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Kansas City's Easter Egg Hunt Guide: 2013

Here comes Peter Cottontail.... it's time for our annual round up of Kansas City's Easter Egg Hunts, Shows, Parades, and Festivities! If you know of an egg hunt in your community that should be added to our list, please email kristina@kcparent.com!

NOTE: Please remember to verify plans BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT.... Weather may cause cancellations or rescheduling for these events!

And Ongoing Easter Events

Plaza Easter Bunnies thru April 1, a Kansas City tradition returns as the Country Club Plaza is decorated for Easter with spring animals. Download the Bunny Map!The popular Plaza tradition brings colorful, larger-than-life bunnies and other springtime animals to the Plaza’s courtyards and street corners this spring. Mermaid and Pomona Courtyards, on the west side of Eddie Bauer, are home to a lively collection of animals for children to play on, while the Easter bunnies line the Plaza’s sidewalks.  Bess, Nicholas, Peter and all the Plaza Easter bunnies and Wonderland animals will ring in springtime on the Plaza until Monday, April 1, 2013. Make it a family tradition to take the kids for family photos.

Peter Cottontail III Starlight Theatre presents Peter Cottontail III March 29-31 at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  Starlight brings children's characters to the stage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and this March, their newest production of Peter Cottontail III  comes hopping along just in time for Easter! In this fun-filled holiday musical, Peter Cottontail III, is training to become the next Easter Bunny since his grandfather is retiring. Peter has many challenges to overcome, but learns to rely on his friends and family for encouragement and help. The young bunny manages to escape from a trap set by hunters and foil a plot by opportunistic men to take over his friends' farmhouse. These adventures help him realize that he is mature enough to be the Easter Bunny after all. Audiences will be humming along to catchy songs like "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," "To be the Easter Bunny," and "The Secret of Springtime."  Tip: Enter our Peter Cottontail III Giveaway for your chance to see the show for FREE!

March 23:

Easter Egg Hunt Train Rides at Midland Railway (1515 W. High Street Baldwin City, KS). Mar 23 & 30, with rides all day each day - Reservations Recommended! Ride an 11 mile round trip with the Easter Bunny! During the ride,the train will stop at Norwood prior to returning to Baldwin City, where the little ones can hunt for over 1000 Easter Eggs!!! Easter Stories read to the kids on the train along with singing of popular Easter Songs! While on the train, each child gets to meet the Easter Bunny!

Ollie's Egg Hunt at Paradise Park (1021 NE Colbern Road Lee's Summit, MO).  AS OF 3/22 NOTE: Due to inclement weather, the March 23 Ollie's Egg Hunt and VIP Meet and Greet will be postponed until Saturday, March 30. Ollie and the Easter Bunny will still be visiting Paradise Park on March 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Join Ollie the Otter and the Easter Bunny for a hopping good time while we hunt for eggs at Paradise Park! No admission required for Egg Hunt.

YMCA Easter Eggstravaganza at Paul Henson YMCA (4200 W 79th Street Prairie Village, KS). Mar 23, 2013 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Hop into fun with these family-friendly activities at the Y.  The arts & crafts, games and snacks begin at 10am, Mr. Stinky Feet preforms at 10:30am, then the much anticipated Easter egg hunt begins at 11:30am.  Happy Hunting! COST Free. Ages 0-10. Call 913-642-6800 for info.

The Easter Bunny visits Crown Center  March 23 & 24 and March 29 & 30 from Noon - 4pm. Cost: FREE.  The Easter Bunny greets children at Crown Center. A professional photographer will be taking pictures for a fee and visitors are welcome to bring their cameras. 816-274-8444.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Blue Springs Rotary Park at Railroad Lake (600 NW Vesper Street Blue Springs, MO). Mar 23, 2013 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Enjoy an Easter Egg-stravaganza! The hunt begins at 11:00 am so remember to bring your basket and camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny! Call 816-228-0137 for info.

Easter Egg Hunt at Meadowmere Park (13610 Byars Road Grandview, MO). Mar 23, 2013 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Children ages 2 - 10 years, accompanied by a parent or guardian will love this annual egg hunt. Grandview children have been hunting eggs in Grandview for over 35 years! The Easter Bunny hops into town to lead the hunt for treats and a photo opportunity with your child. Kids be sure to remember your baskets, and parents bring your cameras to capture the memories! Held at Meadowmere Park.

Rock-n-Roll Easter at Antioch Community Church (4805 NE Antioch Road Kansas City, MO). Mar 23, 2013 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Enjoy a rockin' good time. At 11:00 am on March 23rd we will host our annual Easter Egg Hunt followed by games, crafts, and a light lunch. This FREE event will take place from 11:00-1:00. In case on inclement weather all activities will be held indoors. Call 816-452-7833 for questions. COST Free!!

Bunny Bounce at Martha Lafite Nature Sanctuary (407 N. LaFrenz Rd. Liberty, MO).  Mar. 23 from  10-11:30 a.m.  Ages: Family  Fee: $8 child, $16 family; members $5 child, $10/family  Hop on out to the Nature Sanctuary for a bouncing good time! We'll learn about wild and domestic rabbits, play a game, make a bunny craft, and hunt for Easter eggs! Limit 20 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call to register 816.781.8598.

Annual Egg Hunt Stocksdale Park (901 S. LaFrenz Road Liberty, MO). Mar 23, 2013 from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Bring your basket! Call 816-439-4360 for more information. Celebrate spring! StoneLion Puppet Theatre and Liberty Parks and Recreation present a Puppets for the Planet community festival with puppet shows, music, stilt walkers, jugglers, face painters, the city’s Easter Egg Hunt, art & craft projects, Earth Friendly exhibitors & YOU! This is the dedication of the newly refurbished environmental playground as well. Featuring performances by Harmony Lovelution, Terry Lee Whetstone Native American Flute & StoneLionPuppet Theatre's The Toy Box a light hearted romp of trick marionettes, imagination & interactive fun! This production recently returned from a successful tour of the United Arab Emirates & the Sharjah Water Festival!

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt at John Anderson Park 4701 6th St Grandview, MO Mar 23, 2013 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Bring your flashlights and come to hunt for eggs and prizes. Ages 11-16.

March 24:

The Easter Bunny visits Crown Center  March 23 & 24 and March 29 & 30 from Noon - 4pm. Cost: FREE.  The Easter Bunny greets children at Crown Center. A professional photographer will be taking pictures for a fee and visitors are welcome to bring their cameras. 816-274-8444.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Leawood City Park (10601 Lee Blvd Leawood, KS) Mar 24, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Lunch and Activities - 11:00am-12:30pm Egg Hunt begins at 12:30pm (please plan to arrive no later than 12:15pm) The event is FREE for all participants with plenty of eggs for everyone! Activities for children include coloring, a balloon artist, sticker and take your picture with the bunny! The Leawood Kiwanis Club will be serving a hot dogs for $2 each and chips and drinks for $1 each, 11:00am-12:30pm in the Lion's Shelter in Leawood City Park.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Senior Citizen’s Building (128 E. Park Gardner, KS). Mar 24, 2013 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Gardner Parks and Recreation has decided it is time to give the egg the attention it deserves, with an entire party devoted to egg decorating! Hop on down for the allotted hour and turn ordinary eggs into works of Easter art. We will provide a dozen eggs for each child to dye, and a bucket of Easter goodies! If weather permits, we will also have a small Easter Egg Hunt outside for the participants. Registration Deadline: March 20. COST $15.00, Fee includes a dozen eggs, decorating supplies and a bucket of goodies! Ages:  4 - 12 (3 year olds may attend, with adult)

March 28:

Easter Egg Hunt Open House at with Moms Club of Shawnee at Sar-Ko-Par Park in Lenexa. Mar 28, 2013 at 10:00 am. The MOMS Club of Shawnee-East, KS is hosting a FREE Open House Easter Egg Hunt & Craft on Thursday, March 28th at 10:00 a.m. at Sar-Ko-Par Park in Lenexa. If there is chilly weather, we will go inside Cedar Ridge Church for the activities. Our MOMS Club is full of fun. Parking for the park is the backside of the church off 87th & Lackman Lenexa, KS 66219. COST FREE. 

March 29:

The Easter Bunny visits Crown Center  March 23 & 24 and March 29 & 30 from Noon - 4pm. Cost: FREE. The Easter Bunny greets children at Crown Center. A professional photographer will be taking pictures for a fee and visitors are welcome to bring their cameras. 816-274-8444.

March 30:

Easter Egg Hunt Train Rides at Midland Railway (1515 W. High Street Baldwin City, KS). Mar 23 & 30, with rides all day each day - Reservations Recommended! Ride an 11 mile round trip with the Easter Bunny! During the ride,the train will stop at Norwood prior to returning to Baldwin City, where the little ones can hunt for over 1000 Easter Eggs!!! Easter Stories read to the kids on the train along with singing of popular Easter Songs! While on the train, each child gets to meet the Easter Bunny!

Easter Egg Hunt at Cool Crest (10735 E. US Highway 40 Independence , MO). Mar 30, 2013 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunts! There will be 2 Egg Hunts, one at 9am and the other at 11am! A $4 Per Child Donation will benefit the Salvation Army. Plus, enjoy a raffle with great prizes! EGG HUNT SPECIAL: Plus, stay & play with our Egg Hunt Special! From 10am-2pm, enjoy Unlimited Mini Golf and Go-Karts! Only $10 - Guests 12 and under. Only $15 - Guests 13 and over. Bring your own basket.  Space is limited.  Both drivers and passengers of go-karts must purchase the egg hunt special to ride go-karts.  Golf course will be available for the Egg Hunt Special after the Egg Hunts are over

Ollie's Egg Hunt at Paradise Park (1021 NE Colbern Road Lee's Summit, MO). March 23 & 30, two hunts held each day at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Join Ollie for a hopping good time while we hunt for eggs in the Outdoor Adventure Garden. Be sure to enjoy the Easter themed fun the Children’s Edutainment Center. Admission required.

Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt at Powell Gardens (1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50 Kingsville, MO). Mar 30, 2013. Hop on out for Easter fun! Join us for a delicious breakfast by Chris Cakes and meet the Easter Bunny! Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Afterward, gather outside on Powell Gardens' rolling lawn for a traditional Easter Egg Hunt! The hunt, which is for kids ages 10 and under, is divided by age groups. It starts at 11 a.m. sharp! Other children's activities, including Paint A Pot (for an extra fee), will be available throughout the morning. The price for breakfast is $16/adults or $9/Friends and $11.25/children 12 and under or $9.25/Friends 12 and under. This includes Garden admission and the egg hunt. Reservations for the breakfast are required: call 816-697-2600 x209. If you want to attend the egg hunt only, please pay at the gate. It's $5 for all children, including Friends. Adults pay Garden admission and adult Friends are free. The hunt starts at 11 a.m.

The Easter Bunny visits Crown Center  March 23 & 24 and March 29 & 30 from Noon - 4pm. Cost: FREE. The Easter Bunny greets children at Crown Center. A professional photographer will be taking pictures for a fee and visitors are welcome to bring their cameras. 816-274-8444.

Easter Egg Hunt at Lousiburg Cider Mill (14730 K68 Highway Louisburg, KS). Mar 30, 2013 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm. Prizes for everyone! Bring your basket and come join us for our 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children will be divided into two age groups: 2 yrs. through 5 yrs. old, Six yrs. to 10 yrs. old. Maybe YOUR youngster will find the $100 Easter Egg!! Have your child’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Call 913-837-5202 for info.

Downtown Bunny Hop at Downtown Lee's Summit (Third & Douglas Lee's Summit, MO). Mar 30, 2013 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Children and their families are invited to join the Easter Bunny in a parade from City Hall Plaza to Howard Station Park. After the parade, kids can visit with the Easter Bunny and visit participating stores to receive free candy. There also is an Easter Bonnet Contest in Howard Station Park following the parade. COST Free.

Kansas City Easter Parade at Zona Rosa (Town Square and the streets of Zona Rosa)March 30th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. In fitting with Kansas City tradition, the Easter Parade at Zona Rosa has invited the community each year, for a free, family friendly walking parade throughout the Town Center streets.  This year, we're extending our invitation from last year to include any of those wishing to ride throughout the parade, providing you supply your own vehicle, in an effort to help raise awareness for your business, your non-profit community organization, a 2013 campaign, your school, dance studio, band… the list goes on.  Motorized vehicles AND parade floats are welcome! *With registration.  The Parade BEGINS at 11:00AM. The Easter Bunny, the Park Hill High School Marching Band and the Grand Marshall will lead the parade! Floats and motorized vehicles will follow. AND then... we invite all our local fans and families to walk behind and take part in the parade!  Walkers should feel free to gather in Town Square or on the 86th street sidewalks.. and just step in after the floats pass by! Judging will take place as families pass the Children's Park on 86th street so those interested in participating in the "Most Outstanding" contests, make sure to get your egg shaped paddle before the parade.  (Paddles are free, as is walking in the parade, and paddles can be picked up -and returned- at The Grove entrance on N. Dixson Ave. by Town Square.) Awards for the best dressed contest take place at Town Square directly following the parade. Mr. Stinky Feet will perform for Children following the awards ceremony at appoximately Noon. Family games including a sack race, egg/spoon race, and hula hopping will take place at approximately 1:00pm. The Christian Youth Theatre of KC will perform their production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory from 2:30-3:30pm. AND an exotic petting zoo will be on site from 11:00am until 4:00pm! . 

Easter Festival at Memorial Park (400 Park Lane Raymore, MO). Mar 30, 2013 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The 2013 Easter Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30th. Kids in 4th grade and under will enjoy hunting for 15,000 Easter eggs in age-appropriate areas, refreshments, a cupcake walk, face painting, and other activities. Best of all, kids can have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Spring weather is unpredictable. With that in mind, the egg hunt will be held regardless of weather, so wear appropriate clothing and shoes, and remember to bring a basket.

Easter Egg Hunt at Red Bridge United Methodist Church (636 E 117th Kansas City, MO). Mar 30, 2013 at 10:00 am. Bring the kids out for our annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30th at 10am.  The Easter Bunny will hide the eggs outside if the weather is nice but if it's raining he will hide them inside the building.  There will be crafts and games for the kids too. COST FREE. Call 816-941-0112 for info. Ages:  2 yrs through 10 years

Impact Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Impact Fellowship Church (12011 W 127th St Overland Park, KS). Mar 30, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Join us for our Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Fun for the whole family includes: Free Food, Inflatables, Age divided egg hunts, Arts and Crafts, Door Prizes, Drawing for a FREE Android Tablet, And MORE! We will also be collecting fleece fabric in one yard increments to make blankets for children in local hospitals. Bring your fleece to the hunt and for every yard, your name will be entered into the door prizes drawing. Come, have fun and MAKE an Impact! COST FREE! Call 913-897-4338 for info.

Easter Fun at the Farm at Pendragon Farms (9901 ne 112th St. KCMO)  Mar 30, 2013 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Easter Fun on the Farm - Saturday March 30 - 1-5 pm. Pony Rides $5 - Arts and Crafts Fair - Make an Easter Bonnet - Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm. COST $5

Easter Festival & Egg Hunt at Briarcliff Village (4125 N Mulberry Dr. Kansas City, MO). Mar 30, 2013 from 12:00 pm until 2:00pm. Bring your kiddos and their Easter baskets for an afternoon of fun at Mulberry Lake in Briarcliff Village on Saturday, March 30. Enjoy this free event with kid friendly activities, including cookie decorating, the Easter Bunny, prizes and much more! The festival begins at noon and ends at 2 p.m. The Easter Egg Hunt kicks off at 12:45 p.m., with over 5,000 eggs to find in age-divided areas. Come hear the story of Easter as told by a magician and enjoy our balloon animals. This is a Free Family Event and Parents MUST be present with children.

Easter Family Fun Day at Legends Outlets (1843 Village West Parkway Kansas City , KS). Mar 30, 2013 from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Legends Outlets Kansas City and Mix93 hosts a family-friendly Easter event with free fun including music from Mix93 DJ Steve Serrano, a petting zoo, bounce houses, games, Easter giveaways, and prizes. Free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to bring a camera to capture memories with the Easter Bunny. Kansas Children’s Service League is the charity partner for the event and will be on-site to promote Child Abuse Awareness Month. Weather: In the case of inclement weather, any delays will immediately available by calling 913-788-3700.   Most activities will be re-located to covered areas near Charming Charlie's and The Legends 14 Theatre.

March 31:

Arrow Rock Easter Parade & Egg Hunt at Arrow Rock Missouri March 31 at 2:00PM, Arrow Rock Missouri. Celebrate the Easter holiday with us. Lots of activities planned, plus our annual Easter parade and a special appearance by the Easter bunny. This is a free event. 

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