The event, hosted jointly by Auburn Parks and Recreation and Wells Fargo Bank, will take place from 10:30 a.m.to noon on Saturday at Kiesel Park, Auburn's largest park.
More than 15,000 Easter eggs will be dropped by helicopter onto the football field at Coral Springs High School starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The service, with a children's program and singing and music by local musicians, will begin at 11 a.m., sharp in the Wildflower Pavilion, with the Easter egg hunt to follow.
At about 10:45 a.m., the crowd gathered around the field where hundreds of Easter eggs were still protected from the reach of children.
"It's nice to celebrate and you can have egg hunts, and also the Easter Bunny comes", Hope added.
More than 3,000 eggs with candy will be in Mayfair Park in Denver for kids to uncover. "This is my sixth one".
"My kids are extremely happy to be here, and to be able to pay and interact with thousands of other kids their age make me happy for them", Wilson said.
"It's fun, she's having fun".
After the egg hunt was over, Cheyenne Young, 7, of Martinsville, said the Easter bunny and the eggs she collected were her favorite parts of the event.
"I like it that they separated by age (group)". "It's got to be a long time", he said. From 6 to 9 p.m. kids can have dinner, do some crafts, egg hunt, and have an egg race...and parents can head out for their own fun.
Among the throng who raced out onto the field in search of were nine-year-olds Kelsey Ellacott and Hope Lenardon, who said the hunt has always been a tradition in their families. "The whole family is out there". The other eggs will also contain other prizes like school supplies and sweets.
"I like that I get to see my sister enjoy it and I like getting candy and the eggs and stuff, "says Attendee Damien Woods".