Dolly Sanchez Easter Egg Hunt

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8 a.m. - Noon, Saturday, April 20, 2019
Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave.

Enjoy a great event full of family fun and the chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny!
Held annually the Saturday before Easter, this event offers something for everyone.
There are candy hunts for eight different age groups and one for individuals with disabilities.

Download Easter Program 2019 (PDF)

Highlights of the event include pony rides, make & take crafts, carnival games, fun inflatables, rides and much more! 

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

Check out the program listing times and activities for all the fun!

Candy Hunt Times:

  • Age 1 - 8:20 a.m.
  • Age 2 - 8:45 a.m.
  • Age 3 - 9:10 a.m.
  • Age 4 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Age 5 - 9:50 a.m.
  • Age 6 - 10:10 a.m.
  • Ages 7-8 - 10:25 a.m.
  • Ages 9-10 - 10:40 a.m.
  • Individuals with Disabilities - 11 a.m.

How the Easter Egg Hunt Began

The Easter Egg Hunts were initiated in 1976 by Dolly Sanchez, who was a member of the Peoria Community Action Program and Parks and Recreation Board. Because of the success of the hunts, coupled with the city’s growth, the Peoria Community Services Department/Special Events was asked to help in 1983. Thus, a 30 year partnership has developed to improve and expand this fun-filled family event. Through the years, the Easter Egg Hunts have expanded from one park, Varney, to seven neighborhood parks, and finally in 1994 to the Peoria sports Complex. The hunts have experienced steady growth since its conception in 1976.

The Sanchez family remains an integral part of the Easter Egg Hunts and the community. The Community Action Program continues to assist the families of Peoria and is located in the Peoria Community Center.

Sanchez Family Photo
The Sanchez Family pose for the camera at the Peoria Sports Complex


Thanks to our sponsors!

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Bill Moss, Special Events Supervisor
623-773-7133-direct  |  623-773-7180-fax  

Tonia Edmundson, Special Events Coordinator
623-773-7764-direct  |  623-773-7180-fax

Andrea Collica, Special Events Coordinator
623-773-7244-direct  |  623-773-7180-fax

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