By Mary Boyle
Spring has sprung (finally!), and Easter is right around the corner, which means egg hunts, brunch, meeting the Easter Bunny, and finding the perfect Easter candy for your baskets. Luckily for you, we've got the skinny on all things Easter in Oz!
The Cedarburg Park & Rec will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 6th at 10 a.m. sharp at Cedar Creek Park for children ages 10 and under. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures, so be sure to bring your camera and baskets!
On Saturday, April 13th, Grafton Park & Rec has their 25th Annual Egg Hunt at Centennial Park. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will available between 12:30 and 1, and the hunt will begin at 1 p.m. sharp — don't forget your basket!
The Northshore Academy of Gymnastics in Cedarburg has their Easter Egg Hunt Open Gym from 1:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th. The cost is $10/child ages 1 through 8th grade (children under 1 are free).
4-H will host their annual Bunny Breakfast at the Circle B in Cedarburg from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13th. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, with ham, fresh fruit, applesauce, juice, milk & coffee, as well as a picture with the Easter Bunny, crafts and games, and the chance to pet a real, live bunny!
Port Washington has their annual Hippity Hoppity Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Contest (even pets can get dressed up!) on Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. Meet at Possibility Playground at 10 a.m. (registration for Easter Bonnet Contest at 9:45) where the Egg Hunt will begin for kids ages 2-9. Photos can be taken with the Easter Bunny at the park, and everyone can participate in the Easter Bonnet Contest, including pets, with prizes for different age groups. Then, "hop" to downtown Port, where many of the local businesses will be handing out additional treats between 11 and 1 p.m.
Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg has their special Family Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th, at three different times: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. This is a candy-free hunt for kids up to 10 years old, and prizes will be awarded to all participants. After the hunt, discover the wonders of Wisconsin’s egg-laying animals and color eggs using natural dyes. This event will appeal to the whole family. For everyone’s enjoyment, group sizes for the hunts will be kept small, children will be divided according to age, and bag limits will be set. Pre-registration required, and this event sells out each year ($5 All Access Members, $6 Trail Pass Members, $8 Non-Members).
Riveredge also figured out that grown-ups may like an egg hunt of their own, so they do a very special evening Adult Egg Hunt on Friday, April 19th from 5:30-9:30 p.m. with an outdoor hike, fun raffle, drinks, and more! The cost is $7 for All Access Members, $10 for Trail Pass Members, and $12 for Non-Members. You must be 18 or older to attend, and 21 or older to drink, and you must register for this fun event.
Kids in Belgium who are 10 or younger can meet at Heritage Park for an Easter Egg Hunt from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20th to meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, and do a craft.
Eating out for Easter is a popular option, which means reservations are usually required, but there are many places to choose from in Oz! In Port Washington, try Twisted Willow, Newport Shores, or Seven Hills Pub & Grille. In Grafton, Flannery's at Fire Ridge is holding up their tradition, or you can also try Atlas BBQ. In Cedarburg, Galioto's Twelve 21 has your Easter Brunch covered. In Newburg, you'll want to visit No No's Supper Club.
If you're in need of Easter Candy, get it local! Amy's Candy Kitchen and Ashley's Confectionary in Cedarburg have great selections. Sweet Trio in Grafton and The Chocolate Chisel in Port have plenty of chocolate bunnies to go around, as well.
Happy Easter from Ozaukee Living Local!