Best Easter egg hunts in Atlanta

Your ultimate guide to Easter egg hunts around Atlanta

Spring is in the air and Easter is on its way. That means you'll want to find the best, most exciting Easter egg hunt so that your little ones can have the time of their lives. 

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Parents, look no further than these top 20 egg hunts in and around the Metro that all showcase what a bunny-filled celebration should look like. Your kids will enjoy the traditional Easter egg hunt activities you expect at these not-to-miss events, with a few thrilling and unusual twists in the mix. 

Find the perfect Easter egg hunt near you in every corner of metro Atlanta:

Easter egg hunts in Cobb:

Easter EGGLOW Scramble. 6:30-9 p.m. April 12. Free. Franklin Gateway Sports Complex. 1034 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta. 770-794-5601. www.mariettaga.gov.

Don't forget to bring your flashlights to this special glow-in-the-dark egg hunt with eggs scattered throughout the Franklin Gateway Sports Complex. Guests will also enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny, a live DJ, inflatables, food concessions and a Sports Showcase featuring soccer, Lacrosse and Flag Football.

Cobb County Spring EGGstravaganza. 4-8 p.m. April 13. Free. Al Bishop Park. 1082 Al Bishop Drive SW, Marietta. 770-528-8800. www.cobbcounty.org.

Kids, you won't want to miss out on the largest egg hunt in Cobb County, which will feature games and activities for the whole family, food concessions, live entertainment, inflatables and more. Hunts are divided into five different age groups over multiple fields.

Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop
Photo: Courtesy of Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop/For the AJC

Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop.11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 20. Free, $7 for Kid's Zone. Sprayberry High School. 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-423-1330. www.communityeggdrop.org.

Kids will get the chance to collect 90,000 eggs and candy dropped from a helicopter above the Sprayberry High School football field this year. This showstopping egg hunt will also include a DJ, live entertainment, performances by Pete Hart and the Atlanta Puppets, photos with the Easter Bunny, games, food and activities for the entire family.

Kennesaw First Baptist Eggstravaganza 2019. 2-5 p.m. April 20. Free with registration. Kennesaw First Baptist Church. 2958 North Main St. NW, Kennesaw. 770-427-3109. www.eventbrite.com.

Kids 2 years old through 5th graders will race to collect the most eggs at this free family event, courtesy of the Kennesaw First Baptist Church Kidz Ministry. Visitors will also enjoy pony rides, face painting, inflatables, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and more.

Easter egg hunts in DeKalb:

Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor's Mansion. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m. April 6. Governor's Mansion. 391 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. www.dekalbgop.org.

Don't miss your family's chance to experience an Easter egg hunt on the lawn of the Governor's Mansion. First Lady Marty Kemp will host this exciting event, but registration fills up quickly so don't delay.

Precious Jewels Chapter #794 Easter Egg Hunt. Noon. April 6. Free. Shoal Creek Park. 3649 Glenwood Road, Decatur. www.allevents.in.

The Easter Bunny will make a special visit to Shoal Creek Park on April 6, along with children of all ages ready for a thrilling Easter egg hunt, food and refreshments. Make sure to bring your basket!

Decatur Business Association Easter Egg Hunt. 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 13. Free. First Baptist Church of Decatur. 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. www.decaturdba.com.

Arrive early to see the Easter Bunny at this free community event. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp followed by family-friendly activities, including a story time from Little Shop of Stories, arts and crafts with TREEHOUSE Kid and Craft and snacks by Steel City Pops.

Higher Calling Ministries Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-noon. April 13. Free. Higher Calling Ministries. 2901 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. 404-288-2434. www.eventbrite.com.

Join Higher Calling Ministries for an Easter egg hunt filled with candy, balloon twisting, face painting, bouncie houses, activities and games for the whole family. Egg hunts are separated into four different age groups.

Easter egg hunts in Gwinnett:

Lawrenceville First Baptist Easter Egg Hunt. 8 a.m.-noon. April 20. Free. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-963-5121. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Along with a free, community-building egg hunt outside the courthouse, visitors will also enjoy a puppet show performance by H.I.M puppet team of Lawrenceville First Baptist and door prizes.

Underwater Egg Hunt and Bunny Bonanza. 9 a.m.-noon. April 20. $15 per person with pre-registration. Bogan Park Aquatic Center. 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. 678-277-0853. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Calling all mermaids! Bogan Park Aquatic Center will host an exciting underwater egg hunt, which will include photos with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, fun activities and refreshments.

Grayson Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza. 10 a.m.-noon. April 20. Free. Grayson Community Park. 475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson. 770-963-8017. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

The Grayson Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza will arrive at Grayson Community Park with egg hunts for five different age/ability groups, fun-filled activities and more.

Norcross Easter Egg Hunt and Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20. Free. Rossie Brundage Park. 350 Autry St., Norcross. 770-448-2122. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Head over to Rossie Brundage Park for a free egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. This inclusive event will feature an all-abilities egg hunt that will begin at 10 a.m., and a special needs egg hunt that will start at 1.

Easter egg hunts in North Fulton:

Magic Mondays Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 8. $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for children, free for members. Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000. www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

Scavenge for Easter eggs out on Smith Family Farm April 8th during the annual Atlanta History Center Magic Mondays Egg Hunt. Families will celebrate with a colorful egg hunt, themed games, arts and crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Plantation. 10 a.m. April 16. $5 per person with pre-registration. Smith Plantation. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-641-3978. www.roswellazaleafestival.com.

Have an old-fashioned egg hunt around the beautiful grounds of Smith Plantation. Kids, bring your own baskets to this event, which includes an egg hunt, prizes, and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Callanwolde Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
Photo: Courtesy of Callanwolde Foundation, Inc./For the AJC

Callanwolde Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt. 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 20. $7.50 per person online, $10 at the door, free for children under 1. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338. www.callanwolde.org.

The Callanwolde Eggstravaganza is back with an amazing egg hunt throughout the grounds of Callanwolde, face painting, arts and crafts with The Home Depot, a kid-friendly dance floor with DJ, a visit from the Easter Bunny, games, performances and more.

Hop-A-Long Easter Egg Hunt. 8-9:30 a.m. April 20. Free. Avalon. 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-765-2000. www.experienceavalon.com.

It's Easter in Avalon, and their annual Hop-A-Long Easter Egg Hunt is back with an egg hunt throughout the Plaza, gift bag prizes for collecting 10 eggs and the chance to see live rabbits at the Concierge, courtesy of Georgia House Rabbit Society.

Easter egg hunts outside of the Metro:

Cherokee Flashlight Egg Hunt. 7:30 p.m. April 12. $10 per child. Cherokee Veterans Park. 7345 Cumming Highway, Canton. 770-924-7768. www.crpa.net.

The Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency will host the Flashlight Egg Hunt on April 12th, featuring a nighttime egg hunt, visit from the Easter Bunny, craft station and snacks. Flashlights provided!

Warbington Farms EGGstravaganza. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 13 and 20, 1:30-3 p.m. April 14. $5 for adults, $11 for children. Warbington Farms. 5555 Crow Road, Cumming. 770-889-1515. www.warbingtonfarms.com.

Visit Warbington Farms on three select dates for an EGGstravaganza like no other. This year's events will include an egg hunt, prizes, a visit from the Easter Bunny and his friends, inflatables, a petting zoo, a jumping pillow and Easter photo opportunities with breathtaking views.

Blacklight Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 13. Free with pre-registration. West Forsyth High School. 4155 Drew Road, Cumming. www.influencers.life.

Join Influencers Church Cumming for a surreal blacklight egg hunting event with bouncie houses, face painting, pony rides, a visit from the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and five different age groups racing to find prize eggs. 

Easter Festival at North Georgia Zoo. Noon-4 p.m. April 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20-21. Zoo admission: $23 for adults, $21 for children, free for infants. Easter egg hunt: $7.99 per child. North Georgia Zoo. 2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland. 706-348-7279. www.business.dahlonega.org.

Experience an egg hunt at a zoo Easter weekend with animal encounters, including different types of rabbits, animal grooming, prizes, a reading of the Easter Story, demonstrations and, of course, a massive egg hunt. 

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