Looking for your neighborhood Easter egg hunt? Look no further!


Wondering where you can find the Easter Bunny?

Our Raleigh area Easter Event and Egg Hunt Guide includes Easter egg hunts and events across Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill and the Triangle. You can typically find the bunny at your local mall posing for photos, as well.

Why do we hunt eggs on Easter?

According to History.com, the Easter bunny and his egg hunt tradition dates back to the 1700s by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and brought along stories an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” The children would make nests so the creature could lay its colored eggs inside. The tradition evolved and spread across the country.

What ages are Easter egg hunts for?

Egg hunts are typically for children ages 12 and younger. The hunts are divided into age groups so smaller children are able to gather eggs together.

Easter Egg Hunting Tips

  • Get there before the scheduled egg hunt. They happen really fast -- so if you're a few minutes late, you'll probably miss it.

  • Bring a basket or bag or some other thing to carry the eggs your kids find.

  • Be mindful of the age restrictions and schedules of the various egg hunts.
  • If your child has a basket full of candy and you notice that another child has very little, encourage sharing.
  • One word on the egg hunts: Don't get there late! It can take no more than a few minutes for a group of kids to fill their baskets with thousands of eggs. If you're five minutes late, you've probably missed it.
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