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Ways to celebrate Easter outdoors this year

We've put together some great ways to celebrate Easter outside during this warm weather weekend.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Many churches and community organizations are taking advantage of the weather warming up to move their Easter and Spring celebrations outdoors.

Here are just a few of the many places you can celebrate: 

EASTER SERVICES

  • Uptown Church
    Saturday, April 3 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Crosby Park - 2605 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis MN
    From Jerusalem to Germany, "Easter fires" are...a thing. It is an ancient tradition to have an Easter vigil, to light a fire representing Jesus' power and light, dispel the coldness of winter and fear, and wait for Easter morning light. We won't be up all night, but we'll have an in-person, family-friendly, Covid-safe Easter fire. Go for a hike in the park, stay and chat for an hour or just stop by the fire pit and light a candle.
  • Grace Lutheran Church
    Sunday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m.
    1730 Old Hudson Rd, St Paul, MN
  • Trinity Lutheran 
    Sunday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m.
    Hilltop Drive In - 1433 Main St, Houlton, WI
  • Woodbury Methodist
    Sunday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
    7465 Steepleview Rd, Woodbury, MN
  • Calvary Lutheran
    Sunday, April 4 at 11 a.m.
    7520 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN
  • Mercy Hill Church
    Sunday, April 4 at 11 a.m.
    15414 Minnetonka Industrial Rd, Minnetonka, MN

EGG HUNTS

  • Grab & Go Spring Eggstravaganza
    Friday, April 2 from 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. 
    Northeast Park (1530 Johnson St NE Minneapolis, MN)
    Please pre-register. Pick up everything you need to celebrate spring at home. Your goodie bag will include all the ingredients you need to make a fun treat, supplies to make an art project, candy and a couple other fun surprises. Please follow social distancing guidelines & wear a face covering while picking up your goodie bag. $7.00 fee for supplies.
  • Mystery Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    Discovery Center (4444 Hadley Avenue N Oakdale, MN 55128)
    $12 per child, parents attend free! Eggs will be hidden along the trails of the Oakdale Nature Preserve. Once you find an egg it can be redeemed for a special prize! Participants will stop along stations after they find their egg. 
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    Waite Park Wesleyan Church - 1510 33rd Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 3 at 10 a.m.
    Waite Park (458 Great Oak Dr, Waite Park, MN)
  • The EGGstraordinary 1000 Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
    Aqua Park - 9191 Lincoln St NE, Blaine, MN
    They will have a real Easter Bunny to hang out with all the kids, take photos, and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy together.
  • Drive Through Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
    Presbyterian Church of The Way - 3382 Lexington Ave N Shoreview, MN
    Come wave hello to the Easter Bunny and get a gift bag filled with candy eggs, toy eggs and a fun craft. Then stay in your car and follow the map to find the Easter Egg houses around the community.
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. 
    Northpoint Church - 10732 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 3 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Woodbury Community Church - 2975 Pioneer Dr, Woodbury, MN
  • Rolling with the Bunny
    Saturday, April 3 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Valley Park - 700 8th Street S, Hopkins, MN (1:00 - 1:20 p.m.)
    Cottageville Park - 435 Blake Road N, Hopkins, MN (1:30 - 1:50 p.m.)
    Burnes Park - 301 2nd Street N, Hopkins, MN (2:00 - 2:20 p.m.)
    Central Park - 101 16th Avenue S, Hopkins, MN  (2:30 - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Easter Petting Zoo
    Sunday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. 
    North Star Community Church - 11640 Crooked Lake Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN
    They are having a petting zoo with all of your kiddo’s farm favorites, food trucks like Chub Hub, Mac’s Mini Donuts and Mansetti’s, and a beautiful family photo spot for those cute Easter pictures! During service, all of their guests will get a “mini” bag of “Mac’s Mini” donuts as a free treat, and the kids will enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt in Kid’s Church.
  • Easter Walk-Through EGGstravaganza
    Sunday, April 4 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    RiverLife Church - 520 Howard St. N, St. Paul, MN
    Celebrate Easter with a kid-friendly, COVID-safe journey through a land of giant candy, dinosaur eggs, Disney princesses, and Jesus’ empty tomb. There will be games, contests, photo booths, and even a mini Easter egg hunt for each family.

Check out this Google Map for more location information. 

Have other celebrations that aren't on our list? Email community@kare11.com to have something added.