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Published on February 28, 2024
Chandler's 44th Annual Family Easter Celebration Set to Delight with Free Admission and Golden KarrotsSource: Google Street View

Chandler is gearing up for a family-focused Easter bash deemed a local tradition. The 44th Annual Family Easter Celebration is slated to take over Dr. A.J. Chandler Park: Stage Plaza on March 29, inviting families to join from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with no admission fee. Boasting a fun-filled evening, the event is a hallmark of Chandler's community festivities, as reported by Chandler's news center. Local residents anticipate the beloved 24 Karrot Trail, where kids up to nine can scour for candy-stuffed eggs, with a few lucky ones stumbling upon a "golden karrot" and winning a special prize, stated Toni Smith, City of Chandler, Marketing and Communications Manager. The trail runs concurrent with the event, or until its treasures are exhausted.

Complementary carnival games, inflatables, a prize wheel, and entertainment from local talent—akin to icing on the cake—round out the merrymaking, while the Easter Bunny poses for snapshots. Those with room for more can indulge in purchasable food, beverages, and merchandise. Meanwhile, the anticipation scores high, with every attending family able to participate in a raffle for a goody-stuffed Easter basket, to be drawn at precisely 7:40 p.m., necessitating the winner's presence.

Chandler's own feather in the cap is a chance for kids under nine to showcase their Easter-themed art. Participants need to grab a coloring page from a recreation facility or download it, then decorate it with their crayon or glitter arsenal. Creations must be submitted by March 25, with winners to be announced at the event, consequential in four age divisions.

The City of Chandler orchestrates this eggstravaganza in alliance with Waste Management, Chandler Lions Club, and Raising Cane. To make their way, guests are directed to park along the east of Arizona Avenue, between city garages on Chicago, Washington, Buffalo, and Boston streets. For any additional inquiries, Chandler's Special Events Line at 480-782-2735 can shore up any knowledge gaps or visit the event page. Toni Smith was penciled in as the event's media point of contact, reachable at 480-782-2701 for press queries.