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

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

Here's Where to Find Easter Fun in Minnesota!

There are Easter Eggs hunts all over Minnesota 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

Anoka County

  • Three Rivers Park District Heron Egg Hunt - Easter activities
    Carl Kroening Interpretive Center, 4900 Mississippi Court, Minneapolis, MN 55430. Phone: 763.694.7693. Event date and time: See their website; there are activities at several parks and locations . As the herons return to area parks we celebrate with a special hunt for their blue eggs where everyone gets a treat! Finders of special golden eggs receive a basket full of surprises. Hunts at 10:30 and 11:15 am are divided into age groups. Visit with live bunnies, chicks and goats in our warm and cozy indoor petting zoo from 10:00-12 noon . Face-painting and learning about real herons rounds out the fun! Reservations required.  (UPDATED: April 14, 2014, from their website)

Carver County

  • Easter Egg Candy Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    City Center Park, 7700 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen MN. Phone: 952-227-1122. Email: jstutzman@ci.chanhassen.mn.us. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9 am. Over 300 children along with their friends and families attend this annual event. The program includes prize giveaways, a coloring contest, the candy hunt, and an appearance from the Easter Bunny! Easter Egg Candy Hunt. Children ages 12 and under will hunt for candy and special eggs, including a golden egg that can be redeemed for a great prize! Each participant will also be eligible for the door prize drawings (must be present to win). Event will be held rain or shine at City Center Park, just north of Chanhassen City Hall. Don't forget your camera for a photo with the Easter Bunny! (UPDATED: April 14, 2014, from their website)

Dakota County

  • Erickson's Petting Zoo -  Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, Held indoors in bad weather, There is an admission fee, Other activities for children, Baskets are provided, Farm animals are present, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    11890 Hope Road Se, Osakis, MN 56360. Phone: 320-762-0184. Alternate Phone: 320-491-3578. Email: dave@ericksonspettingzoo.com. Event date and time: Saturday before Easter from 10am to 2pm. Directions: 2 miles west of Osakis on highway 27, 1 mile North on Bird Lake Road , 1/2 mile west on Hope Road. Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will be open on Friday evenings this year. Payment: Cash, Check. Makin' Memories at Erickson' Petting Zoo. Lots of animals, large playground and picnic tables. Fall includes wagon rides, pony rides and corn maze. Check us out on Facebook!. Hunt for plastic eggs for all ages up to 12 years old. Lots of animals to feed and pet. The 2013 Admission prices are-$5.00 per person for petting zoo and egg hunt. Age one and under free. If the weather isn't the best bring BOOTS! Each child will get a basket (please don't bring your own or a plastic bag), Limit of (1) basket per child.  (UPDATED: April 03, 2010) (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School - Easter Egg hunt
    151 East County Rd. 42 , Burnsville, MN 55306. Phone: (952) 432-5527 . Email: info@goodshep.com . Event date and time:  Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am to 3pm. Directions: See their website for directions. We have a HUGE community egg hunt. There are 4 different hunts and yards for 3 different age groups, plus many other activities. The events are always free. There may be some concessions to cover food cost, but the purpose it to provide safe, fun and free community family events.  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: March 31, 2014) (UPDATED: April 11, 2014)
  • Minnesota Zoo's Farm Babies - farm animals, Easter events
    13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Phone: 952.431.9200. Alternate phone: 952.431.9500. Email: info@mnzoo.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 10:00 am to  4:00 pm. Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm! There’s nothing cuter than baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies. There will be fun, hands-on kids’ activities on March 29 & 30. Activities:
    Tractor Rides from the Grain Elevator to the Farm (Friday, Saturday, Sundays) Kids’ craft activities at the farm, March 29 & 30 (11:00 am -2:00 pm) "Peter Rabbit" Costume Character, Saturday, March 30 (10:00 am -1:00 pm). Face painting, March 29 & 30 (11:00 am – 2:00 pm) Local children’s author Vickie Black, Young Chicken Farmers book reading, March 29 & 30 at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm Oink Booth – April 27 & 28; AAZK Art Fair – April 13 & 14 and April 16 - 21

Dodge County

  • Red Barn Learning Farm - Easter egg hunts for children, Farm animals are present, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    27251 State Highway 30, Hayfield, MN 55940. Phone: 507-365-8321. Alternate Phone: 507-272-7465. Email: redbarnfarm@kmtel.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, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: June 05, 2012)

Douglas County

  • Erickson's Petting Zoo - Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, Held indoors in bad weather, There is an admission fee, Baskets are provided, Farm animals are present,
    11890 Hope Rd, Osakis, MN 56360. Phone: 320-762-0184. Alternate Phone: 320-491-3578. Email: dave@ericksonspettingzoo.com. Event date and time: Saturday, See their website for the 2014 date, 10am to 2pm. Directions: Two miles west of Osakis on highway 27, one mile north on gravel (Bird Lake Rd), 1/2 mile west on Hope Road Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Annual Easter Egg Hunt, held at Erickson's Petting Zoo at 11890 Hope Rd, Osakis, Mn.56360. Egg Hunt is for ages 0-12 years old. Admission: $5.00 per person,1 and under, free. We supply baskets, different areas for age groups. Lot's of farm animal's and birds. (UPDATED: November 26, 2010)

Hennepin County

  • Grove Christian Center Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    14320 93rd Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55369. Phone: 763-420-4271. Alternate Phone: 763-742-7015. Fax: 763-420-4969. Email: Office@grovecc.org. Event date and time: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 05, 2013)
  • Jardin Magico Easter Egg Hunt & Open House - Maple Grove - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults),
    8351 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove, MN 55369. Phone: (763) 416-3992. Alternate Phone: 609-892-7152. Email: maplegrove@jardinmagico.com. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 10, 2014)
  • Jardin Magico Easter Egg Hunt & Open House - Eden Praire - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), FREE admission, Children's crafts, Children's music and storytelling,
    14200 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Phone: (952) 974-4365. Email: edenprairie@jardinmagico.com. Event date and time: April 19th 2014, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Join Jardín Mágico for an Easter egg hunt & open house! The Easter egg hunt will begin at 12pm please bring a bag or basket for your little ones, and we will be offering tours of our new day care & preschool from 12pm-2pm. A SPANISH IMMERSION DAY CARE AND PRESCHOOL THAT BELIEVES IN NURTURING CHILDREN WITH A HOLISTIC APPROACH. We are committed to providing a culturally-competent curriculum, language immersion, enrichment activities, organic foods, cloth diapers, pure sun and fresh air to every unique child in our care. We have 5 locations throughout the metro area. (ADDED: April 10, 2014)
  • Messiah Church Easter Eggstravaganza - Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Children's music and storytelling, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, concessions / refreshment stand, face painting, petting zoo
    Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 County Road 6 , Plymouth, MN 55447. Phone: 763-473-6968. Email: mbaehr@messiahchurchmn.org. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: The Easter Eggstravaganza is free and all are welcome!. Ages 3 through 5th Grade are welcome. (ADDED: March 22, 2014)
  • St. Louis Park Lions Club Bunny Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN. Phone: (952) 924-2540. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19, Check-in at 10 am; Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10:15 am $2 per child (no fee for supervising adult). Ages 3 – 8 (with accompanying adult)
    Have a hoppin’ good time hunting for eggs and enjoying fun entertainment in the Park. Prizes will be awarded for the Egg Hunt Coloring Contest, judged by the Lions Club. Pick up your coloring sheet at The Rec Center or have one mailed by calling (952) 924-2540. Special bags will be given to each registrant to collect eggs. Bring a camera for photos with the Lions Club Lion. Different areas will be set up for different age groups during the hunt. This program is generously sponsored by the St. Louis Park Lions Club. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the middle school.  (UPDATED: April 14, 2014, from their website)

Le Sueur County

  • Community Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), FREE admission, Children's music and storytelling, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Baskets are provided,
    4534 State highway 60, Waterville, MN 56096. Phone: 507-362-4314. Email: churchoffice@fbcwaterville.org. Event date and time:GOOD Friday at 7pm: The people of Israel practiced the scapegoat ritual yearly on the Day of Atonement; Do you know what it was? Invite a friend and join us on Good Friday and experience it; Easter: 9am and 10:30am Service 10am to Baptism Celebration Breakfast served from 9am to 10am and 10:38 am to 11am. Directions: Near the intersection of highway 60 and 13 in Waterville, MN. Payment: Cash, only. Thousands of Eggs – Puppet Show – Story Time – Door Prizes - Fun For The Whole Family. (ADDED: March 17, 2013)

Ramsey County

  • Christ Lutheran Spring in the Park Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Baskets are provided, restrooms, face painting
    2475 East 17th Avenue, North St. Paul, MN 55109. Phone: 651-777-5771. Alternate Phone: 651-777-1450. Email: church@christlutheran-wels.org. Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:30am; Arrive at 10:00am to ensure your child does not miss the hunt for their age group. Directions: Payment: Highway 36 to Minnesota 120 (Century Avenue) and head North on 120 to 17th Avenue. Turn left (west) onto 17th Avenue and church will be on the right side of the road after you cross Helen Street. Event held at Christ Lutheran Church and School. Free Easter Egg Hunt indoors for Ages 2 - 5, crafts, snacks, face painting, lots of fun! Every child gets a prize and chance to win an Easter basket!. (ADDED: March 29, 2014)
  • Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunts and Events -  Easter egg hunt
    2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Phone: 612-230-6400. Email:  dsommers@minneapolisparks.org. Contact: Dawn Sommers, Communications and Marketing Manager. Event date and time: many locations nd several dates, see below. Spring into Egg Hunts and Bunny Parties at Minneapolis Parks. Hop on down to a Minneapolis park this spring for egg hunts and bunny parties. Events are geared for all ages, so bring the family, enjoy the festivities with your neighbors and celebrate spring’s arrival.
    April 12, 2014 - McRae Bunny Brunch, 10 a.m. – noon, McRae. Brunch, jazz band, craft for the kids and egg hunt. Activities and egg hunt admission is free. Brunch fee: $6 for adults, $4 for kids – includes eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. All ages.
    April 12, 2014 - Van Cleve Spring Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Van Cleve. Egg hunt for various age levels, face painting, egg decorating and baskets, tissue paper flowers and spin art. Admission is free. Ages 17 and under.
    April 18, 2014 - Logan Tiny Tot Egg Hunt, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Logan. Entertainment, art projects, treats and an egg hunt. $2.50 fee for residents, $3.75 for non-residents. Ages 1-5.
    April 18, 2014 - Flashlight Egg Hunt, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Creekview. Bring your flashlight! Registration not required. Admission is free. All ages.
    April 19, 2014 - Sibley Bunny Brunch and Big Egg Hunt, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sibley. Bunny brunch served from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. ($5 adults/ $3 kids brunch). Free activities include: egg coloring, scavenger hunt, art projects, golden egg hunt, face painting and more. Big Fun Show will provide magic entertainment from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Big Egg Hunt will follow. All ages.
    April 19, 2014 - Kenwood Annual Spring Egg Hunt, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Kenwood. Fantastic egg hunt for three age levels: 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds and 6-8 year olds. Face painting, arts and crafts, entertainment and a visit from Peter Rabbit. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Admission is free.
    April 19, 2014 - Kenny Spring Egg Hunt, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Kenny. Bring the whole family for this fun event. Enjoy an Egg Hunt, Caricature, Arts and Crafts and continental breakfast. The Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. sharp. $5 fee for residents, $7.50 for non-residents. Register and pay at the door. Ages 6 and under.
    April 19, 2014 - Spring Fling, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cookie decorating, basket making, egg hunt with prizes, entertainment and a petting zoo. Light refreshments will be made available while supplies last. Admission is $2 per person. No registration required. All ages.
    April 19, 2014 - Windom NE Bunny Party and Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. – noon, Windom NE. Treats and fun entertainment for the entire family. Carnival games, adult egg toss, children's egg hunt and more! Treat bags will be given to the first 200 children. Admission is free. Pre-registration not required. Ages 2-12.
    April 19, 2014 - Whittier Spring Egg Hunt, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Whittier. Face painting, a craft project, photos with the bunny and an egg hunt! Remember to bring your cameras and baskets! Pre-registration required. Admission is free. Ages 12 and under.
    April 19, 2014 - Minne-Hop-Hop Family Egg Hunt, noon – 3 p.m., Minnehaha Falls. Crafts, face painting, moonwalk, petting zoo, food for sale and egg hunt (bring your own baskets). $3 fee.  (UPDATED: April 14, 2014, from their website)
  • Three Rivers Park District Egg Hunt at Silverwood Park - Easter egg hunt
    Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd. E, St. Anthony, MN 55421. Phone: 763.694.7707. 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 1 pm to 4 pm. Bring the whole family for an art-inspired egg hunt and afternoon of fun art activities! Staggered start times will allow for kids of all ages to have a chance to collect spring treats. Photos with the Bunny, musical entertainment and a variety of "egg-cellent" art activities for all ages will be available throughout the afternoon! Hunts for children ages 0-4 will begin at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM. Hunts for children ages 5-10 will begin at 2 PM and 3 PM. Reservations by phone only; call 763.559.6700. $5/person pre-registered; $6/person day of.

Scott County

  • Three Rivers Park District Victorian Easter Egg Roll at the Landing - Easter egg roll,
    2187 Highway 101 East, Shakopee, MN 55379. Phone: 763.694.7784. 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 12 noon to 3 pm. Celebrate with the family! Make your own miniature basket and decorate a wooden egg. Activities include an egg and spoon race, bunny hop relay and an authentic egg roll. Join in some playtime with old-fashioned toys and games, and explore the banks of the Minnesota River Valley. Refreshments will be served in the Town Hall. Bring your camera! Enter park through the West Entrance. Reservations required. There is a $5 to $6 fee for each person.

St. Louis County

  • Lake Superior Zoo and Zoological Society Easter EGG-stravaganza - Saturday, March 30th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    7210 Fremont Street, Duluth, MN 55807. Phone: 218-730-4500. Email: info@lszoo.org. Event date and time: Saturday, March 30th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. The annual Easter EGG-stravaganza  at the Lake Superior Zoo. Bring the family and enjoy this spring tradition of hunting eggs, playing games and visiting the animals.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand to oversee the egg hunt and the coloring contest. Children can find Easter eggs and trade one egg for an Easter treat bag and the others to get their faces painted or play games. Watch as the zoo animals enjoy their own Easter treats, enjoy the Lake Superior Clowns, participate in kids’ games and interact with education animals in the Griggs Learning Center. Kids are also encouraged to submit their best coloring contest entry for a chance to win a prize in their age category. There are four categories for the coloring contest: ages 2 – 4, ages 5 – 6, ages 7 – 8, and ages 9-plus. There will be prizes in each category! All contest entrants will be entered in a grand-prize drawing for a Lake Superior Zoo family membership. Find the Easter coloring competition in the Reader. (UPDATED: March 5, 2013, from their website)

Todd County

  • Long Prairie Community Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!,
    410 9th Street Ne, Long Prairie, MN 56347. Phone: 320-732-2730. Email: serranomarleen@yahoo.com. Event date and time: Usually on the Saturday before Easter, See their website for the 2014 date 10 am to 12 noon. Directions: Payment: Magic Show, puppet show, prizes, snacks and candy. (ADDED: March 16, 2011)

Washington County


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