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17 Charlotte-area Easter Egg hunts, starting this weekend

Grayson Medure (cq), 2, left, follows the youngest group onto the field full of eggs during "The county's largest Easter egg hunt" at the Concord High football stadium on March 28.  03-28-15  Six local churches joined with Mission 217 Church, of Kannapolis, to hold "The county's largest Easter egg hunt" at Concord High School.
Grayson Medure (cq), 2, left, follows the youngest group onto the field full of eggs during "The county's largest Easter egg hunt" at the Concord High football stadium on March 28. 03-28-15 Six local churches joined with Mission 217 Church, of Kannapolis, to hold "The county's largest Easter egg hunt" at Concord High School. Marty Price

Looking for some Easter fun for you and your friends, or your kids? If you don’t want to host an Easter egg hunt in your own back yard, here are 17 Charlotte-area options.

Easter Hoppenings

Location: Phillips Place in SouthPark, Fairview Road and Cameron Valley Parkway, Charlotte.

Date: March 19.

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Price: Free.

Activities: Easter Bunny, balloon artist and face painting.

Concord Mills Easter Egg Hunt

Location: Concord Mills (outside at Speed Park), 8461 Concord Mills Boulevard, Concord.

Date: March 19.

Time: 10 a.m.

Price: Free.

Activities: Egg hunt, candy, gold eggs and prizes.

Zetas of Charlotte 8th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

Location: Zetas of Charlotte House, 4248 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte.

Date: March 19 (rain date: March 26).

Time: noon-4 p.m.

Price: Free.

Activities: Face painting, games, egg hunt, music, pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Note: Bring your own basket.

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Hop To It Easter Egg Hunt

Location: Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center, 100 Navajo Trail, Indian Trail.

Date: March 19.

Time: 10 a.m.

Price: Free.

Activities: Egg hunts, face painting, crafts, Easter Bunny photos and more.

UFC GYM Ninja Easter Egg Hunt

Location: UFC Gym Matthews, 1916 Sardis Road North, Charlotte.

Date: March 19.

Time: noon-2 p.m.

Price: Free.

Activities: Easter egg hunts by age group, FunOhCakes food truck, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny in the octagon.

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Easter Bunny Express

Location: N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.

Dates: March 19, 20, 25 and 26

Time: Various times.

Price: Various packages, $8-$21.

Activities: Train ride with Easter Bunny, breakfast, lunch or snack with Easter Bunny, photos, face painting and more.

Harold Rankin Park Easter Egg Hunt

Location: Harold Rankin Park, 501 W 1st St., Lowell.

Date: March 19 (rain date: 6 p.m. March 23).

Time: Noon.

Price: Free.

Activities: Easter egg hunt; free hot dog, chips and drink.

Underwater Egg Hunt

Location: Ray’s Splash Planet, 215 North Sycamore Street, Charlotte.

Date: March 24.

Time: 5-8:30 p.m.

Price: $5-$11 includes swimming, games and crafts.

Note: Bring your own bathing suit, towel and water proof basket.

Eggnormous Twilight Easter Scramble

Location: Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg.

Date: March 24.

Time: 6 p.m.

Price: Free.

Activities: Egg scramble and treats.

Note: Bring your own basket.

Easter Egg 400

Location: NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Charlotte.

Date: March 26.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Price: $7 (free for kids under 2, and “Rookie Racers” and Hall Members)

Activities: Spring crafts, entertainment by Mr. Nigel and Friends, egg hunts and “Shaun the Sheep” movie.

Ballantyne Village Eggstravaganza

Location: Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Charlotte.

Date: March 26.

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Price: Free.

Activities: Take photos with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt in Pocket Park, meet live bunnies, prizes, music and crafts.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Location: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville.

Date: March 26 and April 2.

Time:

– Ages 4-7: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

– Ages 8-11: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30p.m., 5:30 p.m.

– Ages 0-3: Will hunt eggs on a smaller field and can come at any of the above times. Parents will be allowed on the field if needed.

Price: Regular admission fee.

Activities: Helicopter egg drop, color contest, live bunnies, roasted marshmallows, scavenger hunt and more.

Adventure Landing Easter Egg Hunt (Pineville)

Location: Adventure Landing, 10400 Cadillac Street, Pineville.

Date: March 26.

Time: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Price: $3 donation per child to benefit Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Foundation.

Activities: Egg hunt on the mini golf courses and charity raffle.

Adventure Landing Easter Egg Hunt (Gastonia)

Location: Adventure Landing, 2600 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia.

Date: March 19 (rain date: March 26).

Time: 10 a.m. Registration is 9 a.m.

Price: $3 donation per child to benefit Cancer Services of Gaston County.

Activities: Egg hunt on the mini golf courses and charity raffle.

Rural Hill Egg Hunt

Location: Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.

Date: March 26.

Time: 11 a.m. for children 4 and under; 11:30 a.m. for children 5 and older

Price: Free. Registration is required.

Activities: Pictures with Easter Bunny, hay rides and bounce houses (small fee).

Bunny Run 5K and Festival

Location: Downtown Concord, 65 Union Street South, Concord.

Date: March 26.

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Price: 5K: $15 if you register on or before March 18, $20 after. Free for festival.

Easter Egg Hunt

Location: Kings Mountain Children’s Playground, 211 Cleveland Ave, Kings Mountain.

Date: March 26.

Time: 10 a.m.

Price: Free.

Activities: Meet the Easter Bunny, games, prizes and egg hunt.

Photos: Marty Price/Charlotte Observer file; Zetas of Charlotte; UFC Gym Ninja Egg Hunt.

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