The Southeast Easter Egg Event is Saturday

It will be a huge weekend as thousands descend on Southeast Park, the Southeast Branch Library, and the Southeast Community Center for the annual Easter Egg Event.

The Saturday schedule is:

  • 10:00 am         Gates open!
    Ice Cream & Juice Giveaways announced at the
    stage
  • 10:00 am         Stage program begins with live entertainment
  • 10:30 am         Kindergarten Egg Hunt
    —Parents cannot accompany children
  • 10:45 am         Stage Event
  • 11:15 am          Birth to 4 years old Egg Hunt
  • 11:30 am         Stage Event
  • 12:00 pm        1st and 2nd grade Egg Hunt
    —Parents cannot accompany children
  • 12:15 pm         Stage Event

    12:45 pm         3rd and 4th grade Egg Hunt
    —Parents cannot accompany children

  • 1:00 pm          Stage Event
  • 1:30 pm           Special Needs Egg Hunt
    —Parents must accompany children

    1:30 pm           Entertainment on stage

The event ends at 2 p.m.

Lead organizer Lorinda Hale and her tireless committee are prepared to deliver a “bigger and better than ever” event.

Winners of a youth art show will be announced and their work displayed in the library. The show is sponsored by Jerry’s Artorama and the winning entries will be professionally framed by EAZE Custom Framing.

Easter Bunny, Doc McStuffins and several of their friends will be wandering the grounds entertaining children. There will also be live acts on stage and a visit from Mayor Megan Barry. There will also be a bazaar with all sorts of vendors and booths on the event grounds and in the community center.

There will also be face painting, an inflatable playground sponsored by Nelson Mazda of Antioch, free ice cream and drinks for the kids.

This is the first year the event has had a presenting sponsor, according to Hale. Jack Byrd III, who lives in Southeast Nashville and owns a locally grown business here in Southeast Nashville is excited to be backing the event.

The more than 500 prizes include Leap Pads, tablets, bikes, and all manner of games and toys.

Last year, attendance was about 8,000.