on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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.
Wednesday, April 17
Easter Egg Hunt and Party6:15-7pmCentral Christian Church | 3475 Kimball Ave, WaterlooEaster Egg Hunt for children of all ages followed by a dinner. The public is invited.
Easter Bunny Photo Hops4-6pmHere’s What’s Poppin’ | 220 Main St, Cedar FallsCome 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.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny9am-NoonCrossroads Hy-Vee | 1422 Flammang Dr, WaterlooThe 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 Hops9am-NoonHatchlings & Hens | 602 State St, Cedar FallsCome 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 Grace9:30-11amGrace Community Church | 4421 Hudson Rd, Cedar FallsFace painting, activities, free photos with Easter Bunny and of course, lots and lots of eggs to hunt! All are welcome.
DCBA Easter Egg Hunt9:30-10:30amKrueger-Hemmen Sports Complex | DikeEaster 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 Eggstravaganza10am-NoonUNI-Dome | 2401 Hudson Rd, Cedar FallsGames, 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 Hunt11am-NoonLowell Elementary School | 1628 Washington St, WaterlooEgg hunt plus two bikes will be given away. Must be present to win.
Egg-stra Cheesy Egg Hunt3:30-5pmFirst Christian Church | 1302 W 11th St, Cedar FallsEgg Hunt, grilled cheese bar, games and photo booth!
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 Bottle11am-2pm1111 Center St, Cedar FallsReservations recommended | 319.266.2616 or click here for online reservationsOpen special hours for Easter Sunday. Join them for a relaxing lunch off their regular menu.
Farmer’s Pick Buffett11am-8pmIsle Casino Hotel Waterloo, 777 Isle of Capri Blvd, Waterloo$24.99Prime rib, southern style fried chicken, Atlantic salmon, herb roasted pork loin, hickory smoked turkey breast, fried shrimp, cornmeal breaded catfish and more!
Figaro Figaro10am-3pm419 Main St, Cedar FallsAdults $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 Ridge10am-2pm355 Country Club Ln, DikeReservations required | 319.989.2213Adults $21.95; Children ages 5-12 $10.95; Children aged 5 and under FreeBuffet including carved ham, chicken with lemon cream sauce, waffle bar, eggs made to order, potato salad, pasta salad, and more.
Gusto Restaurant10am-2pmPrairie Links Golf Course, 19 Eagle Ridge Dr, WaverlyReservations required | 319.352.0444Everything from prime rib to donuts, ham carving station to scrambled eggs. Easter egg hunts provided for guests at 11am and 1pm
Hy-Vee Market Grille9am-2pm6301 University Ave, Cedar FallsReservations required to dine inside the Market Grille | 319.266.6678Other seating will be available in their casual dining area in Hy-VeeAdults $19.99; Children ages 6-12 $6; Children 5 and under Free
J’s Homestyle Cooking11am-3pm1724 W 31stAdults $13.99; Children age 10 and younger $7.99Buffet including ham or turkey, real mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, dinner roll, and a dessert.
Lark Brewing10am-2pm314 main St, Cedar FallsNow taking reservations | 319.266.5285Adults $18.99; Children ages 6-12 $9.99; Children 5 and under Free$10 Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary’sOffering an all you can eat buffet including dessert, coffee, tea, and soda.
SingleSpeed Brewing Co10am-2pm325 Commercial St, WaterlooBrunch and springtime prize hunt! Click here for details.
Sunnyside Country Club 10am-2pm1600 Olympic Dr, WaterlooSeating limited. Reservations required | 319.234.1707Adults $26.95; Children ages 6-12 $11.95; Children 5 and under FreeA delicious spread of breakfast, dinner, and dessert menu options.
For information on these and all events happening in the Cedar Valley visit cedarvalley365.com.
Happy Easter from all of us at Experience Waterloo!
- Annette Freeseman, Experience Waterloo