Family-friendly Easter activities planned including egg hunts


Jackson, Madison and Ridgeland are offering family-friendly events to help Northsiders celebrate Easter.

The city of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation Programming Division is hosting an Easter egg hunt at the VA Legion Softball Complex at 4500 Officer Thomas Catching, Sr. Drive.

The event will include an egg hunt, candy and prizes. Admission is free.

Those who attend should bring a bag, basket or bucket.

For more information, call 601-960-0471.

Celebrate Easter in the Park will kick off in Madison on Saturday, April 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. in Strawberry Patch Park.

The hunt, open to children through age eight, will begin promptly at 10 a.m. There will be activities and refreshments throughout the morning.

Bring along a camera to take photos with the Easter Bunny.

Parking will be available at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, and shuttles will bring families to and from the park.

The event is sponsored by the city of Madison and Broadmoor Baptist Church.

The city of Ridgeland is hosting an Easter egg hunt in conjunction with Kidfest.

There will be two egg hunts, one on April 19 and the other on April 20 at Kidfest at Freedom Ridge Park.

Both egg hunts will begin at 9:20 a.m.

Admission to Kidfest is required to participate. Admission is $12 per person and includes the Easter egg hunt and all the shows and activities at Kidfest.

For more information and the full Kidfest schedule, visit the event website at

The Oaks House Museum will host its third annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20 from 9 to 10 a.m.

The event is free and includes an egg hunt, face painting, handmade Easter-themed teacakes and photos with an Easter bunny cutout.

For more information, call 601-353-9339 or email Parking is available on the street.


The annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will be held Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 through 18.

The actual egg hunt will begin at noon and will be separated into three age groups: age three and under, ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12.

Parental assistance is allowed for ages three and under and differently abled children.

The event will offer egg dying and decorating, face painting, carousel and train rides, hot dogs and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

For more information, call 601-432-4500 or email



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