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PHOTOS: Families kick off Easter weekend with Bunny Bash

Lots of laughs, smiles and even a few tears were on display at the Tourist Information Center on Friday as the Parks and Rec and Visit Bemidji kicked off Easter weekend with its annual Bunny Bash.

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Children pose for a photo with the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI — Lots of laughs, smiles and even a few tears were on display at the Tourist Information Center on Friday as the city of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department and Visit Bemidji kicked off Easter weekend with its annual Bunny Bash.

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A child visits with the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer

Attendees were also able to have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny — most children willingly ran up and sat with the Easter Bunny, while others had to be bribed with toys and candy.

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A child sheds a few tears in the midst of his visit with the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer

"Get the family dressed up in your best spring outfits for a cute photo with the Easter Bunny," a release announcing the event said. "Many springtime activities will be happening at the Bunny's Burrow."

The family event continues until 4 p.m. Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, offering activities and games for children, along with coloring, Easter-themed crafts and bunny photos.

Parents can beat the lines for the photos by signing up online for a time slot by visiting www.ci.bemidji.mn.us.

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This event is free to attend, bunny photos cost $10 for three. For more information, call (218)-333-1862.

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Attendees make crafts during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Children receive toys from the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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A child visits with the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Children pose for a photo with the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Siblings pose for a photo with the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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A child poses for a photo with the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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A child poses for a photo with the Easter Bunny during a Bemidji Parks and Recreation Bunny Bash event on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Tourist Information Center.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer

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