Find an Easter Egg hunt near you!

It turns out that the Easter Bunny brings big business to candy sellers. We're talking a few billion dollars in ales. A National Retail Federation Survey says Americans will spend about $2.2 billion this year on Easter candy. It breaks down to about $20 on average in the Midwest and $25 everywhere else.

Here are a few Easter facts to chow down on:

  • Nearly 120 million cards with be sent, exchanged, and given this Easter, which means it holds the fourth spot of the largest card-sending celebration in the U.S.
  • Americans buy more than 700 million MARSHMALLOW PEEPS during the Easter holiday, which makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
  • Besides chocolate, what other candy pops its head around the corner during Easter time? Jelly beans! An astounding 16 billion jelly beans are made exclusively for Easter. That's enough beans to fill a plastic egg the size of a nine story building!
  • In all, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter every year. And, when taking a bite into one of those millions of chocolate bunnies, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first, while 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.
  • A tradition since 1878, the Easter egg roll on the White House lawn turns the area into a massive playground for children from all over the country. Learn more about the history of the Easter Egg Roll here: White House Website: History of the White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • In medieval times, a festival of ‘egg-throwing' was held in church. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. When the clock struck 12, whoever held the egg, was the winner and got to keep the egg.

Here are some Easter related activities happening Easter weekend in the Inland Northwest:

Easter Eggstravaganza, Hayden

  • Free lunch, face painting, crafts, live music and at 12:15 p.m. is the Egg Hunt for grades five and younger. Lots of prizes to be given away including eight bikes.
  • Where: Fernan Elementary School, 520 N. 21st St., Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • City: Coeur d'Alene
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: (208) 699-1142
  • Email: office@pacc-id.net
  • Website: http://www.pacc-id.net/

Easter Eggstravaganza, Coeur d'Alene

  • 11 a.m., free lunch, face painting, crafts, live music and at noon is the Egg Hunt for grade four and younger. Lots of prizes to be given away including eight bikes.
  • Where: Prairie Avenue Christian Center, 3639 W. Prairie Ave., Hayden, Idaho
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: (208) 772-7541
  • Email: office@pacc-id.net
  • Website: http://www.pacc-id.net/

Easter Bunny, River Park Square

  • March 20-April 4. Visit with the Easter Bunny and pose for picture. Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Where: River Park Square, first floor Atrium, 808 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA
  • City: Spokane
  • Phone: (509) 456-3413
  • Website: http://www.riverparksquare.com/

Beck's Harvest House Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • Free family event and enjoy an egg hunt for children up to fifth grade, carnival games, prizes, inflatables, concessions and more.
  • When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Valley Real Life Ministries, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: (509) 232-0840
  • Email: sabbott@valleyreallife.org
  • Website: http://www.myvrl.org/

Easter Egg Hunts

  • Saturday, April 4th, 11:30 a.m. All ages welcome at both Easter egg hunts.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • City: Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone: (208) 765-8800
  • Website: http://www.cumccda.org/

Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • A fun egg hunt targeted at children up to sixth grade.
  • When: 2 p.m.
  • Where: Starr Road Baptist Church, 4720 N. Starr Road, Otis Orchards
  • City: Otis Orchards-East Farms
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: (509) 226-0544
  • Email: secsrbc1@gmail.com

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