It is almost Easter and that means it is time for egg hunts and other Easter-themed fun for families. This week in Texoma, there will be plenty of opportunities for families to get in the spring spirit with these events. Here are five happenings to help get you into the Easter spirit.
Visit Sherman and Denison Friday or Saturday to take part in Easter-themed events. There will be a flashlight egg hunt at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Pecan Grove Park in Sherman and the city’s annual “Eggstravaganza” will take place starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Park in Sherman. Both events are free. Pre-registration for the flashlight hunt can be done at http://www.ShermanParks.com/Event/Flashlight-Egg-Hunt/. On Saturday, Eisenhower Birthplace will have its annual Easter event at the site in Denison. The event is slated to start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be surprises, an egg roll and crafts. For more information, visit http://www.VisitEisenhowerBirthplace.com.
2. Earth Day
Rain or shine, the Texoma Earth Day Festival will be held Saturday on the grounds of the Sherman Municipal Building. The event will start at 9 a.m. and will include a recycled art show, presentations on recycling and shredding, children’s events, a drug take-back event and a fashion show. For the complete list of events and more information, visit http://www.EarthDayTexoma.org.
3. Craft beers
The annual Sherman event “Craft the Night Away” will be held Saturday in downtown. The event is set to start at 5 p.m. and expected to end at 9 p.m. There will be more than 30 brewery, cider and ale companies at the event. Live music and food trucks will be on site as well. For more information and ticket pricing, visit http://www.DowntownSherman.com/Event/Craft-the-Night-Away/.
4. Local history
Visit Van Alstyne Saturday to learn about the “Voices of Van Alstyne Past.” The history tour will be held at the cemetery located at 177 E. Jefferson Street in Van Alstyne. The tours will be held from 1-6 p.m. and a ticket is $10. Tours are expected to take place every 30 minutes. In case of inclement weather, the tours will be postponed until April 27. For more information and updates about weather changes, visit http://www.Facebook.com/VAHistoricalSociety.
5. Crawfish and more
The city of Celina will host its 7th annual Cajun Festival this weekend. Visitors will have a chance to learn the history of Celina during the event, which is themed, “Get Your Bugburn On.” The free festival will be held from noon to 10 p.m. in downtown. There will be a crawfish boil, Cajun music, an alligator show and shopping. For more information, visit http://www.Celina-tx.gov/CajunFest.