Rochester MN has so many fun Easter Events and Egg Hunts between now and Easter Sunday! Read below for all the fun family events going on around town. Click the “+” sign to expand each section!
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt at your West Circle Hy-Vee! The Easter Bunny will hide 4,000 eggs throughout the store for kids to find starting at 9 a.m. (details below). While you’re here, take your picture with the Easter Bunny who will be here from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Easter Egg hunt will begin at 9 a.m. Children should meet in the casual dining area next to the Market Grille. Children will be grouped by age: 5 and under, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. Children 5 and under will be the first group to hunt for eggs starting at 9am. The next two groups will be released to hunt for eggs incrementally so all kids have a chance to fill their baskets. You are welcome to bring your own basket or use a Hy-Vee plastic bag. If you would like to participate in the egg hunt, please arrive promptly at 9 a.m. Eggs will only be available while supplies last.
Address: Hy-Vee,4221 W Circle Drive NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
You are invited to Evangel Easter Egg Hunt! Several NEW offerings this year! Evangel Church will once again be inviting all children grades 3 and younger and their families from the Rochester community to our annual Easter Egg Hunt being held this year on March 24 from 9:30—11 a.m. This year we will offer these options:
- Decorations throughout the Evangel building
- Receptionist- Gift bags for every child
- Egg Hunts at THREE different times throughout the morning
Ages 3 yrs and younger – 9:45 a.m.
Ages 4-6 – 10:45 a.m.
Ages 7-10 – 10:15 a.m.
- Games throughout the gym
- Cookie Shop
- Puppets (NEW THIS YEAR)
- Children’s choir singing (NEW THIS YEAR)
- Coloring and Tattoos
- Petting Zoo – EXPANDED THIS YEAR baby lambs, baby goats.
Address: Evangel United Methodist Church, 2645 N Broadway, Rochester, Minnesota 55906
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Join us for a fun afternoon of games, prizes and an Easter Egg Hunt! Open to the public, all are welcome! We are changing up the location this year and the Dover Community Church will be hosting the event from the Dover School.
Address: 105 Pleasant St S, Dover, Minnesota 55929
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Join SCHEELS for an Easter Egg Hunt inside the store. Once the doors open, the hunt is on. Go around the store to different stations, play games, and collect eggs.
Address: 1220 12th St SW, Rochester MN 55902
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Come have a hoppity time, and enjoy the egg hunt it with your littles!
Address: 301 2nd St. SW, Stewartville, 55976
Address: Florence Park, 313 Lakeshore Dr, Stewartville, Minnesota 55976
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Enjoy a celebration of spring at this interactive, family-friendly farm! You’ll get to hunt for Easter Eggs, explore Southern MN’s largest petting zoo, enjoy an activity, and have plenty of free time to meet and pet newborn animal babies. Enjoy your lunch in the red barn or outside under the pavilion. Guests may pack & bring their own picnic lunch or purchase lunch and snacks at the on-site lunch wagon!
Address: 27251 State Highway 30, Hayfield, 55940
Cost: $7, buy tickets here.Website
The EASTER BUNNY will be riding the trolleys with the kids out to the farm!!!
Address: The trolley boards at ABC Toy Zone at Miracle Mile, 115 16th Ave NW, Rochester, 55901
Cost: $16 per seat. Ticket includes admission to the farm.Website
Games, crafts, egg dyeing, cookie decorating and a black light Easter egg hunt! New this year is a juggling and variety show for kids.
Address: 5905 Silas Dent Road, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10 a.m.
Celebrate Easter with a fun egg hunt!
Address: 3703 Country Club Road West, Rochester, 55902
Remember the days of searching for eggs that were just waiting for you to find them? Salem Glen Winery is giving you the chance to relive the excitement and enjoy a glass of wine at the same time! We’ll have bunches of eggs filled with prizes and vouchers for Salem Glen gift shop items. Eggs will be scattered all over the winery grounds with ONE golden egg and ONE silver egg that can be redeemed for a basket filled with prizes and gifts!
An $18 entry fee includes a glass of wine (served after the hunt). So bring your friends and baskets. Rain or shine, mud or dry, the hunt will go on. *21 and over only. It might be muddy so bring an extra pair of shoes or boots. RSVP required. Reservations can be made by calling the winery at 507-365-8758 or sending an email to [email protected] the number of people and contact information.
Address: Salem Glen Winery, 5211 60th Ave SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Grab your baskets and your camera! Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31st on the Mazeppa School lawn.
The plan is to line everyone up in the back of the school and have a “shotgun start” shortly after 11 a.m. Once again there will be a sectioned off area for the 0-3 crowd and a GOLDEN EGG hidden somewhere in the egg search area!
We will have our trucks out and a visit from the Easter Bunny for lots of photo ops!
Address: Zumbrota-Mazeppa Middle School, 343 3rd Ave NE, Mazeppa, Minnesota 55956
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
For ages pre-school through 4th grade. Meet at the Moose Lodge at 12:30, bus leaves at 1 p.m.
Address: Saint Charles Moose Lodge #1114, 166 W 11th St., Saint Charles, MN 55972
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Rain or Shine! Simultaneous start at 3:00pm for age groups are 1-3, 4-6, 7-10
Gather at the Kutzky Park Tennis Courts and bring your own basket. Have a camera to take a picture with the Kutzky bunny!
Address: Kutzky Park | 298 13th Ave NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 1st, 2018
Join the Congregational Church community for an open and welcoming service for all. Worship is at 10:00am followed by an Easter Egg Hunt and games for the kids.
Address: 974 Skyline Dr SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Join us for a morning of egg decorating and donuts. Each participant will receive three eggs to paint. We will have stations set up to do bubbles, shaving cream or sticker techniques. As well as staff to help with any design ideas you may have! Its a fun morning and your eggs will be ready for Easter.
Address: 416 Crossroads Dr SW, Rochester, 55902
Cost: $25.00, register here.Website
Meet and Greet with the Easter Bunny in front of our beautiful spring display! Kids will enjoy a FREE knee-high breakfast buffet in our Market Grille Express. One free kids buffet with adult entree purchase. Additional kids buffet $3 per child.
When you’re done with breakfast, make a fun craft and treat with our dietitian, Kayley!
Address: Hy-Vee, 500 37th St NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join Hy-Vee Barlow Plaza from 11 to 2 on March 24 for a free Kids Event. You will meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a snack and craft! This event is free and open to the public.
Address: Hy-Vee Barlow Plaza, 1315 6th St NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Come enjoy a fun day filled with Bible stories, crafts, games, and more. Come find out what Easter is all about!
Address: 3040 Stonehedge Dr. NE, Rochester, 55906
Cost: FREE, register here.Website
Spend a fun, relaxing afternoon on the farm making beautiful, keepsake eggs using the traditional Ukrainian technique known as “Pysanky.” Even if you do not think of yourself as an artist, you will be delighted by the colorful magic that develops using wax resist designs and dyeing the eggs in a series of colors.
$20 Class fee includes eggs (courtesy of Squash Blossom Farm hens) and all materials. Class size is limited. Sign Up today!
Address: Squash Blossom Farm, 7499 60th Ave NW, Oronoco, Minnesota 55960
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Donkeys, goats, guinea pigs, oh my! You may remember our epic creation party last year, with baby goats in dresses and a mule the size of a stallion. We will have more animals, as well as treats and music and Holy Saturday chocolate (it’s not quite Easter!!) as we celebrate God’s creatures and all of creation. All are welcome!
Address: 400 5th Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Time: 10-12 p.m.
The Easter Biscuit Hunt is Leashes & Leads’ 4-legged family fun annual event. Your dog(s) will love hunting for easter eggs. Our eggs are filled with plenty of dog treats and other fun prizes. Immediately following the hunt, there will be a raffle for the humans and opportunities to meet a few of our vendors and trainers. If you pre-register online, you will automatically receive an extra opportunity to enter into our drawing to win our grand prize (TBA). Please register your dog(s) today. Please dress appropriately for the weather.