Whether you're visiting family in the metro area or taking a family vacation to Oklahoma City for the Easter holiday, there are plenty of great annual events in the region.
Almost every local church has some variety of egg hunt, but the bigger events around the area that draw huge crowds include Eggstravaganzas featuring carnival rides, fun games, and giant egg hunts for kids of all ages.
In 2018, events usually take place over Easter weekend from Good Friday, March 30 through Easter Sunday, April 1. However, several events will also take place in the weeks leading up to Easter, especially the weekend before on March 24 to 25.
On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the Myriad Botanical Gardens will host a variety of events to celebrate the Easter holiday, starting with the Doggy Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Midtown Vets. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the outdoor children's garden, kids can enjoy activities, crafts, an egg hunt with prizes, a treat station, and a visit from the Gardens' Easter Bunny. Admission for nonmembers is $10, and reservations are required.
Meet the Easter Bunny at Area Malls
From March 9 through 31, 2018, you can meet everyone's favorite Easter mascot, the Easter Bunny, at many of Oklahoma City's area malls. Each mall also hosts a special pet night where you can bring your pet in to meet the Easter Bunny, too. At any of these locations, you can also get your children's pictures taken by a professional photographer for an additional fee, but make sure to call ahead to make a reservation as time slots fill up fast as the holiday approaches.
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman will host its annual Eggstravaganza event. There will be free admission to the museum from 4 to 7 p.m., and there will be plenty of games for kids including a "giant egg hunt." This dinosaur-themed party also features spring crafts, face painting, and a chance to explore the museum.
On March 31, 2018, the Orr Family Farm will host its annual Eggstravaganza and Breakfast With the Easter Bunny celebrations. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Orr Family Farm's Easter Celebration will feature Easter egg hunts, duck races, and egg decorating in addition to all the other favorite farm attractions like the train, carousel, and zip lines.
On Saturday, March 31, 2018, Choctaw will host its 21st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Choctaw Creek Park beginning at 11 a.m. Nearly 10,000 candy-filled eggs will be hidden in this event sponsored by the Choctaw Public Recreation Board. The hunt is divided into 5 age groups and prizes are given for best Easter bonnet.
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m., the city of Moore will host its annual Easter event at the Buck Thomas Park Football Fields on 12th Street. The Easter Bunny will be on hand at this annual favorite in Moore sponsored by Moore Firefighters and the American Legion. There also will be special prize eggs in the hunt and fun activities to enjoy afterward.
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city of Mustang will host its annual celebration at the Town Center in Wild Horse Park. You can take photos with the Easter Bunny and enjoy the pancake breakfast, large inflatables, games, and the egg hunt itself. The Easter egg hunt features over 15,000 eggs and plenty of prize for children up to 12 years of age.
On Good Friday, March 30, 2018, the city of Norman will host its annual event at Andrews Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. In addition to the big Easter egg hunt at night, there are typically moon bounces, t-shirts, Easter Bunny photos, and much more for kids 8 and under.
On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the Mollie Spencer Farm will host the annual Yukon, OK event "Easter on the Prairie" celebrating the Chisholm Trail. Activities include a petting zoo with lambs and miniature horses, a baby chick hatchery, train rides, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Police, fire trucks, ambulances, and gunfighters will also be present at this unique old-timey celebration. There will also be two egg hunts sponsored by the Chisholm Trail Historical Preservation Society.