6 Easter Weekend Festivities in Philly

 

 Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

Where can you find (or avoid) the Easter Bunny this year? Here, we round up some of the city’s best Easter weekend to-dos: 

Philly Rabbit Run 5KShake it Off for Parkinson’s hosts a 5k walk/run/hop at the Philadelphia Zoo. Great for families or anyone who wants a little pre-ham exercise. Saturday, 4/19, 7 a.m., Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.

Camden Children’s Garden Brunch with Bunny: Hop across the river for a festive brunch at Camden’s Children’s Garden, catered by the Tortilla Press. In attendance will be the Easter Bunny, available for pictures and to share in activities like the Garden Carousel, an egg hunt, and arts and crafts. Saturday, April 19th, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., $25, Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive.

Easter at the Bellevue featuring the Easter Bunny:  Springs fluffiest guest of honor makes the rounds at the Bellevue Hotel, where kids can pose with the hopper. Be sure to post your picks with #BellevueBunny. Oh, and come back for Easter brunch the next day. Saturday,  April 19th, noon-2 p.m., Bellevue Philadelphia, Broad and Walnut streets.

Stenton Easter Egg Hunt: Historic Stenton opens up its grounds to young scavengers at its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Also scheduled are activities like natural-egg dyeing, arts and crafts, and games. Saturday, April 19th, 1 – 3 p.m., free, Stenton, 4601 North 18th Street.

South Street Headhouse District 83rd Annual Easter Promenade: Easter fun and Philly history come together in this longstanding spring festival. Kids can partake in Easter festivities like costume contests, a bunny hop, traditional treats, and live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band. Sunday, April 20th, 12:30 -2 p.m., free, Passayunk and South streets. 

Sister City Parks Plant Pop-Up: Sister City Parks celebrates Easter and the long-awaited spring with a pop-up plant and produce shop from Greensgrow Farms. It’s the perfect way to prep and stock up for Easter dinner. The kids can get their hands dirty, too, with a planting exercise designed for miniature green thumbs. Sunday, April 20th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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GayBINGO's Bingo-Verifying DIvas. Photo by Jeff Holder.

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