Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parage, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in Central New Jersey?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in Central New Jersey, sorted by county. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

If you know of one we missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for June 2017

June: Easter Sunday is April 16, 2017, so in 2017 most Easter egg hunts will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 and some on Saturday April 15, 2017. ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute changes due to weather or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year.  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, facebook pages and calendars. See their events calendar. There are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!

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Easter Egg Hunt, Parage and Event Listings

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Mercer County

  • 217church, G4 and Urban Promise - Easter egg hunts for children, FREE admission, Other activities for children,
    301 Gladstone Ave, Trenton, NJ 08629. Phone: 609-529-7277. Email: dan@217church.com. Event date and time: Call them, there is nothing on their website for this year; last year it was from 12 pm to 3 pm. Directions: Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Kindergarten- 5th Grade! Egg hunt, bouncy castles, races, games, prizes, food and fun!.Looking for a great egg hunt to attend with your family that is FREE? 217church will host two large egg hunts in Mercer County. In addition to candy, egg seekers will also find prizes ranging from movie tickets to a family 4-pack of tickets to Six Flags. The egg hunts are also a great opportunity to give back to the community, as each participant is asked to bring a canned item that will be donated to a local food pantry. In addition there will be free food as we seek to bring community people together. (UPDATED: March 12, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 22, 2015) (ADDED: March 28, 2014)
  • Oasis Family Farm Easter Egg Hunts on the Farm - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Vendors, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, farm market, school tours, group reservations
    3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville, NJ 08691. Phone: 609-259-7300. Alternate phone: 609-259-7301. Email: melissa@oasisfamilyfarm.com. Event date and time: March 19, 2016, and March 20, 25 & 26; SELECT A at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Notes: Click here for our Facebook page. Hop on over and celebrate spring! Easter Egg Hunts on the Farm . Choose the day and time that is most convenient for your family! Egg hunts kick off at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Special zones for age groups 1 & up will be provided. Meet, greet, and take your spring photos with the Easter Bunny! Great prizes, fun activities, and delicious treats included! Each participant will have the chance to find 12 eggs filled with surprises. Just bring favorite basket! Hop on a wagon ride or walk out to search for hidden Easter eggs, and take memorable photos with the Easter Bunny and his friends! CONTACT US TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!Large groups welcome. Please call for large group rates and rsvp for your group in advance. Call to reserve your egg hunt tickets today!. Shop in our Farm Market, and enjoy some of our delicious hot chocolate, fresh-pressed apple cider, handmade ice creams, fresh baked pies, apple cider donuts, assorted holiday cookies & more! Hundreds of Easter Eggs per zone. Each zone is in a safe, fun, and organized area! (UPDATED: March 12, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: March 10, 2014)
  • Terhune Orchards - FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Farm animals are present, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. Phone: 609-924-2310. Email: info@terhuneorchards.com. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) from 10 am - 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Event updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Celebrate the arrival of spring at Terhune Orchards’ Bunny Chase on Easter weekend. Spring has sprung at Terhune Orchards! The farm animals are enjoying spring in the pasture and the bulbs are blooming. Come for a free, fun event for all young ones and their families. Follow the treasure hunt clues and find our spring surprise at the end of the hunt! Wonderful for children ages 2-8 years. Each child can make a bunny to take home; everyone can enjoy a Terhune Orchards bunny cookie. Enjoy wagon rides around the farm and pony rides too. Hungry? Our Farm Food Tent will be filled with homemade goodies including donuts, pie, cookies, apple cider, soup, chili, salads, hot dogs and much more. Adults visit our Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room to sample our award winning wines made from grapes grown right here on the farm. Fun event for all ages. Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of our spring season on the farm. (UPDATED: March 12, 2016, JBS)  (UPDATED: March 19, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: February 15, 2011)

Middlesex County

  • East Brunswick Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    East Brunswick Baptist Church, 456 Ryders Ln, East Brunswick, NJ. Phone: 732-613-1887. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) at 1pm, to 4 pm. Ages 10 and under. Free Hot Dogs and Soda. Live Music. Bring your own baskets. Children need to be accompanied by adults. (ADDED: March 13, 2016, JBS)
  • East Brunswick Police Department PBA Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Egg Hunt
    Warnsdorfer School, 9 Hardenburg Lane, East Brunswick, NJ. Event date and time: Email them (here: http://pba145.com/contact/) to find out IF they are having it this year; we cannot find any current information about this event, last year it was the Saturday right before Easter. Open to public under 10 am. Sponsored by East Brunswick PBA Local #145. A special appearance by the Easter Bunny. (UPDATED: March 12, 2016, JBS)  (ADDED: March 26, 2013, from their website)
  • Elks Lodge Meet and Greet Easter Lunch - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Postponed in bad weather (see comments section), There is an admission fee, Children's music and storytelling, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!,
    74 East Railroad, Jamesburg, NJ 08831. Phone: 732-672-4230. Alternate Phone: 609-955-1597. Email: satindeesoft@hotmail.com. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't received an update from them; , Easter Egg Hunt at 10am, Line up 9-9:30. Directions: Off NJ Turnpike Exit 8A look up Jamesburg Elks Lodge. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Notes:LIGHT LUNCH W/THE EASTER BUNNY & EASTER EGG HUNT. Bring your own baskets!! Field in Front of JKF School. Ages 1-10 for hunt. After Hunt come to Jamesburg Elks Lodge for Prizes, Light Lunch & Meet the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera for pictures with Easter Bunny. $5.00 per Child 5 and up. $8.00 per Adult. Prettiest Bonnet and Funniest Tie Contest. Proceeds to support Special Needs Children and Adults . (UPDATED: March 10, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: March 19, 2014)
  • First Baptist Church of Metuchen Easter EGG-Stravaganza - Easter egg hunts for children,
    225 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840. Phone: 732-548-4279. Event date and time: Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm. FREE Indoor Easter EGG-Stravaganza, Saturday. For Children ages 2 through 11 years. Featuring Egg Hunts, Face Painting, Car Races, Games, Crafts, Snacks, and more. Easter Baskets given away every 15 minutes!! An adult must accompany children. (ADDED: March 31, 2017, JBS)
  • Linwood School Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Linwood School, 25 Linwood Pl, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them), Breakfast 9 am; Egg Hunt 9:45 am. Ages: Up to 11 years old. There is a fee (ranges from $6 to $10) see the News on their website. (ADDED: March 13, 2016, JBS)
  • Mountainview Park Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Mountain View Park, Middlesex, NJ 08846. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) at  3 pm, Cost: Free. Please join us at Mountain View Park on Saturday, March 19 at 3pm for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9. No Baskets or Bags allowed into candy circle. Bring your own camera for photos with the bunny! The raindate for this event is Sunday. (ADDED: March 13, 2016, JBS)
  • New Brunswick Egg Hunt with Special Guest “The Easter Bunny” - Easter egg hunt
    Buccleuch Park, 321 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, NJ. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) from 11 - 1pm  (rain date March 26, 2016). Ages: 2-12. (ADDED: March 13, 2016, JBS)
  • Piscataway Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Piscataway Little League Fields, 491 Sydney Rd., Piscataway, NJ. Event date and time: Saturday, March 13, 2016 at 11 am. For Ages: Up to age 11. (ADDED: March 13, 2016, JBS)
  • Plainfield Clow Stephens Park EGG-citing Activities - Easter egg hunt
    Clow Stephens Park, 16650 S. Lily Cache Rd, Plainfield, NJ. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Hop on out to Clow Stephens Park to see the Easter Bunny and collect colorful eggs that the bunny has "hidden".Remember to bring your basket for your eggs! In addition tothe egg hunt, you will receive a treat bag when you check-in. Parents - the Easter Bunny will be on-site from 10-11:30 for photo opportunities. Event will be held rain or shine. All children must be accompanied by an adult. MUST PRE-REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE ALLOWED. *Please arrive 15 minutes before your child's egg hunt time as they will only be allowed to participate in their age appropriate time slot. Register by March 24, 2016. R $6/NR $7.50 w/parent | Min. 50/Max. 100. (ADDED: March 13, 2016, JBS)
  • South Plainfield PAL Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    PAL Memorial Field, Cady Lane, South Plainfield, NJ. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) at  1 pm. All children from the ages of 1 - 10 are welcome to participate. The Recreation Department is asking all residents to bring their own bag for the hunt. Hot chocolate will be served and Officer Bullock and his K-9 partner Blitz will be present. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures, don’t forget your camera. Children will also be able to take their picture in a real police vehicle. (ADDED: March 13, 2016, JBS)

Monmouth County

  • Belmar Children's Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    4th Avenue Beach, Belmar, NJ. Phone: (732) 681-3700. Event date and time: Saturday, Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) 11:00AM Sharp. - ARRIVE BEFORE 11 am. Please don't be late as the Easter Egg Hunt will start on time and only lasts a few short minutes before all the eggs.  The annual Easter Egg Hunt is open to Belmar residents free of charge. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is open to Belmar residents free of charge. Over 3,000 eggs are placed in the sand on the Second Avenue beach and children ages 1-9 enjoy hunting for them. Two eggs in each age category contain a ticket for a special treat. The rain date for this event is Saturday Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) 11AM sharp. Come join the Easter Bunny on the beach for this fun event!
    Ages 1-3 4th Ave Beach Entrance; Ages 4-5 3rd Ave Beach Entrance; Ages 6-7 3rd ave Beach Entrance; Ages 8-9 2nd ave Beach Entrance. (UPDATED: March 13, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 10, 2015, JBS)
  • Howell Elks Lodge #2515 - Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch with the Easter Bunny
    84 Ramtown Greenville Rd, Howell, NJ 07731. Email: cantwellconnie@yahoo.com. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them), no time is given - email them to ask! (ADDED: March 12, 2016, JBS)
  • Long Branch Elks #742 Lunch with the Easter Bunny - Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch with the Easter Bunny
    150 Garfield Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740. Phone: (732)222-9742. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) Starting at 12:00 pm. Bring your little ones for a Egg Hunt and Lunch with the Easter Bunny . We are located just two blocks in from the Oceanfront. Feel free to come visit us. We meet every first & third Wednesday. Check out our calendar for other fun filled events. (ADDED: March 12, 2016, JBS)
  • Ocean Grove Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Main Avenue Beach, Ocean Grove, NJ. Phone: (732) 774-1391. Date: Saturday before Easter at 1 pm, See their website for the 2017 date. See their website or call for the date (this event was held in 2013, but I have not been able to find any information about this year)
  • Pier Village Hopping Down The Bunny Trail Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    One Chelsea Drive, Long Branch, NJ 07740. Phone: 609-312-1480. Event date and time: Check their website for this year's date, usually on a Saturday sometime before Easter, at 10 am. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Notes: Click here for our Facebook page. This unique celebration begins by picking up a “Bunny Trail Map” at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory that shows participants where to visit, shop and dine. Then the fun begins...visit all participating shops to get your festive Easter eggs filled with candy, fun toys, coupons for a chocolate caramel covered apple or a basket filled with chocolate candy. Bring your own basket to collect all the eggs. Visit all the stores and participate in their activities including children’s arts and crafts at Aloha Grove and free pictures with bunny-eared furry friends at Wish Boutique. This event is free and open to the public. Pier Village “Bunny Helpers” will be at each stop handing out the eggs. Look for the gang in bunny sunglasses! Follow the sounds of the live emcee who will be directing bunny traffic to The Easter Bunny and his friends on Festival Plaza for free photo opportunities, more children’s crafts, the Annual Jelly Bean Counting Contest and to fill out a raffle to win a one of the grand prize bicycles. After the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny is off to Shaka Burrito for the first ever Bunny Lunch for all who follow and the drawing for the first grand prize bicycle from The Peddler! Then follow the Easter Bunny to Cake, Bake & Roll to finish the day for another chance to win the second grand prize bicycle from the Peddler. The drawing will be held at 1:30 on the patio with the Easter Bunny drawing the lucky winner! Immediately following there will be an Easter Cupcake Decorating Class with a trained patisserie chef. Prior to the class being done Take four delicious personalized cupcakes home for $10.00. Make sure to call ahead and make reservations at 732-483-6286. (ADDED: April 17, 2014)
  • Searchlight Church - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Postponed in bad weather (see comments section), FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, concessions / refreshment stand, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals
    410 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740. Phone: 732-962-1522. Email: Chris@searchlightchurch.com. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) from 10am to 12pm. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Free - no payments needed for anything. Click here for our Facebook page. Free Community Egg Hunt - 10,000 eggs, Easter Bunny, Cotton Candy, Carnival Games and prizes. Pre-register online on our website.  4 separate egg searches for kids birth to 6th grade!(UPDATED: March 12, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 20, 2015) (UPDATED: March 10, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: April 03, 2014) (UPDATED: March 01, 2013) (UPDATED: March 15, 2012)  (ADDED: March 18, 2011)
    A visitor writes on March 13, 2012:
    "This event is awesome!"