20+ FREE Family Friendly Events in April for Southeastern Wisconsin!

There's a sensory-friendly event on April 7!

March 31, 2019

It is finally starting to feel like Spring here in Southeastern WI, and that means we’re all itching to get out into our community! There are plenty of [free] events going on for you and your kids to enjoy together this month. 

Museum Free Days

  • Wednesday, April 3rd (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.) - Free First Wednesday @ Villa Terrace
    • Experience beautiful art and architecture at this Milwaukee gem.
  • Thursday, April 4th (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) - Meijer Free First Thursday @ The Milwaukee Art Museum
    • Your family can explore history and beauty as they walk through the museum - for free!
  • Thursday, April 4th (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.) - Kohl’s Thank You Thursdays @ The Milwaukee Public Museum
    • All participants receive free entry to the museum.
  • Thursday, April 4th (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - Free First Thursday @ The Mitchell Park Domes
    • To enjoy free admission for this event, you must have proof of Wisconsin residency.
  • Thursday, April 18th (5 p.m. - 8 p.m.) - Neighborhood Night @ Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
    • Enjoy countless free kids activities and special creativity workshops.

Easter Celebrations

  • Sunday, April 7th (9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) - Caring Bunny @ Southridge Mall
    • The Mall is partnering with Autism Speaks to host a sensory friendly event for children on all spectrums of special needs. The event will take place before the mall opens, and include other sensory friendly details. 
  • Saturday, April 13th (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) - Easter Egg Hunt @ Centennial Evangelical Lutheran Church
    • Come for a day of family fun with an egg hunt, games, crafts, and more! There will also be free lunch, but you must register ahead of time! 
  • Saturday, April 13th (10 a.m. start) - Easter Egg Hunt @ Hart Park
    • Join the Wauwatosa Village Neighborhood Association for an egg hunt, and kids activities!
  • Thursday, April 18th (3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) - WDC & St. Camillus Easter Egg Hunt @ Wauwatosa Day Care & Learning Center
    • All are welcome at this Easter egg hunt!
  • Friday, April 19th (2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.) - WDC Easter Egg Hunt @ Wauwatosa Day Care & Learning Center
    • All are welcome at this Easter egg hunt!
  • Saturday, April 20th (9 a.m. start) - 2019 Spring Eggstravaganza @ Riverside Park
    • Join the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association in the Children’s Play area of the park for an egg hunt of several thousand eggs!
  • Saturday, April 20th (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) - 2019 Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Milwaukee Lutheran High School
    • This event for kids 12 and under features inflatables, carnival games, and a hunt for 10,000 Easter eggs - all for free!
  • Saturday, April 20th (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) - Easter Egg Hunt with East Allis Neighborhood Association @ Liberty Heights Park
  • Saturday, April 20th (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.) - Free Pictures With the Easter Bunny @ Greendale Gift of Wings
    • Join the shop for crafts and storytime!
  • Sunday, April 21st (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) - Spring Family Event @ Boerner Botanical Gardens
    • There will be seasonal crafts and children’s activities. The Easter Bunny will be there from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.!
  • Here's a full list of easter egg hunt events in the area.

Other Family Fun Events!

  • Saturday, April 6th (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) - Spring Market 2019 @ Zoofari Conference Center
    • This is the second annual craft and vendor fair!
  • Tuesday, April 9th (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) - Family Fun Night: National Library Week @ Oak Creek Public Library
    • This event is geared toward ages 5-10, and will have many themed activities for National Library Event!
  • Thursday, April 11th (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.) - Pupparazzi @ The Iron Horse Hotel
    • Do you have a special pup in your life, or maybe even looking for a new addition! Check out this event where you can get free dog photos, free puppuccinos (with purchase), and see super cute dogs for adoption from the Elmbrook Humane Society!
  • Saturday, April 13th (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - Spring Craft and Vendor Fair @ Cudahy Family Library
    • Visit for lots of fun vendors and crafts! There will also be sled dogs to meet from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.!
  • Saturday, April 27th (4 p.m. - 8 p.m.) - Downtown Racine Art Walk @ 100 Monument Square
    • Take part in the vibrant Downtown Racine art community! Over 20 art galleries and studios will take part in the event, full of hands-on activities, meeting new artists, and experiencing the beauty of Racine! 
  • Saturday, April 27th (9am-3pm) - Craft Fair Hosted by Milwaukee’s Garden District @ MCFI (Milwaukee Center for Independence)
    • Take the kids out for a day full of crafts from 30 vendors, free face painting, a bake sale, and more! Kids 15 and under are free; everyone else is $1 and it is a donation to the Community Gardens!
  • Saturday, April 27th (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.) - 8th Earth Day Celebration Presented by Milwaukee Riverkeeper @ Estabrook Park
    • There will be awesome live music, and lots of nonprofits present for environmental education! This is a great way to get your kids involved in eco-friendly activities!
  • Sunday, April 28th (10am-3:30pm) - Comic Convention and Toy Show @ New Berlin Ale House
    • Kids are free at this fun family event! See lots of comic and toy vendors.