Spring has sprung in Cincinnati — and this is most evident by the number of upcoming Easter celebrations. And these aren’t the egg hunts we had as kids — these hunts happen at the Zoo and Museums; underwater and aboard trains; at the crack of dawn or by flashlight at night. Easter is April 16th — and the weekends leading up to this spring holiday are packed with egg-celent egg-stravaganzas in all corners of the city! So pop some Peeps, grab your camera — and get ready for lots of fun!
Here is our 2017 guide to Easter Egg Hunts in Cincinnati:
Peeps 5K, Kids Run, and Egg Hunt
Sat., March 25 at Sawyer Point
It’s the inaugural Peeps 5K, Kids Run, and Egg Hunt, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Admission to the Egg Hunt is $10 per participant. Egg hunt divided by age and starts at 11:50 a.m.
Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt
Fri., March 31 from 5:45-7 p.m. at the Fitton Family YMCA in Hamilton
Join us for an aquatic Easter egg hunt. The warm water pool will be filled with hundreds of Easter eggs for a fun egg hunt. If you end up the lucky one, you could win a free session of swim Lessons. This event is free for members, and only $5 for a family guest pass with a member. Please register at the front desk for your spot.
Dog-Gone Easter Bone Hunt
Sat., April 1, 12-4 p.m. at Rentschler Forest MetroPark: Timberhill Reservable Area
Easter has gone to the dogs! Bring your pooch for their very own egg hunt. Plastic eggs filled with dog treats are scattered over a well-defined area of the park. Hunts are divided by dogs’ size and will start at different times. Golden eggs have special prizes. An egg carton to collect eggs will be provided for you. Visit with the Easter Bunny for photo opportunity. Shop with dog-friendly vendors and meet new friends from the rescue center. For more information call (513) 867-5835, ext. 301.
Edgewood’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 1, 2-2:30 p.m. at Freedom Park
Hunt is free and divided by age group. Please note that adults are not permitted to hunt with the kids.
Easter Bunny Visit, Egg Hunt and Open Swim at Hubbard Family Swim School
Sun., April 2 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Hop into the swimming pool at Hubbard Family Swim School! On Sunday, April 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. there will be exciting Easter-themed activities going on for the whole family to enjoy! There will be a special visit from The Easter Bunny and a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt going on inside the swim school. Don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets! Families will also get to enjoy splashing, swimming, and playtime in the heated, indoor swimming pool. This swimming event is open to Hubbard members and non-members. Cost is $5 per swimmer with a $15 max per family (children under 3 are free). Credit/Debit card only. Non-members will need to fill out a Consent Waiver.
Underwater Egg Hunt at the YMCA
Sun., April 2 from 12-2 p.m.
Head to your favorite Y location for a family friendly underwater egg hunt! Free.
Branches Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 8 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Loveland Middle School
This glow-in-the-dark hunt features 20,000 eggs! Families can also enjoy inflatables, food, games, face painting and Easter Bunny picture in the “Bunny Hatch.”
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Sat., April 8 from 8-10 a.m. at the Eastgate Applebee’s
Each child will be able to visit with the Easter Bunny and get an egg with a surprise. The cost is $7/child. Email [email protected] for tickets or more info.
Cincinnati Recreation Commission‘s Easter Egg Hunts
Celebrate spring with Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s city-wide Easter Egg Hunts! There will be Easter Eggs at the following recreation centers on April 8:
- 11 a.m.: College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave, 24
- 11 a.m.: Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave, 09
- 11 a.m.: Sayler Park Recreation Center, 6720 Home City Ave, 33
- 12 p.m.: Lincoln Recreation Center, 1027 Linn St, 03
- 1 p.m.: Evanston Recreation Center, 3204 Woodburn Ave, 07
For more information, please call the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s Info Line: 513-352-4000.
City of Union Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 8 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at 11087 Old Union Rd, Union KY 41091
The City of Union presents the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt -sponsored by Rainbow Child Care-Walton. Event is for children, recommended age 3-11. Free fun and an opportunity for photos with the Easter Bunny-so bring your cameras! Free.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 8 from 2-3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Open to children under age 10. Free.
Deer Park Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 8 at 10 a.m. at Chamberlin Park at the Upper Shelter
Starts promptly at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be there! Free.
Delhi Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 8 at 10 a.m.
Please join us for the Delhi Easter Egg Hunt on April 8th at 10 a.m. (rain delay is April 15th). This is a free community event presented by the Delhi Business Association for children eight and under. If you have questions please message the Delhi Business Association. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 8 from 10:30 a.m.- noon at Pierce Township Park
Join us for the annual Pierce Easter Egg Hunt at Pierce Park! Meet the Easter Bunny, find eggs, jump in the bouncy house and win prizes! For ages 10 and under. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast
Sat., April 8 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Five Seasons Sports Club
Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast, featuring an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, pancake breakfast, crafts and photo opps with the Easter Bunny. Open to members and non-members.
Easter Egg Hunt at First Apostolic Church
Sat., April 8 from 10:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. at First Apostolic Church (6477 Cooper Rd, 45242)
Please join us for an Easter Eggstravaganza! Egg hunts for ages 18 and under with a chance to win great prizes, petting zoo, bounce houses, photos with the Easter Bunny, a cookout, and more! Egg Hunt will be divided by age group: Ages 0-2 at 11 a.m., Ages 3-5 at 11:30 a.m., Ages 6-8 at 12 p.m., Ages 9-11 at 12:30 p.m. and Ages 12-18 at 1 p.m. FREE.
Easter Egg Hunt at Epiphany Church
Sat., April 8, 7-11 a.m.
Hunt will be held indoors in case of rain. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt at Veteran’s Park
Sat., April 8 at 1 p.m.
Come early and bring your basket for a chance to win candy and prizes. Event will begin at 1 p.m. sharp so get there early! Rain date is April 9th.
Easter Egg Hunt at Washington Park
Sat., April 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Over-the-Rhine’s biggest egg hunt returns to Washington Park Saturday, April 8! This event is free and open to the public. Produced by 3CDC, our annual Easter Egg Hunt features 10,000 candy-filled eggs and photos with Mr. Easter Bunny & Mrs. Easter Bunny. More info to come! The hunt will be divided into age groups. Participants must bring their own baskets. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt for Little Bunnies
Sat., April 8 from 1-2 p.m. at the Cold Spring Branch Library
Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt just for little bunnies! Prizes will include candy, stickers, and bubbles! Bring your camera for a special photo booth. For ages 6 and under. *There will be another Egg Hunt for older children on April 13. Free; registration required.
Easter Fun for Kids at IKEA
Sat., April 8 from 9:30-12 p.m. at IKEA West Chester
From 9:30-10 a.m., head to the Children’s Department, where eggs will be hidden for children to find prizes inside like candy and IKEA products! Then from 10 a.m.-noon, there will be crafts and yummy samples in the Restaurant!
Sat., April 8 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Wilson Commons Park
Springtime is here and it is time to think about eggs. Join in the FREE fun in Price Hill as we learn about eggs, the amazing animals that hatch from them, and do fun egg-tivities. The program will finish with an egg hunt. Appropriate for children ages 3 -10 and accompanying adults. No restrooms on site. Free; reservations required by April 6th. Call 861-3435 to RSVP.
Sat., April 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Harbin Park
Visits with the Easter Bunny will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. and last until the egg hunt, which will take place promptly at 11 a.m., and then again following the hunt. There will also be a jellybean-guessing contest, children’s crafts and plenty of prizes. Age group hunts are offered for Fairfield children 3 and under, 4 & 5 year olds, and 6 to 8 year olds.
Lil’ Peeps Bunny Hop!
Sat., April 8 from 3-4 p.m. at the Newport Branch Library
Enjoy Easter crafts, treats, and games! For ages 2-5. Siblings welcome! Snacks provided. Free; registration required.
Sat., April 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chilo Lock 34 Park
Join us for some spring-themed fun! Learn how to identify bird eggs and nests. Use your “owl eyes” for our egg hunt, and meet birds of prey up close with our friends from RAPTOR Inc! Free.
TCBC Community Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tri-County Baptist Church
Come and enjoy a family-oriented time of fun to celebrate Easter! The egg hunts are scheduled at 12 and 1 p.m. for kids in 5th grade and under. The other fun activities to enjoy are games, face painting, juggling show, crafts, inflatables, photos with Easter Bunny, door prize raffle and food. As an added outreach this year, we are doing a food drive to benefit Matthew 25 Ministries. The food items collected will benefit those in need in our community. For extra entries into our door prize raffle, please bring non-perishable food items to the event. Free.
The Great Symmes Egg Hunt
Sat., April 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Home of the Brave Park
The Township will hold its annual egg hunt on Saturday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Home of the Brave Park, 11605 Lebanon Road. Kids can come early and enjoy free, fun activities and visit with the Easter Bunny! The egg hunt is appropriate for kids age 10 and under. A section for handicapped children will be provided. Free.
Sat., April 8 and Sun., April 9 at Parky’s Farm
Easter Spectacular at Parky’s Farm is for kids of all ages and includes lunch, a wagon ride to an Easter egg hunt with a surprise for the kids, a photo with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment and more (like a bounce house)! Advanced ticket purchase for a specific time slot (10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. & 1:45 p.m.) is required. Tickets are $9.95/person plus tax.
Easter Bunny Express at LM&M Railroad
April 8-9 and 15-16
Hop aboard the LM&M Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express! Enjoy a train ride to the LM&M Junction for a special visit with the Easter Bunny. All children will receive a special gift and have the opportunity to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt! Can’t find your Easter Baskets? No worries, LM&M will provide each child with a bag to use during the Easter Egg Hunt!
Sun., April 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Voice of America MetroPark
Celebrate Spring with a FREE Egg Hunt co-sponsored by MetroParks of Butler County and Dave & Buster’s at Voice of America MetroPark. Visit with the Easter Bunny and participate in an egg hunt of over 2,000 eggs filled with surprises inside! The Egg Hunt is only for 12-year old children and under. Space is limited and registration is required. Add a brunch buffet for $10/adult and $5/senior (65+) — children 12 and under eat free. Brunch prices increase at the door. Take your own photo with the bunny for free, or let us take and print your picture for $5 each.
Germania Children’s Easter Party
Sun., April 9 from 3-5 p.m. at Germania Park
Features an Easter egg hunt, visit from the Easter Bunny, live animals and games. Individually wrapped candy donations for eggs would be appreciated – no chocolate, please – bring to clubhouse by March 30.
Editor’s note: This event was for Germania Society Members only, with a $2/child fee and required RSVP. We sincerely apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.
Lunch with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt
Wed., April 12 from 12-1:30 p.m. at Countryside YMCA | Landen
Bring your kids to the park, and take part in some springtime fun! Enjoy a pizza lunch, make a festive craft, and participate in an egg hunt. Don’t forget to bring your camera and get a selfie with the Easter Bunny! Cost for Members is $5/child or $10/family; cost for non-members is $8/child or $16/family.
Adventure Club: Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt
Thurs., April 13 from 4-4:30 p.m. at the Cold Spring Branch
Get here early for this popular event! Win candy, stickers and books! For kids in grades 1-5. Free; registration required.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Fri., April 14 starting at 9 p.m. at Forest Run MetroPark: FR Wildlife Preserve Area
When the park is dark, your flashlight will be your guide! Egg cartons will be provided for each participant to collect their eggs. Every participant will collect one dozen eggs filled with candy and prizes! Concessions and glow items will be available for purchase and the Easter Bunny will hop by! Hunt is $3 per participant ($4 for non-residents) and for kids 12 and under. Please register by April 12th.
Anderson Township Egg Hunt
Sat., April 15 from 10 a.m.–noon. at Riverside Park
This event will include thousands of eggs hidden by Mr. Easter Bunny for participants to redeem for prizes. For ages 17 and under. Free.
Boone Masonic Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 15 from 12-1 p.m. at Jane’s Saddlebag
Join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Boone Masonic Lodge. Make sure you arrive early because once the hunt begins it doesn’t take long for all the eggs to be picked up!! Stop by and get a photo taken with the Easter bunny under our picnic shelter! All children will be separated by their age for the egg hunt to ensure fairness of egg pick up. Restaurant, kids playland, general store, and petting zoo will also be opened to the public for this event. Free.
Cincinnati Zoo Easter Celebration
Sat., April 15 from 12-5 p.m.
An egg-citing event for children that includes treat stations throughout the park, children’s activities, popular animal egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny. Back by popular demand, Search for the Golden Eggs! 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 great prizes.
Deerfield Township Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 15 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
This communityevent is made possible through a partnership with Origins Church. Cincinnati Children’s, Deerfield Fire Rescue and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department have joined the fun and will have booths, activities, and giveaways at the event. To enable more participants, hunts are offered during two different sessions (9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12 p.m.). Both sessions offer hunts for all of the age groups. Free.
Sat., April 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Railway Museum
Enjoy a 90-minute train excursion and meet the Easter Bunny! Weather permitting, there will be an Easter Egg hunt following the train ride.
Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch
Sat., April 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church
Sat., April 15 at 10 a.m. at New Hope Church in Loveland
Egg hunt, live music, prizes and coffee for mom and dad! Free.
Peace Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 15, 1-3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church
Egg hunt, Easter bunny, goodie bags for children. Age groups 2-4, 5-7, 8-10. Features refreshments and family-friendly play area. For ages 2-10. Free.
Sensory Friendly Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 15, 12-3 p.m. at Miami Riverview Park
Often, the crowds of people and loud music that can happen at Easter Egg hunts can be downright painful to individuals on the Autism Spectrum. We decided that we want to put on an event that will be less stressful for these individuals so they may enjoy the activity that so many of us have grown up with. There will be a candy exchange for the eggs, plus mentors, tents for sensory regulation, and of course, the Easter Bunny. Free.
Skatetown Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15, 12 p.m. at Skatetown USA (8730 N. Pavilion Drive West Chester, OH 45069)
Egg hunt is geared toward kids 13 and under and open to the community! There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny, prizes/giveaways and vendors handing out different treats! Free.
Spring Fling! Stories, Crafts & Games!
Sat., April 15, 2-3 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge Branch
Hear fun spring poems, write your own poems, then decorate and hunt for eggs! Snacks provided. Free; registration required.
Super Saturday: Easter Egg Hunt!
Sat., April 15, 2-4:30 p.m. at the Newport Branch
Take pictures with the visiting Easter Bunny from 2-3pm and creative crafts and games from 2-3:30pm. Grown-ups, please remember to bring your camera for pictures! The Easter Egg Hunt will be staggered by age: Crawlers and Wobblers ages 3 and under (3:30-3:40 p.m.); Kids ages 4-6 (3:40-3:50 p.m.); Big kids ages 7-11 (3:50-4 p.m.) and everyone/”free for all” from 4-4:10 p.m. Free; please register for each child. *In case of rain, event will be adapted for the indoors at Newport Branch.*
Ultimate Helicopter Egg Drop
Sat., April 15, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Eaton Community of Faith
This is a family-oriented event to celebrate the Easter season! We provide inflatables, a rock climbing wall, and as our main event – The Ultimate Helicopter Egg Drop with 30,000 eggs! We also partner with the Preble County YMCA Healthy Kids – Safe Communities Day!
36th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s Dairy
Sun., April 16 at 2 p.m.
As is our tradition, we will hard boil and dye over 7,000 eggs for our Easter Egg Hunt. This event starts promptly at 2 p.m. for children ages 4 and under. At 2:20 p.m., we do it again for ages 5 to 7. And at 2:40 p.m. we have the final hunt for ages 8 to 10. FREE.
Easter Egg Hunt at Calvary Baptist Church
Sun., April 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Come on out to Calvary Baptist Church on Easter Sunday and join in on the fun. Hunt features over 3,000 eggs! We’ll be having a special service followed immediately by an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Pre-register at the events section of our website www.calvarymilford.com. Free.
Sun., April 16 from 1-4 p.m. at the Taft Museum
Come celebrate Easter in this “egg”-cellent Funday. Decorate an egg to take home, find eggs on the front lawn, and learn how to create stories from art at the Art Cart. At 2 p.m., enjoy a performance of The Ugly Duckling by TCT on Tour (suitable for kids grades K-5). Meet rabbits from Sunrock Farm at 3 p.m. Free.
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