Happy Valley Easter events you can't miss
STATE COLLEGE — Some might call it spring’s Christmas and others might call it an egg-cellent holiday, but at the end of the day, Easter is all about sharing the joys and breadth of spring with family, friends – and Easter bunnies!
The days leading up to Easter can be exciting — events all over town amp up the hype and the spell of painting eggs and chocolate covered bunnies.
Happy Valley is all on board for making sure your Easter is everything you deserve. Hop on down and check out the following list of must-attend Easter events!
The Bellefonte Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt
320 W. High St., Bellefonte
An annual event, this Bellefonte Egg Hunt can become your new favorite Easter tradition. All children 12 years and under are welcome to participate! The event will be rife with games and refreshments, but of course, the 10,000 Easter eggs scattered throughout Talleyrand Park might be the icing on the cake? Or maybe it’s the Easter Bunny coming for a visit? Either way, children can be sure to enjoy a day of festivities and candy-filled eggs as well as special prizes. The April date is still to be determined, so keep your eyes on the look-out!
Bunny Blitz 5k Trail Run
Harpster Ball Field, Marengo Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
Want to feel the burn while making the tables turn for local community organizations? March 31, from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., the annual Bunny Blitz 5K Trail Run will take place through the woods of Spruce Creek Valley. The course is challenging, but is set through a privately and beautifully laid-out track. The race will benefit the YMCA of Centre County and the Northern Blair County Recreational Center. This Easter, egg on your friends to come join you to make a difference in the community.
Sign up for the 5k online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-bunny-blitz-cross-country-5k-trail-run-and-walk-registration-42748947252?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing
The YMCA Underwater Egg Hunt
677 W. Whitehall Road, State College
This isn’t your ordinary egg hunt. Travel to a world where eggs aren’t hidden on land, but underwater— where you’re going to need goggles and swimming trunks in order to impress the Easter Bunny gods. If your child needs floatation devices, they can easily be provided. Children will also be separated into different age-groups, to make for a safer and more enjoyable experience. This underwater egg hunt will be taking place on March 25 at the State College YMCA, with times varying depending on the age group. Make sure to register in advance!
58th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Orchard Park
1013 Bayberry Drive, State College
Another chance to see the Easter bunny alert! This 58th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Orchard Park is inviting children up to age nine to find more than 7,000 eggs filled with not only candy but also tickets for gifts from the State College Rotary and local businesses. The Easter Bunny will make his extravagant debut at 1:30 p.m. and the hunt begins at 2 p.m. sharp. Children will be grouped into age groups for the hunt — don’t miss out!
Flashlight Egg Hunt for Teens
548 Puddintown Road, State College
Here comes another one! This isn’t on land, in a park, or underwater. Instead, this egg hunt is a ‘unique twist to a classic tale.’ Teens are all invited to glory in the joyous spring holiday by bringing a flashlight, a basket and a friend to share the egg-hunting in the dark with. There’s just something about egg-hunting in the dark … find out what that is! Eggs will be full of candy, but some special ones will be stuffed with prizes like gift cards and movie passes. Pre-registration is required before March 21— the very day of this event. Keep this Easter flashy with the flashlight hunt, starting at 8 p.m., in Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Barn.
Catch the Easter Bunny at the Nittany Mall
2901 E. College Ave., State College
Can you picture the final event on the list? Yes, you can, indeed — take a picture with the Easter Bunny at the Nittany Mall, at the time of your choosing. A photo-op with the Easter Bunny surely can’t be missed not only because the bunny can’t wait to meet you, but also because the Easter Bunny package comes with photo prints in different sizes and digital downloads. Make a memory with the cute and fluffy bunny this Easter!
Is there a great Easter event that we missed? Let us know on social media (@happyvalleypsu).