Palm Coast - It's about that time for children to gather their Easter baskets and prepare for the ultimate egg hunt at Central Park in Town Center on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

More than 10,000 candy or toy-filled eggs will be scattered in a dedicated egg patch at the park. In addition to the Easter egg hunts for children up to 11 years old, there will also be other exciting activities such as balloon art, carnival games, hay maze bunny trail, face painting, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Here's the lineup of the egg hunt schedule by age:

  • Photo Booth Patch - Fun Hunts for children 2 and under
  • 10:15 a.m. for 3-5 year olds
  • 11:15 a.m. for 6-8 year olds
  • 12:15 p.m. for 9-10 year olds
  • 12:45 p.m.-last call

The Easter Bunny will arrive around 10:15 a.m. and will be available until 12:30 p.m. inside City Hall. Families can take their own pictures for free or pay $2 for a Polaroid picture. Also at the event will be Sheldon (the Daytona Tortugas mascot) and the Chick-fil-A cow in character stations at the event. 

The free hunt is one of the City's most popular events drawing more than 4,000 people out for the spring tradition each year.

"Egg'Stravaganza is one of our largest special events held each year," said Lauren Johnston, Parks & Recreation Community Recreation Supervisor. "It's a great opportunity to get outdoors with your family and enjoy a free community event. We look forward to the smiling faces of happy children and families having fun and making memories."

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt on April 19

For youth ages 11-17, there will be a special, after-dark Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt on Friday, April 19 from 7-9 p.m. at Central Park. More than 2,000 glow-in-the-dark eggs filled with candy will be up for grabs. Two separate egg hunts will take place - one at 8 p.m. and the other at 8:30 p.m. - and will include two golden eggs per hunt with grand prizes. A local food truck will serve dessert and the Game Time Game Truck will also be there.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.