Easter Happenings in Cary


Cary, NC — Who’s looking for local Easter celebrations? We’ve got you covered with a quick guide to Easter celebrations in Cary.

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 12, 8:30-9:30
Fred G Bond Metro Park (off High House Road), Kiwanis Shelter

The Cary Teen Council sponsors Breakfast with the Bunny prior to Cary’s Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny is available for pictures/videos for ticket holders. Pre-sale tickets are required – there will be no tickets sold at the door. For more information call (919) 460-4965.

Fees: Tickets required and can be purchased at the Herb Young Community Center in Downtown Cary

  • Ages 10 & up: $4 each
  • Youth ages 3-9: $3 each
  • Under 2, Free (pick up an “EAT FREE PASS” when you purchase your tickets)

In case of inclement weather, ticket holders will be asked to call the community center for an updated message.

Fred G Bond Metro Park (off High House Road), Kiwanis Shelter and Srrtoma Amphitheatre

Town of Cary’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 12, 10:00am – 3:00pm, – follows the breakfast above

This free event gets going at 10:00 am with different areas and times for various ages. In recent years the event has become so popular, that the town holds a morning session and an afternoon session.

Children 10 years of age and under are invited to the Town of Cary’s 23rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This FREE event features 3 hunt areas, each for a different age group. After your hunt, join Flow Circus in the Sertoma Amphitheatre for a magic show. Bring your own basket and come early for good parking! For more, call (919) 469-4100.

Morning Hunt
3 and under | 10 a.m. | Field #1
4-6 years | 10:20 a.m. | Field #2
7-10 years | 10:40 a.m. | Field #3

Performances in the Sertoma Amphitheatre will be at 11am and 2:30 pm.
Afternoon Hunt
3 and under | 1:30 p.m. | Field #1
4-6 years | 1:50 p.m. | Field #2
7-10 years | 2:10 p.m. | Field #3

Rain date: Sunday, April 13,  Afternoon only

Spring Fling in ParkWest

Park West Village in front of the Stone Movie Theater

April 12, 2:00- 8:00

Park West Village kicks off their Spring music series with a free event called Spring Fling in the area they are calling “The District”. Bounce housees, face painting, live music , a scavenger hunt, giveaways and more are planned to keep the whole family having a good time in their outdoor courtyard area. After this weekend, music will play from 6:00-8:30 on Thursdays til May 15.

Egg Hunt Spectacular 

April 17, 2:00-4:00pm
Cary Senior Center, in Fred G Bond Park.

This FREE event is for adults aged 55 and up only and requires advance registration through the Town of Cary’s Parks & Rec website.

The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Enjoy entertainment, prizes, an Easter egg hunt, and compete to see who wears the best Easter bonnet. Don’t forget to bring your baskets! For more, call (919) 469-4081.
Registration Number: 72175

YMCA Egg Hunt

April 19, 6:00- 7:30pm
101 YMCA Drive

A fun filled egg hunt for YMCA Members, on the grounds of the Cary YMCA. First Hunt begins at 6pm sharp! Don’t forget baskets and cameras!
Come early early (15 minutes before your child’s hunt)

  • 6:00 2 year olds and younger (little playground)
  • 6:30 3-4 year olds (little playground)
  • 6:45 5-6 year olds (big playground)
  • 7:00 7-10 year olds (sand volleyball court)

There will be fun activities for the kids including facepainting, tatoos,a yummy snack and a visit frm a special guest! Free but registration required register before noon April 18 at the welcome center desk

For additional info contact Claire.copperwheat@YMCAtriangle.org

Cary Downtown Farmer’s Market

April 19, 8:00-12:00pm
135 West Chatham Street

Easter Egg Hunt in the Market-The Easter Bunny is making a trip to market and has hidden some eggs. Bring your basket and come out and find some eggs filled with goodies while you shop for fresh, local goodies!

There’s live music this week provided by the Celtic Mariners, a traditional band that plays music of Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic regions. The band members are: Alison Arnold (wooden flute, tin whistle), Trish Hornick (fiddle), Julie Gorka (Celtic harp, piano/keyboard), and Gordon Arnold (cello, cittern).

Easter Brunch at Doherty’s

April 20, 9:00am- 4:00pm
Cornerstone Shopping Center, High House Road, corner of Davis Drive

Chef is putting together a fantastic buffet spread for Easter Sunday! Buffet includes: Carving, Omelet & Raw Bar Stations, a  variety of breakfast & lunch options and specialty items created by Chef Irais & his team for the day. There will also be homemade soup, fresh salad & fruit and an array of homemade desserts. $24.95/person

Waverly Place Market Opening Spring Fling

April 26, 9:00am-1:00pm
Waverly Place Promenade, In Waverly Place Shopping, corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads

A fashion show, face painting, a bonnet decorating contest and more are planned for the opening day of this south Cary Farmer’s market.

A group of talented musicians from around the Triangle will host an ‘’open jam’’ to accompany your shopping, showcasing artists who are scheduled to perform throughout the season. Whole Foods will be serving breakfast burritos and other healthy options for lunch. Starting around 11AM, a Spring Fashion show will hit the runway to feature apparel and accessories from GreenPea Baby & Child, Gigi’s and Finley’s Boutique, and Waverly’s newest addition – Violets. Back for the 2nd year, the Spring Bonnet and Hat Festival will follow. Make or wear a decorated hat with Easter or Spring goodies, and enter the contest to win prizes from Waverly. Best bonnet per age category wins, and judging will take place after the fashion show.

Church Going

Needless to say, churches in Cary will have all kinds of celebrations for Easter. Too many to list. Most folks who are church-going have their place of worship. But if you’re new to the area or just want to try something different, visit our Cary Church Directory for a remarkably complete listing of houses of worship in Cary.


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