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

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parade, 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 those in the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of Iowa, sorted by county. ALWAYS either see their website or call before you go to confirm the info, there are often last minute changes which they do not report to us!  If you have missed the Easter egg hunts in your area (or they were canceled), see this page about how to easily have your own backyard or local park Easter egg hunt.

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Updates for December 2021

It looks like egg hunts will be returning in 2021! Unfortunately MANY are waiting until literally the last minute to publish their plans and details. We're updating their information daily as it comes in.  Those we KNOW are having an event in 2021 are highlighted in yellow, like this passage to make them easy to find as you scroll down the page.

If you have missed the Easter egg hunts in your area (or they were canceled), see this page about how to easily have your own backyard or local park Easter egg hunt.

RELATED: You may also want to go to a local farm to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables; strawberries start very soon in most areas! Farms will be open, and it's quite safe out in a field, where people are not close to each othger!
And if you are looking for local children's consignment sales, also often held by churches in the Spring and Fall, click here!

ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute cancellations, postponements or changes to locations due to weather (like heavy rains) 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 Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, Facebook pages and calendars. Besides egg hunts, there are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!
If you need to add your egg hunt or update your existing information, click on these links.

 

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: 515-978-0007. Event date and time: We don't yet know if they are holding it in 2021, but based on the 2019 date (it obviously wasn't held in 2020), if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we cannot find an update for this year yet) from 10 am to 11 am.
    Hop on over and fill your baskets full of candy at Waukee's annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department! Keep an eye out for special golden prize eggs. The hunt is sectioned off into three age groups: 4 & under, 5-7 years old and 8-10 years old. And, you just might catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny himself. Cost: Free

Greene County

Guthrie County

Hamilton County

Hardin County

Jasper County

Lucas County

Madison County

Mahaska County

Marion County

  • Pleasantville Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Egg Hunt
    Pleasantville Elementary School, Pleasantville, IA. Phone: 515-975-2052. Email: Director@PleasantvilleChamber.org. Event date and time: We don't yet know if they are holding it in 2021, but based on the 2019 date (it obviously wasn't held in 2020), if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we cannot find an update for this year yet), at 11:30 am. The Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children pre-K through 5th grade will be held at the Pleasantville Soccer Field. 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. To see pictures from last year’s Easter Egg Hunt, visit our Photo Albums.

Marshall County

Polk County

  • Blank Park Zoo Eggstravaganza - zoo-wide scavenger hunt, Photos with the Easter Bunny, Childrens crafts, Children's music and storytelling, Baskets are provided, Other activities, restrooms, Food or concessions
    7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315. Phone: (515) 974-2523. Email: events@blankparkzoo.org. Event date and time: We don't yet know if they are holding it in 2021, but based on the 2019 date (it obviously wasn't held in 2020), if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we cannot find an update for this year yet) from 10 AM to 2 PM . Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa or MasterCard, Discover Eggstravaganza is Blank Park Zoo's annual Easter event, featuring a zoo-wide scavenger hunt. Guests grab an egg from 6 egg-themed stations around the zoo, to then redeem for a prize at the zoo's exit! Enjoy crafts, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and watch the animals receive EGG-cellent enrichment. Eggstravaganza is FREE with the purchase of a general admissions ticket, and FREE to zoo members. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 08, 2019) Eggs, Eggs Everywhere at Western Gateway Park - Easter egg hunt
  • Des Moines 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 2021 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.. Ages 10 and under. 2747 E Madison Des Moines Iowa 50317.  Hot Dog lunch following
  • Eggs, Eggs Everywhere at Western Gateway Park - Easter egg hunt, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Inflatables, bounce houses, etc., Childrens crafts, Cancelled 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: We don't yet know if they are holding it in 2021, but based on the 2019 date (it obviously wasn't held in 2020), if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we cannot find an update for this year yet) 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 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)
  • Soteria Des Moines Church - Easter egg hunt, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Easter Festival, Inflatables, bounce houses, etc., Childrens crafts, Children's music and storytelling, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE event, Baskets are provided, Other activities, restrooms
    3250 Soteria Ave , West Des Moines , IA 50265. Phone: (515) 285-1829. Event date and time: We don't yet know if they are holding it in 2021, but based on the 2019 date (it obviously wasn't held in 2020), if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we cannot find an update for this year yet), from 10-Noon. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: FREE. (ADDED: April 11, 2019)
  • West Des Moines Christian Church - Easter trail, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Photos with the Easter Bunny, Children's music and storytelling, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE event
    4501 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Phone: (515) 223-1639. Event date and time: Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: FREE. Drop by the church backyard this Saturday from 1-3pm, for this fun springtime event! Visitors will go on a self-guided storybook journey through the back yard along lollipop lane. Along the way you can read a book about Pete the Cat, grab some treats, and have an opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny! Click here for our Facebook page. . (ADDED: March 24, 2021)
  • 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 or refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, inflatables or 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: We don't yet know if they are holding it in 2021, but based on the 2019 date (it obviously wasn't held in 2020), if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we cannot find an update for this year yet); ; 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 - Easter egg hunt
    905 N 5th Ave, Huxley, Iowa 50124. Event date and time: We don't yet know if they are holding it in 2021, but based on the 2019 date (it obviously wasn't held in 2020), if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we cannot find an update for this year yet), from 9 am to 1 PM.  Mark your calendars for April 20 at 9am! We are so excited to let you know this years Easter Eggstravaganza is featuring The Amazing Chemistry Show performed by Josh Denhart. The Easter Eggstravaganza also includes an Easter egg hunt, crafts, a cake walk, a hot dog lunch and amazing door prizes: gift cards, coupons, and tickets to fun family attractions. Please come join us at Grace Evangelical Free church located at 905 North 5th Ave in Huxley for a free fun and exciting family experience. Check out this promo video for The Amazing Chemistry Show! https://vimeo.com/194992030

Tama County

Warren County

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church - Easter egg hunt Easter Event at Annett Nature Center
    Warren County Conservation and Annett Nature Center, 15565 118th Ave Indianola, IA 50125. Phone: (515) 961-6148. Email: wccb@warrenccb.org. Event date and time: Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 12 PM. Enjoy a special treat and an Easter egg hunt for the children. Guests are welcome.  Families may bring their own picnic lunch and stay after the event. Older children that would like to help hide eggs should arrive around 10:30. Please bring your masks. 
  • Ted's Garden Center Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    2701 Cumming Avenue, Cumming, Iowa 50061. Event date and time: We don't yet know if they are holding it in 2021, but based on the 2019 date (it obviously wasn't held in 2020), if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we cannot find an update for this year yet), at 9 am. Each year on the Saturday before Easter we host a FREE Easter Egg hunt for children ages 10 and under. The Easter Bunny hides over 8000 eggs and stays for the hunt and pictures afterwards. This event typically starts promptly at 9am, don’t be late if you want to make sure your child finds eggs!

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