Cities from North Salt Lake to Kaysville have scheduled their Easter events for April 23, ranging from the classic hunts to dives and other activities. Several of the events are completely free, but as the egg hunts usually end quickly residents should make sure they come on time.
Several cities will be holding egg hunts, with Fruit Heights starting theirs at 9 a.m. at 910 S. Mountain Road. Centerville is next, with a 9:30 a.m. hunt at Founder’s Park for kids ages 10 and younger.
Antelope Island has moved their egg hunt to Bridger Bay Beach, starting at 8:30 a.m. for ages 12 and under. The event itself is free, but it costs $9 for vehicles to enter the park ($4 with a Utah resident over the age of 62).
The hunts in most of the other cities start at 10 a.m., including North Salt Lake (Hatch Park), Kaysville (Barnes Park), West Bountiful (at the park behind city hall, for children ages 10 and younger), Woods Cross (Woods Cross Elementary), Farmington (Forbush Park), Clearfield (Fisher Park), Syracuse (Founder’s Park), and Bountiful (400 N. Bountiful City Park — participation in the hunt costs $1).
In most of the cities, the egg hunt involves a rousing dash for the thousands of prepared eggs (often set up by the city’s youth council) either timed by age group or divided into different areas by age. For those who don’t want to show up and find out that everything’s already been wrapped up, avoiding being late by even a few minutes (and possibly even being early) is very important.
In Bountiful and Woods Cross, however, there will also be Easter-related activities for those who want to linger even after all the eggs have already been found.
In Woods Cross, there will be the chance to visit with the Easter bunny, as well as Easter games. There will also be a drawing for filled Easter baskets, with a $1 donation required to participate. The money from the drawing will go back to the Woods Cross Youth City Council, helping them fund Christmas service projects this coming December.
In Bountiful, tickets to different Easter games will cost 25 cents each (certain games/attractions may require more than one ticket).
Food and bunny ears will also be sold, though they won’t be set up to accept checks or credit/debit cards.
Concessions such as hot chocolate, coffee and donuts will also be available for sale at the Clearfield event.
In West Bountiful, children are encouraged to help others have their own happy Easter by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the Bountiful Food Bank.
Lakeview Memorial (1640 Lakeview Dr. in Bountiful) will also be offering free fun for families on April 23, with free luminaries and flowers for the adults and Easter candy and coloring books for the kids. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., they will also be serving finger food and drinks.
If you’re looking to spend the holiday getting wet without having to worry about the rain, however, you’re going to want to head farther north. In conjunction with their egg hunt, Clearfield City will also be holding an Easter egg dive on April 23 at the Clearfield Aquatic Center (825 S. State St.) with sessions starting at both 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Designed for those ages 5-12, the dive will allow kids to dive for plastic eggs that can then be redeemed for prizes. After the eggs have all been found, there will be an open plunge for all participants.
Tickets are $5, and can be purchased by calling 801-525-2640.