LIST: Easter egg hunts, events in the metro, surrounding area
There are many events taking place to celebrate Easter this weekend.
Here’s a list of local events:
Mall of America: Rainforest Cafe on the third floor of the Mall of America is offering a reservations-only breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets, which include breakfast, activities and a visit with the Easter Bunny, cost $11.99 for children and $20.99 for adults.
Bring the entire family to the plaza at Nolan Mains to meet the Easter Bunny, take home an egg and balloon animal, and grab some festive flowers. This is a free event, located on the plaza, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Easter Bunny is set to make appearances at four city parks in Hopkins on Saturday. There will be small giveaways for kids. The locations are:
- Valley Park, at 700 8th St. S., from 1-1:20 p.m.
- Cottageville Park, at 435 Blake Rd. N., from 1:30-1:50 p.m.
- Burnes Park, at 301 2nd St. N., from 2-2:20 p.m.
- Maetzold Field, at 1215 1st St. N., from 2:30-3 p.m.
Philippine Center of Minnesota: Fil Minn. and Fil-Minnesotan Association are hosting an EasterFest Costume Party from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with a brunch from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite character costume and partake in activities. Entrance fees are $10 per person, $30 for a family of four and free for children aged 10 and under.
Midtown Global Market: A free family evening at the market will run from 5-7 p.m. Friday on East Lake Street. Activities include live music, balloon art, egg decorating, a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket giveaway for the first 100 kids.
Target Field Station: The North Loop Candy Grab will have age-specific candy hunts from 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to come early and stay late.
Minnetonka Community Center: Minnetonka’s annual Spring Eggstravaganza, which will take place on from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, features many activities and treats. Egg hunt participants should bring their own basket.
Marcus Theatres: Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern locations have “Hop to the Movies 2022” events for $8 starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The Easter egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. followed by a “Hop” movie showing at 10:30 a.m.
Genesis Ranch: A new, annual event is set to take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday that includes an Easter egg hunt for kids, a bouncy house, a photo booth, a raffle, a pop-up boutique, and more. Register in advance for the event here.
Centennial UMC: The whole family can participate in this year’s Easter Fest, held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. There will be a petting zoo, games, crafts, family photos and an Easter scavenger hunt. To participate, pick up a card, find all the items listed around the church lawn and parking lot and bring back the completed card to receive a bag of 10 eggs.
St. Louis Park
Recreation Outdoor Center: Parents of children ages 3-8 must register by April 15 for the Lions Club egg hunt. The event begins at 10 a.m. and costs $6 per child. Children can download, print and complete a coloring sheet before the event to enter into the coloring contest.
Mears Park: Dreadlocks for Dingoes is hosting a prize-filled egg hunt and photo booth at 1 p.m. Saturday. The grand prize egg will have a $20 store gift card.
Newell Park: A free, community Easter egg hunt will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kids ages 1-12 can participate in an open house-style egg hunt. Participants can check-in when they arrive, decorate a bag for Easter eggs, and then search for a specific color of egg based on age. There will be allergy-friendly eggs as well. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
West St. Paul
Salem Lutheran Church: There will be Easter activities on the lawn Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt, craft activities, and obstacle courses for kids and adults, as well as prizes. The Easter bunny will also make an appearance.
All Breed Obedience: The St. Paul-Minneapolis Bulldog Club is hosting their annual Easter egg hunt starting around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday at 2357 Ventura Drive in Woodbury. Easter eggs and potential prizes will be provided for bulldogs and children.
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