Easter events in the Quad Cities area

Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 8:31 PM CDT
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QUAD CITIES, IA/Ill. (KWQC) - The Quad Cities area will soon be celebrating Easter with events being held on both sides of the Mississippi River. Below is a list of egg hunts and photo opportunities that you, your family and dogs can attend to celebrate the holiday.

To submit your event, email news@kwqc.com.

East Moline

The Bend Event Center, Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at The Combine:

The Bend XPO in East Moline will be pairing up with The Bend Event Center and Combine Steakhouse for an Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch event on Saturday, April 9.

Event organizers say the Easter Egg Hunt will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the River Bend Park, 910 Bend Boulevard in East Moline, and brunch specials will be available at The Combine, 910 Bend Boulevard, Suite B, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost for brunch is $28 for adults, $14 for kids aged five to 12, according to event organizers. Additionally, $15 bottomless mimosas and bloody may’s will also be on special at The Combine.

For additional information call 309-623-4488 or scan the QR code on the flyer, below.

The Bend Event Center and Combine Steakhouse will be partnering for an Easter event.
The Bend Event Center and Combine Steakhouse will be partnering for an Easter event.(Bend Xpo)


Moline Parks and Recreation, Stephens Park, Easter Egg Hunt:

Moline Parks and Recreation is holding two kinds of egg hunts this year. For the first time in three years, the City of Moline will host an in-person Easter Egg hunt Saturday, April 1st at Stephens Park. Kids age 8 and under will get the chance to collect 20 eggs and exchange them for a goodie bag. While the event is free, participants must preregister by March 23 at 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins will not be allowed.

Moline Parks and Recreation, at-home egg hunt

Moline, East Moline, and Coal Valley residents can also participate in the at-home egg hunt as Moline Parks and Rec staff will deliver and scatter eggs in your front yard. Registered children 18 years old and under will each receive 20 candy-filled eggs. For the at-home egg hunt, it is a $12 fee for each registered child, and the deadline is also March 23, 3:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, call 309-524-2424 or click here.

Moline Parks and Recreation, ‘Pooch Pics with the Bunny’

Moline Parks & Recreation will be hosting ‘Pooch Pics with the Bunny’ on March 28 at the Moline Garden Center, 3450 5th Avenue from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The deadline to register for the event is March 22 at 3:30 p.m. Click here to learn more.


City of Davenport, community-wide egg hunt at Vander Veer:

The City of Davenport is a community-wide Egg hunt at Vander Veer Saturday, April 8 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Children 10 years old and younger will get the chance to collect as many eggs as possible and receive prizes. Participants will also get the chance to enter a raffle to win a Summer Kids Pass, valued at $50.00. For more information about the event, click here.

People Uniting Neighbors and Churches (PUNCH) will also host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cork Hill Park Saturday, April 8 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. It will be held rain or shine, and organizers say the event will include “food, fun, and fellowship”. To learn more about the event, click here.

Rock Island

Rock Island Parks and Recreation, Spring Egg Hunt at Lincoln Park:

Rock Island Parks and Recreation is hosting several egg hunts. The first is the Spring Egg Hunt at Lincoln Park on Saturday, April 1st. Starting at 9 a.m., preregistered kids ages 3 to 10 will get the chance to look for thousands of eggs. Organizers recommend bringing your bags and baskets to gather eggs scattered throughout your hunt area. If the weather is questionable, participants are asked to call the rain line that morning at (309) 732-RAIN. The rain date will be April 2nd. Families can register for free online or call (309) 732-PARK.

City of Rock Island, Underwater Egg Hunt:

The City of Rock Island is also hosting an Underwater Egg Hunt at Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center on April 2nd, starting at 3:30 p.m. Participants will grab empty eggs out of the pool to turn in for a goodie bag, according to city officals. Children under 48″ are required to have an adult in the pool with them. Registration costs $7 per person and closes at on Friday, March 31st.

Eggs can also be delivered to immediate QC residents’ homes during the week of April 3rd-7th. For $20, Rock Island will deliver 20 candy-stuffed eggs, and hide them in the front yard. Delivery will happen rain or shine, and families can register online, or call (309) 732-7275.


Hope Church, Easter Egg Hunt:

Hope Church with the City of Bettendorf is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt with over 18,000 Easter Eggs. The event will be held at Bettendorf high school on April 8 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, with the hunt starting at 11 a.m. The event will include temporary tattoos, food vendors, and bounce houses! For more information about the event, click here.

Revell Jewelers, Easter Bunny Photos:

Revell Jewelers in Duck Creek Plaza in Bettendorf, 904 Middle Road, will be hosting photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 1 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Event organizers say Mr. Cottontail will happily have his picture taken with your furry friend or child to help raise funds for the St. Francis Pet Ministry with St. John Vianney Parrish of Bettendorf with a donation of $10 or more requested.

The funds will be put toward building a Benevolent Fund to help those within our community who can’t afford unexpected vet care for their pets, organizers said. All pets must be on a leash and be well trained and socialized toward people and other pets. Pictures will be taken on your phone or camera.

To have one photo edited, you can send the photo to EasterBunnyPics@gmail.com.

“Oh... and be sure to browse the store to find your ‘must have’ Sparkly Easter Treasure,” exclaimed event organizers.


Muscatine Parks and Recreation, Easter Egg Hunt:

Muscatine Parks and Recreation is holding a free Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. Kids in the third grade or younger will get the chance to look for the hundreds of prize-filled eggs hidden at Weed Park. Children are encouraged to bring their own easter baskets and for more information, contact the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department at (563)263-0241.