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The Great Helicopter Egg Drop

On Saturday, March 31st, we invite the ENTIRE community to join us for the FIRST EVER Great Helicopter Easter Egg Drop. We’re dropping thousands of plastic Easter eggs from a helicopter…yup, you heard that right – a HELICOPTER! Pre-register your children to participate in one of TWO age-specific egg hunts with 5,000 eggs! 

The Easter Egg Drop is a FREE Easter Egg Hunt open to the first 600 pre-registered children in our community up to age 10. There will be TWO golden eggs with FREE Beaufort Academy Tuition (new students only) and tons of other gift certificates!

The fun doesn’t stop at the Egg Drop, we’ll also be having a Bounce House Area ($5 per child), Tux the Clown Balloon Animals, Face Painting, KONA Ice, CRAVE Cupcake, DJ Donna & Music, and of course the EASTER BUNNY! Beaufort Academy clubs will also be selling hot dogs, drinks, and snacks!

If you choose not to participate in the Egg Drop, you are more than welcome to attend the festival.

Event starts at 10am until 2pm (Please arrive early for check-in, count on long lines!)

Egg Drop Times:
Ages 1-4 @11:30am
Ages 5-10 @12:30pm


Do I need to buy a ticket for everyone who is coming or just my children?
You only need to pre-register tickets for children 10 years and younger who are participating in the hunt.

Where and When this event is?
The Great Helicopter Easter Egg Drop is a FREE Easter Egg Hunt open to our community for pre-registered children up to age 10. This event is put on and hosted by Beaufort Academy & Coastal Pediatric Dentistry.

WHERE: Beaufort Academy Football Field, 240 Sams Point Road, Beaufort SC 29907

WHEN: Saturday, March 31st, 2018 10AM-2PM

Do my kids need to pre-register?
es, every child must be registered before the event begins.
There will be on-site registration the morning of the event only if there is room. Open to 600 children under the age of 10,

How do I register? Where do I get my registration code?
We created The Great Helicopter Easter Egg Drop as a local event to serve our community. Pre-Registration is open on Eventbrite and you will receive an email after you fill out the registration form. Event registration will close as soon as we reach max capacity. There will be no on-site registration unless we have room.. This year’s event will be limited to the first 600 children under the age of 10 to register. During event morning, please check-in to receive an age specific color bracelet.

Where should I park?
You may park in the Beaufort Academy parking lot, and designated grass areas. Parking attendants will be wearing bright vests to guide you to a spot. Please follow directions the day of event, and do not park on Sams Point Road. We suggest you come early to get a better parking spot. 

Do I need to be there early?
Generally people begin lining up about an hour before registration opens/ Regstration opens at 9:30am.


Registration is full? What do I do?
We feel your pain! Because this is a free event put on by Beaufort Academy and staffed by volunteers, we can only accommodate a limited number of children (600). For safety purposes we have to stick to this number.


What if there is bad weather?
In the event of inclement weather, please check the Beaufort Academy website for details.. If you are already registered, we will email you with any date or venue changes.


I have younger kids, will they be run over by older kids?
We have split the Easter Egg hunt into two age-appropriate zones:

  • Ages 0-4 (11:30am Drop)
  • Ages 5-10 (12:30pm Drop)

Each age group will be separated from the other age groups so younger children will be just fine

Are parents/guardians allowed to gather eggs with their children?
Only parents of 0-2 year olds will be allowed to help their children on the field.

Parents from the other age groups will be able to watch and encourage their children from the boundary lines, just a few feet from the actual egg hunt field. Our amazing Egg Drop Volunteers will ensure your children stay safe and have fun during their hunt. (This will also ensure over-zealous parents don’t grab all the eggs and ruin the event for other children, wink wink).


What if I have children in different age groups? How do I watch them all?
If you have younger kids they can go with the older kids, but please ask check-in to give you the correct bracelet color. Please note that the older kids can be a bit more anxious and quick with eggs!

What is in the Eggs?
Small toys, stickers, candy, gift certificates, and 2 eggs with FREE tuition to Beaufort Academy! :)