Free Silver Spring City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt

Kapow! We are throwing a free city-wide Easter Egg Hunt in Silver Spring. What does that even mean??

Easter Egg Hunt MapThat means that we’re going to hide 600+ Easter Eggs throughout the entire Central Business District of Silver Spring, and you, your friends and families are going to hunt through the area to find them and find prizes ($3000+ value). Sounds awesome? That’s because it is. Check out these details:

What: 1st Annual Silver Spring Easter Egg Hunt. We’ll have DJs, the School of Rock house band and a children’s station.
Where:
B&O Train Station – 8100 Georgia Ave. – next to the fire station, but once you get the rules there, you’re going to scour the Central Business District for hidden Easter Eggs.
When: April 19, 2014 – 12PM to 4PM
Who: You, your buddies, your family, your chia pet
How: On two feet. We recommend you park nearby and walk to the B&O Train station. There won’t be any parking at the B&O Train Station.
Why: Because it’s fun. Because you’ve been meaning to discover more of Silver Spring on foot. Because you can’t resist.

RSVP through Facebook

Participating Businesses:

Pacci’sDale Music Co.
Think Outside the StoreSchool of Rock
Zed’sIkko Sushi
Flippin PizzaFenwick Beer & Wine
Tastee DinerFirestation 1
Copper Canyon GrillMetamorphosis
Fenton Street MarketPennyworth
Alliance ComicsPete’s Apizza
Joe’s Record ParadiseRecord Exchange
Velati’sLa Madeleine
FronZENyoColor Me Mine
Bombay GaylordThe Paw Stop
Thai DermCharm Thai
Thai at Silver Spring Kefa Cafe
La MalincheScion
AbyssiniaThai Derm
Kaldi’sFootlights

Featuring art by:
David Lemen
Joanna Payoyo
Meagan Healy
Jay Payne

B&O Train Station
B&O Train Station. Photo courtesy of Pete Tan

Silver Spring Historical Society president Jerry A. McCoy will be selling/signing copies of his books “Historic Silver Spring” and “Downtown Silver Spring” (with a foreword by George Pelecanos).  Both books are packed with rare vintage photographs of downtown Silver Spring and are $20 each, cash or check only.

Pete Tan
A DC Native, people say I'm rude and abrasive; I say I'm passionate. I've been working in marketing since 2005. My brothers and I paid Geppi's rent through the 80s and 90s. My relief at an indoor wavepool never materializing in Silver Spring is balanced by my disappointment that City Place has dozens of shuttered storefronts. I love what you've done with your hair.

13 COMMENTS
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    Rhena
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    Awesome!!!! What are the prizes?!?

    1. Pete Tan
      Pete Tan
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      The prizes are not $3000 worth of Hershey’s Kisses, although that would be amazing to see. We’ll be releasing further details in the coming weeks.

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    anon
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    So is the egg hunt for kids or kids+adults? Like are the eggs filled with candy for kids and there are raffles, etc. for adults to win prizes? Or do the eggs themselves have prizes, e.g. Fenwick Beer & Wine gift card (a guy can hope, right?)?

    1. Pete Tan
      Pete Tan
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      Adults will definitely appreciate the prizes, but this will be appropriate for both adult and kids. You have a creepy sense of intuition. We wish we could explain it all, but pay attention, follow us on social media, and we’ll release more details soon. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    Yoyo Liu
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    Wow, Fantastic! We are looking forward to finding 100tons of eggs!

    1. Pete Tan
      Pete Tan
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      And we look forward to seeing you there, Yoyo!

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    Cathy Stanton
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    Do we need to get tickets in advance or RSVP somehow? Or can we just show up at noon at the train station? Thank you.
    Cathy

    1. Pete Tan
      Pete Tan
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      Just show up! We’ll be ready at noon to provide you with a map of egg locations. Thanks, Cathy! We look forward to seeing you.

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    ja
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    Nice idea, but not particularly well-executed. Not very family friendly for people with little kids. After an hour and a half of walking around, my 4 year old and 6 year old ended up with 3 eggs total between them. It’d be nice if they redesigned this to help little kids.

    1. Pete Tan
      Pete Tan
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      Thank you so much for the feedback. We’ve heard from a lot of people. Overall, the general sentiment seemed to be postive, but we’ve certainly realized some of the ways we could have executed better. We would love to do this again, and finding a way to better consider children is our biggest challenge. We appreciate your participation, and we’ll be posting soon about the event. We’ll post our thank yous, pictures, and video, as well as some of the mistakes we made and how we can improve on them next year, if enough people would like us to do it again.

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    DTSS Mom
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    My 3 yr old was so excited to go to his first egg hunt, but after 2 hours of walking around DTSS, he didn’t find any eggs at any of the stores. Some said they would put more out later, but that doesn’t mean anything to a toddler. None of the families we met on the street had found any eggs either. We didn’t go back to the train station at the end because I assumed there wouldn’t be any eggs left. He was so sad.

    Was this egg hunt meant for kids or just for adults? If for kids, there should be enough eggs for all the kids to find a couple. If there are a limited number of eggs, then it should be advertised as an egg hunt/race and/or have a separate egg hunt for little kids.

    1. Pete Tan
      Pete Tan
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      Thank you for the feedback. The event was originally intended for adults, but when we realized that most people understood it to be a traditional Easter egg hunt, we added in the plastic eggs in order to accommodate children. That led to rushed planning and, frankly, poor planning. If we do this again next year, we’re thinking about how to adjust for this aspect of the hunt to factor in children. We’ll be posting on the site shortly to address this and we’re sorry that your child had an unpleasant experience.

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    Scavenger Games
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    This event was awesome! My kids enjoyed the event though they found few Easter eggs. Yeah, in general the event was successful, but I suggest that there should be a separate egg hunting for the kids so they will find several of those hidden Easter eggs. We will look forward for the next year’s event, I think it will be more organized and adults as well as kids will enjoy! Thanks again 🙂

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