a potluck coffee hour in the church’s Cox Hall immediately following Sunday service at the church, 200 Island Ave.
Egg-stra Special Express
The Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City, is holding its inaugural egg hunt event this year. On March 31 and April 1, the museum invites kids of all ages to partake in a holiday egg hunt at 11 a.m. for ages 1-3 and 1 p.m. for ages 4 and older, followed by story time. Crafts, coloring and an egg search (limited to one egg per child) are available all day. While you’re there, take a ride aboard the 1926 Edwards Motor Car. Regular museum admission applies.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Easter lovers can enjoy an egg hunt with a twist at this free, aquatic-themed event held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Carson City Aquatic Facility, 841 N. Roop St., Carson City. Kids will have to dive deep to collect all of the treasure spread throughout the pool, as some of the eggs have sunk to the bottom. To keep it fair, each pool will host its own age group. Following the hunt is a dive-in movie that fits the theme.
Spring Eggstravaganza Community Egg Hunt
Keep your eyes peeled for a celebrity sighting at the free community event. Rumor has it the Easter Bunny will pause for photo ops with guests and a fire engine at the Incline Village Recreation Center Creekside Forest Location, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, starting at 10:30 a.m. March 31. The egg hunt takes place at 11 a.m. with a variety of age groups accommodating kids up to age 11. Trek through the forest to find the eggs stuffed with candy and toys. Kids who find a golden ticket will take home a prize.
Easter Egg Hunt at Diamond Peak
Grab the brood and head up the mountain, which will be covered in more than snow on April 1. Colorful eggs, including some golden ones with prizes inside, will be hidden all around. The hunt starts at 9 a.m. April 1 at the resort, 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, when the lifts open. At 2 p.m., an Easter service will be held at the top of Lakeview Chair, led by Tahoe Resort Ministries