8 Easter events in the Huntsville area—from hunts to hydrodipping

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He found one! (Huntsville Parks and Recreation / Facebook)

Believe it or not, we’re nearing the end of March, which means Easter is just around the corner.

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 9. There are plenty of festivities before, on and after April 9 to help the Huntsville area celebrate. here’s what you need to know about the hunts, crafts and more.

1. Huntsville Eggstravaganza

Huntsville Parks and Recreation is going all out for this one. Kids under 12 will find hunts tailored to their age group, with a 4 and under hunt at 9:30AM, an ages 5-7 hunt at 10AM and an ages 8-12 hunt at 10:30AM. They will also have a special needs hunt at 9AM, and children with special needs are invited to either that hunt and the hunt for their age group.

But it doesn’t stop with the egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures and there will be fun activities like face painting, inflatables, games, crafts and prizes.

2. Hydrodipping Ceramic Eggs at Designbyhart Pottery Studio

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Egg-dyeing time. (Designbyhart Pottery Studio / Facebook)

Looking for an out-of-the-box way to decorate eggs? Leave it to Designbyhart Pottery Studio. They’re hosting a ceramic egg hydrodipping class, which you’ll love if you’re a fan of marbling and the-die. Plus, you’ll get to take home your creation—and that’s one Easter egg you won’t want to hide.

3. Dublin Park Easter “Egg”stravaganza

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He’s ready to greet you. (Madison, Alabama Parks and Recreation / Facebook)

At Dublin Park on Easter weekend, you’ll find egg hunts for both ages 1-5 (9AM) and for ages 6-10 (10:30AM). On the soccer field, there will be plenty of inflatables and you might even catch the Easter bunny hanging around.

4. Easter at the Creek

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Aw! (Indian Creek Wholesale Nursery / Facebook)

Indian Creek Wholesale Nursery is putting on Easter on the Creek for the third time this year. If it’s anything like last year’s, it’s going to be a ton of fun, with Easter egg games (and prizes!), nursery tours, giveaways and a petting zoo.

5. Boyd Family Farm’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt + Vendor Market

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A beautiful spot to celebrate. (The Boyd Family Farm / Facebook)

This one is going to be fun for the whole family with both an Easter egg hunt and local vendors. You’ll be able to find plenty of local, artisan goods at the market and lots of friendly animals at the petting zoo.

6. Easter Treasure Hunt at Wheeler Lake

Looking for a hunt that requires a little more thought? This one’s for you. The clues will lead families around the campground, with plenty of chocolate at the end. If you want to participate, be sure to speak to the front desk before April 8.

7. Easter Jubilee at Burritt on the Mountain

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And the hunt begins. (Burritt on the Mountain / Facebook)

This annual event at Burritt on the Mountain is all-hands-on-deck, with all kinds of characters giving out eggs and treats. Visitors will also be able to pan for gems at the sluice, make crafts and participate in a Wild Goose Chase.

8. Big Spring Egg Hunt

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Can you find any? (Hville Blast)

This Easter egg hunt is as “Huntsville” as it gets—it’s in Big Spring Park. Age-specific hunts (including 25,000 eggs) will be the main event, but there will be plenty more fun besides. You’ll find live music, food trucks, a petting zoo, photos with characters—and it’s completely free.

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Sarah Gronberg
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