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Nisswa & Brainerd Lakes Easter Guide: Events, Hunts, and Brunches for 2024

Updated: Mar 27

Easter Sunday 3/31/2024




Looking for Easter Brunch buffets, Easter dinners, Easter egg hunts, and other festive events? Explore our curated list of Easter-related happenings in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes area. We'll keep updating our list with more events, but we also encourage you to submit your Easter event or special via our event submission page for inclusion.


Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt in Crosslake Town Square (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: March 23, 2024

  • Details: Dive into a magical evening with a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt at Legacy Gardens in Crosslake Town Square, proudly sponsored by the Crosslake-Ideal Lions. The fun starts from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM with Easter Bunny photos, engaging games, and fabulous prizes. The hunt for glowing eggs (for younger participants) and regular eggs (for older ones) kicks off at 7:30 PM. Discover one of six special GOLDEN eggs for a chance to win extraordinary prizes. This free event is perfect for families seeking festive fun.

  • Link: Facebook Event


Easter Bucket Decorating at Fleet Farm Baxter (Baxter, MN)

  • Date: March 23, 2024

  • Details: Don't miss the free Easter Bucket decorating event at your local Fleet Farm store on March 23rd, from 9AM to 1PM. Attendees will receive a complimentary Easter bucket, complete with fun stickers and sweet treats, to decorate. The event is designed for fun-seekers of all ages. Mark your calendars to ensure you're part of the festivities.

  • Link: Facebook Event


Annual Kids Easter Eggstravangza at Cubs - Baxter (Baxter, MN)

  • Date: March 23, 2024

  • Details: Cubs in Baxter will host its Annual Kids Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 31st, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event features Photos with the Easter Bunny and a Kids Coloring Table available throughout, alongside a Kids Egg Hunt starting at 11:00 AM.

  • Link: Facebook Page

Annual Kids Easter Eggstravangza at Cubs - Brainerd (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 23, 2024

  • Details: Cubs in Brainerd will host its Annual Kids Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 31st, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event features Photos with the Easter Bunny and a Kids Coloring Table available throughout, alongside a Kids Egg Hunt starting at 11:00 AM.

  • Link: Facebook Page


Lions Easter Egg Hunt at Jenkins VFW Post 3839 (Jenkins, MN)

  • Date: March 23, 2024

  • Details: Lions Easter Egg Hunt hosted at Jenkins VFW Post 3839, starting at 11:00 AM. It's a family-friendly activity where children can participate in an Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be present at the event.

  • Link: Event Link


Easter Cookie Decorating Workshop at Knotty Pine Bakery (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 23, 2024

  • Details: Attend a hassle-free Easter cookie decorating workshop without the need for preparation or cleanup. Simply visit the venue between 10am and 2pm to receive a set of Easter-themed cookies. Enjoy decorating them with frosting and sprinkles provided in a designated classroom area. Each set costs $14, including 4 cookies, decorating supplies, and a take-home box. No registration is required; just drop in during the workshop hours to partake in the decorating fun.

  • Link: Facebook Event


Easter Egg Hunt at Hackensack City Park (Hackensack, MN)

  • Date: March 23, 2024

  • Details: The Hackensack Lions are sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23rd, starting at 11:00 AM. The event will take place at Hackensack City Park and is designed for children aged 1-12. It will feature an egg hunt and various activities for children, along with lunch for families attending. Should there be bad weather, the event will be relocated to the Hackensack Community Center.

  • Link: Facebook Event


CANCELED - Easter Egg Hunt at Northern Pacific Center (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: The day begins at 11:00 AM with a free Egg Hunt and a Kid’s Fun Zone ($5 entry). Enjoy bounce houses, crafts, a petting zoo, face painting, and bike giveaways. A vibrant day of activities awaits!

  • Link: Northern Pacific Center

Brainerd Easter Egg Hunt at Gregory Park (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: The Brainerd Easter Egg Hunt is returning to Gregory Park on Saturday, March 30th, 2024, at 10 AM, promising a free, fun-filled event for children ages 2-9, hosted by the Brainerd Rotary Club and Brainerd Parks and Recreation. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 9:15 AM to secure a spot and have a chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny before the event starts. The hunt will have designated areas for different age groups to ensure everyone enjoys the hunt safely. Children should bring their own baskets or bags to collect eggs, which can be traded for a candy bag at the collecting station. The event highlights the importance of being prepared by arriving early, bringing necessary supplies, and dressing appropriately for the weather

  • Link: Event Link


Community Easter Egg Hunt at Forbes Park (Pine River, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: The Annual Pine River Community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 30th, beginning promptly at 10:00 AM. This family-friendly event is designed for children aged 0-12 years and will be held at the Pine River-Backus School playground. Participants will have the opportunity to search for 3,000 hidden eggs, including 9 special Resurrection eggs, which come with Easter Baskets. Additionally, each family will receive a complimentary Christian-based book. The event promises plenty of fun with doughnuts available for everyone. It is supported by the Pine River-Backus Area Churches, Pine River Bakery, Pine River Dental Arts, Gilchrist Realty, and numerous volunteers.

  • Link: Event Link


Easter Egg Hunt at Trailside Center (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: The Easter Egg Hunt at the Trailside Center is scheduled for March 30th and will start at 10:00 AM, with attendees encouraged to arrive early. The event is planned to be held outdoors, weather permitting. Registration opens at 9:15 AM, where participants can sign up in their age group area and receive a gift on their way to the hunt area. A map will be available in the discussion section. The Easter bunny will be present for photo opportunities. The hunt features thousands of eggs spread across three search areas, catering to children aged 0-12, with the age groups being 0-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

  • Link: Event Link


The Easter Bunny Paint Along Class at KICKS The Art Place (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, this family-friendly acrylic painting class is suitable for ages 16 and up. Paint a 12×16 canvas step-by-step. Pre-registration required by 10 AM on event day. Last-minute registrants should call to confirm availability. Cost: $35.00 per person. Note: No refunds.

  • Link: KICKS Crosslake


The Annual Lake Shore Easter Egg Hunt at Fritz Loven Park (Lake Shore, MN

  • Date: March 30, 2024 | 11:00 AM

  • Details: The Annual Lake Shore Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Lake Shore Police Department, is scheduled for March 30, 2024. The event is open to children aged 0-10 and will be held at Fritz Loven Park, located at 7877 Ridge Rd, Lake Shore, MN 56468.

  • Link: Event Link


Trinity Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: Join the fun at 10:00 AM for a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt with numerous prizes and activities for all ages. Remember to bring your own baskets or bags for egg collection.

  • Link: Facebook Event


Brainerd Easter Ball Hunt at Buster Dog Park (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: Join the Brainerd Parks and Recreation for a free "tennis ball hunt" for dogs at Buster Park on March 30, 2023, from 2 PM to 3 PM. Explore Boom Lake and Buffalo Hills Trail with your furry friend for a fun-filled afternoon. Don't forget to bring bags to keep the trails clean!

  • Link: Facebook Event


Easter Hop Around at Copper Creek (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: The third annual Easter Hop-Around starts at 10 AM at Copper Creek, Nisswa, MN. This free event for children 15 or younger features multiple stations for collecting goodies, concluding with a special prize. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Participants should bring their own basket or purchase one onsite.

  • Link: Copper Creek Landscapes


Easter in the Garden at Landsburg Landscape Nursery (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: Enjoy a day filled with live animals, an all-day Easter egg hunt, interactive activities, live music, snacks, and more starting at 10:00 AM.

  • Link: Facebook Event


Easter Egg Hunt at Merrifield Lions Park (Merrifield, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: The Merrifield Lions Club is organizing an Easter Egg Hunt on March 30, 2024. The event will start at 2:00 PM and will take place at Merrifield Lions Park.

  • Link: Facebook Event


Easter Egg Hunt at the Nisswa American Legion (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: An Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10:00 AM.

  • Link: Nisswa Legion


2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort (Deerwood, MN)

  • Date: March 30, 2024

  • Details: From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, this event will proceed regardless of weather, with an increased number of eggs for more fun. Open to all.

  • Link: Facebook Event


Easter Sunday Brunch Serving their Full Breakfast Menu at Lakes Tavern (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: Breakfast Menu from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, call to reserve your table!

  • Link: Menu Link


Easter Sunday Brunch at Ox Lake Tavern (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: The Ox Lake Tavern is hosting a special Easter brunch on March 31st from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event promises an "eggs-tra special" menu, including Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake, Avocado Toast, Prime Rib, Biscuits and Gravy, Chicken n Biscuit, Brisket Breakfast Burrito, and Florentine Omelet. It's a chance to enjoy a delicious feast on Easter Sunday at The Ox Lake Tavern

  • Link: Menu Link


Easter Sunday Brunch at Sage on Laurel (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: Special Easter Menu from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Link: Menu Link


Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at Black Bear Lodge & Saloon (Baxter, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: Available from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Cost: $29 per person, $14.50 for ages 4-12. Reservations for groups of 5 or more.

  • Link: Facebook Post


Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at Dunmire's on the Lake's (371 Location, Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: Reservations are now open for Dunmire's on the Lake's Easter Brunch Buffet, running from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. During the buffet, the regular menu will not be available. Children aged 4 and under eat for free, adults are priced at $31.99, and children aged 5-10 at $13.99. An Easter egg hunt for children will take place from 10 AM to 1 PM.

  • Link: Facebook Post


Easter Sunday Brunch at Dunmire’s Bar & Grill (210 Location, Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: Dunmire's Bar & Grill is hosting an Easter egg hunt for children at 10 AM, followed by a special brunch available from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in addition to their regular menu. Make sure to make your reservations.

  • Link: Facebook Post


Easter Sunday Buffet at Gas Can Bar & Grill (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: The Gas Can Bar & Grill is hosting an Easter buffet from 10 AM to 2 PM, offering a variety of dishes including steak, ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, pasta salad, fresh fruit, dinner rolls, breakfast egg bake, sausage links, pancakes, caramel pull-aparts, and desserts. The buffet is priced at $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids under 10 years old. Breakfast will not be served before the buffet, and no reservations are required.

  • Link: Facebook Post


Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at Riverside Inn (Crosslake, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details:  The Easter brunch buffet is available from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, with seating options every 30 minutes. The last seating is at 1:30 PM. Pricing is set at $39.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids aged 6-12, while children aged 5 and under can eat for free. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 218-692-3848.

  • Link: Menu Link

Annual Easter Buffet at Grand View Lodge (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: Feast from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Adults - $44, Children (10-14) - $14, Children (5-9) - $12, Children (4 & under) - FREE. Reservations recommended.

  • Link: Grand View Lodge


Easter Brunch Buffet at Green Lantern Bar and Grill (Brainerd, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: The buffet runs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, featuring a wide array of dishes. Adults - $19.95, kids under 10 - $9.95. No reservations.

  • Link: Facebook Event


Easter Sunday Brunch at Marina II at Breezy Point Resort (Breezy Point, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: Available from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Cost: $41.95 per person, $16 for ages 4-16, and free for children under 4. Reservations required.

  • Link: Breezy Point Resort


Easter Sunday Ham Dinner at Pequot Lakes American Legion (Pequot Lakes, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: The Pequot Lakes American Legion is hosting an Easter Free-Will Ham Dinner on Sunday, March 31st, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Additionally, attendees can enjoy music by Kevin Wright from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

  • Link: Pequot Lakes American Legion


Easter Sunday Special Menu at The Quarterdeck Grill (Nisswa, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: From 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, enjoy a special menu at $24 per person.

  • Link: Facebook Post


Easter Sunday Ham Dinner Special at Antlers Restaurant (Breezy Point, MN)

  • Date: March 31, 2024

  • Details: From 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM, enjoy a ham dinner special, full menu also available. Call 218-562-7162 for reservations.

  • Link: Facebook Post


Lodging


Quarterdeck Resort

  • Details: Quarterdeck Resort is offering a 25% discount on 2+ night stays in their 5 Bedroom Lake Homes or New Lofts for Easter weekend. Guests can enjoy a complimentary Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Decorating for kids on Saturday afternoon. The resort invites guests to spend family time at QD Social, and use the pool and hot tub. Additionally, on Easter Sunday, from 11:30am to 3pm, the resort's restaurant will offer a Special Easter Menu for $24 per person, but reservations are necessary. Phone: 1-800-950-5596

  • Link: Reservations


We strive to gather and provide the most accurate information possible. If there are any inaccuracies or if we've missed an event, please email us at info@campnisswa.com.

Please note: Dates and events are subject to change.

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