The region starts celebrating Easter this weekend although the holidays won’t be until next weekend.
Many communities organize Easter egg hunts, but there are other activities as well.
Here is an overview of the events:
The South Attleboro Village Lions, South Attleboro Lions and Greater Attleboro Leo Club hold their annual Easter Hunt on Saturdays at Capron Park Field and Monument Area.
The event is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Attleboro High School B1 cafeteria. Enter through the principal’s office entrance.
The annual Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt returns to Foxboro Common at 10 a.m. Saturday.
For more than 25 years, the Jaycees have filled more than 3,500 plastic eggs with candy just before Easter and scattered them around the common.
“It’s not really a ‘hunt’ because the thousands of eggs are all over the place, so everyone gets a fair amount of treats,” the Jaycees said.
Each year, around 300 children race to collect as many eggs as possible. There are three hunts separated by age groups: 1-3 years old, 4-5 years old and 6-8 years old.
The children then have an encounter with the Easter Bunny and have their picture taken.
Mansfield is hosting its 2022 Egg Hunt on South Common Saturday.
The Recreation Department-sponsored event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m., rain or shine, but the registration deadline for children ages 2-10 has passed.
The town’s annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Breakfast, sponsored by the Recreation Department, takes place Saturday morning at King Philip Middle School, but the registration deadline has passed and the event is complete.
The Norton Parks and Recreation Spring Egg Hunt takes place Saturday at Everett Leonard Park on Parker Street.
The schedule is as follows: 11 a.m., ages 2 to 4; 11:05 a.m., 5-6 years old; and 11:10 a.m., 7-8 years old.
There will be a story-and-picture encounter with the Disney Princesses from 11:20 a.m. to noon.
Additionally, Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary on Eddy Street hosts Easter egg hunt weekends, including Easter weekend. Admission is $15. To register and more information, visit https://www.winslowfarm.com.
The Easter Bunny will make his rounds on a fire truck on Saturday April 16 and Easter Sunday April 17.
“It’s this time of year that our friend Peter Rabbit will be making his annual visit to our town,” the firefighters said on their Facebook page.
As was the case last Easter and for December’s Santa Run, North Winthrop Street (Route 44) will be visited on April 16 and South Winthrop Street will be visited on Easter, with both days starting at 10 a.m. .
For a detailed street schedule for tours, check out the firefighters’ Facebook page.