Easter is fast approaching, and Chicago is the perfect city for fun things to do with the family for this special springtime holiday. The Windy City is a great city any time of the year, but when you throw in a holiday, it is even better.
There’s a host of parks to visit, restaurants where you can dine for the holiday, and Easter-specific events to make your visit to Chicago picture-perfect.
Get Your Easter Egg Hunt on and More
A memorable, fun-filled Easter celebration is waiting for you at a Chicago park. The PDNA Annual South Loop Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 8, 2023. It takes place in Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens. Bring the entire family, from infants and teens to adults. The event is rain or shine and includes hunting for 15,000-plus Easter eggs (with candy or prizes inside), a petting zoo, sports games and activities, pinatas, prizes, treats, and a chance to visit with the Easter Bunny.
Celebrate the Easter holiday by running in the Run for Hope Easter Run Chicago, which starts at Lakefront Trails. There is a range of distances from which to choose. This Easter Run is a perfect way to spend the day outdoors for this spring holiday. You will receive a swag bag that is mailed directly to your home. It includes a t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and access to a virtual community of runners from all over the world.
Check Out Some Chicago Parks and Flowers
Chicago has many beautiful and exciting parks, and Easter is a perfect time to explore and spend the day at any one of them. Check out Millennium Park, with 24.5 acres across from Michigan Avenue. The park is a great destination for all seasons and features concerts and outdoor movies during the summer. “Millennium Park is a world leader of art and architecture in a public, outdoor, urban setting,” according to Millenniumparkfoundation.org - “invoking a sense of calm, refuge, and reflection, each visitor can indulge in a unique artistic experience with the opportunity to admire the Chicago skyline as a subtle backdrop.”
Lincoln Park is perfect for anyone who loves nature, so head over around Easter. The park has 1,188 acres and is around the lakefront. The park features the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Theatre on the Lake, a rowing canal, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, five playgrounds, and so much more. It’s a perfect spot to create your own Easter traditions.
Take in the Spring Flower Show: Bee’s Knees at the Garfield Park Conservatory’s 2023 Spring Flower Show through May 14, 2023. This year’s show, “Bee’s Knees” is a peek into the wondrous relationship between bees and blooms,” according to Garfield Conservatory. You’ll see spectacular spring bulbs, including daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths among others. “Empty observation and demo hives from GPC’s beekeeping program are set amongst the blooms, giving a glimpse into the world of a bee.”
More Easter Hunting and Easter Brunch
The Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch takes place in Franklin Park on April 8, 2023. The event goes from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Entry is free for this family-friendly event. You’ll enjoy brunch, egg hunt activities, fun games, and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. for ages 2 to 16 years old.
Spend Easter at the Lehmann Mansion on Easter Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Lake Villa. It’s fun for the entire family. You’ll search for more than 5,000 Easter eggs and the surprises inside. Brunch will be served, and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance for photos with the children.
The Tortoise Supper Club in downtown Chicago is a fabulous spot for Easter brunch. “The authentic Chicago supper club experience offers a lively jazz era feel, warm hospitality, and of course, the grand buffet,” according to the website. A Polaroid photographer is on-site for keepsake photos of you and your family.
For the adults, head on over to Raised, one of Chicago’s fine rooftop bars over Easter weekend. It’s an indoor/outdoor space and offers stunning views of Chicago. There’s also a private VIP greenhouse with views of the Chicago skyline, cabanas, a fire pit, couches, heaters, and more. The bar features signature cocktails, draft wine, and an extensive list of beers.
For the ultimate Easter dinner, take the Easter Premier Plus Dinner Cruise on the Chicago River. This two-hour dinner cruise features unbeatable views of the city. You’ll enjoy a three-course plated meal with entrees, salads, and desserts along with signature cocktails and specialty wines. Take in the views and the fresh air of springtime and enjoy onboard DJ entertainment. It’s a great way to indulge and enjoy the holiday on a cruise you won’t forget.
Chicago is bursting with activities and sights, along with delicious foods – a great mix where you can spend Easter with your loved ones and make some new memories for the holiday.