Why should kids have all the fun of egg hunting?
After many took a pandemic break, Easter egg hunts — even adult-only ones — are back in full force. Easter is April 17, but the fun intensifies this weekend.
Most events are for ages 21 and older. Check ticket availability before putting on your cap.
When Registration at 1 p.m., start of the hunt at 1:30 p.m. April 3 • Or The Weingarten, 1780 East State Route 15, Belleville • How much $15 • More information theweingarten.com
This event for ages 21 and up includes food, wine and live music, with chances to win prizes. The Weingarten is an open-air wine bar and event space.
When Registration at 7:30 p.m., the hunt begins at dusk on April 8 • Or Vago Park, 2700 Fee Fee Road, Maryland Heights • How much $15 • More information 314-738-2599; www.marylandheights.com
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Bring a basket and a flashlight and hunt the eggs in the dark. Outside food and drink is welcome, but don’t bring a drink.
When 7 p.m. April 8 • Or Ferguson Community Centre, 1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson • How much $8 • More information 314-521-4661; fergusoncity.com
Head to the fields at the Ferguson Community Center to hunt eggs and have a drink with friends. Bring a flashlight. This event is for ages 21 and up only.
Shrewsbury, Webster Groves
When Registration at 8 p.m. on April 8 • Or Wehner Park Festival Site Pavilion, 7600 Hazel Avenue, Shrewsbury • How much $10, $15 for limited travel • More information 314-647-1003; cityofshrewsbury.com
Bring your adult drinks, basket, and flashlight to find treat-filled eggs from local vendors and other prizes. This event, held rain or shine and restricted to ages 21 and over, is co-sponsored by Shrewsbury and Webster Groves.
When 7:30 p.m. April 8 • Or Paul A. Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester • How much $8 until April 1, $12 while supplies last • More information manchestermo.gov
Bring refreshments, a flashlight and a basket to enjoy this egg hunt for ages 21 and up at Schroeder Park. After hunting and winning prizes, hang out with friends around a bonfire. This is co-hosted by the Manchester, Ballwin and Ellisville Departments of Parks and Recreation.
When 8-10 p.m. April 8-9 • Or Jefferson Barracks Park, 345 North Road • How much $10, limited availability • More information 314-615-5572; friendsofjeffersonbarracks.com
Bring a flashlight to search the 250 acres of Jefferson Barracks Park for thousands of eggs that can be redeemed for prizes that can include cash, Cardinals tickets and TVs. Food trucks will be on site and the event will take place rain or shine. 18 and over only.
When 6 p.m. April 9 • Or Harvester Lions Club, 4835 Central School Road, Harvester • How much $26.50 • More information fhclaxboosterclub.com
Enjoy free beer and win prizes and raffle baskets. This event benefits the Francis Howell Central women’s lacrosse team. Bring your own basket and flashlight. Food, soft drinks and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. This event will take place rain or shine.
When 10am-12pm April 9 • Or Riverfront Park, 1 Elbert Drive, Washington, Mo. • How much $30 • More information downtownwashmo.org
Each ticket comes with a t-shirt, so be sure to wear it as entry to this event for ages 21 and up. Participants will search the park in waves. Free snacks are available and adult beverages are available for purchase.
When 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. April 9 • Or Arnold Recreation Center, 1695 Missouri State Road, Arnold • How much $40 • More information arnoldmo.org/event/adult-egg-hunt
The 21-plus event, which organizers say sets the standard for adult egg hunts, includes a hot dinner, music, fire pits and a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes. A VIP tent, which includes registration for 10 people, is available for $450.
When Registration begins at 7:30 p.m., hunt at 8 p.m. April 15 • Or Wapelhorst Park, 1875 Muegge Road, Saint-Charles • How much $30 • More information stcharlesparks.com
Each participant will collect eggs redeemable for a range of prizes, including a grand prize winner. Admission includes eggs and two tickets for a draft beer or soda. Bring your own bucket and flashlight and meet at the concession stand near the softball fields. 21 and over.
When 6pm-10pm April 15 • Or Brookdale Farms, 8004 Twin River Road, Eureka • How much $15 for ticket, $6 for bag of Easter eggs, $20 for ticket and bag • More information brookdalefarmsinc.com
This inaugural event at Brookdale Farms will offer over $30,000 in prizes, including a chance to win a four-day yacht trip to Fort Myers, Florida. Other prizes include passes and rentals for Brookdale Farms events and candy. After the hunt, enjoy a bonfire, wagon rides, ice skating, a ride on a mechanical bull, and music from a DJ.
When 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 15, hunting starts at 7 p.m. • Or Das Bevo, 4745 avenue Gravois • How much Free • More information dasbevo.com/events/easter-eggs-and-kegs
Look for eggs full of weird prizes and keep an eye out for a golden egg, which is good for a grand prize basket. Beer and a fried fish dinner will be available for purchase.
When Food and drinks at 6:30 p.m., the hunt begins at dusk on April 22 • Or Bolm-Schuhkraft City Park, 200 North Evergreen Lane, Columbia, Illinois • How much $15 • More information mymainstreetcolumbia.com
Bring a bag or basket and a flashlight for this adults-only post-Easter “rotten egg” hunt for deals and prizes. Food trucks will be on site and drinks will be available for purchase.