THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Eggs and Bunnies in Abundance, Oh My!

Happy Easter (and Passover) to those who are celebrating!  Chicago has you covered this weekend with plenty of egg hunts and bunny-themed events to get you in a festive mood. Let’s get Hopping!!

Celebrate and get egg-cited at the return of the Easter Egg-Stravaganza this Saturday (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) at the Lincoln Park Zoo (2234 N. Cannon St.) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.  This special holiday event features a basket full of fun family activities that include egg hunts for different age groups, free carousel and train rides, outdoor games, photos with the Easter Bunny and other spring characters, plus music to get you hopping!  Click the link above for the schedule of events as well as the Egg Hunt details.  Also, guests are required to bring their own baskets or bags for egg hunting since none will be provided.

Come celebrate Easter at Gallagher Way (3635 N. Clark St.) in the Wrigleyville neighborhood for their Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday (11 a.m.-1 p.m.).  Bring your family and pets to meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy face painters and hunt for eggs!  There will be two Egg Hunt sessions at 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. with a maximum of 250 kids allowed to participate in each hunt.  This event is free; however, each child must have an Eventbrite ticket to participate in the Egg Hunt.  Click the link above for the Egg Hunt rules.  By the way, be on the lookout for the golden eggs which are redeemable for a special gift!!

Spring into the season with great swag and 80’s vibes at the Bunny Rock Chicago 5K and Kids Egg Dash this Saturday at Montrose Harbor (4400 N. Lake Shore Dr.) in the Uptown neighborhood.  Bring the kids along to this festive Easter event and run through a course that begins and ends at Montrose Harbor.  After the race, kids ages 2-10 can take part in an egg hunt, enjoy a petting zoo, or line up to have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny.  Plus, all 5K participants will receive bunny ears, neon sunglasses, a dri-fit unisex long sleeve ¼ zip, race bib, free photos, and a finisher medal while the Kids Egg Dash participants will receive bunny ears, neon sunglasses, basket, race bib, free photos, and lots of eggs!!

It’s time again for some Easter Bunny Bingo: Jesus, Resurrection & Peeps! this Saturday (8 p.m.-10 p.m.) at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.  It’s a crazy night with Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, filled with Easter trivia, audience interaction, and a wacky contest all built around the concept of sin!  And you’ll actually play some bingo!!

We all could use more time with family and friends to relax and enjoy a delicious meal.  Whether you’re celebrating Easter or Passover, here are some Chicago spots for Easter and Passover Specials this year to enjoy!!

And, for all the diehard baseball fans, the Chicago White Sox are hosting the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:10 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field (333 W. 35th St.) in the Bridgeport neighborhood.  You’ll have to bundle up though for the cooler temps!

Enjoy Your Holiday Weekend!!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago