Easter Egg Hunts in Chicago’s Far Western Suburbs

Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017 by

Here’s a guide, grouped by date, to of Easter egg hunts, rolls and even an egg drop in Chicago’s far western suburbs during the spring of 2017! Note that several of these do require advance registration. Know of others that should be listed here? Please add in the comments.

 

 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 8:

 

ST. CHARLES:  The St. Charles Park District will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Staff will be placing 16,000 eggs in Pottawatomie Park, located at 8 North Avenue, for the big event. Children, ages 9 and under, start lining up by 9:45am. Participants meet at the entrance gate to the River View Miniature Golf Course. Parents are asked to keep children behind all lines and wait for the signal in order to avoid false starts and to be fair to everyone. Participants are asked to bring their own baskets to collect the eggs; please limit your child to 10 eggs. Remember to bring your camera, too. This is a free event. Find more info here.

 

ELBURN: The Elburn Lions Club sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. The egg hunt is free, and starts at 10 a.m. with registration at Elburn Lions Park. Donuts, coffee, hot chocolate and orange juice will be available for purchase starting at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, but the egg hunt (at 10:30 a.m.) is for kids 10 and younger. You can find more info here, or call 630-544-0236.

 

NORTH AURORA: The 6th annual Mooseheart Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 8, on the school stadium’s turf. This is a free event, open to toddlers through 8 years old. Gates open at 10 a.m. and the hunt is scheduled for 11 a.m. Other activities scheduled to take place include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and bounce houses. The Easter Bunny will be available for visits, too, so bring your camera. Find more info here or call 630-906-3601.

 

GENEVA: The Geneva Park District sponsors a free egg hunt at the Stephen Persinger Recreation Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. There are 5,000 eggs; the hunt is divided into two age groups: Ages 4 and under and 5 and up. Arrive early because parking is limited – this is a VERY popular event, and the hunt is over quite quickly. Event is held rain or shine. Find more info here.

 

BATAVIA: The Batavia Park District’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held at West Main Park. Participants should gather at the pavilion by 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. Children will be divided into age groups and the hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your own basket to collect your goodies. You’re also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or paper product for the Batavia Food Pantry. This is a free event. Parking is limited at this location. Find more info here.

 

WHEATON: Cosley Zoo is holding a “Busy Bunny Egg Hunt” on Saturday, April 8, from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition to an egg scramble, participants can meet some of the zoo’s residents and take part in other activities including a visit with the Easter Bunny. (There are various time slots for the egg hunts, based on ages between 2 and 10 years old.) The event is held rain or shine, and is outdoors, so dress for the weather. The cost is $13.50 per child ages 2-10, $5 for ages 11-adult, and free for children under 2. Registration is required and is being handled through the Wheaton Park District. You can find more info here.

 

WEST CHICAGO: The West Chicago Public Library hosts an old-fashioned egg roll every year in which participants receive a special treat. The Egg Roll will be on the library lawn on Saturday, April 8, at noon. Children can also make a bunny or chick craft in the library program room between noon and 1 p.m. to take home. No registration required. Find more info here. (Note: My daughter and I went to the egg roll one year and we had a lot of fun, but it started right on time if not a few minutes early. So plan appropriately!)

 

WHEATON: St. Matthew United Church of Christ in Wheaton is holding its Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. Please bring your own basket for collecting the Easter eggs. After the hunt, there will be donuts and crafts. All activities are free. The Easter Bunny will be attending the festivities and is looking forward to picture-taking. Remember to bring your camera! The hunt is planned for outside, but will be moved inside if necessary. For more information, you can call Cathy at 630-665-1236 or look here.

 

AURORA: Airtastic in Aurora is holding it’s 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Advance registration is required! The cost is $10 per child and includes an hour of bouncing and then hunting for eggs, each registered child will receive a number the corresponds to the egg number that they will be searching for during the egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. The hunt will be outside, so dress accordingly. Advanced registration is required, find info here.

 

WHEATON: Cantigny will host an Easter Egg Hunt Open House on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. The egg hunt will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days and eggs will be hidden throughout the park. All guests will be given a map when they enter to help them locate the eggs. You can also visit “Mr. Bunny” at the Robert R. McCormick Museum and “Mrs. Bunny” at the First Division Museum from 9 a.m. to noon. A paint-a-bag station will be available in the Education Center for $2 per bag (useful when collecting eggs.) There is no registration required, but you’ll pay the daily parking pass at Cantigny of $5 per car. Find more info on all the activities here.

 

OSWEGO: Downtown Oswego will host a Bunny Hop on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Main and Washington Streets. Kids are invited to bring their own baskets and collect treats from participating shops. Maps will be sold for $1 each – each participating child must have a map. The event begins at 10 a.m. with the arrival of the Easter Bunny at the Garden Faire. From there, children are invited to visit with live bunnies, take a photo with the Easter Bunny and mingle with the River the Fox mascot at they “hop” from shop to shop. Find more info here.

 

AURORA: St. Paul Lutheran Church at 85 S. Constitution Drive in Aurora is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. Kids are encouraged to bring a basket to collect eggs and prizes This is a free community event for babies through age 12. For more info, call 630-896-3250.

 

GENEVA: First Baptist Church of Geneva is hosting its free Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at its West Campus. Families travel on an indoor scavenger hunt to find some of the 15,000 candy-filled eggs. There’s also an interactive experience showing the miracle of Easter. You can arrive anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m; allow 45 minutes for the experience. Find more info here.

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

 

WAGON RIDE: The Fox Valley Park District is holding a “Bunny Trail Wagon Ride” at Blackberry Farm on Sunday, April 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Families will enjoy the fresh spring air while traveling down the bunny trail.. Hot chocolate and s’mores will be prepared around a fire, and then everyone can take a wagon ride to a destination where kids can hunt for Easter eggs. This event is for children ages 2 and up. The cost is $8 for residents, $12 for non-residents. Registration is required. Find more info here.

 

WHEATON: Cantigny will host an Easter Egg Hunt Open House on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. The egg hunt will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days and eggs will be hidden throughout the park. All guests will be given a map when they enter to help them locate the eggs. You can also visit “Mr. Bunny” at the Robert R. McCormick Museum and “Mrs. Bunny” at the First Division Museum from 9 a.m. to noon. A paint-a-bag station will be available in the Education Center for $2 per bag (useful when collecting eggs.) There is no registration required, but you’ll pay the daily parking pass at Cantigny of $5 per car. Find more info on all the activities here.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

 

NAPERVILLE: The Naperville Jaycees’ Egg Hunt at Frontier Sports Complex, located behind Neuqua Valley High School at 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, begins at 9 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 15, and is a free event with no registration required. The eggs disappear quickly, so parents are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early to get parking and ready for the hunt. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet everyone. The Jaycees will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items at the event. No glass containers, please. Find more info here.
WHEATON: The Downtown Wheaton Association will host a free Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny will hop on by, too! Find more info here.

 

BATAVIA: Batavia MainStreet organizes the downtown Egg Hop on Saturday, April 15, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free hop starts at 9:45 a.m.. at the Peg Bond Center on the Riverwalk where kids will get their egg collecting bag and a map. From there, the “bunnies” will hop around town collecting eggs. When you’re done with the hunt, head back to the Peg Bond Center for face painting, balloon animals, stories, dance performances and other activities. Find more info here.

 

WEST CHICAGO: The Easter Egg Hunt in West Chicago, sponsored by American Legion Post 300, has been going on for more than 50 years! It is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, and begins at 10 a.m. sharp in Reed Keppler Park (next to Turtle Splash Water Park.) In past years, there have been four age groups, from age 1 through 8, with two prize eggs in each group. This is a free event. For more info, call Post 300 during afternoon hours at 630-231-2112.

 

SOUTH ELGIN: The village of South Elgin is hosting an old-fashioned spring egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at noon. The hunt will begin at noon sharp at Kenyon Woods, on Raymond Street across from South Elgin High School. (The bunny will not be attending this year.) There will be hunting areas set up for specific age groups. This is a free community event and does not require registration. But you are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the South Elgin Food Pantry. Find more info here.

 

AURORA: Aurora Downtown is hosting a new free event, called Egg Hunt on the Island, on Saturday, April 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The all ages event features a traditional egg hunt on Stolp Island as well as prizes for golden eggs found near downtown museums. Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd., will host free craft tables manned by Hesed House and Community Christian Church. Chalk art is encouraged at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave. A welcome table with maps and prizes will be set up at Metropolitan Coworking, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 16. Refreshments and sweet treats are offered at Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway. Trolley rides with the Easter Bunny are also part of the afternoon.  For more information, visit www.auroradowntown.org.

 

BARTLETT: The Bartlett Lions Club is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bartlett Community Center. There will be 5,500 eggs for the children to find. Find more info here.

 

More Info Coming Soon

 

 

NAPERVILLE: In 2016, Trinity Early Childhood Center held an Easter Egg Hunt at the center at 2244 W. 95th St, No. 101 in Naperville for babies through age 5. I have an email into the center to check on 2017 details.

 

4 thoughts on “Easter Egg Hunts in Chicago’s Far Western Suburbs

  1. heystace

    Hi. Great list, but we’re looking for flashlight Easter egg hunts in the area this year. We have older kids. Any ideas? Thanks!

  2. Nancy Thompson

    Naperville Park District Flashlight Egg Hunt • Ages 9-13
    Thursday, April 13, 7:15-8:00 p.m.
    Knoch Knolls Picnic Grove, 320 Knoch Knolls Road
    Fee: $10(R)/$15(N), Activity Code 15060
    Grab your flashlight and hunt for prize-filled eggs under the stars! Refreshments will be served. Please bring a flashlight and a bag or basket to put your eggs and prizes in. This event is held outside; please dress appropriately. Parents must be present with their
    children, but may not assist them during the hunt. Preregistration is required. There are no age exceptions. Sunset is at 7:30 p.m.

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