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Best 2014 Easter events in Dallas-Fort Worth

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The Easter bunny is coming to DFW starting this weekend, April 5, 2014. Between this weekend and Easter Sunday, you'll have plenty of ways to collect eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and even get in a run event so you won't feel bad about eating all of that Easter candy. So grab your basket and get ready for some of the best Easter activities in the metroplex.

Frisco's 22nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza–April 5
Where: Toyota Soccer Center–9200 World Cup Way (Fields 9-14)
When: 1-4 p.m.; Egg Hunt: 2 p.m.
www.friscofun.org

Ages 12 and under are invited to hop on over to the fields at Toyota Soccer Center, located behind Toyota Stadium where there will be over 80,000 Easter eggs for the taking. There will also be bounce houses, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Grapevine's Easter Family Fun Night– April 6
Where: Grapevine Convention Center– 1209 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051
When: 5 to 9 p.m.
Price: $5
www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Everyone's invited to an epic night of indoor fun with face painting, bounce house, Body Talk Fit-Cardio Dance Party and shopping from 30 spectacular vendors.

Frisco's Annual Aqua Egg Hunt–April 12
Where: Frisco Athletic Center Indoor Aquatic Center–5828 Nancy Jane Lane
When: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Price: $12 for residents and $15 for non-residents
www.friscofun.org

Bring the kids in their swimsuits (2 ½ to 10 years of age) for a swimming style egg hunt in the pool. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be crafts and photo ops with the Easter Bunny and other roaming characters. Spots are limited, register online in advance until April 11 and in person until 9:45 the day of the event.

Frisco's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny–April 12
Where: The Westin Stonebriar–1549 Legacy Drive
When: 9–11 a.m.
Price: $35 Adults; $30 Children
www.johgriefsupport.org

Enjoy a breakfast buffet along with an Easter egg hunt, crafts, silent auction, raffle, goodie bags and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Sachse Easter Egg Scramble–April 12
Where: Heritage Park–4408 Hudson Dr.
When: 10–10:30 a.m.
www.cityofsachse.com

The Easter Bunny is coming to Heritage Park to hunt for hidden treasure filled eggs with kids ages 2-10 years.

Sachse Flashlight Egg Hunt–April 12
Where: Heritage Park– 4408 Hudson Dr.
When: 9 p.m.

Older kids, ages 5 to 13, have their own egg hunt in the dark, so make sure you bring your flashlight for this one. Anyone who can find the Golden Egg and wins a special prize.

Sachse Doggie Bone Hunt–April 12
Where: Heritage Park 4408 Hudson Dr.
When: 8:15 p.m.

Dogs want to have fun too, so bring Fido along for his own Easter bone hunt. There will be doggie treats, prizes, and great fun. Dogs will be divided by weight and MUST be on a leash at all times. There will be contests for best dressed and cutest. Bring a camera and get a photo of the Easter Bunny with your pet.

Easter at the Ranch for Families with Special Needs–April 12
Where: Paws for Reflecton Ranch–5431 Montgomery Rd. Midlothian, TX 76065
When: 2 –4 p.m.
www.pawsforreflectionranch.org

Join the Easter Bunny for free family fun day with an egg hunt, crafts, games, and refreshments for families with special needs.

Lewisville Annual Funny Bunny Festival–April 12
Where: Railroad Park–1301 Railroad St. Lewisville, TX 75067
When: 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
www.cityoflewisville.com

Enjoy carnival games, face painting, an egg hunt and a pancake breakfast

Nash Farms Annual Easter Egg Hunt–April 12
Where: Nash Farm–626 Ball St. Grapevine, TX 76051
When: 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be hiding thousands of eggs at Nash Farm for a hopping good time. Special prize eggs will be hidden in each age division. There will be five different events by age division. Kids will love the face painting and other activities such as bounce-houses, petting zoo, hay rides and more.

Easter Fun at Sea Life Aquarium–April 12, 16 &19
Where: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine
When: 11 a.m.
www.visitsealife.com

Hang out with the Scuba Bunny as he hops to the bottom of the ocean tank to hide eggs for a SEA LIFE diver to find. Kids are encouraged to help point the diver in the right direction. Scheduled dives occur at 11 a.m. on April 12, 16 and 19. Other Easter-themed activities include a special aquarium-wide scavenger hunt for eggs hidden in various tanks.

Rockwall Easter Egg Hunt–April 12
Where: Harry Myers Park–815 East Washington St., Rockwall
When: 9:30 a.m.; 10:15 a.m.- Easter Egg Hunt; 10:45 a.m.- Egg Toss
www.planetrockwall.com

Kids up to 12 years are invited for lots of egg-citement and eggstraordinary" prizes, including games, egg hunt, bounce houses and a petting zoo.

Denton Breakfast with the Easter Bunny–April 12
Where: MLK Jr. Rec Center–1300 Wilson St., Denton
When: 12 p.m.
Price: $5
www.cityofdenton.com

Hop on over for eggs, sausage, and pancakes along with photo ops with the Easter Bunny.

Garland Easter Egg Hunt–April 17
Where: Central Park–1310 West Avenue F, Garland
When: 6 p.m.
www.ci.garland.tx.us

Ages up to 10 years are invited to hunt for toy filled eggs, bounce around in a jump house and go through the obstacle course, while parents can load up on recreation activity information.

Denton Teen Twilight Egg Hunt–April 16
Where: Denia Rec –1001 Parvin St., Denton
When: 8 p.m.
www.cityofdenton.com

Teens will totally enjoy hunting in the dark for eggs that are filled with cash, coupons, and gift cards for eggs. Don't forget the flashlights!

Denton Easter Eggstravaganza–April 19
Where: Denton Civic Center–321 E. McKinney St, Denton
When: 9:30 a.m.; Egg hunt 11:30 a.m.
www.cityofdenton.com

Toddlers through Grade 5 will enjoy everything from a bounce house, arts and crafts, and a fun magic show to a hunt for over 21,000 eggs and a photo op with the Easter Bunny.

Big Cats Easter Egg Hunt–Friday, April 19
Where: In Sync Exotics & Wildlife Education Rescue Center
3430 Skyview Drive, Wylie
When: 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
www.innsyncexotics.com

Everyone is invited to come out for an egg hunt complete with roaring sound effects to set the ambience. There will also be games, prizes, a raffle, face painting, and food concessions, among other fun activities.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival Easter Treasure Hunt–April 19 & 20
Where: 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie
www.srfestival.com

Experience all the fun of the fair along with an Easter treasure hunt for the kids and a
special 16th Century church service on the Crown Stage at 12:30pm on Easter Sunday.

Helicopter Egg Drop Prestonwood Dallas–April 19
Where: Lake Highlands North Recreation Center–9940 White Rock Trail
When: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
www.prestonwood.org

Kids ages 2 through Grade 3 are invited to the largest egg drop in the metroplex. There will be bounce houses and a petting zoo there too.

Fort Worth Run for the Riders–April 19
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards–106 E. Exchange Ave
When: 8:30 a.m.
www.stockyardseasterrun.com

Everyone of any age is invited to hop on down for the 1k, 5k & 10k fun run/walk, then hang around for the Easter egg hunt at noon.

Fort Worth Stockyards Texas Sized Easter Celebration–April 19
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards–130 E. Exchange Ave
When: 12–4 p.m.
www.fortworthstockyards.org

Bring you cowboy hat for a western style Easter egg hunt for all ages. The hunt begins at noon sharp, and afterwards there will be an Easter bunny, face painting, a balloon animal maker and more.

Frank Buck Zoo Eggstravaganza–April 19
Where: Frank Buck Zoo–1000 W. California St. Gainesville, TX 76240
When: 8:00–9 a.m.
Price: $6
www.frankbuckzoo.com

Meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs and spend all day at the zoo on the day of the Frank Buck Zoo Eggstravaganza. Kids will hunt eggs in groups ranging from; 12 months - 3 years old, 4 - 6 years old, 7 - 9 years old, 10 & older.

Coppell's Annual EGGstravaganza–April 19
Where: Wagon Wheel Park–345 Freeport Parkway
When: 10 a.m.– 12 p.m. (Hunt begins @ 12p.m.)
www.coppelltx.gov

Kids ages 10 and under are invited to the City of Coppell's annual EGGstravaganza at Wagon Wheel Park where there will be face painting, bounce houses, pictures with the Bunny and more. The event finale will be the annual egg hunt, beginning at 12p.m.

Egg Hunt At Delaney Vineyards–April 19
Where: 2000 Champagne Boulevard Grapevine
When: 2–5 p.m.
www.delaneyvineyards.com

Join Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny for a fun time at the Vineyards. There will be a costume contest, a petting zoo, a bounce house, face painting and plenty of great things to eat & drink. Special appearances by Foghorn Leghorn & The Peeps, Delmo, Mr. Ringmaster & The Mad Hatter.

McKinney Easter Egg-Stravaganza–April 19
Where: McKinney Soccer Complex @Craig Ranch 6375 Collin McKinney Pkwy.
When: 11 a.m.
www.mckinneytexas.org

Children up to age 10 years are invited to McKinney's largest Easter egg hunt along with games, bounce houses, art and crafts, entertainment and prizes. There will also be a petting zoo and trackless train and more.

First McKinney Easter Eggstravaganza–April 19
Where: First Baptist McKinney–1615 W. Louisiana
When: 3–5 p.m.
www.firstmckinney.com

Everyone is invited to enjoy everything from bounce houses, a petting zoo and games to a giant egg hunt for the kids. Food trucks will be there serving up good eats too.

Easter Weekend at the Arboretum–April 18, 19 &20
Where: Dallas Arboretum–8525 Garland Rd.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn and Pecan Grove
www.dallasarboretum.org

Children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo and Easter portraits with a live bunny.

Dallas Arboretum Easter Brunch @Restaurant DeGolyer –April 20
When: 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Price: $65 Adults; $25 Children age 5-10; Children 4 and under free

All of the Easter activities will leave you hungry, so go ahead and indulge yourself in a lovely Easter buffet, complete with stunning views. Reservations may be made by calling 214-515-6511. See the Menu

Grapevine Vintage Railroad Easter Fun Train–April 20
Where: Cotton Belt Depot– 705 S. Main Street
When: 2–3 p.m.
Price: $10 for adult, $12 for children 12 and under
www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Join the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for a special one- hour train ride Easter Sunday with the Easter Bunny. There will be a special Easter Egg Hunt following the train ride and Easter baskets will be provided to all child passengers.

Easter in Lee Park and Pooch Parade–April 20
Where: 3400 Turtle Creek Blvd
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pooch Parade starts at noon)
www. easterinleepark.com

Nothing is nicer than picnicking in Lee Park when it's a gorgeous day outside, especially when there's live music and a parade of pooches to get everyone in a fun mood.

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