Our 2023 Guide to Easter Events and Activities in Chicago

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

By Debra Flanagan, Macaroni KID Chicago Northside March 28, 2023

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🐰

Friday, March 17th thru Saturday, April 8th

Bunny Photos, Lincolnwood Town Center, Lincolnwood

Wednesday, March 29th

Bunny Hop, Welles Park

Saturday, April 1st

Belmont Bunny Hop, Roscoe Village

Bunny Burrow Express, Fox River Trolley Museum, S. Elgin

Bunny Trolley Hop, Illinois Railway Museum, Union IL

Easter Around the World at Lakeshore East Park, Edgewater

Easter Celebration with the Bunny, Golf Mill Shopping Center, Niles

Easter Egg Hunt at Holstein Park, Bucktown

Easter Egg Hunt at St. Philip, Lincoln Square

Eggstravaganza, Glenview

Lincolnwood Egg Hunt, Lincolnwood

New City and the Chocolate Factory Egg Hunt, Lincoln Park

Sunday, April 2nd

Bunny Trolley Hop, Illinois Railway Museum, Union IL

Community Egg Hunt at Hamlin Park, Roscoe Village

Easter Pancake Breakfast at St. Matthias, Northcenter

SCL 2023 Easter Egg Hunt, Glenview

Walnut Room Bunny Brunch, The Loop

Tuesday, April 4th

Bunny-Spring Craft at Eugene Field, Albany Park

Saturday, April 8th

Bettendorf Castle Afternoon Easter Egg Hunt, Fox River Grove

Bunny Burrow Express, Fox River Trolley Museum, S. Elgin

Bunny Trolley Hop, Illinois Railway Museum, Union IL

Easter Egg Hunt, Ravenswood Manor

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

Easter Party and Play at Little Beans, Evanston

Egg Hunt at Eugene Field, Albany Park

Eggstravaganza Parade, Schiller Park

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

The Forge Celebrates Easter, Lemont

GNCS Easter Egg Hunt, Glenview

Hop 'N' Stop, Northcenter

Mad Hatter at Berger Park, Edgewater

Scavenger Egg Hunt, Lincolnwood Town Center, Lincolnwood

Springtime Egg Hunt and Live Interactive Kid's Music, Jarvis Square, Rogers Park

Walnut Room Bunny Brunch, The Loop

Sunday, April 9th

Easter Brunch, Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, Lake Geneva

Easter Egg Hunt, Lincoln Park

Spring Egg Hunt, River Park

Saturday, April 15th

Gallagher Way's Easter Egg Hunt, 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.