Egg Hunt on the Island welcomes families to downtown Aurora on April 13

Aurora Downtown hosts the third annual Egg Hunt on the Island on Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The free, all ages egg and fun hunt invites families to explore downtown Aurora. Similar to a First Fridays event, there are several participating venues, each offering a unique opportunity to enjoy. The event is rain or shine.

There are 16 participating venues and attendees are encouraged to start at the Gina and Richard Santori Public Library of Aurora where they can pick up an Egg Hunt bag to decorate, and grab a map that will lead them to fun and goodies throughout downtown Aurora.

Visit participating businesses and museums, ride the trolley, make crafts, and take part in egg and scavenger hunts. Attendees who visit five or more venues and get their map punched can then stop at 1 E. Benton St. for a prize.

Participating Egg Hunt on the Island venues include:

Gina and Richard Santori Public Library of Aurora, 101 S. River St., hosts an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt in the Children’s Department. Search for large paper eggs, then turn in the completed quiz for a prize.

SciTech Hands on Museum, 18 W. Benton St., is open with a free Scavenger Hunt. The museum also offers limited paid admission during the Egg Hunt.  

Aurora Arts Initiative, 61 S. Stolp Ave., offers free eggs for kids and art for sale.

Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl. upstairs, hosts free Mini Kids Yoga Flow and offers $1 per minute chair massages for parents.  

All Spoked Up Aurora, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste 12, is open with coloring activities.  

Wyckwood House, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste 16, hosts a free kids craft & Bozo Bucket games plus discounts and specials for parents.  

Waubonsee Community College Aurora Downtown Campus Library, 18 S. River St., is open with coloring pages and cookies. Once colored, they will post the pages in the windows for everyone to see.

Aurora Historical Society at David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl., is open with a treasure hunt in the exhibit.

G.A.R. Memorial Museum, 23 E. Downer Pl., is open with candy for children to add to their Egg Hunt bag.

Collier Community Center, 36 S. Stolp Ave., hosts activities including coloring boiled eggs as long as supplies last.

Balderas Beauty Salon, 25 N. Broadway, hosts a pin the fluff on the bunny game.

Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, is open with sweet treats and an outdoor Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. for ages 4 to 10. The museum offers discounted admission during the Egg Hunt.  

Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, is open with coloring pages in the cafe.

La Quinta de los Reyes, 36 E. New York St., hosts the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera.   

Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York St., is open with a coloring contest and the “Endiro Bunny.” Special drinks and treats will also be available.

Ballydoyle Pub, 28 W. New York St., is open with an Egg Hunt. Look for the golden egg; it’s lucky. See venue for details.

Also on April 13, Fox River Arts Ramble is happening at a handful of locations in downtown Aurora. For more information, visit www.auroradowntown.org.

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