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 northwestern Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in northwestern Illinois, 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!

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Updates for May 2020

Due to concerns about Coronavirus, many Easter egg hunts are being cancelled for 2020. As we get updates, we are revising them here. ALWAYS confirm directly with the sponsor (we provide links to their websites, email and phone numbers) to ensure they are still holding the event, as the situation is changing rapidly. A few are having drive-in Egg Hunts, most are simply canceling in 2020 to return in 2021, and holding an online service this year.
Easter Sunday will be April 12, 2020. Most Easter egg hunts are being held on the Saturday a week before Easter, or the day before Easter Sunday. 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 in the northeast) 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  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to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.

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!
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Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings

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Winnebago County

  • Alpine Academy Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Open House - Easter egg hunt
    5001 Forest View Ave, Rockford, IL. Phone: (815) 227-8894. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 9 am - 12 pm. Free event. Join us for an Open House to learn more about what Alpine Academy has to offer your family. Our Open House will run from 9 am to 12 pm which will include activities in the gym and at 10 am, a visit from the Easter Bunny who will begin our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Watch for updates as we add sponsor information and giveaways.
  • Crossroads Community Church Community Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    301 North Church Street, Winnebago, IL 61088. Phone: (815) 335-3211. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 10 am to 12 pm. Free event. We would like to invite everyone to our 3rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt! We have three fields with candy and one field that is candy free. There will be an Easter Bunny, Raffles, Face painting, bounce houses and so much more! Please join us for a fun morning!
  • Edgewater Easter Egg Hunt at Oxford Park - Easter egg hunt
    2420 Oxford, Rockford, IL 61103. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 10 am to 11 am. Free event. Join the Edgewater Neighborhood Association for this annual egg-stravaganza! Hop on over to Oxford Park to fill your basket with yummy treats. Kids 3 and under have their own special space (no fear of bumps from the big kids!). No entrance fee, lots of free prizes, and an opportunity to take free photos with the Easter Bunny in front of a festive photo backdrop!
  • Gateway Park - Easter Egg Hunt
    618 S 5th St, Rockford, IL 61104. Phone: (815) 967-0413. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 1 pm to 2 pm. Free event. Up to age 12.
  • GPS Faith CommunityEaster Fun Fest -
    10714 N 2nd St, Machesney Park, IL 61115. Phone: (779) 221-8491. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 1 pm to 3 pm. Free event. Inflatable bounce house & obstacle course, games, prizes, photo booth, and more! Join us for our annual family-friendly event. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. Bring your own camera and use our fun spring scene.
  • Grace Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    343 Grand Ave, Loves Park, IL 61111. Phone: (815) 633-8075. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Sunday, April 5, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Free event. Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! We will have games, food, crafts, and of course, the Easter Egg Hunt! All are welcome to come and all is free! We will have bags available if you need one!
    12:00pm 0-2 year olds
    12:15pm 3-4 year olds
    12:30pm 5-6 year olds
    12:45pm 7-9 year olds
    1:00pm 10-12 year olds.
  • Heartland Community Church - Easter egg hunt
    1280 South Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61108. Phone: 815-395-8000. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 9 am to 11 am. Cost: Free. Eggstra, Eggstra! Check it out! Launch Kids @ Heartland presents the Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 13th. Bring your kids, your friends and their kids to this huge Easter egg hunt right here at Heartland Community Church. There will be bounce houses, face-panting, story telling, and thousands of candy-filled Easter eggs for your kids. It’s free! It’s fun! It’s for the kids.
  • Kids Spot Easter EGGstravaganza - Easter egg hunt
    9461 N 2nd St, Roscoe, IL 61073. Phone: (815) 623-5437. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 12 pm to 3 pm. Kids Spot is back for our 3rd annual Easter EGGstravanganza and we are outdoing ourselves this year! Come join us. $12 pre-register (ends April 18th). $15 at the door. The Egg Hunt will begin sharply at 12:15pm. Join us for all the fun: Easter Egg Hunt, Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Raffle Baskets (don't forget to bring cash), Face Painting, Toddler Bounce House, Adult bags tournament with CASH prize (entry fee is cash only), Open gym, Concessions (cash only). To register for the event, please call Kids Spot at 815-623-5437 or visit our website.
  • Oregon Park West EGGciting Easter Egg Hunts - Easter egg hunt
    1402 Koontz Pl., Oregon, IL 61061. Phone: (815) 732-3101. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 10 am to 11 am. Free event. The traditional Egg Hunt for Pre-K through 4th grade will begin with a 10:00 a.m. sharp start! Hunt areas are divided by grade. Bring your Easter Basket and get ready for the Easter Bunny, eggs, candy, hidden treasures, prizes and lots of fun at Oregon Park West. Please come early to find a place to park, find your hunt area, and to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
    Additional egg hunts scheduled are:
    Good Friday evening,  with the Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt for students in 5th-8th grade. You are never too hold to enjoy the thrill of hunting for eggs. It's even more fun to do it in the dark! Bring your flashlight and basket to Park West for the Hunt at 8 p.m.
    Saturday (before Easter Sunday),  we are Eggcited to bring to Oregon our first Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt. This is the perfect Hunt for families looking for a smaller, quieter hunt in a confined space. The Hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. inside the baseball diamond at Park West. Participants of all abilities can hunt for eggs which are empty and can then redeem them for a small Easter surprise. The Easter Bunny will be present for photo opportunities between 9:00-9:30 a.m. Please RSVP for this Hunt to help up with the planning by April 7th. www.oregonpark.org/Inclusion-programJoin us for these fun community events! Please leave your pets at home. No pets other than service dogs at the Egg Hunts. For more info: www.oregonpark.org or call 815-732-3101. Parents, keep in mind that candy, toys and prizes may not be appropriate for children 3 years and under and the candy is not all made in peanut free environments. The 9:30 Sensory Friendly egg hunt will be peanut free!
  • Rockford Crunchy Ladies Annual Food Free Egg Hunt at Gladys and Roland Olson Park - Easter egg hunt
    7901 Harlem Rd, Caledonia, IL 61011. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. For ages 0 to 12. Price is $2.00 per child or a Donation of 12 egg stuffers per child can be accepted until April 1st.  We host this event because we know our community is diverse and has many different food allergies or other sensitivities and we want to support that.
  • 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: [email protected]. 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 Easter Sundayat 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.
  • Heartland Community Church - Easter egg hunt
    1280 South Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61108 . Phone: 815-395-8000. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 9 am to 11 am.
  • Sumner Park District - Easter egg hunt
    300 West 1st Street, Pecatonica, IL 61063. Phone: (815) 239-1083. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), at 1 pm. Free event. Come check out the Easter Egg Hunt the Pecatonica Woman’s Club puts on every year for kids 0-9 years old. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! For 2 & under, 3-4, 5-6 & 7-9 are the 4 different age groups. Rain location is Pecatonica High School gym.
  • Stillman Valley High School Easter Scramble - Easter egg hunt
    425 S Pine St, Stillman Valley, Illinois 61084. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 (but be sure to check on their website or call them first as may have changed), from 11 am to 1 pm. Free indoor event. We will start at 11:10am with youngest group. Please show up between 1045 and 11am to register. We ask the ages to get an idea for groups. This is so we don't have to many in a group.
  • Winnebago Park District & Crossroads Community Church of Winnebago - Easter egg hunt, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Inflatables, bounce houses, etc., Canceled in bad weather, FREE event, Bring a basket to collect the eggs, porta-potties
    301 North Church Street, Winnebago, IL 61088. Phone: (815) 335-3211. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10 am - 12 p.m. . Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: FREE. Come out for a FREE day of fun. 4 fields of eggs (over 6000) 1-3 yo field starts at 10:15 Games, Bounce house, Fire Truck, Scoopie from Culver's & much more Click here for our Facebook page. . (UPDATED: March 03, 2020)

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