Easter is on its way, and there are plenty of chances to get your basket full of fun in Racine County this year! Check out our list of activities and exhibits sure to please all the peeps.
Racine Art Museum; Photo: Jon Bolton; Julie Serbiak, "Schitt$ Peep"
Racine Art Museum's 13th Annual International PEEPS® Art Exhibition April 7-23
441 Main St., Racine
Within the pristine white walls of this award-winning contemporary art museum, the Racine Art Museum presents the 13th Annual International PEEPS® Art Exhibition, April 7-23. This untraditional exhibition will give you all the enjoyment of the fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS® candy without the calories. While the iconic seasonal candies are typically the most common material, many pieces of artwork in past years have been two-dimensional paintings and works on paper as well as innovative 3D sculptures. Inspired by inventive puns, pop culture, sports, and famous artists, many of the PEEPS® art entries are by local artists, families and organizations with a handful from out-of-state artists. Visit their website to learn more.
Tichigan Lake Lions Club
Tichigan Lake Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt April 9
Waterford Town Park, Jensen Pkwy, Waterford
The Tichigan Lake Lions Club will be hosting a free community Easter Egg Hunt at Waterford Town Park, April 9 at 10 a.m. Two separate fields will be set up for three age groups (ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-10). There will be more than 2,500 plastic eggs filled with candy as well as special appearances before the hunt from the Easter Bunny, Mr. Frog, and the Tichigan Lake Lion. The horn goes off at 10:00 a.m. sharp, so we strongly suggest you arrive early! Children who participate in the event will receive a special gift from the Tichigan Lake Lions Club at the end of the hunt (while supplies last). The one child from each age group who finds the egg containing a lucky dice wins a special prize. Participants can arrive beginning at 8:30 a.m. Visit their website for details.
Cottontail Trail April 9
Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Dr., Mount Pleasant
Join Mount Pleasant Parks and Recreation for its Cottontail Trail on April 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Take photos with the Easter bunny and enjoy DIY egg hunt kits, a scavenger hunt, games, and crafts. Visit their Facebook page for details.
Golden Arrow Bowhunters Easter Egg Hunt April 9
28621 E Riverbay Rd., Waterford
Golden Arrow Bowhunters is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 9 at 11 a.m. at their facility in Waterford. More than 1,000 eggs and other goodies will be spread out across their grounds. There will be multiple courses for kids ages 12 years and under. The Easter Bunny will be around to visit and take photos. There will also be raffles, snacks and drinks available. Visit their Facebook page for details.
Apple Holler's Fun With Peter Rabbit April 9-10
5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant
Embark on a journey at Apple Holler with a Peter Rabbit experience, April 9-10 at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (reservations required). There will be an interactive Peter Rabbit storytelling and pictures with Peter Rabbit. Do the bunny hop on your journey to Bunnyville where you can feed the goats and enjoy a pony ride. Then hunt for eggs, visit farmyard animals, explore the Cool Cow Maze, whiz down the Giant Slide, and play your heart out on the Rainbow Playset. Each child will receive a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie, cup of fresh pressed apple cider, and goodie bag surprise. Cost is $15 per person. Visit their website to learn more.
Raymond Community Business Organization Easter-Eggsravaganza, April 10 (Pre-registration required by April 1)
Raymond Village Hall, 2255 76th St., Franksville
Bring your Easter basket and join the Raymond Community Business Organization for its annual Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt, April 10. Activities include egg hunts for candy filled with plastic eggs with special prizes and a coloring contest with top prizes per age group. Open to children ages 3-10; limited to the first 200 children registered. The event is FREE; however, non-perishable food donations for the Union Grove Food Bank are encouraged. Note: Pre-registration is required by April 1. Visit their website to learn more.
Eggstravaganza at the Racine Zoo April 16
2131 N. Main St., Racine
Gather the little ones and bring your own basket on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this Easter-themed day sure to put a little "spring" in your step! Included with Zoo admission (FREE for Zoo members), this hoppin' event features a hunt for cluck-cluck doors throughout the Zoo to collect candy, trunk hunt ("Easter Style" of Trunk-or-Treat), cookie and egg decorating to go, and egg-cellent crafts. Photos with the Easter Bunny is an additional charge. Proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Racine Zoo. Visit their website for details.
Milaeger's Kid's Easter Bunny Visit and Planting April 16
4838 Douglas Ave., Racine
Join Milaeger's in the Expo Greenhouse April 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for some Easter fun with a visit from the Easter Bunny who will be handing out filled Easter eggs. Bring your camera and capture your kids with the Easter Bunny! The cost for the event is $8 plus tax, which includes planting a pansy basket. Pre-registration is encouraged in-store or online.
Downtown Candy Hop April 23
Bring the family for a day of free candy giveaways at downtown Racine's 2nd annual Candy Hop, April 23 from 12-2 p.m. More than 30 participating businesses will pass out candy and welcome participants to their shops and restaurants. Free bags to hold candy and Candy Hop maps will be available at the Downtown Racine Corporation office (425 Main St.) beginning April 13. Kids will also have the opportunity to participate in a self-guided candy themed scavenger hunt. Those who return their completed map to the Downtown Racine Corporation office by April 24 at 4 p.m. will be entered to win one of three kid's prize packs. Visit their Facebook page for details.
Waterford Spring Carnival and Egg Hunt April 30
Ten Club Park, S 1st St., Waterford
Celebrate the beginning of spring with fun and games in downtown Waterford, April 30. At the Waterford Spring Carnival and Egg Hunt, kids can meet the Easter bunny, build their own egg drop, play bounce houses and carnival games, decorate eggs, and more. Food vendors will be available. Egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. with different areas for three age groups (up to 3, 4-6, 7-10). For special ADA accommodations, email CSchauer@waterfordwi.org. Visit their Facebook page for details.
During the Waterford Spring Carnival, KK Photography will offer live bunny portraits. Cost is $20 for sitting fee and instant 5x7. Extra photo packages are available. Schedule an appointment to secure a timeslot; walk-ins are welcome. Visit their Facebook page for details.