Looking for some Easter fun?

Here’s a roundup of things happening in the lakes area

Colorful cartoon of kids hunting for Easter eggs.
Area communities will host children's Easter egg hunts on Saturday.

A variety of Easter activities are planned for lakes area little ones throughout the region.

The following children’s Easter egg hunt activities will take place Saturday, April 16, in area communities:


The Brainerd Easter Egg Hunt will be 10 a.m. sharp at Gregory Park for children ages 2-9 years old. This is a free event provided by the Brainerd Rotary Club, Brainerd Parks and Recreation and Sullivan Candy and Supply.

The hunt is typically over in 15-20 minutes. Organizers suggest people arrive 30 minutes early to ensure they get a parking spot and be ready to go with their Easter bags/baskets in the Gregory Park center circle.

The Northern Pacific Center will facilitate a bike drawing at the event. Visit the booth to enter.


The Easter Bunny will be available for photos.

For more information, call the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department at 218-828-2320.

Trinity Lutheran Church children’s ministry, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will host a Seek and You will Find Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m.

There will be many prizes, age divisions and fun for the whole family. Bring a bag or basket from home.

An Easter ball hunt for the four-legged friends starts 2 p.m. in Brainerd. Dog owners can bring their canines to search for tennis balls at Buster Park , a fenced-in playground for dogs, and around Boom Lake and Kiwanis Park (north of Buster Park).

About 50 regular tennis balls will be hidden about 10-20 feet from trails. The tennis balls found can be kept by the finder.

For more information, call the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department at 218-828-2320.

An Easter egg hunt will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Jr’s Junction, 22974 County Road 2, Brainerd.


Registration will be 3:30 p.m. No early registration. More than 220 dozen eggs will be hidden. Bring a basket or bag for collecting.


The Wadena Chamber of Commerce will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. at the Wadena Softball Complex at Second Street Southwest and Olmsted Avenue.

Pine River

The Pine River Community Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10 a.m. at the elementary school playground.

Sponsored by area churches and businesses, this event is open to all children 12 years old and younger. The playground will be divided into age appropriate hunting spaces.

Hidden throughout the playground will be various Easter eggs with goodies inside. Inside several special eggs will be items that qualify the finder for prizes.


The Crosslake-Ideal Lions Club EGGstravaganza will be 10 a.m. to noon at the Crosslake Community Center.

The event will happen rain or shine (inside or outside, weather permitting), and will include family activities, a short egg hunt, a game maze and a craft table. The Easter Bunny will be there for photos.

This event is for families with children ages 12 and younger. Registration is requested, but not required. Families may register by emailing or by calling 763-670-1888.


More information is available at or on Facebook.


A Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will take place 10 a.m. at the Nisswa American Legion for children ages 10 and younger.

Children will hunt for Easter eggs and visit the Easter Bunny on the back lawn at the Legion. The Auxiliary will serve hot dogs and pop after the egg hunt.

Lake Shore

Lake Shore will host its annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and younger at 11 a.m. at Fritz Loven Park.

Pequot Lakes

A community egg hunt will be 10-11 a.m. at the Trailside Center in Pequot Lakes.

The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. There will be about 6,000 eggs divided between three search areas.

The event is for those 12 years old or younger and age groups will be separated into 0-4, 5-8 and 9-12.

A Jack Pine Center Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place noon to 1 p.m. in Pequot Lakes.


Supporting businesses in the Jack Pine Center gathered the Easter Bunny for photo opportunities and 1,500 Easter eggs for an egg hunt.

Businesses include Savi Skin Studio, Red Ruby Art Gallery, Seeds of Sommer, Sarah's Kitchen and Olathe Beauty Co.


The Backus Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Pine Mountain Gospel, will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the church at 210 First Ave. E in Backus. The event will also feature an egg toss and three-legged race. The hunt will be split into three age categories.

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