Best Easter Egg Hunts in Greater Cincinnati

It is that time of year! With spring comes outdoor activities, like the annual Easter egg hunt.

Where does this charming scavenger game come from? Historians point to Germany and the 16th century. It is said that when German settlers came to the United States they brought with them the “Easter Hare”, which the Americans later adopted. The story also tells of the Protestant reformer Martin Luther, who organized an egg hunt for his congregation; the men hid the eggs for the women and children to find. Nonetheless, today’s Easter egg hunt is a family favorite springtime event. They are a light-hearted occasion where children can run, play and mystically have fun while using their critical thinking skills. Plus, it’s pretty easy to find plenty of opportunities to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt near you this April!

Here’s a list of the best Easter Egg Hunts in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to enjoy with the family, plus they’re FREE or inexpensive. Happy hunting!

Ohio

Easter Egg Hunt in the Hyde Park Community; Communication from Hyde Park. United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Cincinnati, Oh; 513-871-1345
Sunday, April 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; free family event! The hunt begins on the parking side at the registration table and ends at the prize table; reserve your place online.

Egg-Splorers 2022 Contest and Hoppin’ Egg Hunt; 6-fairfield parks, Fairfield, Oh; 513-867-5348; fairfield-city.org
Monday, April 4 – Sunday, April 10, at 8 am; look for six large wooden Easter eggs at six of Fairfield’s 29 parks. Take a fun photo of each of the eggs, email the photos to [email protected]; The top 50 winners (must submit photos with all six eggs) will win a fabulous prize to be collected at the Fairfield Community Arts Center! the HOPPIN’ Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 9 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fairfield Greens North Trace (2605 Augusta Blvd.). Collect eggs in designated areas; For ages 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10.

Easter Egg Hunt at the Cincinnati Fire Museum; 315 W. Court St., Cincinnati, Oh; 513-621-5553
Saturday, April 9, 9 – 10:30 am; a fun morning Easter egg hunt between CFM’s two floors of historic exhibits, plus taking a selfie with the Easter Bunny; tickets $10 per person/all ages; ages one and under are free.

Sharonville Egg-cellent Adventure; 10990 Thornview Drive, Sharonville, Ohio; 513-563-1144; facebook.com/SharonvilleParksRec
Monday, April 11 – April 14, 12 – 3 pm; Go on a scavenger hunt again! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for clues to the park’s hidden golden eggs. Find one and return it to the Community Center for a special Easter gift!

Egg Hunt in Liberty Township; 6757 Yankee Road, Liberty, Oh; 513-644-0900; liberty-township.com/243/Township-Events
Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Easter Celebration at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden; 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-281-4700; cincinnatizoo.org/events/easter-celebration
Saturday, April 16, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.; features animals receiving Easter-themed enrichment and a Find the Fiona scavenger hunt; There will be treat stations on site and kids will be able to meet and greet the Easter Bunny from 12-5 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt in Washington Park; 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-621-4400; washingtonpark.org/series/egg-hunt-2
Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 11 am – 4 pm; a two day event! Check in at Washington Park’s Porch, pick up a scavenger hunt card and crayon and GO! Venture through the park to find all the hidden eggs shown on your scavenger hunt card; find all the eggs and return to The Porch to collect your Egg Hunt goodies; sign up early.

Kentucky

Annual Edgewood Kentucky Easter Egg Hunt; liberty Park, 550 Liberty Park Drive Edgewood, Kentucky; 859-331-5910; edgewoodky.gov
on Saturday, April 2, it starts at 2:00 p.m.; for ages 3 to 8

independence egg hunt; Memorial Park, 2001 Jackwoods Pkwy., Independence, Kentucky; 859-356-5302; cityofindependence.org/Default.asp
Saturday, April 9, starting at 11 am

Easter Egg Hunt at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site; 3380 Beaver Road, Union, Kentucky; 859-384-3522
Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; bring your best egg collection basket! Meet at the Mastodon Shelter and off you go! Turn the eggs into candy or find a golden egg for an extra prize.

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