No foolin’, this year’s Easter Egg Hunt is April 1

Friday, March 10, 2023 - 10:07am

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Presented by Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics and Skylift Garage Doors, the 2023 Egg Hunt will begin with a pre-party at 10 a.m. featuring music, fun and games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny, followed by the start of the egg hunts at 11 a.m.

Organizers will hide over 15,000 eggs containing prizes and candy across four locations for ages 3 and younger, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. The occasion will also feature an egg hunt for children with disabilities.

Children ages 3 and younger and ages 10-12 will hunt for eggs at separate locations beginning at 11 a.m.; ages 4-6 and ages 7-9 will begin in separate areas at 11:30 a.m., while the egg hunt for children with disabilities will begin at 11:45 a.m. A downloadable map of the egg hunt areas will be provided in the coming days at   

Registration is not required for these hunts, but participants should come with baskets in hand ready to fill.

The following local businesses and organizations have generously contributed to the 2023 Wake Forest Easter Egg Hunt: Bumgarner and Martin Orthodontics, Skylift Garage Doors, Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines, The College at Southeastern, Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest, The Butcher’s Market, and Crossroads Fellowship.

In the event of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt may be relocated inside the Joyner Park Community Center, 701 Harris Road. Weather-related updates will be posted on the Town website, Nextdoor site, and Facebook page. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will also receive a push notification message concerning any schedule changes. To download the Town app, visit  

For more information about the 2023 Easter Egg Hunt, visit or contact Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources at 919-435-9560.

The Easter Egg Hunt is a Wake Forest Outdoors event. To view a complete listing of the Town’s warm weather events and activities, visit To receive email notifications concerning special events in Wake Forest, sign up for E-Notifier at   

E. Carroll Joyner Park