Easter Egg Hunts, Parades and Other Easter Fun in Illinois in 2014!

Want to go to an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Train Ride or other Easter event in Illinois in 2014?

Here's Where to Find Easter Fun in Illinois!

There are Easter Eggs hunts all over Illinois in 2014!  They are great fun for families with children!  Most allow children from babies through elementary school to participant in the actual hunt, but almost all also have many other activities, music, food and entertainment for adults and older children. 

The egg hunts are usually right around Easter (obviously), often late March or early April; in 2014, since Easter was Sunday, April 20th, most egg hunts were held on Saturday April 19, 2014,and a few on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, (and a few were on April 12, 2014). ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute changes due to weather or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year. There are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch! And if you would like to make your own natural organic Easter Egg dye, here's how to do it! And see these pages for a history of the Easter egg or the history of Easter egg hunts, and the origin of the Easter Bunny!  This page shows you how to hard boil eggs and this page how to blow (or empty) an egg. Finally, you will probably also like our sister websites, which help you find pick-your-own farmsto go pick strawberries, blueberries, apples, etc. in your local area!

 

Always confirm dates and times via the contact information provided - they often change or cancel and do not tell me!

Note: On the Easter Egg Hunt sponsor's website, usually, you will want to click on their calendar to see the details!


Easter Egg Hunts and Events

Illinois

Cook County

  • Best Free Chicago Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children,
    3600 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60613. Phone: 773-789-7071. Email: admin@destinationchurch.org. Event date and time: The date this year is Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00am. Directions: Take Lake Shore Drive to the Irving Park exit and head down the road towards the park (to the east). There will be greeters with signs to show you the way. There is a paid parking lot right next to the park. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Everything is free! Bring your family out enjoy the time as your kids hunt for Easter eggs full of candy! The event will be divided up by age group. Though the event is free, please RSVP. (ADDED: March 15, 2014)
  • Bunny Rock, also called the Bunny Dash 5k - Easter egg hunt
    Diversey Harbor 2430 North Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614. Phone: 847-829-4536. Email: dsnare@adrenalinesportsmanagement.com. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM. There will be over 3000 eggs. Every Egg Hunt participant will receive a Basket and Bib. . Ages: 2-8 Years Old Restrooms: Yes Price: $10.00 Includes Basket, Eggs, and Bib Register. Easter Bunny: Yes + Photos Other Activities: 5k Run and Walk at 9:00 am (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: January 12, 2011)
  • Chicago area Parks District Easter Egg Hunts - Easter egg hunt
    McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609. Phone: (312) 747-6527. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Fee: Free. There are many, many Easter egg hunts in the Chicago area sponsored by the Chicago Park District.  McKinley Park is only one example. 
    See this page for the park's full list (or this page and search for Easter egg if the first link doesn't work).
    These are some of the events you will find on that page:
    Easter Egg Hunt At Mckinley Join us for our annual super fun Egg Hunt. McKinley Park.
    Easter Egg Hunt At Rainey Join us for our annual super fun Egg Hunt. Rainey Park.
    Egg Hunt At Moran Join us for our super fun Egg Hunt. Moran Playground Park.
    Egg Hunt In The Pool At Sheridan Enjoy a Bunny Egg Hunt in the pool. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Egg Hunt At Wildwood Hippity Hop: join the egg for colorful eggs at the Park! Wildwood Park...
    Egg Hunt At Clarendon Join the Bunny in an egg hunt and win a prize. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture that special photo memory. Clarendon Park Community Center
    Egg Hunt At Paschen Wee ones can have Easter-time fun in the middle of the day. Activities include an egg hunt, face-painting, and storytelling.
    Egg Hunt At Armour Square Family friendly traditional egg hunt activities with the Bunny! Jumping Jack inflatables, petting zoo, arts & crafts and more.
    Easter Egg Hunt At Taylor-Lauridsen Enjoy a traditional egg hunt with the Bunny. Bring your camera and enjoy treats.
    Egg Hunt At Austin Town Hall Children and families will enjoy a Bunny egg hunt, prizes and treats. Austin Town Hall Park...
    Doggie Egg Hunt - Dogs love this annual egg hunt at Horner Park! Join us. Join us for the popular annual Doggie Egg Hunt at Horner Park! Dogs will hunt for treat-filled eggs, receive a bandana and join in the bonnet parade. Photos with the bunny will be available for purchase. Dogs must be kept on a leash,
    Easter Egg Hunt At Mayfair Throw on your bunny ears and hop on over to Mayfair Park for this family-friendly egg hunt! This egg hunt will be broken out into 3 age groups: ages 2-3 @ 10:15-10:30 am; ages 4-6 @ 10:45-11:00 am; & ages 7-10 @ 11:15-11:30 am. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Egg Hunt At Smith Smith Park Egg Hunt - Come enjoy a fun craft project and hang out with the Easter Bunny while you hunt for eggs at Smith Park. Please note the age groups and times of the hunt:
    Flashlight Egg Hunt & Movie At Jefferson - Hop on over to Jefferson Memorial Park for their annual Egg Hunt! Enjoy an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny. Adults must accompany children. We'll provide the flashlight. You provide a basket. Join us as we welcome spring: color and decorate, hunt for eggs with our flashlights, ...
    Family Movie & Flashlight Egg Hunt At Jefferson - Enjoy an evening at Jefferson Park with family and friends. Adults must accompany children. Please bring a flashlight and basket. Join us as we welcome spring: color and decorate, hunt for eggs with our flashlights, watch a movie ("Hop") and enjoy treats. s
    Easter Extravaganza At Sheridan
    Spring Festival At Altgeld - Bunny, egg hunts and games. Altgeld Park...
    Easter Party At Murray - Crafts, Egg Hunt, Picture with Bunny and Basket giveaway. Murray Playground Park.
    Eggstravanganza At Brainerd -  afternoon of Egg hunting, an art project, and meet the Easter Bunny. Brainerd Park...
    Tilton Park Easter Extravaganza - Enjoy an egg hunt, spoon race, sack race, prizes, food, and much more! Tilton Park...
    Bunny Bonanza At Welles - such as: egg hunt, craft project, face painting/tatoos, photo opportunity with the Bunny, goodies and more. Bring your own camera. Advance ticket sales only.
    Dunham Park Brunch With The Bunny - Brunch, Egg Hunt, Craft Project, Entertainment, Face Painting and more! Limited setting So purchase you ticket today.
    Lunch With The Bunny At Portage -  project, hunt for colorful eggs, take a photo with Bunny, and enjoy a lunch of pizza and desserts. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Portage Park. Portage Park...
    (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website)
  • Easter Bunny at Kooky - The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, FREE admission,
    Kooky Kids At The Shops At Northbridge 520 N Michigan Ave 3F, Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 3125270552. Fax: 3127945230. Email: kookyshop@yahoo.com. Event date and time: April 12 – 11:00 to 1:00 and 3:00 to 5:00 April 13 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm April 19 am to 11:00 to 1:00 and 3:00 to 4:00. Directions: Kooky is at the 3rd floor of the Shops at Northbridge 520 N Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60611. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 19, 2014)
  • Glory House 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt, restrooms, inflatables/bounce house
    16 E Piper Lane, Suite 119, Prospect Heights, IL 60070. Phone: 8472397755. Email: acisneros@gloryhouse.cc. Directions: From Chicago: I90 North to 53 North. Exit Palatine Road. Take Palatine to Wolf Road. Exit Wolf. Make a right on Wolf Road. Take Wolf to Piper Lane. (first street on left is Piper). Make a left onto Piper. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Click here for our Facebook page. "You will not want to miss this fun packed day. This year we will be hiding 5,000 eggs for children to find," said Pastor Joe Kamanda of Glory House Church. "This is an event that brings the whole community together, a time when everyone's light shines." Egg hunt will begin promptly at 1:00 pm Festival features: two bounce houses, games, prizes and give-a-ways. Food will also be offerred for a small donation. This event is "free" and open to the public. Please note our address is 16 E Piper Lane, Suite 119 Prospect Heights. (UPDATED: April 01, 2014) (ADDED: April 04, 2012)
  • Immanuel UCC 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Held indoors in bad weather, There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Children's music and storytelling, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, restrooms
    1500 Old Church Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107. Phone: (630) 837-0190. Alternate Phone: (630) 830-2368. Email: office@streamwoodiucc.org. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:00am (Egg Hunt will start at 9:30am ). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. . The Egg Hunt will be open to all Children between the ages of 0-12 at the cost of $3/1 child; $5/2 Children; $8/3 Children; $10/4 Children All children hunt for eggs in their age group and an Award will be given to one hunter in each group who finds the “Golden Egg.”. (ADDED: March 22, 2014) (ADDED: March 15, 2013)
  • Westfield Old Orchard Spring Sweets & Treats Easter Egg Hunt - Indoor Easter egg hunt
    4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, IL 60077. Phone: (847) 673-6800. Event date and time: Saturday, Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT). Price Free. Egg Hunt Seeking Little Hunters. From 10am - 1pm, hop over to the annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 near Bloomingdale's. There are 2 egg hunt times – 10:30am & 11:30am for kids from 3-6 years old (registration required – see their website). Celebrate spring and join us for this egg-citing free event. We’ll treat pint-size hunt hoppers to: Precious petting zoo, complete with chicks, bunnies, ducks and more, A pair of free bunny ears, courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry, Crafts and games, Enter for a chance to win a Kids Meal certificate from California Pizza Kitchen, Hunt for the Golden Eggs filled with special surprises. And mom and dad can also partake in the fun—and a little relaxation—with hand massages provided by Bloomingdale’s and enter to win a $1,000 Westfield gift card at the Evanston Subaru in Skokie table. Each egg hunt time slot is open to the first 50 children (3-6years old) who pre-register. Only kids will be allowed in the hunt area so they must be able to do the hunt on their own. Only one hunt per child. Sorry, registration is now closed for both egg hunts. (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: March 26, 2013, from their website)
  • Wolff's Flea Market Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny - Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Vendors, Other activities for children, farm market, restrooms, face painting, events at your location (call for info)
    1775 N. Rand Road, Palatine, IL 60074. Phone: 847-524-9590. Email: wolffsflea@aol.com. Event date and time: Saturday April 19, 2014; Market open 8am to 4pm; 10am to craft, 11am to 11:30am to Egg hunt and prize redemption, 11:45am to 12:30pm to Bob James Magician, 1:00pm to 3:00pm to Easter Bunny, games, face painting by Ashe. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take 53 to Rand (Route 12). Drive west on Rand approximately 1.5 miles. Pass Dundee Road Located in the old Menard's on left side at Old Hicks. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family friendly! 300 independent sellers with Easter Baskets, toys, books, clothing, home decor, furniture, resale and new merchandise. Something for everyone. Free admission for kids. Adults $1 or free if you print this posting. (UPDATED: April 01, 2014) (UPDATED: March 19, 2013, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: April 18, 2011)
    A visitor writes on April 18, 2011: "Any day at Wolff's flea market is fun for the whole family!"

DuPage County

  • Bensenville Easter Eggstravaganza - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, face painting
    1000 W Wood St, Bensenville, IL 60106. Phone: 630-766-7015. Email: knagle@bensenvilleparkdistrict.org. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. After finding the eggs, you will be able to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Make sure to bring a camera for a snap shot, or if you forget your camera you can purchase an instant print from us for $2. (ADDED: March 31, 2014)
  • The Great Easter Egg Drop at SciTech Museum! - Children's activities
    1818 W. Benton St., Aurora, IL 60506. Phone: 630-859-3434. Email: info@sctich.museum. Event date and time: Friday, April 6 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come join us at the SciTech Museum Egg Drop Engineering Contest! Come test your creativity and engineering skills at SciTech Museum! Can your egg survive a 15 ft. drop from our Mezzanine? All you need is a little imagination and a strong protective casing for your egg to survive the drop! This is a great family building activity! All materials will be provided to build your engineering masterpiece. If your egg survives you can take it home to show off to all of your friends and family. 11-12:15 pm the Egg Engineering material tables will be open The Egg Drop will begin promptly at 12:30 pm . Admission Prices: General Museum Admission: Adult & Children General Museum ONLY Admission: $6, Senior Museum ONLY Admission: $5, 3 and under is always FREE!, Add the Egg Drop for only $2 more! . Visitors that participate in the Egg Drop Engineering contest will get a stamp to show they are participating.  (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website)   (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED:  25, 2011)
  • Harvard Avenue Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, FREE admission, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present,
    206 W. Street Charles Road, Villa Park, IL 60181. Phone: 630-834-2650. Email: office@harvardavenue.org. Open: Tuesday, March 26 through Friday March 29 from 10am to 9pm, Saturday, March 30 9am to 2pm. Directions: Saint Charles Road between Addison and Ardmore Avenue On the corner of Saint Charles Road and Harvard Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. This a great family event. Don't miss out on our self guided maze with various rooms, each highlighting different events of the hours before the crucifixion. There will be 12 separate rooms to reflect and experience the death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each room is interactive with activities such as pound a nail into wood, "hang on a cross, see your sins disappear, and more. The Easter Egg Hunt is only on Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. (ADDED: March 20, 2013)

Henry County

Kane County

  • Carpentersville Easter Egg Scramble - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Brunch (no bunny), Postponed in bad weather (see comments section), FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, restrooms, inflatables/bounce house
    Carpenter Blvd, Carpentersville, IL 60110. Phone: 224-325-4834. Email: info@h2oillinois.com. Event date and time: April 19, 2014 from 10:30am – 12:30pm at Carpenter Park. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Carpenter Park on Carpenter BLVD in Carpentersville. East of OTTO engineering. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Coming at Carpenter Park The whole family is invited to this FREE family event. 10:30 – 11:00 – Carnival Games, Bounce Houses, Kids Games 11:00 – 11:30 – Easter Egg Scramble (for toddlers up to 12 years old) 11:30 – 12:30 – Cookout – Everybody is welcome to join us No pre-registration is required. This event is free and open to the whole family. Bring an Easter basket and your appetite! For more information, please call (1-224-325-4834) or email (info@h2oillinois.com). (ADDED: March 07, 2014)

Lake County

  • Antioch's Annual Eggcellent Easter Adventure & Parade - Easter egg hunt, Easter parade
    Downtown Antioch, Main Street and Hunt at Williams Park, Antioch, IL 60002. Phone: 847.395.2160. Event date and time: Saturday April 19, 2014, at 10:30am. The Village of Antioch's Department of Parks & Recreation is looking forward to a bright Spring Day to hold the annual Easter Parade. Enjoy this exciting springtime parade and participate in an Easter Egg Hunt and games. Parade on Main Street and Egg Hunt at Williams Park. Registration is required prior to the day of. There will be no registration the day of the hunt.The Antioch Parks & Recreation department is sponsoring its Annual Eggcellent Easter Adventure. The parade is set to begin at 10:30 am. Immediately following the parade (approximately 11:00 am) the Easter Egg hunt will begin on the baseball field at Williams Park for children ages 1-10. Children will receive 19 eggs each and have a chance to win 3 special Easter Baskets per age group. The age groups are 1 & 2 year olds, 3 & 4 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds. The cost is $3 per child. Registration is in person only at the Parks Office. THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION THE DAY OF THE EVENT!!!! Limit 700 children. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the children at the parade and at the hunt. Polaroid pictures will be available at a cost of $3 each. Child Admission: $3.00.  (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Belvidere Easter Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival - Easter egg hunt
    412 South Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, IL. Phone: 815-547-5711. Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11 am. Eggstravaganza, Waukegan Park District's annual Easter Egg Hunt, will be  at Belvidere Park for ages 2-8. The Spring Fling Carnival, featuring games, prizes, crafts and face painting will immediately follow at the River's Edge Recreation Center. (UPDATED: March 16, 2014, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: April 13, 2011) 
  • Cook Park Annual Egg Hunt  - Easter Egg Hunt
    Cook Park, 600 N. Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084. Phone: 847-526-3610.  Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 3 years and under – 9:30 am; 4-6 years – 9:45 am; 7-10 years – 10:00 am.  For ages 3-10 years old. Calling all kids! Get set for a great time at our popular egg hunt in Cook Park. Grab your basket, friends and family and hunt for all the eggs and treats you find. A special appearance by Mr. Bunny will also be part of the fun. Bring your camera for those special pictures with the bunny. Note: No parents will be allowed on the course for the 4-6 or 7-10 year old ages groups. Remember this is a fun event for the kids. No registration required. Free.  (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Deerpath Community Park Easter Egg Hunt and Magic Show - Easter egg hunt
    Deerpath Community Park, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 . Event date and time: Saturday April 12, 2014, from 9:30am-11:30am. Enjoy a wonderful opportunity for family fun and entertainment at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Egg Hunt will include games, pictures with the Easter Bunny and of course, the exciting egg hunt. A special Magic Show will follow the hunt. Please remember to bring a basket! (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Lake County Fairgrounds Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Phone: 847-223-7878. Event date and time: Saturday April 19, 2014 at 11:30am. Children ages 1 - 9 are all welcome to attend this annual Easter Egg Hunt. Over 10,000 eggs and 300 prizes available. Children will be divided into 3 age categories. The Easter Bunny will be available before and after the hunt, so bring the camera. Hunt starts at 11:30am sharp, please allow time to park and get to the starting line. This is a free event, but please bring a non-perishable food product for the local pantry. (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Lake Front Park Egg-Citing Egg Hunt and Luncheon - Easter egg hunt
    Lake Front Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake, IL 60020. Phone: 847.587.3944 . Event date and time: Saturday April 12, 2014 from 10am-1pm. Bring the whole family for a fun morning with the kids! Have lunch with the Easter Bunny and join the fun with the Egg Hunt, craft activities for the kids and photos with the Bunny. The Egg Hunt for children up to age 10 is free and and will begin at 10:30 am. The Bunny Luncheon will be served from 10 am to 1 pm. Cost per child is $4 for lunch and craft activities, Adults are $4 and Seniors are $3. Bunny Photos are $3 and includes a special treat bag from the Bunny. (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Lake Zurich's Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Phone: 847-538-5146. Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10 am. Calling all kids ages 2 to 8! Get ready, get set, and GO for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny plans to hide surprises in designated areas. Each group will go into their area to hunt for their eggs. The hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. Look for a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Rink Side Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Rink Side Family Entertainment Center, 6152 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031. Phone: 847-856-1064. Event date and time: Sunday April 20, 2014, at 11:30am. Children ages 2-12 come out Easter Sunday for a free Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt is free and starts promptly at 11:30am.  (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Shiloh Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Shiloh Park, 27th Street Side, Zion, IL 60099 . Phone: 847.746.5500. Event date and time: Saturday April 19, 2014 from 9am-10am. The Easter Bunny will be busy hiding 10,000 eggs with fun toys and candy inside. He'll be there in person to watch your little ones age 8 and younger gather them up. (No bags or baskets allowed.) Lucky finders of 4 golden eggs will receive new bicycles! (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Waukeegan Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Bonnie Brook - Easter egg hunt
    Belvidere Park, 412 South Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, IL. Phone:  (847) 360-4734. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 2-3pm. Eggstravaganza Trail , Waukegan Park District's Easter celebration, will be on  at Belvidere Park for ages 2-8. Here you can meet the Easter Bunny and friends. There will be food vendors. Be sure to bring your camera and Easter basket to collect your goodies. Eggs are available while supplies last. Click here for Flyer! The Easter Brunch at Bonnie Brook on Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 10am-3pm. Menu includes many traditional Easter delicacies from around the world. Cost is $22.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Space is limited. Reservations suggested for the brunch by calling (847) 360-4736. (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website)
  • Westfield Hawthorn Mall Annual Easter Eggstravaganz - Easter egg hunt
    Westfield Hawthorn Mall - Macys' Court, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Phone: 847-362-2600. Event date and time: Saturday April 19, 2014, from 9am-11am. Enjoy family entertainment featuring Mary Macaroni, face painting, balloon artists an Easter Petting Zoo and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! Plus, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt starting promptly at 9am. Please keep checking back for more details on the egg hunt including age groups and locations. The Easter Eggstravaganza is free for WFamily Members, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available in the Mall Office beginning on Monday, March 31st. The Westfield Mall Office is located on the lower level near JCPenney, by the family restrooms. Space is limited, so don’t delay! Free.  (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)

LaSalle County

Macon County

  • Heartland Community Church Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for infants, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, Held indoors in bad weather, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission, Children's music and storytelling, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Baskets are provided,
    3253 N. Brush College Road, Decatur, IL 62521. Phone: 217-877-9529. Event date and time: March 30th from 10:00am to Noon. Directions: 3253 N. Brush College Rd Directly across from Richland Community College in Decatur. From I-72 take the Oreana Decatur IL 48 Exit (exit 144). Go south on IL 48. At the 2nd Light (Brush College Rd) turn left. Proceed south approximately 1.7 miles. Heartland will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Macon County’s Largest Egg Hunt, which is the LARGEST egg hunt in all of Central Illinois, features over 100,000+ Easter Eggs, Giveaways, Blacklight Puppet Show, Carnival Games and more! Hunts for 0-12 Yrs of age. As well, a hunt available for individuals with disabilities of all ages. You can pre-register at their website or call  (ADDED: February 09, 2013)

McLean County

  • Eggstravaganza - Easter egg hunt
    800 E. Vernon Avenue, Normal, IL 61761. Phone: 309-454-2402. Email: info@1agbn.org. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00am in CDT. This annual event sponsored by First Assembly of God Bloomington-Normal is the largest event in Central Illinois each year. It features over 30,000 eggs and a wealth of prize and giveaways. (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 5, 2013, from their website)(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED:  21, 2011)
  • Normal’s annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Corn Crib stadium, 1000 W. Raab Rd., Normal, IL. Phone: (309) 454-2444. Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2014. Easter eggs, games and prizes will be provided for the Town of Normal’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. This event takes place on a Saturday before Easter. The day begins with Easter games for children ages three-10 years. Separate Easter Egg Hunts will be held for children up to age 10. The Easter Bunny and Corny from the CornBelters will be in attendance. All children need to bring their own Easter basket to the hunt. No pre-registration is required. (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: March 19, 2013, from their website)

Menard County

  • Town and Country Women's Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, FREE admission, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!,
    New Salem State Park, Petersburg, IL 62675. Phone: 217-691-3397. Email: Codydh04@hotmail.com. Event date and time: See their website or call for the date (this event was held in 2013, but I have not2014been able to find any information about this year). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We will have the event, Rain or shine! Please join us for the event, ages 0-4th grade. There will be prizes and one bike giveaway per age group!. (ADDED: March 18, 2013)

St. Clair County

  • Eckert's Country Store and Farms Easter Egg-Citemen - Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Easter breakfast (with the Easter bunny), Held indoors in bad weather, There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220. Phone: (618) 233-0513. Email: eckert-info@eckerts.com. Event date and time: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. In 2014, Join us on April 5, 6, 12, 13, 18 or 19 for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and other fun activities. Hunt times are 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. Event updates: Click here for updates. Directions: See our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. See our website for current crop information;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page Easter Egg-Citement (Belleville) Hop on down the bunny trail and fill your basket with fun! Eckert’s Annual Egg Hunt, baby chicks & bunnies, face painting, the Easter Bunny, plant a seed and savor a yummy Easter treat! $10 per child. A photo with the bunny can be purchased for $7 each. Easter Egg Hunts, the largest in Southwestern Illinois, will take place at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm each day. No advanced registration required. For more information call Eckert’s. Breakfast with the Bunny (Belleville): Did you know the Easter Bunny’s favorite meal is scrambled Easter eggs with a side of fresh fruit? Join the Bunny for breakfast at Eckert’s Country Restaurant from 8am until 11am for a hearty country meal to start this fun-filled day! Reservations are recommended. For more information call Eckert’s Country Restaurant at (618) 233-0513 x 3.Starting as a simple roadside stand in 1910, the sixth and seventh generations of the Eckert family now operates three retail, entertainment and farming establishments in southern Illinois. Eckert's Belleville location is open year round and is home to the Country Store, Restaurant, Garden Center, Custard Shop and Pick-Your-Own farm. Visit our website to learn more about our wide array of products, ripening dates, activities and so much more!. (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: March 19, 2013, from their website)(ADDED: April 27, 2011). 

Will County

  • Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs - The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, Postponed in bad weather (see comments section), FREE admission, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    Godley Park District 500 S Kankakee St, Godley, IL 60407. Phone: 815-474-5204. Alternate Phone: 815-474-5204. Email: ljd@cbcast.com. Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 11am to 1pm. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.. Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs. Bring your fidos and let them hunt for treat filled eggs. Get their picture taken with the Easter bunny. Donation of $10.00 would be appreciated Registration is 11am Hunt time is 12pm. (ADDED: April 04, 2014)
  • Will County Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Children's music and storytelling, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, restrooms
    305 Channahon Street, Shorewood, IL 60404. Phone: 815-741-9357. Fax: 815.741.0366. Email: office@cef-will.org. Event date and time: Saturday April 19, 2014 is our Easter Egg Hunt; The event begins at 10am; Children must be pre - registered before the event; Doors open at 9:30am; The event ends at 12:15pm. Directions: We are easy to find. The CEF Shorewood Campus is located at 305 Channahon Street in Shorewood. Please note that Channahon is a small frontage road that runs alongside of Route 52 (Jefferson Street). Exit I-55 and go west towards Shorewood. Take the first left hand turn off of Route 52. It looks as though you are turning into Tyson Jeep--instead follow Channhon Street (the frontage road) about half a block to the stop sign and turn left into the CEF parking lot. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Looking for some fun way to celebrate Easter with the children in your life? Join us, rain or shine, for the Easter Egg Extravaganza, on Saturday morning April 19. This FREE event is child-oriented and is for all boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12. Highlights of this fun-packed morning include prizes, candy, jelly bean count contest, refreshments, along with a Bible lesson. (UPDATED: March 20, 2014) (UPDATED: February 27, 2013) (ADDED: March 06, 2012)
    A visitor writes on March 06, 2012: "This event has been a tradition for families in this area since 2004. Make plans to join us."

Winnebago County

  • Rockford First Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Children's music and storytelling, Other activities for children, Baskets are provided,  restrooms
    5950 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL 61114. Phone: (815) 877-8000. Email: rfkids@rockfordfirst.com. Event date and time: Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Toddlers through 5th grade will have the opportunity to participate in Rockford’s largest Egg Hunt! With over 35,000 filled eggs, every child is bound to have a full basket after this year’s egg hunt! The children will experience the Easter Story like never before as it comes alive through an Easter Presentation just for kids! The Easter Egg Hunt and all activities will be age-specific, so all of the kids will be in a safe, secure, and fun environment suited to their age! *The Easter egg hunt for the two-year olds will take place indoors. 2 years old-5th grade. (UPDATED: April 17, 2014) (ADDED: April 17, 2014)
  • Winnebago Park Distict Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Winnebago Sports Park, 301 N. Church St, Winnebago, IL. Phone: 815.335.3211. Email: info@winnebagoparkdistrict.org. Event date and time: See their website or call for the date (this event was held in 2013, but I have not2014been able to find any information about this year), from 11 am to 1pm. Join the Winnebago Park District and the Winnebago Chamber for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Winnebago Sports Park. Scavenger Egg Hunt for preschool thru fourth grade students and visit and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. The Egg Hunt is free and no preregistration is needed. (ADDED: March 19, 2013, from their website)

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