Here comes Peter Cottontail! It’s almost time for Easter, so we’re bringing you a comprehensive list of local Easter events in the Lowcountry for 2018. Want to attend every Easter egg hunt possible? Looking for something to do Easter Sunday? Just want to take your pet or kiddo in for a quick pic with the Easter Bunny? We’ve got you covered!
EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS
Visit with the Easter Bunny in Dillard’s Court from Saturday, March 10th through March 31st. Visits are free, but if you want a memento of the occasion, photo packages must be purchased. No personal photography is permitted. Stop by Monday through Saturday from 10am until 9pm or Sunday from noon until 6pm. Follow the link above for photo package pricing. Bring your pets on Monday nights from 6–9pm for photos with the Bunny as well!
Visit the Easter Bunny in Center Court from March 17th–31st. Stop by Monday through Saturday from 10am until 8pm, or on Sunday from noon until 6pm. Note: the Easter Bunny takes his “carrot break” from 2:30–3:00pm. On March 20th and 27th, you can bring your four-legged friends for photos too! Bring a food donation for Pet Helpers and receive a free 5x7 photo with any package purchase on those days.
When: Saturday, March 31st at 11am
Where: Broad Street between Meeting and East Bay
What: The Charleston Hat Ladies (not to be confused with the Red Hat Ladies or any other hat group) will take their annual, elegant stroll in their Easter bonnets to wish you a “HATpy Easter!”
When: Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st at 10am
Where: Middleton Place
What: Celebrate Easter weekend with a traditional southern brunch buffet featuring seasonal specials. On Saturday, enjoy the Eggstravaganza activities beforehand. On Sunday, take a stroll through the gardens and reflect on the day. Cost is $30 for adults, $12 for ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under. General admission is required. No reservations necessary.
When: Saturday, March 31st from 11am–3pm
Where: Freshfields Village
What: Children will enjoy a jump castle, inflatable slide, mechanical bull, face painting, balloon animals, spring crafts, and more! Bring your camera to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy treats like snow cones, kettle corn, popsicles, and BBQ from local food vendors.
EASTER EGG HUNTS
When: Wednesday, March 21st from 11am–1pm.
Where: Alhambra Hall
What: Kids ages 6 and under are invited to bring their baskets to “the cutest Easter Egg Hunt in the Lowcountry!” Children will be able to hunt eggs, participate in fun activities, and visit the Easter Bunny.
When: Friday, March 23rd from 5:30pm–8:30pm
Where: MUSC Health Stadium
What: Get your tickets now for this fun-filled annual event! Tickets are $5 and include a dozen filled eggs per child, jump castles, face painting, a balloon artist, viewing of the movie HOP, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself.
When: Friday, March 23rd from 7pm–10pm
What: Bring your flashlight and a basket and hunt for Easter eggs in the dark! The cost is $5 per child. Age groups will be 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10.
When: Saturday, March 24th from 10am–12pm
Where: The Charleston Museum
What: The Charleston Museum presents their Easter Eggstravaganza, featuring crafts at the Museum and an Easter egg hunt in the garden of the Joseph Manigault House. This event is free with admission ($12 for adults, $5 for children, free for children under 3) and free for Museum members.
When: Saturday, March 24th from 5pm–8pm
Where: Ashley Ridge High School
What: This is Summerville’s only glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt! Egg hunt times will be based on age group: Toddler/Pre-K Daylight Hunt, Elementary (Kindergarten–5th), and Students (6th–12th). There will also be food trucks, music, and more!
When: Saturday, March 24th from 11am–2pm
Where: Park Circle
What: This is a free event including visits with the Easter Bunny, games, hot dogs, snow cones, a fire truck, and of course an egg hunt! Easter egg hunts will be conducted based on age group. Afterward, kids are invited to exchange their eggs for a goodie bag full of treats.
When: Sunday, March 25th from 3pm–6pm
What: Join Lennar Homes and the Church at Cane Bay for an Easter egg hunt, jump castles, over 50 vendors, Game Galaxy Mobile Gaming Truck, and a food truck rodeo. Sign up in advance to get a free t-shirt!
When: Tuesday, March 27th from 11am–1pm
Where: Park West Recreation Complex
What: Children under the age of 6 are invited to bring their baskets and join the fun! There will be an Easter egg hunt, fun activities, and photos with the Easter Bunny.
When: Saturday, March 31st, beginning at 10:30am (gates open at 9am)
Where: Middleton Place
What: Bring a basket and hunt for eggs hidden in the Middleton Place Gardens. Once found, the hard-boiled eggs can be taken to the Stableyards to be dyed. Children are also invited to play colonial games, participate in the Egg Roll and Egg Toss, hear classic stories, and make Easter crafts. This event is included with the price of general admission.
When: Saturday, March 31st at 10am sharp
What: Bring your Easter basket and hunt for eggs, visit the Easter Bunny, and enjoy jump castles, snow cones, cotton candy, face painting, a photo booth, and more!
When: Saturday, March 31st from 2pm–4pm
What: This is a free event for children from ages 0–12. Join the hunt at 2pm sharp for over 10,000 egg! This events also features crafts, face painting, jump castles, the Easter Bunny, and more.
When: Saturday, March 31st at 11am sharp
What: The Town Market on James Island is partnering with the Town of James Island for their 2nd annual Easter Egg Roll. This events includes free parking, free admission, and free fun! The market opens at 9am with the Egg Roll taking place at 11am.
When: Saturday,March 31st from 11am–1pm
Where: Hampton Park
What: This is a free event for children ages 12 and under! The Eggstravaganza features a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, jump castles, games, arts and crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and much more! Pre-register for the event for a chance to win some great prizes.
When: Saturday, March 31st at 9:30am and 11:15am
Where: Mellow & Play Cafe
What: This popular parent-child hangout will have two Easter Egg hunt times, one from 9:30–10:30am and a second from 11:15am–12:15pm. Tickets are $11 per child and include one hour to hunt for eggs and use the play area. There will be a minimum of 350 eggs for 35 children to hunt per session. Eggs will contain candy, toys, and maybe even a Mellow & Play coupon surprise! Entrance times into the egg hunt will be staggered by age at 2-minute intervals. Bring baskets and socks for kids and parents entering the play area.