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Spring Into Easter in Ames!
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Spring Into Easter in Ames!

Easter is right around the corner and there is plenty of springtime fun to take part in! Whether guests are coming to visit or you want a fun activity for kids, there is plenty to make you "hoppy"! 

Geocache Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 26, McFarland Park, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn how to use a GPS, then search the park for the Conservation Bunny’s nests of hidden treasures, collecting prizes and candy along the way! Find golden eggs for special giveaways! Register by March 21.

Easter Brunches:

Hilton Garden Inn, Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Garden Grille & Bar will host an Easter Brunch perfect for the entire family!

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, Sunday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Enjoy a variety of stations featuring breakfast, lunch and dessert favorites and complimentary mimosas!

Spring Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 26, Reiman Gardens, 9:30-11 a.m.

Join Reiman Gardens for the Spring Egg Hunt for all children 6th grade and younger! Children will have the opportunity to search for colorful eggs to trade in for a goodie bag, which will be provided. The morning will also include craft and activity stations as well as a visit from Reiman Gardens’ Spring Bunny!

Brunnier in Bloom:

Flowers After Hours, Friday, March 25, Brunnier Art Museum, 6-8 p.m.

Stop and smell the roses at opening night of University Museums’ annual Brunnier in Bloom. This evening, you will be the first to hear who the judges choose as this year’s winners, while enjoying music, light refreshments, and mingling with the floral designers.

Saturday & Sunday, March 26 & 27, Brunnier Art Museum, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate spring and the current exhibitions during Brunnier in Bloom, the Museum’s annual pairing of beautiful art and fabulous flowers. This event showcases the talents of floral designers as they are challenged to create arrangements inspired by works of art on exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum.

Easter Bunny at North Grand Mall: Through Saturday, March 26, Mall Hours

Hop on over to North Grand Mall to visit the Easter Bunny. Professional photos will be available!

Main Street Cultural District Easter Egg Hunt: Through Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More than 50 downtown businesses invite you to find the hidden paper Easter egg in their business! Pick up a scavenger hunt card at a participating business, and visit at least 25 of the businesses listed to get your card signed and entered in a drawing to win prizes!

Easter Cooking Demos:

Thursday, March 24, Cooks’ Emporium, 6-8 p.m.

Plan a different sort of Easter celebration with some new twists on the menu!

Saturday, March 26, Cooks’ Emporium, 10 a.m.

Get ready for your Easter celebrations! Licensed culinary instructor Becky Ringsby will share recipes for soft scrambled eggs, savory scones and vanilla-orange crème anglaise with fruit topping. Yum!

There’s more online! For a full list of things to DO, EAT, SHOP, and STAY in Ames, visit Also be sure to check out our extensive calendar of events to find out what else is happening this weekend!

Also be sure to check out our extensive calendar of events to find out what else is happening this weekend!

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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    We're so glad to see Ames is springing forward so beautifully! Thanks for the post!
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