Tuesday, March 19, 2019

3rd Annual Great Chicago Egg Hunt in Maggie Daley Park 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2019


Chicago Park District and Medieval Times 
Shell Out Festive Fun at 
3rd Annual Great Chicago Egg Hunt in Maggie Daley Park


Everything it’s cracked up to be, this event – now in its third year – just keeps getting bigger and better!


Eggs mark the spot at Maggie Daley Park, as the Chicago Park District and Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament today announced plans for the 3rd annual Great Chicago Egg Hunt. The city-wide event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 19, on the park’s central lawn, for children ages 2-12. Check-in for pre-registered families and, pending availability, walk-up registration will begin at 9 a.m.

From hunting for more than 25,000 candy-filled eggs with the assistance of chivalrous Knights in full regalia, to photo opportunities with Medieval Times’ monarch, Queen Maria Isabella, the Great Chicago Egg Hunt is all it’s cracked up to be and more. Outside of four waves of colossal egg-hunting (10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.), families are invited to participate in interactive knights-in-training drills (for children ages 6-12), crafts, including donut decoration with Stan’s Donuts, story time with Big City Readers, entertainment by Mary Macaroni, games and more. Discounted tickets to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament performances will be available on-site for purchase.

In response to growing demand and back-to-back, sold-out egg hunts, this year’s registration cap has been raised to 1,500 children. Advance registration is highly recommended and available at maggiedaleypark.com. The registration fee is $10 per child, when purchased in advance online, and $15 on-site, day-of. Walk-up registration will be limited and cash-only.

“The Chicago Egg Hunt garners massive interest from families throughout the greater Chicago area, with each year building upon the successes of those previous, said Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Michael P. Kelly. “We’re thrilled to partner with Medieval Times to transform the park into a truly unique and memorable experience that brings families together.”

For additional information regarding The Great Chicago Egg Hunt, presented by Medieval Times and Maggie Daley Park, visit maggiedaleypark.com or call (312) 552-3000. Maggie Daley Park is located at 337 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Parking is available in the Millennium Lakeside Garage, accessible from South Columbus Drive, or at metered spaces on upper Randolph Street.


About Chicago Park District
The Chicago Park District is celebrating its 85th year anniversary, and is the 2014 Gold Medal Award winner, recognized for excellence in park and recreation management across the nation. For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 8,800 acres of parkland, more than 600 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 12 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, nearly 50 nature areas, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling, 312/742.PLAY. 

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About Medieval Times
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament was founded in 1977 in Spain. It launched in North America in 1983 and has since opened nine castles across the United States and in Toronto, Canada, entertaining more than 69 million guests over the past 34 years. Medieval Times’ Schaumburg, Ill., castle, which opened in 1991, is the only entertainment venue of its type in the Midwest. Medieval Times is located at 2001 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, Ill. For tickets, visit www.medievaltimes.com/chicago

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