Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parage, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in Southern Illinois?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in Southern Illinois, sorted by county. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

If you know of one we missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for February 2018

February: Easter Sunday will April 1, 2018, so in 2018 most Easter egg hunts will be held on Saturday March 24, 2018 and some on Saturday March 31, 2018. ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute changes due to weather or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year.  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, facebook pages and calendars. See their events calendar. There are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!

And if you are looking for local children's consignment sales, also often held by churches, click here!


Easter Egg Hunt, Parage and Event Listings

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

St. Clair County

  • Eckert's Country Store and Farms Easter Egg-Citemen - Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Easter breakfast (with the Easter bunny), Held indoors in bad weather, There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220. Phone: (618) 233-0513. Email: Event date and time: Friday March 25, 2016 and March 26, 2016; Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Hunt times are 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. Event updates: Click here for updates. Directions: See our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. See our website for current crop information;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page Easter Egg-Citement (Belleville). Hop on down the bunny trail and fill your basket with fun! Eckert’s Annual Egg Hunt, baby chicks & bunnies, face painting, the Easter Bunny, plant a seed and savor a yummy Easter treat! $12 per child. Easter Egg Hunts, the largest in Southwestern Illinois, will take place at 9am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3pm each day. Pre-purchase tickets here to get your desired hunt time. For more information call Eckert’s at (618) 233-0513. Breakfast with the Bunny (Belleville): Join us for Breakfast with the Bunny from 8am – 11am for a hearty country meal to start this fun-filled day. Family-style breakfast includes scrambled eggs, hash-browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, plus a buffet of cereals, fruit and fried biscuits. Drink of coffee, juice, tea, milk or soda is included. $6/child and $12/adult. Reservations are recommended. For more information call Eckert’s Country Restaurant at (618) 233-0513 x 3. Eckert's Belleville location is open year round and is home to the Country Store, Restaurant, Garden Center, Custard Shop and Pick-Your-Own farm. Visit our website to learn more about our wide array of products, ripening dates, activities and so much more!. (UPDATED: March 23, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: April 07, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: March 19, 2013, from their website)(ADDED: April 27, 2011). 

Alexander County

Bond County

Clark County

Clay County

Clinton County

Crawford County

Cumberland County

Edwards County

Effingham County

Fayette County

Franklin County

Gallatin County

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Lawrence County

Madison County

  • Highland Civic Woman's Club - Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Breakfast (with the Easter bunny), There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, petting zoo
    1100 Main Street, Highland, IL 62249. Phone: 618-654-6071. Event date and time: March 28, 2015 pm to 8 am to 11 am. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Featuring all you can eat pancakes, sausage and juice by Chris Cakes! Easter crafts! Basket Raffle! Live Bunny Petting Zoo! and Photos with the Easter Bunny sponsored by Voegele Photography Studio! Tickets are $8 in advnace and $9 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance from The Chamber of Commerce, Bradford National Bank in Highland and Digitalartz, or by contacting any club member. (ADDED: March 19, 2015)
  • Navigation Church - Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Other activities for children, Baskets are provided, porta-potties, face painting, inflatables/bounce house
    2 Pine Lake Road, Collinsville, IL 62234. Phone: 618-345-4249. Alternate Phone: 6183454249. Email: Event date and time: Saturday, March 26 10:00am Registration 11:00am Hunt. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Free - no payments needed for anything. Click here for our Facebook page. Free food, inflatables, face painting, cotton candy, prizes. (ADDED: March 08, 2016)
  • theRIVER church - helicopter easter egg drop
    Lapel High School Football Field, 1850 South 900 West, Lapel, IN 46051. Event date and time: The River has decided to move the 5th Annual Egg Drop from March 26, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016. Doors will open at 12 PM. Drop A will occur at 2 PM and Drop B at 2:30 PM. We will have bounce houses, face painting, games and more. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is important that we show our support for our students, their families, communities and county. The River encourages everyone in Madison County to support Lapel and Liberty in their bid for a state title! There is no need to register your child again if you have already preregistered for the event. All registered tickets will accepted on April 2nd. Come on out to Lapel High School’s football field for our annual free egg drop! This year, we will be dropping 30,000 eggs from a helicopter!! There will be two drops this year: one drop at 2:00pm and one drop at 2:30pm. Make sure you come out before the drop times to participate in games and have your picture taken with the Easter bunny! We will also have face painting, bounce houses, and concessions! You will be registering for which drop you want to attend. Please register your children for only one drop. Each drop time will be divided into groups: 0-3 year olds, 4-7 year olds, 8-12 year olds, and special needs. Register your child online here and Click here to view theRiver Egg Drop Rules. (UPDATED: March 23, 2016, JBS)

Marion County

Massac County

Monroe County

Perry County

Pope County

Pulaski County

Randolph County

Richland County

Saline County

Union County

Wabash County

Washington County

Wayne County

White County

Williamson County