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Easter Festivities in Reno Tahoe

Hoppy (almost) Easter! Our area has a multitude of events for kids and adults alike to have a great Easter holiday. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly Easter egg hunt or a more competitive scavenger hunt, Reno Tahoe has it all.

Here is what’s happening in and around Reno Tahoe:

Incline Village Easter egg HuntUnderwater Egg Hunt: March 28, from 12 to 1:30 pm, swimmers will want to head over to the Incline Village Recreation Center to hunt for floating and sunken eggs in the pool. Earlier at the event, the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance for pictures.

Easter Keg Hunt Made for Adults: April 2 at 6 pm, Circus Circus Reno will be hosting an adult only hunt, where participants can find prizes like food and beverage credits, 100.9 the Bandit, concert tickets, and more. A grand prize of a kegerator, a keg of your choice,  a night’s VIP stay at Circus Circus, and $100 dining credit will be awarded to one lucky winner. To secure your spot for the hunt, listen to the 100.9 the Bandit to enter or text “KEG” to 68683.

Community Easter Egg Dash: April 4 at 11 am, there will be a free Easter Egg Dash for kids at Idlewild Park. There will be games, prizes, bounce houses, candy, and more. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Drive.

renotownmall_easterbunnyphotosEaster Bunny Photos: March 28 and April 4 from 11 am to 4 pm (on both dates), come down to the Reno Town Mall and get your picture taken with the Easter bunny!

Easter Bunny Festival: April 4 at 11 am, the Easter Bunny will be visiting the Sparks Crossing Shopping Center. There will also be treats, goodie bags for kids, games, prizes, face painting, a bounce house, and a baby chick petting zoo.

Tahoe City’s Spring Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt: April 4, starting at 10 am at Commons Beach, there will be the popular golden egg hunt, face painting, games, and more.

Family-Friendly Easter Celebration: April 5 starting at 9 am, there will be a series of egg hunts for kids age s 1 to 14 at  BaseCamp in the Whitney Peak Hotel. Other activities at this event include art projects, cookie decorating, photo booth, and prizes. The hotel’s restaurant, Heritage, will also be having an Easter Sunday Brunch.

West Shore Easter Egg Hunt: April 5, West Shore will host two egg hunts, one for kids and one for adults. Kids can explore the lawn, hunting for eggs filled with candy, while adults can hunt on paddleboards and search for eggs tied to buoys. Easter gift baskets will be given out as prizes.

Gar Woods Traditional Easter Egg Hunt: April 5, there will be a traditional Easter egg hunt for kids starting at 11 am. For adults 21 and over, there will be the popular bottle hunt event starting at 11:30 am.

northstarNorthstar California Easter Event: April 5, there will be a variety of events hosted in the Village and on the mountain. At 10:30 am, there will be the Easter Egg Dash on the Village rink. Also in the Village, you can enjoy complimentary face painting, balloon twisting, and Easter crafts. At 11 am, the Easter Bunny will stop by for photos and the parade at 4:45 pm. On the mountain, skiiers are invited to experience Easter Bunny Skiing from 10 am to 2 pm. Keep your eyes open for the Easter Scavenger Hunt and Epic Mix Photographers with Easter Cutouts.

Alpine Meadows Easter Egg Hunts: April 5, kids and adults will enjoy Easter egg hunts, including the Beacon and Eggs Avalanche Beacon Scavenger Hunt, starting at 9 am.

Check out more Easter dining options here.

Your Guide to Easter in Reno Tahoe

Everyone’s clothes are a little bit brighter, the flowers are blooming, and that giant bunny we all love is coming out of hibernation! Easter is on April 20, and there are plenty of egg hunts, festivals, and meet and greets with Mr. Bunny himself here in Reno, as well as other traditional events with a little Easter twist. Here are a few events that will be held at Reno Tahoe:

Community Easter Egg Dash at Idlewild Park – On Saturday April 19, the Easter Bunny will making an appearance at Idlewild Park! The festivities begin at 11 A.M. and end at 12:30. It is completely FREE, but food donations will be accepted for the Bridge Food Pantry to help people in need in the Reno community. Call (775) 323-7141 for more information.

Easter Bunny Festival -If you find yourself in Sparks on April 19, the Sparks Crossing Shopping Center is having a Easter festival! There will be goodie bags, games, prizes, a petting zoo, face painting, and a bounce house! The party stars at 11:00AM and ends at 3PM.

Reno Wine Walk- Just like every month, the Reno Wine Walk will be on the third Saturday of April, which means it is right in the middle of Good Friday and Easter Sunday! Relax by the river with friends and sip some delicious wine from 25 different bars! The theme this month is wear your bunny ears! For more info, click here!

Virginia City Easter Bonnet & Pet Parade- Taking a road trip to Virginia City for this annual family-friendly event will definitely be worth it. This parade will be on Saturday, April 19 and will start at 12:00PM. Bring your dog, cat, lizard, or your family and participate in a wholesome parade! There will be delicious food, great people. and of course great atmosphere (it’s Virginia City, what do you expect!?)

North Lake Tahoe Easter Festivities

The Underwater Egg Hunt at Incline Village Recreation Center kicks off Easter celebrations on April 12, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The pool at the Recreation Center will be filled with weighted and floating eggs. The Big Bunny will make an early appearance for pictures and encouragement. For more information, call (775) 832-1310. Price: Recreation Center members $2; non-members $4.

Get a head start on the festivities during Easter Weekend at Tahoe City’s Spring Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt. Events include an egg hunt for the kids, a golden egg hunt for parents, face painting, games and more.  Activities start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19th at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. Price: Free.

The community Egg Hunt at Incline Beach also begins on Saturday, April 19 with the Spring Eggstravaganza Community Egg Hunt. Grab your basket and join in the fun, starting at 11 a.m. The hunt is open to children up to 11 years old. Come early to take a picture with the Easter Bunny and check out the new North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Engine.

Northstar California will celebrate with daylong festivities for all ages. Starting with an egg hunt across the Village at 10:30 a.m., followed by a PEEPS® Diorama Contest. Take a ride around the ice-skating rink and a picture with Easter Bunny. Don’t miss the chance to catch the Easter Bunny skiing on the mountain during the day.

Squaw Valley’s annual on-mountain Easter egg hunt begins the moment the lifts open Easter Sunday. Remember to bring your Easter basket and hunt for the candy filled colored eggs hidden across the mountain from Gold Coast to High Camp, along Shirley Lake and all the way down Mountain Run.

Sugar Bowl- Join the kids for an Easter egg hunt on the morning of April 20th in America’s only snowbound Village, located at Sugar Bowl Resort. Then head out on the mountain to find the Golden Egg, which contains a free 2014/15 Midweek season pass.

Easter is on Its Way to Reno Tahoe

Spend Easter weekend in Reno Tahoe with family and friends. Enjoy eggstravagant dining specials, egg hunts and springtime in the Sierra.  We’ve already hunted down a few activities to entice you to  hippity hop that cottontail to town.

BYOB – bring your own basket – is encouraged!

Underwater Egg Hunt at The Incline Village Rec Center

Saturday, March 23rd from 12:00pm – 1:30pm for some

Some eggs will be weighted and some will float. Every child gets a prize. Children can participate in a series of hunts. The Big Bunny will also make an early appearance! To volunteer or donate to this event or for more information, please call (775) 832-1310. Recreation Center members are free; non-members $4. Click here for the flyer.

Spring Eggstravaganza Community Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Incline Beach

easter-egg-hunt-reno-300x197It’s a FREE event! Ages infant – 11-year-olds are invited to hunt. Come at 10:30am to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and to check out the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Engine. Click here for the flyer.

Easter Egg Hunt and Festivities at Northstar

March 31

Celebrate the Easter holiday on the slopes with festive activities for all ages. There will be an egg hunt across the Village at Northstar starting at 10:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny himself will be posing for photo opportunities around the rink in the Village and skiing on the mountain!

Golden Eggs will be spread between the mountain and in the village. These eggs will be filled with a ticket that you will need to take to season pass to redeem for prize. A variety of prizes from Maui Jim, Petra, Mikuni, Rubicon Pizza, Villager Candle, California Jean Bar, Apex Adventure, and many more will be up for grabs!

Scheels Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

March 30

Answer the Easter Egg Clues to make your way around the store and get candy! Please meet under the Scheels Awning. Ferris Wheel rides will be FREE during the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt.

This event is for ages 4 – 12 and limited to the first 1,000 children to participate.

Your Guide to Easter in Reno Tahoe

This Sunday, April 8, brings another exciting Easter to Reno Tahoe USA, where you can enjoy traditional egg hunts with your kids, Sunday brunch or take egg hunting to the extreme with avalanche beacons and SCUBA tanks!

Sugar Bowl Resort

The annual hunt for the Golden Egg is on at Sugar Bowl Resort! Clues to the Golden Egg’s whereabouts, as well as festive Easter treats, will be hidden in colored eggs throughout the resort. Keep an eye for the Easter Bunny on slopes as he’ll be skiing around, handing out candy, taking photos and might have additional information on the location of the Golden Egg. The first guest to find the coveted Golden Egg will win a 2012-2013 Mid-week Season Pass!

easter-egg-huntNorthstar California

Northstar California has a slate of Easter festivities scheduled for all ages; including, an egg hunt in the Village at Northstar starting at 10:30 am; live music from 2:30 – 5:30 pm at Baxter’s Patio, Chocolate Bar patio and the Village Stage; a special Easter parade marching through the Village at 4:45 pm; and photos with the Eater Bunny all day.

Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows is taking Easter egg hunting to a whole new level with the Beacon & Eggs search contest. Hunt for buried backpacks containing great prizes in a one-acre area using avalanche beacons set to “search” mode.  The event starts at 9:00 am and is free!

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

Join Mt. Rose for the Easter Sunday Brunch & Egg Hunt where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal of fresh fruit, pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream and eggs benedict at Winters Creek Lodge from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, and kids will have a blast hunting for Eater eggs at the main lodge starting at noon.

Reno Aces

For the biggest Easter egg hunt in downtown Reno, bring the kids to the Aces Ballpark and win awesome team prizes! Be sure to stick around after the hunt to watch the Aces take on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The Easter egg hunt is for fans 12 and under, and the game kicks off at 1:05 pm.


For a fun-filled Easter Sunday, bring your kids with their baskets to Scheels for the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Not only will they hunt for eggs filled with toys and candy, but also receive a free ride on the Ferris Wheel!

Easter excitement around the Lake:

Here are a few other Easter activities taking place around beautiful Lake Tahoe:

  • Underwater Egg HuntSierra Dive invites all you SCUBA divers out there to the annual underwater Easter Egg Hunt at Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe. Dive into the brisk Tahoe waters and collect as many eggs as you can from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm.  Prizes include diving DVDs, underwater phone protectors, defogger and more.

Also, be sure to check out Reno Tahoe’s Easter dining specials!

Reno Tahoe Easter Eggstravaganza: dining specials, egg hunts and community events

Easter Egg hunts, community celebrations and Easter brunch! Find out what’s happening in Reno Tahoe over the upcoming long weekend.  Enjoy Easter Sunday meals and Easter Egg Hunts – all in Reno Tahoe style.

chocolate_easter_bunnyEaster Sunday Dining Specials

Easter Dining at the Atlantis
April 4 – The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will be having special Easter dining in its restaurants, including the new Atlantis Steakhouse. There will be a Gourmet Brunch Extravaganza served in the Grand Ballroom served from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. The Atlantis is at 3800 S. Virginia Street in Reno. For more information or to make reservations, call 775-824-4411.

Easter Specials at John Ascuaga’s Nugget
April 4 – The Nugget, 1100 Nugget Avenue in Sparks, will be having special Easter dining offers in four restaurants. Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet will be offered in the Rose Ballroom and Rotisserie Buffet from 8 AM to 2 PM. A Champagne Brunch will be served in Restaurante Orozko from 10 AM to 4 PM. An Easter menu will be served in Rosie’s Café from 11 AM to 11 PM in addition to the regular menu. For more information or to make reservations, call 800-648-1177 or 775-356-3300.

The Ultimate Easter Buffet at the Eldorado
April 4 – Easter Sunday Buffet at the Eldorado, 345 North Virginia Street in Reno, 10 AM to 3 PM. From traditional brunch favorites to special savory dishes, our wide variety of flavors will appeal and impress all audiences. The menu was built to accommodate even the most experienced palates. With outstanding Roasted Prime Rib, old fashion Glazed Ham, savory Seafood Crepes with Lobster sauce and Broiled New York Steak with Wild Mushrooms; you won’t want to miss these mouth-watering culinary creations!

Easter Sunday Brunch at the Silver Legacy
April 4 – Easter Sunday Brunch at the Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia Street in Reno, will be celebrated in three venues. There will be a Champagne Brunch in the Silver Baron Ballroom and at Flavors! The Buffet from 8 AM to 3 PM, and in Sterling’s from 9 AM to 2 PM. The Easter Bunny will be handing out candy to the kids. For more information or to make reservations, call 775-325-7401.

Easter Brunch at the Nevada Museum of Arts
April 4 – Enjoy Easter brunch at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty Street in Reno. The brunch buffet will feature eggs Benedict, a carving station, a dessert station, and more. The cost is $35 for Museum members, $45 for non-members, which includes Museum admission. Seatings will be at 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 11 AM, 11:30 AM, and noon. For more information, call 775-329-3333.

Easter Egg Hunts and Events

easter-egg-hunt-renoFriday & Saturday, April 2 – 3, 2010

Circus Circus in Reno
April 2 – Bunny Hop Under the Big Top – The whole family is invited to dress in their best Easter casual and come down to the Hotel-Casino’s Midway on April 2nd from 4 PM to 8 PM for free candy, treats, games, and drawings for great prizes. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand to pose with your family for photos you can take with your own camera. He will be on the Circus Circus mezzanine March 31 – April 4; Wednesday & Thursday 6 – 9 PM, Friday & Saturday 4 – 8 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM. For more information call 775-329-0711

Trader Joe’s in Reno
April 2 & 3 – Trader Joe’s will be having 2 days of Easter fun at their Reno store, 5035 S. McCarran Blvd. There will be a scavenger hunt in the store for kids to win prizes by finding the hidden animals. Out front, young artists can chalk their creations on the sidewalk. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures on both days. There will be lots of fun things for kids to do and they will all get a prize and goodies. Event hours are 9 AM to 4 PM during regular store open time. Get more information by calling 775-826-1621.

Comstock Park
April 3 – Comstock Park, 1650 Carat Dr. in South Reno, will be the hiding place for 2,000 Easter eggs and kids through 5th grade can hunt them down for free. There will also be bounce houses, face painting, crafts and prizes. For more information, contact Hope Community Church at 775-284-4673.

Idlewild Park
April 3 – This egg hunt is from 10:30 AM to noon at the California Building in Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Drive in Reno. It’s free for children from preschool through 6th grade. There will be games, prizes, a bounce house, face painting, and candy. For more information, call The Bridge Church at 775-323-7141.

Northgate Park
April 3 – 6450 Moonridge Terrace, Reno. The event starting at noon includes a donation basket, “Change for Chile,” which goes to earthquake victims. Face painting, prizes and hot dogs are also included. For more information call 775-747-4411.

Oppio Park
April 3 – This Easter egg hunt begins at 10 AM and will be at Oppio Park (by Sparks Middle School), 2355 18th Street in Sparks. There will be lots of eggs to hunt, games, refreshments, and prizes. For more information, call the Sparks Nazarene Church at 775-358-4066.

Pat Baker Park
April 3 – This is a neighborhood outreach day at Pat Baker Park, 1910 Bishop Street in Reno. The program will include tangible needs such as food, household goods, minor bike repair, and fun stuff like an ongoing Easter egg hunt, games, family photos and music. Spring Outreach is free and will be from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Sierra View Library
April 3 – There will be an Easter egg hunt around the library following an Easter craft time starting at 10:30 AM. The Sierra View Library is in the Reno Town Mall, 4001 S. Virginia Street in Reno. For more information, call 775-827-3232.

Reno Youth Services Spring Festival
April 3 – The City of Reno Youth Services Division will host an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting and photo opportunities with the Easter bunny. Kids of all ages are welcome. The Spring Festival will be from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Reno Sports Complex, 2975 N. Virginia Street. For more information, contact Reno Youth Services at 775-334-2262. There is a $5 fee per child.

UNR Easter Egg Hunt
April 3 – Bring your Easter baskets to Manzanita Bowl on the UNR campus for an Easter egg hunt, bounce house, kids’ games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The fun starts at 10 AM and is conjunction with activities surrounding the Silver and Blue spring football game at Mackay Stadium. Admission to both events is free. For more information, call 775-784-6762.

Damonte Ranch High School Easter Egg Hunt
April 3 – The 9-11 AM Easter egg hunt is for kids ages 2 to 11. Enjoy a range of family activities at this event, including bounce houses, refreshments, a petting zoo, and pictures with the Easter bunny. It’s at Damonte Ranch High School, 10500 Wrangler Parkway in south Reno. Sponsored by Life Church of Reno. Call 775-852-3833.

Rock Church Easter Egg Hunt
April 3 – Easter egg hunt from 11 AM to 1 PM. Tons of fun activities – two bounce houses, food, age appropriate areas, face painting, bake sale, and much more. $1 per child and small fee for food and drinks. The Rock Church is at 4950 Vista Blvd. in Sparks. Call 775-355-7888.

Reno Nazarene Church
April 3 – Starting at noon and located at 740 Del Monte Lane Along with the egg hunt, there will be food and games. Call 775-853-2018 for more information.

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
April 3 – 1070 W. Egg hunting and fellowship are planned, starting at 10 AM. Plumb Lane, Reno. For more information call 775-826-0990.

Incline Beach
April 3 – Pictures with the Easter bunny starting at 10:30 AM, egg hunt for kids up to 11 years old at 11 AM. Incline Beach is on Lakeshore Blvd. in Incline Village, north Lake Tahoe. Call 775-832-1310 to volunteer or donate. This free event is sponsored by Incline Village Parks & Recreation.

Virginia City
April 3 – Mad Hatter’s Easter Parade – bring your best hat or Easter bonnet and join this 1PM parade on C Street in Virginia City. For more information, call 775-847-4386.

reno-easterEaster Sunday, April 4, 2010

Egg-cellent Easter Bash at YMCA
April 4 – The YMCA of the Sierra, 850 Baring Blvd. in Sparks, will be hosting this free family event from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. There will be hundreds of eggs for the age appropriate Easter egg hunt, arts-n-crafts, bounce house, cookie decorating, and lots of other fun. Activities start at 11 AM, with Easter egg hunts starting at 12 noon. The YMCA is accepting plastic egg and packaged candy donations from March 29 through April 1 at the front desk of the YMCA of the Sierra. For more information, contact Roxanne Hamner at 775-323-9622 ext 1231.

Easter Egg Hunt at Grand Sierra Resort
April 4 – The FunQuest Arcade will be hosting an Easter egg hunt starting at 11 AM. There will be three hunts according to age so all kids will get a chance to find the plastic eggs filled with candy, prizes, and tickets for a drawing at noon. The event is free and open to the public. The Grand Sierra Resort is at 2500 E. Second Street in Reno. For more information, call 775-789-1127.

Mt. Rose
April 4 – Hunt starts at 12:15 PM at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe main lodge, 22222 Mt. Rose Highway. Easter egg hunts will be for kids in three age groups – 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around and available for pictures. For more information, call 775-849-0704.

Alpine Meadows
April 4 – Bring your beacon, probe, and snow shovels to Alpine Meadows – search for hidden eggs & prizes. The event starts at noon at the top of the Subway Chairlift, which means you need a lift ticket go play. Call 530-581-8232 for more information.
A free children’s Easter egg hunt will begin at noon in the Tiegel Terrain Park, with plenty of Easter candy for all hunters.

Sugar Bowl
April 4 – Find the golden Easter egg somewhere on the mountain at Sugar Bowl and win a 2010/2011 slightly restricted season pass. The Easter Bunny will be there and may have clues about the location of the golden egg. Call 530-426-9000 for more information.

Chateau at Incline Village
April 4 – Enjoy a family Easter egg hunt and brunch with the Easter Bunny at the Chateau at Incline Village. Brunch will be served from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Cost of the Easter egg hunt and brunch is $24.95 for adults and $5.95 for children 5 to 10. Kids 4 and under are free. Reservations recommended – call 775-832-1240.

Lone Eagle Grille on the Lake
April 4 – 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Two egg hunts are planned and the Easter Bunny visits at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The 10 AM event includes brunch and an arts and crafts station. Call 775-886-6899 for more information.