A number of Easter-themed events will be taking place in the Hickory area over the next two weeks. Here is a list of some of these events.
Free Easter Egg Hunt at the Ballpark Saturday
Classroom Connections, in partnership with the Hickory Crawdads and WHKY, is inviting children through sixth grade to a free Easter Egg Hunt on April 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at LP Frans Stadium in Hickory. The stadium is located at 2500, boul. Clement. NO.
All children in attendance will receive a free Easter basket with weed, as well as a ticket to a Hickory Crawdads home baseball game during the 2022 season.
Children will be divided into age groups to hunt eggs on the baseball field. Eggs will be redeemed for candy or prizes such as cash, toys, dolls, stuffed animals, arts and crafts kits, and passes or vouchers for local businesses.
All participants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of the grand prizes which include four tablet computers, four bikes, radio controlled cars, trucks and a train, wireless headphones and more. Over 10,000 eggs full of prizes will be hidden around the grounds.
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T-Ball game, Easter egg hunt on April 9
The Walkin’ Roll Activities League will host a T-ball game and Easter egg hunt on April 9 at West Hickory Park. The park is located at 830 16th St. SW in Hickory. The event is free and is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
Participants are asked to bring two dozen plastic eggs with treats inside. There will be two T-ball games. The first game will be the younger players – the Braves against the Rockies at 10 a.m. The second match will be the older players. Rangers take on Crawdads at 11 a.m.
Lenoir will organize an Easter egg hunt on April 9
The City of Lenoir Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free Easter egg hunt for kids at the Mulberry Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to noon on April 9.
The Easter Egg Hunt is open to children 10 and under. Participants will need to bring their own basket. There will be games, prizes and an Easter Bunny appearance. The event will not be rescheduled if canceled due to weather.
Easter Egg Hunt at Henry Fork River Park
The Hickory Department of Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism will host the 35th Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on April 9 at Henry Fork River Park. This event is free.
The hunt will be divided into different age groups. At 10 a.m., children 2 and under will hunt, at 10:30 a.m., 3 to 4 year olds and at 11 a.m., 5 to 6 year olds. There will be a special night hunt for ages 7-12 at 8:15 p.m.
All participants are encouraged to bring their own baskets to collect the eggs and a flashlight if participating in the Night Hunt.
Historic Easter at Hart Square Village on April 16
Hart Square Village will host a historic Easter event on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature many activities that families can participate in.
Tickets are $15 per person with a capacity of 300 people. Children 5 and under enter free. Hart Square Village is located at 5055 Hope Road in Vale.
There will be an Easter egg hunt for the big kids in the orchard. Small children will hunt for eggs in the Deitz alp. The areas are side by side and the hunts will start at different times for children of different age groups. Participants are requested to bring a basket for the hunt.
The egg hunt for children 5 and under will begin at 11 a.m. The egg hunt for ages 6 and up will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Families can also dye eggs. Families can make nests for their dyed eggs. Hart Square Village’s historic Easter Bunny, Wendell, will make a storytelling appearance. The Phillips cabin will be set up for family Easter photos.
The second annual Hopping Around Hickory will take place on April 16
The Hickory Downtown Development Association hosts the second annual Hopping Around Hickory on April 16 starting at 11 a.m. Purchase of a ticket for the Hopping Around Hickory event will include an Easter egg filled with treats from several downtown Hickory businesses including Life Doesn’t Succ, Carolina Crafted Creamery and Sweets, Taste Full Beans Coffee House and more.
Tickets go on sale Friday for $10 each. There are only 50 tickets available. Tickets can be purchased on the Hickory Downtown Development Association website.
Take a photo with the downtown bunny from noon to 2 p.m. Ticket receipt is required for attendees to receive their items and must be presented at time of pickup.