You won’t have far to hop for Easter events

  • Thu Apr 1st, 2010 3:07pm
  • Life

By Andrea McInnis Herald Writer

More than 30,000 Easter eggs will be up for grabs at Harvey Field, east of Highway 9 in Snohomish on Saturday. Kids 12 and under can claim them, starting promptly at 9 a.m.

After the egg hunt, the free Easter fun moves downtown, with Easter Bonnet Contest registration starting at 10 a.m. and a parade at 11 a.m. in the area of First Street and Avenue A.

“Cars” movie character Tow Mater will be in the parade, organizers say, and will greet fans afterward at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 Second St.

For those seeking an Easter weekend breakfast rather than an egg hunt, the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., will offer a pancake breakfast between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, for $5.

Find details on all the festivities at

If you are looking for an Easter egg hunt in Monroe, one will start at noon Sunday at First Baptist Church of Monroe, 17922 149th St. SE, Monroe.

This free community Easter egg hunt is open for children from 1 to 12 years old. Call 360-794-8044 for more information.

Lynnwood’s annual Bunny Blast for ages 7 and younger will have a change of venue this year, due to construction work at the Civic Campus on 44th Avenue W. This year’s Blast will be indoors from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Fred Meyer, 2812 168th St. SW.

Bunny Blast features a free coloring activity, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Canned food donations are requested. Details are at 425-670-5732 and

Other Easter options:

Easter egg hunts

Arlington: 11 a.m. April 3, at the airport, behind the Stillaguamish Athletic Club, 4417 172nd St. NE, parking allowed in grass field; for ages 1 to 12; free, but bring baskets and cameras; Easter Bunny will attend; 360-403-3448;

Bothell: 10 a.m. April 3, Doug Allen Sportsfields (formerly Westhill), 19417 88th Ave. NE; for ages 1 to 12; rain-or-shine; free hunt for candy and Easter eggs; canned food donations welcome; 425-486-7430;

Bothell: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway; all ages; free; 425-483-2250;

Bothell: Noon April 3, Park Ridge Community Church Fields, 3805 Maltby Road; free; up to sixth-graders; 425-481-8801;

Edmonds: April 3, City Park, Third and Howell; 10 a.m. start on playfield for ages 4 to 10; 10 a.m. start on lower south lawn for ages 0 to 1; 10:15 a.m. start on playground for ages 2 and 3; participants bring baskets, cameras and food bank donation item; 425-771-0230;

Everett: Story time precedes the 10 a.m. hunt April 3, Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12810 35th Ave. SE; for ages 1 and up; free; 425-337-6006.

Everett: 10 a.m. to noon April 3, Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave.; hunt open to all ages; inflatables, Easter Bunny visit; free; 425-339-3303;

Everett: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 3, Grace Lutheran Church, 8401 Holly Drive; age groups are 1 to 3 years, 4 to 6 years, 7 and older; games and popsicles provided; free; 425-353-1852;

Granite Falls: Noon April 3, Eagle Park, Stanley Street; for all ages; free; 360-691-7000.

Lake Stevens: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 3, fellowship hall, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE; games, crafts and egg hunt for preschoolers to fifth-graders; free; 425-299-5588.

Lynnwood: Field games for all ages 6:30 to 8 p.m., flashlight egg hunt for kindergartners through fifth-graders 8 to 8:30 p.m., April 3, Wilcox Park, 5215 196th St. SW; free with canned food donation; 425-670-5732;

Lynnwood: Noon April 4, Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. SW; ages 10 and under bring own baskets and hunt in Japanese Garden; adults hunt through the nursery or greenhouse; free; 425-743-4555;

Mill Creek: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 2, Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd.; for sixth- through 12th-graders; participants are to bring flashlights and a donation of one non-perishable food item each, and are advised to wear shoes that can get dirty; hunt is free; 425-745-1891;

Mill Creek: 10:30 a.m. to noon April 3, Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd.; for first- through fifth-graders; participants are to provide baskets and a donation of one non-perishable food item each; hunt is free; 425-745-1891;

Monroe: Activities 9 a.m., Easter Bunny arrives 9:45 a.m., egg hunt 10 a.m. April 3, Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Blvd.; rain-or-shine event; hunt is for up to age 10; face painting, petting zoo, bouncy house for all children; free; 360-863-4559, 360-794-7400.

Mountlake Terrace: 10 a.m. April 3, Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W.; babies to 2 years, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 11 years; 425-218-5996.

Seattle: 9 to 10 a.m. April 2 through 4, Seattle Children’s Museum, 305 Harrison St.; $3 per child for members, $4 per child, nonmembers; hunt open to ages 1 to 10; make reservations at 206-441-1768;

Snohomish: 9 to 9:30 a.m. April 3, Harvey Airfield, 9900 Airport Way; for ages 12 and under; free; 360-568-5100,;

Snohomish: 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 3, Clearview Foursquare Church, 17210 Highway 9, Snohomish; hunt is for up to sixth-graders; music, petting zoo, bouncy house; free; 360-668-6033;

Stanwood: 11:30 a.m. April 4, Freeborn Lutheran Church, 2304 300th St. NW; free; for ages 12 and under; participants bring baskets if possible; 360-629-3149.

Miscellaneous events

Snohomish, Island counties

Lynnwood: Bunny Blast, 9 to 11 a.m. April 3, Fred Meyer, 2812 168th St. SW; coloring activity, face painting, Easter Bunny visit; for ages 7 and under; free, but canned food donations requested; 425-670-5732;

Lynnwood: Easter parade and Best Bonnet contest, 1 p.m. April 3; guests are to arrive at Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. SW, in self-decorated hats; judging at 1 p.m.; free; 425-743-4555;

Snohomish: Easter bonnet contest registration at First Street and Avenue A, 10 a.m., parade on First Street 11 a.m., April 3; open to all ages, contest judging immediately follows parade; free; 360-568-2526;


Woodland Park Zoo: South entrance at N. 50th and Fremont Avenue N. and West entrance at 55th and Phinney; events included with admission of $11, $8 ages 3 to 12, free for under age 3, unless otherwise noted; 206-548-2500;

Bunny Bounce, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3; Easter crafts, Bunny sightings, egg hunt at picnic shelter for ages 3 and under and egg hunt in the North Meadow for ages 3 to 8.

Easter Baskets for the Animals, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 3, in various animals’ areas.