Hoppy Easter from the North Coast

By Ann Powers | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It’s that time of year in the Pacific Northwest when instead of hunting for glass floats, seashells and hidden treasure along our shoreline, folks turn their attention to uncovering brightly decorated Easter eggs, candy and other spring-themed surprises.

Let’s start on the Washington side . . . .

Beach Barons’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your own basket and join the Beach Barons’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Festivities include light refreshments, hot dogs, cookies, prizes and a plush toy for each participant. The free event is being held at Beach Barons’ Field in Ocean Park.

Long Beach Elks #1937 Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Hop on over to meet the Easter Bunny at Veterans Field for the Long Beach Elks #1937 Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Veterans Field is located on 3rd Street SE in downtown Long Beach, Washington. The event is free and so are the hot dogs and sodas following the event at the Elks Lodge, 110 Pacific Avenue North.

 

Photo courtesy of Long Beach Elks Lodge

On the Oregon side . . . .

Seaside Annual Egg Hunt and Aquatic Treasure Drive
With about 6,000 Easter Eggs lying in wait, everyone goes home a winner from the Seaside Annual Egg Hunt in Broadway Park on Saturday, April 20. The Easter Bunny will be on hand at 10 a.m. for visits and photos. The free egg hunt is at 10:30 a.m. for the youngest age group and older kids follow. One lucky hunter in each age group will find an egg containing a golden ticket for the prized Easter basket. Broadway Park is located at 1300 Broadway Street in Seaside.

The Aquatic Treasure Dive features fun and games at Sunset Pool, 1140 Broadway Street. Cost is $2 and begins at 1 p.m. for ages 7 to 9. Ages 10 to 17 start at 1:45 p.m. The Sunset Pool is part of Sunset Empires Parks and Recreation District, located at 1140 Broadway Street.

Manzanita Hat/Bonnet Contest and Easter Egg Hunt
In words sung by Judy Garland, if you, "could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet with all its frills upon it– then you should definitely enter it in the Hat/Bonnet Contest and Easter Egg Hunt at Rex Camp Field on Saturday, April 20. The Hat/Bonnet Contest starts at 10:30 a.m. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance. Contact Kiley Konruff at (503) 812-7579 or kkonruff@gmail.com.

Rockaway Beach Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt
The Easter Bunny will be arriving by train at the Rockaway Beach Wayside to launch and the town’s annual Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt. The Easter Bunny rolls in at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The egg hunt is at 12 p.m. at Phyllis Baker Park. The scavenger hunt runs from 12 to 4 p.m. and winners will be announced at Grumpy’s Café, 202 North Highway 101, at 4:30.  There will also be crafts and games from 1 to 4 p.m. Call (503) 355-2291.

Tillamook Eagles Lodge #2144 Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny will be bright-eyed and bushy tailed for the Tillamook Eagles Lodge #2144 annual egg hunt starting at 8 a.m. at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Saturday, April 20. Organizers say there will be hundreds of eggs filled with candy and prizes waiting to be discovered during the early morning egg exploration. Call (503) 842-4101 for more information. 

Tillamook Air Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Tillamook Air Museum has a few different hunts happening on April 20. The first is from 10 to 11 a.m. for younger kids. Older children take part from 1 to 2 p.m. There will also be Easter egg hunts for youngsters with special needs in each group. The Easter Bunny will be there to join in the festivities and help kids find the approximate 3,000 eggs filled with surprises inside the museum’s hanger at 6030 Hangar Road in Tillamook. Call (503) 842-1130.

Photo courtesy of Tillamook Elks Lodge

Tillamook Elks Lodge #1437 Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, April 20, more than 1,400 eggs filled with candy, coupons and cash will be in hiding at the Tillamook Elks RV Park – just south of Tillamook on U.S. Highway 101. Kids will be divided up into age groups, and the festivities start at 12 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for meet and greets and photos. Call (503) 842-6623.

Tillamook Moose Lodge Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt
It’s a total Easter extravaganza for Tillamook’s Royal Order of Moose this year. On Saturday, April 20, there will egg coloring, a potluck and a pool tournament starting at 2 p.m. On Sunday, April 21 they will be hosting an Easter breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. An Easter egg hunt follows at 1:30 p.m. in the back courtyard of the Moose Lodge at 1706 2nd Street. For more information call (503) 842-2862.

Photo credits to Nestucca Valley Lion's Club

Nestucca Valley Lion's Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny and local firefighters will help the Nestucca Valley Lions Club with its annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Nestucca High School football field on Saturday, April 20. Kids can get photos with the Easter Bunny and explore a RFPD Fire Engine at 9 a.m. The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. Raffle tickets can be purchased in Pacific City at the Oregon Coast Bank, at the Kiawanda Community Center and during the event for a drawing. Call (541) 227-9411.

About the Author Ann Powers
Ann Powers is a reporter and writer who has lived and worked on the Oregon Coast. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison and currently working on her master's degree in multimedia journalism at the University of Oregon's Portland campus. Originally from Wisconsin, she now calls Oregon home, describing it as, "the Midwest of the Pacific Northwest," due to its dairy-state status, beautiful environment and friendly people.