Easter Directory

Stock image; creative commonsEggs are hidden, bunnies are hopping, and baskets are waiting to be filled! Easter falls on March 27 this year, and there are several events to celebrate. Explore the directory for all Easter-related activities in the area. From egg hunts to church services we have the complete list for all your Easter fun.







 Public Egg Hunts:


Easter Egg Drop
Osage Park, Cape Girardeau
March 26, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
This year’s event will feature three different egg drops done by Cape Copters. The age groups will be for 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7. The 2-3 year olds will start at 9:00 a.m., 4-5 year olds will start at 9:30 a.m., and the 6-7 year olds will start at 10:00 a.m. Each age group will have 30-minutes to hunt. There will also be prizes awarded for special eggs that are found during each hunt. Also we will be having Cape Girardeau’s largest bunny hop at 9:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to participate in the hop! This is a free event and all are invited. Children must provide their own basket and parents should escort smaller children if needed. All prizes will be given out immediately following the hunt. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (573) 339-6340.


Arena Park, Cape Girardeau
March 26, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Cape First Church is hosting an egg hunt for children up to age 12. There will also be an egg hunt at the same time at the Cape First Church in Sikeston, and an egg hunt at Twin City Park in Marble Hill from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.


West Park Mall, Cape Girardeau
March 19, 10 a.m.
Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the children's department. Find the special golden eggs for a special prize. Hair chalking for kids and adults by our salon associates. Face painting, bunny noses or cat whiskers applied by our Sephora associates. Special portrait offers, customers can also register to win a free portrait collection. For children 3 - 8 years old. Please bring your own basket. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


PC Wellness Center's Easter Egg Hunt
South County Park in Cape Girardeau
March 19, 11 a.m.
Join this free Easter egg hunt! There will be music, beverages, a coloring contes, and local vendors. Bring your own basket.


Peeps for Paws: Doggie Easter Egg Hunt
Dog Town in Kiwanis Park
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 26, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Bring your fur babies to Dog Town in Kiwanis Park for a doggie Easter egg hunt! Dogs can roam the park looking for eggs - every egg is a winner! All dogs must be on non-retractable leashes, and up to date on all their vaccinations. Admission is a $5 cash donation or 4-5 human food items. Proceeds benefit Howie's Harvest and the SEMO Food Bank.


Elkville City Park
Elkville, IL
March 12, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost is $2 per Child. Open to Children 0-10 years.
Bring your basket and be ready to find lots of eggs! The Easter bunny will be there along with his friends Egg, Chicken, Elsa, and Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle Leonardo. There will be a special treat for the boys and girls attending while supplies last.


Osage Center
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 26, 9 a.m.
Join the Parks & Recreation Department and Schnucks for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. This event will be held rain or shine at the Osage Centre. Parents should only escort smaller children during the hunt if needed, and participants must provide their own basket. Don’t forget to bring your camera to get a picture of your child with the Easter Bunny! Ages 2-3 start at 9 a.m., ages 4-5 at 9:30 a.m., and ages 6-7 at 10 a.m. Free event.


Lazy L. Safari Park
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 26, Noon - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Easter at the zoo! There will be egg hunts, games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Click here for more information.


Washington Park
Metropolis, IL
March 19, 10 a.m.
Come hunt for over 4000 eggs. Prizes will be awarded. This is free and open to everyone.


Perry Park Center
Perryville, MO
March 19, 11 a.m.
The hunt will be organized into age groups: 0-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Hunt includes over 4,000 eggs! Visit with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., each family gets a free 5x7 photo. There will also be candy and prizes!


Jackson City Park
Jackson, MO
March 19, 10 a.m. - Noon
Meet at Jackson Park Shelter #4 for an egg hunt, sack races, giveaways, and more.


Church Egg Hunts:


First United Methodist Church
Sikeston, MO
March 26, 10:30
First Kids will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt! It will be held on the south lawn of First UMC-Sikeston. Age categories will be set for children birth-4th grade! Bring your basket and hunt some eggs!


Mount Auburn Christian Church
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 26, 9 a.m.
The morning egg hunt is for infants - preschoolers. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a flashlight egg hunt for elementary-aged children. Bring your own flashlight and basket.


Trinity Lutheran Church
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 19, 10:30 a.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to an Easter Egg Hunt at Trinity Lutheran, Cape Girardeau! This will be an INDOORS hunt, along with refreshments and other family-friendly activities!


Zion United Methodist Church
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 26, 1 p.m.
Community Easter Egg Hunt for kids of all ages. Egg hunt will be followed by snacks and cookie decorating. The event will be held inside in case of inclement weather.


Harmony Church
Marble Hill, MO
March 26, 10 a.m.
Come join Harmony Church for an egg hunt. They will have over 10,000 eggs including special Resurrection Eggs that teach children the message of Jesus Christ. For information or directions call 573-238-4126. Picnic lunch to follow.


Fellowship Baptist Church
Sikeston, MO
March 26, 10 a.m.
Free community Easter Egg hunt. Come have a great time hunting eggs full of candy and toys, and enjoy a free hot dog for lunch. Elementary-age children will hunt eggs at 10:00 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. pre-school age children will have their own egg hunt. After the hunt they will give out prizes and tell the Easter Story.


First Christian Church of Herrin
Herrin, IL
March 19, 11 a.m.
Join the Annual Egg Hunt at First Christian Church of Herrin. The Egg Hunt begins at 11:00am with a cook-out at noon. The Easter Bunny will be here too.


First Church of God
Marion, IL
March 12, 10 a.m. - Noon
First Church of God will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children, from infants to 5th grade. Egg Hunt will be divided into age groups. There will also be a light lunch for all families as well as other small activities for children, and a prize drawing.


Harvest Church
Anna, IL
March 12, 6 p.m.
A glow-in-the-dark-egg hunt. A meal will be provided at 6 p.m. followed by the Easter Egg Hunt. Kids will be divided into age groups. In the event of bad weather the egg hunt will be held inside.


Trinity Lutheran Church
Fredericktown, MO
March 19, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Indoor egg hunt with refreshments and family-friendly activities.


Easter Bunny:


Cape Air
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 19, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
The Easter Bunny is flying in to the Cape Airport for an Easter breakfast buffet! Adults (including drink) are $10, kids are $5. Groups of 10 or more, please call ahead for reservations at (573) 334-0800.


Wehrenberg Cape West 14 Cine
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 26, 9:30 a.m.
Come enjoy breakfast and photo ops with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 9:30am. Breakfast will consist of donuts & juice. Every child will recieve a "gift" from the Easter Bunny! Admission: $3 for Children 2 - 11 . $5 for Adults 12+ *Tickets are limited and are available at the Guest Service Desk at the theatre*



Sikeston VFW
Sikeston, MO
March 12. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Easter Bunny will be at the Sikeston VFW. Pictures only $5.


University Mall
Carbondale, IL
March 12, 10 a.m.
Enjoy a donut and juice breakfast, followed by a coloring contest, an egg scramble, and story time. All activities are for kids 12 and under! Admission is free! Please RSVP by clicking here, and clicking “going” at the top of the page. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos at an additional cost following the event.


Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores
Sikeston, MO
March 12, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Professional studio quality pictures with the Easter Bunny by Calbert Photography. Packages starting at only $15.


Walker’s Bluff
Carterville, IL
March 19, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Legends with the Easter Bunny. Plus hunt for the Golden Egg and whoever find it gets a grand prize! Adults $13.99, 12 and under $9.99. Seating is limited so be sure to call (618) 956-9900 to make your reservations today!


K9 Biz
Dexter, MO
March 19, 10 a.m. - Noon
Bring your Furry Friends in for Pictures with the Easter Bunny! Photos can be downloaded from the shelter facebook page. Donations go to the Dexter and Bloomfield animal shelters.


Breakfast with the Bunnies
Discovery Playhouse
Cape Girardeau, MO
March 19, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Parents and children of all ages are invited to come and eat breakfast with the bunnies! A delicious pancake breakfast will be provided along with milk, juice, coffee, and water. Don't forget your camera to capture that special moment with the Easter Bunny! Baby chicks and bunnies donated by Buchheit's will be here for the kids to play with. The cost is $10.00 per person if registered by March 11th, and $12.00 per person if registered after March 11th. The admission cost includes all day play at Discovery Playhouse! Breakfast will be served every 30 minutes, 60 guests at a time, starting at 9:00 AM. Register now at Discovery Playhouse by calling 573-335-7529.


Meet the Easter Bunny
First State Community Bank
Perryville, MO
March 25, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Come visit, and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Each family will receive a free 4x6 photo. Everyone is welcomed! There will also be a bake sale, proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Religious Services:


Pre-Easter Revival at Illmo Baptist Church
Scott City, MO
March 20, 10:30
Evangelist Ron Shrum will be preaching at each service and his wife, Janis, will be singing. The church choir will be singing as well as other special music each night. A mini concert with Robert Cox, Jr., of Jackson will begin at 6:45 p.m. Sunday evening, and Chad Bles of Sikeston will present a magic show beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday which will be youth and children's night. The services on Sunday will be at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.


Easter Cantata
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Cape Girardeau
March 20, 10:30 a.m.
The Easter Cantata, "A Living Hope" will be presented by the combined choirs of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Centenary United Methodist Church.


Easter 'Son'rise Service
Harmony Church, Marble Hill
March 27, 6:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to Harmony church for their Easter worship service. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., and Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m.


Easter Revival Service  
Rock of Cape, Cape Girardeau
March 27, 10 a.m.
Easter revival service with Evangelist Tim Todd. Childcare is provided.


Journey to the Cross
Cape Bible Chapel, Cape Girardeau
March 20, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Walk with Jesus through an interactive, multi-sensory, meditative experience. There will be eight “Experience Stations” focusing on the Christian story of Easter. This Easter Experience will be set up in the gym and will be open 30 minutes before and after the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday as well as on Good Friday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend this free event.


Sunrise Service
Bald Knob Cross
Alto Pass, IL
March 27, 6 a.m.
Annual Easter Service held at the 111-foot Bald Knob Cross. There will be music and refreshments. Click here to learn more.


Easter Program
Christ Community Church
Murphysboro, IL
March 27, 10 a.m.
Program featuring the story of Easter.


Journey to the Cross
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Jackson, MO
March 19, 9 a.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church Sunday School would like to invite you to a sensory Easter event for the whole family! Join us as we cover the last days of Jesus’ life on earth; meet witnesses from the Bible; taste, touch, feel, and be a part of the Passion story. Take a walking Journey with your Passport in hand and be transported back to the time of Christ.


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