(WFXR) — The only thing you should be on the hunt for this Easter is eggs. Whether you are looking to celebrate with family or friends, we hunted down a list of events happening across the region.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny — The Amherst Fire Department will be hosting a breakfast with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The breakfast will be located at the Amherst Fire Department off of 2nd Street. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for ages 4-12, and children under 3 years old will get in for free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Photos with the Easter Bunny — On Saturday, March 25th, the Bedford Humane Society welcomes families to take photos of their pets and/or children with the Easter Bunny and learn about pet adoption opportunities. This event will take place at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., but the fun doesn’t end there. More photo opportunities will be available at the Lottie J. Farm on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Make sure you get there early for the Easter egg hunt starting at 10:30 a.m. Photos are $15 and come with a frame.
Farm Egg-Travaganza — Sinkland Farms’ first annual ‘Easter Eggs-Travaganza’ will take place on Saturday, April 1st, and Sunday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be games, face painting, kid’s karaoke, a kid-friendly zip line, a barrel train ride, and more! Local food trucks will be open throughout the day. Adults are able to tour the farm while sipping on craft beer and wine. Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased here.
Eggstra Fun Event — Go on down to the Daleville Town Center & Performance Pavilion on Saturday, April 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Easter activities. Families can meet the Easter Bunny, and later have a dance party with the Easter Bunny’s girlfriend! Face painting, a ninja zone obstacle course, and planting sunflowers are some more of the fun you can experience. The Botetourt Farmers Market will also be on-site hosting a specialty Spring market before the season officially begins.
‘Easterific’ Event — The Danville Police Department is hosting an ‘Easterific’ event on Friday, April 7th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Danville PD is also asking for donations to create Easter baskets for children in need. Donations will be accepted through April 6th.
‘Buffalo Eggstravaganza’ — Floyd County’s Parks and Recreation department invites families to a spring event on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Floyd Rec Park. Families can enjoy games, crafts, vendors, an easter egg hunt, and more.
Easter Egg Hunt — The Halifax County Sherriff’s Office hosts its 8th annual law enforcement/community Easter egg hunt on Thursday, April 6th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. Officers will be grilling a hotdog supper for those who come hungry.
Easter Egg Hunt — The West Lynchburg Baptist Church is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 1st starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be prize giveaways throughout the event. You can register your child here.
Books & Bunnies — The Harvest Youth Board will host its second annual community books and bunnies event at the Smith River Sports Complex Amphitheater on Saturday, March 25th from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The afternoon will include egg hunts, crafts, food trucks, and of course the opportunity to play with live bunnies! Children under the age of 12 will receive free books. The Harvest Youth Board hopes to grow excitement for reading.
‘Eggcellent Adventure’ — On Saturday, April 8th, the Virginia Museum of Transportation will host its 4th annual Eggcellent Adventure from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will offer photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts and games, and a chance to explore the museum. You can also expect train rides by the Roanoke Chapter of the NRHS. Admission ranges from $9 to $14 depending on the guest’s age. Tickets can be purchased here.
Swimming Pool Egg Hunt — On Saturday, April 1st, the Green Ridge Recreation Center will host two Easter egg hunts. The first hunt is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for ages 1-5 years old, followed by a second hunt from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for ages 6-12 years old. Bring your swimsuits because the action will take place in the pool. Registration closes on March 29th. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased here.
Great Easter Basket Fill-Up — The Life Church of Roanoke will host their annual egg hunt on Saturday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. Eggs will be scattered across three fields, giving families plenty of room to search. Families should register beforehand here.
‘Eggsploration’ — Visit the Explore Park on Saturday, April 8th, for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt with a twist. A golden egg that contains a special prize will be hidden during the egg hunt. Admission is $5 for active participants. Families can register beforehand here. A sensory-friendly option will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Drive-Thru Egg Hunt — The Emmanuel Wesleyan Church is providing families with their own egg hunt supplies at a drive-thru event on Saturday, April 8th. Families wanting to conduct an egg hunt in the comfort of their own homes can drive by between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to pick up all the goodies they’ll need.
Grown-Up Egg Hunt — Lick Run Farm is hosting a ‘Spring Social’ and adult Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 8th starting at noon. Admission for adults is $10. Tickets can be purchased here.
Gnome Paint Party — On Sunday, March 26th, the Twisted Track Brewpub is hosting an Easter ‘Gnome Paint Party’ from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for adults only. Tickets include paint supplies, canvases, aprons, and instructions. Admission is $27 and drinks and food are not included. More information and ticket sales can be found here. Drink and paint responsibly!
Easter Egg Hunt — If your weekends are already booked, come to the Salem Civic Center on Wednesday, April 5th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an Easter egg hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny. Admission to the event is free.