Emmylou and Gray checking out their golden egg at the 2019 Heights Egg Hunt. (Photo by Joshua Rosales with Tycoon Films)

Village Heights Church is seeking to bring a little normalcy to the neighborhood after a trying year due to the pandemic.

Unable to host an Easter egg hunt last year, the church at 311 W. 18th St. is excited to be able to bring the holiday tradition back this year, with safety precautions. The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Marmion Park, 1810 Heights Blvd.

“Now that parks and outdoor spaces are opening back up, it feels like we’re starting to see the light at the end of the quarantine tunnel,” said Hannah White, a pastor at Village Heights. “So, both as a mom and a pastor, I wanted my kids and their friends to enjoy this annual event once again.”

The Heights Egg Hunt is one of several family-friendly Easter egg hunts scheduled throughout the area this weekend. It kicks off with pictures with the Easter Bunny, which will be taken with visitors' own cameras or electronic devices.

The egg hunt itself will be spaced out with rotating areas.

“We will section off the park into four zones where groups will be invited to walk through and collect eggs as they make their way out of the park,” White said.

For the first 100 kids to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, the bunny will give the kids a special golden egg.

“It’s in the Village Heights DNA to be community crafted,” White said. “We love any opportunity to creatively invest in our neighborhood.”

Liberty Hoepfl Garage, 4610 N. Shepherd Dr., will be hosting its inaugural Easter egg hunt at 9:45 a.m. Saturday. From 10-10:30 a.m., kids 1-3 years old will get to hunt, and from 10:30-11 a.m., kids 4-10 will have their chance.

To register for Liberty Hoepfl's egg hunt, email

A family Easter egg hunt hosted by The Story Church, 8200 Washington Ave., also takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Along with the hunt, there will be arts and crafts and a balloon artist. Kona and Good Dog food trucks will be on-site.

An RSVP is required, which can be done online at

Henderson Heights, 908 Henderson St., is celebrating with an egg hunt just for adults. At 1 p.m. Saturday, guests can come with their baskets and get ready to hunt for some eggs. The hunt is free with a bar tab. There will also be live music and crawfish available all day.

For a little something for the dogs in your family, head over to Holler Brewing Co., 2206 Edwards St., at noon Sunday. A Dog’s Life HTX is hosting a doggie egg hunt where the pups can eat as many treats as they can find. There will also be food, beer, music and raffles.

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