Easter Fun for Everyone

Easter is right around the corner and if you are looking for family events and dining options, we’ve got you covered! Browse the list below for some happenings in the Brainerd and Baxter communities this year. As always, we also encourage you to check out Visit Brainerd’s calendar of events and business directory for more information.

Brainerd Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. sharp for children ages 2 – 9. Please note that the hunt is typically complete within 15 to 20 minutes. Please arrive 30 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and ready to go with your “Easter basket/bag(s)” in the Gregory Park Center Circle by 10 a.m. sharp.

Located at Gregory Park.

The Process :
9:15 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Everyone meets in Center Circle inside Gregory Park. The Easter Bunny will be around for pictures.

*New for one time only the Northern Pacific Center will be facilitating a Bike Drawing at the event. While you wait for further instruction be sure to visit their booth to enter the drawing.

9:55 a.m. Instructions & Acknowledgements
-Eggs are empty/glued shut (do not try to open them)
-Choose 1 color to gather (try to get as many as you can in that color!)
-Once your basket/bag is full – turn in your eggs to the egg collecting station for your free Candy bag!
-If you finish early you can get your picture with the Easter Bunny after the hunt if you didn’t have time before the race.

10:00 a.m. “Easter Egg Hunters and families will walk to their quadrant to search for eggs
-There will be 4 separate labeled quadrants in Gregory Park by age group: ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-9 they are separated by sidewalk and rope fencing. Please to not enter the area until the announcer says “GO”

10:20 – 10:30 a.m. That’s a wrap – Event finished!
Remember to bring a basket or bag to collect eggs!! Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the weather.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 218-828-2320.
This is a FREE event provided to you by the Brainerd Rotary Club, Brainerd Parks and Recreation, and Sullivan Candy and Supply & The Northern Pacific Center.

Seek and You Will Find Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. 

Trinity Lutheran Church Children’s Ministry Presents: Seek and You Will Find Easter Egg Hunt. There will be many prizes, age divisions and fun for the whole family! Remember to bring your own basket or bag.

Easter in the Garden at Landsburg Nursery

Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Located at Landsburg Landscape Nursery, 16460 State Highway 371 Brainerd, MN 56401.

Easter in the garden is back! Hop on over to see live animals, Easter egg hunts going all day, kid’s activities, live music and more! And, it’s always warm and dry in our greenhouse!

The Easter Ball Hunt for dogs

Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. 

Located at Buster Park–A Playground for Dogs 

All dogs must be on a leash during the “tennis ball hunt”. The hunt will start at 3 p.m. and conclude whenever you want! Walk as far or for as long as you would like! We will all meet at Buster Park, then search on the trail around Boom Lake and the Buffalo Hills Trail. Please be sure to grab one or two of our “Muttmits” at the Buster Dog Park, or bring your own baggies in the event your dog does need to relieve themselves on the walk. Help us keep our trails clean! Pro-tip bring a plastic bag to collect tennis balls in.
Each dog can keep 1 tennis ball. We are able to offer free events to the community because of the generosity of the community and local businesses. Thank you BHS Tennis Teams for donating your old tennis balls! Thank you Pampered Pets MN for donating toward this event! We have five $5 gift cards and one $25 gift card to hand out that are from pampered pets!
The Tennis Ball Hunt will commence at 3 p.m. Dog/Owners will meet at the Buster Dog Park. Teams will meet back at the dog park at 4 p.m. The dog and owner that finds the most tennis balls will receive the $25 gift card at 4 p.m.

ECFE & Brainerd Lakes Women of Today Easter Party

Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Located at Warrior Early Learning Center

Join us for crafts, games, frosting Easter cookies and take your picture with a real live bunny! Cost is $3 per child. Adults are free with a non-perishable food item to donate to the food shelf. Money raised will be donated to the ECFE Scholarship Fund.

Easter Brunch at Green Lantern Bar and Grill

Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 

Green Lantern Bar and Grill will be featuring a variety of breakfast and lunch items. Cost is $18.95 for adults and $7.95 for kids under 10 yrs. old. No reservations. Our regular menu will not be offered during the buffet.

Scrambled eggs, egg bake, French toast bake, pull apart caramel rolls, sausage links, biscuits and gravy, ham, smoked sausage, baked chicken, Swedish meatballs, corn, summer salad pasta, fresh fruit, cheesy potatoes, carved sirloin & dessert.

Easter Brunch at Black Bear Lodge & Saloon

Sunday, April 17, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 

Celebrate at Black Bear Lodge & Saloon. Seating from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Reservations available for groups of 5 or more. $23.99 – adults, $12.99 – children aged 4-12.

Easter Brunch at the Local 218

Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

As always, reservations are highly recommended and are available at www.local-218.com.

Easter Brunch at Dunmire’s Bar and Grill

Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 

Join us on Sunday for delicious brunch options! Our regular menu will also be available to order from. Call us if you’d like to make reservations! (218) 454-0625

Easter Brunch at Side Track

Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.  

$16.95 per person. Enjoy applewood smoked ham with an orange ginger glaze, smoked gouda au gratins, cowboy baked beans, sourdough roll with whipped honey butter. Spring mix salad with dried cherries, mandarin oranges, candied walnuts, cherry tomatoes and Feta.

Easter at Wings Airport Cafe

Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 5:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  

Join us at Wings Cafe for Easter! The breakfast special will be cinnamon French toast topped with fresh berries and whipped cream, served with ham for $8.95. The dinner special will be baked ham served with mashed potatoes, ham gravy, fresh vegetables and a dinner roll for $14.25. Breakfast will be served all day and service for the dinner special will begin at 11 a.m. The regular menu will also be available. We do expect a large crowd on Easter Sunday so PLEASE call and reserve a spot so we know we can accommodate your family. If you would rather take your meal to go, give us a call and we can take care of that for you too!