The event features an ongoing "egg scramble" of multiple egg hunts separated by age from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To keep the scramble fun for all ages, one field will be arranged for children ages 6 and over who want to race for their eggs, and an identical one will be arranged for children ages 5 and under. A third field will have piles of eggs set aside for younger children, babies or those with special needs to collect at their leisure.
Attendees can also enjoy a family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, a fun zone with bounce houses, a giant slide and a chance to "soak the bunny."
To avoid lines during the event, activity cards and unlimited fun zone wrist bands can be purchased in advance at city community centers. The cards can be divided among multiple children for activities like the egg scramble and Easter bunny photos. Both can be purchased through April 18 at these locations Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
- Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive
- Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding Street
- Stagecoach Community Center, 3420 Camino de los Coches
EGGstravaganza will also give attendees a preview of summer camps offered by the city with interactive demonstrations and opportunities to get to know staff. Parents and children can find out more about camps including cooking, performing arts, sports, aquatics, science and much more.
Rachael Shay, recreation supervisor for the City of Carlsbad, said, "EGGstravaganza is a chance for families with children of all ages to have some fun while celebrating spring's arrival. Community events like these are part of what makes the City of Carlsbad a special place to live, where neighbors can connect and families can thrive," Shay said.