Egg-cellent Easter Activities to Egg-perience
Growing up, once Thanksgiving and Christmas were over, I was always waiting for the next holiday. Once I saw the spring pastel colors and dye kits for Easter eggs hit the shelves, I would get egg-cited because this was the clue that Easter is right around the corner. Like other religious holidays, Easter is a holiday that is celebrated in both secular and religious ways. In several cities and communities, certain religious aspects of the holiday are combined with other more colorful and vibrant activities from Easter bunny visits to egg-citing Easter egg hunts. We have compiled a list of some the most interesting and fun Easter activities that you should try and egg-perience in 2019.
New York City, New York
If you enjoy over the top homemade costumes and head pieces, then look no further. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival in New York City is the place for you! From 10 am to 4 pm on Easter Sunday, thousands of people gather at Fifth Avenue to show off their elaborate Easter outfits, with some even dressing up their dogs! You are more then welcome to join, but there is just one rule: Make your costume and head pieces as Instagram worthy as possible! Most participants will congregate near St. Patrick’s Cathedral; however, people will pop in and out of church services and the festive Easter fun to shop or visit restaurants along Fifth Avenue (which is still fun to do in my opinion).
Keep in mind that parking in New York City is one of the most expensive in the nation so try to find alternative modes of transportation if possible! If you are planning to drive, Way can help find New York City parking deals and parking reservations to guarantee your New York City parking space and other cities across the nation.
San Francisco, California
Showcasing the diverse community of San Francisco and some of Union Street’s best restaurants, is the 28th Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade. From 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday April 21st, you can egg-perience this wonderful, wacky, elegant, and fabulous San Francisco event! With plenty of activities for all ages including Mrs. Rabbit’s Family Hat Garden, photos with the Easter Bunny, pony rides, a petting zoo, and the Easter Bonnet Decoration Contest, everyone is sure to have a blast! The Easter Parade takes place at 2 pm and allows all Easter goers to participate for free, just make sure to sign up ahead of time to not miss out.
One of the most welcoming signs of Spring is Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. Everywhere you look, you’ll see flowers bursting with colorful blooms as Epcot takes their grounds to the next level, featuring your favorite Disney characters as giant topiaries. Epcot also have the Eggstravaganza Scavenger Hunt, one of the most egg-citing egg hunts in America, where you can search for Disney character-themed eggs. The Eggstravaganza Scavenger Hunt is also the perfect place to test out your Easter egg hunting skills! If you are not sure what to do for Easter this year and are itching to use your annual pass, then head over to Disney’s Epcot as it is one of the most magical times of the year to create memorable memories you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Los Angeles, California
The Easter annual event held in downtown Los Angeles, Easter Fest, gives a real taste to traditional Easter activities. Featuring several egg hunts, arts and crafts stations, bounce houses, face painting and more! The Easter Fest event benefits the community by having all proceeds donated to the homeless children of downtown Los Angeles, so you can have fun and feel good at the same time. Going to the Easter Fest event also gives you the opportunity to hop on over to the Bunny museum located in nearby Altadena, home to thousands of bunny-themed items, a bunny library, and live bunnies whom you must bring treats for in order to gain admission.
If you are looking for Egg Hunts with less traditional themes for Easter this year, then Chicago is the place to travel. Two days before Easter, you can have a blast at a Medieval-themed Easter egg hunt in Maggie Daley Park at the Great Chicago Egg Hunt. The Great Chicago Egg Hunt features egg hunts with over 25,000 candy-filled eggs, knights-in-training drills, arts and crafts stations, games and more! The Great Chicago Egg Hunt even have a Doggie Egg Hunt for those who cannot live without traveling with their furry family members at Horney Park. On top of super dog friendly Doggie Egg Hunt, your furry companion can strut their stuff at the doggie parade. Sounds like a wooferful doggie Easter day.
Most events will be packed and hectic and our tip is to reserve your parking space ahead of time with Way. Avoid all the traffic and stress of hunting for parking when you reserve your parking space. It’s a day for Easter egg hunts not parking space hunts! With that being said, this sums up our list of egg-cellent Easter activities that the US has to offer this year. No matter where you choose to go and what you choose to do, have fun celebrating Easter! Happy hunting!