Easter Events in Philly

Hunt eggs, brunch with the Easter Bunny, and celebrate spring at these fun events.

From egg hunts to visits with the Easter Bunny, we’ve rounded up safe ways to celebrate Easter in Philly (and at home), so let’s hop to it!

Easter Scavenger Hunt in Dilworth Park

March 27, 11 am

1 S. 15th St.

 

Children are invited to participate in an Easter-themed scavenger hunt, featuring an appearance by the Bunny! Be sure to mask up and follow Dilworth Park’s safety guidelines.

Easter Egg Roll at Dare to Imagine Church

March 27, 11 am

6610 Anderson St.

 

Kids ages 12 and under are invited to have fun, play some games, and of course find eggs!

Skate with the Easter Bunny

March 31; noon, 3:30 pm, and 6:30 pm

7017 Roosevelt Blvd.

 

Go skating with the Easter Bunny, and get your photo taken with him too! Choose from three different timeslots.

Hawthornes Easter Bunny Brunch

April 3 and 4

738 S. 11th St.

 

Hawthornes and Pivot Coffee are hosting their first-ever Hawthornes Easter Bunny Brunch with seating in their festive spring-decorated bubbles, on the sidewalk, and in the heated covered tent. Snap some family photos with the Easter Bunny, himself! Fun specials include Bunny Pancakes, Bunny Scramble, and carrot cake pancakes; plus fun spins on cocktails like “Bunny Marys” and Carrot Juice Mimosas for the grown-ups. Reservations required online for $10 per person (food and drink are pay-as-you-go).

Easter at Frankford Hall

April 3 and 4, 11 am–1:45 pm

1210 Frankford Ave.

 

Come for the Easter Bunny, fun crafts courtesy of Primp and Play, and some special menu additions!

The Hop-A-Long Trail at Franklin Square

April 3, 11 am — 1 pm

200 N. Sixth St.

 

The Hop-A-Long Trail puts a socially distanced, investigative twist on a traditional Easter egg hunt. Kids age 10 and under will bring their own baskets, and start at the Great Lawn where they will get a map to guide them to their Easter eggs. Capacity is limited and tickets are timed in order to have fun safely. Tickets are not available at the park, so be sure to buy them in advance.

Campbell Square Easter Egg Hunt

April 3, 11 am

Belgrade St. and E. Allegheny Ave.

 

Hop on over to Campbell Square to see what treats the Easter Bunny may have left! Free event for the first 40 children ages 0 -12. First come, first served.

Liberti Church Northeast Easter Egg Hunt

April 3, 11 am

10100 Jamison Ave.

 

All kids up to 11 years old are invited to join a free Easter egg hunt at Liberti.  Check-in will begin at 10:30 am, and the hunt starts at 11 am. Masks are required for everyone 5 and up, and all eggs are pre-packaged with non-food items like stickers and small toys. The Easter Bunny will also be there!

Easter Egg Hunt in FDR Park

April 3, 11 am—12:30 pm

20th St. and Pattison Ave.

  

Bring your own basket for a free Easter egg hunt hosted by 1st Police District-PDAC.

Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Favors and Flavors

April 3, 1 pm

1800 E. Passyunk Ave.

 

Bring your own camera, and stop by this East Passyunk confectionery to take free photos with the Easter Bunny (and pick up some last minute treats, too).

Easter Cruise

April 4, noon

Spirit of Philadelphia, boarding from Penn’s Landing

 

Take a cruise with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline, on board music and entertainment, a buffet meal, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny for boarding photos. Book online.

Food and Treats for Home

If you’re celebrating at home, or are looking for some extra special treats to fill your basket, so many local businesses are doing takeout and delivery Easter menus and confections. Here are just a few.

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz

 

DiBruno Brothers

1730 Chestnut St. and 930 S. Ninth St.

 

A package for six people includes your choice of entree, appetizer, sides, and dessert. Add on more sides, appetizers, wine, and even flowers! Order by March 30 if you’re looking for the full catering menu. But I’m going to be honest with you: I may talk a good game and give you all these plan-ahead options, but you’ll most likely find me at DiBruno’s on the day before a holiday. So, if you’re late to order a whole package, chances are you can find some a la carte items in the Rittenhouse location’s prepared food section and bakery. In addition to meals you don’t have to cook, they have adorable spring-themed cakes, cupcakes, gourmet chocolates, flowers, wine, and even themed gift boxes on site, so you can’t really go wrong.

Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair: Easter Edition

April 3, noon–4 pm

East Market, 1100 Market St.

 

The Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair is a women-led initiative to promote Philadelphia-based and female-run hospitality businesses affected by the pandemic by way of traveling, socially-distanced food markets. On April 3, you can get all your Easter (and Passover) goodies from top local female chefs, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs supporting each other. Visit Sisterly Love on Instagram for a full list of vendors as the event gets closer.

Cry Baby Pasta

627 S. Third St.

 

Takeout Easter options at Cry Baby Pasta include pasta kits, spring quiche,  and gorgeous treats like macarons and a whole Pastel Easter Cake with multicolored layers. Pickup by April 3.

Thirsty Dice (and Help a Neighbor in Need!)

1642 Fairmount Ave.

 

Order an Easter dinner for your family and a neighbor in need from Thirsty Dice through the Spring Garden Civic Association. Menu options include a dinner for two ($50) or four ($95) featuring pineapple and brown sugar glazed ham with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, dinner rolls with butter and berry compote turnover with Bassett’s French Vanilla Ice Cream. Or you can choose dinner for two ($65) or four ($125) with roasted lamb chops with mint chimichurri, tomato infused couscous, lemon-pepper asparagus, dinner rolls with honey-butter and berry compote with Bassett’s French Vanilla Ice Cream. Visit springgardencdc.com and click the donate button and then select “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” from the drop-down menu to donate any amount. Once the donations are in, Spring Garden Civic Association will purchase the meals and contact families in need to arrange delivery. Order deadline is March 31; pick up on April 3.

Garces Easter Sunday Dinner

Order by Wednesday, March 31 for pick up or delivery April 2–4

Pick-up at The Olde Bar (125 Walnut St.)

 

Garces Trading Company presents a traditional, at-home Easter dinner for $55-75 per person (minimum 2 people). Available in heat and serve, or ready to eat, the menu includes choice of sliced Pineapple-Glazed Ham with Golden Raisin Mustard Sauce or Kofta Spice-Rubbed Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate Glaze. Served with family-style portions of Ensalada Verde, Garlic Mozzarella Mashed Potatoes, Honey Turmeric Carrots, Judias Verdes, and individual Hot Cross Buns and Lemon Blueberry Tarts. Pick up from Garces Trading Company’s ghost kitchen and virtual marketplace operating out of The Olde Bar in Old City at 125 Walnut Street.

Devon Seafood Grill

225 S. 18th St.

 

Devon’s Easter Family Style Carryout Kits include entrees (Surf & Turf Sampler or Spiral Glazed Ham), starter, sides, and dessert ready to be reheated (with easy at-home instructions). You can even add on cocktails! Pick-up hours for carryout kits are Saturday, April 3 during normal business hours and Sunday, April 4 by noon (you’ll set your pick-up time when you order). Devon is also doing a $49 prix fixe dine-in menu on Easter.

Madison K Cookies

800 N. Second St.

 

 

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Quickly becoming our favorite spot for sugar-coated extravagance, Madison K Cookies has so many incredible options for Easter. From cookie platters to custom bunny cookies that look like your dog (seriously) and beyond, you’re bound to find something unique and delicious at this NoLibs shop.

Shane Confectionery

110 Market St.

 

Whether you want chocolate bunnies or something a little more ornate, you can order special Easter treats from Philly favorite Shane Confectionery in Old City, including their famous Buttercream Eggs. You can also pick up chocolate bunnies and other spring-themed delights.

Isgro Pastries

1009 Christian St.

 

In addition to their fabulous cakes and desserts, you can find traditional braided Easter Bread (pane di pasqua) in many sweet varieties. Available for delivery or pickup.

Aurora Grace Chocolates 

517 S. Fifth St.

 

 

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Baskets, bonbons, and festive breakable chocolates– oh my! Aurora Grace never disappoints with their candy masterpieces. If you have your heart set on something particular, be sure to order by March 31 for pickup from April 2–4. Or you can stop by their shop (or Rittenhouse Farmer’s Market on April 3) and try your luck with their selection that day (which, let’s be honest, is probably also fantastic).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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