Grab your baskets and get ready for the hunt! Easter is Sunday, April 4th in 2021. We are setting up and hoping for a better year of egg hunts this year than last.
If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please drop us a line via our contact form and we will share with the community. Thanks! And check back often, as we will we be adding egg hunts to this list until Easter is upon us.
Minneapolis & St. Paul Easter Events
March 28, 2021: Virtual Swedish Easter Origami | American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Create fun paper decorations inspired by Swedish Easter traditions, including feathers and Swedish Easter witches. Students will assemble their creations into a sweet origami scene. Kits will be available for pick up. Best for ages 8+. Registration Required. 2pm-4pm, $45 household.
April 3, 2021: Bunny Brunch Bundle | Sibley Rec Center, Minneapolis
Families can register to pick up a bundle containing breakfast, crafts and a goodie bag. Take a socially-distanced picture with the Easter Bunny during pick-up. 11am-3pm. Pre-Registration Required. $25/bundle.
Easter Egg Hunts & Events in the Twin Cities Northwest Metro
March 20, 2021: Meet the Bunny in Blaine | Tom Ryan Park
Roasting peeps on a bonfire, make crafts, hunt for eggs, and take a photo with the bunny. $10 resident; $11 non-resident, includes one child/one adult. Reservations required. 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm.
March 27, 2021: Easter Egg Drive-Up | Spring Lake Park City Hall | 12:30pm-1:30pm | picking up your pre-stuffed Easter Eggs with toys and candy drive thru style. Ages 2-12 only. FREE, but taking food-shelf donations. Pre-Registration Required.
April 3, 2021: Jaycees Hop-A-Long Easter Event | TBD
Save the date. Planning is underway for a safe, family event for kids ages 0-10.
Easter Egg Hunts & Events in the Twin Cities Northeast Metro
April 3, 2021: Mystery Egg Hunt | Oakdale Discovery Center
Hunt the new trails of the nature preserve for eggs to exchange for a surprise. After, enjoy games, refreshments, crafts, face painting, petting zoo, prizes, and bounce castle. Registration required for 30-minute timeslot. 9-11am, $12 per child 10 & under only, adults free.
Easter Egg Hunts & Events in the Twin Cities Southeast Metro
March 13, 2021: Aqua Egg Hunt | Veterans Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights
Dive for eggs to trade in for goodies. Registration is required for one of two time slots. 50 swimmer limit.
March 20, 2021: Community Egg Hunts | Rich Valley Athletic Complex, Inver Grove Heights
Traditional for ages 3-10 and Flashlight for ages 10-13. There is also a coloring contest. All hunts are held rain or shine! FREE, but pre-registration required.
March 27, 2021: Excellent Egg Frenzy | HealthEast Sports Center, Woodbury
Bring your bucket to collect up to 20 toy-filled eggs around the outdoor softball fields then participate in a spring craft. Best for ages 1-7 with an adult. Pre-Registration Required for a 10-minute time slot between 10am and 12pm. $5/child. Register Here.
March 27, 2021: Flashlight Egg Hunt | HealthEast Sports Center, Woodbury
Grab a flashlight and hunt for candy and toy-filled eggs. Recommended for kids ages 6-13 with adult. Pre-Registration Required for 8pm or 8:15pm. $5/child. Register Here.
March 27, 2021: Rosemount Lions Club Spring Egg Hunt | Ames Soccer Complex, Rosemount
Kids 1-10 will be divided into 3 age groups to hunt for treats. Please bring your own bag. 9:30 am for kids with last name starting A-L; 11am for kids with last name starting M-Z. Donations appreciated. (If weather in uncooperative, this hunt will be held a week later.)
March 27, 2021: Check in with the Chicks (and Bunnies too) | Rambling River Center, Farmington
In place of Breakfast with the Bunnies, register your family for a 20-minute appointment with chicks and bunnies from Skyview Ranch. There will be props and backdrop for photos. Take home a craft kit. Timeslots between 8:30am and Noon. 12 person limit per family. $6/pp. Activity #14BB.01.
April 3, 2021: Easter Egg Hunt | Newport Lutheran Church, Newport
Enjoy a free family event with prizes and a visit with the Easter Bunny. This event will be outside. Masks required and social distancing encouraged. Recommended for families with children 12 and under. 10am Rain or Shine. FREE.
Easter Egg Hunts & Events in the Twin Cities Southwest Metro
March 27, 2021: Easter Egg Hunt & Candy Grab | Lions Park, Shakopee
Egg hunts with activities, games, crafts and photo station. Bring your own basket. 1pm-6pm. Register for time slots: 1-2:30pm, 2:45-4:15pm or 4:30-6pm. $5/pp.
April 3, 2021: St. Louis Park Lions Club Egg Hunt | ROC
Ages 3-8 can hunt for candy and special eggs in separate age categories. 10am, $4/child. Save the date! This event is tentatively scheduled. More details to come by March.
April 3, 2021: Easter Egg Drive Thru | Our Savior Lutheran
10:00-1:00pm in the Church Parking Lot.
April 3, 2021: Easter Egg Candy Hunt (Tentative) | City Center Park, Chanhassen
For kids 12 & under: prize giveaways, a coloring contest, the candy hunt, and the Easter Bunny. Enter the coloring contest at the above link. 9am, $5/child.
April 27, 2021: Easter Eggstravaganza | Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School, Burnsville
Kids 10 & under are invited to egg hunt according to age plus enjoy many other Easter activities. 2-5pm. (This date is tentative. We recommend checking the link.)
DIY Egg Hunts: Tips for the best egg hunt ever!
I feel like we’ve been spoiled living in the Twin Cities. We have always had so many options for egg hunts that I haven’t really had to do the work myself. If you are looking for some ideas on where to hide your own Easter eggs, I have found two articles full of clever ideas plus a few of our own. Get creative with color by concocting your own Easter egg dyes or using alternate materials.
Dyeing & Decorating Easter eggs
Coloring and decorating your eggs is half the fun. Can’t get out shopping for egg dye kits? Food coloring with vinegar works well. Or, for a fun science experiment, try using natural materials for eye-popping hues:
- Wrap eggs with yellow or red onion skins, then boil for 30 minutes to make a pretty egg dappled with natural color.
- Raid your spice cupboard: turmeric makes a gorgeous golden color. Chili powder makes a rusty orange. The site Itsy Bitsy Foodies will share the recipe and more ideas for creating a rainbow of Easter eggs.
- Need some more ideas? Ridgedale Center has a few egg-dying videos, plus crafts and activities to do at home.
If you blow out the eggs beforehand, they can be keepsakes for years to come. Follow these tips to blow out an egg and make it hollow before dyeing.
Where to Hide Your Easter Eggs
From experience, I recommend creating a map or a list of hiding places so you know you’ve gotten all the eggs at the end. This is particularly important if you are hiding real eggs indoors.
- If you want to be fancy, you could give the map to your kids and let them use their map-following skills to find each egg.
- You could also do it scavenger hunt style with clues to the next egg hidden with each egg – maybe end with an Easter basket full of candy?
The Best Custom Easter baskets
Help support local small businesses during this tough season by ordering your own custom Easter baskets.
- GoodThings (White Bear Lake): Choose a colorful basket and stuff it with goodies. They’ll ship or deliver right to the trunk of your car.
- kiddywampus (Hopkins/Chanhassen): Find stuffed bunnies and Easter books.
- Soderberg’s Floral & Gift (Minneapolis): Offers treat-and-trinket filled baskets for kids & adults.
Mischief Toy Store (St. Paul): Customized baskets with free local delivery.