Easter in the Cedar Valley


posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Easter in CV

Easter is next Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Cedar Valley has lots of activities to offer you and your family. If you prefer not to cook Easter dinner, there are lots of brunch and buffet options for you as well. Enjoy!


There is still time to visit the Easter Bunny at Crossroads Mall, 2060 Crossroads Blvd, Waterloo. Hours are M-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun Noon-6pm. The bunny will be at the mall through April 20.

Easter BunnyWednesday, April 17

Easter Egg Hunt and Party
Central Christian Church | 3475 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages followed by a dinner. The public is invited.

Thursday, April 18

Easter Bunny Photo Hops
Here’s What’s Poppin’ | 220 Main St, Cedar Falls
Come for a hoppin’, poppin’ and hatchin’ good time! Easter Bunny will be there to meet and greet. Also, Easter crafts, baby chicks, and complimentary popcorn.

Saturday, April 20

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Crossroads Hy-Vee | 1422 Flammang Dr, Waterloo
The Easter Bunny is hopping over to the Market Grille Express. Kids 10 and under eat free with an adult meal purchase. An Easter Egg hunt throughout the store and coloring pages will also be available. 

Easter Bunny Photo Hops
Hatchlings & Hens | 602 State St, Cedar Falls
Come for a hoppin’, poppin’ and hatchin’ good time! Easter Bunny will be here to meet and greet. Also Easter crafts, baby chicks, and complimentary popcorn. There will be 3 eggs hatching today as well.

Easter Egg Hunt at Grace
Grace Community Church | 4421 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls
Face painting, activities, free photos with Easter Bunny and of course, lots and lots of eggs to hunt! All are welcome.

DCBA Easter Egg Hunt
Krueger-Hemmen Sports Complex | Dike
Easter Egg hunt in 3 age groups. Easter bunny will be here to meet, greet and take photos. Donuts and drinks will be available.

Oakridge Realtors Eggstravaganza
UNI-Dome | 2401 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls
Games, face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, refreshments, pictures with Easter bunny and of course an Easter egg hunt! Egg hunt starts at 10:30am.

Easter Egg Hunt
Lowell Elementary School | 1628 Washington St, Waterloo
Egg hunt plus two bikes will be given away. Must be present to win.

Egg-stra Cheesy Egg Hunt
First Christian Church | 1302 W 11th St, Cedar Falls
Egg Hunt, grilled cheese bar, games and photo booth!

Easter basket


Sunday, April 20

Don’t want to cook on Easter Sunday. No problem! Below is a list of restaurants that are serving an Easter brunch or buffet.

Cedar Falls Brown Bottle
1111 Center St, Cedar Falls
Reservations recommended | 319.266.2616 or click here for online reservations
Open special hours for Easter Sunday. Join them for a relaxing lunch off their regular menu.

Farmer’s Pick Buffett
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo, 777 Isle of Capri Blvd, Waterloo
Prime rib, southern style fried chicken, Atlantic salmon, herb roasted pork loin, hickory smoked turkey breast, fried shrimp, cornmeal breaded catfish and more!

Figaro Figaro
419 Main St, Cedar Falls
Adults $25; Children 6-14 $12.50; Children 4 and under Free
$3 mimosas and Bellini’s, $15 bottle of bubbly.
Entrees of roasted turkey breast, bourbon glazed ham, biscuits and gravy, chicken picatta, marinara chicken and baked ziti plus many breakfast items, salads, bread, and desserts.  View full menu here.

Fox Ridge
355 Country Club Ln, Dike
Reservations required | 319.989.2213
Adults $21.95; Children ages 5-12 $10.95; Children aged 5 and under Free
Buffet including carved ham, chicken with lemon cream sauce, waffle bar, eggs made to order, potato salad, pasta salad, and more.

Gusto Restaurant
Prairie Links Golf Course, 19 Eagle Ridge Dr, Waverly
Reservations required | 319.352.0444
Everything from prime rib to donuts, ham carving station to scrambled eggs. Easter egg hunts provided for guests at 11am and 1pm

Hy-Vee Market Grille
6301 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Reservations required to dine inside the Market Grille | 319.266.6678
Other seating will be available in their casual dining area in Hy-Vee
Adults $19.99; Children ages 6-12 $6; Children 5 and under Free

J’s Homestyle Cooking
1724 W 31st
Adults $13.99; Children age 10 and younger $7.99
Buffet including ham or turkey, real mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, dinner roll, and a dessert.

Lark Brewing
314 main St, Cedar Falls
Now taking reservations | 319.266.5285
Adults $18.99; Children ages 6-12 $9.99; Children 5 and under Free
$10 Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s
Offering an all you can eat buffet including dessert, coffee, tea, and soda.

SingleSpeed Brewing Co
325 Commercial St, Waterloo
Brunch and springtime prize hunt! Click here for details.  

Sunnyside Country Club 
1600 Olympic Dr, Waterloo
Seating limited. Reservations required | 319.234.1707
Adults $26.95; Children ages 6-12 $11.95; Children 5 and under Free
A delicious spread of breakfast, dinner, and dessert menu options. 

For information on these and all events happening in the Cedar Valley visit

Happy Easter from all of us at Experience Waterloo! 

- Annette Freeseman, Experience Waterloo

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