The official First Day of Spring is this Sunday along with Palm Sunday. That means Easter Sunday is just a little more than a week away on March 27, 2016. Have you made your plans for how to celebrate the holiday yet? If you haven’t given it much thought it’s a good time to do so. At Alan Holden Vacations we have plenty of beautiful oceanfront properties with Easter availability that would be just perfect for your family’s holiday this year.
It’s a gorgeous time of the year to vacation in Holden Beach on the Southern Brunswick Islands of North Carolina. The weather is temperate this time of year and there aren’t crowds milling about. If you’re overdue for a beach vacation it’s time to treat yourself and Easter is a perfect time to do just that. Here are nearby events taking place for the holiday.
Easter Egg Hunt at Hugh MacRae Park
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Hugh MacRae Park baseball fields in Wilmington on Friday, March 25, 2016 starting at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Winter Park Baptist and Wesley Methodist churches and features hunts, crafts, and more. Location: Hugh MacRae Park, 314 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, NC.
4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill
Join us for the 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill in Wilmington, NC, taking place on Friday, March 25, 2016. The day features goodies for kids under age 14, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, refreshments and door prizes. Free! Location: Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill, 4240 Market Street, Wilmington, NC. For more info, call (910) 762-0173.
Dinosaur Egg Hunt
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach will hold a Dinosaur Egg Hunt for ages 3 to 10 and offers the opportunity to create a special dinosaur egg basket as well as to search for candy-filled “dinosaur eggs”. The hunt takes place in the Aquarium garden during which you’ll meet a live baby alligator and learn about reptiles, both prehistoric and those currently stalking the earth. Hours: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission: $10.95 to $20.00. Location: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC. For more info call (910) 458-8257.
Southport Spring Festival
Franklin Square Park
The Southport Spring Festival is being held March 25 & 26 at Franklin Square Park in Southport. The festival features activities for kids, over 130 arts & crafts vendors, raffles and live music ranging from big band to R&B and country rock. Sorry, no pets. Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Franklin Square Park, Corner of Howe & West Streets, Southport, NC.
Easter at the Old Bridge in Sunset Beach
Bring your Easter basket and meet the Easter Bunny! An egg hunt, tasty treats, fun and games, and an Easter parade are the order of the day from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Join the fun, get your face painted, enter an egg roll or sack race contest, and enjoy decorated cupcakes, beverages, and more. Location: 109 Shoreline Dr. W., Sunset Beach, NC. For more info, call (910) 363-6585.
Oak Island Annual Easter Egg Hunt
William “Bill” Smith Park, Oak Island
This annual event is being held on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 10 a.m. Don’t miss a visit from the Easter Bunny! This free event is for children 10 and younger. Children will be divided into age groups of 3 and under, 4 to 6, and 7 to 10 years old. Location: William “Bill” Smith Park, 4410 Fish Factory Road, Oak Island, NC. For questions, please call (910) 278-5518.