MINT HILL, NC – Easter is right around the corner, and the wonderful news is that there are going to be events! Whether scaled back or planned to meet social distancing rules, the season of Easter fun is upon us. Around town and surrounding areas, many events and organizations have come up with super creative ways to have fun while remaining safe in “hops” of making Easter fun for all. Events vary from virtual to social distanced activities.
The Town Of Mint Hill is offering a town-wide virtual easter egg hunt. The virtual event kicked off on their social media @TownOfMintHill on March 16. The activity includes solving clues that are posted that lead to an egg; when the egg is found, participants will be able to scan a QR code on the egg from their smartphone. The prompt will allow participants to enter their name and email address to be entered into a prize drawing. Each location could have more than one egg, so make sure to “hunt” around and get an entry for each. On April 1, five winners will randomly be selected for a $25.00 VISA gift card.
The Town of Matthews has several events planned and also will be offering a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. On March 20 the town is hosting a bike ride on the Greenway to hunt for the Easter Bunny. Along the way, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny will be available. While they last, free kids’ bike helmets will also be offered at the event. So “hop” on the greenway hear the South Trade Street access point and look for the Bunny Trail Signs. In the parking lot behind the Matthews Elementary School and the Matthews Community Center, the Easter Bunny will also be available. From March 20 to April 5, on each Saturday the town will release four clues, and four eggs will be hidden. The clue can be found on the Town of Matthews Park & Rec Facebook page @MatthewsParksAndRecreation. Please only one egg per family; redeem eggs at Matthews Community Center for an Eggspedition Grand Prize. On March 29 through 31 residents in the 28105 zip code can visit the Easter Bunny in person at the Town of Matthews from 9:00 AM. to 4:00 PM. There is a cost and preregistration for the event. Please refer to the Town of Matthews website.
Indian Trail residents are able to register for an Easter event that is offering a “Bag of Easter” for the kids. The event is a drive-thru and will be held on March 27 from 9:00 AM. to 11:00 AM. The event is free to residents, but everyone has to register in advance for a slot of time. Egg bags can be picked up at Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Parkway, Indian Trail. Register at Town of Indian Trail
Bass Pro Shop at Concord Mills will be hosting photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. The event will take March 27 and 28, and April 2 to 4. The time slots and information about the event will be posted on their Facebook when they become available to the store. The pictures are free, and all social distancing regulations will be followed. Check out more details here: https://www.facebook.com/bassproshopsconcordnc/
N.C. Transportation Museum is featuring an Easter Bunny Express. On March 27 and 28 and April 2 and April 3 during their our day eggstravaganza a general admission ticket will gain you access to the museum ground and will also include a socially distanced visit with the Easter Bunny. You will be able to take your own photos; an onsite professional photographer can take your family’s photos for an additional charge. For more information and ticket prices visit: https://www.nctrans.org/easter-bunny-express/ .
The creative list has been organized to help everyone get out and enjoy Easter. Whether celebrating with a personal egg hunt with friends and family or joining in on these special events Easter is “hopping” right in