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Easter is almost here, and that means sightings of the Easter Bunny are on the rise in Maryland. Check out these local events where kids can not only meet the famous rabbit, but also take a turn at egg dyeing fun, join in an Easter egg hunt, have breakfast with the Easter Bunny and enjoy even more fun at a spring or Easter festival.

Our roundups of Earth Day activities and our list of Spring fairs and festivals, will be updated soon, too.

Always call ahead or check the event website before attending an event.

Updated February 2016

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Easter Bunny at Arundel Mills
March 4-26. Photos with the Easter Bunny. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Arundel Mills, Hanover. simon.com

Easter Bunny at Westfield Annapolis Mall
March 4-26. Photos with the Easter Bunny. Mon.-Sat. 10am-9pm with breaks from 2-3pm and 6-7pm; Sun., 11am-6pm with break at 2-3pm. Westfield Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. westfield.com

Arundel Mills' Caring Bunny™ event
March 13. Event for children with special needs. Mall officials will reduce sensory triggers to create a more comforting environment for children visiting with the Easter Bunny. 9-10:30am. Arundel Mills, Hanover. simon.com

Y Spring Eggstravaganza
March 19. Family egg hunt, crafts and more. $5-10. Times and activities vary by location. Greater Annapolis Family Center Y, Dancel Family Center Y. ymaryland.org

Easter Egg Festival
March 19. Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts and more. $5. Noon-4pm. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. stmarysmd.com/recreate/easter

Eggstravaganza!
March 19, 25, 26. Egg hunt, egg roll contest, games and crafts. Bring one basket, spoon, and hard-boiled egg per child. $5-10. 10am-noon. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, Washington, D.C. 202-965-0400, tudorplace.org

Easter Egg Hunt & Animal Tour
March 19. Tour the Hammond-Harwood House, then take part in an Easter Egg hunt and crafts. $10-15. 2pm. Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis. 410-263-4683 x12, hammondharwoodhouse.org/easter-egg-hunt-animal-tour

Flashlight Egg Hunt
March 19. Use night vision and a flashlight to find hidden eggs. Hunt for children ages 5-12 is from 7:30-8:30pm. Expert hunt for ages 10 and up from 8-9pm. $3-5. Lake Roland, Baltimore. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spring Egg Hunt
March 20. Egg hunt, crafts and more. Ages 2-10. Registration required. $7-10. 3pm. North Laurel Community Center, Laurel. 410-313-0459, howardcountymd.gov/nlcc.htm

Natural Egg Dyeing
March 20. Bring your own hard boiled eggs to celebrate the ancient tradition of egg decorating. Use natural materials to craft eggs in several styles. $2-3. 2-4pm. Lake Roland, Baltimore. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8th Annual PEEPshow
March 25-April 6. Wacky marshmallow masterpieces created by local artists, families, businesses, and community groups. 10am-7pm.Carroll Arts Center, Westminster. carrollcountyartscouncil.org/aa_peepshow.asp

Easter Weekend Cruises
March 27. Buffet, DJ entertainment, dancing and more. $36.95-54.90. 10:30am and 1:30pm. Spirit Cruises, Baltimore, Inner Harbor. spiritcruises.com

Peeps: Giving their All for Science
March 31. Bring in unwanted Peeps for science fun. Free. 6:30pm. Linthicum Community Library. 410-222-6265, aacpl.net/location/linthicum

Eggcellent Eggs
March 24. Experiment with various ways to decorate boiled eggs. Ages 5-10. Registration required. Free. 4:30pm. Howard County Library Glenwood Branch, Cooksville. 410-313-5577, hclibrary.org/locations/glenwood-branch

Easter Sunrise Service on Miles River
March 27. Service coordinated and led by a number of St. Michaels area churches. Free. 6:30am. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. cbmm.org

Hopping for a Cure! 5K and 10K
April 2. 5K and 10K race to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $35-40. 8am. Under the Kent Narrows Bridge, Chester. facebook.com/Hopping-for-a-Cure-5k-and-10k-284320128389422/

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