colorful painted eggs with happy easter letters on green background

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Egg-Stravaganzas Galore!

colorful painted eggs with happy easter letters on green background

Chicago is offering a delightful variety of events for an unforgettable Easter Weekend with plenty of egg hunts, appearances from the Easter Bunny, delectable brunches, festive events, and more.  Are you ready to hop to it?  Then let’s go!

Lincoln Park Zoo is being transformed into a wonderland of exploration and discovery for its Spring Egg-Stravaganza this Saturday (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) for its annual Easter celebration.  There’s plenty to do at this family-favorite event which features egg hunts in multiple zones for different age groups; photos with the Easter Bunny; live music by Mary Macaroni and the Impastas; outdoor games and activities; free carousel and train rides; and more.  It’s definitely not an ordinary egg hunt!

Bring your little bunnies and chicks to the South Loop Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday (12 p.m.-2 p.m.) at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens (1801 S. Indiana Ave.) for a day of fun.  This egg-cellent Easter celebration features over 15,000 eggs for the hunt with each egg containing a small prize or candy inside; an animal petting zoo; face painting; fun games and activities; amazing prizes to be won; tasty treats; and visits with the Easter Bunny!  Please note that your little bunnies and chicks need to bring their own Easter basket.

Wrigleyville’s best bars will be hosting an Adult Easter Egg Hunt Bar Hop this Saturday (11 a.m.-4 p.m.).  It’s time for the adults to unleash their inner child and hop from bar to bar sipping on adult beverages and hunting for Easter eggs.  A ticket includes entry to all participating bars, a free breakfast buffet, bunny ears, and gift cards to use on the crawl.  Scoot over kids, this one’s for the adults!

The Family Easter Cruise is offering a unique way to celebrate Easter this Saturday with two cruises (1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.) aboard a three-story, 140-foot luxury yacht departing from Burnham Harbor (1559 S. Lake Shore Dr.) in the South Loop.  Kids can enjoy festive fun as they hop around the dance floor with the Easter Bunny and show off their artistic skills at the paper Easter egg coloring station while the adults take in some amazing views as they sip on drinks from a fully stocked cash bar.  Experience Chicago’s beauty while cruising on Lake Michigan!

Step back in time at the Easter Vintage Eggstravaganza Fest this Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Patio Theater (6008 W. Irving Park Rd.) in the Portage Park neighborhood.  Experience the charm of this fest featuring vintage clothing, accessories, toys, art, home goods, and more from over 100 vintage, artisan, food and other vendors.  In addition, there’s an egg hunt inside the venue with surprises for those who find an egg as well as a live DJ.  Plus, if you RSVP on Eventbrite ahead of time, your admission is free; otherwise, it’s $5 at the door!

On Easter Sunday (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), bring the whole family to Time Out Market (916 W. Fulton Market) in the West Loop for their Easter Family Fun event.  It’s a day filled with egg-citing activities and delicious treats which include an Easter egg hunt on the 2nd floor, kids’ face painting, and photos with the Easter Bunny.  There’s something for everyone to enjoy at this special event!

Prefer taking the day off from cooking this Easter Sunday?  It’s not too late to make plans for a scrumptious Easter Day Brunch!

Hoppy Easter!!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago