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Candy, Crafts, Easter Bunny will be at Peoria’s Annual Egg Hunt

Post Date:03/13/2018

A variety of family-friendly activities will be available at Peoria’s 42nd Annual Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31 at the Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave.

Celebrate Easter and the spring season with candy hunts – with 1,050 pounds of candy – petting zoo, crafts, entertainment, pony rides, face painting, a balloon artist, inflatables, carnival games and more. The Peoria Cove, the sports complex’s interactive playground for kids, will be open as well. In addition, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos.

The candy hunt times take place by age group and include a hunt time geared for participants with disabilities.


Age 1 – 8:20 a.m.                             Age 5 – 9:50 a.m.

Age 2 – 8:45 a.m.                             Age 6 – 10:10 a.m.

Age 3 – 9:10 a.m.                             Ages 7 and 8 – 10:25 a.m.

Age 4 – 9:30 a.m.                            Ages 9 and 10 – 10:40 a.m.

                                                             Individuals with Disabilities – 11 a.m.


Admission and parking are free when you bring canned food, which benefits the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance. Some activities require a wristband for a nominal fee. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

In 1976, Dolly Sanchez wanted an event to allow all children in Peoria the opportunity to enjoy an Easter egg hunt. Today, thanks to Dolly’s vision, and a lot of time and energy from the Sanchez family and the city, the Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt is one of the largest events of its kind in Arizona.

For more information, visit or call 623-773-7137.