Out & About: Easter 2019 Events

  • Emmett Hoyt, 2, of South Royalton, Vt. is not yet ready to sit with the Easter Bunny at the pancake breakfast hosted by the Enfield-Mascoma Lioness Club in Enfield, N.H., on March 31, 2018. His mother, Jodi Hoyt, right, tried again a little later, and that time he was ready to sit on the Easter Bunny's lap. Dan Bowlin, of Enfield was in costume for the event. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Valley News Calendar Staff
Monday, April 01, 2019

Easter Sunday is on April 21, but before the date approaches, there are plenty of activities throughout the Upper Valley to participate in. Email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com.

“Eggstravaganza” egg hunt in Hanover

April 6, 9-9:30 a.m.

Richard W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St.


For infants through age 9. The hunt kicks off at 9 a.m. sharp. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, treats and face painting. BYO Easter basket. Hosted by Hanover Parks and Recreation. Free. 603-643-5315.


Community Easter egg hunt in Lebanon

April 6, 10-11 a.m.

Carter Community Building Association (CCBA), 1 Taylor St.


For kids ages 2-8. Arts and crafts, refreshments and a visit from the Easter Bunny. BYO basket to collect eggs. Free. 603-448-6477.


Pictures with the Easter Bunny in Claremont

April 13, 10 a.m.- 20 p.m.

Claremont Rent-A-Center, 367 Washington St.

Kids, pets and families are invited to get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Pictures printed while you wait. Proceeds support the Sullivan County Humane Society. Cost: 4x6 for $5, 5x7 for $7 and e-mailed image for $7. 603-542-3277.

Easter egg hunt in White River Junction

April 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

Hartford High School, 37 Highland Ave.

Start times vary by age group. For ages 4 and under: 10-10:15 a.m. Ages 4-6: 10:25-10:40 a.m. Ages 7-9: 10:50-11:05 a.m. Ages 10 and up: 11:15 -11:30 a.m. Refreshments for sale, face painting, relay races and more. Hosted by the Hartford High School Class of 2020 student council. Admission is by donation. 802-295-8610.

Easter art exhibit reception in South Royalton

April 13, 3-6 p.m.

Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial residence, 357 LDS Lane.

Meet the artists participating in an Easter-themed art display. The exhibit is on view at the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial visitor center from April 14-21, Sundays from 1:30-5 p.m. and Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 802-763-7742.

Kids: Make a pompom bunny in Newport

April 16, 1-4:30 p.m.

Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St.

Make yarn pompoms and combine them to create a bunny. Drop in at any time during the program. For ages 3 and up with parental help. Free. 603-863-3430.

"Bridging the Generations" Easter egg hunt in Hartford

April 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Potter's House Child Center, 1516 Maple Ave.

An Easter egg hunt for all ages. Free. 802-296-8400.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Enfield

April 20, 8-10 a.m.

Enfield Community Building, 308 Route 4.


Pancakes, real maple syrup, sausages, juice and coffee. Pictures with the Easter Bunny (for diners only). Hosted by the Enfield-Mascoma Lioness Club. Proceeds benefit community projects $5. 603-632-5557.

Breakfast With the Easter Bunny in Bradford, Vt.

April 20, 9-11 a.m.

Bradford Congregational Church, 145 Main St.

Free face painting. All proceeds benefit the Bradford Fair. $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. 802-222-4053.

Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast in South Royalton

April 20, 9-10:30 a.m.

South Royalton Elementary School, 223 South Windsor St.

Pancakes served at 9 a.m.; the hunt starts at 10. Food, crafts, Easter stories at the Red Door Church and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Hosted by Royalton Recreation. 802-299-9033.

Easter egg hunt in Claremont

April 20, 9:30 a.m.

Arrowhead Recreation Area, 18 Robert Easter Way.


Meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs and visit with friends. Wear mud boots and BYO Easter basket. First grade and younger starts at 9:30 a.m.; second grade and older starts at 10:30. Bad weather location is the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, across the street. Free. 603-542-7016.

Pie sale in Charlestown

April 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Charlestown Congregational Church, 71 Main St.

Homemade pies for Easter. 603-826-3335.

Kids: Spring egg scramble in Wilder

April 20, 10-11 a.m.


Dothan Brook School, 2300 Christian St.

Bring your own basket and dress for the weather: Hunt takes place rain, snow or shine. Start times are 10 a.m. for up to age 2; 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5; 11 a.m. for ages 6-10. Pets are not permitted. Children must be supervised. Call 802-295-5036 for more information. Free. 802-295-5036


Easter egg dash in Enfield

April 20, 10:30 a.m.

Huse Memorial Park, 308 Route 4.


For children in 4th grade and younger. Hosted by Enfield Parks and Recreation. Free. 603-632-5026.

Community Easter egg hunt in Brownsville

April 20, 11 a.m.


Brownsville Community Church, 66 Brownsville-Hartland Road.


Also features face painting and gift bags. Visit brownsvilleumc-vt.org to RSVP and indicate number of children participating. Free. 802-484-5944.

Easter Fest in Springfield, Vt.

April 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Riverside Park, Fairground Road.

Easter egg hunts for toddlers through adults, along with food, music, games and door prizes. Egg hunts start at noon. Co-hosted by nine area churches. Free. 802-886-1050.

Easter egg hunt in White River Junction

April 20, noon-4 p.m.


VA Medical Center, 163 Veterans Drive.


Gather eggs and take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Hosted by the White River Junction VA Employees Association. Free. 802-295-9363.


Easter egg hunt in Norwich

April 20, 1 p.m.


Norwich green, Main Street.

Kids through sixth grade are invited to play games, toss eggs and join in an Easter egg hunt. Proceeds benefit Waypoint (formerly Child and Family Services), a nonprofit agency that helps Upper Valley kids and their families. $10 donation. debbiecarter22@gmail.com.