Easter-time weather in Arizona is about as close to perfect as we come throughout the year. Breakfast or dinner on our patios becomes the norm, and all manner of outdoor living—walking and hiking, golf, tennis, pickle ball, and maybe the very best of all, sun rise and sunsets are at their glorious best.
Two of Fountain Hills longest-standing traditions, (the free and often comical “Eggstravaganza” and the non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service in Fountain Park), are just a few of the ways we celebrate Easter with our friends and family.
More than15,000 plastic eggs stuffed with goodies are spread out over two baseball fields in Golden Eagle Park. The scramble for eggs is divided by age group, with toddlers/3 yr. olds in one field, and the older kids in the other. Kids must be 7 yrs. and younger to participate, must be accompanied by an adult, and must bring his or her own basket.
The actual chase for the eggs is slated for 9-10 a.m., but if you are bringing children to participate, you need to be parked and on the field by 8:45—the race for the eggs is fast and furious, and it is all over in about 10 minutes! The Fountain Hills Fire Department will have trucks on hand for the kids to explore, and Noon Kiwanis will be serving breakfast. Yummmmm.
Saturday, March 26, 8:45 a.m.
Golden Eagle Park, 15900 E. Golden Eagle Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Easter Sunrise Service In Fountain Park
Don’t miss the breath-taking event on Easter Morning. The annual non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service is held in Fountain Park. This celebration draws from across the Valley, so bring a chair and a blanket, as it will be a bit nippy.
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 6:00 a.m. (but come early so you don’t miss a thing: Sunrise will be about 6:20)
Fountain Park Performance Pavilion, corner of Saguaro Blvd and Palisades
Easter Brunches Are Sumptuous in Fountain Hills
For many families and their friends, Easter Brunch is a treasured tradition. In Fountain Hills, we have a number of elegant brunch venues, each with its own flair, and all providing a wonderful backdrop for treasured family photo opportunities.
Call ahead for reservations, as these popular locations book early.
Copperwynd Resort and Club
13225 N Eagle Ridge Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; 480-333-1900
Desert Canyon Golf Club
10440 N Indian Wells Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; 480-837-1173
Eagle Mountain Golf Club
14915 Eagle Mountain Pkwy, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; 480-816-1234
Sunridge Canyon Golf Club
13100 Sunridge Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268; 480-837-5100