KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Easter is this Sunday, April 5, and many East Tennessee communities and organizations have planned events on the holiday and the days surrounding it.
Friday, April 3:
RIO Revolution Church, 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville, is holding a Light the Night Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night.
Over 15 different churches will participate in a joint Good Friday Service at 7:00 p.m. at Circle Assembly on Rutledge Pike. Pastor John Lawson, will lead joint musical presentations. The service will include joint musical presentations. Everyone is invited to attend this community worship event.
Saturday, April 4:
The New Market Fire Department is holding its annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt. The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. Lineups start at 10 a.m. on W. Old Andrew Johnson Highway in front of Lost Creek Golf Course. The route continues to the New Market Volunteer Fire Department. Grand Marshal will be Bobby Brantley, star of reality TV show “Lizard Lick Towing.”
The 19th annual Star 102.1 Bunny Trail is being held at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids 12 and under can walk the Bunny Trail, collecting free candy at each stop. The first 300 kids get free Bunny Trail bags from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Kids can also have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, take part in raffles to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and more.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Holston River Park, hosted by the Knoxville and East Tennessee Dog Social Meet Up Group. Dog owners and their pets can come to the park for a pet-friendly Easter event starting at 11 a.m.
Friendly Farm in Blount County will host an Easter egg hunt beginning at 11 a.m. Events include an Easter egg hunts for children, children’s crafts, children’s music and storytelling. Admission and directions are available on their website.
The annual Lenoir City Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Lenoir City Park at 1 p.m. Children can have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. Admission is free. Please bring a basket for your eggs.
RiverView Family Farm, 12120 Prater Lane in West Knox County is also hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Admission is $9 for children ages 2 and up.
New Harvest Church of God will host their annual Easter Cross Walk at 11:00 a.m. The walk starts at the corner of Old Rutledge Pike and Rutledge Pike. A cross will be carried 3.5 miles to commemorate Jesus.
Sunday, April 5:
Ober Gatlinburg is hosting its 18th annual Eastern Sunrise Service. Visitors gather for a mountain top worship service at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, led by local pastors of the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. The offering will be used by the association to help those in need. Ober will provide free tram rides to the mountain top beginning at 5:30 a.m. and continuing at 15 minute intervals. For additional information, visit their website.
The Easter Bunny will be at The Christmas Place, 119 Christmas Tree Lane, all day on Sunday.
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