12 Free Easter Egg Hunts in Chicagoland

Note: These events have been canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Please check out our virtual events calendar for family fun things to do safely at home.

Save some money this holiday by attending these free Easter egg hunts in Chicagoland! Read some of our picks below and find the most updated list on our calendar.



Egg Hunt (North Side)


When: April 3


Where: Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale Ave., Chicago


Egg hunters ages 2-5 can track down eggs throughout the park. There will also be crafts and inflatables to enjoy.


Egg Hunt (Southwest Side)


When: April 4


Where: West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., Chicago


Enjoy a fun-filled egg hunt in the West Lawn neighborhood. Recommended for ages 3-11.


Egg Hunt (South Side)


When: April 11


Where: Brainerd Park, 1246 W. 92nd St., Chicago


Bring the entire family for an egg hunt, arts and crafts, games and more. Recommended for ages 1-12.



North/Northwest Suburbs


Long Grove Egg Hunt


When: April 4


Where: Intersection of Route 83 and Long Grove Road, Long Grove


Kids of all ages will love the challenge courses at Buffalo Creek Park dotted with hundreds of colored eggs, plus dancing, a petting zoo, craft tables and tractor rides. Big Bunny will be on hand. All kids taking part in the hunt get a goodie bag and photo.


Lincolnwood Egg Hunt


When: April 4


Where: Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation, 6900 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood


Kids 2-11 will love to see the Easter Bunny arrive by fire engine, and then have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the bunny, plus an egg hunt.


Egg Hunt (Highland Park)


When: April 11


Where: Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road, Highland Park


Gather colorful eggs filled with toys and fun surprises. Turn in redemption certificates at DJ booth, must be present to win. Be sure to keep an eye out for a special guest.



South Suburbs


Flossmoor Lucky Egg Hunt (Homewood)


When: April 4


Where: Irwin Community Center, 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood


As the sirens sound on the Homewood Fire Truck, a special guest will arrive to start the egg hunt for kids 6 and under. Bring your basket to collect eggs. Try to find the Lucky Eggs that give you an extra prize. Pictures with the bunny will be available after the hunt. After the hunt, a 10:30 a.m. Lucky Dog Egg Hunt will take place.


Egg Hunt with Peter Cottontail (Frankfort)


When: April 4


Where: Commissioners Park, 22108 S. 80th Ave, Frankfort


Grab a basket for the annual Egg Hunt. Peter Cottontail will be present for photos. Recommended for ages 1-8.


Egg-A-Palooza Egg Hunt (Palos Heights)


When: April 4


Where: Meyers Park, 6601 W. 127th St., Palos Heights


Scramble for eggs filled with treasures. Bring a basket or bag and a camera to take some pictures with the Bunny. Hunters will be separated by age group.



Western Suburbs


Easter Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt (River Forest)


When: April 4


Where: Keystone Park West, Lake Street and Keystone Avenue, River Forest


Children ages 2-10 will be divided into groups according to age and will hunt for hundreds of candy- and sticker-filled eggs. Children should also be on the look-out for special hidden eggs that are redeemable for prize baskets.


Egg Hunt on the Island (Aurora)


When: April 4


Where: Stolp Island, Fox River, Aurora


All ages are invited to the family-friendly event that has multiple egg drops and a scavenger hunt in downtown Aurora. Includes crafts, snacks, and trolley rides.


Wilder Park Easter Egg Hunt & Doggie Eggstravaganza (Elmhurst)


When: April 11


Where: Wilder Park, 175 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst


Kids 1-10 can hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera and a basket. Easter egg hunt for dogs begins at 10:30 a.m. Dogs must be leashed, wearing current rabies tags, and accompanied by an adult 16 years or older.  Prizes will be awarded for best pup in costume.




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This story originally published on ChicagoParent.com on March 20, 2019. It has been updated with the most recent information.


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