Door County Easter Egg Hunts, April 19th, 2014

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Easter Sunday falls on April 20th in 2014 as Spring (hopefully) will finally have arrived in Door County, Wisconsin. Celebrate Easter in Door County this year – bring the kids to one of the following parks on Saturday, April 19th for Free Easter Egg Hunts and to see the Easter Bunny. Bring baskets or bags for your participating children, and remind them to be kind and courteous to their fellow egg hunters!

SATURDAY, APRIL 19th EGG HUNTS

Brussels Town Park Egg Hunt Each year the annual Easter Egg Hunt is held on the Saturday of Easter weekend in Southern Door. The Shining Stars 4-H Club and the Family Centers of Door County have partnered to make this an Easter tradition for many families since 2003. You can pre-register at www.familycentersdc.com. Registration is at 9am, Egg Hunt begins at 9:30am.

Lakeside Park in Jacksonport – Registration begins at 11am, with the Egg Hunt at 11:30am and prizes to follow. Egg Hunt is for children ages 2-10. There will also be face painting and The Easter Bunny will make an appearance prior to the egg hunt! Refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Jacksonport Area Business Association

Baileys Harbor Ball Field on Summit Rd – Hunt starts at 11am. The Easter Bunny will be there to make sure the kids find all the eggs and for pictures! Sponsored by the Baileys Harbor Community Association.

Waterfront Park in Sister Bay Hunt begins at 10:30am for children 3 years and younger, followed by pre-K and Kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, and junior high-high school (about 11:30am). There will be an appearance by the Easter Bunny, as well as a big prize hidden for each age group!

Hip Hop Gang Egg Hunt at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek Join the Peninsula State Park Naturalist on Saturday, April 19, from 1 to 2pm for a bit of egg-ercise at the White Cedar Nature Center. The “hip hop gang” has hidden a few eggs along the nature trail. Can you find them? This program starts with a ten-minute talk about bunnies, how real rabbits survive, and ends hoppily with an outdoor “hunt.” Designed for kids ages ten and younger, older kids and gray hares are welcome to join the fun (tweens & teens can help hide eggs during the talk). This  program focuses on outdoor fun, with a limited number of eggs per child (and even some with prizes other than candy!). Wear boots as the 1/4-mile trail may be muddy. The program is free but a state park vehicle sticker is required. If you need additional information or would like to help “pack” eggs ahead of time, contact Kathleen.harris@wisconsin.gov or call Peninsula at 920.868.3258920.868.3258.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20th EGG HUNT

Celebrate Easter at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort Stay at Bridgeport Resort in Sturgeon Bay to participate! Each Bridgeport Child Guest will receive an Easter Basket and may Participate in an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 20th, 2014. Mention Door County Lodging when booking!

What will be in your Variety Dozen?

Door County Chefs Easter Dessert Pick:

Make your Easter dessert extra special this year: order an Easter Cupcake Variety Dozen ($29) from Cupcake Heaven in Sister Bay and get a surprise Easter treat! Orders must be placed by April 12 and picked up April 19 (11am-4pm) or April 20 (8am-10am).

Stay tuned: Door County Chefs will let you know where to get a great Easter Brunch or Buffet on April 20th and Door County Lodging will let you know where to find great lodging packages and special rates this spring!

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