{2016} Guide to Easter Events in Lake County

For current happenings, visit our {2017} Guide to Easter Events in Lake County

{2017} Guide to Easter Events in Lake County

My kids are already asking when the Easter Bunny will be arriving, as ours does strange things like leaving eggs in the lawn and hiding buckets of goodies in the house–he is even known for leaving treats at Nana’s house.  Easter activities in Lake County begin early with crafts, celebrations, egg hunts and more.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!

easter in lake countyEvents are listed chronologically under each category. We’ll be adding more as they information becomes available so be sure to come back!

Photos with the Bunny | Dine with the Bunny | Celebrations | Free Egg Hunts | Egg Hunts | Flashlight Egg Hunts | Storytimes


WHERE TO TAKE PHOTOS WITH THE BUNNY

Photos with the Bunny
For a simple, no fuss picture with the bunny, check him out at the following locations.  Many other bunny sightings (with pictures) are available too, so read on!

Bass Pro
6112 W Grand Ave, Gurnee
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. , Mondays – Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Fridays 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Everyone who sees the bunny will get a free 4×6 picture. You can pay for more photographs if you desire.  They also have a free Easter egg hunt on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Find five eggs and return them for candy.

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books
Saturdays, March 12-26 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 21540 W Field Pkwy, Barrington
Hop on over to Brilliant Sky Toys & Books for visits with the bunny. Personal cameras are welcome.
On March 19th, professional photographer Rosy Lens Portraits is on-site to take pictures for you. For more details contact Brilliant Sky Toys & Books at 847-438-8300.

Ice House Mall
March 25 & 26 Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Visit the Easter Bunny in the Spring Garden display. Bring your camera for your free photos.

Libertyville Bank & Trust
March 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Libertyville Bank & Trust, 507 Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville
Hop on over to the bank to meet and have your picture with the Easter Bunny. Personal cameras are welcome.

Simon Gurnee Mills
March 4 – 26
Celebrate the Easter Season with the Easter Bunny at Gurnee Mills! He will be in the Macy’s Wing in front of the Dining Pavilion
The hours that he will be there are :
March 4-5: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 6: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
March 7-10: 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 11-12: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 13: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
March 14-17: 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 18-19: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 20: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
March 21-24: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
March 26: 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Hawthorn Mall
March 4th-26th
The Easter Bunny will make appearances in Macy’s Court for a fun family outing and photo opp.  He will be there from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday- Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
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WHERE TO DINE WITH THE BUNNY

dine with the Easter Bunny in Lake County
If eating out and having a special moment with the Easter Bunny is more your deal, we have the best places to dine with the bunny this year.  Be sure to call ahead as most of these events require registration or a reservation.

Breakfast with the Bunny
March 12, 2016 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Barrington Park District, John Sullivan Rooms A & B, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington
$9 resident, $11 non-resident
Easter breakfast with Bunny is an annual Park District tradition that you and your child won’t want to miss. A delicious, catered breakfast is served while the Bunny’s helpers are busy hiding eggs. Immediately after the breakfast, there will the the annual Egg Hunt. Children registered for Breakfast with the Bunny are  automatically registered for the Egg Hunt. Registration is sold per seat (All children one year and up and all adults must be registered). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Breakfast with the Bunny
March 19, 2016 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Lake Zurich Retired Firefighters Association Hall, 77 S Old Rand Rd., Lake Zurich
$5 youth ages 2 and older, $7 adults
It’s going to be an Eggs-travaganza this year with our returning Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event. Before the annual egg hunt, hop on over to the Bunny Hole (Lake Zurich Retired Firefighters Association Hall) for a scrumptious meal (buffet, while supplies last) and a visit by the bunny himself! There will also be photo opportunities with the bunny so be sure to bring a camera.

Pizza with the Bunny
March 19, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wauconda Park District Community Center, 600 N. Main Street, Wauconda
$26 resident family of 4, $6 per additional person (non-resident rates higher)
Celebrate spring as the Bunny hops into the Community Center for a pizza feast. Mr. Bunny loves his picture taken, so bring your camera for an opportunity for that perfect photo. Pre-registration is required.

Egg-citing Egg Hunt and Bunny Luncheon
March 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fox Lake Lake Front Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake
The Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10 is free. $4.00 child/adult lunch.
Come join us in the rain, snow or shine for the Egg Hunt and have lunch with the Easter Bunny. Bunny photos are available for purchase.The Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10 is FREE and will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Bunny Luncheon will be served from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and cost $4 per person.  If you want to get pictures with the Easter Bunny, they are $3 and come with a special treat bag. This event is  sponsored by the Village of Fox Lake and The Fox Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information: Contact Amy/Village at (847) 587-3944 or Linnea/Chamber at (847) 587-7474.

Bunny Brunches
March 25 and 26, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Magnolia Café at Lambs Farm, 14245 West Rockland Rd., Libertyville
$16.95 per person, $7.95 for 23 months and younger with activities
Enjoy a delicious buffet at the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery then take a walk over to the Bunny Patch! At the Bunny Patch kids can enjoy spring crafts, activities and a take a photo with the Easter bunny! Some of Farmyard friends will also be available for petting and learning. Seatings are at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m..  Call the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery for reservations at (847) 362-5050.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
March 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Dave & Busters, 424 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
$19.99 per person
Hop over to Dave & Busters for the Breakfast with the Bunny package! For $19.99, you get to enjoy the breakfast buffet, a $10 game card, Easter themed activities, and you get to meet the Easter Bunny himself.  Personal cameras are welcome.  You can purchase tickets online on their website.

Lunch with the Bunny
March 26, 2016 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Adler Lodge, Libertyville
$10 per person, $2 children under age 2
Hop on down the Bunny Trail to have lunch with the Easter Bunny.  Enjoy the Easter egg hunt in beautiful Adler Park after visiting with the Easter Bunny.  Bring your camera to capture this event.  All attending much register and pay in advance.

Lunch with the Bunny
March 26, 2016 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Schlader Recreation Center, 9th St, Winthrop Harbor
$3 for all, $1 for children 1 and under
Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available for $3.50. There will be entertainment in the gym during lunch for all to enjoy. The Winthrop Harbor Queens will also be on hand doing crafts with the kids. All children 9 and under who attend will be entered in a drawing for a door prize.

Easter Breakfast
March 27, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and fun holiday activities. For more details or to reserve your table, call (847) 465-2311.

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FREE EASTER EGG HUNTS
easter egg hunts in Lake County

Easter fun cannot be had without an egg hunt!  Join in for one of these fun, free egg hunts across Lake County! Please follow the links for full information and call ahead in case of inclement weather. Little Lake County is not responsible for cancellations or changes.

Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Lake Bluff Recreation Center, 355 W Washington Ave, Lake Bluff
8 years and younger
Collect eggs and see the Bunny!  Free Family Fun! Find the golden eggs and win prizes! Bring a basket!

Easter Eggstravaganza
March 19, 2016 9:30 -11:30 a.m.
Deerpath Community Park, 400 Hastings Road, Lake Forest
Children up to 9 years old–Lake Forest residents only
Enjoy a wonderful opportunity for family fun and entertainment at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Eggstravaganza will include games, pictures with the Easter Bunny and of course, the exciting egg hunt. A special children’s performance will proceed the hunt. Please remember to bring a basket.

Annual Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Cook Park, Wauconda
10 years and younger
Grab your basket, friends and family and hunt for all the eggs and treats you can find.  A special appearance by Mr. Bunny will also be part of the fun. Bring your camera for those special pictures with the bunny.  Note:  No parents will be allowed on the course for the 4-6 or 7-10 year old age groups.  Remember this is a fun event for the kids. Is this the hunt for you? read Tracy’s review.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Viking Park, 4273 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee
2-10 years old
Participate in an egg hunt, make a fun craft, and get pictures with the Easter Bunny. Find a golden egg and win a prize! Join the High Tech Hunt for all aged kids & parents together. Bring a smart phone. You will be taking pictures in this egg-citing hunt, which will be ongoing during the event from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Island Lake Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave., Island Lake
Join them for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be separate egg hunt categories for kids aged 0-3, 4-6, and 7 & 8.

Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Forest View Park, 513 Forest View Road, Lindenhurst
0-8 years (ages 2 and under with parent)
Bring your basket and join the bunny for an old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt. There will be designated hunting areas for children under 2, followed by the 3-6 year olds with each age group separately and 7 & 8 year olds together. There will be plenty of eggs filled with prize tickets or candy and the Easter Bunny will be on-hand for a visit and photo so don’t forget the camera.

Spring Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Watts Park, Randolph Street, Glencoe
Bring your basket and get ready for an egg hunt! Eggs filled with surprises will be hidden throughout Watts Park. After the hunt,  enjoy crafts, games, and photos with the Spring Bunny. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be relocated to the Takiff Center. Reminder: Bring your camera!

Egg-citing Egg Hunt and Bunny Luncheon
March 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fox Lake Lake Front Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake
The Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10 is free. $4.00 child/adult lunch.
Come join us in the rain, snow or shine for the Egg Hunt and have lunch with the Easter Bunny. Bunny photos are available for purchase.The Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10 is FREE and will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Bunny Luncheon will be served from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and cost $4 per person.  If you want to get pictures with the Easter Bunny, they are $3 and come with a special treat bag. This event is  sponsored by the Village of Fox Lake and The Fox Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information: Contact Amy/Village at (847) 587-3944 or Linnea/Chamber at (847) 587-7474.

Egg Hunt at Bills Pizza & Pub
March 19, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Bills Pizza & Pub, 624 Lake Street, Mundelein
The annual egg hunt at Bills Pizza is for kids age 2-10 (ages 2-4 will be separated from the rest).  Have a chance to win tshirts, candy, and pizzas.After the hunt, all attendees will get a 10% discount on food purchases and will have a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lehmann Park, 65 Cedar Drive, Lake Villa
3-8 years old
The annual Easter Egg Hunt for is held at Lehmann Park; which is located on Cedar Avenue.

Highland Park Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Rd., Highland Park
0-8 years old
Gather colorful eggs filled with toys and fun surprises. One special egg will hold a family pass to Hidden Creek AquaPark for summer 2016! Be sure to keep an eye out for an “Egg-stra” special guest! Children will be divided by age groups. Bring the camera for a post-hunt photo-op with the Bunny!

Easter Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lions Park, Lake Zurich
2-10 years old
Get ready, get set, and GO for this annual Egg Hunt. Jump in the moon bounce, dance to the tunes of the DJ and try your luck at some games. The Easter Bunny plans to hide surprises in designated areas. Each group will go into their area to hunt for their eggs. The hunt begins promptly at 12 noon (and will be held rain or shine).

Mouse in the House Annual Easter Egg Hunt
March 19. 2016,  1:00p.m. -3:00p.m.
Mouse In The House Interiors, Inc and Debbie’s Florist will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt. They will have refreshments and giveaways for adults and kids.

Spring Egg Hunt Eggs-stravaganza
March 25, 2016 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
(10:00 a.m. ages 1-2, 10:15 a.m. ages 3-4, 10:30 a.m. ages 5-6)
Keith Mione Community Park, 1401 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein
Ages 1-6 with an adult
Brightly colored plastic eggs blanket the ground, just waiting to be picked up. Eggs are filled with candy or toys. Bring your camera and take a picture with the Spring Bunny. Don’t forget, you will need a basket or bag to hold the eggs you collect. Be sure to dress for the weather. No registration required, groups begin promptly at times listed.
Is this the hunt for you? read Tracy’s review.

Mariano’s Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2016 7:30 a.m.
All Marianos Locations
Join us at Mariano’s for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Kids will be divided into the following groups: 2-3 • 4-5 • 6-7 • 8-10. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes will be awarded to each age group. Prizes include candy and fun Easter surprises.  The Easter egg hunt ends as soon as all prizes are found. Kids should bring their own basket to collect prizes. Donut samples and coffee will be given to parents.

Preschool Egg Hunt & Craft
March 26, 2016 8:30 a.m.
Chick-Fil-A, Vernon Hills
Join Miss Bonnie for an Easter Egg hunt and craft. The Egg hunt is for kiddos 5 years old and under and will take place in our play area. The hunt starts promptly at 8:30 am. A fun Easter craft will follow.

Free small hot coffee for the parents too!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2016 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Shiloh Park, Zion
Ages 8 and younger
The Easter Bunny will be busy hiding 10,000 eggs with fun toys and candy inside.  He’ll be there in person to watch your little ones (ages 8 and younger) gather them up.  No bags or baskets allowed. Lucky finders of 4 golden eggs will receive new bicycles!

Winthrop Harbor Lions Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2016 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Village Park, Winthrop Harbor
Annual village Easter Egg Hunt.
Begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

Culver’s Easter Egg-stravaganza
March 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Culvers of Grayslake, 1239 IL-83., Grayslake
Join the holiday fun and come to Culvers. Make sure you bring a bag or a basket for the Easter Egg Hunt. All kids 12 and under will get a basket full of goody filled eggs. Kids will also get to spin the wheel to win prizes, play games, and more. All kids meals are $2.99

Egg Hunt at Bills Pub North
March 26, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Bills Pub North, 18945 Washington Street, Third Lake
The annual egg hunt at Bills Pizza is for kids age 2-10 (ages 2-4 will be separated from the rest).  Have a chance to win tshirts, candy, and pizzas.After the hunt, all attendees will get a 10% discount on food purchases and will have a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.

Mundelein Business Alliance Easter Egg Dash
March 26,2016 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(10:00 a.m. & Noon ages 2-4, 10:30 a.m.  &  12:30 p.m. ages 5-7 , 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. ages 8-12)
Double Tree Hilton Hotel, 510 E. Il Route 83.  Mundelein
The Mundelein Business Alliance is proud to be hosting their first annual Easter egg hunt. Children will hunt for eggs that are hidden among balloons on the floor. There is one golden egg hidden for each time slot.  The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at the egg hunt so be sure and bring your camera for photo opportunities. There will also be a dj playing music as well as businesses present giving you an opportunity t0 shop local.  While this egg hunt is free, registration is required. You can register on their website or you can contact Brian Zinkel to register at 847-791-0116. 

Spring Egg Scramble
March 26, 2016 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Wheeling High School Football Field, 900 South Elmhurst Road, Wheeling
2-6 years old
Head out to the turf field for fun and games. Bring your camera for a photo with the bunny and Wheeling Park District mascots Willie the Whale and Petie the Polar Bear before the hunt for candy-filled eggs begins! Egg hunting begins promptly at 10:45 am.

19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lake County Fairgrounds, Peterson Road, Grayslake
Ages 1-9
All welcome to attend this annual Easter Egg Hunt. Over 10,000 eggs and 300 prizes available. Children will be divided into 3 age categories. The Easter Bunny will be available before and after the hunt, so bring the camera. Hunt starts at 11:30am sharp, please allow time to park and get to the starting line. This is a free event, but please bring a non-perishable food product for the local pantry.

Waukegan Eggstravaganza Trail
March 26, 2016  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Belvidere Park, Waukegan
Head down the Eggstravaganza Trail with your 2-8 year old to collect eggs. Be sure to bring your camera and Easter basket to collect your goodies. You can meet the Easter Bunny on this trail and take pictures with him and his friends. Food will be available to purchase from several vendors.   Eggs are available while supplies last so I would recommend coming to this event early to ensure you get some. Any questions, please call (847) 360-4700.

Rocky’s Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 2016 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. 2-5 year olds, 1:30 p.m. 6-12 year olds)
The People’s Choice Family Fun Center, Waukegan
2-12 years old
2 Easter Egg Hunts in Rocky’s Fun House Miniature Golf, one for 2-5 year olds and one for 6-12 year olds. Rocky’s Fun House has been decorated for the season, and the Eggs are filled with prizes, candy and games.  You must pre-register the day of the event from Noon-1pm. It’s a FUN time for all!

Bass Pro Shop Egg Hunt
6112 W Grand Ave, Gurnee
Saturdays & Sundays 2:oo p.m.
In addition to the free photographs with the Easter Bunny, Bass Pro Shop  has a free Easter egg hunt on Saturdays and Sundays for kids 2-10 at 2:00 p.m. Find five eggs and return them for candy. 

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EASTER EGG HUNTS
Egg Hunts in Lake County

Often egg hunts can be crowded and quite busy, purchase your spot at an egg hunt for a different experience this year!  The following events require payment and/or registration before the event. Please check each listing before heading out.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 12, 2016 10:30 a.m.
Barrington Park District, Langendorf’s field, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington
$3 per child, $5 on 3/12
Hop all over Langendorf’s main field to see how many of the Easter Bunny’s eggs you can find! This annual Barrington tradition is fun for all ages, children and parents alike. Inside each egg is a special treat; there are specially marked eggs that mean you’ve won an extra-fun Easter basket!

Easter Extravaganza
March 12, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Advocate Centre Club, 200 W Golf Rd. Libertyville
$5/member, $10/non-member – Register at front desk
The Easter Bunny will have hidden eggs for your little bunnies to find. They will have games, a craft, and a visit from the big-eared bunny himself.

Hoppin’ Holiday Hunt ***SOLD OUT!!!***
March 19, 2016 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills
8 years and younger
Free for children younger than 1 year old, residents $5 child, $7 adult (non-resident rates higher)
Hop on down to the Park District’s Annual Egg Hunt! Visit with the Bunny, delight in the magic show, enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and hunt for eggs filled with prizes! Weather permitting, the hunt will be outside.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 19, 2016 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Grayslake Central High School Field House, 400 North Lake Street, Grayslake
$5 resident child, $7 non-resident child
Bring an Easter Basket or bag to collect your eggs
This event will be held indoors, Pre-Registration is REQUIRED!

Holiday Egg Hunt 
March 19, 2016 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Arctic Splash Aquatic Center, 333 W Dundee Road, Wheeling
$3 or Membership Pass (Includes Open swim usage)
This Holiday Egg Hunt comes with a splashy twist. Hunt for floating eggs filled with goodies. Bring your bathing suit and basket and grab as many eggs as you can find. An adult must accompany children in the water. The hunt goes fast, so please arrive on time for each age group. After all ages have gone, Open Swim is available.

Bella’s Bouncies Indoors
March 26, 2016 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
1600 N Milwaukee Avenue, Lake Villa
$8 per person
Join us for an egg-stravagant egg hunt, as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Egg hunt starts a little after 9:00 a.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny to follow.

Habitat Park Egg Hunt
March 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kohl Childrens’ Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd. , Glenview
Regular Admission of  $11 per person  + special ticket
Colorful eggs will be hidden all over our outdoor Habitat Park exhibit. It’s up to sharp-eyed little guests to find them all and discover special gifts inside, from candy to gift cards, even 1-year memberships to the Museum! Additional tickets required, on sale at Museum ticketing desk on the day of the event. May be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Ages 1-8 years (Ages will be split: 1-3, 4-6, 7-8)
Rule Park, 33325 Sears Blvd, Wildwood
$3 residents, $4 non-residents
Join in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Rule Park.  The Easter Bunny will stop by for a visit before hunting begins, so bring a camera.  Pre-registration is required.

Egg Scramble
March 26, 2016 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
(10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 3-4 year olds, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. 5-6 year olds, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. 7-8 year olds)
Sports Center, 2004 Municipal Way, Round Lake
$1 per child, 8 and under
Join the 2nd Annual Egg Scramble on the Indoor Soccer field at the Sports Center. Egg bags will be provided to each child. While there, take part in some demo classes, crafts and pictures with Mr. Bunny. Pre-register to reserve your time slot.

Bella’s Bouncies Skate on Grand
March 26, 2016 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
720 E Grand Ave, Fox Lake
$7 per person, skate rental additional
Egg hunt starts a little after noon.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The skating floor will not be open until the egg hunt starts.  Pictures with the Easter Bunny to follow egg hunt till approximately 1 p.m.  Open skate after 1 p.m.

Scrambling for Eggs 
March 26, 2016, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FitNation Pool, 1655 Nations Drive., Gurnee
$6 per person children under 3 are free
Hunt for eggs at FitNation Pool during a special swim session. Plastic eggs are filled with surprises that float in the pool. Children get to collect the eggs and take them home. The person with the golden egg will take home a special prize. All children need to be accompanied by an adult in the water if they are under 8 years of age. The egg hunt begins promptly at the time listed, so please arrive early. After collecting the eggs, stay for open swim!

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FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNTS

Flashlight Egg Hunts
Kids outgrowing the egg hunts in an open field?  Bring your tweens to a flashlight egg hunt to keep the fun alive!

Flashlight Egg Hunt
March 17, 2016 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Alleghany Park, Alleghany Road between Route 120 and Peterson Road, Grayslake
$5 resident, $7 non-resident
Please arrive at 7:45 p.m. for check-in.

Flashlight Egg Hunt
March 18, 2016 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hart’s Wood Park, Round Lake
$5 per person, 9-12 years old
Bring your flashlights and running shoes. Mr. Bunny is making a special delivery of goodies and treats. Hot chocolate and treats will be served after the big hunt. Please note: this event will be held outside, so please dress accordingly.

Flashlight Egg Hunt
March 18, 2016 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Lake Bluff Recreation Center, 355 W Washington Ave, Lake Bluff
9-12 years old
Bring a basket and a flashlight for a fun night hunt!

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt
March 24, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Park, 701 Anita Ave. Antioch
$5 for each teen
The Antioch Parks and Recreation Department is again sponsoring the 2nd Annual Flashlight Eggstravaganza! This event is for kids ages 11-15 and requires participants to bring flashlights to look for eggs once the sun has set on Antioch. Participants are required to pre-register as space is limited. Each participant has a limit of 10 eggs per wristband and each wristband cost $5.00. Wristbands can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Office (806 Holbek). For more information, please call the office at 847-395-2160 or email at parks@antioch.il.gov.

Nitelite Egg Hunt
March 25, 2016 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Paulus Park Barn, Lake Zurich
9-12 years old
$10 resident, $12 non-resident
Hunt for eggs outside at Paulus Park in this game of Hide-n-Glow seek!  Find golden eggs and win big! Stay after to enjoy the party atmosphere with a DJ, pizza and beverages.  Remember to dress for the weather and to bring your own flashlight and bag.  Register early as space is limited.  Please note that this is event is a drop-off event for tweens only!
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EASTER EGG HUNT FOR THE DOGS

Don’t leave the dogs at home, bring them along for these fun hunts just for the hounds!

Biscuits, Bones, & Bunnies: Hound Hunt
March 19, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Watts Park, Randolph Street, Glencoe
Let your pup search for eggs filled with doggie treats and pose for pictures with the Spring Bunny. Don’t forget to dress your pup in a festive hat to join the Spring Bonnet Parade! In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

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EASTER ACTIVITIES, CELEBRATIONS AND CRAFTS


Easter fun extends beyond egg hunts in these fun classes that combine multiple themed crafts and activities. Be sure to click the links for full information as some of these events require pre-registration.

Ceramic Easter Basket Workshop
February 19, 2016 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Stirling Hall, Gallery, Lake Forest
Grades 1-6
$32 resident, $39 non-resident
Decorate your holiday table with a cheerful ceramic basket.  The children will enjoy rolling out clay coils to build an Easter Basket with a fancy twisted handle.  Once the baskets are constructed we will be painting them with glossy glazes.  A kiln firing will take place and pick-up of the projects will be 10 days after the workshop.  This beautiful basket will be a favorite family keepsake for years to come.

Drop-in and Get Crafty: Easter
March 12, 2016 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake
Free.  Stop by the Activity Room and have fun making a craft to celebrate Easter. No registration necessary.

Mr. Rabbit’s Spring Fling
March 18, 2016 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Robert W. Rolek Community Center Gym, Round Lake
$12 (only child needs ticket), $8 for second child
Come for some hopping good fun! There will be lots of games, prizes, art projects and a special snack. You will also be able to visit Mr. Rabbit in the Neighborhood! He just may have a special surprise for you! There will be a special scene set up for you to take your own photos, so please bring your cameras! We will also be raffling off several special prizes. Limited space available so purchase your tickets early!

Egg Coloring Fun
March 18, 2016 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Rec Center MPB, Grayslake
3-8 years old
$12 resident, $15 non-resident
Let’s get together to color eggs and decorate cookies!  Every child will get to color a dozen of eggs to take home.  They will be able to make personal designs on their eggs.  Please wear play clothes, we will be working with color dye.  Afterwards, we will decorate cookies!

Easter Egg Coloring
March 19,2016 ,1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
North Chicago Public Library., 2100 Argonne Dr., North Chicago
Color your own Easter Eggs with the North Chicago Public Library.  For questions or comments, please contact John Heideman, children’s librarian 847-689-0125 ext 103.

Easter Bash at Sweet Pete’s
March 20, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sweet Petes Candy, 270 Market Square., Lake Forest
Join Sweet Pete’s Candy in Lake Forest for their 1st Annual Easter Bash.Enjoy sweet pictures with the Easter Bunny, games and crafts. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

The Great Egg Quest
March 22, 2016 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Community Park, Mundelein
Ages 7-11 with parent
$12 residents, $14 non-resident
You will be challenged to perform physical tasks and skills, follow clues and think quickly.  This is a quest for prizes.  A parent/adult guardian is required to escort each youngster along the way.  The Great Egg Quest combines skill, challenges, decision making and determination.  Come out and give it a try.  Activities may include both indoor and outdoor challenges.  Please dress for the weather and bring a container to hold your treasures.  Event will be held rain or shine.

Easter Cookie Decorating
March 24, 2016, 10 :00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Daltons Cakes inc., 970 Harris Rd., Ste 2A., Grayslake
Price is $12.99 per person.
For ages 2 and up. Drop off available for children 5 and up.
Come and have fun making your special Easter cookies. We will make a cross, bunny, egg, and a little chick.
Please call 847 223. 2344  to reserve your spot..

Bunny Bash
March 26, 2016, 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove
FREE
Gather your entire family and hop on over to Mike Rylko Community Park for a morning full of free activities and fun! The festivities will kick off promptly at 10:15 am with our age specific egg hunts (age categories will be 2 – 4, 5 – 7 and 8 – 10), followed by face painting, games, pictures with the bunny and much more. Remember to bring baskets to collect your eggs. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held indoors at the Community Arts Center. Check the weather hotline at 847.850.2192.

Culver’s Easter Egg-stravaganza
March 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Culvers of Grayslake, 1239 IL-83., Grayslake
Join the holiday fun and come to Culvers. Make sure you bring a bag or a basket for the Easter Egg Hunt. All kids 12 and under will get a basket full of goody filled eggs. Kids will also get to spin the wheel to win prizes, play games, and more. All kids meals are $2.99

Spring Fling
March 26, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Trader Joes., 1600 S Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Come enjoy food demos, face painting, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

Eggcellent Easter Adventure
March 26, 2016 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Williams Park, Antioch
1-10 years old
$3 per child up to March 18, 2016, $5 per child the week of the event, Polaroids pictures are an additional $3
The parade is set to begin at 10:30 a.m.  Immediately following the parade (approximately 11:00 a.m.), the Easter Egg hunt will begin at Williams Park for children ages 1-10.  Children will receive 10 eggs each and have a chance to win three special Easter Baskets per age group.  The age groups are 1 & 2 year olds, 3 & 4 year olds, 5-7 year olds, and 8-10 year olds.  Registration begins February 14, 2016. There will be no registration the day of the event.  Limit 700 children.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the children at the parade and at the hunt.  Polaroid pictures will be available at a cost of $3 each.

Easter Spring Fling
March 26, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hawthorn Mall, Vernon Hills
Free for everyone.
Come join in on the Easter fun at Hawthorn Mall. There will be fun activities for the kids, face painting, music, balloon artists and more!

Easter Party
March 26, 2016,  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Glamour Girlz Central, 457 Central Ave., Highland Park
$19.99 per girl, or $15.00 per child for groupings of 3 or more children
Come celebrate Easter at Glamour Girlz Central. Every girl will receive a fun braid hairdo with a clip, a mini manicure, makeup application,craft project,tea party, and a Easter egg scavenger hunt. Finger sandwiches will be served as well as other snacks. Call (847) 926-3161 for more information.

Easter Egg Brunch
March 27, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden, Nichols Hall, Regenstein Center, Glencoe
Free for children younger than 3, members $25 child 12 years and younger, $35 adult (non-member rates higher)
Celebrate spring and enjoy a festive Easter brunch at the Garden.  Bring a basket and hop to the Rose Garden after brunch, and join in the Easter egg hunt before taking 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.

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Alli is a boldly authentic mom to three- because who has time to fake it? She enjoys almost all things that moms get to do and strives to find joy in every day. Along with her supportive husband, Alli can be seen (or heard) around Lake County chasing runaway children, eating ice cream and holding someone's hand.

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