Jump for these local Easter events

Get into the Easter spirit throughout April with one of these local events. From photo ops with the Easter Bunny to including your furry friends in the celebration, these 10 events are sure to have a excellent weather.

Curbside breakfast with the bunny
Stop by the River Food Pantry on April 9 for a breakfast drive and a chance to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Attendees can also pick up a bag of Easter-themed goodies, including candy and egg dye kits. 8-10:30 a.m., April 9, The River Food Pantry

Easter cookie decorating class
Decorate a dozen Easter cookies at Emmy’s Bar. The decoration kit and instructions are included with the ticket. 1 p.m., April 10, Emmy’s Bar

Furry Friends fundraiser photos with Bunny
Support a cause and bring your pup for a photo at The Boneyard. The event is sponsored by Niko Corey Photography, The Boneyard and Princess Parties by Paolina, with all proceeds going to Shelter from the Storm, a local dog and cat shelter. Tickets include a photo with the Easter Bunny, a day pass to the Boneyard, and some photos to take home. 1:30-3:30 p.m., April 10, The Boneyard

Statehouse Take-Out Easter Brunch
Plan to grab your Easter brunch for two or for the family at The Statehouse at The Edgewater. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. on April 11. Options include a full meal, quiche, basket of danishes and pastries, deviled eggs and more. Order by 1 p.m. on April 11

Hilldale Easter Bunny Jump
Catch the Easter Bunny handing out eggs and hopping around Hilldale Mall this Easter weekend. Between two purchases, do not miss the opportunity to take a photo. 5-7 p.m., April 15; noon-3 p.m., April 16, Hilldale

Easter specials at Café Hollander
Start your Easter weekend with fish and seafood specialties on Good Friday. Enjoy Easter brunch specials throughout the weekend at restaurants in the Lowlands, including Cafe Hollander at Hilldale Shopping Centre. Brunch specialties include a classic Dutch breakfast, a Danish open sandwich and traditional Dutch treats. 8am-2pm, brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays, Hilldale Shopping Center

Egg-Stravaganza Spring Festival
Enjoy an eventful morning organized by the Verona Region Chamber of Commerce. Participants can have their picture taken with the Easter bunny, stop at the petting zoo and participate in their age category in the egg hunt. 9am-12pm, April 16

Gourmet Easter brunch
Celebrate Easter with brunch at Everyday Kitchen. The menu will include guest favorites as well as chef-prepared food and drink specials. 8am-3pm, April 17

Take part in a classic tradition at one of the egg hunts around and near Madison:

  • Cottage Grove’s Best Easter Egg Hunt: Join the search for over 3,000 eggs this Easter at Cottage Grove’s Best Easter Egg Hunt. Children will have the chance to find a mix of normal and special Easter eggs and a spot includes a photo with the Easter bunny. 10:00 a.m., April 10
  • YMCA-Stravaganaza Easter Egg: Don’t miss this free, public Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the YMCA of Dane County. Bring your own basket and a camera to take pictures with the Easter bunny. noon, April 9, YMCA East
  • Flashlight Egg Hunt: Participate in this egg hunt organized by Madison School & Community Recreation with a unique twist. Grab some friends and a flashlight and search for over 2,000 eggs in a secret location to be determined. This event is open to children in grades 4-8 and pre-registration is required. April 9

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