Hop to these 2018 Easter egg hunts around Denver

It was a mad scramble for candy as children began scooping up thousands of not-so-hidden treats during an Easter Egg hunt in Denver’s Washington Park. The New Denver Church provided 15,000 candy-filled plastic eggs for the hunt. (Karl Gehring, Denver Post file)

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s nearly here, and with the holiday comes an egg-stravaganza of egg hunts all over the metro area.

Next weekend the Front Range will be hopping with events for the whole family, from aquatic hunts (bring a swimsuit and goggles) to traditional egg hunts in the park and photos with the big bunny himself.

The Easter egg hunts listed here are free unless otherwise noted. Remember to bring a basket or bucket for the kids to collect their eggs and treats.

And since candy-seeking kids can sweep an entire field of treats clean in a matter of minutes, arrive early to nab a good spot wherever you go. Happy egg hunting!

Friday, March 30

Evergreen Park & Recreation District Easter Egg Hunt. Calling all water babies! This is an aquatic egg hunt at Buchanan Pool. Wear your swimsuit, don your goggles and dive in to collect eggs and exchange them for candy. Bring a plastic bag or bucket to collect eggs. Parents must accompany children 3 and younger in the pool. Ages 1 to 3 start at 5:30 p.m.; ages 4 to 6 start at 5:45 p.m.; and ages 7 and older start at 6 p.m. 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, 720-880-1100

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Northglenn Recreation Center. Kids ages 9 to 14 can search the grounds for Easter eggs. Some eggs will have candy, others will have prizes. Check-in is at 7:30 p.m. and the hunt starts at 8:15 p.m. After the hunt, there’s a DJ, inflatables and more prizes in the gymnasium. $6 for residents, $7 for non-residents; preregistration is required at 303-450-8800 or at northglenn.org, RecTrac Code 10967001. Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive

Natural Grocers Green Mountain. All-ages Easter egg hunt with a coloring station, toys, prizes and deals. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 12612 W. Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood

Saturday, March 31

Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro has events from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., including free professional photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts and activities. Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2 to 10 is at 2 p.m. Arrive early to register. 7970 Northfield Blvd., Denver

Belmar’s Roaming Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will roam the streets of Belmar, along W. Alaska Ave. and S. Teller St. in Lakewood, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can snap photos with the bunny, with kids or the family pets.

Berkeley Lake Park Egg Hunt. Get ready to dash at the Berkeley Lake Park hunt. Participants line up 9:45 a.m., and the rope drops at 10 a.m. sharp. Giveaway bags for the first 200 attendees will be packed full of coupons and goodies from local businesses, and after the hunt, the kids can get a free picture with the Easter Bunny. This hunt is for kids of all ages, and kids are grouped by age into separate areas. 9:30-11 a.m., hunt goes on rain, snow or shine. Berkeley Lake Park, 46th Avenue and Tennyson Street, Denver

Brighton Spring Festival, noon to 4 p.m. Hop through downtown Brighton collecting candy and treats. A street fair will include more than 100 businesses, and the celebration includes face painting, a bounce house, doughnut bobbing, a bubble pool, unicorn rides, food trucks and photo opps with the Easter Bunny. Corner of Bridge and Main streets, Brighton

Broomfield Eggstravaganza. The Eggstravaganza, in its 24th year, has a new location. Meet by the pond at Broomfield Amphitheater at 11:30 a.m. to march with the Easter Bunny to Community Park, where the Egg Scramble will take place on the park’s lawns. The hunt is for children 8 and younger, and kids will be divided by age group. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the Scramble will be held at Broomfield Community Center. E. First Avenue and Spader Way

CHUN Egg Hunt. Capitol Hill egg hunters should gather at the Tears-McFarlane House parking area for a hunt at noon, plus games and prizes, and, of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny. Children will be grouped by age. Organizers are asking adults to limit the kids to six eggs each so there’s enough for everyone. Noon-1:30 p.m., 1290 Williams St., Denver

Church at the Creek Easter Egg Hunt. This is an all-ages egg hunt with a bounce house and other activities, plus snacks, including coffee and doughnuts for the grown-ups. 10-11 a.m., 24500 E. Sixth Ave., Aurora

Children grab eggs off the ground during an Easter egg hunt at The Potter’s House of Denver in Denver. The church released 25,000 Easter eggs via helicopter for more than children. (Brent Lewis, Denver Post file)

City Church Denver Egg Hunt. City Church’s hunt is at 10 a.m. at Dailey Park, and there will be coffee and doughnuts. 1 S. Cherokee St., Denver

Columbine Elementary Egg Hunt and Lunch. The Columbine Elementary PTA and Grace & Peace Church will host an egg hunt for preschoolers and elementary-school kids, plus a bounce house. Kids can also play on the Columbine playground, and there’s lunch for attendees. 10 a.m.-noon, 2540 E. 29th Ave., Denver

Crossroads Church – Fort Lupton Campus Egg Hunt. In addition to candy, the egg hunt at Crossroads includes door prizes and a show. Rain or shine, 10 a.m., 1115 First St., Fort Lupton

Faith Mountain “No Hunt” Easter Eggstravaganza. Instead of a traditional egg hunt, this event has bounce houses, cookie decorating, a magic show, a free pancake breakfast and more than 20,000 candy-filled eggs. In the parking lot, decorated cars will have carnival games where kids of all ages can earn eggs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 12344 W. Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood

Family Sports Dome Egg Scramble. At this free egg hunt with an obstacle course, each age group of kids can search the course, then burn off the energy from the jelly beans on the inflatables and fitness activities. Bring a basket. Children 3 and younger start at 9 a.m.; ages 4-6 at 9:30 a.m.; ages 7-9 at 10 a.m.; and ages 10112 at 10:30 a.m. Event runs from 8:30-11 a.m. 6959 S. Peoria St., Centennial, 303-754-0552

Glendale Easter Eggstravganza. The egg hunt at Infinity Park Turf Field starts at 11 a.m. sharp. Kids 13 and younger can participate in the hunt and search for three prize eggs for an extra prize. Bring a camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. (If the weather’s bad, the hunt will be held in the Glendale Sports Center Gym, for ages 8 and under only). 4599 E. Tennessee Ave., Glendale

Golden Family Easter. This egg hunt starts at 10 a.m., but get there early — once the bell sounds, kids sweep the park clean in less than a minute. After the hunt, families can head downtown for more fun activities. Parfet Park, 701 Washington Ave., Golden

Green Valley Ranch Egg Hunt. Search for a golden egg to win a prize at this egg hunt. The hunt for ages 1-12 starts at 9:30 a.m. sharp at Town Center Park near the baseball field. Bring your own basket. 5050 Argonne St., Denver

Heritage Amusement Park Easter Celebration. Easter egg hunts will take place for different age groups throughout the day in the picnic area, and the park’s attractions will be open, too (if the weather’s good). Ages 2-6 start at noon; ages 7-12 start at 1 p.m. Kids can also get a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. All attractions will be open, weather pending. Free gate admission ($14 to $20 for unlimited ride wristbands), and parking is free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden

Highlands Ranch Community Easter Egg Hunt. Arrive early — this hunt for more than 25,000 eggs goes off at 10 a.m. on the dot. The hunt is for children ages 1 to 11, and everyone can meet the Easter Bunny. Rain, snow or shine. Northridge Park, 8801 Broadway, Highlands Ranch

Hope Community Church Egg Hunt at Platt Park, This egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp, and in addition to the many eggs and prizes, there will be doughnuts and coffee for the adults. Platt Park, 1501 S. Logan St., Denver

Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Egg Hunt. Kids found more than 17,000 Easter eggs at this hunt last year. Start times will be staggered for age groups. Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m-noon, 10500 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, 303-979-6022

Mile High Flea Market Easter Egg Hunt, In addition to the piles of candy, all kids will get a free ride ticket and raffle ticket for prizes after the hunt. Registration starts on-site at 9 a.m., but avoid the lines by preregistering at dpo.st/fleaeaster2018. The hunt (for kids 11 and younger) begins at 10 a.m., and there will be free photos with the Easter Bunny. Admission is $3 for adults, but kids under 12 are free. 9 a.m.-noon. Event Center, 7007 E. 88th Ave., Denver, 303-289-4656

Neighborhood Friends Church Egg Hunt. In addition to a huge egg hunt, there will be music, free doughnuts and coffee. 9-10 a.m., 9889 W. 66th Ave., Arvada

Outlets at Castle Rock Easter Bunny Breakfast. This pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the food court includes photos with the bunny, face painting, music and bunny ears. $5 per person goes to Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, or bring a food item (canned meal or soup, ramen cup, pop-top fruit cups or granola bars) as a donation for a free ticket. 8:30-10 a.m., 50505 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock

Parker Easter Egg Hunt. The annual egg hunt at O’Brien Park is a morning of candy-filled eggs, prizes and family fun. 10 a.m.-noon, 10795 Victorian Dr., Parker

Prospect Rec & Park District Easter Egg Hunt. Arrive early for the 10 a.m. egg hunt, with tons of eggs and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Maple Grove Park, 14600 West 32nd. Ave., Golden

South Fellowship Church Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt. Glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunts will happen every 20 minutes at this event, and there will be games and snacks. 10-12:30 p.m., 6560 S. Broadway, Littleton

Urban Farm at Stapleton Spring Fling. Kids can learn how to pet a chicken, feed roosters, learn interesting facts about rabbits and chickens and hunt for Easter eggs all around the pen. $5 per person for ages 2 and older, but members get in free. 10 a.m.-noon, 10200 Smith Road, Denver

Westwoods Community Church Easter Egg Hunt. Community Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon. 7700 W. Woodard Dr., Lakewood

Wilmore Outdoor Living Center Egg Hunt. Arrive early to line up by age group, because the hunt for candy-filled eggs begins at 11 a.m. on the dot. For children 10 and younger. 711 E. County Line Road, Littleton, 303-795-5339

Zion Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt. Free Easter egg hunt for children ages 3 to 10. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2600 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Denver

Sunday, April 1

Covenant Presbyterian DTC Easter Egg Hunt. Easter egg hunt for preschoolers to 5th graders on the church grounds. 11:15 a.m. 5400 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village

Factotum Brewhouse. This Easter egg hunt is kid- and adult-friendly. Prizes include candy and complimentary beers for the grown-ups. Starts at noon and finishes when the last egg is found. 3845 Lipan St., Denver

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