At long last…spring if finally here!

And we don’t mean spring on the calendar. No, we mean springlike temperature, the sun is out, gentle southern breeze—that spring.

Just in time for Easter, it appears. Good thing, because there are so many Easter Egg hunts on the Outer Banks that we can’t list them all.

There are three, though that we think should be pretty special.

Kitty Hawk Kites has been giving the world their Fly Into Spring And Easter Eggstravaganza for more years than we can count. It’s a little bit of a kite festival, but mostly its a giant Easter Egg hunt at the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing store. The Easter Bunny is always on hand and it’s pretty organized so little kids and bigger kids aren’t competing for eggs agains one another.

The Town of Duck Merchants Association has a different take on hiding their eggs. Or maybe not hiding. The eggs are in the stores. The more stores visited, the more eggs.

Our favorite, though, might be at the Roanoke Island Aquarium. In keeping with their mission, the Aquarium offers a Sea Turtle Egg Hunt.

This is really a lot more than just a hunt for Easter Eggs. There’s a program that includes coming face to face with loggerhead turtle—the loggerhead is in a tank and the children are outside—and there are some pretty cool crafts that the children make to take home. Then they go outside and see how many Easter Eggs they can find. 

There is a fee for that one, but sounds like it’s worth it.