It is never too early to start planning for Easter.

Families in London; Maincy, France; and Coconut Creek, Fla.; have, in fact, been prepping for the day of hunting eggs at the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, the Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte and Eggstravaganza, respectively, since last year.

Chattanooga is home to its own egg-errific celebration: the annual Easter at Coolidge Community Egg Hunt.


Hosted by Stuart Heights Baptist Church, the event is now in its fifth year and provides both faith-based and family -friendly activities on Sunday, March 31.

At the strike of 9 a.m., the running of the children-11 years old and younger-will begin, in search of the 100,000 eggs hidden throughout Coolidge Park.

Senior Pastor Gary Jared will lead an open-air service. The church’s portable baptistery will also be available on-site.

The rest of the day’s program includes face painters and storytellers, free coffee and Julie Darling Donuts, and free family photos for the first 500 families.

Coolidge Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and is located at 150 River St.