Wilmette, Community

Local park districts ready to get back outside with Easter events

It’s going to be sunny, so bring on the bunny.

With a clear sky and 65-degree temperatures in the forecast, Easter weekend is looking ideal for a set of community events in the North Shore.

While family egg hunts are booked in Winnetka and Northfield, there are still openings for Wilmette’s egg hunts and WInnetka’s Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt.

See below for more details and registration information.

Area restaurants are also getting in on the holiday spirit, as Easter brunches and specials will be hosted at Pescadaro in downtown Wilmette, Convito Cafe in Plaza del Lago, A La Carte Grill at the Wilmette Golf Club, Aboyer in Winnetka, and Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, among other places.


Children’s Egg Hunt: 10 a.m., Saturday, April 3, at Gillson Park. The annual egg hunt from the Wilmette Park District returns with multiple three different egg hunts, one every 25 minutes. Each hunt is also broken up into four age groups: 1-2, 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10. Organizers ask participants to bring their own baskets. Registration is required prior to the event and is $7 for residents and $9 for nonresidents. The Easter bunny will be on hand.

Doggie Egg Hunt: 11:15 a.m., Saturday, April 3, at Gillson Park. After the kiddos are finished, doggos get their chance at egg collection. The hunt is broken up into divisions for small and large dogs, respectively. Registration is required prior to the event and is $7 for residents and $9 for nonresidents.


Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt: 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Winnetka Golf Club. Teen teams of up to four people can scour the Par 3 golf course for a race to fill up their baskets. There are prizes for the winners and runnersup. Event for ages 12-17 and is $20 per team for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Click to register.

Egg Hunt (SOLD OUT): 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, Crow Island Woods Park. Interested residents can join the waitlist for this sold-out event, in which families will visit with the Easter Bunny before hunting for eggs and visiting the petting zoo. The event is $20 for resident families and $30 for nonresident families. Fee includes one child. Additional children are $10 each.


Egg Hunt (FULL): 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Willow Park. All spots are full for the park district event. No drop-ins, and masks must be worn at all times.

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