The Family Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Easter Activities 2019

Guide to Easter Events in Cedar Rapids

Easter is coming soon!! Looking for some fun Easter Activities in the Cedar Rapids area? We’ve got you covered! Read on for all the details!!

*Be sure to click on the event names to go to each event’s website for more info!


 

Pics with the Bunny 

Now – April 21 from 12:00 pm – 8:00pm (Mon-Thu), 11:00 am – 8:00 pm (Fri-Sat), 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Sun) @ Lindale Mall

Get those springtime outfits ready and everyone prepped for your annual Bunny pic! We’ll be snapping photos through Saturday, April 20th, and we’d love to see you here.  Skip those lines and get right to the Bunny with FastPass. Sensitive Bunny on April 7 from 9:00-11:00am. Pet Pics with Bunny on April 14 from 6:00-8:00pm. 

Free Photos with the Easter Bunny

April 6 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ 429 E Main St, Central City

We have the bunny, and he’s ready for his close up! Bring your own cameras and phones to take as many photos as you want! This event is sponsored by The Discovery Dad and CR Parties. We will also have Order forms available for you to place orders for ready-made Easter Baskets!! We are putting the “ease” back in Easter! Tell your friends!

Cute as a Bunny Crafts

April 5, 9 and 17 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Lindale Mall

Arts and crafts for the whole fam! Come to our super-fun KidX events located near the Bunny set in the East Hallway for exciting stuff for your little ones. (The Bunny will be there too!) See you soon! 

Dinner with the Easter Bunny

April 18 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Hy-Vee Johnson Ave

The Easter Bunny is visiting our store and would love to meet you! Enjoy a dinner buffet and have your picture taken!  Kids eat FREE! (One child 12 and under free per adult purchase) Kids $5, Adults $9.99

Hop to the Movies!

April 20 from 9:00 am @ Marcus Theatres Cedar Rapids

Join us the day before Easter, April 20, for a fun family event! Activities will include: Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Coloring & Craft Stations, Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30am, and “Peter Rabbit Movie Showing at 10:00am. Tickets are just $9!

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny 2019

April 20 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Bloomsbury Farm

Join us for our annual “Breakfast With the Easter Bunny” event here at Bloomsbury Farm! What Your Ticket Includes: a visit with and personal interaction with the Easter Bunny – pictures free to be taken by you, an Easter basket for each child, breakfast (scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, mixed fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee, and milk), cookie decorating, coloring, admission to the Farm (Barnyard Buddies, Jumping Pillow, Barrel Train Rides, Hayrack Ride, Giant Chair, Corn Palace, Slides, and More).  Reservations are required to enter event. PRICING: Adults: $17.95 + tax per person,Children (ages 3-12): $15.95 + tax per person, 2 and Younger: No charge. This is a Spring event you don’t want to miss!

Old Fashioned Easter Eggs

April 20 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Ushers Ferry Historic Village

Celebrate spring and help the Easter bunny! Decorate your own Easter eggs with natural dyes and other fun techniques. After the work is done, play games and enjoy other old fashioned Easter fun. Ages: 2+ years with Adult. Cost: $9 for Cedar Rapids residents, $10 for non-residents. To register, call Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation at 319-286-5566 or visit www.crrec.org.

Spring Sunshine Spectacular

April 20 from 10:00 am – 12:oo pm @ Cedar Rapids Public Library (Downtown)

Come and join us for our annual Spring Sunshine Spectacular. Play games, craft, hunt for eggs, dance and listen to seasonal stories. The Easter Bunny will be here and ready to have his picture taken with you!

Easter Celebration

April 20 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ The Play Station

Celebrate Easter at The Play Station with fun filled activities for the whole family! At 10:15am we will have an Easter Egg hunt inside The Play Station. Doors will open at 9:45am and the Egg hunt will begin at 10:15am. (Easter Eggs will include candy, game card credits and free admission tickets). Other activities: meet the Easter bunny, face painting, balloon twisting, arts & crafts, cookie decorating and more! Kids ages 1-15 are $12 and adults are always FREE!!

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt & Paint ‘N Plant

April 20 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm @ Culver’s Garden Center & Greenhouse

Join us at Culver’s for our Annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt throughout the greenhouses, nursery, and grounds at Culver’s. Each child will need to find the items on their scavenger hunt list to claim their prize. Hunts will begin every hour (10:30, 11:30, 12:30, & 1:30). Each hour a new gold egg will be hidden for a grand prize. Treat bags will be provided for the first 300 children. We will also have the Paint ‘N Plant workshop available for kids from 10:30-2:30. The workshop fee is $5.00 and includes all instruction and materials for painting and planting. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, April 6

Eggstravaganza @ Marion YMCA (4:15p-6:30p) Join us for our annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt in the Marion YMCA pool! Kids will enjoy this fun and unique spin on hunting for eggs! This event is FREE and open to the public! Registration is required, please register by April 4th. Space is limited! A non-swimmer is a child that needs a life jacket and needs help staying above the water. Please bring a towel & basket to place poolside for eggs. We will also have games set up in the gym!

Saturday, April 13

ICMB Easter Egg Hunt @ Iowa Field House (9:00a-10:30a) Join us for one of our favorite family-friendly events of the year! Fun games & activities, photos with the Easter Bunny, and everyone’s favorite: the GIANT EGG GRAB! This event is all indoors and light refreshments will be provided. Tickets are required and will NOT be available at the door. Be sure to bring baskets/buckets for all of your little ones. Every child will go home with candy/toy-filled eggs! Cost: $5 (kids 1+)

Easter Egg Hunt @ Palo Community Center (10:00a-11:00a) Please join the West Linn community group at the Palo Community Center for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Easter egg hunt will start promptly at 10:00AM. There will be a special areas for children 2 and under, 3-4, 5-7 and 8 & up. There will be hundreds of eggs stuffed with candy along with some prizes including scooters for the Grand Prize winners this year! The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance.

Easter Egg Extravaganza @ Bass Farms (10:00a-12:00p, start time dependent on age group). We will have 3 age groups again: 3 years and under, 4-6 years old, and 7-10 years old. We are also having a GENERAL ADMISSION FOR AGES 0-10 at 1:30 PM. In case you can’t make the earlier egg hunt times. In between the egg hunts enjoy teeter totters, sling shots (weather permitting), 18 hole mini-golf, giant jenga, giant connect 4, corn hole, GIANT Uno and the magician, Tim Stolba!! Take your picture with the Easter Bunny too!  All paid participants will each receive a gift bag once they turn in their eggs. Make it a family event and spend the day with us! PARENT SUPERVISION REQUIRED, no charge for adults. Cost: $7.25-8.50

8th Annual Nature Egg Hunt @ Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning (10:00a-12:00p) Get ready for our annual outdoor egg hunt adventure! Challenge your youngsters to find 12 different colored eggs and then turn them in for prizes! Be ready to look high and low for eggs hidden in the tallgrass prairie, playscape, the woodland and along the savanna hiking trail. This is an easygoing egg hunt that you can start as soon as you arrive! Aimed at ages 3 and up. Registration required. Cost: $3/child

Easter Egg Hunt @ Terrace Glen Village (10:30a-12:30p) Come out to Terrace Glen Village on Saturday, April 13th from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. for our Easter Event! We will have an Easter egg hunt, face painting, crafts, live entertainment, snacks, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! This is a free event to attend. Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. 

Easter Egg Hunt @ Redmon Park (11:00a) You are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt hosted by St. Paul’s UMC and Collins Community Credit Union. Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:00 am at Redmond Park. Age groups: Pre-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th. 

Hy-Vee Easter Egg Hunt @ Cherry Hill Park (11:00a-12:00p) Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 13th. Bring your basket and hunt for hundreds of eggs for kids up to 10 years old. The hunt will start promptly at 11 a.m.!

Hy-Vee Easter Egg Hunt @ Hayes Park (11:00a-12:00p) Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 13th. Bring your basket and hunt for hundreds of eggs for kids up to 10 years old. The hunt will start promptly at 11 a.m.!

Hy-Vee Easter Egg Hunt @ Noelridge Park (11:00a-12:00p) Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 13th. Bring your basket and hunt for hundreds of eggs for kids up to 10 years old. The hunt will start promptly at 11 a.m.!

Hy-Vee Easter Egg Hunt @ Peg Pierce Softball Fields (11:00a-12:00p) Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 13th. Bring your basket and hunt for hundreds of eggs for kids up to 10 years old. The hunt will start promptly at 11 a.m.!

Saturday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt @ Guthridge Park (9:00a) Join us for the annual Hiawatha Easter Egg Hunt with special guest Hiawatha Easter Bunny! Bring your cameras and show up early! Hunting starts at 9am and is over within seconds!

Easter Egg Hunt @ Amana Heritage Museum (9:00a) Children 12 and younger are invited to join in the annual Amana Heritage Museum Easter Egg Hunt. Each child will be able to find a basket filled with treats including traditional Amana colored eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the children. Bring your cameras. Reservations and prepayment are required, and the hunt will go on whatever the weather (indoors if necessary). Cost is $6.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Salem United Methodist Church (10:00a-11:30a) Join us for our annual free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 at 10 AM! Children of all ages will enjoy a fun morning filled with activities, face painting, a balloon artist, and 5,000 stuffed eggs scattered on our grounds!

2019 Mount Vernon-Lisbon Easter Egg Hunt Dash @ Middle School Track, Mount Vernon (10:00a-11:00a) The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Annual Easter Egg Dash will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The Easter Egg Dash is free to all attendees, with more than 3,000 individual plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes. The event will include 4 categories for children: ages 0-3 years, ages 4-5 years, ages 6-7 years, games for Ages 8 and up.

Hide & Peep Egg Hunt @ Lindale Mall (11:00a-2:00p)  Our family-fun egg hunt is just around the corner, and we’d love to have you, your kiddos, your friends, and your fam here with us. Come hunt for eggs and enjoy some other springtime celebrations with us. We’ll have FREE face painting, caricature drawings, crafts, games, and Easter egg hunts (broken up by ages).

Easter Egg Hunt @ Kids First Gymnastics (1:00p & 2:30p) Join Kids First to celebrate the arrival of Spring with our Easter Egg Hunt! We’re hosting the best egg hunt in town (candy, money & toys in the eggs) and free time to play following the hunt. Bring your Easter Egg Basket and your observation skills to this event and you’ll be sure to go home a winner! To keep everything fair, we have different egg hunts for different age groups. We can’t wait to welcome Spring with you! This event is open to our entire community, so please spread the word to your friends and family. Cost: $10


Hy-vee Edgewood (9:00a-2:00p) Serving your classic brunch favorites such as: Biscuits and Gravy, Prime Rib , Omelet Station and Eggs Benedict Station. No reservations needed. Cost: $19 (adults), $6 (kids 6-12), free (5 and under). 

16th Avenue Grill (8:00a-2:00p) Join us for Easter Brunch! Enjoy all of your brunch favorites: pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, baked ham, chicken fillets, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and a dessert bar, featuring our chocolate fountain! Reservations available. Cost: $16.99/buffet.

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery (9:00a-2:00p) Trade in the hours you will spend in the kitchen for Easter Brunch at Cedar Ridge! In addition to a fresh look at our brunch menu, we’ll be offering a complimentary Bagger Bloody Mary and Bottomless Mimosas! Reservations required. Cost: $24.99 per adult, $10 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5. 

Longbranch (9:45a-2:30p) Join us at The Longbranch for our Easter Brunch Buffet. Reservations available.

350 First (10:00a-3:00p) Join us Easter Sunday for our Easter Brunch from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  We will have some delicious selections for you to choose from. Reservations are required, so make sure you make yours today by calling (319 731-4483. Cost: $26.00 per adult, $12.oo for kids 10 and under.

 


Need some basket ideas? Visit our 50 Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas! Looking for non-candy egg filler ideas? Check out these 40 Creative {Non-Candy} Easter Egg Fillers!

Do you know of more Cedar Rapids area Easter events we should know about? Comment and let us know!

Cedar Rapids Spring Family Fun Quick Links:

Guide to Spring Family Events in the Cedar Rapids Area
Guide to Indoor Play Areas for Kids in Cedar Rapids
Our Favorite Cedar Rapids Parks with Trails


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Paola, originally from Puerto Rico, came to Iowa to study at Iowa state University where Ryan, an Iowa native, won her heart and they’ve been married for five years. They now call Cedar Rapids home and work as landscape designers in North Liberty. They love watching their toddler, Olivia, grow and are excited to see her as a big sister in the Fall of 2019. Paola's hobbies include crafting, running, yoga, baking and anything handmade. She recently opened Pikosa Creations to share her creativity with the world. Her passions include family, kindness, desserts and vacations to the beach.

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