Whether or not you observe Easter for religious reasons or just enjoy the activities that have come to be associated with the holiday, there are plenty of kid-centered events celebrating Easter in Boulder County.
From photo ops with the Easter bunny to an underwater egg hunt to an adult egg hunt, there’s an Easter-themed event for everyone. Check out our favorite Easter events in and around Boulder.
Calvary Bible Church puts on an event each year for kids and their families to enjoy an Easter egg hunt, food and games, a special craft and most of all, a celebration of the life of Jesus Christ. It takes place March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Well Church has a two-wave Easter egg hunt on the Boulder County Commissioners lawn March 31. Heat one starts at 10 a.m. and heat two starts at 10:20 a.m. After the hunt, the church encourages families to stick around and meet other members of the congregation and community.
The Erie United Methodist Church hosts an annual Easter egg hunt at Coal Miner’s Park, located directly behind the church. This year the event has face painting, games, crafts, a free lunch and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The church splits its hunt into two areas: one for kids three and under and one for older kids. This is an all-day event, running from 10 a.m. to 9:50 p.m. March 24.
The Rock Creek HOA offers a special hunt for residents of the town of Superior, age 12 and younger. Starting at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24, this hunt offers thousands of eggs, special raffle prizes, egg prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
The City of Lafayette is hosting an Easter egg hunt for children ages 1 through 8 at Waneka Lake Park on March 24 at 10 a.m. Parking is limited, so the city recommends people walk or bike is possible. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos after the event.
Adult Egg Hunt and More: This 21 and up event is great for people who don’t have kids or would rather celebrate Easter without the little ones. The City of Westminster hosts this event at the Walnut Creek Golf Preserve. The event has two egg hunts, an egg toss and an Outrageous Bonnet contest. You can also get pictures with the “deranged Easter Bunny,” try to “Kill the Wabbit” and enjoy the signature cocktail, the “Bunny Drop.” The event is March 24 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Underwater Egg Hunting: The City of Longmont is providing an Easter egg hunt that’s a little different: It’s underwater. The event takes place March 31 with doors opening at 1 p.m. and the hunt starting at 1:30 p.m. Hosted annually by the Centennial Pool, this event gives kids the chance to hunt weighted eggs from the bottom of the pool. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Easter Egg Race: Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe is putting on an Easter egg race for kids 10 and younger. There are multiple races for each age category. The categories are 1 to 3; age 4 to 6; and age 7 to 10 on Saturday, March 31, starting at 10 a.m.
Afternoon Tea and Spring-Themed Event: If you are looking for more than just an Easter egg hunt, you can visit Chautauqua’s Dining Hall for this spring-themed event. You can meet the Easter Bunny, and there will be spring crafts, a dress-up booth, an afternoon tea service served on white linen with a tiered tray of both sweet and savory treats and a weather-permitting egg hunt. The event is March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 303-440-3776 for reservations.