This weekend, you’re going to give the Easter Bunny a run for his money. With egg hunts galore, free skateboarding classes on the BeltLine, natural egg dying at the Botanical Garden, and even an 18th century Colonial faire, you’d better get hopping. Read on for everything you need to know for an eggcelent weekend.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Brookhaven Parks and Recreation invites all families to join them at Blackburn Park for the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt. Light breakfast will be provided and the egg hunt will begin at 10. Egg hunters will be split into age groups (3 and under; 4-6; 7+) and have separate hunting areas for each. Sat. Event details. 

Avondale Estates

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. 


Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts
“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. All of your favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale come to life on stage, with delightful rhymes and adventures that even your tiny tots with enjoy. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Studio Spring Break at The High
No plans for kicking off spring break? No problem. Head to the High to work with High Museum of Art teaching artists and take a family tour of the museum. Sun. Event details. 

Natural Egg Dyeing at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Certain plants contain powerful dyes that create stunning colors. Head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for this interactive program to learn more about these plants and decorate three vibrant eggs. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Druid Hills

Little Critters Day at Fernbank
Ring in spring with cute and cuddly baby animals. Discover the new life in bloom with seasonal crafts and activities—and don’t forget to visit the egg stations for special giveaways. Sat. Event details. 

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, featuring 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. 

Northeast Cobb

Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop
There will fun, food, games, DJ, activities, and of course egg hunts for everyone—not to mention a helicopter that drops thousands of eggs onto the Sprayberry High School football field to kick-off the hunt. Sat. Event details. 

East Atlanta

Free Skateboarding Classes
Head to the BeltLine for a one-hour skateboarding class sponsored by Coca-Cola and led by expert instructors. The beginner class will walk you through topics such as learning to balance, the stance, and your first turns. The intermediate class will cover topics such as how to turn, how to drop in, and basic tricks. Confirm class schedule prior to arriving. Sat. Event details. 

Atlantic Station

Hop in the Park Easter Event and Easter Bunny
Grab the kids and head to Atlantic Station for a “hoppy” Easter event, with craft booths featuring sand art, temporary tattoos and DIY bunny ears and Easter egg magnets stations. Don’t forget to hop over to Dillards for the perfect free family photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny in the kid’s department on the third floor. The Georgia House Rabbit Society will have real rescue bunnies that children can snuggle with, and Sweet Pea the Clown and Markey will be making jumbo bubbles that are sure to impress. Fri. Event details. 

Worth the Drive: Winder

18th Century Colonial Faire
Learn from a little living history at the 9th Annual 19th Century Colonial Market Faire in Winder, complete with re-enactors, military drills, children’s activities, trading posts, Native American warriors, and frontier camps. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

What do you have in your basket this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey