The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and it’s starting to feel like spring! For me, it’s never really official until I am eating a chocolate bunny: then it’s spring. This year, Easter is going to look different, but there is still a lot of fun to be had. Creative local businesses and individuals have thought outside the basket to give your kids a fun holiday. Be sure to check in with each organizer as dates approach in case mandates change. All are following safety protocols and require masks. Here are the 2021 Easter egg hunts in Olympia and throughout Thurston County.
Kiah Marie will coordinate to deliver Easter to your door! She is currently taking orders for filled Easter Baskets that will be dropped off at your house just in time for Easter. “Each basket will be slightly different due to supply demand, but overall perfect for the kiddos,” she says. “I am also selling filled eggs for Easter hunts!” Easter baskets are just $15 and deluxe filled eggs are $1 each. She delivers to most areas of Thurston, Lewis and Grays counties. You can contact her via email PnwBunny@outlook.com or 360.688.9005 (call or text) to order.
Tumwater Easter Egg Drive Thru Dash
March 27: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tumwater City Hall
555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater
Easter is coming early to Tumwater! The City of Tumwater is hosting a drive thru easter egg hunt this year that you can preregister for. Children will receive eggs, candy, toys and prize coupons as you drive through. They will even have a drive through photo booth to capture memories. The event is free and is geared toward children up to 12 years. Space is limited so register early. Participants will stay in their vehicles the whole time and safety protocols are in place. Bring a canned food donation for the Thurston County Food Bank.
Tumwater’s “Where’s the Peep?” Virtual Contest
March 29 – April 2
Head to the City of Tumwater’s Facebook page for their “Where’s the Peep?” contest. Follow the clues to find the location of the Peep hidden around Tumwater for a chance to win some great prizes from their sponsors including Evergreen Direct Credit Union, Tumwater Automotive, Tumwater Auto Spa and Toyota of Olympia.
Yelm Eagles Easter Bunny Drive Thru
April 3: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
11609 Koeppen Road SE, Yelm
This free event being put on by the Yelm Eagles will make doing Easter easy this year. Head to their contactless drive through and the Easter Bunny will personally give your child their very own Easter goody bag.
Lacey Bible Church
April 3: 10 a.m.
6646 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey
Head to Lacey Bible Church on Saturday for an Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt for preschool and elementary aged kids. Rain or shine.
Armstrong Racing Events Easter Scavenger Hunt 2021
April 3: 11 a.m.
Local Mason County Businesses and Landmarks
Normally the Armstrong Racing Foundation puts on a fun egg hunt, including a flashlight egg hunt for teens and adults. While they can’t do their large hunt this year, they got creative and are hosting a scavenger hunt. The hunt will happen rain or shine throughout Mason county on April 3. Proceeds go to support local kids and teens with everyday needs, backpacks and sports costs.
You can sign up as an individual or as a family team. Between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, you will pick up your bag at either the Peninsula Credit Union in Befair or the OCCU in Shelton. The bag will have a golden egg, a map, rule, clues and a list of the items you’re hunting for. Kids and Teen’s baskets will be available for pickup at these locations (first 300 kids and 100 teens), and you just might get a chance to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Other locations may have additional crafts and activities for kids as you go on your hunt. Tickets available on the EventBrite website, Peninsula Credit Union in BelFair or Denny’s Auto in Shelton. Follow the Facebook Event page for up-to-date information.
CANCELLED Armstrong Foundation Easter Smiles 2021
April 4: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Armstrong is also doing an online event, for those wishing to stay home. To participate, just post photos of your Easter decorations, crafts, or activities (egg dying?!) prior to April 2. They will draw names on April 2 and three lucky winners will received Fred Meyer gift cards valued at $25, $50 and $75.
Then, on Easter Sunday, April 4, the Easter Bunny will bring your children Easter baskets filled with goodies! Follow their Facebook event page to learn when the Bunny will be in your neighborhood.