Catch The Easter Egg-citement in Atlanta

Atlanta is full of egg-citing events this Easter. There are visits with the Easter bunny, egg hunts, sunrise services, passion productions and festivals. The egg-citement is contagious in Atlanta, as visitors are soon to discover. The following five egg-citing Easter events are highly recommended.

Bass Pro Shop: The Bass Pro Shop is offering free photos with the Easter Bunny from March 28 through April 5, 2015. Children are invited to create an Easter magnet on March 28-29, color a wooden bunny on April 3 or a wooden chick on April 4-5, 2015. The shop is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday April 5th at 2 pm each day. Each child is invited to find five eggs and report afterwards to the registration desk for candy.

Egg-streme Easter Fun at the Farm: Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day at McDaniel Farm Park on April 4, 2015. The egg hunt is for children ages 2 – 9 years of age. Eggs may be turned in at the end of the hunt to redeem prizes. There is a $5 fee for adults, $3 for children 3-12 years of age; however, children ages 2 and under are admitted free. Pre-registration is required. A baby animal petting zoo is included in the admission price.

Sunrise Easter Service at Stone Mountain Park: The public is invited to attend an Easter Sunrise Service atop Stone Mountain at 7 am on Sunday, April 5, 2015. There will be one service at the top of the mountain with a second service on the Memorial Lawn at the base of the mountain. Both services are non-denominational. The park will open at 4 am for parking and crowd control. Visitors may take the skyride for $10 round trip or may hike to the top of the mountain at no charge. Parking is $15 per vehicle. There is no charge for the hiking trail. A sign language interpreter will be on-hand for hearing impaired visitors. Guests are encouraged to stay for the day and purchase an Adventure Pass for a charge of $29.95 for adults and $24.95 for children.

Taste of Forsyth: Cumming Fairgrounds is the egg-citing place to be on April 4, 2015 for the 12th annual Taste of Forsyth. More than 25 local restaurants will be serving up delicious taste tempting foods, wine and beer. In addition to the culinary delights, adults and children alike will enjoy the puppet shows, music by local entertainers and the annual Easter egg hunt. The egg hunt is for children ages 10 and under and is divided into age categories. There will also be a kid zone with giant inflatables, a rock wall and a train. Admission to the event is free; however, there is a charge for food samples.

The Way of the Cross: The First United Methodist Church located at 700 Braselton Highway in Lawrenceville is presenting a modern twist to the traditional Biblical story. There is no admission fee; however, visitors are asked to donate non-perishable food items for the Lawrenceville Co-operative Ministry. The production will be presented at 6:30 pm on April 3rd and 4th.

*Photo courtesy of Flickr's Creative Commons. 

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