Three Upcoming Easter Events Near Gilbert, Arizona
Easter is a fun holiday for kids to celebrate, even if your family is not particularly religious. Kids can meet the Easter Bunny and take pictures with him before trying to find hidden eggs that might be filled with delicious candy and exciting plastic toys. If you are in the Gilbert area for Easter, here are some of the biggest Easter events you can attend.
Arizona Easter Pageant
The annual Arizona Easter Pageant takes place outside the Mesa Arizona Tempe Visitors’ Center. Admission is free and no donations are accepted. Since the event is extremely popular, it is recommended that you arrive two or three hours before the show’s start time to get seats. While you wait, you can go to the visitor’s center and check out a guided tour of the exhibits.
The pageant uses music, drama, and dance performances to present a show about the life and mission of Jesus Christ and is produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It takes place at 8 p.m. on March 21-23 and 27-31, 2018. A special Spanish language performance is scheduled for March 18, and an American Sign Language interpreter is available during the performances scheduled on March 21 to March 24.
Maricopa’s 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Maricopa’s 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. As one of the longest running Easter egg hunts in the area, it is a well-attended event with plenty of fun activities. The event is free and takes place on the lawn north of the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center.
At the event, kids can participate in an egg hunt with lots of candy. Afterwards, stay for the festive carnival games and inflatables. Don’t leave without taking photos of your kids with the Easter Bunny.
Easter Bunny Express
The Easter Bunny Express will take place April 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 300 N Broadway in nearby Clarkdale at the Verde Canyon Railroad. The Easter Bunny is available for pictures until noon, and you can take posed photos near the train station of your favorite little one and the famous bunny. There are also plenty of activities for adults and kids to participate in. There will be bloody marys for adults to enjoy and a jelly-bean counting contest with fun prizes for the winner.
Easter happens only once a year, so celebrate by attending one of these fun Easter events. They are a great way to spend time with family and friends and to enjoy your local community. For events with tickets, make sure to buy your tickets early–some events might sell out.
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