Whether or not you observe Easter for religious reasons or just enjoy the activities that have come to be associated with the holiday, there are plenty of kid-centered events celebrating Easter in Boulder County.
Of course, there are the church services, choirs and Easter programs. Beyond that, you can also find photo ops with the Easter bunny, lots of egg hunts, Easter tea parties and even an underwater egg hunt.
Check out some of our favorite Easter events in and around Boulder.
Calvary Bible Church puts on an event each year for kids and their families to enjoy an Easter egg hunt, food and games, a special craft and most of all, a celebration of the life of Jesus Christ. It takes place April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. There are egg hunts in Boulder and Erie at the two campuses.
The Well Church has an Easter egg hunt at 1325 Pearl St. in Boulder on April 20. It starts at 10 a.m. After the hunt, the church encourages families to stick around and meet other members of the congregation and community. The church has a special Good Friday and Easter Day service, like most Christian churches in the area.
White Fields Community Church claims to hold Boulder County’s biggest Easter egg hunt and festival, starting at 10 a.m. on April 20. It includes arts and crafts, a bouncy house and more. Find it at Longmont’s Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave.
The Rock Creek HOA offers a special hunt for residents of the town of Superior, age 12 and younger. Starting at 1 p.m. on April 20 in the Purple Park, this hunt offers thousands of eggs, special raffle prizes, egg prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
The City of Lafayette is hosting an Easter egg hunt for children ages 1 through 8 at Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Drive in Lafayette, on April 20 at 10 a.m. sharp. Parking is limited, so the city recommends people walk or bike is possible. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos after the event.
Adult Egg Hunt and More: This 21 and up event is great for people who don’t have kids or would rather celebrate Easter without the little ones. The City of Westminster hosts this annual event at the Walnut Creek Golf Preserve. The event has egg hunts, an egg toss and an Outrageous Bonnet contest. You can also get pictures with the “deranged Easter Bunny,” try to “Kill the Wabbit” and enjoy the signature cocktail, the “Bunny Drop.” The event is April 13. (It is sold out for 2019.)
Editor’s note: This event is cancelled in 2019 but will return in 2020. Underwater Egg Hunting: The City of Longmont is providing an Easter egg hunt that’s a little different: It’s underwater. The event takes place April 20 with doors opening at 1 p.m. and the hunt starting at 1:30 p.m. Hosted annually by the Centennial Pool, this event gives kids the chance to hunt weighted eggs from the bottom of the pool. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Easter Egg Race: Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe is putting on an Easter egg race for kids 10 and younger. There are multiple races for each age category. The categories are 1 to 3; age 4 to 6; and age 7 to 10 on Saturday, April 20, starting at 10 a.m.
Easter Tea: If you are looking for more than just an Easter egg hunt, you can visit Chautauqua’s Dining Hall for this spring-themed event. You can meet the Easter Bunny, and there will be spring crafts, a dress-up booth, an afternoon tea service served on white linen with a tiered tray of both sweet and savory treats and a weather-permitting egg hunt. The event is April 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event has community-style seating but you can reserve seats with friends or family in advance.