12th Annual Wet ‘N’ Wild Easter

The Town of Taos Community Events, Taos Youth & Family Center and Taos Swimming Pool invite you to attend the 12th Annual Wet ‘N’ Wild Easter Event.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Taos Youth & Family Center and the Taos Swimming Pool. 

Get ready to get wet!

The main attraction will be a FREE Easter Egg Hunt for 1 – 12 year olds in the swimming pools.  That’s right, an Easter egg Hunt in the swimming pools.  It’s original, and a new twist on the old Easter Egg Hunt tradition and the only in-water Easter Egg Hunt in Taos. 

The 1-6 year old sessions will be held in the shallow water kiddie pool, and 7 – 12 year old sessions will be held in the larger recreation pool. 

The hunt will be separated into four age groups 1-3 year olds at 1:00 PM, 4-6 year olds at 1:30 PM, 7-9 year olds at 1:50 PM and 10-12 year olds at 2:00 PM. 

Due to limited space in the dressing rooms we recommend your children wear swimsuits under clothing.  All participants need to be prompt and will be required to take a shower before entering the pool.  There are also a limited number of life jackets available. 

Easter baskets will not be required.  Children will be provided with a green-netted bag instead of an Easter Basket to gather their eggs, toys and rubber duckies.  There will be rubber duckies, toys and brightly colored eggs filled with small toys or tickets that can be redeemed for an Easter Basket and egg decorating kits.
There will also be various carnival games such as: a Bean Bag Toss and Ring Toss from $1.00 to $2.00 provided by Vista Grande High School, a Duck Matching Game, Ball Toss, and Bean Bag Toss Games and Snow Cone Sales from $1.00 and up provided by Taos Youth Travel Club, a Duck Pond, Dime Toss, Wheel and Hi or Low from $1.00 to $3.00 provided by Taos Youth Hockey Association, a Fishing Booth and Temporary Easter Tattoos (Free) provided by Amigos Bravos, an Egg Decorating Booth (Free) provided by Fast Bucks, YDI Taos County Head Start/Early Head Start Booth with free giveaways, a Paint your own Pottery Booth (Free) provided by The Fire Playce, a Face Painting Booth fee ranging in price from $6.00 to $15.00 provided by the Fierce Faces Face Painting.

There will be a Kids’ Page “Color Me Bunny” Contest for children ages 3-10. The Easter Bunny “Pepito Conejito” will be available for visits and pictures from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  If you would like a 4 x 6 photo with Pepito, the cost will be $5.00.  The Easter Bunny will have a treat for the first 200 children.  There will be a concession stand operated by Taos International School Paisano’s during the event.  The Taos Youth & Family Center Swimming Pool will be offering recreation swim time from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  The cost is $2.00 for children and $3.00 for adults.  For more information, call Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or contact her via e-mail at jesquibel@taosgov.com.