Easter egg hunts, Easter Bunny photo-ops this weekend

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Hippity-hoppity, Easter's on its way, and the Easter Bunny has been busy dying eggs and gathering treats and prizes for those Easter baskets. It looks like 2022 is the year all the Easter egg hunts are finally resuming!

If you're wondering where to take the kids (and in at least one case, your pupper) to hunt for eggs and get selfies with the Easter Bunny this year, we've got some suggestions. You'll find traditional egg hunts as well as scavenger hunts and celebrations of spring on this list. Here's a look at where all the fun Easter events are hoppening, er, happening, around the Greater Cincinnati area.

April 9

California: 1-6 p.m., Ebersole Community Center, 5671 Kellogg Ave. Egg hunt, games and prizes, bake sale, raffle baskets. Egg hunt is free, $1 tickets for games and refreshments. $5 raffle baskets. facebook.com.

Covington: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Devou Park Bandshell, 1 Bandshell Blvd. Music, food, fun and egg hunt. covingtonky.gov.

Deer Park: 11 a.m., Chamberlin Park, 7640 Plainfield Road. Bring own basket. Photo opportunities with Easter Bunny. Hunt divided into age groups: 3-under, 4-6, 7-9 and ages 10-12. Free. facebook.com.

Delhi Township: 9:45 a.m., Delhi Park Lodge, Foley Road. Ages infant-8 years old. Find certain egg and win prize. Free and open to public. facebook.com.

Downtown: 9-10:30 a.m., Cincinnati Fire Museum, 315 W. Court St. Hunt takes place inside museum over two floors of history exhibits. Easter Bunny visits for selfie opportunities. Bring own basket. $10 per person. facebook.com.

Ashlyn and Avery Johns at The Graeter's Egg Hunt in Washington Park, April 13, 2019.
Ashlyn and Avery Johns at The Graeter's Egg Hunt in Washington Park, April 13, 2019.

Fairfield: 10 a.m.-noon, Fairfield Greens North Trace, 2605 Augusta Blvd. Bring baskets and grab all the Easter eggs you can find. Some eggs hold special prizes. Easter Bunny visits. Hunts are broken down by age groups: 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10 years old. Free and open to the public. facebook.com.

Florence: 2-3 p.m., Immanuel United Methodist Church, Boone Campus, 1440 Boone Aire Road. Outdoor egg hunt for all ages. Photo opportunities with Easter Bunny, special prizes and 10,000 eggs. Bring own basket. facebook.com.

Fort Thomas: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tower Park, 130 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Pictures with Easter Bunny 10:30-11:45 a.m., egg hunt at noon. Ages 1-3 hunt around Mess Hall, ages 4-6 hunt on ball field, ages 7-8 hunt on main playground. ftthomas.org.

Green Township: 1 p.m., Veterans Park, 6231 Harrison Ave. Bring your own basket and camera. Easter Bunny visits. facebook.com.

Hamilton: 7-10 p.m., Forest Run MetroPark, Timberman Ridge Area, 1976 Timberman Road. Bring flashlight for this nighttime egg hunt for ages 12-under. Collect 12 eggs and redeem for candy and prize. Crafts and games. Registration due by April 8. $5 per child, free adults. reservations.yourmetroparks.net.

Hebron: 2:30 p.m., Sand Run Baptist Church, 1327 N. Bend Road. Egg hunt and Easter Bunny visits.

Independence: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Park, 2003 Jackwoods Parkway. Jugglers, stilt walkers and balloon artists. Egg hunt starts at noon. Raffle prizes. Rain date is April 16. Free. Register: eventbrite.com.

Lebanon: Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad, 16 E. South St. Includes train ride and egg hunt. Runs April 9-10, April 15-17, rain or shine. $35 adults, $30 ages 2-12 and ages 62-up, $5 infants on lap. lebanonrr.com.

Loveland: 11:30 a.m., Symmes Park, 11600 Lebanon Road. symmestownship.org.

Middletown: 1-3 p.m., Towne Church, 3722 Towne Blvd. Open to children through grade 6. Bring own basket.

Milford: 10-11:30 a.m., Riverside Park, 425 Vintor Stier Drive. Easter Bunny arrives via Milford Community Fire Department's antique fire truck. Hunt is divided by age groups: under 3, 3-5 and 6-10. Bring own basket. facebook.com.

Pierce Township: 10 a.m.-noon, Pierce Township Park, 961 Locust Corner Road. Easter Bunny arrives for photos at 10 a.m., egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. It's divided into age groups and areas: Field One is ages 0-2, Field Two ages 3-5, Field Three ages 6-8 and Field Four ages 9-10. piercetownship.org.

Reading: 4 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 Maple St. Rain or shine. Hear Easter story, meet Easter Bunny, receive a small toy and hunt for eggs. Open to ages 10-under. 513-821-0987.

Taylor Mill: noon-1 p.m., Pride Park, Taylor Mill. Open to residents of Taylor Mill. taylormillky.gov.

Westwood: 2-3:30 p.m., St. Peter and St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3001 Queen City Ave. Ages 10-under enjoy light lunch, a craft and fun egg hunt. Hunt begins at 2:45 p.m. Bring own basket. facebook.com.

April 10

Alexandria: noon, Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8286 W. Main St., Alexandria. Easter lunch after worship, followed by egg hunt. Free.

Fairfield Township: 1-3 p.m., Christian Life Fellowship, 6485 Vonnie Vale Court. Egg hunt, food and games. Free and open to public. facebook.com.

Mount Healthy: 1-2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Open to the community. facebook.com.

West Chester Township: 12:30 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, 9080 Cincinnati Dayton Road. Bring own basket. Hunt takes place in church parking lot.

April 11

Sharonville: Noon, Sharonville Parks & Recreation Dept., 10990 Thornview Drive. Egg hunt is scavenger-style. Check Facebook page for clues as to where in the parks the golden eggs are hidden. Find one and return to Community Center for special Easter treat. One egg per family. Runs April 11-14. facebook.com.

April 14

Oxford: 7 p.m., Oxford Community Park, 6801 Fairfield Road. Adult egg scramble. Search trails for eggs filled with coupons and prizes.

April 16

Anderson Township: 10 a.m., Anderson Parks, 6915 Beechmont Ave. For ages 0-17. Event divided by age group. Reservations required, as every 15 minutes a specific age group will line up to hunt. No pets. $3-$5 per child. andersonparks.com.

Avondale: noon-5 p.m., Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St. Egg-citing day features animals receiving Easter-themed goodies, find the Fiona scavenger hunt, and treat stations. Easter Bunny visits. Included with zoo admission. cincinnatizoo.org.

Batavia: 11 a.m.-noon, The Crossing, 4359 E. Bauman Lane. Open to all kids from infant to grade 5. Hunts are sectioned by age group: nursery, preschool and elementary. Over 10,000 eggs. One golden ticket per age group wins raffle prize. Free. facebook.com.

Blue Ash: noon-1 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive. Kona Ice, pizza, egg hunt and fun for all. Free. facebook.com.

Colerain Township: 3-7 p.m., Redefined Dance Studio, 9529 Pippin Road. Easter egg hunt, bounce house, 360 camera booth, candy bags and vendor booths. Proceeds benefit Mshauri Mentoring Program. $7. Information: 513-253-3109; eventbrite.com.

Fairfield: 2 p.m., Fairfield Wesleyan Church, 4685 Anthony Wayne Ave. Hunt for eggs with candy and prizes. Hunting zones divided by age group. For kids infant-grade 5. facebook.com.

Fairfield Township: 10:30 a.m., Victory Pentecostal Tabernacle, 7460 Morris Road.

Fairfield Township: 1-2 p.m., Heroes Park, 6032 Morris Road. Children hunt in separate areas by age. Bring own basket or bag and camera for photos.

Finneytown: 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church, 7645 Winton Road. Free community event for kids in 6th grade and under. facebook.com.

Hamilton: 1-3 p.m., Benninghofen Playground, 913 Noyes Ave. Kids hop from car to car receiving plastic eggs, candy, prizes and other treats. star933.com.

Hamilton: noon-2 p.m., Hamilton Church of God, 1760 Millville Ave. SpringFest features blow-ups, games, prizes, raffles, food and egg hunt for kids. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Text "eggs" to 513-449-2125 to pre-register, or visit hamiltoncog.com.

Harrison: 8 a.m.-noon, Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. Pancake breakfast with Boy Scout Troop 408 at 8 a.m., photos with Easter Bunny and other activities at 10 a.m., Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. harrisonohio.gov.

Liberty Township: 10-11:30 a.m., Liberty Park, 6757 Yankee Road. Traditional egg hunt, kids' crafts, face painting and photo opportunities with Easter Bunny. Hunts divided by age group. facebook.com.

Liberty Township: 10-11:30 a.m., Faith Community Church, 6558 Liberty Fairfield Road. Egg hunt open to toddlers and kids through grade 5. star933.com.

Loveland: 10 a.m., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road. Free donuts, egg hunt for kids up to grade 6. Bring own basket. facebook.com.

Middletown: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Church of Christ, 2021 Brell Drive. Hear Easter story followed by egg hunt broken down into age-appropriate groups. Tickets not required, but everyone who registers is entered to win Easter basket. facebook.com.

Mount Washington: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6474 Beechmont Ave. All ages welcome. Candy is peanut-free. facebook.com.

New Haven: 2 p.m., Kentucky Railway Museum, 136 S. Main St. Kids can take a train ride, enjoy museum and model trains and meet Easter Bunny. Egg hunt follows excursion. kyrail.org.

New Richmond: 1-3 p.m., New Richmond School Football Stadium, 1141 Bethel New Richmond Road. Ages newborn-grade 5 only. Register for children's tickets. Adults do not need a ticket but must remain onsite with kids; no drop offs. Free. Register: eventbrite.com.

Norwood: noon-4 p.m., CinCity Harley-Davidson, 1799 Tennessee Ave. Prizes range from candy to gift cards. Free beverages, food truck, live music and games.

Over-the-Rhine: noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington Park. 1230 Elm St. Instead of a traditional egg hunt, this is an egg scavenger hunt throughout the park. Register: washingtonpark.org.

Oxford: 11 a.m., Oxford Community Park, 6801 Fairfield Road. Open to ages infant through grade 3. Children separated by age. Easter Bunny visits, bring camera and own basket.

Sycamore Township: 4 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road. Open to kids through grade 3. Hear Easter story, sing songs and enjoy egg hunt. Bring own basket, no artificial grass in baskets. facebook.com.

Union: 8:30-10:30 a.m., Union Presbyterian Church, 10259 State Route 42. Ages 6-12 hunt from 9-9:15 a.m. and ages 2-5 from 9:30-9:45 a.m. Easter Bunny visits. Complimentary donut holes, juice and hot cocoa. Coffee and Kona Ice for sale. Free. eventbrite.com.

Union: 10 a.m., Orleans Park, St. Louis Blvd. Sponsored by Parker Real Estate Group/Huff Realty. Free to the public. Information: 859-647-0700.

Union: 11 a.m., Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, 3380 Beaver Road. Meet at Mastodon shelter. Hunt divided into age-based hunt areas. Turn in eggs for candy or find golden egg for bonus prize. Free and open to public. 859-384-3522; parks.ky.gov.

West Chester Township: 1 p.m., Keehner Park, 7411 Barret Road. Ages 8-under can participate in this egg hunt. Eggs hidden in grassy lawn near pickleball courts. Bring own bag or basket and dress for weather. Free. 513-777-1133; westchesteroh.org.

April 17

Covington: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Coppin's Restaurant at Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave. Easter brunch with special menu. $65, $55 seniors, $19 ages 4-12 and free ages under 4. hotelcovington.com.

Florence: 11:45 a.m., The Gathering Place, 10310 Dixie Highway. Free Easter egg hunt after service.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Easter egg hunts, Easter Bunny photo-ops for 2022