Grab your baskets, it’s Easter egg hunting season! These colorful and elusive prizes are scattered throughout Thurston County – finding them takes a keen eye – but the rewards are great. Everything from candy, toys, cash prizes, and even bikes are waiting to be claimed by eager children. And there are even a couple hunts for those that are kids-at-heart! Find plenty of Thurston County Easter eggs hunts and other activities to keep the family busy the entire month of April on this list.

April 2

Photos with the Easter Bunny
Capital Mall
625 Black Lake Boulevard SW, Olympia
Various future dates/times

Head to the Capital Mall starting April 2 to get your priceless photos with the Easter Bunny! He will be wearing his spring best to snap a pic with your whole family. Reserve your time with the Easter Bunny to ensure you get a spot! Learn more here.

April 8

Egg My House April 16

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team (Connolly’s Crew) is egging people’s houses with candy filled eggs the night before Easter! Raising money for the American Cancer Society, this is a fun way to surprise your family on Easter morning, April 17. Or maybe you want to surprise a friend or other family member. Be sure to order by April 8!

April 9

Bayview Thriftway Egg Hunt
516 4th Avenue W, Olympia
10:30 a.m.

Bayview Thriftway is having their Easter egg hunt in Olympia on April 16. It starts until 10:30 and will go while supplies last.

Thurston County Easter Egg Family egg hunt South Sound Church
There are so many egg hunts this year, you can go to one each weekend! Photo courtesy: South Sound Church

Simpson Railroad Easter Bunny Special
Shelton Stillwater Industrial Park
10138 W Matlock Road
10 a.m. – 4p.m.

All aboard for some Easter Bunny fun on April 9 and 10! The Simpson Railroad is having a special train ride for kids and their families. Find treats and prizes in the Easter Egg Hunt. Get your photo with the Easter Bunny. Enjoy free face painting and more. Cost is $15 per person, kids under 2 years free.

April 10

South Sound Church
1717 Eskgridge Boulevard SE, Olympia
12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

South Sound Church is hosting a drive through egg hunt in Olympia! It’s a great way to hunt and stay warm and dry if the weather is questionable. They are also having their Good Friday Services on April 15 at 6 p.m. and Easter Service April 17, 10 a.m.

April 16

children hunting eggs on grass in Tumwater
Over 20,000 plastic eggs are hidden for the Tumwater Parks & Recreation’s 25th Annual Easter Egg Dash. Photo courtesy: Tumwater Parks & Recreation

Tumwater Parks & Recreation’s 25th Annual Easter Egg Dash
700 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater
11:00 a.m. first hunt

You won’t want to miss the Tumwater Parks & Recreation’s 25th Annual Easter Egg Dash. Over 20,000 plastic eggs are hidden for children up to 11 years to find! Eggs are filled with candy, toys and coupons. Bring your own basket for collecting and don’t forget to say hi to the Easter Bunny when he make an appearance! Hunts are as follows:

  • 11 a.m.: ages 4 and under
  • 11:15 a.m.: ages 5 – 7
  • 11:30 a.m.: ages 8 – 11

Call 360-754-4160 for more information. Also, be sure to participate in the “Where’s the Peep” virtual contest being held April 11 through April 16 on the Tumwater Parks & Recreation Facebook page.

Lacey Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt
Lacey Bible Church
6646 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey
10 a.m

Your whole family is invited to join Lacey Bible Church for an Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt for preschool and elementary-aged kids. The event is free. Meet at 10 a.m. on the campus of Lacey Bible Church rain or shine.

West Thurston Fire Egg Dash
Rochester High School
19800 Carper Road SW, Rochester
10 a.m.

Littlerock Fire Station
10828 Littlerock Road SW, Olympia
12 p.m.

The West Thurston Regional Fire Authority is putting on two hunts at two separate parks this year! Both have three age groups: 2-3, 4-6 and 7-10.

Ralph’s Thriftway Egg Hunt
1908 4th Avenue E, Olympia
10:30 a.m.

Ralph’s Thriftway is having their Easter egg hunt in Olympia on April 16. It starts until 10:30 and will go while supplies last.

Yelm Eagles Kids Easter Egg Hunt
11609 Koeppen Road SE, Yelm
10:30 a.m.

Person dressed as the Easter Bunny holding a small child
The Yelm Eagles Easter egg hunt includes visits from the Easter Bunny! Photo courtesy: Yelm Eagles

The Yelm Eagles is having their annual Easter Egg Hunt again this year and it’s sure to be as fun as always! They will have four age group hunts: 1-3, 4-5, 7-9, and 10-13. There will also be small treat bags being handed out, while supplies last.

April 17

Easter Egg Dash
455 North St SE, Tumwater
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

The Easter Egg Dash, hosted by Olympia Lodge #1, is back for 2022 with over 6,000 eggs! There will be three age groups: 0-5, 6-0, and 10 and over. Each age range will have golden tickets that are hidden in certain eggs that are good for amazing prizes.

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