FREE Easter Egg Hunts
Looking for something great to do with the kiddos for Easter this weekend? We’ve got some great local events for you to check out:
April 4, 2015 – The 39th Annual Ahwatukee Easter Parade Route will be along 48thStreet between Warner & Elliot with a 10AM kick-off. The Spring Carnival/Craft Fair will be held at the Ahwatukee Community Park (Warner & 48th St.) from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.
Prospector Park Softball Complex – 3015 N. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction
Saturday, April 4, 2015, Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Egg hunts begin at 9 a.m. More than 8.500 prize filled eggs.
Chandler ”“ FREE Egg Hunt (up to 9yrs old)
Snedigar Sportsplex – 4500 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler
Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9 a.m. to Noon
UltraStar Entertainment Center @ Ak Chin Circle – 16000 Maricopa Road, Maricopa
Saturday, April 4, 10-1, The Egg Hunt takes place on the “Ak Chin Green” North of the theaters. Hunts take place every 15 minutes. There will be carnival games, inflatables, and of course the Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures. All of this is free of charge and is open to the entire community of Maricopa.Concessions and drinks will be for sale.
Mesa Arts Center. 1 E Main St., Mesa
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. More than 24,000 eggs will be spread throughout the Mesa Arts Center and Main Street.
Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N 83rd Ave
Saturday, April 4, 2015. This is your chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Easter egg hunts will be available for eight different age groups and one for individuals with disabilities.
Enchanted Island Amusement Park at Encanto Park, Phoenix
Saturday and Easter Sunday, April 4, and April 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Phone: 602-254-1200. Free for all Ages 1-10.
Easter is the only time of year when it’s safe to put all your eggs in one basket.
Local Easter Brunch Ideas
Forget messing with the big Easter dinner…let someone else make it for you! Whether you prefer the traditional hot cross buns or you’d like to opt for a more southwest flare there’s something here for everyone. Mexican street corn or chilaquiles for Easter? Yes, please!
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Easter brunch offering breakfast breads including hot cross nutmeg buns, horseradish deviled eggs, smoked salmon and fennel with bagel chips, asparagus salad with poached egg, pea and parsley soup, asparagus quiche with leeks and gruyere, cognac and brown-sugar-glazed ham with potato-leek galette and eggs, roasted leg of lamb, seared Australian bass, desserts including raspberry custard tart, coconut-cream cupcake, lemon trifle and chocolate flourless cake ($65 per person). 3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 602-626-5050
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Easter brunch offers a buffet that features an array of salads including roasted fingerling salad, deviled eggs, fresh fruit, breakfast pastries, a cheese and meat station, poached shrimp and other seafood, an omelet station, eggs Benedict with tasso ham and chipotle-cilantro hollandaise sauce, challah French toast, coq au vin, pan-seared house-smoked salmon, roasted fennel-leek stew, leg of lamb, and a dessert station that includes chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-peanut-butter tarts, strawberry-rhubarb panna cotta, chocolate-lavender tea cake, Key lime pie, a pastry action station and an ice-cream sundae bar ($90; $45 children 3-12, 3 & under free). 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-468-0700
8:30-11:15 a.m. Fresh-baked pastries including chocolate and butter croissants, yogurt and granola, pecan French toast with caramelized bananas and maple syrup, eggs with applewood bacon and sausage, salads, grilled chicken breast with lemon jus, grilled salmon with sage-butter rouge, mac and cheese, and desserts including carrot cupcakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, fudge brownies, jelly beans and candy ($49.95; $20.95 children 8-12; $12 children 2-7; younger than 2 eat free). 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. 602-276-6360
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffett at this new French restaurant includes salads, cheese platters, lamb with vegetables, and other entrees and dessert choices ($40; $18 children 6-12; children 5 and younger eat free). 8320 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. 480-203-2075
10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a buffet highlighted by sticky buns, eggs Benedict, breakfast quesadillas, green-chile pork, Mexican street corn, fried chicken, huckleberry-bread French toast and bananas Foster bread pudding ($35; $19 children). 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-947-0795
The Mexican restaurant serves a three-course Easter menu 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It features pork pozole; chilaquiles in roasted tomato sauce with chicken topped by an egg and served with rice and beans; and for dessert, Bailey’s or Kahlua flan ($24.95). 2534 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-994-1799 & 14795 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale. 480-991-1799
In addition to its regular menu, the Landmark will serve two Easter specials 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: roast ham slices in a pineapple glaze served with one side and a Caesar or garden salad ($17.99); and slow-roasted lamb in garlic and herbs with a bordelaise sauce, served with housemade mint jelly, one side and a salad ($18.99). 809 W. Main St., Mesa. 480-962-4652
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Easter brunch features several options for all three courses ($50, includes complimentary mimosa). For something on the lighter side, start with the Greek yogurt and berry parfait; move on to the spinach and Swiss cheese quiche; and end with blood orange sorbet. More ravenous appetites may start with deviled eggs; followed by Doritos chilaquiles or lemon ricotta pancakes; and a finale of cinnamon bread pudding. 4991 S. Alma School Road, Chandler. 480-883-3773
Check back in with us and let us know what fun you had as a family or which yummy place you tried! Whatever you do, Happy Easter!