Events fill quickly. Please call ahead or register in advance to avoid disappointment. We will be adding to this list as we discover more events. Updated: March 27, 2023
March 30-April 1: The Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt brings a FREE portable Easter activity to Avondale families all over the City! Enjoy an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny and Chick, and make memories with our up coming Eggstravaganza!
- Thursday, March 30. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friendship Park, 12325 West McDowel Rd.
- Friday, March 31. 5 to 7:30 p.m.Donnie Hale Park, 10857 West Fourth St.
- Saturday, April 1. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Avondale Civic Center Complex, 11465 West Civic Center Dr.
April 8: Easter Weekend at the Park. Easter Egg Hunt and FREE Cookout lunch. 10 a.m. to noon. Come out to the park for a community’s traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Hot dog cookout, popcorn, cotton candy, bounce houses, crafts, games, face painting, and more! The Easter hunt will begin at 10:30 am for ages toddler – middle school. Bring an easter basket or bag for the hunt. This is a FREE event sponsored by The Church at Sun Valley. RSVP required. Festival Foothills Community Park, 26252 W. Desert Vista Blvd.
April 8: Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival. Enchanted Dreams Productions invite families to join in the Easter Egg hunt with options to take family photos with the Easter Bunny and loads of spring fun. Additional paid options for pony rides, face painting, balloon twisting, hair do’s, activity workshops, food trucks, baked treats and shopping. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $7.53 – $13.16, reservation required. Free for babies under 12 months. Nashwa Farms, 3500 West Mahoney
April 1: Easter Festival + Glow Egg Hunt. Plus, food trucks, giant inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, all kinds of carnival games and treats, and we even heard that the Easter Bunny might be making an appearance. Free event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crossroads Nazarene Church, 2950 W. Ray Rd.
April 7-8: Princess Easter Basket Deliveries. Have you favorite princess out for a 15 minute visit that include a holiday basket with toys and treats, interactive story time, sing-a-longs, photo opportunities, and more! 15-minute slots from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. $55/per visit, travel fee for locations outside of Chandler.
April 7: Family Easter Celebration. Hop along our 24 Karrot Trail collecting eggs and goodies along the way. Find a “Golden Karrot” and win an egg-citing prize. Make sure to bring your basket. Trails are open to little bunnies up to nine years of age. The morning will also be hopping with crafts, amusements, live performances and egg-citement for all. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park (Stage Plaza), 178 E. Commonwealth Ave.
April 1: Chandler’s Best Easter Egg Hunt. A free egg hunt with over 5000 eggs and Special Golden Eggs that contains cash, gift cards, prizes and more. Plus, free pictures with the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m. to noon (3 Separate Egg Hunt Times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon). Reservation required. MX Martial Arts, 4990 South Gilbert Rd.
April 8: Easter Bunny Express. Verde Canyon Railroad’s “all aboard” celebration featuring face painting, photo opportunities and treats from the Easter Bunny. Children of all ages can snuggle with the Easter Bunny prior to the 3.5 hour journey through the magical wilderness of the Verde Canyon. The Easter Bunny loves giving out handfuls of treats and armloads of hugs before bidding farewell to everyone on the train as it departs at 1 p.m. Get your photo taken with the Happy Hare and be sure to enter your best guess in the jelly bean contest.
March 17-April 8: Photos with the Bunny. Visit the Bunny in the children’s play area at SanTan Village. Reservation is required. Plus, Special Experiences are available: Bunny Cares with Autism Speaks (March 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.). Sensory friendly bunny photo experience with limited sounds and noises. Pet Parties (March 20 & 27, 4 to 7 p.m.). Bring your fur babies and get photos with the bunny. NOTE: Event is exclusive to domestic pets. Must be on a leash or in a carrier. SanTan Village (Regional Center), 2218 East Williams Field Rd.
April 2: Free Easter celebration! Enjoy free pictures with the Easter Bunny, an interactive craft activity, prizes, and a chance to win $50 gift cards to stores in Crossroads Towne Center. The festivities will from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. near Panda Express. Crossroads Towne Center, 3757 South Gilbert Rd.
April 8: Bunny Brunch at Fat Cats Gilbert. 90 minutes of bowling (10 to 11:30 a.m.), unlimited soft drinks, Bunny Brunch, 1 Easter basket, one roundof Glow Golf per person, and photos with the Easter Bunny. $130 per family (up to 6 per lane). 10 a.m. to noon. Fat Cats Gilbert, 4321 East Baseline Rd.
April 1-8: Free Easter Bunny Photos. Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This photo opportunity event will be held in Westgate Entertainment District (Westgate’s Fountain Park), 6770 North Sunrise Blvd.
April 8: Hop & Hops, Easter Event. Eggs and bunnies and beer, oh my! Blending traditional and not-so-traditional Easter activities, there is sure to be something for everyone at this event. Goodyear Recreation Campus, 420 S. Estrella Pkwy.
April 8: Community Egg Hunt. A free family event with Eggs Hunts, games, bounces, concessions, face painting, and Rock wall. 10 a.m. to noon. Turning Leaf Church, 5800 N Litchfield Rd.
April 7: Maricopa’s Easter Egg Hunt and Food Truck Friday. Come join the longest running Egg Hunt in Maricopa. Free games and inflatables, and 9 amazing food trucks to dine from. Community of Hope, 45295 W Honeycutt Ave.
April 7: Dino Egg Hunt. Search for Easter eggs throughout the Museum. 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Members Exclusive Early Entry 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.). $10, Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 North Macdonald.
April 7: Spring and Easter Mini Family Workshop. Hop on over to AR Workshop in Mesa for some Spring and Easter crafty fun with the family! Make any Spring and Easter Mini Wood Sign Sets or Canvas Totes! Perfect for ages 7 and older. Ages 6 and younger will need assistance from an adult. Cost of projects varies. Registration required. AR Workshop Mesa, 86 West University Dr.
April 7: The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Golfland-Sunsplash is free with a qualifying online purchase. Advanced registration is required.
April 8: Free Easter Eggstravaganza. Start with a parade through the Downtown Mesa Farmers Market, filling your basket with farm-fresh Easter-goodies and egg-ceptional gifts from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Then, hippity-hoppity down Main Street bunny trail to hunt for Easter eggs located in some of the local shops and restaurants. Also join the Easter Bunny at Main & Macdonald for free photos! Fuel up on the snacks including cotton candy, popcorn and juice. Kids of all ages can create egg-dorable Easter crafts at the Arts & Crafts station. There’s so much to do throughout this eggstra-special day! Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Mesa, 100 N. Center St.
April 8: Easter-Eggsperience. This fun filled day will include an egg hunt, Easter craft time, pictures with The Easter Bunny (please bring your own camera), Petting Zoo, and unlimited play on all the farm play structures. The farm will also have concessions available and specialty vendors. Tickets only sold online. $18 ages 16 and younger, adults are free with a paid child admission. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vertuccio Farms, 4011 South Power Rd.
April 8: Bunny Brunch at Fat Cats Mesa. 90 minutes of bowling (10 to 11:30 a.m.), unlimited soft drinks, Bunny Brunch, 1 Easter basket, one roundof Glow Golf per person, and photos with the Easter Bunny. $130 per family (up to 6 per lane). 10 a.m. to noon. Fat Cats Mesa, 5846 East Longbow Parky.
April 1: Free Easter Bunny Photos. Games, prizes and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Park West (Splash Pad), 9744 West Northern Ave.
April 1 & 8: FREE West Valley Movies in the Park.
- April 1: Puss-n-Boots: The last Wish. Enjoy a free outdoor movie, Easter Bunny Visit, night market, free parking & more! Free, RSVP required. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Centennial Plaza Park, 9875 N 85th Ave.
- April 8: Yogi Bear. Enjoy a free movie and Peoria Annual “Spring Pic-A-Nic” Easter Festival. Face painting, games, raffles, bounce houses, balloons, carnival games, crafts and dance party for the kids and much more. 5 to 9 p.m. Free to attend, RSVP required. The Way, 8542 West Deer Valley Rd.
April 8: Dolly Sanchez Easter Celebration. Come enjoy the festive entertainment and family-friendly activities at the Peoria Sports Complex! Held annually the Saturday before Easter, this event offers something for everyone. Cottontail Lane will offer a walking path of table stations on the stadium field that children can pass through with their Easter baskets to collect goodie-filled eggs, toys, trinkets, and crafts. Families can also take photos with the Easter Bunny. Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 North 83rd Ave.
April 8: Hippity Hop Half Marathon. Join the 8th Annual Hippity Hop Half Marathon/10K/5K/Cottontail Dash event. The Cottontail Dash is an untimed half mile fun run with an egg hunt along the route. All participants receive a finisher’s medal and a shirt. You are welcome to bring your own bag/basket or one will be provided for you. Eggs are handed out by volunteers so that everyone will come away with equal amount of eggs. Parents who only want to accompany their children on the course do not need to register. Starts at 7 a.m. $80: Half Marathon, 10K: $50, $40: 5K, $25: Cottontail Dash, $35: Virtual Run. Registration required. Peoria Sports Complex, North 83rd Ave.
March 23 – April 9: Peter Rabbit Puppet Show. Naughty Peter disobeys his mother and sets off to find adventure (and lunch!) in Mr. McGregor’s garden in this popular version of Beatrix Potter’s most famous tale, told with adorable hand puppets, music and movement — no words! Ages 4 and up. Thursday-Friday 10 a.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. $12, $8 12 and younger. Admission must be purchased in advance. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St.
April 1-8: Free Easter Bunny Photos. Hop close to pose with the Easter Bunny! Families & furry friends alike, don your best dressed against a spring-soaked backdrop. Photos to be taken on your own personal device on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations needed. Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Shops at Norterra (near Harkins Theatre), 2460 West Happy Valley Rd.
April 1: The Kroc Eggstravaganza. Looking for a fun-filled day for the whole family? Look no further than this free event, which promises to be a blast for all ages. From arts and crafts to games, music, and food trucks, there’s something for everyone. Kids will love the inflatable bounce houses and obstacle course, while parents can check out community resource booths and enjoy dance performances. And don’t forget about the face painting! So mark your calendars and join in on the fun. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Egg hunt times: Ages 0-3 ongoing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Ages 4-7 & 8-11 at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. KROC Center, 1375 E. Broadway Rd.
April 7: Bunny Bash. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., hop on over to The District for the ultimate spring celebration. Guests are invited to follow the trail of eggs from store to store, test their creativity with egg decorating, strike a pose with ‘somebunny’ special and enjoy balloon art, live entertainment, giveaways and more. The Bunny Bash is free and open to the public to get the Easter festivities started early. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 North Tatum Blvd.
April 8-9: Enchanted Island Amusement Park Free Easter Egg Hunt. Sponsored by Food City, come join this free two-day Easter Egg Hunt. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For children ages 1 – 10. Hunts start in separate areas every 10 minutes. Easter Bunny available for photos from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. 60 Grand Prize Eggs valued at $6000 include: Children Bikes, Pete’s Package Birthday Party, One Year Passes, 4 Pack of One day Ride Passes and Easter Baskets. Enchanted Island Amusement Park, 1202 W. Encanto Blvd.
April 9: Easter Picnic at The Farm! Enjoy a beautiful spring weather with your family…the Easter Bunny may be hopping by to say “hi” throughout the day! This picnic-style event does not include reserved seating —each package includes a picnic blanket! Easter Picnic Menu includes: The Farm Cheese Board, Build Your Own Bruschetta, Curry Hummus with Dipping Veggies, Artisan Sandwiches (Layered Italian or Grilled Chicken), The Farm Salad, Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie & Lemon Ricotta Bundt Cake, and bottled water. Picnic package: $125 for 2 people and $225 for 4 people (plus 20% production fee + tax). Add-on options available (Kids Easter Lunch Bag with Treat $16.95, Bottle of Champagne $30, and Bottle of Red or White House Wine $35). Schedule pick up time is required. The Farm at South Mountain (South Grove), 6106 South 32nd St.
April 9: Free Family Easter Egg Hunt and More. Bring the family to enjoy an Egg Hunt, Bounce House, Games, Crafts, Cookie Decorating, Continental Breakfast and more! Egg Hunt starts at 11 a.m., Breakfast will be served until Noon. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1212 E Glendale Ave.
April 22: The Chocolate Bunny 5K/Kids Run. The “Chocolate Bunny 5K/Kids Run” is a fundraiser to benefit Kids Need To Read. Their mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children by providing books and engaging literacy programs to underfunded schools, libraries, and organizations nationwide. Cost: $30 5K, Kids 1 Mile $20 (Prices increase in April). Limited to 200 runners. Register early to save your spot! All finishers receive a Chocolate Bunny Medal, bib, wristband and raffle entry!
April 9: Easter EGGstravaganza at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary features a zoo-wide Easter egg hunt, special Easter treats for the animals, concessions and more. 10 a.m. to4 p.m. Heritage Park Zoo, 1403 Heritage Park Rd.
April 2: Free Easter celebration! Enjoy free pictures with the Easter Bunny, an interactive craft activity, prizes, and a chance to win $50 gift cards to stores in Queen Creek Marketplace. The festivities will be from 3 to 5 p.m. near Kohl’s. Queen Creek Marketplace, 21398 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd.
April 8: Easter Egg-Citement. Two hunt times divided by age groups (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.). $25 per child participant: includes Easter egg hunt, decorating Easter cookie, unlimited rides, jumping pillows, ropes course, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. $5 per parent/grandparent: includes entry into event, $20 to purchase an unlimited ride wristband, and $5 for individual train rides. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S Rittenhouse Rd.
April 8: Bunny Brunch at Fat Cats Queen Creek. 90 minutes of bowling (10 to 11:30 a.m.), unlimited soft drinks, Bunny Brunch, 1 Easter basket, one roundof Glow Golf per person, and photos with the Easter Bunny. $130 per family (up to 6 per lane). 10 a.m. to noon. Fat Cats Queen Creek, 20660 East Riggs Rd.
April 7-8: Bunny Balloon Blast. The whole family is invited to experience hot air balloons, FREE candy for the kids, a FREE Kids Zone with tons of inflatables and rides, tethered balloon rides and of course, the Easter Bunny! 5:30 to 9 p.m. $15, $10 ages 3-12, Free ages 2 and younger. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd.
April 8: Easter Baseball Camp. Campers will enjoy three full hours (9 a.m. to noon) of hitting instruction and drill work! Get ready for plenty of swings to help your player get better for the future! Players will get instruction from former MLB/Minor league players and coaches and learn simple drills to help them become better hitters! $85, Multiple Players: $150 ($75 each). Salt River Fields Baseball Academy at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Rd.
April 8: Hide & Peep Egg Hunt. Search for colorful eggs hidden throughout The Quarter to unlock the secret location to a bag full of treats. After the egg hunt, kids can dance to music and visit our artists for face painting and some balloon-twisting fun. Don’t forget to snap a pic with the Easter Bunny, who’ll be hopping around The Quad. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5, registration is required. Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd.
April 8: Great Egg Hunt and Family Fair. Two Easter Egg Hunts and professional photos with the Easter Bunny. Interactive stage entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, Easter crafts, coloring contests, music, games, and prizes. Free to attend. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arizona Boardwalk Courtyard, 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Suite E-100.
April 8-9: 2 Day Easter Celebration. 100% FREE: Easter egg hunt, inflatables, family photos with the Easter Bunny, coffee, muffins & cupcakes (vegan and gluten free), donuts, and of course, more FREE CANDY than your kids can handle! Plus, huge prizes and exciting games. On Saturday, you can expect lots of activities for the kids and a chance to win huge prizes.
On Sunday you can expect great music, a relevant message from Pastor Dale, special services for the Kids, a nursery for the infants and toddlers and the warm, friendly atmosphere of our Rock Church Family! Kids Prizes will be given away on Sunday. RSVP is required (*note time differences). Saturday, April 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 10 a.m. Rock Church Assembly of God, 2012 N Scottsdale Rd.
April 9: Easter Brunch at the Princess. Join in for an Easter to remember! Offering a variety of special events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. From Easter egg hunts and delicious brunches with Easter Basket delivery to your table. Plus, live entertainment and family-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 East Princess Dr.
April 9: Easter Egg Hunt. Event will be during the 10 a.m. service for children ages 3-12, in the in the Fellowship Hall. This activity will include scripture and an egg hunt. While parents are worshiping in the sanctuary. Free and open to the public. Also an 8 a.m. Easter Pancake Breakfast will be prior to the worship service 10 a.m. This service will feature uplifting music and song along with liturgy and a message of celebration for the day of resurrection. The NSUMC Chancel choir and brass quartet with timpani will perform at this service. North Scottsdale United Methodist church, 11735 N. Scottsdale Rd.
April 9: Extravagant Easter Brunch at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. The holiday brunch will be between 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature a variety of brunch favorites, from smoked pork benedict and applewood bacon to brioche French toast and toasted coconut buttermilk pancakes. Plus, a carving station, seafood station, a taco stand, a fresh sushi station, a pasta station, and desserts. Live music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $115, $48 ages 6 – 12, and Free 5 and younger. Reservations required, 480-629-6231. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, 7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd.
April 8: Easter in the Park. Celebrate Easter this year at Beardsley Park as the Recreation Centers of Sun City West invites residents and their grandchildren to attend their most fun event of spring season, Easter in the Park. Many fun activities will be available for the family to enjoy! 9 a.m. to noon. Free event but we require one ticket for every child attending. Pick up your free tickets at the R.H. Johnson Box Office. Beardsley Park, 12755 West Beardsley Rd.
April 1: Cookies and Crafts with Mrs. Bunny. The City of Surprise invites all ages to visit with Mrs. Bunny while making crafts and enjoying a snack. Three time slots available: 9 to 10 a.m., 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Space is limited, pre-registration is required for all ages. $5 per residents, $10 per non-resident. Sierra Montana Recreation Center, 14861 N Spring Ln.
April 8: The City of Surprise Spring Eggstravaganza. Egg hunters are invited to join the search for candy and toy-filled plastic eggs. This free, family event will feature activities, face painters, balloon twisters, easter bunny pictures and more! Food and drink will be available for purchase. Hunts are separated by age group and continue approximately every 30 minutes with an open hunt at the end for those who have missed their age group. 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Surprise Recreation Campus (Kansas City Practice fields), 15850 N. Bullard Ave.
March 17- April 8: Hop to It! It’s Bunny Photo Time! Hop on over to Arizona Mills mall for a Bunny Photo Experience. A magical experience for the whole family, where in a few clicks we will match you with a personalized photo experience. Reserve your visit plus, get two egg-citing gifts when you book your visit online: Free issue of Highlights magazine and Free access to MyPhoto, a fun virtual tool that transforms your favorite photos into festive images. Arizona Mills, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle.
April 1: Free Bunny Hop. From 4 to 6 p.m., join the Easter Bunny for free photos, an egg hunt, live entertainment by Funergy, crafts, giveaways, and more! The free Bunny Hop will be hosted inside The District at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
April 1: Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Hippity hop, Easter fans! Get ready for an egg-citing time, from 10 a.m. to noon, for a basket full of fun. And don’t forget to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, who will be there to make the memories even more egg-stra special. Bierman Autism Centers, 1729 West Greentree Dr.
April 1: Easter at the Swap. Fun for the whole family, special activities, and shopping! Plus, face painter, balloon artist, Easter candy hunt with vendors, discounted rides, live music, and giveaways. 3 to 8 p.m. Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S Palo Verde Rd.
April 1: The Oro Valley Easter Eggstravaganza. An annual egg hunt that includes jumping castles, crafts, games, food trucks and other fun activities! Join us for a free, family-friendly event with food trucks, arts and crafts, games and the Easter bunny! Easter egg hunt divided by age groups. 9 a.m. to noon. James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia.
April 1 & 7: Paint Story Time. A wacky new Easter version of the classic “There Was an Old Lady” song! This time, the hungry old lady swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! And just as she’s hopping and skipping along, who should she meet but the Easter Bunny! Watch what happens when she trips, with amazing results! With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page–a fun story for Easter. Kiddos will enjoy 1-2 crafts, and cookie decorating! Recommended for ages 2-6. $11, reservations required. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This n’ That Creative Studio, 1066 South Pantano Rd.
April 8: The Easter Egg Hunt at Udall Park. Join Sabino Road Baptist Church in a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt with over 7,000 eggs. Starting at 10 a.m. sharp. Hunts are divided by age groups and an area for children with special needs. Plus, enjoy crafts, face painting, raffles and of course the egg hunt. Registration required. Morris K. Udall Park (Ramadas 7-9), 7290 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
April 8-9: Easter ExtravaganZOO at Reid Park Zoo. Hunt for eggs, enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet the Easter Bunny. Bring your Easter basket or bucket to collect eggs, there is an age specific zone for joyful hunting for all. Eggs will be turned in for a treat bag. There will be special prizes for lucky children who find the golden eggs! Guests will also enjoy breakfast in the Event Garden and meet the Easter Bunny. After breakfast, stay and visit the Zoo – many of the animals will get Easter enrichment throughout the morning. Watch as the Zoo animals enjoy their Easter treats! And be sure to see the Big, Big Bugs as they move and buzz throughout the Zoo. 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. $20-$40, advance ticket purchase required. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Ct.
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The i.d.e.a. Museum of Mesa suggests saving eggshells for “Egg-citing Spring Splat Art” your entire family can enjoy in the backyard. Find instructions here.