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

Did you miss Easter egg hunts this year? PLAN B: hold your own, see this page!

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parade, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in the Chicago area of Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of those in the Chicago area of 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!  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.

If you know of one we missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!      There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.  

Updates for June 2024

Easter egg hunts are back! We've started updating the info for this year. Unfortunately MOST wait until the last minute (often just a week before) to publish their dates, times and details. We're updating their information daily as it comes in. We expect pages to be up to date by mid-March.

  1. When we CONFIRM an event for 2024, the date will be highlighted in pink, like this passage to make them easy to find as you scroll down the page.
  2. Hunts that were held in the past year or 2 but not yet confirmed for this year are in orange.
  3. The ones NOT in either orange or pink are more dubious - held in the past but not confirmed in the past few years, so just our best guess! These you must call or email to confirm before you go.

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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 Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to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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Cook County

  • Bunny Rock - Easter egg hunt, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Photos with the Easter Bunny, There is an admission fee, porta-potties, petting zoo
    Arvey Field at Grant Park, 1501 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605. Phone: 847-829-4536. Email: events@adrenalinespecialevents.com. Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it MIGHT be on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from at 9 am (5K) and 10:15 am (Egg Hunt) . Bunny Rock 10K, 5K, and Kids Egg Dash Let’s get HOPPY! Join us on Saturday at Arvey Field at Grant Park as we spring into the season with great swag and 80’s vibes at the Bunny Rock Chicago.
    10K & 5K: Here’s What You Get:
    All 10K & 5K Participants will receive bunny ears, a dri-fit unisex long sleeve 1/4 zip OR unisex short sleeve shirt (your pick!), race bib, and a finisher medal!
    KIDS EGG DASH: Here’s What You Get: KIDS EGG DASH: 10:30 AM*
    (The kid’s egg dash will start right at 10:30, there will be no other start times, please be on time)
    All Kids Dash Participants will receive bunny ears, neon sunglasses, basket, race bib, and lots of eggs!
    Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa or MasterCard, Discover, AmEx Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 08, 2019)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden -  Easter Brunch
    1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Phone: (847) 835-5440. Email: chicagobotanicgarden@gmail.com. Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it MIGHT be on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, SSeatings at 9, 10, and 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Price includes admission, taxes, gratuity. Celebrate spring and enjoy a festive brunch buffet at the Garden, meet the Easter Bunny, and take a stroll to explore the vibrant colors and spring blooms. Family members of all ages will find the beautiful Greenhouses and outdoor garden spaces wonderful to explore before and after their brunch seating. Reservations are required to attend Easter Brunch. For special seating accommodations or allergy requests please contact Customer Service at (847) 835-6801.
  • Chicago area Parks District Easter Egg Hunts - Easter egg hunt, Easter brunch, Photos with the Bunny, Bunny visits
    McKinley Park, 2210 West Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609. Phone: 312-747-6527. Event date and time: In the PAST, there were USUALLY are many, many Easter egg hunts and photo with the Bunny events in the Chicago area sponsored by the Chicago Park District. Very few this year, though.
    See the full list below: it is possible so will be re-listed at the last minute:

    2024 egg hunts:
     
  • City of Countryside - Easter egg hunt
    803 Joliet Road Countryside, IL 60525. Phone: 708-354-7270. Email: clerk@countryside-il.org. Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it should be on Saturday, March 30, 2024.
    They also have an  annual St. Patrick's Day Parade!! Kick off is at 1pm on March 2, 2024. 
  • The Village Presbyterian Church Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt, Childrens crafts, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE event, Bring a basket to collect the eggs, restrooms
    1300 Shemer Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. Phone: (847) 272-0900. Email: nfrese@tvpchurch.org. Event date and time: Last year's date was a Saturday, right before Easter, so it may be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 10 am to 11 am, hunt starts promptly at 10 am. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: FREE. Regardless of weather - the hunt will go on! Children 11-years-old and under are invited to the egg hunt on the front lawn on Saturdays, April 8. A petting zoo and sweet treats will be available at 10:00 am, and the egg hunt will start promptly at 10:30 am. Please bring items on April 8 or before to support C24/7, a Christian organization reaching, serving, and empowering families in the Rogers Park Community. Donation bins will be located in front of the church and in the church lobby.  Items needed: baby wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, fruit snacks, applesauce cups, granola bars, bar soap, cooking oil, pasta, ramen noodles. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 04, 2019)
  • Trinity Church's Best Free Chicago Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children,
    Senn High School field - 5900 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL. Phone: 773-789-7071. Email: admin@destinationchurch.org. Event date and time: It may or may not be held in 2024, , if they do hold it, it SHOULD be held on a week before Easter, on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 10 am . Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Everything is free! It's time for Trinity Church's annual Best Free Chicago Easter Egg Hunt! The event is happening on the weekend before Easter. Let us know who's coming by reserving your tickets here. Space is limited, so register today. Activities will include egg hunts (of course!), bouncy house, face painting, crafts, and more. The festivities and first egg hunt will start at 10:00am. The egg hunts will be organized by age groups. Children 0-12 are welcome to participate in the egg hunts, and teens are welcome to take part in the other activities. Free parking is available but limited on a first come, first served basis. See the map below for location of the parking lot and event grounds. The event is also a short walk from the Thorndale Red Line, 36 Broadway bus, 22 Clark bus, or 84 Peterson bus. We'd also like to invite you to join us for Easter Sunday service at 9:15 or 11:00am on Sunday, April 21st. No signup required; just show up! We hope to see you there.
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    4041 West 120th Street, Alsip, IL 60803. Phone: 708-597-5209. Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it would likely be on Saturday a week before Easter Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm. A light lunch will be served. Free Lunch! Games!
  • University of Illinois Chicago - Easter egg hunt, Adult Easter egg hunt, Easter egg event for dogs, Cancelled in bad weather, FREE event, Bring a basket to collect the eggs, Baskets are provided, Other activities, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food)
    839 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608. Phone: (312) 906-7931. Email: ngoodhue@uic.edu. Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it MIGHT be on Saturday, March 30, 2024, from 12pm-2pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: FREE. Join UIC Athletics for a Sparky the Dragon Egg Hunt! Free prizes, candy, and more available to win! While we don't have an Easter bunny we have Sparky the Dragon. This Egg Hunt will take place during the UIC women's softball game against Belmont. Click here for our Facebook page.
    (ADDED: March 13, 2023)
  • Wolff's Flea Market - 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, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Vendors, Other activities for children, restrooms
    1775 North Rand Road, Palatine, IL 60074. Phone: 847-524-9590. Alternate Phone: 847-727-2180. Email: Wolffsflea@aol.com. Event date and time: Date and time is not yet announced. Open: 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. 300 vendors selling antiques, produce, furniture, clothing, jewelry, books, new merchandise and much more!. Kids admitted FREE. Adults $1 or free with coupon that will be offered on Facebook. Event is held INDOORS. Also magic show and kids games and prizes.
    A visitor writes on April 18, 2011: "Any day at Wolff's flea market is fun for the whole family!"
     

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