Egg Hunts for Families to Check Out in Chicagoland

Kids can get ready for some Easter fun at these local events.

With more and more places opening back up after having to close due to COVID-19, there are many Easter events taking place in-person this year.

In 2022, some places are even putting their own unique spin on the hunt – such as egg hunting in the pool or in the dark by flashlight. Check out the list below and you can find more family Easter events on our calendar.

Note: We’re updating our website as quickly as we can, but changes may occur due to COVID-19. Please double check before heading out for the most updated information on safety precautions, vaccine requirements and any last-minute cancellations.

Egg hunts in Chicago

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Arrigo (Victor) Park

April 1, 2022

Ages 3-12 will enjoy a unique egg hunt with their flashlight or cell phone. Must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Dress for the weather.

Egg Hunt at Senior Citizens Memorial Park

April 2, 2022

Egg hunters can track down eggs throughout the park and decorate a flower post. The hunt will be broken up into age groups. Ages 0-4 will be at 10 a.m. and ages 5-plus will be at 10:30 a.m. Make sure to bring your own basket.

Bunny Bonanza at Welles (Gideon) Park

April 7, 2022

Enjoy an egg hunt, visit with the Easter Bunny and get a goodie at this Easter event. Make sure to bring your own camera. For ages 1-4. Registration required.

Egg Hunt at Commercial Club

April 9, 2022

The egg hunt will be broken up into three sections divided by age. There will also be crafts, music and games. This event is great for 10 and under.

Egg Hunt at West Lawn Park

April 9, 2022

Enjoy a fun-filled egg hunt in the West Lawn neighborhood. This event is recommended for ages 3-11.

Eggventures in Wonderland at NEW CITY

April 9, 2022

This Alice in Wonderland themed event will feature a 30,000 egg hunt, face painting, characters, music, prizes and more for ages 16 and younger. Pre-registration is required.

Bunny Hop at Hale (Nathan) Park

April 14, 2022

Ages 3-10 will enjoy an egg hunt, crafts, basket raffles, music, dancing pictures with the Easter Bunny! Registration required.

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Mt. Greenwood Park

April 14, 2022

Ages 5-7 will enjoy a unique egg hunt with their flashlight or a cell phone. Must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Sheridan (Philip Henry) Park

April 15, 2022

Egg hunters ages 3-12 years should bring a flashlight or cell phone to search for eggs. Must bring a parent or chaperone. Dress for the weather.

Pool Egg Hunt at Sheridan (Philip Henry) Park

April 15, 2022

Children ages 6-12 enjoy an egg hunt in the pool at the park. All participants must wear swim gear. Make sure to bring your own basket, too.

Community Egg Hunt at Mandrake (Henry Brown) Park

April 16, 2022

Ages 2-12 are invited to come out to the park to participate in their annual free community egg hunt celebration. There will also be arts and crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more.

Egg Hunt at Brainerd Park  

April 16, 2022

Bring the entire family for an egg hunt, arts and crafts, games and more. Recommended for ages 3-12. Masks are mandatory.

Egg Hunt at Sheridan (Philip Henry) Park

April 16, 2022

Enjoy an egg hunt in the Near West community. Recommended for ages 3-12 years.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Lincoln Park Zoo

April 16, 2022

This annual event will include multiple egg hunts for different age groups, photo ops with the Easter bunny, music, games and more. Guests are required to bring their own baskets or bags for egg hunting. Registration required.

Eggstravaganza at Kennicott (Jonathan) Park

April 16, 2022

A family-friendly event that features an Easter egg hunt, games, face painting, food, arts and crafts and more. Recommended for ages 3-12. 

Gallagher Way’s Easter Egg Hunt

April 16, 2022

Bring your family and your pets to Gallagher Way to meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy face painters and hunt for eggs! Every child will receive a candy bag after the hunt. Registration required.

Easter Egg Hunt at Offshore Rooftop

April 17, 2022

Children ages 1-8 can enjoy an Easter egg hunt at Offshore Rooftop before they eat Easter brunch. The hunt will take place on the patio and eggs are filled with goodies, treats and candy. Reservations required.

Egg hunts in North/Northwest Suburbs

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza at Deerpath Middle School Yard

April 9, 2022

Bring your own basket and enjoy their annual Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza. Make sure to register for your child’s age specific egg hunt time. Registration required.

Lincolnwood Egg Hunt at Prosel Park

April 9, 2022

Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing the Easter Bunny arrive by fire engine and an egg hunt afterwords. Prizes and treats, too. The event takes place at Prosel Park, between the pool and pavilion.

Wonderland Egg Hunt

April 9, 2022

This Easter egg hunt features scenes and characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The hunt will include 60,000 plastic eggs filled with treats and is broken into different age groups. For ages 1-9. Registration required. 

Easter Fun at Wheeling Town Center

 

April 16, 2022

This family-friendly event features photos with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, face painting, balloon twisters, tattoo artists and more! Bring your own basket to collect your eggs in. The first 50 people who check-in will receive a canvas tote.

Eggcellent Easter Celebration

April 16, 2022

Join Elk Grove Museum for an Easter egg hunt and egg dyeing Victorian style. The egg hunt will be divided into different age groups.

Palatine Jaycees Egg Hunt

April 16, 2022

This annual egg hunt is open to children ages 0-9. There will be arts and crafts, music and photos with the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. 

Spring Egg Scramble

April 16, 2022

Kids “scramble to find thousands of colorful, plastic candy and toy-filled eggs at this annual Easter egg hunt event.

Egg hunts in South Suburbs

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Irons Oaks

April 8, 2022

Kids ages 3-10 will complete a craft before heading out on the trails to find treat-filled eggs hidden in the woods. Must bring a basket and your mask to this event. A non-paying adult must accompany child.

Easter Egg Hunt at Kennelly Park

April 9, 2022

Kids 12 and under will be divided into age groups. Bring an Easter basket and a camera. Registration is required for this event.

Easter Egg Hunt at Stony Creek

April 9, 2022

The Easter Bunny drops off some fun-filled eggs so kids ages 0-8 can participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunts will be age-segmented and space is limited. Registration required before April 1, 2022.

Lucky Egg Hunt at Irwin Park

April 9, 2022

Children ages 8 and younger will be able to hunt for Easter eggs at this event. Find one of the few lucky eggs that will give you an extra prize. The bunny will be available for photos after the hunt. For Homewood-Flossmoor residents only.

Egg hunts in Western Suburbs 

Tween Flashlight Egg Hunt at Prairie Path Park

April 8, 2022

Tweens will receive a glow stick and a small goodie bag for this event. If they find the golden egg, they will receive a special prize. Bring your own flashlight. This event is for ages 9-12. Preregistration is required.

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at West Main Community Park

April 9, 2022

Dogs hunt for Easter eggs that are filled with doggie treats. All dogs must be leashed during the event. Pre-registration is requested, but they will accept registration at the gate to the Bark Park starting at 11 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Anderson Animal Shelter.

Easter Egg Hunt at Cantigny Park

April 9-10, 2022

Join in on the fun at Cantigny Park for their annual two-day egg hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt at Pottawatomie Park

April 9, 2022

Kids ages 9 and under should make sure to bring their own basket to this event. They will be able to collect a maximum of ten eggs. Registration is not required.

Easter Egg Hunt at Cantigny Park

April 10, 2022

The park’s annual hunt is back. Make sure to bring your own basket and collect five eggs to redeem a prize. There will also be pics with Mr. Bunny or Mrs. Bunny. There will be other fees for activities such as food trucks, book fair and an Easter craft.

Aqua Egg Hunt at Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatics Center

April 14-15, 2022

Kids scoop up eggs filled with prizes. Participants are divided into age groups and assigned to appropriate swimming areas/depths. Families are welcome to stay and enjoy the remainder of the 90-minute event as an open swim with the play features (including the water slide). For ages 0-12.

Flashlight Egg Hunt & Hike at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

April 14-15, 2022

All ages are welcome to this egg hunt and hike. Make sure to bring your flashlight in search of treat-filled eggs along the trail. Advanced registration is required.

Flashlight Teen Egg Hunt at Wilder Park

April 14, 2022

A fun, Easter event just for teenagers. Older kids ages 11-16 will be able to grab their flashlights and join their friends for the Flashlight Egg Hunt in Wilder Park. Search for prize eggs filled with candy, gift certificates and other great prizes.

Easter Egg Hunt at Jefferson Field

April 16, 2022

Attendees will look for 20,000 candy-filled Easter eggs scattered. Bring a container for collecting eggs and stay for the Easter Extravaganza and parade following the hunt.

Egg Hunt at Berens Park

April 16, 2022

Bring your own basket to fill it at Berens Park annual egg hunt. Join in a mad dash to collect prize-filled eggs. Adults must accompany children. Registration is required. 

 


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