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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.

South Street Egg Hunt 2023

March 16-April 9
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.

Easter Family Day

March 26, 2-4 pm
American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue


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. 

Easter Storytime

March 30, 4 pm
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Avenue


Northeast Regional Library is hosting an Easter storytime for families with young children, complete with egg dyeing and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

FDR Park Easter Egg Hunt

April 1, 10 am-1 pm
FDR Park, 2000 Pattison Avenue


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. 

The Stenton Easter Egg Hunt

April 1, 1-3 pm
The Stenton Museum, 4601 North 18th Street


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. 

Hippity Hoppity Horses

April 2, 10:30 am-12:30 am
Northwestern Stables, 120 West Northwestern Avenue


This fundraising event in the Wissahickon features an egg hunt, mini-riding lessons, and furry friends, including a cotton-tailed friend.

Easter Bunny HOP!

April 7
The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street


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. 

Good Friday Family Egg & Cookie Decorating

April 7, 11 am-12:30 pm
Hudson Table, 1001 N 2nd Street, Unit 01 


This family Easter spectacular features egg dying with the added bonus of paints and stickers, and Spring-themed cookie decorating. A $60 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.

Storytime: Easter

April 8, 9 am-4:30 pm
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic


Join the Please Touch Museum for a special Easter storytime, and search the Museum for pictures of Easter eggs hidden in their exhibits!

Awbury Spring Egg Hunt

April 8, 10 am-2 pm
Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Road


Gather at the Francis Cope House (1 Awbury Rd)  with your basket and wait for the signal to hunt for 2,000 candy-filled eggs hidden across the Awbury landscape. Also join for the seasonal reopening of AdventureWoods Natural Materials Playground.

Calvary Christian Church Egg Hunt

April 8, 1-4 pm
Calvary Christian Church, 6000 Roosevelt Boulevard


This fun-filled Easter egg hunt on the church lawn features eggs filled with treats and toys. Registration required.

South Street’s 90th Annual Easter Promenade

April 9, 12:30 pm
Kickoff at 5th & South Street


Spend Easter Sunday promenading down South Street where there will be family-friendly activities, Easter Bunny photo ops, brunch options, and a best dressed contest. The parade ends at Headhouse Plaza.


This article was updated by Eleanor Linafelt


Lead photograph by RODNAE Productions courtesy of Pexels

Philly born-and-raised (go Lancers!), Stef is a toddler and dog mom, nonprofit communications professional, and co-owner of 2StreetSammies food truck. As a freelance writer, she covers what she knows -- the trials and tribulations of parenting, as well as offers resources to help moms feel supported and hopefully, a little more sane! She also mentors young women, and volunteers for mission-driven causes to help make the city where she grew up a kinder and better place. Follow me on twitter @stefarck for parenting humor. You can also reach out with story ideas, comments, or just to say hi @ stef@familyfocus.org.