Bright-colored eggs will soon be filling area lawns.
That means it’s time for the annual tradition of Easter egg hunts. Several Easter egg hunts and Easter-themed activities are planned in the area in the coming weeks.
The following is a roundup of those events.
MainStreet of Fremont
The 14th Annual MainStreet of Fremont Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday at John C. Fremont City Park.
All children ages 0-10 are invited to participate and are asked to meet at Eighth Street and Park Avenue no later than 9:50 a.m. Everyone should bring their own basket to collect the eggs.
Art activities, face painting and storytime will immediately follow the Easter egg hunt. These events will be held at the Fremont Area Art Association, 92 W. Sixth St.
Parents are encouraged to bring their camera to take photos of the children with the Easter Bunny.
Knights of Columbus
The St. Pat’s Knights of Columbus Phil Sheridan Council 1497 invites children 12 and under to its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday at Archbishop Bergan Elementary School, 16th Street and Johnson Road, in Fremont.
Children can enjoy a variety of games and crafts inside the school building beginning at 10 a.m. until the hunt at noon. The hunt will be held rain or shine.
The Easter Bunny also will be on site for photos.
Fremont Soccer Club
Fremont Soccer Club’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt/Run will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christensen Field in Fremont.
Children will be grouped by ages – 0-4, 5-8, 9-12 – for the egg hunts. Participants are asked to bring their own basket and check in at the concession stand.
The event also will include candy, prizes, and a visit by the Soccer Bunny and friends.
An Easter Family Fun Day is planned from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Camp Fontanelle, 9677 County Road 3, Fontanelle.
Easter egg hunts will be held by age group. The youngest hunt will begin at 2:30 p.m., the grade school hunt is at 3:15 p.m. and the middle school-high school hunt is at 4 p.m.
Attendees can bring their own hard-boiled eggs for egg dyeing.
There will be free tree climbing with Easter eggs hanging off the tree limbs. You can zipline for $5 and try an egg drop as you fly across the ravine.
Families also can visit the petting barn, play yard games, jump on the jumping pillow and ride the barrel train.
Except for ziplining and the concession stand, this event is free to the public. Donations will be graciously accepted.
The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens, 749 E. 29th St., in Fremont will be hosting a free community Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. March 31.
All ages are welcome.
StoneBridge Christian Church’s Fremont Campus will be hosting its 2nd Annual Eggstravaganza on March 31 at 1041 N. Nye Ave.
The event begins at 10 a.m. and egg hunts will start at 10:30 a.m. – beginning with the youngest kids and moving up.
Guests are invited to run through the bounce houses, pet baby goats and pigs in the petting zoo, and compete in bunny hop races or giant bowling. Kids also can have their faces painted or receive a balloon animal.
Free donuts and coffee will be available at the coffee bar.
Each child will be given an egg hunting bag. These are the only bags that will be allowed in the hunting areas so there is no need to bring a basket with you. The event will be held rain or shine.
Trinity Lutheran Church Trinity Lutheran Church’s annual community Easter egg hunt is planned for March 31 at 1546 N. Luther Road in Fremont.
Indoor crafts, games and snacks will take place from 10-11 a.m. There will be preschool and elementary egg hunt courses at 11 a.m.
All kids are guaranteed to leave with a bag of candy – no matter how many eggs they find.
This event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial as a Thrivent Team Project.
Living Word Church
A community Easter egg hunt is set for 11 a.m. March 31 at Living Word Church, 1110 N. Lincoln Ave., in Fremont.
The free event for ages 0-12 also will include food, prizes and family photos.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Cedar Bluffs will be hosting its 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. March 31.
All children from infants through the fifth grade are invited to participate.
The egg hunt will include over 4,000 treat-filled eggs. Prizes will be awarded.
The event will take place rain or shine.
The Easter Bunny will be stopping at Learning Express Fremont, 1612 N. Bell St., from noon to 2 p.m. on March 31.
Guests are invited to bring a camera to take a free photo with the Easter Bunny. There will be free treats for the first 100 kids.
Kids will have the opportunity to pet a real bunny in the bunny petting zoo and get a bunny face from the face painter.
Premier Estates will be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt from 5:30-6 p.m. April 2 at 2550 N. Nye Ave.
Children ages 0-10 are invited to participate.
One Life Nebraska One Life Nebraska will be having its first annual Easter egg hunt from 3-5 p.m. April 8 at Barnard Park, Clarkson Street and Military Avenue, in Fremont.
One Life Nebraska wants to make sure every kid gets an Easter. Baskets will be available for those who do not have one.
The organization also is looking to collect clothing, non-perishable food and baby items for Low Income Ministry of Dodge County.