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Phoenix Area Easter Celebrations

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Parades, Easter Carnivals!

I'm sure that there are many churches in the greater Phoenix area who are having Easter celebrations for their own congregation members and guests, but here are ten Easter celebrations, mostly community events, where you and the kids can enjoy parades, carnivals, photos with the Easter Bunny, and Easter Egg Hunts. They are listed in no particular order.

Where: Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler
When: April 15 & 16, 2006
What: Rawhide's Easter Eggstravaganza is an annual Easter event There are children’s Easter Egg Hunts, children’s games and contests, and photos with Cowboy Cottontail, Rawhide’s Easter bunny. Admission to Rawhide is free.
More Information: Rawhide

Where: Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek
When: April 15, 2006
What: Easter Egg-Citment Easter Egg Hunt and Photo with Easter Bunny, lunch of hot dogs or hamburgers, train rides, carousel rides, inflatable bounce, giant slide and petting barn with baby farm animals.

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Cost: $20 per child. $10 per adult, if adults want lunch and rides with the children, $6 per adult without rides.
More Information: Easter Egg-Citment at Schnepf Farms

Where: Snedigar Sportsplex, Chandler
When: April 8, 2006
What: Family Easter Celebration, with Easter egg scrambles for kids up to age 9. Information booths, displays, interactive amusements and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Admission free, charge for photos and some activities. 9 a.m. to noon.
More Information: Family Easter Celebration in City of Chandler

Where: Enchanted Island Amusement Park at Encanto Park, Phoenix
When: April 16, 2006
What: Easter Egg Hunt with thousands of prize-filled eggs, raffle and the Easter Bunny. Egg hunt for ages 1-5 at 11 a.m. and for ages 6-10 at 11:45 a.m. Admission is free.
More Information: Easter Egg Hunt at Enchanted Island Amusement Park

Where: Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria
When: April 15, 2006
What: Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt include candy hunts, carnival games, make-n-take craft activities, interactive games and vendors. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Admission is free with a canned food item for donation.
More Information: Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Avondale Civic Center, Avondale
When: April 15, 2006
What: Avondale Spring Fling & Ice Cream Social has live entertainment, photos with the Easter Bunny, bounces, carnival games and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free, charge for some activities.
More Information: Avondale Spring Fling & Ice Cream Social

Where: Ahwatukee
When: April 15, 2006
What: Kiwanis Club of Ahwatukee's Annual Easter Parade and Carnival features marching bands and floats in the parade, which travels south on 48th Street from Warner Road to Elliot Road. The carnival will follow at Ahwatukee Community Center Park. Admission is free.
More Information: Call 602-275-8280

Where: Scottsdale Ranch Park, Scottsdale
When: April 15, 2006
What: The Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival features carnival booths, inflatables for children, rides, face Painting, live music, and 4 age group appropriate Easter Egg Hunts! 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
More Information: Spring Festival Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Wildlife World Zoo, Litchfield Park
When: April 16, 2006
What: Easter Egg Hunts begin at 1:30 p.m. for children ages 7 and younger and at 3:30 p.m. for ages 8 and older. Free with zoo admission.
More Information: Wildlife World Zoo

Where: Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
When: The Easter Pageant opens with a public-invited dress rehearsal on Tuesday, April 4, with an English-language performance at 7 p.m. and a Spanish-language performance at 8:30 p.m. English-language performances run from April 5-6 (Wednesday & Thursday), and continue the following week on April 11-15 (Tuesday-Saturday). Spanish-language performances will take place April 7-8 (Friday & Saturday). All performances begin at 8 p.m.
What: The world's largest annual outdoor Easter Pageant. It is a musical production depicting the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Performed on the grounds of The Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center. Parking is free. Wheelchair seating, signing for the hearing impaired, Spanish and English-language interpreters and public restrooms are available. More than ten thousand chairs are set up on the lawn area with open seating (no tickets required). Audience members may bring blankets to sit on. Food is permitted on the grounds.
More Information: Easter Pageant at the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Looking for something different to do for Easter this year? The Easter Bunny and his friends save Easter from the Big Bad Wolf in Bunny Brigade at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater in Phoenix. Show runs March 29, 2006 through April 16, 2006. Tickets from $5 to $8.