BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Egg hunts are a staple for a kid’s Easter holiday. Running around looking for hidden decorated eggs seems too intriguing not to participate.

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It comes at the conclusion of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice.

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 9, and groups all across Baton Rouge and surrounding areas are having free Easter egg hunts for the children to participate in. The majority of the events take place before Easter Sunday.

225MOMS Egg Hunt

  • What: Snacks, crafts and activities before the hunt; bring 12 filled eggs and a basket per child
  • When: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 29
  • Where: Istrouma Kids Bain Building, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive

Spring Fling

  • What: Join Mayor Pro Tempore Lamont Cole as they celebrate Easter with an egg hunt, family, food, and prizes.
  • When: 9 a.m. – 12 noon, Saturday, April 1
  • Where: Park Elementary, 2680 Bogan Walk

Continuous Egg Hunt

  • What: Join BREC’s continuous egg hunt featuring games, face painting, bounce houses, arts and crafts
  • When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 1
  • Where: BREC’s Independence Park, 7505 Independence Blvd.


  • What: Join Councilman Darryl Hurst in a District 5 community Easter egg hunt featuring free pictures with the Easter Bunny, a bouncy house, food, and arts and crafts.
  • When: 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 1
  • Where: Charles R. Kelly Community Center, 3535 Riley Street

Ascension Parish Credit Union and Sheriff’s Office Annual Egg Hunt

  • What: The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office hosts an Easter egg hunt with prizes, games, and food for ages 1 to 12
  • When: 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 1
  • Where: Ascension Sheriff’s WAG Center, 1201 Maginnis St., Donaldsonville

Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic

  • What: Communitywide event on church grounds; bring a picnic lunch and Easter baskets
  • When: noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2
  • Where: University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive

Easter Egg Hunt

  • What: Join the First Baptist Zachary in the courtyard for candy, games, inflatables and an egg hunt for kids up to 6th grade
  • When: 9-11 a.m., Saturday, April 8
  • Where: First Baptist Church Zachary, 4200 Main St., Zachary

Easter Egg Scramble

  • What: Join the Stevendale Baptist Church for Easter in an egg hunt featuring a bouncy house, face painting, Easter presentation, snacks and prizes
  • When: 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8
  • Where: Stevendale Baptist Church, 16545 Old Hammond Highway

Baton Rouge Egg Hunt

  • What: Join the Habitat Church for the annual community Easter event featuring food, arts and crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny
  • When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 8
  • Where: BREC’s Highland Road Community Park Grand Pavillion, 14024 Highland Road

Easter Egg Hunt

  • What: Easter egg hunt for children up to 5th grade; bring a basket
  • When: 4 p.m., Saturday, April 8
  • Where: South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, 8725 Jefferson Highway

Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • What: Easter egg hunt featuring egg dyeing, bike giveaways, free jambalaya and more
  • When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 8
  • Where: Family and Youth Service Center, 1120 Government St.

Easter Sunday + Egg Hunt + Petting Zoo

  • What: Join the Purpose Church for Easter service, which will be followed by an egg hunt and petting zoo for the family
  • When: 9 a.m./10:45 a.m., Sunday, April 9
  • Where: Purpose Church, 9530 Interline Ave.