Last December, Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) reinvented the Christmas Parade in the time of COVID-19 and is now doing the same for the traditional Easter egg hunt in 2021.

DGI’s Eggstravaganza, being held from Thursday, April 1 through Saturday, April 3, is not the typical Easter egg hunt for toddlers with baskets.  In fact, it would be difficult for a toddler with a basket to participate unless that toddler had a smart phone in the other hand.

The way the Eggstravaganza works is you are invited to visit any of the participating businesses downtown and search for the hidden egg hunt sign.

You should then take a photo of the sign with your phone and show that photo to one of the business’s employees.  You then get a prize egg for your efforts and that egg may contain gift cards, candy, merchandise and more. 

One lucky winner will find the golden egg, which features an overnight stay at the Downtown Greensboro Marriott.

There is a limit of one egg per person per business, so visiting multiple businesses increases your odds of winning the grand prize as well as filling up your Easter basket with prizes that are age-appropriate for children to adult.

Businesses also have a limited number of eggs, so it’s wise to shop early as well as often.

Participating businesses include:

Baked Downtown

Biltmore Hotel

Black Belt Soap Company

Boho Salon


Cheesecakes by Alex

Deep Roots Market

Green Bean

Hudson’s Hill

Just Be

Little Brother Brewing

Luxe Fragrance Bar

Mellow Mushroom

Natty Greene’s

NextDoor Beer and Bottle Shop


Savor the Moment Bakery

Scuppernong Books

Something BARowed

Stumble Stilskins

Vintage to Vogue

And, of course, all of the normal COVID-19 protocols should be followed on the Eggstravaganza, which means wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, washing your hands and staying at home and reading about the winner if you feel sick.