Encinitas, a north San Diego County city, continues the annual
tradition of providing over 24,000 Easter Eggs for kids to hunt for in
the beautiful grass lawns of Ecke Sports Park.
While many cities such as
Huntington Beach no longer offer the egg hunt,
serving pieces of candy
instead, Encinitas still provides the old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt
free to the public. Many of you may remember the egg hunt of your youth.
In the city where I grew, the eggs were filled with candy, and some
special eggs contained prizes from local merchants. My best win was a
set of car floor mats my parents absolutely loved. Now, a kid is
lucky to hunt for the colorful, plastic eggs filled with candy. So if
you're feeling lucky, an Easter vacation in Encinitas awaits, where the
hunt is on annually for kids aged 9 and younger to search for those
eggs. Sponsored by the City of Encinitas, the event brings out the
community and tourists visiting from far away places, to enjoy spring,
Easter, and a time-honored tradition.
Encinitas, known for its beaches,
surfing, golf, and sports, loves a good hunt. The people come out to
participate in events, thanks to some of the best climate in the U.S. It
doesn't get much better than Encinitas, in fact. That's why the hotels
fill up during holidays, and the citizens rally around an event or
cause. As seen in the photo above supplied by the Special Events
official for the City, parents like to give their kids a hand by
pointing to the hidden eggs their children may have missed.
Encinitas offers a year-round
calendar of special events, thanks to the City, which sponsors many
events such as the annual Holiday Parade in December, the Easter Egg
Hunt on a Saturday before Easter, Senior Information Fair in May, City
of Encinitas 5K-1K Run Walk in May, Summer Sunday Concerts by the Sea in
July & August, and Feeling Fit Festival in October. In addition to the
city-planned and sponsored special events, the Parks and Recreation
Department is in charge of issuing licenses and permits for private
parties and events that the public may want to plan on public beaches
and land. ci.encinitas.ca.us
The City of Encinitas Easter Egg Hunt Festival time: 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Ecke Sports Park, at 278 Saxony Rd.,
Encinitas, CA. Egg hunt times are as follows: 10:15 – 2 years and
under, 10:45 – 3 year olds, 11:15 – 4 & 5 year olds, 11:45 – 6 & 7 year
olds, 12:15 – 8 & 9 year olds. For more info, call (760) 633-2740.