In the past, many groups of people organized spring festivals. Many of these celebrated the rebirth of nature, the return of fertility and the birth of many young animals. These are the origins of the Easter eggs that we still hunt for and eat. Although the festivals (at least in Palm Beach County) may not be extravagant, there are lots of organized events available for families interested.
In Palm Beach County some events available April 8-9 are:
Egg Extravaganza, 9 a.m. Saturday, Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Children can enjoy a traditional egg hunt featuring prizes, children’s activities and a visit from the bunny!
Flagler Museum Easter Egg Hunt, gates open at 9 a.m. with hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Children are invited to hunt for more than 7,000 eggs on the museum’s lawns. The grounds will be sectioned off into age-appropriate areas so everyone, including toddlers, will have an opportunity to participate. Children can have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, engage in craft projects, have their face painted, receive a balloon sculpture and play the bean bag toss game. $18 for adults and $10 for children
Spring Egg-Stravaganza, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park, 3111 S. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach. Children ages 1 to 12 can hunt for eggs, meet Peter Cottontail, climb the rock wall, ride the train through the park and get their faces painted. Free.
Delray Marketplace, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, downtown Delray Beach. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, Easter egg hunt, and photos with the Easter Bunny ($6). The buffet will take place at Bella Amici beginning at 11 a.m. followed by the egg hunt and face-painting with Mother Goose at 1 p.m. and photos with the Easter Bunny at The Grind Coffee Café from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets for the buffet are $6; no charge for children younger than 3
12th Annual Easter in the Park Worship Celebration, Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Service starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday.