Events » The Great Helicopter Egg Drop

The Great Helicopter Egg Drop

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019 we invite the ENTIRE community to join us for the 2nd annual 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 FOUR age-specific egg hunts with 15,000 eggs! 

The Easter Egg Drop is a FREE Easter Egg Hunt open to the first 1,200 pre-registered children in our community ages 2 -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 ($8 per child), Face Painting ($5 per child), KONA Ice, CRAVE Cupcake, DJ Jesse Gavigan & Music, and of course the EASTER BUNNY! Beaufort Academy clubs will also be selling hot dogs, drinks, and snacks, and some awesome Food trucks will be there too!

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

Event starts at 10am until 3pm (Please arrive early for check-in)

Please note that parents will NOT be allowed on the field this year - and it starts at age 2, so your child will be on the field with student volunteers.

(4) Egg Drop Times:

Ages 2-5 @11:30am (YELLOW)
Ages 6-10 @12:30pm (GREEN)
Ages 2-5 @1:30pm (BLUE)
Ages 6-10 @2:30pm (RED)


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, April 13th, 2019 10AM-3PM

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 1200 children ages 2-10.

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 1200 children ages 2-10 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. Registration opens at 10am.


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 (1200). 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 2-5 (11:30am & 1:30pm Drop)
  • Ages 6-10 (12:30pm & 2:30pm 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?
NO parents are allowed to help their children on the field. We do not want parents to take away the fun and run over any small children.

Parents 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?
We seperated age groups so you will be able to stay in the sidelines to watch your children. 

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