Celebrate Good Friday, Easter Sunday & more with these 8 Austin-area events

There are several Easter events happening in The Woodlands area in late March.

There are several Easter events happening in The Woodlands area in late March.

With Good Friday and Easter Sunday just a few days away check out these eight events happening across Central Texas:

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt and Movie in the Park
Thursday, April 13
Children can fill their baskets with eggs, candy and prizes during hunts held after the sun sets. Special gold eggs can be redeemed for extra prizes. Tickets are available for pre-sale only.

6:30-10:30 p.m. $4 (per hunter). Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-5540. www.roundrockrecreation.com




Good Friday Pilgrimage
Friday, April 14
The Schoenstatt Movement will host the fifth annual 9-mile pilgrimage to two holy sites in Austin in celebration of Good Friday.

The pilgrimage will take begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral and head to The Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt in West Austin. Pilgrims will gather at 12:30pm at the steps of St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Austin, for a send off blessing from Bishop Joe Vasquez and depart for the Marian Shrine at 1:00pm

The group will pass through the streets of downtown Austin and feature stops for meditation along the way for reenactments of the Way of the Cross by various students in character. The pilgrimage will conclude at the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt in West Austin with Good Friday liturgy at 7:00pm.

For more information, visit: www.schoenstatt.us or www.facebook.com/SchoenstattAustin




Annual Good Friday Fundraiser Friday
Friday, April 14
The McDonald’s restaurants throughout Central Texas will partner with the 100 Club of Central Texas to raise funds that help families of fallen and critically injured first responders, K-9, Mounted Unit memorials and scholarships for active duty first responders.

First responders will be at area McDonald’s locations during the fundraising hours to thank customers for showing their support for the cause.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Various McDonald's locations throughout Central Texas.
www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us.html

Egg hunt and picnic
Saturday, April 15
Georgetown Church of the Nazarene is hosting an Easter Outreach Egg hunt and picnic and invites the community to attend.

The event includes inflatable bounce houses, hayrides,  face painting, games and food. The church said the easter egg hunt will be divided up by age groups.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Georgetown Church of the Nazarene, 4051 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-0303. www.gcnaz.org

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15
Buda’s 11th annual event features an egg hunt divided by age groups, inflatable amusements, face painting, trackless train rides, a petting zoo and photos with the Easter bunny.

9-11:30 a.m. Free. Buda Sportsplex, Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda. 512-295-7170. www.ci.buda.tx.us

Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15
Anderson Mill Baptist Church offers Easter Egg Hunts for children age 11 and younger in different age groups, bounce houses and a raffle drawing.

10 a.m.- noon. Free. Harper Park, 11008-11098 Lake Creek Parkway, Austin. 512-258-5843. www.ambcaustin.org. 

Easter Egg Hunt and Party for the Animals
Saturday, April 15
Austin Animal Center will host its second annual Easter Egg hunt for homeless pets.

The event will include:

  • A ‘tiny tots’ egg hunt for the shelter’s littlest dogs, starting at 11 a.m.

  • Medium and large dogs and puppies egg hunt starting at noon

  • Fee-waived adoptions on all dogs and puppies

  • Bunny rabbit petting station for kids and families

  • Treat-feeding and craft-making for kids and adults of all ages

  • Volunteer dog walking and cat enrichment for the public


People attending are invited to bring any type of treats or toys for cats, dogs or rabbits, including fresh vegetables for bunnies.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop Bldg. A,  Austin. 512-978-0500.www.austintexas.gov/department/aac

Easter service and helicopter egg drop
Sunday, April 16
Great Hills Baptist Church is inviting the public to attend a Sunday morning service with worship, an Easter message and a helicopter egg drop and egg hunt for the kids. The event will also include plus door prizes and giveaways that you can register for in the worship service.

10 a.m.-noon. Free. Great Hills Baptist Church, 10500 Jollyville Road, Austin. 512-343-7763. www.ghbc.org/event/easter



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