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 the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of Iowa?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of 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 June 2018

June: Easter Sunday will April 21, 2019, If you plan to hold an Easter egg hunt, add or update your information as soon as you can. In 2018 most Easter egg hunts were held on either Saturday, March 24, 2018 or 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  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, facebook pages and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, Parade and Event Listings

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Adair County

Boone County

Clarke County

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 10am. 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. 

Greene County

Guthrie County

Hamilton County

Hardin County

Jasper County

Lucas County

Madison County

Mahaska County

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). 

Marshall County

Polk County

  • 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 2018 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 2018 date. Ages 10 and under. 2747 E Madison Des Moines Iowa 50317. 515-266-0265. Hot Dog lunch following
  • 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, March 31, 2018 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed) 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   Eggs, Eggs Everywhere at Western Gateway Park - Easter egg hunt
  • Eggs, Eggs Everywhere at Western Gateway Park - Easter egg hunt, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Inflatablies, bounce houses, etc., Childrens crafts, Canceled in bad weather, FREE admission, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Other, porta-potties
    1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309. Phone: (515) 216-4237. Email: info@thegatewaychurch.com. Event date and time: Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9 am to 12 pm; egg runs by age group start promptly at 9:30 am. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: FREE Downtown Des Moines' Favorite Egg Hunt! Bring your Easter basket, your family and all your friends to Western Gateway Park, downtown Des Moines on Saturday, March 31 for the 8th annual Eggs, Eggs Everywhere! This is a one-of-a-kind urban family experience with more than 17,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs, music, games and laughter. The event is brought to you by The Gateway Church and is completely FREE! After the egg runs (divided by age group), stick around for more family fun at the Giant Inflatables Area and other activity stations including balloon animals, crafts, games and temporary tattoos.  Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 07, 2018)
  • Jester Park Equestrian Center - Easter egg hunt, Canceled in bad weather, There is an admission fee, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Otherrestrooms, farm animals
    11171 NW 103rd Court, Granger, IA 50109. Phone: (515) 999-2818. Email: Molly.mellinger@polkcountyiowa.gov. Event date and time: Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 12 pm to 4 pm - wagon rides depart every hour.. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx Visit the Jester Park Equestrian Center for our Spring Open House and take advantage of a unique, family fun Easter Egg Hunt! We'll load up on a horse-drawn wagon ride and head into the timber trails of Jester Park. After a short wagon ride, guests will be dropped off to scour the surrounding area for colorful Easter Eggs! Then hop back aboard your wagon ride with your now-full baskets of eggs and head back to the Equestrian Center. This is a great activity for kids ages 2-12 years old and a Easter Egg Hunt that will sure to be a blast! Arrive before, or stick around after your Egg Hunt, to tour the equestrian center and meet ponies and horses of all sizes while learning about what Jester Park Equestrian Center has to offer! Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 19, 2018)
  • 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, March 31, 2018- 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!. 

Powershiek County

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, March 31, 2018 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed) at 9:30 am to 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)
    1pm: Event Ends

Tama County

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.