From traditional Easter Egg Hunts to helicopter drops and train rides, the Dayton region have a variety of fun activities for families. These events also will provide visits from the Easter Bunny and loads of opportunities for memorable photos. Here’s where you can find one in metro Dayton in 2023.
Saturday, April 8
Riverside Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
9:30 a.m. at Beverly Gardens PTO, 5555 Enright Ave., Riverside. The 43rd annual Riverside Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt. Participants should arrive by 9.45 a.m. and bring a basket.
Easter Egg Hunt at Medway Church (New Carlisle)
10 a.m., Medway United Methodist Church, 2550 S. Dayton Lakeview Road, New Carlisle. Event includes over 30,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes for children ages 0-10 years, family shows and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Easter Egg Hunt at the Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., WPAFB. Participants should bring their own baskets as they hunt for giant inflatable eggs throughout the museum and collect candy. Event also will feature the sounds of the USAF Band of Flight pop-up concerts at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., face painters, balloon artists and more. A visit from the Easter Bunny is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
10 a.m. EGGstravaganza at Shawnee Park, 591 South Park Drive, Xenia. The event includes designated areas for prewalkers, walkers - age 4, ages 5-8 and 9-12. There will be a designed special needs area. Children should bring their own baskets or bags for the egg collection and dress for the weather. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a Helicopter Egg Drop at 10:30 a.m. and staggered egg hunts beginning at 11 a.m. Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny will be available as well as basket giveaways.
City of Hope’s Lebanon Egg Drop
11 a.m., 160 Miller Road, Lebanon. Helicopter Egg Drop is open to everyone. Pre-registration required. To register or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LebanonEggDrop/
Vandalia Easter Eggstravaganza
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia. This event includes egg hunts, baby goat petting zoo, arts and crafts, face painting, vendors, games and activities, food trucks, an Easter Bunny photo area, a golden egg scavenger hunt and more.
Easter Egg Hunt & Games
Noon - 2 p.m., West Carrollton Soccer Complex, 4800 Hydraulic Road, West Carrollton. The West Carrollton Lion’s Club Annual Easter egg hunt is for ages 1-12 years.
Mega Egg Hunt
1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 2901 Galewood St., Kettering. Open to children through 6th grade. Includes games, activities, a kick-off rally and a Mega Egg Hunt hosted by Grace Baptist Church and Adventure Kids Club. Participants will be checked in at the event.
Paws in the Park Egg Hunt
6 to 7 p.m. at Central Park, 222 S. Central Ave., Fairborn. $5/dog; $6/non-resident dog. Pet friendly event. All dogs must be friendly, up to date on vaccinations, and on a leash at all times. Eggs will be filled with special treats for your four-legged companions. Photo opportunities are available the Easter Bunny.
Credit: Bill Lackey
Credit: Bill Lackey
Sunday, April 9
Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s Dairy
2 p.m. at Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs. Young’s will hard boil and dye more than 10,000 eggs for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. This event starts promptly at 2 p.m. for children ages 4 and younger; 2:20 p.m. for ages 5-7 and 2:40 p.m. for ages 8-10. There is no charge. The dairy’s mascot, Barnabe, will be present for photos.
WPAFB and Fairborn Chamber Community Easter Egg Hunt
2 p.m. at Central Park (Fairborn YMCA), 222 S. Central Ave., Fairborn. Fairborn Chamber of Commerce and WPAFB Company Grade Officer’s Council are sponsoring their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 1 - 11 years. Lots of prizes to be given away, including bikes! Participants should bring their baskets. The Easter Bunny will be paying a visit.