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HOP! HOP! 20 egg hunts, events around Phoenix

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 14:21:51-04

The Easter Bunny is hopping into town this weekend!

From egg hunts to dino digs to arts and crafts to face painting, there are many activities to take part in around the Valley! Don't forget, you can even meet Mr. Easter Bunny himself! Most events are free, but others may require a fee.

So hop to it and get your weekend plans booked.

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EASTER EGG HUNTS, ACTIVITIES AROUND THE VALLEY

Downtown Mesa Tiny Toys Egg Hunt (March 24, MESA)
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. along Main Street between Center and Country Club

The Easter Bunny is coming to town and hiding 20,000 eggs at businesses in downtown Mesa. Stop by and collect your eggs. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. There will be face painting and crafts. A limited amount of baskets will be available. Bring your own if possible.

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Arizona Museum of Natural History Dino Egg Hunt (March 25, MESA)
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:oo p.m., 53 N. Macdonald; cost $9 for adults, $5 (3-17), members are free

Scavenge for dinosaur eggs at the AzMNH. There will be children’s craft activities and a dinosaur touch cart.

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Ahwatukee Easter Parade & Spring Carnival (March 26, PHOENIX)

Parade: 10 a.m. 48th Street between Warner and Elliot
Spring Carnival: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ahwatukee Community Park

Head on down to Ahwatukee for its community Easter parade and Spring Carnival.

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Chandler’s Family Easter Celebration (March 26, CHANDLER)
Time: 9 a.m. – noon, Snedigar Sportsplex, 4500 S. Basha Rd.

Egg Scramble (hunt) is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. and is open to kids 9 and younger. Look for eggs with golden ticket for prizes. Egg hunt is FREE. Rides, pictures with Easter Bunny cost $3 - $9.

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Phoe-Phoe’s Afternoon Tea Party at The Phoenician (March 26, SCOTTSDALE)
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 6000 E. Camelback Rd; cost: $45 per child, $60 per adult

Sip some tea and enjoy finger sandwiches (ham and cheese, PB&J), scones and cupcakes with Phoe-Phoe, the resort’s bunny mascot. All attendees will receive a plush, stuffed Phoe-Phoe bunny and a copy of her book. Reservations are required.

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Tempe’s Community Easter Egg Hunt (March 26, TEMPE)
Time: 8 a.m., north soccer field at Kiwanis Park (Baseline Road and Ash Avenue)

Hunt is open to children 6 to 10 years old. There will be two hunts: one for kids 5 and younger and another for those 6-10. Kids have to be accompanied by an adult and should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. There will also be face painting, arts and crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Event opens at 8 a.m. Hunt starts at 9 a.m.

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Peoria’s Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt (March 26, PEORIA)
Time: 8 a.m. – noon, Centennial Plaza, 9875 N. 85th Avenue

Head over to Centennial Plaza for the 40th annual Easter Egg hunt. There will be candy hunts and a family scavenger hunt. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, crafts and carnival games. Event is free if you bring canned food to donate to St. Mary’s. Some activities to require fee. Egg hunt starts at 8:20 a.m.

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Fountain Hills Eggstravaganza (March 26, FOUNTAIN HILLS)
Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., Golden Eagle Park in Fountain Hills, cost: free

The egg hunt starts promptly at 9 a.m. It is encouraged to arrive early. It is open to kids 7 years and younger. The Fountain Hills Fire Department will be there so kids can climb inside the trucks and see firefighting gear.

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Surprise Egg-Strava-Ganza (March 26, SURPRISE)
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.; 8 Acres Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave.

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. Enjoy face painting and cleans and an egg hunt.

Adaptive Egg Hunt (March 26, SURPRISE)
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; DreamCatcher Park, 14534 W. Tierra Buena

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Easter at The Wigwam Resort (March 26-27, LITCHFIELD PARK)
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (egg hunt & activities), 300 E. Wigwam Blvd.

On Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Wigwam will host a basket-full of Easter activities, including an egg hunt, a petting zoo, games and the Easter Bunny. Those activities are free. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is also available. That’s available from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., $25 – adults, $15 for kids. On Sunday, the resort will have a traditional Easter brunch ($49 per person) from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Enchanted Island (March 26-27, PHOENIX)
Time: 10 a.m., 1202 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix

Egg hunts divided into age groups. Scheduled from 10 a.m. (1-year-olds) to 1 p.m. (10-year-olds). Check website for official schedule. Arrive early as registration is required before. Bring your own basket. Easter Bunny will be there from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Easter egg hunt at Chaparral Suites Scottsdale (March 27, SCOTTSDALE)
Time: Hunt starts at 9:30 a.m.; Chapparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road; Easter Bunny meet-and-greet, 19 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Easter Bunny plans to hide 1,000 eggs for a hunt at the Chapparal Suites Scottsdale (soon to be Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort). Look out for the 12 gold eggs to redeem for prizes, like brunch, dinner or weekend staycation. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. There will also be a small petting zoo with baby bunnies.

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Easter Egg-stravaganza at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa (March 27, CHANDLER)
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd.; cost: $10 per child

It’s an Easter-filled day at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa. Hunt starts at 9 a.m. There will also be cookie decorating, balloon twister, a bounce house and face painting. You can dye eggs, too.

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BunnyPalooza at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (March 27, SCOTTSDALE)
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; free to resort and brunch guests

BunnyPalooza is taking over Copper Canyon Western town at the Scottsdale Princess. There will be a Bunny Express train, concerts by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, DJ Hop-a-Lot and acrobatic jugglers. There will also be egg hunts, potato sack races, a rock climbing wall and more. Brunch is $95 for adults, $40 for children (6-12). Reservations for brunch required.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (March 27, PHOENIX)
Time: Starts at 9 a.m., hunt & activities start at 10:30 a.m.; 11111 N. 7th Street

There will be a special appearance from the Easter Bunny, egg decorating, arts and crafts and a themed ring-toss game. There is also an Easter Buffet.

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