There are a lot of Easter events happening in the Rockford area this year! Though we have an early Easter on April 12th, there’s still plenty of time to celebrate. 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! Here are places where you can get your kids photo taken with the Easter Bunny this year.

Easter Bunny events at CherryVale Mall and photos have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

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

The Easter Bunny will be at CherryVale Mall from March 21 – April 11.

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.

CANCELED – CherryVale Mall Easter Bunny Events:

  • Bunny Ball: 4 – 6 pm on March 27. There will be music, Cinnabon, cookie walk, make your own bunny photo frame and balloon twisting.
  • Pet Nights: 6 pm – 9 pm on March 23, 30 and April 6. *All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Dress your pet up as a superhero on March 30th for a chance to win a prize.
  • Bunny Cares: 10 am – 11 am on March 29. This is a special sensory-friendly event for children with different abilities. Please RSVP here.

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

When: March 22 from 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $5 per photo

Take a picture with the Easter Bunny for $5 per professional photo.

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

When: March 29 from 11 am – 2 pm (Lexus Drive Beef a Roo)
April 4 from 11 am – 1 pm (Loves Park Beef a Roo)

Cost: Free

Take a picture with the Easter Bunny at Beef a Roo and get a free treat.

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Easter Egg-stravaganza at Hidden Treasures Mall and Antiques
6329 N. 2nd St., Loves Park, IL

When: April 11 from 10 am – 7 pm

Cost: FREE

Kids can get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny from 2 – 4 pm.

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Easter Events

If you want to take the kids to a family-friendly Easter event, check out this list! Here are a bunch of fun Easter events happening in the Stateline this March and April.

CANCELED – Easter Extravaganza at the Janesville Mall
2500 Milton Ave., Janesville, WI

When: March 28 from 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: FREE

This free children’s event will be held by the Children’s Museum of Rock County. They will be located in the old Children’s Place by Book a Million.

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

When: April 10 from 11 am – 3:30 pm

Cost: $2 per child (member), $3 per child (public). No charge for adults. Admission to the museum not included.

Boil up some eggs, grab the kids and the creativity, and hop on over to Discover Center! They supply dye, stickers, and other colorful stuff for egg-ceptionally beautiful Easter eggs, you bring your own hardboiled eggs. No registration. Recommended for ages 4 and up. One adult required for every two children.

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

When: April 11 from 1 pm – 3 pm

Cost: Free

Kids can go to Gantry Park (corner of State & Grand next to Bushel & Peck’s) for pictures with the Easter Bunny, carnival games, mascots, face painting, balloon animals and more! While you’re there, pick up a map of participating locations & take them on a Bunny Hop around the downtown to participating businesses.

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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: March 21 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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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.

Easter Egg Craft at Rockford Public Library Rock River
3128 11th St., Rockford, IL

When: April 1 from 4 pm – 5 pm

Make a unique and oversized Easter egg from paper, shaving cream and liquid watercolor. Dress for a mess. No registration required.

Peeps Diorama Contest at Ida Public Library
320 N. State St., Belvidere, IL

When: March 11 at 10 am – March 21 at 5 pm

Compete in a Peeps Diorama contest. Create a shoebox sized Peeps diorama and bring to the library for judging.

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