Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parage, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in Iowa?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in Iowa, sorted by county. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

If you know of one we missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for November 2017

November: Easter Sunday will April 1, 2018, so in 2018 most Easter egg hunts will be held on Saturday March 24, 2018 and some on Saturday March 31, 2018. 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.  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, facebook pages and calendars. See their events calendar. There are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!

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Easter Egg Hunt, Parage and Event Listings

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Black Hawk County

  • Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!,
    402 Viking Plaza Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Phone: 319-277-3033. Email: jlmiller@scheels.com. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't received an update from them; from 10 am to 1 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Join SCHEELS in Cedar Falls for an indoor Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! Answer the Easter Egg Clues to make your way around the store and collect candy! Event is limited to 300 children. Please allow 30 minutes to complete the scavenger hunt. Crafts and additional activities also available.  (UPDATED: March 25, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: April 02, 2014)

Dallas County

  • Waukee Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Centennial Park, 1255 Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA. Phone: 515.987.4522. Event date and time: Call to find out IF they are having it this year; we cannot find any current information about this event, last year it was the Saturday right before Easter at 10:00 am. Waukee's Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Centennial Park. Rain or shine! So bring your basket or bag and be ready to find those eggs! Age groups are as follows: Under 4, 5-7, and 8-10. Centennial Park is a 33-acre park is full of recreational opportunities. The park is equipped with 2 sand volleyball courts, 3 ball diamonds, basketball court, 9-hole Disc Golf Course, 3 playgrounds, 2 open shelters, 1 enclosed shelter, creek, and a covered bridge. The open green space is perfect for a picnic with the entire family.  (UPDATED: April 16, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: March 22, 2013, from their website)

Marion County

  • Pleasantville Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Egg Hunt
    Pleasantville Elementary School, Pleasantville, IA. Phone: (515) 975-2052. Email: Director@PleasantvilleChamber.org. Event date and time: April 4, 2015 at 11:30 am. The Annual Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt for children pre-K through 6th grade will be held at the Pleasantville Elementary School. Arrive early to make sure you don’t miss the scramble, and be sure to leave plenty of time afterwards to let the kids get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.
    If your business or organization would like to make a donation for this event, please e-mail or call/text
    (Sponsored by the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce). 

Polk County

  • 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    2747 E Madison, Des Moines, IA 50317. Phone: 515-266-0265. Event date and time:on a Saturday; Call for the 2017 date, at 11:00 am. Staves Memorial UMC and Boy Scout Troop 2 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, lots of prizes and candy. 11:00 am, See their website for the 2017 date. Ages 10 and under. 2747 E Madison Des Moines Iowa 50317. 515-266-0265. Hot Dog lunch following (ADDED: April 03, 2012, suggested by a visitor)
  • Blank Park Zoo Eggstravaganza - Easter egg hunt and much more
    7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315. Phone 515-285-4722. Email: events@blankparkzoo.org. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) from 10 am to 2 pm. Egg hunts for the little ones and an Easter scavenger hunt through the Zoo for the older ones to make you think! An event for the whole family, Eggstravaganza offers craft activities, animal enrichment activities and a special visit from the Easter Bunny for photo opportunities and Easter fun! An egg hunt will be taking place for children 7 & under (taking place throughout the day from 10 am to 4 pm; no set times). A scavenger hunt will be available for children 8 & above. Crafts and games are ongoing throughout the day. Eggstravaganza activities are free with regular zoo admission and free for zoo members. Activities: Egg hunts and scavenger hunts for candy and prizes, Easter Bunny and Butterfly crafts, Egg-themed animal enrichment, Giant inflatable bounce house, Face painting, Take pictures with the Easter Bunny, Also, be sure to check our Facebook and Twitter pages for the Easter Bunny's tour of Des Moines, the Golden Egg Hunt clues, and jelly bean contest! For more information call or email. Our facebook page.  (UPDATED: March 21, 2016) (UPDATED: March 25, 2015, JBS)  (ADDED: March 23, 2013, from their website)
  • Gateway Church Eggs Eggs Everywhere - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, 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, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!,
    1200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309. Phone: 515-992-0350. Email: info@thegatewaychurch.com. Event date and time: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 9 am to Eggs, Eggs Everywhere begins! 9:30 am to First Wave (ages 8 am to 3) 9:58 am to Second Wave (ages 4 pm to 5) 10:10 am to Third Wave (ages 6 to 8) 10:30 am to Fourth Wave (ages 9 and up) 12 am to Event Ends. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 01, 2015)
  • Willowcreek Baptist Community Extravaganza - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Brunch (no bunny), Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Children's music and storytelling, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Baskets are provided, Farm animals are present, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo
    720 Army Post Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Phone: 515-285-1829. Email: chris@willowcreekbaptistchurch.com. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 - but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't received an update from them; ; The fun starts at 10am!!. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Notes: There will also be inflatables and lots of games and prizes for the kids!.  (UPDATED: March 25, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: April 17, 2014)

Pottawattamie County

  • Council Bluffs Parks & Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Roberts Park, 1000 N 25th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't received an update from them; , starts at 10 am. Parks and Rec, along with the Robert's Park Neighborhood Association to host their annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The Hunt, which is free to children ages one to 10, will start at 10 a.m. at Roberts Park (1000 N. 25th St). The children will be divided into three age groups. In addition to eggs, the Council Bluffs Fire Department and Police Departments will bring equipment to show the children, along with stickers and other treats. Face Painting by Spunky will be on hand to paint whiskers on all the kids. No registration is necessary. The Hunt will begin promptly at 10 am, rain or shine, so all participants are encouraged to arrive early. Parking is free.  (UPDATED: March 25, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: March 22, 2013, from their website)

Story County

  • Grace Evangelical Free Church Easter Eggstravaganza - Huxley
    905 N 5th Ave, Huxley, Iowa 50124. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't yet received an update from them) at 9:30 AM - 1 PM.  Come and join us for our annual Easter celebration! This year we have: crafts, egg hunts, prizes, an amazing chemistry show, lunch, and more!  Please check the schedule as it has changed from last year. Make sure to get registered before the chemistry show starts; you won’t want to miss any of it. See you there! 9:30-10am: Registration
    10-11: The Amazing Chemistry Show (one showing only)
    11-1: Lunch, cake walk, crafts, tattoos, face painting, and balloon creations
    11:15: Easter egg hunt, West side of the grounds (Ages 0-6)
    11:30: Easter egg hunt, East side of the grounds (Ages 7-11)
    1:00 pm: Event Ends
    (ADDED: March 08, 2016, JBS)

Warren County

  • Ted's Garden Center Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    2701 Cumming Avenue, Cumming, Iowa 50061. Event date and time: Call to find out IF they are having it this year; we cannot find any current information about this event, last year it was the Saturday right before Easter at 10 am, Usually on the Saturday before Easter. free fun filled Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny has promised to have 3 times more Easter Eggs at the hunt this year! The Easter Bunny will also be on hand so bring your camera and take some pictures of the kids. (UPDATED: April 16, 2014, from their website)