There’s no doubt about it. This Easter weekend is hoppening. With egg hunts galore, children’s workshops, and plenty of opportunities to get your bunnies on the move, it’s all coming up roses. Or daffodils. Or tulips. Read on for details on how you can tickle your peeps pink (or pastel).

Photo: Donnie Ray Jones via Flickr 


Easter Brunch and Golden Egg Hunt at The St. Regis Atlanta
Head to an extravagant Easter celebration complete with a refined southern brunch in Astor Court, live action carving and omelet stations, a grand seafood display, an extravagant desert selection, and live jazz. Kids will love craft activities supervised by childcare professionals and the signature “Golden Egg” Easter egg hunt, featuring photos with the Easter Bunny, plenty of candy, and luxurious prizes. Sun. Event details.


3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Be sure to arrive at Blackburn Park at 9 a.m. for time to hit the bounce house, get your face painted, and snap a picture with the Easter Bunny before the hunt begins at 10 a.m. for all age groups (3 & under, 4-6, and 7 & up). Just remember to bring your own basket! Sat. Event details


Pete the Cat at Center for Puppetry Arts
Take your cool cats to check out Pete the Cat—the ultimate skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat around. This new show is based on the NYT Best Seller series of books about the adventures of one groovy cat. Note that there are no shows on April 16. Fri. & Sat. Event details.


Easter Egg Hunt and Festivities at Lutheran Church of the Messiah
Join Lutheran Church of the Messiah for its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn, which will be covered with goodie-filed eggs! There will be a separate section for three year olds and younger. Following the hunt will be face-painting, a special puppet show, a cake walk, and some really cool crafts. The hunt is completely free, and will be held indoors if the weather is bad. Bags are provided or you can bring your own basket. Sat. Event details.

Avondale Estates

Easter Egg Hunt and Dog Parade
Check out Avondale Estates’ annual (and free) tradition of an egg hunt for ages up to 10, followed by a dog parade (canine bunny ears not required, but there is an award for Best Costume). The egg hung starts promptly at 10 a.m. and is divided by age (2 and under, 3-4 years, 5-7 years, and 8-10 years), and be sure to say hello to the Easter Bunny while you’re there. Sat. Event details


Children’s Workshop at The Carlos Museum: Hanuman’s Ramayana
Hear the story of Hanuman’s Ramayana and contemplate the idea that there is no one version of the well-loved story, but many—a fundamental comment on the nature of all myths. Gauri Misra-Deshpande will share the monkey-god’s version of the Indian story in front of the wooden Hanuman figure from Nigeria in the African Gallery. Children will then create their own stories on fresh, green banana leaves while munching on sweet plantain chips. Sat. Event details.

Druid Hills

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at Callanwolde
Bring your basket and your camera for a family friendly Easter egg hunt amidst Callanwolde’s beautiful spring gardens and grounds. The Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt features thousands of candy-filled eggs to find (including three golden “prize” eggs) and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. There will be family friendly games, a LEGO building station provided by LEGOLAND Discovery Center, face painting, and a kids’ dance floor with DJ J&M Sound Design. Sat. Event details.


Meet the Holidays: Easter at The Children’s Museum
Learn about Easter, the Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, new life and rebirth, with a bunny hop relay race, a spoon and egg race, a story time featuring Pete the Cat with the Easter Bunny, and a craft session where kids can make their own Easter bonnets. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

How will you end the week with a bang? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey