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Published on March 02, 2024
Arlington Springs Into Festive Season, Magical Evenings, Easter Hunts, and Commemorative Crafts AwaitSource: City of Arlington, Texas

Spring has sprung, and the Arlington Parks & Recreation Department is not holding back on this season's celebrations with a roster of events guaranteed to entertain families throughout March. Youngsters and their guardians can mark their calendars for a slew of activities including a night of enchantment, an underwater egg hunt, and a pint-sized party, all coming to local community centers.

Without missing a beat, the "100 Years of Magic in the Parks" event kicks off the March festivities. Scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, at the venerable Bob Duncan Center, which is marking its half-century milestone, this evening of amazement begins at 6 PM. Families will be treated to performances by a posse of magicians and illusionists, converged to celebrate an entire century of Arlington's lush parks system. "This is a FREE event featuring magicians, illusionists, artists, vendors, and more," according to the City of Arlington, Texas. Though the event itself is gratis, folks eager to attend are prompted to register in advance.

Dive into the Easter spirit early with the "Underwater EGGstravaganza" set for Friday, March 22 at the East Indoor Pool. For the second year running, kids of various age brackets have the opportunity to hunt for eggs submerged beneath the watery depths and snag a prize upon completion. All would-be aquatic adventurers looking to take the plunge must register beforehand and, if below 42 inches tall or in need of a flotation device, be accompanied by an adult swimmer.

For tots too tiny to tread water, the "EGGstravaganza Tot Party" at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center on March 28 is the perfect alternative. The little ones can enjoy egg hunts, crafts, and themed shenanigans during a come-and-go event starting at 10 AM. Again, registration is a must for these budding egg-sperts and their adult counterparts.

No spring celebration is complete without the obligatory seasonal snapshots. On March 30, families or couples can flock to East Library and Recreation Center for a photo op with the Easter Bunny, or choose from other festive backgrounds. "We will take plenty of digital photos, ensuring you find a shot that is worthy of being framed or posted online," promises the City of Arlington, Texas. One registration is required per family unit to capture these fleeting moments in time.

Rounding out the month's events is a crafting session where the community can construct a puzzle piece keepsake. The creative confab takes place on the same day as the photo session, March 30, at East Library and Recreation Center starting at 1 PM, commemorating 100 years of cherished memories under the umbrella of Arlington Parks and Recreation. Crafting aficionados should carry a family photo or unleash their inner artist to make a timeless treasure to honor this centennial landmark.