Even though the weather’s looking a little bit iffy for this weekend, that is not stopping Easter egg hunts and Easter brunches from taking place in Sparks. So, whether you have little ones that want to catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny or want to treat the family to a fine buffet brunch, here are some upcoming Easter celebrations open to the public and inclusive of all denominations:
April 19-20 – Easter Egg Hunt at Andelin Family Farm
8100 Pyramid Way, Sparks
Now is the time when the baby animals start coming out at the Andelin Family Farm, and little ones are invited to come out between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and cruise the pasture during an ongoing egg hunt. Participants are given a basket at check-in and once it’s filled with plastic eggs each stuffed with candy and goodies, they turn in their basket and keep the eggs. The cost to participate in the egg hunt is $5 as an add-on to the annual Baby Animal Days admission also happening this weekend, and rumor has it that the Easter Bunny will be there.
April 20 – Easter Celebration at Create & Take Art Center
1331 Baring Boulevard, Sparks
This art center on Baring Boulevard is offering a special three projects-in-one class for Easter comprised of a scavenger hunt, egg decorating, and a chance to create a Bob Ross-style coloring canvas. Open to kids ages 5 and up, participants first find all the goodies for their Easter basket, then play with marbling paint to color a clear plastic egg. Next, artists decorate a Bob Ross coloring canvas using plastic stamps and ink. The 1.5-hour long class starts at 11 a.m. and the drop-in rate is $25, or book online at www.createandtakeartcenter.com.
April 20-21 – Easter at the West Wind Drive-In
555 El Rancho Drive, Sparks
Enjoy a movie and an Easter Egg Hunt at the drive-in the day before Easter. A half-hour to an hour before the movie starts, the West Wind Drive-In is treating families to bounce houses, a DJ, face painting, an egg hunt, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. If for some reason you can’t make the Saturday night movie, the Easter Bunny will be back at the Sunday afternoon public market followed by an egg hunt at 1 p.m.
April 20 – Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Lazy 5 Regional Park
7100 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks
If you’re trying to make a full day out of searching for eggs, then head over to the Lazy 5 Regional Park for more bounce house fun, treats, games, an egg hunt, and free pictures with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to everybody, made possible by the folks at Guild Mortgage, Country Financial, and The Grider Group-Keller Williams Group One.
April 21 – Easter at Red Hawk Golf and Resort
6600 N Wingfield Parkway, Sparks
If you’re looking for something to do the day of, Easter eggs will be scattered around Red Hawk Golf and Resort from 8am-2pm for children ages 0-3 and kids ages 4-11 to find. Face painting will also be available, the Easter Bunny will be around for pictures, and for $7 kids can color Easter eggs in the Talon’s Nest. Red Hawk’s on-site restaurant, David’s, will also be hosting an Easter Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with mimosas, bacon, sausage, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, an omelet station, French toast with strawberry anglaise, eggs benedict, and more. The cost is $35 for adults and $16 for kids.
April 21 – 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Outlets at Legends
1310 Scheels Drive, Sparks
If you didn’t get a chance to participate in an egg hunt on Saturday, then you’ll have your chance on Easter Sunday at The Outlets at Legends. For its second year in a row, Legends vendors are hiding thousands of eggs around its 1.2 million-sq.-ft. property including four golden eggs that each contain a $50 Outlets at Legends gift card. To sign up for the egg hunt, kids ages 5 and under should meet at Grimaldi’s and ages 5-13 should meet between the Gap and Banana Republic between 10-10:30 a.m. The Girl Scouts of America will also be there selling cookies.