Easter events around Gwinnett

If you don't have any Easter plans yet or can't decide where to go, here's a snapshot of some Easter egg hunts, sunrise services and a passion play for you and your family to experience in Gwinnett. Know of any others? Leave a comment below.

-- Complied by Staff Writer Meghan Kotowski and Staff Intern Geoff Smith


April 1

Caring Bunny is visiting special needs children at two Gwinnett malls, but parents have made prior reservations

When: 9 to 11 a.m. today

Where: Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth and Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford

Cost: Prices vary for photos

For more information: www.abilitypath.org

City of Duluth's holds its 19th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza with an egg hunt, face painting and coloring contest

When: 2 to 5 p.m. today

Where: Rogers Bridge Park, 4000 Rogers Bridge Road, Duluth

Cost: Free

For more information: www.duluthga.net

April 6

Snellville's Centerville Community Center hosts a free Easter "eggstravaganza"

When: 10 a.m. to noon, April 6

Where: Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville

Cost: Free

For more information: call 770-985-4713

April 7

Try your luck finding the golden egg at Lake Lanier's Golden Egg Hunt

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7

Where: Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, BufordCost: $10 per car entry fee

For more information: www.lakelanierislands.com, 770-423-1330 or billwatson@jrmmanagement.com

The Mall of Georgia is hosting a Kidgits Club Easter Egg Hunt throughout the Village

When: 8:30 a.m. April 7

Where: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford

Cost: Free

For more information: www.simon.com

Malibu Grand Prix holds an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and younger

When: 11:30 a.m. (5 and younger) and 1:30 p.m. (6 to 12) April 7

Where: Malibu Grand Prix, 5400 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross

Cost: Free

For more information: www.malibugrandprix.com or 770-416-7630

Resurrection Baptist Church has an Easter Egg Hunt, plus face painting, egg dying, the Easter Bunny and food

When: 1 p.m. April 7

Where: Resurrection Baptist Church, 665 Beaver Ruin Road, Lilburn

Cost: Free

For more information: call 770-330-2438

Underwater Egg Hunt is just how it sounds -- searching for eggs at the Bethesda Park Aquatic Center

When: 11 a.m. April 7

Where: Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

Cost: $6 per person for Gwinnett residents, $12 per person for non-Gwinnett residents

For more information: call 678-924-6334 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com

The city of Norcross hosts an Easter Egg Hunt with candy and prizes. The Easter bunny is also making a guest appearance for photos

When: 10 to 11 a.m. April 7

Where: Rossie Brundage Park, 350 Autry St., Norcross

Cost: Free

For more information: www.norcrossga.net

The 5th Annual Springfest and Easter Egg Hunt in Auburn boasts contests, games and -- of course -- the hunt

When: Noon to 4 p.m. April 7

Where: James Shackelford Memorial Park, 1369 Fourth Ave., Auburn

Cost: Free

For more information: www.cityofauburn-ga.org

April 8

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt for adults and kiddies at Buford's Bona Allen Mansion

When: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8

Where: House of Kairos -- Bona Allen Mansion, 395 E. Main St., Buford

Cost: $12.50 to $25

For more information: call 770-271-7637


April 1

Norcross Presbyterian Players presents the passion play, "No Name in the Street" by Edward Murch

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Norcross Presbyterian Church, 3324 Medlock Bridge Road, Norcross

Cost: Free

For more information: call 770-448-7744

April 8

Stone Mountain Park holds its 68th Annual Easter Sunrise Service

When: 7 a.m. April 8, but allow extra time for large crowd. Gates open at 4 a.m.

Where: On the top of Stone Mountain and on Memorial Lawn in park,

Cost: $10 per vehicle, church vans and buses enter free. Round-trip Skyride fees are $9 for adults and $7 for children (ages 3 to 11) and $5.50 one-way. There are no fees for the walk-up trail to the top of the mountain.

For more information: festivals.stonemountainpark.com

Shadowbrook Baptist Church hosts an interdenominational Easter sunrise service in Suwanee

When: 6:30 a.m. April 8

Where: Town Center Park, at the intersection of Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suwanee

Cost: Free

For more information: www.shadowbrookchurch.org or contact Bobby Linkous at blinkous@shadowbrookchurch.org or 770-945-1524

Buford First United Methodist Church is holding an Easter Sunrise Worship at Coolray Field

When: 6:30 a.m. April 8

Where: Coolray Field, One Braves Ave., Lawrenceville

Cost: Free

For more information: bufordfirstumc.org

First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville has a sunrise service at its campgrounds

When: 7 a.m. April 8

Where: Campground, 700 Braselton Highway, Lawrenceville

Cost: Free

For more information: fumclv.org