Several cities in DeKalb County are putting on free Easter egg hunts.
Photo: Bill Lackey
Photo: Bill Lackey

Easter egg hunts around DeKalb offer free fun for the family

With Easter right around the corner, it’s time to start looking for Easter egg hunts to celebrate the season and have fun with the kids.

Luckily, communities around DeKalb County are putting on a host of Easter events over the next two weekends — at no cost to families. Organizers for most of the events urged families to bring their own baskets to hold the Easter eggs.

  • Saturday, April 13, Decatur: DeKalb County is hosting its second annual “Egg Extravaganza” at Exchange Park (2771 Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30034, near Panthersville). From 2 to 5 p.m., the event will feature vendors, face painting, a bounce house, giveaways and photos with the Easter bunny. Children will be split up into various age groups to hunt for the eggs.
Egg hunters enjoy last year's Easter egg scramble in Brookhaven. (Photo: Courtesy of Brookhaven)
  • April 13, Brookhaven: The city of Brookhaven is putting on an Easter egg hunt for special needs children, a week before its main Easter event. At Lynwood Park (3360 Osborne Road), this new event will give special considerations to visually and hearing-impaired youngsters, as well as children in wheelchairs and those who are sensory-sensitive. The event will be held 10 a.m. to noon on the outdoor basketball courts behind the recreation center.
  • That same day, the city is putting on a special egg hunt for dogs at 3 p.m. At the Brookhaven Park Dog Park (4158 Peachtree Road), people can bring their furry friends to search for special Easter eggs containing dog treats.

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  • Saturday, April 20, Tucker: The city of Tucker is scattering 1,500 eggs around Kelley Cofer Park (4259 N Park Drive) for the city’s first-ever egg hunt, also split up by age group. The eggs have toys, stickers and other special treats inside.
  • April 20, Brookhaven: The city’s annual “Easter Egg Scramble” is 9 to 11 a.m. at Blackburn Park (3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road). Families can get pictures with the Easter bunny and enjoy a musical performance before searching for the eggs at 10:30. There will also be food trucks on hand selling breakfast meals.
Children fill their Easter egg baskets in Decatur. (Photo: Courtesy of the Decatur Business Association)

Interested in attending an Easter egg hunt in another part of metro Atlanta? Check out the AJC’s ultimate guide to Easter egg hunts this spring.

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