CATHEDRAL CITY — In what is reportedly the largest Easter egg hunt in the Coachella Valley, 30,000 multicolored Easter Eggs will be shrewdly placed in Town Square Park on Sunday, April 21 where eager children will make a mad dash to collect them.
In a child-friendly move, organizers of the popular Easter egg hunt ramped up the number of eggs by 5,000 when compared with last year so children could enjoy the thrill longer and more egg hunters could bag some of the goodies. In 2018, 25,000 were strategically placed in the park.
The Easter egg begins at 12:30 p.m. Youngsters between 2 and 5 years of age will get a head start so they have ample chance of collecting some of the bounty. All other children will go afterward.
All will be searching to snag one of only four eggs that will contain a special message inside. The special message will notify the finder that he or she has was a kid bike. Four will be given away as special prizes.
The ever-popular Easter egg hunt is the focal point of an afternoon of activities – all designed to cater to children’s interests. And, it’s easy on mom and dad’s wallet. Admission is free. So is parking.
The fun starts at noon and lasts until 3 p.m. Multiple bouncy houses will be strategically placed around the Gregory S. Pettis Fountain of Life.
The beloved Easter Bunny will be available for photos.
Last year’s hunt was a delight. Watch it here:
Several local businesses will offer free candy for the children.
Easter egg scavengers are encouraged to bring their own basket for hauling eggs. Children may also get a free reusable shopping bag the event.
The child-centered event will be capped off with a free showing of the movie Hop at 3 p.m. at Mary Pickford Theatre. It is a 2011 American 3D live-action/computer-animated fantasy comedy film.
The entire day, which centers around children, is aptly named Easter Kidapalooza.
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