Spring is in the air and with Easter just around the corner now is the perfect time to plan your next adventures in the Rockford region. Our locals have lots of surprises in store with our annual Easter egg hunts, tasty brunch creations, and unique spring gift ideas for you and your loved ones. Check out our recent roundup if you’re curious or looking for ways to turn up the fun in a big way. Experiences fill fast so stay ahead of the game and call to make a reservation in advance. We hope you have a wonderful and Happy Easter! 


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On your mark, grab your basket and hunt for the brightest, colorful Easter eggs filled with sweets and goodies all throughout the Rockford region. Head out to any of these local spots to load up on tasty treats and laugh your way through fun seasonal activities …and be on the lookout for the Easter Bunny while you’re out and about too!

Friday, March 22

Egg Hunt at Northeast YMCA | 6-8 PM
📍8451 Orth Rd., Loves Park, IL

Saturday, March 23

Egg Hunt at Camp Winnebago | 12-3 PM
📍5804 N. Main St., Rockford, IL

Saturday, March 30 

Eggstravaganza at Kids Spot | 9-11 AM
📍9461 N. 2nd St., Roscoe, IL

Edgewater Easter Egg Hunt | 10 AM
📍Oxford Park – 2420 Oxford St., Rockford, IL 61103

Easter Egg Hunt at Settlers Park | 10-11 AM
📍200 Hawick St., Rockton, IL

1st Annual Drippy Bear Easter Egg Hunt | 12–4 PM
📍4949 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL

Easter Egg Hunt at Carz R Us | 12 PM
📍10208 Smythe Ave., Machesney Park, IL

Easter Egg Hunt – Patriots Gateway Community Center | 1 PM
📍615 S. 5th St., Rockford, IL

Easter Egg Hunt at Pecatonica High School | 1-4 PM
📍1300 Main St., Pecatonica, IL


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Swap out Easter prep and cooking at home for spending even more quality time with your crew over brunch at any of our fabulous local restaurants. Here’s a Pro Tip: Consider making your reservation in advance to ensure you get a table!

Sunday, March 31 

Stockholm Inn | 8 AM – 2 PM
📍2420 Charles St., Rockford, IL

Rockford Machine Shed | 8 AM – 3 PM
📍7475 E State St, Rockford, IL 

Thunder Bay Grille Restaurant | 9 AM - 3:30 PM
📍7652 Potawatomi Trail, Rockford, IL 

Franchesco’s Restaurant | 10 AM – 3 PM
📍7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 

Fresco at the Gardens | 10 AM
📍318 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL
Note: Anderson Japanese Gardens will reopen on April 16. Fresco at the Gardens will be open on March 26. Visit their website or call to make an Easter brunch reservation.

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery | 10 AM - 3 PM
📍6795 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL

The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront | 10 AM – 3 PM
📍416 S Main St. (12th Floor), Rockford, IL 

Ambiance Cuisine, Cocktails & Catering | 11 AM – 4:30 PM
📍307 S Main St., Rockford, IL


BJones Photo

Make your Easter one to remember and surround yourself with all things Spring! Maybe getting a jump start on your garden will do the trick. Put those winter hats and boots away and bring on a fresh pair of sandals and your warm-weather wardrobe! Support local and shop for bunny-themed ‘anything’ while you’re exploring! Maybe you want to take an afternoon walk enjoying local public art? Or visit some of our fantastic unique attractions, events, shows, and local businesses? ...Whatever sparks your interest we’ve got you covered! Here are just some ideas to consider.

Gensler Gardens
📍102 Orth Rd., Loves Park, IL

B Jones
📍1655 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL (Edgebrook)

SRM Prints Studio + Gifts
📍330 E. State St., Rockford, IL

Porch Inc.
📍3065 N. Perryville Rd., Rockford, IL

Rockford Public Art Trail
📍Throughout the Rockford region

Bunny Bash | March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM
📍Carlson Ice Arena is located at 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park, IL

Easter Egg Paint with the Easter Bunny | March 30 from 10 – 11 AM
📍The Pottery Lounge is located at 312 N. Alpine Rd. (Suite 104), Rockford, IL

Easter Bunny Visit

To reserve a special Easter Bunny visit at your home or event, contact Characters 2 Life or Forest City Fairytale Company! 
If you're curious about other fun things to do in the Rockford region be sure to visit our Calendar of Events or Things to Do pages on our website. 

Photo Credit: Rockford Public Art Trail Photo/ photo credit to TaminiqueB, Camp Winnebago, The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge, BJones and Forest City Fairytale, Co. / photo credit to Valerie Gammel