With Easter just around the corner, celebrations are popping up all across the Front Range. In the coming weeks you’ll find an eggs-travaganza of events including larger-than-life egg hunts, fun runs, candy hunts, and other Easter festivities. Get a hop on your spring plans with this handy list.
April 9, 10 a.m. to noon
Join in a hunt hosted by the Lake Arbor Homeowner’s Association. Open to anyone living in or near the area. Free. Lake Arbor Park, Arvada
April 2 to 16. Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun, noon to 6 p.m. (see online for special event times)
Welcome the special guest of the season, the Easter Bunny, by attending a free parade (April 2 at 1 p.m.) and enjoying crafts, face painting, a bounce house, snacks, and more. Visits with the Bunny (with purchase of photo package) are available for the following two weeks, including a Sensitive Bunny (for families with children of special needs) on April 3, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free parade, photo package prices vary. Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora
April 1 to 16. Thu-Fri, 2 to 6 p.m.; Sat-Sun, noon to 4 p.m.
Reserve a spot to meet the Easter Bunny under the Clock Tower. Visits are limited to five minutes; arrive 10 minutes early to check in. Parent/guardian is responsible for capturing the picture. Free. Southlands Mall, Aurora
April 16, 11 a.m.
Bring your baskets and grab your family and friends for a little candy, some active fun, colorful eggs, and prizes. Find hidden eggs throughout the marketplace—inside and out—filled with treats, toys, and perks from independent businesses, plus 5 golden eggs with extra prizes. All ages. Free. Stanley Marketplace, Aurora.
April 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Search for Easter eggs filled with fun nature facts, plus enjoy crafts and face painting. The egg hunt is for ages three to 10, activities for all ages. Sign up online. Free. Barr Lake State Park Nature Center, Brighton
April 16, 10 a.m. to noon (or until supplies last)
Hop in your car and roll through the Bay parking lot to see the Easter Bunny and helpers handing out pre-stuffed Easter eggs and candy bags to children. Bring your baskets and wear your bunny ears. Free. Bay Outdoor Aquatic Park, Broomfield
April 15, 10 a.m.
Hop into a class to create an Easter-themed art project. You and your child will get to play with some clay and create a large sculpture of a marshmallow Peep®. Age 4 and up. Register online. $17. Kidcreate Studio, Broomfield.
April 9, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Participate in an Easter egg hunt for kids of all ages and abilities. There are egg hunts designed for the hearing, vision, and mobility impaired, as well as age-specific traditional egg hunts. Event also features food trucks and face painting. Free. Philip S. Miller Park Amphitheater, Castle Rock
April 16; 9 a.m. (age 3 and under), 9:30 a.m. (ages 4-6), 10 a.m. (ages 7-9), 10:30 a.m (ages 10-12)
Meet the Easter Bunny, search for eggs, and have a blast all morning. Be sure to bring a basket—without artificial grass or straw. Free. South Suburban Sports Dome, Centennial
April 16, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hop on over to the flea market to a day of family fun, candy, activities, and lots of shopping and flea finds. $2. Colorado Springs Flea Market
April 10, 10 a.m. to noon
Kids and families, arrive at your convenience to decorate to your heart’s content. Each ticket purchased includes six cookies—decorate them all yourself or share amongst your group. All ages. Find tickets online. $20. Sweet Addict Bakery, Colorado Springs
April 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a breakfast buffet, egg hunt, and photos with the Easter bunny. Find tickets online. $40 includes one child and one adult. Hard Rock Cafe, Denver
April 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kids enjoy a tasty breakfast with the Easter Bunny, while they take in the sights of the restaurant’s resident fish. Enjoy an Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny. Guests receive 50 percent off admission. Reservations required. $44 adult, $21 youth age 10 and under, free youth under two. Downtown Aquarium, Denver
April 12, 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. reservations
Dine at Oblio’s Pizzeria and enjoy crafts and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and his friend Fairy Fawn, who can communicate with animals and tell kids what the Easter Bunny has to say. Kids will also receive a special Easter gift. Free with meals. Oblio’s Pizzeria, Denver
April 16, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Search for thousands of eggs through a 12-acre park, and check in with farm animals while you’re at it. Littles ones (age three and under) can enjoy their own hunt in the kiddie corral. Afterwards, hop on a tractor for a hayride, grab a photo with the Easter bunny, or make a craft together. Parents, purchase drinks from the bottomless Bloody Mary bar and brunch from a food truck on site. $25 adult, $20 adult member, $18 youth age 4 to 17, $16 youth age 4 to 17 member, free youth age 3 and under. Four Mile Historic Park, Denver
April 9, 10 a.m.
Hunt for eggs, then stay to enjoy crafts and games plus food truck and local vendor offerings. Free. Belleview Park, Englewood.
April 16, 10 a.m.
Grab your Easter basket and hunt for eggs with dozens of other families spread across an ample lawn. Free. Maple Grove Park, Golden
April 16, 9:30 a.m.
Kids (toddlers thru 4th grade) and their accompanying grown-ups are invited to join in a free egg hunt. There will be face painting, games, food, and age-specific hunts. Free, donation suggested for food. Greenwood Community Church, Greenwood Village.
April 16, 10 a.m. to noon
Enjoy springtime activities and all you can eat pancakes along with a classic egg hunt in the newly revamped Marjorie Park. $10, $5 youth age 12 and under, $35 family four-pack, free MOA member. Marjorie Park, Greenwood Village.
April 16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come out for fun at the flea market; don’t miss face painting, balloon artists, a fire truck, music, and candy bags for the kiddos. The Easter Bunny will pose for photos with guests who bring their cameras. Included with admission: $3, free age 11 and under. Mile High Flea Market, Henderson
April 20, 10-10:15 a.m.
Bring a basket to hunt for eggs and get your camera ready to snap a special appearance from the Easter Bunny. Ages one to nine. Free. Northridge Park, Highlands Ranch
April 16, 10:15 a.m. to noon
Jared’s Garden Center is hosting its 15th annual hunt. Different age groups start every 15 minutes and all 21,000 or so eggs will have been found by noon. Bring canned food to contribute to local food banks as well. This event happens rain, sun or snow; dress accordingly. Free. Jared’s Garden Center, Littleton
April 16, 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm seatings
Up the elegance with this three-course tea time and egg hunt hosted in a castle. Ages 2-12. Call early for reservations 719-685-1011. $35 adult, $25 youth. Miramont Castle, Manitou Springs
April 17, 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.
The Colorado Council of Churches will host its annual sunrise service at Red Rocks Amphitheater. The service, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian tradition, draws thousands of worshipers each year. Early arrival and warm clothing is recommended. Free. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Morrison
April 16, noon to 4 p.m.
Hop on over to take free photos with the Easter bunny in the Macy’s courtyard on 146th Ave. The first 100 kids can take part in a special Easter egg hunt around The Orchard. If you complete all the stops, you will be entered for a chance to win a prize from Macy’s. Free. The Orchard Town Center, Westminster.
April 16, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Hunt for thousands of eggs and candy left by the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a morning of music and entertainment with the chance to win a bicycle. Bring a basket. Age eight and under. Free. Carroll Butts Athletic Park, Westminster