LIST: Easter events, egg hunts and church services in metro Atlanta

From sunrise services to egg-stravaganzas, here are a few ways the metro Atlanta area is celebrating Easter.
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 2:42 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2023 at 8:11 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - From sunrise services to egg-stravaganzas, here are a few ways the metro Atlanta area is celebrating Easter. The holiday is April 9 this year.

On April 8, the church will host a pop-up outreach event with The King’s Table food pantry – donating 1,000 free food boxes, 1,000 free tablets, household supplies, and more. The food distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis and begins at 10 a.m. and until noon at the former Sam’s Club parking lot, located at 2994 Turner Hill Road in Stonecrest.

Rapper Future & His Freewishes Foundation Host Easter Eggstravaganza

Rapper Future and his Freewishes Foundation are ensuring all Atlanta metro kids have a happy Easter. The Freewishes Foundation is preparing to bless the community through its annual Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza. On Saturday, April 8th, the Foundation will host the spectacular event at Coan Park located at 1530 Woodbine Ave. SE. The event will include games, food, face painting, balloon art, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt with over 30,000 eggs.

Easter Egg Festival at Rex Park in Jonesboro

The 10th Annual Easter Egg Festival will be held at Rex Recreational Park, 3499 Rex Road in Rex Georgia April 8 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be over 7,000 eggs which will total over 10,000 by the end of the day. “Kids or no kids everyone bring their gym shoes and lawn chairs because it’s mandatory for everyone to egg hunt.”

77th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Stone Mountain Park

The annual Easter Sunrise Service is returning to Stone Mountain Park on April 9. This year’s service is anticipated to be the biggest ever with special guests Bryant Wright and Crawford Loritts who will be delivering the message at the top of the mountain. Services begin at 7 a.m. Park gates open at 3 a.m.; Summit Skyride opens at 4 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to allow for large crowds.

Meet The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is always busy this time of year, so don’t miss your chance to snap a picture with the big furry guy and make a memory that will last a lifetime. Catch him at Perimeter Mall, Mall of Georgia, and Atlantic Station, among other places.

Easter Brunch Specials

If all that hopping leaves you a little famished, you’re sure to love Atlanta’s Easter brunch specials. Restaurants across the city are offering Easter brunch, lunch, and dinner options, with everything from kids eat free deals to five-course prix fixe experiences. Enjoy some of the best brunches in Buckhead and check out more dining options below.

College Park’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Let’s get wild and join College Park for its annual Easter egg hunt! Children ages 2 to 6 can enjoy music, and games, and search for the 10 hidden golden eggs. There will even be a visit from the Easter Bunny! Admission is free to those who attend. We hope to see you there!

Easter Egg Drop

The City of Stonecrest invites your family to participate in the return of the Stonecrest Easter Egg Drop! The event will take place at the Southeast Athletic Complex (5845 Hillvale Rd Stonecrest, GA 30058) The scramble for eggs will be separated by 2 age groups (ages 5 and under and ages 6 and older) and gates will open at 10 a.m. We will celebrate with games, crafts, frozen treats, and pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Alice in Easterland Eggtravagnza

Kids with Special needs in Georgia have a NEW opportunity this year to participate in a family-favorite Easter activity thanks to a partnership between, 1201 Café, TakeOff Fitness ATL, and Hearts 2 Hugs.

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt

Celebrate Easter Brunch with Family & Friends In Beautiful Piedmont Park! Hippity-hoppity, it’s time to make your Easter brunch reservations. Experience a delightful brunch set up with Chef attended stations complete with all your brunch favorites overlooking the Midtown Skyline & Piedmont Park.

Easter Brunch at The Americano

Plenty to enjoy for both kids and adults, guests will experience an egg painting craft table from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., live jazz music by Dan Coy from 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., and easter egg hunts in the garden at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Along with photo opportunities in the garden, the Easter bunny will make tableside appearances!

Photos with the Easter Bunny & Petting Zoo

Join us for a special Easter brunch in Drawbar with live music by Scotty Paulk. Full Bloom Floral by Lauren will be on site with a bloom bar where you can create your own bouquet for purchase. Purchase an activity ticket for $5 per person to take a professional photo with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a bunny petting zoo! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Easter Celebration at Three Arches

The Easter Bunny will be greeting guests and specialty cocktails will be available for the adults to enjoy while kids visit with the Easter Bunny. A petting zoo for everyone will open at 12:30 p.m. and two Easter Egg Hunts will be hosted, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 12:30 p.m.

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

During the weekends of March 26 through April 8, families can enjoy free pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, a kid’s craft station, and more. On April 8, the festivities will conclude with an Easter egg scavenger hunt, complete with prizes, a live DJ, and costumed greeters.

Easter Sunday at Decatur First UMC

There is a 7 a.m. sunrise service under the tent, as well as identical services at 9 and 11 a.m. with choir and brass in the Sanctuary. A complimentary continental breakfast will be available from 10-11 a.m. hosted by the Connect Team.

Easter at New Season Church

The kids will have a blast with activities designed specifically for them. Celebrate Easter at New Season Church on April 8 at 8 p.m. and April 9 at the following times 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

Easter at Victory Church

Easter service at Victory Church in Atlanta will be held April 8 at 4 p.m. and April 9 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

Easter at Linked UP Church

Easter service at Linked UP Church in Powder Springs will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. There will be an evening concert featuring Wande and Hulvey at 7:30 p.m. Friday as well as a Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.