NICEVILLE, Fla. — Young people in Niceville will have the opportunity to collect plastic Easter Eggs packed with candy and other treats and prizes at the 2023 Niceville Egg Dash on Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m., on the softball fields at the Niceville Recreation Complex.
In the event of inclement weather, the Egg Dash will be converted to a drive-through event, and eggs will be handed out under the awning of the Niceville Senior Center., the city has announced.
The wildly popular Niceville Egg Dash has been an Easter mainstay in the Nicest Little City in the South for 36 years.
Unlike an Easter egg hunt where Easter eggs are hidden, the Egg Dash features 1000s of colorful plastic easter eggs placed in plain sight on the city’s four softball fields. Children dash and collect the eggs, which contain candy and small toys. Some eggs contain certificates redeemable for a larger prize.
Children are divided into four age groups by field: toddler; ages 3-4; ages 5-6; and ages 7-8. The older the age group, the more “dash” there is to the egg dash!
It’s best to be a little early so your child does not miss the event — it doesn’t take the dashers long to empty the fields and fill their baskets.
The Niceville Recreation Complex is at 200 Campbell Drive.