By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer
Wherever you are this weekend, chances are you won’t be far from an Easter egg hunt.
Hunts and other activities including Easter Bunny visits, free barbecues and parades are happening throughout Snohomish County.
Hop on over to one wherever you might be. Here’s a list to choose from:
Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. Saturday, Arlington Airport, enter from 172nd Street onto 51st Avenue at the traffic light. For children 12 years old and younger to gather thousands of plastic eggs. Bring your Easter basket and camera for photos with the Easter bunny. For more information, call 360-403-3448.
Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Doug Allen Sports Fields, 19417 88th Ave. NE, Bothell. For more information, call the Northshore YMCA at 425-485-9797 or go to ymcanorthshore.org.
Meet the Easter bunny: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. After you’ve gathered your eggs, you can do the chicken dance with the Easter Bunny. He will be on the main stage teaching everyone the chicken dance and the bunny hop. For more information, call 425-483-2250 or go to countryvillagebothell.com.
Egg Hunt: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Harold Engles Memorial Park, 1006 Cascade St., Darrington. Easter egg hunt for kids age 10 to 110. For more information, call the Darrington Family Support and Resource Center at 360-436-0308.
Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. Saturday at the football field, 185 Fir St., Darrington. Lots of eggs with prizes inside. For kids from walking age to 9. Sponsored by the Firefighters Association. For more information, call the Darrington Fire Department at 360-436-1338.
Edmonds Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday at Frances Anderson Center Field, 700 Main St. Kids, ages 10 and under, scramble for chocolate eggs, candy and prizes in age-appropriate hunt areas. Bring a nonperishable food donation for the food bank and a basket. Rain or shine. For more information, go to www.edmondswa.gov.
Clark Park Egg Hunt:, noon Saturday, Clark Park, 2400 Lombard Ave., Everett. This egg hunt features warm-up exercises with an instructor from Peak Fitness and putting greens. Look for bonus eggs with special prizes. Just bring a basket. For more information, call Andrea Tucker at Lamoureux Real Estate at 425-870-6699.
Eggstravaganza: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett. This annual candy-filled egg hunt begins with a 20-minute Easter program. Then families can explore the various age-appropriate hunts for 20,000 eggs and activities. Rain or shine with most of activities indoors. There will be inflatables, pony rides, free cotton candy and popcorn and a chance to win a number of prizes, including a Wii. The Easter bunny will be there for pictures. Call 425-339-3303 or go to www.bca-online.com.
Easter Egg Hunt and free ice cream: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. Activities include face painting, a balloon twister to make animals and hats, the Easter Bunny, kids’ music sing-a-long, Star Wars costumers and free ice cream, along with other free snacks. The Easter egg hunt will be grouped according to age. More than 1,500 eggs will be hidden with small toys, McDonald’s coupons, stickers and candy. All free.
Egg Hunt and Free Barbecue: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Walter E. Hall Park, 1226 SW Casino Road, Everett. About 5,000 eggs packed with candy and a free community barbecue; also bouncy houses, field games and face painting. All free. Rain or shine. For more information, call Sonrise Christian Center at 425-355-9129.
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Activities include crafts and games; ages through fifth grade. Call 425-334-0421 or go to www.ebenezerlakestevens.org.
Easter Egg Hunt and Barbecue: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Vernon Road field, 9015 Vernon Road, Lake Stevens. Egg hunt, crafts and a bouncy house for children; $1 hot dogs and hamburgers. For more information, call 42-397-0515 or go to thelakechurch.org.
Eggs in the Park: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Wilcox Park (also known as Flag Park), 5215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Geared toward children between 1 and 12 years old and features an Easter egg hunt, bounce house, balloon artists, prizes and other activities. Hundreds of plastic eggs for gathering. For more information, call 425-332-7366 or email Dale Braswell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marysville Parks Easter Egg Hunt: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville. This free annual event involves more than 10,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes hidden in and around Jennings Memorial Park Rotary Ranch for children 8 and under to find. Limit is eight eggs per child. Participants are asked to bring a canned food item for the Marysville Community Food Bank. Additional parking will be available at nearby Marysville Middle School parking lot, 4923 67th St. NE. For more information, call the parks office at 360-363-8400.
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Heatherwood Middle School Football Field, 1419 Trillium Boulevard, Mill Creek. Free annual hunt for ages 1 year through fifth grade. The event kicks off with face painting and balloon animals followed by a visit from the Easter Bunny. Each age-appropriate egg hunt will have special prizes hidden throughout the multitude of eggs, as well as lots of candy. Bring your basket. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to help support the New Mill Creek Food Bank. For more information go to www.cityofmillcreek.com.
17th annual Community Egg Hunt: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe. Pre-hunt activities include face painting, Easter bunny photos, free giveaways, coloring, crafts and games. Egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Four age groups: ages 2 and under; ages 3 and 4; ages 5 to 7; and ages 8 to 10 in four fields that will be searching for that special egg with a prize coupon. For more information, call 360-863-4559.
Monroe Eagles Club Egg Hunt: 1 p.m. Sunday, in the play field behind Frank Wagner Elementary School, 115 Dickenson Road, Monroe. The age groups are 1 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 13. There will be 800 eggs divided up for all the kids and filled with candy or money or both. For questions, call 360-563-2476 or email Selleka@aol.com.
Mukilteo Firefighters annual Easter Egg Hunt: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Mukilteo Elementary Ball Fields, 2600 W. Mukilteo Drive, Everett. Geared for ages 1 to 10 years old. Three separate fields will be set up and prizes will be awarded to the children who find the coveted golden eggs. Rumor has it the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Fire and police vehicles will be available for pictures. Donations for the Mukilteo Food Bank will be accepted. Call event coordinator Kelli McNees at 425-263-8150 for more information.
Two Easter egg hunts: One hunt at 9 a.m. and a second hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, Clearview Foursquare Church, 17210 Highway 9 SE, Snohomish. Egg hunt by age groups, a petting zoo, bouncy house, face painting, live music, milk and cookies and prizes. For more information, call 425-238-1848 or 360-668-6033 or go to www.ClearviewFoursquare.org.
Easter Parade and Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m., Saturday, First Street in downtown Snohomish. The parade is led by the Easter Bunny. Guests can also enter the Easter Bonnet Contest. The contest has no age limit and is open to pets as well. Sign up begins at 10 a.m. at First Street and Avenue A; judging starts immediately following the parade at that location. Egg Hunt: 3 to 5 p.m., Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s mini farm, 21106 86th Ave. SE, No. A. The free, all-ages event will be divided by age groups. Snoqualmie will hide more than 6,000 eggs, which will be filled with candy and special surprises. For parade information, call Pam Osborne, Snohomish Chamber, at 360-568-2526 or Laura Huntington, parade chairwoman, at 425-754-4518. For egg hunt information, call Samantha Zahn at Snoqualmie Ice Cream, 909-659-3095.
Spring Spectacular and Egg Hunt: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at several locations. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. pancake breakfast, United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Drive NW, Stanwood; 9 a.m. Easter egg hunt at Stanwood Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway; 10 a.m., Lion’s Hippity-Hop Easter 5k run/walk and kids cottontail fun run, start and finish near the old Thrifty parking lot, 8815 272nd St. NW; registration $20 day of event; 11 a.m. Spring Spectacular Parade on 271st Street; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., family friendly activities in Viking Village on the grassy knoll; noon, spring bonnet contest/judging at Viking Village; noon to 2 p.m., visit the Easter Bunny in Viking Village. All free. For more information, go to www.stanwoodchamber.org.
The annual Sultan Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. Saturday, River Park, 100 First St., Sultan. There will be street games, face painting and arts and crafts. The fire department will deliver the Easter Bunny at 11:15 a.m. The fields will be divided up by age and the hunt will kick off at noon. For more information, call the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce at 360-793-0983.
Fairground Easter Egg Hunt: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. More than 3,000 eggs will be hidden in four areas of the fairgrounds, with separate hunts for the smallest toddlers to 12-year-olds. Penny scrambles for each of the four age divisions will include larger coins, as well. Hunters who track down giant bonus eggs can select a prize. Free parking. Free admission. For more information, call the fair office at 360-221-4677.
Other fun stuff
- Visit a state park: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Washington state parks, all parks are free on Saturday. You’ll find a lot of activities at Cama Beach and Camano Island state parks. Read more here.
- Watch whales: The gray whales have arrived, and they’ve been seen frequently recently. Several chartered boats are available to get you a good view. Click here to read more. To see a video of some kayakers’ up-close encounter near Mission Beach, click here.
- Go hiking: Read about trails that are great for early season hikes here and here.
- Go biking: Read here for ideas for family-friendly rides.
- Wildlife walk: Visit Spencer Island for some wildlife viewing and walking.
See the Tips play: The team faces the Portland Winterhawks at 7:35 Friday for game 4 of the playoffs. The Tips are behind 2-1 in the series. Read more here.