Hop Over to These Easter Happenings
Easter Fun for the Fam at Events Across Philly
April showers may bring May flowers but they won’t dampen the Easter fun at these holiday-themed family events.
Now-April 15, various times
The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
This musical show allows little ones to help find the Easter Bunny’s eggs. Along the way, the Easter Bunny meets up with Peter Rabbit and Little Bunny FooFoo to help find the eggs and save Easter. The Easter Bunny will be available for individual pictures with VIP ticket holders or an extra cost to general admission attendees after the show.
Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 17
South Street Headhouse District, around 2nd and South Streets
Everyone can join in this egg-celent hunt for 50+ eggs designed by local artists, CAPA students, and SSHD business owners. These eggs will be hidden in store fronts and windows throughout the district. Find an egg, post a pic to social media, and you can be entered to win $50 gift cards and/or a grand prize of a basket valued at $1,000.
Saturday, April 9, 8:30 AM
Dave & Buster’s, 1995 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia
Wake up for breakfast with the Easter Bunny for a buffet that’s more than just carrots. There are two packages available for the brunch and photo opp: one with an arcade “Power Card”, and one without. Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket for this fun, festive event.
Saturday, April 9, 10 AM
FDR Park, 2000 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia
Kids up to 12 years old can enjoy a free Easter egg hunt, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny, and more. Sponsored by City Life Christian Church in South Philly. Free.
Saturday, April 9, 10 AM
Thomas Mitchell Playground, 3694 Chesterfield Road, Philadelphia
This free Easter Egg hunt for children ages 1-10 features over 2,000 easter eggs filled with candy, toys, and other surprises! Kids can also meet Peter Cottontail himself, and take pix with him, and their parents can participate in a basket raffle.
Saturday, April 9, 1 PM
The Stenton Museum, 4601 North 18th Street, Philadelphia
Head over to the Stenton Museum to dye eggs, find eggs, and have fun with arts and crafts. Face painting for kids, too! Registration required as space is limited; masks required inside.
Sunday, April 10, 11 AM
Northwestern Stables, 120 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia
This fundraising event in the Wissahickon features an egg hunt, mini-riding lessons, and furry friends, including a cotton-tailed friend.
Sunday, April 10, 2 PM
Cliveden Park, 6415 Musgrave Street, Philadelphia
Kids can enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at this park in East Mt Airy that encompasses an entire city block and features a bridge, a jungle gym, and benches along the walking path. There will also be food and the opportunity to meet community Leaders. Registration required and volunteers needed; call 267-800-7725.
Sunday, April 10, 2 PM
American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia
The traditional Easter week in Sweden lasts from Thursday to Monday and kicks off with a trick or treat-like candy hunt. Children dress up as Easter witches with long skirts, headscarves, painted red cheeks, and freckles and go from house to house wishing people happy Easter. This afternoon drop-in program will feature crafts, and a traditional egg hunt. Free for members and children 2 years and under, $10 per non-member, pay at the door.
The Southeast Youth Athletic Association’s 2022 Easter Carnival
Wednesday, April 13-Saturday, April 23, various times
7th & Packer Baseball Field, 633 Packer Ave, Philadelphia
Celebrate Easter with the whole family at this fun-filled carnival. Expect carnival treats, rides, games and prizes. Admission to the fair is $2 per person at the ticket booth, and free for little ones under 36″ inches tall. Prices vary by number of ride tickets; Wristbands are not sold on Easter Sunday, April 17.
Friday, April 15, 11 AM
Hudson Table 1001 N 2nd St Unit 01, Philadelphia
This mommy-n-me Easter spectacular features egg dying with the added bonus of paints and stickers, and Spring-themed cookie decorating. A $50 registration includes a spot for one adult, up to two children, a basket of a dozen eggs to dye, and four spring themed cookies to decorate
Saturday, April 16, 11 AM
Franklin Square, 200 North Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Dress in an Easter bonnet and bring a basket to follow the Hop-A-Long Trail and receive Easter eggs for children 10 and under. This free event requires registration prior to the event. Once there, enjoy a great playground, book a round of mini-golf, and get a top-notch shake at Square Burger.
Saturday, April 16, 12:30 PM
Autism Rec Center, 1140 South 26th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Easter party and egg hunt for autistic children. Children will build their own Easter baskets and hunt for eggs and prizes. Attendees can also enjoy games and grab lunch from a food stand. Free.
Saturday, April 16, 2:30 PM
Calvary Christian Church, 6000 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia
This 15-minute, fun-filled Easter egg hunt on the church lawn features eggs filled with treats and toys. The event will also have music, raffles, and more. Masks and registration required.
Lead photograph courtesy of East Passyunk Avenue.