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Remember hunting Easter eggs with your siblings or cousins, mowing them down so you could crack open the biggest pile of sugary loot?

Well, you’ve grown up now. But have you really? What could be more fun than inviting your siblings, cousins and friends to an adults-only egg hunt?

Easter is April 21, so there’s still time for hunting fun. Most hunts are for ages 21 and up, and check for ticket availability before you put on your bonnet and head out the door.


Search Memorial Park and beyond for Easter eggs and prizes. The hunt will be held rain or shine. Bring a basket and a flashlight.

When Registration is 7:30-8:15 p.m., hunt begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday • Where Memorial Park, 8600 Strassner Drive, Brentwood • How much $15 at the event • More info

Columbia, Ill.

Bring a bag or basket and a flashlight for this adult-only “rotten egg” hunt for deals and prizes. Food trucks will be on site, and wine and beer will be available for purchase.

When Food and drink at 6:30 p.m., hunt begins at 8 p.m. April 26 • Where Bolm-Schuhkraft City Park, 200 North Evergreen Lane, Columbia, Ill. • How much $10 • More info


Hunt for more than 1,000 prize-winning eggs, and enjoy light refreshments at this hunt in Eureka. Guests can bring food and beverages, but please do not bring glass. Bring your own basket and flashlight.

When 7-9 p.m. Saturday (rain date is April 20) • Where William F. “Bud” Weber Community Center, Legion Park, 333 Bald Hill Road, Eureka • How much Free with donation of nonperishable food item • More info


Go to the fields of the Ferguson Community Center to hunt for eggs, 30 of which are filled with tickets that can be redeemed for prizes. Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended.

When 7:30 p.m. April 19 • Where Ferguson Community Center, 1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson • How much $8 for residents, $10 for nonresidents • More info 314-521-4661;


Enjoy free beer and win prizes including restaurant gift cards, wine, liquor, lottery and Cardinals tickets. This inaugural event benefits the Francis Howell Central girls lacrosse team, and sales of food, soda and water will benefit the Lion’s Club of Harvester. Bring your own basket and flashlight.

When 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 19 • Where Harvester Lions Club, 4835 Central School Road, Harvester • How much $25 • More info


Bring your own flashlight and basket, and search White Birch Park for thousands of eggs, some of which are redeemable for special prizes. Bring your own beverages (no glass), coolers and lawn chairs; a DJ will play music. This event will be held rain or shine.

When 7 p.m. registration, hunt around 8 p.m. Friday • Where White Birch Park, 1186 Teson Road, Hazelwood • How much $12 for resident, $15 for nonresident • More info

Jefferson Barracks

Search the 250 acres of Jefferson Barracks Park by flashlight to hunt for eggs that can be redeemed for prizes, which have included cash, Cardinals tickets and TVs. Food trucks will be on site, and the event will be held rain or shine.

When 8-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday • Where Jefferson Barracks Park, 345 North Road • How much $10, tickets limited • More info 314-615-5572;


Bring refreshments, a flashlight and a basket to enjoy this egg hunt at Schroeder Park. After you hunt and win prizes, enjoy time with friends at a bonfire. This is co-hosted by the parks and recreation departments in Manchester, Ballwin and Ellisville.

When 7:30 p.m. Friday • Where Paul A. Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester • How much $12 • More info

Maryland Heights

Bring a basket and flashlight, and hunt for eggs to win prizes donated by local businesses. Outside food and drinks are welcome, but don’t bring glass.

When Check in at 7 p.m., hunt begins at dusk Saturday • Where Vago Park, 2700 Fee Fee Road, Maryland Heights • How much $12 for community center members, $13 for residents, $15 for nonresidents • More info 314-738-2599;

St. Charles

Each participant will collect eggs good for a range of prizes, including one grand-prize winner. Entry fee includes eggs and two tickets for draft beer or soda. Bring your own bucket and flashlight.

When Registration begins at 7:30 p.m., hunt is 8-10 p.m. April 19 • Where Wapelhorst Park, 1875 Muegge Road, St. Charles • How much $20, pre-registration required • More info

3rd Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt in Forest Park

Morgan Casey of IDream Entertainment addresses the crowd before the 3rd Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt in Forest Park on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Photo by Jon Gitchoff

St. Louis

The inaugural Throop Park hunt, hosted by the Young Friends of the Humane Society of Missouri, benefits the Animal Cruelty Fund. Enjoy a beverage of your choice, and buy additional food and drinks from food trucks. Please leave the kids and pets at home.

When 4-7 p.m. Saturday • Where Throop Park, across from the Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Avenue • How much $20 • More info

Bring a flashlight and a basket for this after-dark hunt in Forest Park, where more than 4,000 hidden eggs can be traded for prizes such as gift certificates, cash, adult beverages and coupons. This fourth annual event is run by IDream Ent.

When 7-10 p.m. April 20 • Where Forest Park, exact location given to ticketholders • How much $25-$35 • More info

Win prizes including electronics, beer, wine, scratch-off lottery tickets, mini-bottles of liquor, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, candy and Cardinals tickets. Dress in your Easter best (dresses, hats and bow ties), and stick around for an after-party and petting zoo with ducklings, piglets, bunnies, alpacas, and goats and lambs wearing pajamas. Ages 21 and up.

When 1 p.m. April 20 • Where Stone Shelter, Tower Grove Park • How much $15 per person, $55 for a group of four • More info

Shrewsbury, Kirkwood, Webster Groves

Bring your adult beverages, basket and flashlight to find eggs filled with goodies and prizes. This event, held rain or shine, is co-sponsored by Kirkwood, Shrewsbury and Webster Groves.

When 8:30 p.m. Friday • Where Wehner Park, 7600 Hazel Avenue, Shrewsbury • How much • $10 • More info 314-647-1003;

Sunset Hills

Hunt eggs and have the chance to win prizes — or at least hop away with some candy. Bring your own drinks and a flashlight.

When Check-in at 7:45 p.m., hunt begins around 8 p.m. April 19 • Where Athletic Complex, 13555 West Watson Road • How much $10 • More info

Valerie Schremp Hahn is a features writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.