Guide to Easter Events in McHenry County

Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail! Catch him at these locations in McHenry County. The Little McHenry county Guide to Easter events has rounded up all the Easter fun so that you can hunt for eggs, grab photos with the bunny have a celebratory brunch with a special bunny guest.

Events are listed chronologically under each category. We’ll be adding more as information becomes available, so be sure to check back frequently!

Easter Event in McHenry County

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Photos with the Bunny | Dine with the Bunny | FREE Easter Egg Hunts | Easter Egg Hunts | Flashlight Egg Hunts | Activities, Crafts & Celebrations

Photos with the Bunny in McHenry County

For a simple, no fuss picture with the bunny, check out the following locations. Many other bunny sightings (with pictures) are available, too, at special events if you want more fanfare with your photo.

Easter Bunny Visits
13 April 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Crystal Lake
Look for the Bunny’s tent at the corner of Williams & Brink. Free instant photos with the bunny in a decorated frame (while supplies last). Bring your own camera and take as many pictures as you like.

Visit the Easter Bunny
13 April 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Tom’s Farm Market, Huntley
Bring your camera and the kids for an adorable picture with the Easter bunny. Free, no ticket necessary.

Easter Bunny Visits
13 and 14 April 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Algonquin Commons
Come visit and take your own pictures with the bunny.

Easter Bunny Visits & Photos
20 April 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ice House Mall, Barrington
Visit with the Easter bunny and take pictures.

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Dine with the Easter Bunny in McHenry County

Share a carrot with the most famous bunny out there! We have a list of some of the best places to dine with the bunny this year.  Be sure to call ahead as most of these events require registration or a reservation.

Brunch with the Bunny & Egg Hunt *reservations required*
6 April 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Port Edward, Algonquin
Cost: Pre-Sale: Adults 11 and up $16, Children 6-10 $12, 3-5 $8 children 3 and younger are free. At the door (if available) prices are $20 adults, $15 ages 6-10 and $10 for ages 3-5
Buffet style brunch, visit with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt.

Breakfast with the Bunny *registration required*
6 April, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. 
Barrington Park District Pavillion, Barrington
Cost:  $7 (resident)/$9 (nonresident)
Easter breakfast with Bunny is an annual Park District tradition that you and your child won’t want to miss. A delicious, catered breakfast is served. Children one year and older and all adults need to be registered.

Breakfast with the Bunny * Registration Required*
6 April 9:30 a.m.
The Lodge at the Shores, Lake Barrington
Cost: $17 Adults, $14 children, children ages two and younger are FREE
Kids will receive a goody bag, enjoy a breakfast, get their picture taken with the bunny, and go on an awesome egg hunt.

Bunny Luncheon
13 April, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fox Lake Lake Front Park
Cost: $5 per child/adult, children under 2 are Free.
In addition to lunch there will be an Easter Basket raffle, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny – don’t forget the camera!

Breakfast with the Bunny *registration required*
14 April 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
McHenry Recreation Center
Cost: $8 Adult, $5 children
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Families will be able to spend time coloring, enjoying activities and crafts while having breakfast. here will aslo be a bunny photo booth.

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Free Easter Egg Hunts in McHenry County

Join in for one of these fun, free egg hunts across McHenry County. These events do not require pre-registration. Please follow the links for full information and call ahead in case of inclement weather. Little Lake County is not responsible for cancellations or changes.

Easter Egg Hunt
7 April 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Living Waters Church, Crystal Lake
Over 4,000 eggs. Children can hunt in their appropriate age group for treats and other prizes including raffle baskets! The Easter bunny will be visiting along with soft funny bunny friends. Please bring a canned food item for the food pantry.

Easter Egg Hunt
13 April 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church of Harvard
Celebrate Easter in Harvard! Join us for fun, free Easter activities for ages 0 to 11 years old. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Easter egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. Please stay after the Easter egg hunt for Easter activities inside the church. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are sponsored by the Women for Harvard. In the event of inclement weather, a modified event will be held inside.

Algonquin Egg Hunt
13 April 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Towne Park, Algonquin
This egg hunt is for children ages 0-12. There will be 10,000 eggs for participants to pick up as quickly as possible. Participants will be grouped by age.

Easter Egg Hunt
13 April 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
Lake in the Hills Village Hall
The Village will have eggs filled with candy, small toys, or tickets to win prizes. The bunny will also be on hand for photos. Limit of 12 eggs per child.

Lakewood Easter Egg Hunt
13 April 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Red Tail Golf Club, Lakewood
Join the Easter Bunny for the villages first ever egg hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt
13 April 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
RB High School, Richmond
Grab your best basket and camera and come meet the bunny at the annual Egg Hunt. There will be over 2,500 eggs with two special eggs per age group. There is no charge for the egg hunt, but please bring a non-perishable food item to help support the local food pantry.

55th Annual Jaycee Easter Egg Hunt
14 April 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Emricson Park, Woodstock
Registration will be at noon. First hunt for ages 0-3 will be at 1pm. Second hunt for ages 4-6 will be at 1:30pm. Third hunt will be at 2pm for ages 7-11.

Woodstock Square Easter Eggstravangnza
20 April 11:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m.
Historic Woodstock Square
FREE Community event for kids under age 13. Easter egg hunt on the square

Easter Egg Hunt
20 April 11:30 a.m.
Real Life Church of the Nazarene
There will 2 Groups – Infant – Kindergarten & 1st – 5th Grade.
Bring the Whole Family – Free Raffles (kids & adults) – Play Games – Free Lunch – FREE Raffle

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
20 April 2:00 p.m.
Victory Rock Fellowship, Crystal Lake
Join Victory Rock for their Easter Egg Hunt. There will be arts and crafts, fun and games, and of course, Easter Eggs!

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Easter Egg Hunts in McHenry County

Often egg hunts can be crowded and quite busy. You can avoid the crowds by purchasing your spot at an egg hunt for a different experience this year! The following events require payment and/or registration before the event. Please check each listing before heading out.

Easter Egg Hunt Pony Pals *registration required*
6 April 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Knotty Pine Farm, Wonder Lake | (815) 648-1459
Cost: $35
Pony Pals is a hands-on experience for children ages 3 and older. They will learn safe horse handling, groom the ponies, help tack the ponies, and receive hand-led pony rides. Fee includes egg hunt and basket.

Bunny Trolley Hop *ticket required*
13 and 20 April 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Illinois Railway Museum, Union
Cost: $12 per person
Hop aboard the specially-decorated electric cars at the East Union Depot for a train ride with the bunny. At the end of the ride join an Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be coloring activities, pictures with the bunny, and a bounce house.

Egg-citing Egg Hunt
13 April, 10:30 a.m. 
71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake,
Fox Lake Residents – FREE! , Non-Fox Lake Residents – $2.00 per child
Join the Village of Fox Lake and Fox Lake Chamber for the Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt.

Huge Easter Egg Hunt
13 April 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Bella’s Bouncies Skate on Grand, Fox Lake
Cost: $15
Join Bella’s s for an Eggstravagant Egg Hunt, as well as, pictures with the Easter Bunny! Doors open at 11:15 am for early check-in. Easter Egg Hunt will begin a little after 11:30am. Pictures with the Easter Bunny until 1:30p.m. Open skate until 4:00 p.m. Fee includes skates, bounce house, pizza and soda.

Easter Egg Float *registration required*
13 April 1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Dolphin Swim Club, Crystal Lake
Cost: $10 per child, parents swim free
Join in Easter Fun Dolphin Style! DSC is hosting a floating egg hunt for ages 1-13, followed by open swim.

Huge Easter Egg Hunt
14 April 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Bella’s Bouncies Indoors, Volo
Cost: $15
Join Bella’s s for an Eggstravagant Egg Hunt, as well as, pictures with the Easter Bunny! Doors open at 8:45am for early check-in. Easter Egg Hunt will begin a little after 9am. Pictures with the Easter Bunny until 10am. Open Jump is until noon. Includes 10 game tokens, pizza and soda.

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Flashlight Egg hunts / Tween Egg Hunts

Are the kids bored of the traditional egg hunts in an open field? Bring your tweens to a flashlight egg hunt to keep the fun of Easter still alive! Be sure to click the links for full information as some of these events require pre-registration or payment.

Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt *registration required*
5 April, 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
Langendorf Park, Barrington
Cost: $7 resident child/ $8 non-resident child, $3 per adult
Explore the outside at night with the Barrington Park District. The Easter Bunny will be hiding special glow-in-the-dark eggs just for little ones, ages 18 months and older. Cider and a snack will be served, children are limited to 15 eggs each.

Flashlight Egg Hunt *regsistration required*
5 April 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Towne Park, Algonquin
The Bunny has left some special eggs for you around Towne Park and it’s your job to find them. Grab your flashlight and basket and head down to the park to look. We will meet at the pavilion and then head out in to the park. Please be sure to bring a basket and flashlight. Event is free but registration is required.

After Dark Scavenger Hunt *registraion required*
12 April 7:45 – 9:15 p.m.
Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center
Cost: $12 residents, $14 non-residents
Children ages 3 and older.
Tired of the old crowded egg hunt? Come out in the dark and have some fun being nocturnal and go on our Scavenger Hunt. Bring the family or bring some friends and have fun after hours in Veteran Acres. Gather around the fire to start the night and then when you’re done the fire will still be going to warm you up.

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Easter Activities, Celebrations, and Crafts

Baskets and Bunnies
6 April 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Historic Village, Algonquin
Cost: $8 per participant
Hop on over to the Historic Village Hall for a morning of fun with the Bunny. The event will include craft projects, games, and snacks. Bring a camera for pictures with the bunny.

Celebracion de Pascua *registration required*
8 April 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
McHenry Library
A Spanish Language event for children. Ven a la biblioteca con tus amigos para hacer una guirnalda de hilo para la pascua. Para todas las edades.

Easter Egg Hunt Event
20 April 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, Cary
All children through 4th grade and their parents are invited to participate in hearing an Easter story and making a craft followed by an EGG HUNT. Great opportunity to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Easter Egg Hunt and Storytime *registration required*
20 April 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Fox Lake District Library
Hop into the library for a special Easter storytime. listen to stories, make a craft and go on an egg hunt in the library.

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Did we miss your favorite Easter event? Tell us about it in the comments!

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