Hunt for chocolate or hunt for art: More than 50 "eggs" designed by local artists, CAPA students, and business owners can be found in South Street storefronts through Apr. 9. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)

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This may be the year of the $5+ cartons of real eggs, but worry not: there are still plenty of opportunities this spring for your kids to collect the plastic, candy-filled kind at no cost.

More than a dozen orgs have egg hunts planned in Philly over the next two weekends. Hosts range from churches and park friends groups to cafes and stables. The vast majority of events are free to attend — though most are also BYOB (bring your own basket).

If you’re planning to take your kids to an egg hunt, it’s a good idea to check if there are age restrictions or registration requirements. Also, make sure you know the exact time the hunt starts, since some events include additional springtime activities.

Another tip: dress for the weather, and be ready to readjust your plans if there’s a cancellation or postponement (a good number of events are scheduled for this Saturday, which is forecasted to be rainy).

Read on for a list of some upcoming hunts and Easter events throughout the city — links with more details on each are in the headings.

Fox Chase: Memorial Presbyterian Church Community Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 1, 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Where: 7902 Oxford Ave.
Ages: Not specified
More details: “All children” are welcome at the free egg-hunting event, which is sponsored by a Fox Chase church and is scheduled to also include games, snacks, and storytime.
→ Free registration here

South Philly: City Life Church FDR Park Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine)
Where: 2000 Pattison Ave.
Ages: up to 12
More details: Packer Park-based City Life Church will host an egg hunt with face painting and photos with the Easter bunny in FDR Park on Saturday. No tickets are required for the free event, though you still can register online to let them know you’re coming.
→ Free registration here

Port Richmond: Powers Park Conservancy Gathering of the Eggs

When: Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. (Rain date: Sunday, April 8)
Where: 2965 Almond St.
Ages: 8 and under
More details: The Powers Park Conservancy’s egg hunt will also feature games and the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration is required.
→ Free registration here

Logan: Stenton Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 1, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: 4601 N. 18th St.
Ages: Not specified
More details: The Stenton Museum’s egg hunt features not just plastic egg-hunting, but also the opportunity for kids to do crafts, get their faces painted, dye natural eggs, and enjoy some refreshments. Make sure to register online in advance.
→ Free registration here

Girard Estates: Easter in Girard Park

When: Saturday, April 1, 1 to 3 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, April 2)
Where: 2101 W. Shunk St.
Ages: Not specified
More details: The Girard Estate Neighbors Association is hosting “Easter in Girard Park,” a free, all-ages event including arts and crafts, a visit from the Easter bunny, and yes, an egg hunt. The egg hunt portion starts at 2 p.m.

Northern Liberties: Gift Card “Easter Egg” Hunt

When: Saturday, April 1
Where: Various shops in Northern Liberties
Ages: All
More details: This isn’t a traditional kids’ egg hunt. The Northern Liberties Business Association is hiding $5 gift cards to local businesses throughout some neighborhood retailers, and anyone can search for them around participating shops.

Fishtown: Haley’s Easter Egg Hunt

When: Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Penn Treaty Park (1301 N. Beach St.)
Ages: 3 to 9
More details: The Haley Morris Foundation is hosting a free Easter egg hunt for kids that is also set to have snacks, treats, games, prizes, arts and crafts, face painting, music, and an Easter Bunny appearance.

Chestnut Hill: Northwestern Stables’ Hippity Hoppity Horses

When: Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 120 W. Northwestern Ave.
Ages: 2 through 12
More details: Northwestern Stables’ spring fundraising event will include an egg hunt for kids, games, and snacks, plus horse rides and selfies with the Easter Bunny for an additional charge. For just the egg hunt, tickets are $7 per child, and you can reserve your spot online in advance.
→ Tickets here

Roxborough: Roxborough Church Egg Hunt 2023

When: Sunday, April 2, 12 to 2 p.m.
Where: 8230 Ridge Ave.
Ages: Children in pre-K through 5th grade
More details: Roxborough Church will hold its free annual community egg hunt right after its 10:30 a.m. service wraps up on Sunday. The event will start with a “brief Easter celebration” in the church’s sanctuary, per the event page, followed by the egg hunt. After the hunt, the church says it will provide food, corn hole, egg decorating, a moon bounce, and other activities.
→ Free registration here

Germantown: Awbury Spring Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Where: Francis Cope House (1 Awbury Rd.)
Ages: Not specified
More details: Awbury Arboretum is hiding 2,000 eggs filled with candy across its landscape for its free event. The event starts at 10 a.m. sharp, so the org recommends leaving plenty of time for finding parking and walking to the starting line at the Cope House.

Far Northeast: Liberti Church Northeast Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Where: 3024 Byberry Rd.
Ages: up to 11
More details: Liberti Church Northeast will host a free egg hunt for kids, along with a free dry food item giveaway (first come, first served) from the nonprofit Small Things Philly. Be sure to register in advance online for one of the start times (10 a.m. or 11 a.m.). 
→ Free registration here

East Passyunk: EPCC Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo

When: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or 12 p.m. (rain or shine — start time depends on age)
Where: 1025 Mifflin St.
Ages: 12 and under
More details: The East Passyunk Community Center Advisory Council is holding a free egg hunt at the center, which is also slated to include a petting zoo. There will be “golden ticket prizes” (not sure what that means, but it sounds exciting) and the opportunity to decorate a bag. Egg hunt start times vary by age, so check the event page for more info.

Elmwood: City Life Church Connell Park Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 6401 Elmwood Ave.
Ages: up to 12
More details: City Life Church’s second egg hunt of the year will happen at Connell Park in Southwest Philly, and it’s scheduled to include some “sweet treats” as well as egg hunts for various ages.
→ Free registration here

Fishtown: Bedrock Church Easter Egg Hunt at Konrad Square Park

When: Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (exact start time depends on age)
Where: 2200 E. Dauphin St.
Ages: 10 and under
More details: Bedrock Church Fishtown’s event at Konrad Square Park is set to feature an egg hunt and painting, as well as popcorn and cotton candy. Start times vary based on age, so check the registration page for more info.
→ Free registration here

Juniata Park: JPCA Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Ferko Playground (1101 E. Cayuga St.)
Ages: 12 and under
More details: The Juniata Park Civic Association’s third annual egg hunt will also include photos with the Easter Bunny, community resource tables from local organizations, food, music, and games where attendees can win gift cards or other prizes. No registration is required. JPCA says they’re still looking for volunteers to help out.

Spruce Hill: Renewal Church Egg Hunt in Clark Park

When: Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Clark Park playground (near 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue)
Ages: 0 to kindergarten
More details: Renewal Church’s egg hunt for small kids is also slated to have refreshments, crafts, games, and a raffle basket giveaway. On-site registration, which starts at 11 a.m., is required, and it’s first come, first served. Bags will be provided, but you can also bring your own basket or bag.

Kingsessing: Nas Cafe’s Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 8, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: 5405 Chester Ave.
Ages: Not specified
More details: Nas Cafe is hosting a free egg hunt, which will include some “golden eggs” that win a special prize. The egg hunt itself starts at 2 p.m., but the Easter bunny will be there earlier and free face painting will be available from 1 to 2 p.m.
→ Free registration here

Society Hill/Queen Village/Washington Square West: South Street Egg Hunt

When: Ongoing, through Sunday, April 9
Where: South Street Headhouse District — check this map for more detailed info
Ages: All
More details: This isn’t your traditional egg hunt (and there’s sadly no candy involved — but there are prizes). South Street storefronts currently feature 50+ hidden eggs designed by local artists, students, and business owners. If you locate them, you can share a picture on Instagram or email the folks in charge to be entered in a drawing for either a $50 gift card to a shop that’s part of the business district, or a “Grand Prize Egg Basket” with $1,000 worth of gift cards.

Updated 12:22 p.m. with an additional event.

Asha Prihar is a general assignment reporter at Billy Penn. She has previously written for several daily newspapers across the Midwest, and she covered Pennsylvania state government and politics for The...