Easter Events For Families in Western MA

Easter Events in Western MA 2012

During Easter many towns host egg hunts for their residents. Find an egg hunt nearest you, along with Easter craft opportunities, brunch and Easter Bunny appearances.

Community events that celebrate Easter begin this weekend. We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back.

Saturday, March 31st

In Easthampton at 10am, an annual Egg Hunt of 18,000 eggs (many with prizes) happens at Millside Park. Hunt begins promptly, so arrive early and BYO basket! Easter Bunny will make an appearance too. Great photo opportunity. 413-529-1440. 2 Ferry Street. (FREE)

In Granby at 11am, the Granby PM Club hosts and Egg Hunt for kids 12yo and younger at the Dufresne’s Park Gazebo. BYO Basket. Rain cancels. (FREE)

In Huntington at 2pm, the Huntington Recreation Committee will host an Egg Hunt at Pettis Field for kids 10yo and younger. 413-667-3500. (Rain Date: April 1st, 2pm). (FREE)

In Lenox at 10am or 12noon, families can learn to make beautiful decorated Easter eggs in the traditional Eastern European style at Ventfort Hall!  The process includes drawing intricate designs with wax on eggs and dying with colored dyes.  Kids must be 12+ and accompanied by a parent.  The workshop is a great opportunity to learn about Czechoslovakian cultural traditions!  Registration required.  413-637-3206.  104 Walker Street.  ($)

In Monson from 1:30-3:30pm, kids ages 3-10yo can gather at Veterans Field for spring activities.  An Egg Hunt begins promptly at 2pm. BYO basket. (FREE)

In Wendell from 10am-12noon, Diemand Farm is hosting an Easter celebration.  There will be egg hunts, egg dying, and more holiday-related fun!  Celebrate both Easter and local egg production.  Bring a donation for Operation Touch of Home for care packages being distributed to overseas soldiers. 978-544-3806.  126 Mormon Hollow Road.  (FREE)

In Westfield at 11am, come hunt for eggs at the Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt at Shaker Farms Country Club!  Kids can search for eggs filled with treats – BYO basket!  The Easter Bunny will visit, and kids can get their faces painted.  413-572-1260.  866 Shaker Road.   (FREE)

In Williamstown from 10am-12noon, Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center hosts their 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children up to 10yo can join in.  There will be Easter baskets and plastic eggs filled with candy to hunt for on the grounds. 413-458-8371. 1611 Cold Spring Road. (FREE)

Sunday, April 1st

In Ludlow at 1pm, kids can hunt for Easter eggs with the Easter Bunny at the Ludlow Community Center!  The Easter Bunny will meet egg hunters at the center’s pavilion and will be available for pictures afterwards.  Open to kids in preschool through fifth grade.  Registration required.  413-583-2072.  91 Claudia’s Way.  (<$)

In Southwick from 12noon-2pm, the Southwick Park & Rec will host an Easter Egg Hunt at Prifti Park. Activities include arts & crafts, sweet treats, display from the fire dept., Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt divided into age groups. 454 College Highway.  (FREE)

Friday, April 6th

In Heath from 10:30-11:30am, the Heath Library will host an Egg Hunt on the Town Common in lieu of their weekly story hour. They ask that all participants RSVP by April 2nd. 413-337-4934 x7 (FREE)

Saturday, April 7th

In Agawam at 10am, The Great Easter Egg Hunt happens at the Bethany Assembly of God. Kids ages 1-12yo can join in an Egg Hunt, win prizes and enjoy a performance by the TNT Puppet Team. 413-789-2930. 580 Main Street. (FREE)

In Chicopee from 10am-12:15pm, the Chicopee Parks Dept hosts their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Szot Park.  Kids are invited to make a silly pair of bunny ears during the event and prizes will even be awarded.  In the upper fields at the park, thousands of eggs will litter the field, with good luck eggs sprinkled throughout! Rain site: Chicopee Academy. Call to register: 413-594-3481. Upper Szot Park.  (>$)

In Conway from 10am-1pm, the Conway’s Annual Thelma French Easter Egg Hunt happens on the Town Field. 413-625-0041. (FREE)

In Dalton from 1-2pm, the Dalton CRA lawn will be filled with eggs for their annual egg hunt!  Kids can scour the grounds and look for eggs filled with treats.  413-684-0260.  400 Main Street.  (FREE)

In Florence at 1pm, there will be eggs galore at the Northampton Rec Dept. annual Easter Egg Hunt at Look Park!  BYO basket for egg collection- you might find a lot!  There are scheduled times for different age groups, so check the schedule.  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  (FREE)

In Greenfield at 11am, kids can come hunt for eggs at the Rotary of Franklin County’s annual egg hunt!  The event takes place at Beacon Field, and kids will be divided into three different age groups for hunting.  Beacon Street.  (FREE)

In Hadley from 10:30am-12noon, the Hadley Park & Rec Dept host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids can hunt for eggs at the Hadley Elementary School, and along with the egg hunt, there will be crafts for kids, a visit from the Easter bunny, and other activities!  BYO basket for eggs.  413-586-6375.  21 River Drive.  (<$)

In Holyoke from 10am-12Noon, is an Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration at the Holyoke Heritage State Park.  There will be many fun activities for the family, including pony rides, t-shirt decoration, prizes, and the Easter Bunny will be visiting too. Egg Hunts are on the half hour from 10-11:30am, and divided according to age group. Allow time to register for the egg hunts. 413-322-5620. 221 Appleton Street. (>$)

In Lenox at 11am, Lenox Community Center Easter Egg Hunt happens at Lilac Park.  BYO baskets and come visit the Easter Bunny.  Egg hunt begins promptly at 11am, so arrive early! Rain location: Lenox CC Ballroom. (FREE)

In Pittsfield at 10:30am, the Pittsfield Parks & Rec host their annual Easter Egg Scramble at Morningside Community School for kids 2-9 years old. 413-499-9370. 100 Burbank Street. (FREE)

In South Egremont from 11am-1pm, Blue Rider Stables will host an Easter Egg Hunt at their barn. There will be pony rides, face painting, hay bale maze, refreshments and Easter sweets. 413-528-5299. 15 Farm Lane. (>$)

In South Hadley at 11am, the South Hadley Rec Dept is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt & Hat Parade at Buttery Brook Park.  Kids are invited to come with creative Easter hats for the parade (prizes will be awarded!).  Following the parade at 11:30am will be an egg hunt (BYO basket!).  (FREE)

In Springfield at 11am-1pm, kick off Forest Park Zoo’s season at the annual Eggstravaganza!  Kids can collect treats along the bunny trail, and bunnies will be distributing extra treat-filled eggs around the park.  413-733-2251.  302 Sumner Avenue.  (FREE)

In Stockbridge at 11am, the Stockbridge Library hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for pre-school-elementary school aged kids. 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street, (FREE)

In Turners Falls at 1pm, the Montague Parks & Rec Dept invites kids to hunt for eggs at Unity Park!  There will be a visit from Peter Cottontail, and kids can get their faces painted, dye eggs, and do other fun activities!  BYO basket for collection.  413-863-3216. First Street. (FREE)

In West Springfield from 9:45am-10:30am, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Mittineague Park for kids ages 7yo and younger. Easter Bunny will be handing out candy treats and an egg hunt begins sharply at 10:30am (BYO basket),  413-781-3020. (FREE)

Sunday, April 8th

In Cheshire at 12noon, 12Noon, kids up to 10yo are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Cheshire Police Association at the Cheshire Elementary School.  BYO baskets! Cheshire, MA (FREE)

In Florence at 9:30am or 11am, have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Look Park!  Enjoy delicious breakfast foods and celebrate Easter.  Reservations strongly suggested!  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  ($)

In South Deerfield from 11am-3pm, celebrate Easter at Chandler’s Restaurant at Yankee Candle!  There will be delicious food (some from local farms!) and the Easter Bunny will stop by to visit!  Reservations suggested.  413-665-1277.  25 Greenfield Road.  ($$)

In Whately from 12noon-2pm, learn to make Pysansky, a traditional Ukranian decoration made from egg shells, beeswax, and dye!  The Whately Library is hosting the workshop, which is open to kids ages 7+ and their adults.  BYO eggs and paper towels and learn about a holiday tradition from a unique culture.  Regsitration required.  413-665-0054.  218 Chestnut Plain Road. (FREE)

[Photo credit: (ccl) Jose Chavarry]

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