Community Egg Drop

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Website: http://communityeggdrop.com/ 

Cost: Free for egg hunts; $5 for unlimited rides and inflatables

Times: 10 am to 5 pm, usually the last Saturday before Easter. In 2014, it’s on April 19.

Location: Sprayberry High School football field, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066

Kelly’s Comments: The Community Egg Drop has gotten bigger and bigger each year (last year’s attendance topped 22,000!). With hunts organized by age group, and a helicopter that flies over and drops thousands of eggs from the sky, toddlers through elementary-aged children are sure to be impressed. Hey, it’s pretty cool for the adults too (we all wish we were the ones in the helicopter, right!?). Besides the great grab bags, which usually include coupons and freebies from local merchants, there are a variety of inflatables, slides, carnival-style games, and door prizes. Enjoy free pictures and high-fives with the Easter Bunny, the Chik-Fil-A Cow and the Zaxby’s Chicken.

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East Cobber Parade

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Websitehttp://www.eastcobber.com/parade

Cost: Free

Times: Usually mid-September. The 2013 parade is on 9/21 at 10 am.

Location:  Parade travels one mile south from Princeton Lakes Drive to Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068

Kelly’s Comments: Read more about the 2013 parade at the following link: http://www.eastcobber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013-Media-Kit_ParadeFestival.pdf. The parade features local school children (and teachers), marching bands, civic organizations, businesses, and East Cobb houses of worship. There’s plenty of candy thrown to onlookers!