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Eggstravaganza

 

Due to COVID-19, the Takoma Park Recreation Department will again offer an alternative to our traditional Egg Hunt. We will host our “Eggstravaganza Event” again this year.  The Eggstravaganza will provide a fun outing for families and you may visit a place you have never been to before.

Get your baskets and map ready to solve clues. Determine the local businesses based on the clue, stop by and say the magic words to store staff “Hippity Hop”. You will get an egg filled with treats. Businesses are all around town and in some cases right outside the City limits. Some eggs have a special note inside, so don’t wait to open them!

Important Notes

  • This is not a race so no need to zip around town, instead stay and grab something to eat, shop a good sale etc.
  • Please obey all transportation/parking laws.
  • Also please follow the particular business established COVID procedures.

Details

Date:    Friday and Saturday, April 15 & 16 rain or shine

Time:    12:00 – 3:00 pm each day

Ages:    2-8 years old with parent participation

Cost:    Free

 

 

Answers are posted here in case you need to verify some of your answers.

Clues

Use the below clues as a family to find the next location! Each location will have an egg in their window with the Recreation Department logo to signify their participation.  If you are stumped click on the image above for the answers. Each different row is a different business.

Don’t forget to bring your basket for the eggs!

Ward 1
One stop shop, unique and affordable. Come into this house-like store for something adorable!
April showers, bring May….
This employee owned “helpful place” is full of staff who care. Whether you need to fix a leaky faucet or a window screen repair, you’ll find everything you need there!
Similar to the Dupont Circle original store, this is a great place to grab a quick birthday gift, housewarming or holiday treat. 
There’s so much here to eat, tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas too. Appreciate a nice day on the patio and enjoying the view.
Above from Mark’s Kitchen, these amazing scents will surely get some recognition.
Toys all over. Come make a purchase and you’ll be the new owner!
Ward 3
Where in Takoma Park can you go to loaf around? 
Natural foods cooperative business owned by our friends and neighbors. We promote healthy living by offering wholesome foods!
When you feel like life has you in a bind, Take a trip here to relax and unwind.
Ward 6
At Takoma-Langley Crossroads you’ll find me next to the Boost Mobile store. Come find all the discounted products we know that you’ll adore.
Located on Holton Lane This legal service goes through Takoma Park “Keeping Families Together”
Family-owned West Indian Market, carrying the best of Caribbean goods. Meats and vegetables, it’s all simply delectable!
* (Only open Friday, April 15)*We take care of your pearly, whites. Keep them shining like super bright lights.
At Takoma-Langley Crossroads you’ll find this neighborhood grocery store. They stock unique international foods and more.
You’ll find us at the Takoma Langley Crossroads sign, on NH Ave between the golden arches and the pink and purple bell. Here you’ll find a discount store, With many clothes to sell!
Located near Aldi you will find this store. You’ll find linens, fabrics and juicers as soon as you walk in the door.
A little piece of Brazil at Takoma Langley Crossroads. Try our delicious coffee, baked goods and traditional Brazilian goods! 
I can pedal slowly or I can pedal fast. Let’s go for a bike ride…indoors!
Your four-legged pal would love to take a trip to this store!

 

Map of participating businesses. *Spoiler Alert* Do not click on map if you are still trying to guess the business. Business names listed.

After the Event

After the event be sure to drop your empty eggs off in the basket at the Police Department.  Recreation staff will sanitize and reuse next year. Last day to return the empty plastic eggs is Sunday, May 1st.

Time has been updated this year since the Summer Camp Guide and Spring/Summer City Guide went to print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participating Businesses

Participating businesses will post the below window cling so you know you are in the right place. It’s not a race, enjoy your time going around the City on Friday or Saturday.  Get some takeout, pick up a gift or two or something special.  This is your chance to have some fun, support local businesses and potentially fine a new favorite spot!

 

 

Field Day Speggtacular

 

In addition to our Eggstravaganza Event we are hosting a spectacular field event on Saturday that we hope you will attend.

Important Notes

  • All state, local and CDC COVID guidelines will be followed.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the Field Day event will be moved indoors to the Community Center.
  • Limited parking is available, walking is encouraged.

Details

Date:    Saturday, April  16 rain or shine

Time:    4:00 – 6:00 pm each day

Ages:    2-8 years old with parent participation

Cost:    Free

 

 

 

 

Recreation Sections

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Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line