A ton of fun Easter events and egg hunts will be happening in Northern Illinois over the next few weeks, and the good news is, many of them are free to attend!


Easter Fun in Rockford, Illinois

You know how many families have a 'Countdown to Christmas' sign/calendar, etc. somewhere in the home during the holiday season? Well, this year my kids wanted a 'Countdown to Easter' sign too because they love the holiday so much!

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Now that we have two pet bunnies in our family, (Sugar and Cocoa Bean), my girls are even more excited to celebrate with their real life Easter bunnies, and I'm pretty sure they thing we'll be bringing them to every event we go to as well.

(Here's a recent pic of my four spoiled bunnies...)

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Free Easter Egg Hunts Near Rockford, Illinois

Well, the bunnies may not be tagging along, but there is a bunch of Easter fun to be had in the Rockford area this month! Here are 4 of my favorites events that are FREE to take your family to.

  • Easter Hunt at Northeast YMCA - Friday, March 22, 2024 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 8451 Orth Rd. in Loves Park. Features an outdoor egg hunt separated by ages, pictures with the Easter Bunny, inflatables, and more. The event is free to attend and open to everyone, even if you're not a YMCA member! Pre-registration is required, here.
  • Egg Hunt at Camp Winnebago - Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 12 to 3 p.m. at 5804 N Main St. in Rockford. Features an outdoor egg hunt and other Easter games and crafts. Free to attend and open to the public.
  • Easter Egg Hunt and 'Hop' at McHenry Outdoor Theater - Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 1510 N Chapel Hill Rd. in McHenry. This event features an egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, and a screening of the movie 'Hop' after the egg hunts are finished. Free to attend, but donations will be accepted to supports Kids In Need of McHenry County.
  • Pecatonica's Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Festivities - Sunday, March 30, 2024, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Downtown Pecatonica. My kids LOVE this event that starts with a massive egg hunt on Pecatonica High School's football field at 1 p.m. Starting at 2 p.m. there is a ton of fun lined up on Main St. downtown including visits with the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts, games, bounce houses, a craft show, bake sale, balloon animals, and more, PLUS, it's all free!

These four events are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Easter fun in the Rockford area this month. For more events to check out in the 815/608 are, take a peep (see what I did there? LOL!) at this massive list from statelinekids.com.

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