If you celebrate Easter or are just looking for something fun to do on the weekend of March 30-April 1, we would like to invite you to participate in one of the great Easter egg hunts of Greater Raleigh! Sure, egg hunting is fun in your backyard with the family, but joining a large community egg hunt can only up the ante!

The Town of Cary will be hosting its 21st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Fred G. Bond Metro Park and Boathouse this year. There will be not one, not two, but three large egg hunts featuring multiple divisions for different age groups. Rise and shine for the 10 a.m. egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, or sleep in and enjoy the afternoon with a 1:30 p.m. hunt. Once you’ve gathered up as much candy and toy eggs as you can find, head over to the Sertoma Amphitheatre for a family-friendly concert by the Sandbox Band.

Rolesville’s 7th Annual Easter Egg in the Park Hunt will also take place on Saturday, with five different hunting sessions for children of different age ranges. There will be food vendors, games and plenty of Easter treats, so come with an appetite! The Garner Spring Eggstravaganza is celebrates the coming of spring with a traditional egg hunt, in addition to entertainment, live music, games, arts and crafts, and more! The Easter Bunny will be in attendance, so make sure to bring your camera!

The area’s largest Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Raleigh Easter 2012 celebration at Halifax Mall, located across the street from the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the soon-to-open Nature Research Center. This free event will feature more than 40,000 eggs for kids to find, as well as games, music, balloons, inflatables and so much more. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on April 7, so head out early so you’ll have the whole day to enjoy all the fun!