From egg hunts to fashion parades, Atlantic County offers fun for the whole family, such as music at AC Springfest or a stroll along Steel Pier for its best-dressed Easter contest.
You’ll find a host of activities at your fingertips, as Atlantic County celebrates Easter and invites folks to enjoy all it has to offer at this special time of year.
Easter Eggstravaganza. Downtown Hammonton will host an Easter Eggstravanganza from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, which will feature the Easter Bunny, activities and crafts for kids and crafts, and the Toy Market’s famous Great Egg Drop. All events take place along S. Second Street. Go to DowntownHammonton.com.
Easter at Storybook Land. From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, Storybook Land will feature an egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will hop around, too, for photos opps. Go to StorybookLand.com; 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.
Best Dressed at Steel Pier. Dress in your finest for Steel Pier’s Easter event at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21. The Best Dressed Easter contest will award prizes to boys and girls, ages 0 to 12; as well as best bonnet; and best dressed family. The Easter Bunny will hop in at 12:30 p.m. for pictures and goodie bag giveaways. Go to SteelPier.org; the back of Steel Pier at the Ocean Reef Oasis Stage, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.
Easter Parade. Stroll Historic Smithville in style for the Easter Parade, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Prizes will be awarded to those in the best outfits, and a colonial Easter Bunny will stroll the village from noon to 5 p.m. Go to HistoricSmithville.com; 615 E. Moss Mill Road.
AC Springfest. At 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, enjoy AC Springfest at Boardwalk Hall, featuring G Herbo and special guest DABABY, along with performances by Cle G Baby, Gatti 800, Beet98, Monty 856 and DJ Envy 7. Fatboy SSE hosts the event. Tickets prices are $60 and $75. Go to TicketMaster.com or BoardwalkHall.com.
Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shop. Kids will have lots of opportunities to pose with the Easter Bunny: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18; 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. An Easter Egg hunt is also planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, for kids ages 2 to 10. Go to BassPro.com; 30 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Atlantic City.
Egg Hunt on the Golf Course. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance at noon Sunday, April 21 for an egg hunt at McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links. Go to McculloughsGolf.com; 3016 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township.
Bunny Trail at Boscov’s. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Boscov’s will host an Easter Bunny Hop. Participants follow the Boscov’s bunny trail for treats and prizes, as well as crafts and games. Go to Boscovs.com; 6725 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township.
Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy an egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, on the grounds of Zion United Methodist Church. Go to ZUMCBargaintown.org; 652 Zion Road., Egg Harbor Township.
Pose with the Easter Bunny. Now through Saturday, April 20, get pictures with the Easter Bunny at Hamilton Mall. Go to ShopHamilton.com; 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
Great Egg Hunt. A massive egg hunt on the beach — with 100,000 eggs stuffed with candy and items from local merchants — awaits kids up to 7 and those with special needs. The hunt begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in Ocean City. Separate areas are set up for kids in different age groups: 3 and under, 11th Street and the beach; 4 to 5, 12th Street and the beach; 6 to 7, 13th Street and the beach; children with special needs, 14th Street and the beach. Go to OCNJ.us.
Fashion Promenade. Dress in your finest for Ocean City’s Fashion Promenade, 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, April, 21 in front of the Ocean City Music Pier. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed children, teens, adults and family. Go to JerseyCapeVacationguide.com; Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk.
Jilly’s Egg Hunt. At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Jilly’s Stores in Ocean City will host a hunt with hundreds of eggs stocked with Jilly’s prizes. Go to Jillys OCnj.com; 1048 Boardwalk, Ocean City.
Tri-State Basset Hound Olympics in Ocean City
Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue hosted their annual Basset Hound Olympics on Friday, April 12, in Ocean City. A barrage of short-legged, long-eared, droop-faced hounds all competed in the games which included sprints, hurdles, high jumps and an obstacle course. The games serves as a warm up event for the Doo Dah parade which takes place Saturday and will feature over 500 hounds waddling their way down the streets of Ocean City.