With Easter quickly approaching, churches and businesses in the North Georgia area are preparing for a variety of different events that your family won't want to miss.
Here are some of the Easter events that are happening in or around Dawson County during the week leading up to Easter.
North Georgia Hair Cutters — 2375 Burnt Stand Road, Dawsonville
On Friday, April 2, North Georgia Hair Cutters will host its first “Bunny Hop” event. The event will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature a special appearance from the Easter Bunny, music, games, treats, giveaway prizes, craft stations and Easter eggs and candy.
For more information on North Georgia Hair Cutters’ “Bunny Hop” visit https://www.facebook.com/events/749766575671931.
K.A.R.E. for Kids community egg hunt at Veterans Memorial Park — 186 Recreation Road, Dawsonville
On Saturday, April 3, K.A.R.E. for Kids will host its community egg hunt at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawson County. The event begins at 11 a.m. with bouncy houses and vendors, and food will be available to purchase from the Dawson County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Club.
The Easter egg hunt will begin at 2 p.m., with nearly 40,000 eggs and prizes like stuffed animals, the hunt will be bigger than any other past year, according to K.A.R.E. for Kids staff.
Children in attendance will be split up by age group.For more information on the K.A.R.E. for Kids community egg hunt, click here.
Lighthouse Baptist Church — 329 Harmony Church Road, Dawsonville
On Easter Sunday, April 4, Lighthouse Baptist Church will host a waffle breakfast at 10 a.m. and a special service at 11 a.m. Following the service, the church will host a “Helicopter Candy Drop”, open to all children in the community.
For more information on Lighthouse Baptist Church’s Easter service and event visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1047177132442055.
EGG-stravaganza at Warbington Farms — 5555 Crow Road, Cumming
Both this weekend and Easter weekend, Warbington Farms in Cumming will host an “Egg-stravaganza” event for the community.
The farm will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and Saturday, April 3, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 28.
Egg hunts will happen at 11, 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. on March 27 and April 3, and at 1:30. and 3 p.m. on March 28.
Prize eggs will include coupons to the farm, free slushies and more. There will also be a photo area to take your own pictures, as well as character appearances by the Easter Bunny and several other well-known children’s characters.
Pricing for the event is $11 for kids and $5 for adults, and tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.
For more information on the event visit https://www.facebook.com/events/249577270109122/.
Vision Baptist Church of South Forsyth — 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming
On Friday, April 2, Vision Baptist Church of South Forsyth will host the South Forsyth Easter egg hunt. The event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will include egg hunts, games, music and a photo booth.
There will be several Easter egg hunts during the event, divided up by age group.
For more information on the egg hunt event visit https://www.facebook.com/events/256406516162883.
Special needs egg hunt at Central Park — 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming
On Saturday, April 3, Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will hold a special needs egg hunt at Central Park from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will include photos, games and prizes, as well as three egg hunts for three age groups, pre-K to 3rd grade, 4th to 8th grade, and high school and up.
The cost for the egg hunt is $5 per participant and families are welcome to join. Social distancing will be practiced during the event and participants are encouraged to wear masks.
For more information on the special needs egg hunt visit https://www.facebook.com/events/183263946706091/?active_tab=about.
New Hope United Methodist Church — 4815 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
On Saturday, April 3, New Hope United Methodist Church in Gainesville will host an Easter egg hunt and cookout. The event will include free food, an egg hunt, cookies and crafts, and will be open to everyone.For more information on New Hope UMC’s Easter event visit https://www.newhopeumc.org/events/easter-egg-hunt-and-cook-out/2021-04-03.