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Your Guide to Easter 2018

Posted on March 27, 2018

Easter Sunday falls on April 1 this year, which is the same day as April Fools. We’re not joking. We’re also not joking about all the special events that are available around the city. From hopping on an architecture river cruise to running for a cause, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect activity for you and your family. We’ve also picked out the best egg hunts and locations to take your picture with the Easter bunny.

1.CAF River Cruise

The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises kicks off its 2018 season on March 31, just in time for tourists and locals alike to enjoy the spectacular views of the city’s historic architecture. This relaxing 90-minute tour is perfect to kickstart your Easter weekend or to wind it down.

2. Easter Brunch

What’s Easter in Chicago without hitting up one (or multiple) brunch spots? Whether you’re out with friends or family, there’s a spot that will undoubtedly satisfy every taste bud. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba offers Spanish-inspired sweet & savory tapas and very crucial Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar.

3. Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Lincoln Park Zoo

Before indulging in brunch, you can warm up your appetite with some pancakes and bacon as you rub elbows with the Easter bunny at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This is perfect for children (or the adults who are children at heart) who will be able to take rides on the carousel and train, make crafts, hunt for eggs and take a stroll around the zoo.

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Pricing: $25/adults; $35/ages 2-15; free for ages 1 & under
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo (2001 North Clark Street)

4. Get in Easter Shape

If you’re looking for a tougher challenge for Easter, the Bunny Rock Chicago 5k and Egg Hunt may be the perfect activity to get your blood pumping. As competitors race throughout the course, there will be various activities available for families and kids of all ages, including taking a picture with the Easter bunny. And it’s also for a good cause.

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 9:00 am 5K Race Start
10:15 am Egg Hunt (Ages 2-10)
Pricing: $40-$45 (5k); $15-$20 (egg hunt)
Location: Montrose Harbor (601 W. Montrose Ave.)