8 Ways to Celebrate Easter in the Ozarks this Spring

Celebrate Easter in a big way this year with an assortment of family-friendly events in the Ozarks.


3rd Annual Osage Beach Easter Egg Hunt


A fun filled family event including egg hunts for 4 different age groups, local 4-H animal displays, face painters, and bounce houses.

April 15, 2017

11:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Osage Beach City Park
950 Hatchery Road
Osage Beach Missouri 65065

Phone: 573-302-2000

Website:  http://www.osagebeach-mo.gov/index.aspx?nid=950


Hollister Easter Egg Hunt


Join us Saturday, April 15, at noon for an Easter Egg Hunt in Hollister!

Bring the children and Easter baskets and buckets! There will be face painting, inflatables, a duck pond, and much more. Festivities can be moved inside in case of rain.

April 15, 2017

Phone: 417-334-3050

Hollister High School Football Field
2112 State Hwy BB Hollister, MO 65672

Website:  http://www.explorebranson.com/family-friendly/hollister-easter-egg-hunt


Easter at Orchards Park


Join Bentonville Parks & Recreation along with Arvest Bank for a fun filled afternoon at Orchards Park! Activities begin at 2:00pm with fun inflatables for the kids as well as several food vendors. At 3:00pm, our egg hunt will begin with over 40,000 eggs. There will be 3 separate egg hunts broken up into age groups for children 12 and under.

April 15, 2017

Begins at 2:00pm

Downtown Activity Center: 215 SW A Street Community Center: 1101 SW Citizens Circle

Website:  http://www.bentonvillear.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/upcoming-events/easter-at-orchards-park/


1:00pm-Children with Special Needs Egg Hunt

2:00pm-Inflatable & Food Vendors

2:30pm-Egg Hunt (Ages 7-12)

3:00pm-Egg Hunt (Ages 4-6)

3:30pm-Egg hunt (Ages 0-3)

Easter Egg Hunt


An exciting annual Easter Egg hunt featuring activities for all ages!

Civic Center

April 14, 2017

10:00 a.m.

West Plains Civic Center
110 St. Louis St.
West Plains, MO

Website:  http://wpchamber.com/event/easter-egg-hunt/?instance_id=12019

Easter Egg Hunt in the Park


On Easter Sunday the Laurie Easter egg hunt attracts children from tots to teens to find 14,000 eggs “hidden” throughout the fair grounds.

The Easter Bunny always makes an appearance to the delight of everyone.

April 16, 2017

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Laurie Fairgrounds
134 N Fairgrounds Road
Laurie MO 65037

Phone: 573-374-8776

Website:  http://www.funlake.com/10th-annual-easter-egg-hunt-in-the-park


Easter 2017

Top of the Rock Easter Brunch Buffet


Join us at Osage Restaurant to experience an unforgettable Easter Brunch. Our Culinary Team will prepare plenty of traditional favorites along with a few surprises. Adults: $46.95; Children (4-12 years): $18.95. Children three and under are complimentary. Offered on Sunday, April 16th from 9:30am-2:00pm.

Reservations required.

April 16, 2017

150 Top of the Rock Rd Ridgedale, MO 65739

Phone: 417-335-2777

Website:  http://www.bigcedar.com/dining-en.html


Easter Brunch at Chateau on the Lake


At Chateau on the Lake, we love Easter time and have dining specials that will make your festivities extra delightful! Enjoy a leisurely brunch at Chateau Grille from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm to include breakfast items, carved meats, salads, fruits, dessert and much more!

April 15, 2017

415 N State HWY 265 Branson, MO 65616

Phone: 417-334-1161

Website:  http://www.explorebranson.com/food-drink/easter-brunch-chateau-lake

Easter Cruise on the Landing Princess


Main Street Lake Cruises

Enjoy lunch with a view of Lake Taneycomo! Your Easter meal will include: tossed mandarin orange salad, roasted turkey and baked ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, seasonal vegetables, dinner rolls, and dessert. Tea, coffee, soda and water will also be included.

Price is $57.00 + tax (adult or child)

Historic Downtown Branson

April 16, 2017

11:00 pm – 2:00 pm

9 South Boardwalk Branson, MO 65616

Phone: 417-239-3980

Website: http://www.explorebranson.com/general-events/easter-cruise-landing-princess-0


5 Art Festivals in the Ozarks You Can’t Miss this Spring


Immerse yourself in a myriad of artistic expression this Spring by exploring vibrant festivals featuring live performances, musicians, traditional artists, and more!

Artsfest on Walnut Street


Featuring 130 Artists From 16 states & Over 80 Performances

Springfield – Missouri

Historic Walnut Street

Recurring daily beginning May 6, 2017 through May 7, 2017

Admission: $5.00 – (Free for children 5 and under)

Website:  http://www.springfieldartsfest.org/


Artsfest is the largest fine arts festival in southwest Missouri featuring 130 artists from 16 states, over 80 performances, food from some of Springfield’s favorite restaurants, and a kids hands-on area with activities including Chalk-It-Up and the Claymobile, a mobile ceramic arts workshop.



Presented by Walton Arts Center

Fayetteville – Arkansas

May 4, 2017 – May 20, 2017

505 W. Spring St

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Admission: Free and low-cost tickets for all festival family events and performances

Website:  http://waltonartscenter.org/artosphere/


Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts and Nature Festival celebrates artists influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives.

We invite the entire community to join us in the celebration by attending one or all of our free and low-cost family events and performances!

May Festival of the Arts

Eureka Springs – Arkansas

May 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017

Phone: 479-253-7333

Contact: Eureka Springs CAPCdrgd

Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Website:  http://www.eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com


To say that Eureka Springs is a colorful community is an understatement. There’s an overall creative vibe running through our historic arts village driven by more than 350 working artists in all mediums. During the month of May, we show it all off. Our 30th annual May Festival of the Arts is packed with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists – The White Street Walk.

Art of Wine

Fayetteville – Arkansas

June 8, 2017 – June 10, 2017

Admission: Tickets start at $80

Phone: 479-443-5600

Contact: Walton Arts Center

505 W. Spring St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701


It’s a celebration of the senses! Art of Wine features three days of enticing events with the opportunity to sample some of the world’s finest wines and an array of artfully crafted local cuisine in a unique atmosphere.

40th Annual Old Timers Day Arts & Crafts Festival

Van Buren – Arkansas

May 19, 2017 – May 21, 2017

Admission: Free

Phone: 580-467-6377

704 Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956

Website:  http://www.oldtownvanburen.com/


2017 welcomes the 40th Annual Old Timers Day Arts & Crafts Festival featuring hundreds of exhibitors from more than seven states covering six closed-off blocks on Historic Main Street. Carnival, food, and entertainment Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday, and Sunday. Arts & crafts Saturday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Event will be held rain or shine.