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San Diego county egg hunts to spring into this season

Easter egg hunts and events around San Diego
Posted at 1:36 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 12:11:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Springtime is in the air, as showers start to give way to clearer skies, beautiful flowers, and the Easter season.

Which means one thing for many kids around the county: It's time to hunt.

Soon, kids will break out their buckets and begin their hunt for colorful eggs and goodies hidden at various locations. While it's not clear exactly how egg hunts started during Easter,many historians believe it may have originated in the 1700s, based on encouraging children to find eggs left behind by a rabbit.

In any case, the holiday event became an instant tradition. Whether you're in North County of the South Bay, there are plenty of opportunities to take you kids out to an egg hunt this season:

EGGstravaganza Spring Festival at Poinsettia Park
When: March 31
Take part in Carlsbad's largest egg hunt, featuring eggs filled with candy, crafts, cookie decorating, and other fun activities for kids.

Spring Egg Hunt at Encinitas Community Park
When: March 31
About 20,000 eggs will be hidden at Encinitas Community Park for a day of egg hunts to ring in the Easter season. The event also features two live shows and free children's activities.

Spring Eggstravaganza at Birch Aquarium
When: April 13-14 & 20-21
Head over to Birch Aquarium for fun with eggs of a different color. Kids can take part in shark egg crafts, an "underwater" egg hunt, and learn about various animal eggs.

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Bates Nut Farm
When: April 13
Head down to Bates Nut Farm and enjoy crafts, games, farm animals, a raffle, and an Easter egg hunt.

Paseo del Rey Egg Hunt at Paseo del Rey Church
When: April 13
Kids can celebrate the Easter holiday with crafts, games, snacks, and hidden eggs with goodies inside at Chula Vista's Paseo del Rey Church.

Firefighter’s Annual Easter Hunt at Mt. San Miguel Park
When: April 13
Kids can take part in an Easter egg hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny, explore fire engines and fire safety lessons, and and make their own bunny ears.

Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes
When: April 14
Santee Lakes is hosting continuous egg hunts, crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival rides, and much more for families and children to enjoy.

Easter Egg Hunt at Grossmont Center
When: April 20
Kids can take part in a free Easter egg hunt and search the mall for eggs filled with special surprises or hop into other kid-friendly activities at the mall.

Easter Bash at Belmont Park
When: April 21
Belmont Park will bring back its annual Easter Bash with egg hunts, Easter activities, and photos with the Easter bunny, live music and more fun at the park.