Easter events spring up throughout DeKalb

The Easter Bunny will be hopping back into town soon and cities throughout DeKalb County will celebrate with egg hunts, food, games, and related activities. Check out these fun events:

Avondale Estates
On April 17 at 2:30 p.m., residents will line the streets and welcome back the Peach State Cadillac and LaSalle Club, which will host the 22nd Annual Easter Parade through the city. Cars will assemble behind city hall and will be led through the city by Avondale Estates Police.
When the parade ends, light refreshments will be provided by Peach State Cadillac and LaSalle Club. Area residents are invited to join the clubs at the end of the parade behind Dewey Brown Plaza on S. Avondale. There will be 50 or more cars from the AACA, Model A Restorers Club, Early Ford V-8 Club, Cadillac Club and other antique car clubs.
For more information, visit www.avondaleestates.org.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Peter Rabbit will return to Brookhaven for a series of fun events for families.
On April 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Lynwood Park located at 3360 Osborne Road. This new event will provide special considerations for visually and hearing-impaired participants as well as those in wheelchairs and children who are sensory-sensitive, said officials. The holiday funfest will be held on the outdoor basketball courts (handicap accessible) behind the recreation center. Activities will include beeping eggs, magnetic eggs with wands to help find them, a bean bag hunt for sensory-sensitive children and other activities.
Also on April 9 at 2 p.m., another special event, the Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Blackburn Park Softball Fields located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road. The Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt is for all residents and their “fur babies.” Specially prepared Easter eggs containing pet treats will be hidden throughout the dog run. Pet owners are encouraged to keep their dog on a leash throughout the hunt to maintain pet control and help prevent accidental ingestion of the treat-filled plastic eggs.
On Saturday, April 16, beginning at 10 a.m., the annual Easter Egg Scramble will be open to all Brookhaven children at Blackburn Park, located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road. The Easter Egg Scramble will feature food trucks offering breakfast fare. Egg hunters will be divided into age groups (3 and younger; 4 to 6, and 7 and older) with separate areas for each.
For all three events, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to pose for pictures. All those wishing to participate should bring their own basket to use when gathering the Easter eggs. All three events are free to the public.
“We invite all families to come out to experience these great spring traditions. There is no limit to the fun – you can attend any event you want or come to all three,” said Parks and Recreation Director Brian Borden.
For more information, visit www.brookhavenga.gov.

DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host Easter egg hunt events at various recreation centers on April 16. All events are free and will include face painting, games, and giveaways. In Decatur, the events will be held at Mason Mill Recreation Center, located at 1340-B McConnell Drive, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; N.H. Scott Recreation Center, located at 2230 Tilson Road, from noon to 5 p.m.; and Exchange Recreation Center, located at 2771 Columbia Drive, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact 404-371-3643 or lsdavis@dekalbcountyga.gov.

Children can join in on an Easter craft party on April 16 starting at 10 a.m. at the N. Shallowford Annex located at 4470 N. Shallowford Road. During the candy-themed crafting session, participants will create a springtime scene made from “sweet” art supplies, including frosting, jellybeans and marshmallow peeps. Parents are requested to pack a nut-free snack and drink for their child.
To register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/GA/dunwoody-ga/catalog.

On April 16 from noon to 4 p.m., My Sister’s Keeper and New Covenant Ministries will host an Easter Family Fun Day at Redan Recreation Center, located at 1839 Phillips Road. Families can enjoy an egg hunt along with food, raffles, music, vendors, moonwalk bounce houses, a dance contest, and other fun activities.
Interested vendors and those needing more information may call (678) 975-8550.

Join the Easter Bunny on April 16 at 9 a.m. for the annual city of Tucker Egg Hunt hosted by Tucker Parks and Recreation. Families can enjoy a fun Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny at 4877 Lawrenceville Hwy.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/TuckerParksRec.

Stonecrest residents are invited to attend the citywide Easter Egg Drop event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 16 at the Southeast Athletic Complex located at 5845 Hillvale Road. This event is free, but participants are required to bring their own baskets. There will be music, arts and crafts, a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny, and the Easter egg drop from a helicopter.
For more information, contact parksinfo@stonecrestga.gov.

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