There’s a lot happening in the Stateline area for Easter this year! Since Easter falls on April 21st, there are events throughout the entire month of April. If you’re looking for some Easter family fun, look no further!

Easter Bunny Visits and Photos

Take the kids to get their picture taken with the Easter bunny! There a few options for pictures with the Easter Bunny happening in the Stateline.

Easter Bunny at CherryVale Mall
7200 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL

The Easter Bunny will be at CherryVale Mall from March 30 – April 20.

Hours: Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 9 pm

Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm.

Visiting the Easter Bunny is free, but personal photos are not allowed. If you’d like a photo with the Easter Bunny, you can buy a photo package starting at $25. If you don’t want to wait in line, you can schedule your photo here.

CherryVale Mall Easter Bunny Events:

  • Pet Nights: 6 pm – 9 pm on Monday, April 1, 8, and 15. *All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.
  • Easter Bunny Cares: 9 am – 11 am on Sunday, April 7. This is a special sensory friendly event for children with special needs. Please RSVP here.
  • Bunny Hop: 12 pm – 2 pm on Sunday, April 7 in Center Court. We will have music, dancing, games, face-painting, and a meet & greet with our favorite princesses!  

Easter Bunny Photo Days at PetSmart
1526 W. Lane Rd., Machesney Park, IL

When: April 13 from 12 pm – 4 pm
April 14 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Cost: Free

Come take a photo with the Easter Bunny and your pet and kids! Bring your own camera.

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Easter Bunny at Sips and Sprinkles at Sips and Sprinkles
221 W. Locust St., Belvidere, IL

When: April 14 from 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $5 for a digital download photo

Easter Bunny pictures with JKirk Photography. Visit the Easter Bunny and get a digital download photo for $5.

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Easter Fun in the Rockford Area

Bunny Photo Event at JC Penney
7200 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL

When: April 18 from 10 am – 7 pm

Cost: Cost of photo package

Get photos with the Easter Bunny. Sign up here.

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Easter Bunny at Beef a Roo
6380 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford and 6593 Lexus Dr., Rockford

When: April 19 from 11 am – 2 pm
April 20 from 11 am – 2 pm

Cost: Free

The bunny will be hopping in to 6380 E. Riverside Beef a Roo and the 6593 Lexus Drive to pose for take pictures and hand out free Easter treats!

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Easter Bunny at Rockford City Market
116 N. Madison St., Rockford, IL

When: April 20 from 12 pm – 2 pm

Cost: $5 

Sponsored by “Once Upon a Dream Performances”, the Easter bunny will be available to take pictures with children and adults alike inside the market. Pictures are only $5 per person and include free face painting too by Rosebud the fairy!

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Easter Events

If you want to take the kids to a family-friendly Easter event, look no further! Here are a bunch of fun events happening in the Stateline this April.

Egg-cessorizing at the Discovery Center
711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL

When: April 19 from 11 am – 3:30 pm

Cost: $1 per child (member), $2 per child (public). Admission to the museum not included.

Boil up some eggs, grab the kids and the creativity, and hop on over to Discover Center! We supply dye, stickers, and other colorful stuff for egg-ceptionally beautiful Easter eggs from ninja turtles to unicorns, and stained glass windows to watercolor masterpieces. Bring your own eggs, and leave the clean up to us! No registration, just drop in when you are ready. Recommended for ages 4 and up. One adult required for every two children.

Easter Party at Boone County Museum of History
314 S State St, Belvidere, IL

When: April 20 from 11 am – 2 pm

Cost: Free

Join us for a free Easter Party for the community! We will have the Easter Bunny ready for pictures with the little ones, a take home craft, super fun games, comfort dogs from Lutheran Christian Charities and baby chicks from Boone County 4Hs’ U of I Extension Program. We can’t wait to see you and celebrate the Easter holiday as a community!

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Easter Eggstravanza in Downtown Beloit
Gantry Park (corner of State & Grand)

When: April 20 from 1 pm – 3 pm

Cost: Free

Join the Downtown Beloit Association for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Bring children to Gantry Park (corner of State & Grand next to Bushel & Peck’s) to the Fun Zone games, mascots, face painting, balloon animals & more! While you’re there, pick up a map of participating locations & take them on a Bunny Hop around the downtown to participating businesses. Bring the children to Turtle Creek Bookstore for photos with the Easter Bunny!

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Easter Egg Hunts

If you’re looking for Easter egg hunts, click here to view all of the egg hunts in the Stateline area!

Brunch with the Easter Bunny

If you want to go out for a delicious breakfast and meet the Easter Bunny, you have several options happening through April and on Easter day.

Byron Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser with the Easter Bunny at Mary Morgan Elementary School
420 N Colfax St, Byron, Illinois 61010

When: April 13 from 8 am – 11 am

Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under

Join us for a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny.

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Pajama Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Granite City
7140 Harrison Avenue, Suite 108, Rockford, IL

When: April 13 from 9 am – 12 pm

Cost: $11.99 for adults, $5.99 for kids, 5 and under are free!

We’ll be serving a breakfast buffet with fruit, croissants, scones, reggiano hash browns, bacon, sausage, RumChata French toast, and our Donut creation station featured in our Lawless Brunch! Pajamas are encouraged! The Easter Bunny will be there taking photos. Make your reservation today!

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Easter in Wonderland at Giovanni’s
610 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL

When: April 21 from 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $28.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids (4-10), kids under 4 are free

Join us Easter Sunday for an impossibly lavish, amazingly delicious Brunch fit for Kings, Queens and young adventurers, alike. The Easter Rabbit will attend with surprise guests in tow. There’s no better place to enjoy the hopeful holiday of Easter than Giovanni’s Easter Wonderland. Dial 815-398-6411 for reservations now!

Famous Easter Brunch at Franchesco’s
7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL

When: April 21 from 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $34.95 for adults, $16.95 for kids, kids under 4 are free

Treat the whole family to an unbelievable brunch spread! From Live omelette stations to towers of fruit; Premium Carving stations with Prime Rib, Leg of Lamb, and Honey Glazed Ham. A delicious dessert spread filled with Kim’s Cake & Chocolate Fountains. Fresh Seafood, Ice Sculptures, the Easter Bunny, and much more! Space is limited call 815.229.0800 for reservations.

If you’re looking for other brunch options without the Easter bunny, check out this list:

Easter Programs at the Library

Stop by your local library for some fun Easter and bunny-themed programs! All programs are free.

Toddler Time at Talcott Free Library
101 E Main St, Rockton, IL

When: April 15 at 9:30 am and 10:15 am

Easter themed Toddler time

Spring Craft for Grandparents and Grandkids at Rockford Public Library Montague Branch
1238 S. Winnebago St., Rockford, IL

When: April 15 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Spring has sprung, let’s have some fun! We’ll bring the supplies. Grandparents bring your grandkids. Join us as we make fun and whimsical sock bunnies! Hosted by Oak Street Health.

Story Hour at Talcott Free Library
101 E Main St, Rockton, IL

When: April 16 at 10 am
April 17 at 10 am and 1:30 pm

Happy Easter-themed story hour.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Ida Public Library
320 N. State St., Belvidere, IL

When: April 19 from 10 am – 8 pm

Hop on through our Springtastic Scavenger Hunt. Stop in all day Friday to follow the clues around the Children’s Department and earn a prize!

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