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Easter Events Hop This Way For Kids & Families

Grab a basket, gather the kids and have some fun this Easter season!

Spring’s warm weather has finally graced Middle Tennessee with its presence — for the most part anyway — and the sun is just in time for Easter festivities. There’s no better way to commemorate the new beginnings of the the season than by getting the kiddos out for an egg hunt or pictures with the Easter Bunny himself, so grab a basket and check out this working list of public Easter events for kids and families in Middle Tennessee!



EGG HUNTS, EGG PAINTING & MORE (listed by date)

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GooDOG Festival & Easter Egg Hunt 

March 31 | 4:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Fenway’s Dog Park
745 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville

Bring your furry friends and a basket to hunt for treat-filled eggs together at Fenway Dog Park, and get a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. There will be educational presentations, adoptions, vendors and other activities followed by a paws walk around the park at your leisure. Be sure to have your K9 looking their Easter Best!

Top Dog Contest Schedule
Top Dog contest winner announcement will be held at 6:00pm. Click here to learn more about the Top Dog Photo Contest

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule

Easter Bunny Photo Schedule
The Easter Bunny will be available for photos starting at 5:00pm. Make sure to bring a camera or camera phone for your photos.

Easter Egg Hunt in the Trees

Easter Egg Hunt in the Trees

April 2-4 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Adventure Park At Nashville
801 Percy Warner Boulevard, Nashville

Come out to The Adventure Park at Nashville Easter weekend, April 2-4, for its Easter Egg Hunt in the Trees!  The Easter bunny will be hard at work hiding eggs for a COVID-friendly hunt all weekend long. The Easter Egg Hunt is free; however, guests still need to purchase a ticket for climbing, as the eggs will be hidden up high.

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Great Spring Art Hunt

April 2 -3 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville

Join Cheekwood for a day (or two!) of wandering through the gardens, enjoying the spring blooms, and searching for 9 giant bunnies in this new take on our beloved Spring Art Hop event. With safety and social distancing in mind, Cheekwood is putting the egg hunts on pause for this year and is excited to invite guests to a new kind of hunt – the Great Spring Art Hunt!

Clever cottontails decorated by local Nashville artists will be hiding throughout Cheekwood’s lush spring-time gardens, just waiting to be found in this fun twist on a spring scavenger hunt. When families arrive for the day, each child will receive a bundle of goodies and a guide to help them find those rascally rabbits. There will be themed activities, cheerful music, and the most beautiful backdrop for a day of family fun.

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Spring Festival & Easter Egg Hunt

April 2 – 3, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lucky Ladd Farms
4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville

Dig out those baskets and bring the kids, it’s the most chaos-free egg hunt in town. Reserve your tickets and check-in time here:

*Also, you can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Lucky Ladd Farms (includes a souvenir gift for each child) as well as visit with some of the Farm’s favorite baby animal ambassadors! For tickets and more information, visit

Breakfast with Easter Bunny at Lucky Ladd Farms - Franklin, Tennessee

Easter Bunny Breakfast

April 2 – 3, 2021 | 9 AND 10 a.m.
Lucky Ladd Farms
4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville

Put some spring in your step and magic in your child’s Easter holiday during this breakfast with the Easter Bunny. This special VIP breakfast includes a scrumptious breakfast, table-side meet-n-greets with the Easter Bunny, a visit with some of the Farm’s favorite baby animal ambassadors and souvenir gift for each child. Reserve your table early, limited seating available! Registration ends March 26 and can be done so here:

Easter Bunny Excursion Train

April 3, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
220 Willow Street, Nashville

Come ride with the Easter Bunny on a restored classic streamlined stainless steel passenger train! On this 90 mile round trip, the Easter Bunny will be making visits to each car so bring your cameras! During the layover in Watertown, there will be Easter Egg Hunts and then visit the restaurants for lunch and shop the stores around the square. Order your tickets soon as this trip sells out quickly!

Boarding starts at 8:30 with departure at 9 a.m. sharp for the trip. Then, train will make a roughly 2 hour trip to Watertown Tn. Riders will then de-board for 3 hours to enjoy shopping and lunch in town. Arrival time back in Nashville will be approximately 3:30 PM. (Times are subject to change.) Children Under 12 are $21, Coach Seats are $42 and Dome Seats are $85. Reserve your pot here:

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt at Plaza Mariachi

April 3 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Plaza Mariachi
3955 Nolensville Pike

Join Plaza Mariachi from for a free, family outdoor event featuring prizes, contests, clowns, music and 20,000 Easter Eggs!
**Limited capacity, mask required, no more than 8 persons per table**

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Egg Painting and Decorating

April 3 | 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center
100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyrna

Let’s prepare for Easter and decorate some eggs! Whether it’s just a single color or tie dye, you can make a variety of styles. All materials provided.



April 3, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville

Kids ages 0-12 can hunt for eggs during Nashville Zoo’s annual Eggstravaganzoo event from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Every child gets a prize pack! Guests can also see animals hunt for their own eggs. Adults are $21, Children (2-12) are $17, Children under 2 and Zoo Members are free.

Murfreesboro Egg Dyeing Day

April 3 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gateway Island and Reception Center
1875 W. College Street, Murfreesboro

St. Clair Senior Center will team up with Murfreesboro Parks & Rec to host an Egg Dyeing Day on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Adults, children and grandchildren are all invited to attend the egg dyeing day, which will cost participants only $5. You must pre-register for this event by calling 615-893-2141, or emailing

Egg Hunt at Barfield Baptist Church in Murfreesboro

April 3 | 2 p.m.
Barfield Baptist Church
550 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro

The event for local children in the Murfreesboro community will be on Sunday, April 3, 2021 at Barfield Baptist’s brand-new church campus across from Barfield Park.

Easter Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt

April 3 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gigi’s Kitchen and Bakery
330 Franklin Rd, Brentwood

Come out to Brentwood’s Gigi’s Kitchen and Bakery at 330 Franklin Rd for this Easter lunch and egg hunt event. They will serve you a delicious lunch and dessert and then head to the park behind the pie shop where your kiddos can hunt for Easter Eggs filled with goodies! At the egg hunt, there will be three golden eggs hidden that will contain GREAT prizes.


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Easter Bunny Photos at Cool Springs

March 19 – April 3 | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cool Springs Galleria Center Court (check directory for assistance)
1800 Galleria Blvd, Franklin

Although not required, reservations are strongly encourage all who wish to visit the Easter Bunny, as time-slots are limited (Walk-up visits are available as space permits). Photo Package Pricing info can be found near the end of the page, and reservations can be made using the button below. Personal photography is not permitted.

Easter Bunny Photos in Mt. Juliet 

March 25 – April 3, 2021
Circle P Ranch
563 E Main St, Mt. Juliet

The Easter Bunny will be at Circle P Ranch for photos on select days. Get 2 5×7 prints for $20 or digital download of session for $45. Make your appointments at this link. Walk ins are always welcome.

Thursday, March 25 | 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday, March 26 | 3 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 27  & Sunday March 28 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 1 | 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday, April 2 | 3 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.