Adults: There’s an Easter Egg Hunt for You, Too

Bring a flashlight for this annual event, which packs more than 8,000 plastic eggs with gift cards, candy and wine coupons.
Photograph by Mike Braca.

The Imperial Room at 1 Rhodes Place in Cranston is going to be hopping on two Fridays, April 12 and 19 at 8 p.m. Every year, grownups get ready for the Rhode Island Shriners’ Adult Easter Egg Hunt by bringing their best bunny ears, baskets and flashlights to search the dark for more than 8,000 eggs filled with prizes. “The average ages are late-twenties to early-sixties and it’s hysterical because some people really take it seriously and go as far as to wear night vision goggles,” says Hillary Williamson, director of sales and special events for Rhode Island Shriners. Inside the eggs might be candy, gift cards or coupons for bottles of wine, cash prizes and free drinks at the bar. The twenty-one-plus event also features an after-party inside the hall and the $35 per person ticket price includes a light buffet, a drink ticket and the hunt. “The hunt itself only takes about twenty minutes, but people make a night of it at the afterparty and dance the night away,” Williamson says. The activity quickly sells out in advance and is limited to 300 people. It is held rain or shine and no tickets will be sold at the door. While the adults get to be kids again for one night, the proceeds benefit the Rhode Island Shriners.