The Chicago Northside 2022 Guide to Easter Events and Activities

Whether you're looking for Easter fun in Chicago or at home, we have ideas for you!

By Debra Flanagan, Macaroni KID Chicago Northside March 22, 2022

This Guide is sponsored by The Theraplay Clinic.  The Theraplay Clinic is the mental health practice of The Theraplay Institute located at 1224 W. Belmont Avenue, Fl. 1, in Chicago, Illinois.  They offer clinical therapy services to address a multitude of mental health and behavioral challenges for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  Theraplay-based, non-therapeutic groups and programs offer support to children and adults who can benefit from an opportunity to connect with their peers.

Looking for all the Easter hoppenings in the area? You’ve come to the right place!  Macaroni KID Chicago Northside has been hopping about collecting all the information on all the ways to celebrate Easter just for you!

Our goal is to make sure you and your family don’t miss out on any Easter fun!  So here is a list of all the local, (and some not-so-local), Easter events, crafts, recipes, and fun we can find!  We’ll be updating this list as more events come in, so check back often! 

Now let's hop to it. Click on the individual event name or story for more details: 

🐰Easter Events🐰

Saturday, March 12th thru Saturday, April 16th 

Easter Bunny HOP! & Pictures with Easter Bunny, Evanston

Saturday, March 16th thru Saturday, April 16th

Easter Bunny Bingo, Lincoln Park

Friday, April 1st

Bunny Arrival Party, Lincolnwood Town Center, Lincolnwood

Saturday, April 2nd thru Saturday, April 16th

Bunny Photos, Lincolnwood Town Center, Lincolnwood

Saturday, April 2nd

Easter Bunny Visits, Mt. Prospect

Egg Hunt, Norwood Park

Bunny Train, Fox River Trolley Museum, S. Elgin

Free Photos with the Easter Bunny, Davis Theater, Lincoln Square

K9 Eggstravaganza - Dog Easter Egg Hunt, Skokie

Saturday, April 9th

Bunny Train, Fox River Trolley Museum, S. Elgin

Bunny Trolley Hop, Illinois Railway Museum, Union IL

Easter Celebration, Golf Mill Shopping Center, Niles

Easter Egg Hunt, Wicker Park

Eggventures in Wonderland, New City, Lincoln Park

Flashlight Egg Hunt, West Chicago

Lincolnwood Egg Hunt, Lincolnwood

Bunny Bingo, Lincolnwood

Sunday, April 10th

Easter Egg Hunt and Magic Show, Glenview

Hamlin Park Easter Egg Hunt, Roscoe Village

Walnut Room Bunny Brunch, The Loop

Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th

Aqua Egg Hunt, Oakbrook

Saturday, April 16th

Belmont Bunny Hop Easter Bunny Photo Sessions, Lakeview/Roscoe Village

Bettendorf Castle Afternoon Easter Egg Hunt, Fox River Grove

Bunny Train, Fox River Trolley Museum, S. Elgin

Easter Egg-Stravaganza Presented by Kinder Joy®, Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park

Easter Saturday at The Forge, Lemont

Easter Treats and Crafts, Albany Park

Eggstravaganza Parade, Schiller Park

Family Easter Crafts, Lakeview

Family Easter Cruise - Springtime Cruise With the Easter Bunny, Dusable Harbor

Gallagher Way's Easter Egg Hunt, Lakeview

Hop N' Stop, Northcenter

Saturday Brunch-Rustic Easter Bunny, Lakeview

Scavenger Egg Hunt, Lincolnwood Town Center, Lincolnwood

Walnut Room Bunny Brunch, The Loop

Sunday, April 17th

Easter Brunch with Biagio, Portage Park

Easter Egg Hunt, Lincoln Park

Easter Egg Hung and Bunny Jump, Skydive Chicago, Ottawa

Easter Lunch, Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, Lake Geneva

Easter Sunday Bunny Interaction, Lakeview

Easter Sunday Brunch and Hunts, Logan Square

Happy Easter-All Ages-Personalize Egg, Lakeview

🐰At-Home Easter Fun🐰

Looking for at-home Easter fun ideas? Here are some of our favorites:

How to Make Natural Dyes For Your Easter Eggs

STEM Craft: Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs Are Fun to Make -- and Break

Quick Kitchen Science - Bouncy Egg Experiment

🐰Easter Eats🐰

There's nothing better than the food on Easter! But what do with all those eggs? Here are some fun Easter-related recipes from Macaroni KID Chicago Northside and Macaroni KID EATS!:

Craft a Snack: Egg Funny Faces

Craft a Snack: Make Your Own Bunny Waffles!

Recipes and Ideas for Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

3 Easy Easter Treats You Can Make With Your Kids

Food With Imagination: Baby Yoda Deviled Eggs

Any other ideas?  Feel free to share them with us.