PALM SPRINGS — This community is home to many long and beloved traditions, especially at the holidays. The Palm Springs Firemen’s Association Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast ranks at the top.

More than 3,000 strategically hidden eggs and a special visit from the Easter Bunny on a fire engine will kick off the annual Palm Springs Firemen’s Association Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 20.

The 9 a.m. hunt at the 22-acre Ruth Hardy Park near downtown has been a beloved tradition in Palm Springs for more than 40 years. The Easter Egg hunt is open to all children up to 9-years-old.

Last year more than 400 children traversed the popular city park scouting  for colorful eggs. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to take photos with youngsters on a vintage fire engine.

Immediately following the event, a pancake breakfast in the park is planned. The price is $5 per person for a stack of pancakes prepared by Palm Springs firefighters.

“The Palm Springs Firemen’s Association Annual Easter Egg Hunt is a much-loved tradition in our city that is open to all families in the Coachella Valley,” Fire Chief Kevin Nalder said in a prepared statement. “I invite everyone to bring your camera and celebrate the joy of the Easter holiday in the City of Palm Springs, like no place else.”

The Palm Springs Professional Firefighters was established in 1961. Today, the Palm Springs Professional Firefighters represents the full-time professional firefighters, who protect the citizens and visitors of Palm Springs. The association is involved within the community and is always looking for new ways to give back.

In addition to the Annual Easter Egg hunt, it supports a number of charities, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Toys for Tots Foundation, Firefighters Burn Institute, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Desi Strong Foundation, and the Desert Cancer Foundation.

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