What does Onslow have planned for Easter?
With Easter a week away on Sunday, April 17, businesses, churches and other venues are gearing up with a variety of events.
Although Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, many will also associate the holiday with the hunt for eggs, chicks and pastel colors. Here are nine events Onslow locals have planned for the holidays.
The Easter Bazaar at Grit + Grace Bazaar
Grit + Grace Bazaar is located at 969 NC Highway 210 and will be hosting an Easter Bazaar on Saturday, April 9 from noon to 4 p.m.
“There are so many reasons why people should come to the event this Saturday,” said owner Marilyn Didomenico. “At Grit + Grace Bazaar, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Didomenico said the bazaar will include a photo section, provided by Fowler Photography, and live bunnies from Every Bunny Rescue for petting and photos. Rabbits are rescues and wild rabbits that are no longer wanted, have allergies, and/or need to be rehomed for various reasons. They will even be available for adoption.
“On top of that, we’ll be having an Easter Egg Hunt with around 800 eggs up for grabs for kids 12 and under,” Didomenico said. “It starts at 12:30 p.m. We will also have crafts with our vendors and face painting available.”
The event will also include cornhole, free bees, Funnels of Love funnel cake, and more.
“To raise awareness in our community, we will have members of the Yopp Cemetery Restoration Group from the Sneads Ferry Community who would like to talk about a local gem, The Yopp Meeting House,” Didomenico said. “They are on a mission to restore the meeting house and are asking for donations from the community.”
Annual Zing Zumm Easter Egg Hunt
The Zing Zumm Children’s Museum is located at 625 New Bridge Street in Jacksonville and will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
According to her Facebook page, the event is a chance to fill your basket with lots of Easter treats.
Zing Zumm told the Daily News that there would be more than 1,000 eggs hidden throughout the museum filled with sweets and toys.
“The best part is you can stay and play after your hunt,” the page says. “This event is free with admission, and no registration is required.”
Easter Vendors Market
Pine Ridge Farms, located at 4120 New Bern Highway in Jacksonville, is hosting an Easter Vendors Market on Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
According to their Facebook page, the event will have artisan, food, and craft stalls, and a free Easter egg hunt from noon to 1 p.m. for kids ages 2 to 12.
For more information, visit their Facebook pageor call 910-554-8600.
Stravaganza Easter Eggs
Onslow County Parks & Recreations is hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at Onslow Pines Park, located at 1244 Onslow Pines Road in Jacksonville.
The event will be fun for all ages, according to their Facebook page, and will include a teen flashlight egg hunt.
For more information, call 910-347-5332.
Easter celebration at the Free Will Chapel PFWB
The Free Will Chapel PFWB Church, located at 702 Five Mile Road in Richlands, will host an Easter celebration on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event, according to their Facebook page, will include games, prizes, a petting zoo, pony rides, hay ride and food trucks. The event is free, except for the food trucks.
For more information, visit the church website Facebook pageor call 910-389-7200.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day at Carolina Home & Garden
Carolina Home and Garden, located at 4778 Highway 24 in East Newport, will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day on Saturday, April 16 at 12 p.m. Although the event is in Carteret County, you can get there in less than an hour for fun activities for all ages.
The event will include face painting, a bouncy house, carnival-style games with prizes, a Paint Your Own Pot station, a tiki hut with popcorn and cotton candy, cool cocktails and coffee and a juice bar. There will be options for food.
For more information, visit their Facebook pageor call 252-393-9004.
Easter egg hunt and basket distribution at Antique 2 Chic
Antique 2 Chic, located at 2501 Onslow Drive in Jacksonville, will be hosting an egg hunt and basket giveaway on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will include free egg hunts throughout the store at 11 p.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Those who find the golden eggs will win an Easter basket full of prizes.
For more information, visit their Facebook pageor call 910-548-2234.
Community Easter Egg Hunt at Calvary Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 206 Pine Valley Road in Jacksonville, is hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m., its first annual hunt.
According to their Facebook page, there will be three different egg hunts for 1-3 year olds; 4-8; and 9-12. Bring your Easter baskets and there will also be a special prize egg every hunt. There will also be lots of crafts and games for all ages, a dunk tank and a bouncy house.
For more information, visit their Facebook pageor call 910-353-4016.
Sneads Ferry Food Truck Roundup and Egg Hunt
Hayden Laeknir Music will be hosting a food truck roundup and egg hunt at Stump Sound Park on Saturday, April 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
According to his Facebook page, there will be a long list of food trucks, including places like The Dirt Taco, Funnels of Love, The BFT and Hawaiian Kine Shave Ice. There will also be music and an egg hunt.
For more information, visit his Facebook page.
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