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Easter Fun in Philadelphia

Gather up your bunnies and get ready to hop around to the Easter fun happening across the city.

From egg hunts to bowling with the Bunny and Easter brunch at the zoo, there are lots of ways to celebrate in the city this year. Grab your basket and go!

Egg Hunts

East Passyunk Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 11 am — 1 pm

East Passyunk Avenue serves as the hub of this annual South Philly Easter event. Hunts take place at 11 am, noon, and 1 pm for specific age groups and bags (with craft supplies to decorate them) are provided for the hunt. The Easter Bunny joins in on the fun and families can also stroll the avenue for kid-friendly brunches and lunches.

Glen Foerd Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 10 am — 1 pm

Glen Foerd on the Delaware River hosts a springtime Saturday event with an egg hunt, the Easter Bunny, children’s crafts, and treats. The Settlement Music School will host a music workshop at noon, and there will be music and instruments for kids to enjoy throughout the whole day. The cost is $8 per child.

PAWS Discovery Farm Egg Hunt

April 8 and 9, 10 am — 6 pm

This two-day event lets kids compete for prizes by finding eggs. Plus, check out the farm’s new crop of baby chickens.

American Swedish Historical Museum Easter Family Fun Day

April 9, 2 — 4 pm

Visit the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park for an afternoon of Swedish Easter traditions. The annual Easter Family Fun Day features Swedish Easter crafts, face painting, Easter witch dress-up, and an egg hunt. Children 2 and under are free and all other tickets are $10.

Awbury Arboretum Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 10 am — noon

This free event doesn’t require registration, and offers a great chance to explore this Northwest Philly gem. There will be refreshments for sale, too.

Franklin Square Great Egg Hunt

April 15, 11 am — 1 pm

Children 10 and under can take part in this annual tradition in historic Franklin Square. The hunt is free, but pre-registration is required and begins at 10:30 am. After the kids stuff their baskets with goodies, stay and ride the carousel and play a round of mini golf!

Stenton Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 1 — 3 pm

The historic Stenton house in Germantown hosts its annual Easter hunt, which also features natural egg dyeing, crafts, and games. The day is free but space is limited and you must register in advance. Best for children 10 and under. 

Penn Treaty Park Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 2 — 4 pm

Fishtown’s Easter event offers an afternoon full of fun for everyone. Highlights include a bounce house, games, face-painting, the Easter Bunny, and a photo booth, and a special egg hunt for the four-legged members of your family. Kids 1 — 11 are broken into age-specific categories. Pre-registration is required to participate in the egg hunt. 

Nest Center City Egg Hunt

April 15, 9 am — 2 pm

An indoor egg hunt that also features crafts, music, and snacks. Cost is $15 per child, which includes open play for the duration of the event.

Events and Brunches

Bowling with the Easter Bunny at Lucky Strike

April 8, noon — 3 pm

Hunt for eggs and do some bowling too. This Saturday event also includes photo ops with the Easter Bunny, games, and a lunch buffet. Call in advance to reserve a bowling lane. $15 per person.

Bunny Brunch at the Philadelphia Zoo

April 15 and 16

Hop on over to the Philadelphia Zoo to enjoy Easter Brunch with the Bunny. Brunch will include photos with the Bunny, an egg hunt, crafts, and animals. After brunch, guests can enjoy a day at the zoo. Tickets vary in price for members and non-members, and must be bought in advance.

Philadelphia Easter Promenade

April 16, 12:30 — 2 pm

Dress in your Easter best and head down to South Street for Philadelphia’s annual Easter Promenade. Join the parade and then stay for the fun, including the Easter bunny, best dressed contests, and live music. Restaurants will feature Easter brunches and deals.

Easter Cruises

April 16

Celebrate Easter on the Delaware on a Spirit of Philadelphia cruise. Both brunch and dinner will feature buffets, DJ entertainment, games, and dancing for the whole family to have a lively Easter Sunday.

 

Looking for the Easter Bunny on the Main Line? Click here to see our list. 

 

Photograph courtesy of the South Street Headhouse District. 

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