Sunday is Easter, and venues all over town – including churches, restaurants and egg-hunting venues – are celebrating and welcoming crowds.
But they're doing it all weekend. The majority of the events happen on Saturday. Here are a few places you can take your family to celebrate the day:
Easter Eggstravaganza: The Sedgwick County Zoo, 555 Zoo Blvd., is putting on an event that lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and it’s not a traditional egg hunt. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to load up treats, but they’ll find big eggs placed around the zoo, report where they found them and qualify for prizes. They also can visit the Easter Bunny, have their photos taken and play games. The event is included in zoo membership, or admission is $15.95 for adults and $11.95 for seniors and ages 3-11.
All Star Sports Easter Egg Hunt: The business at 8333 W. 21st St. will put on two hunts: one at 9 a.m. and one at 11 a.m. There will be three different age groups, and admission is $3 per child. Proceeds will ICT SOS. There will also be prizes and specials.
The Arc’s Easter Egg Hunt: This one lasts from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday at The Arc of Sedgwick County, 2919 W. Second St. Admission is free, and the hunt is for children with special needs ages 12 and under and their younger siblings. For more information, call 316-943-1191.
Cabela’s Easter Egg Hunt: This in-store hunt happens at the store at 2427 N. Greenwich, and registration begins at 1:30 p.m. The hunt is at 2 p.m. Children who collect five eggs can retrieve goodies.
Walter’s Pumpkin Patch: The venue at 10001 NW U.S. Highway 77 is putting on several Easter events, including a hunt that starts at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s for kids ages 12 and under. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 for kids 12 and under, $2 for 13 and up. Professional photos with Hops the Easter Bunny will be taken. For more information, call 316-320-4150.
Easter Egg Hunt at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1415 S. Topeka: Immanuel Baptist Church is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt and pancake breakfast on Saturday. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. in Lincoln Park, 1415 S Topeka St. in Wichita. The pancake breakfast will immediately follow the hunt and continue until noon. Both events are free. Call 316-262-1452 for more information.
Tanganyika Wildlife Park Bunny Bonanza: This park at 1000 S. Hawkins Lane in Goddard is putting on egg hunts for kids all through the park. There will also be photos with the Easter Bunny, prizes and “fluffy animal ambassadors.” The events, which start at 10:30 a.m., are included with regular park admission.
Derby Recreation Commission Egg Hunt: This annual egg hunt is from 11 a.m. to noon at High Park and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Idlewild Park. Participants will be divided into age groups. Admission is free.
Andover Epic Easter Egg Hunt: This Andover hunt features 25,000 eggs hidden around Andover Central Park. It starts at 10 a.m., and admission is free.
Rose Hill Recreation Great Egg Dash: This event happens from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in Shorty Cox Park, Rose Hill. Hot dogs will be served starting at noon, and the hunt, featuring 7,000 filled eggs, starts at 1 p.m. It’s for children ages 9 and younger.
Ark Church Indoor Easter Egg Hunt: This free event will feature five age categories of egg hunts with candy- and prize-stuffed eggs. It’ll also offer concessions and games. It’s from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 5501 N. Maize Road, Maize. Admission is $1.
College Hill Easter Egg Hunt, College Hill Park, 304 S. Circle: College Hill Neighbors and their families are invited to hunt for treats in the park from 3 to 4 p.m., and the Easter Bunny will be in attendance. Admission is free.
Easter Egg Hunt at Stearman Field Bar & Grill, 14789 SW 30th St., Benton: The second annual Easter egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. and will separate different age groups.
All Star Adventures Easter Egg Hunt: This event at 1010 N. Webb Road will feature a 2 p.m. egg hunt, and there will be three different age brackets. It’ll also include photos with the Easter Bunny. It’s $3 a child, and proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities-Wichita.
Services and plays
Journey to the Cross, 7 p.m., Friday, March 30, Rose Hill Christian Church, 314 N. Rose Hill Rd. The Rose Hill Christian Church’s drama department is putting on this stage show depicting the Easter story. The production will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Easter Sunrise Service at Walters Pumpkin Patch, 10001 N.W. U.S. Hwy. 77. The patch’s service starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, and Pastor Jim Helzer will be officiating. Admission is free.
Easter Sunday service at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1415 S. Topeka St.: This 10:45 a.m. service is free to the public. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m.