As we roll into spring and the Edmonton Ice Castle slowly melts and fades into fond memories of the winter past, thoughts turn toward the warmer months and the egg-citement of the upcoming Easter celebrations.
Easter 2016 takes place on March 27th and there are plenty of fantastic and fun Easter celebrations to be had all over the fantastic City of Edmonton and surrounding areas. Many communities, churches and local businesses will be hosting Easter events throughout the city (we at Ryan Dutka Real Estate Solutions have even hosted our own Easter Egg Hunt) focusing on fun for the whole family where any-bunny can come out to celebrate and enjoy the (hopefully) spring-like weather and the promise of warmer weather to come. If you are looking for something to do around the Easter Holiday, and want to satisfy your craving for chocolate bunnies, why not hop in the car and take a quick trip to any of these Easter events and
Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm is hosting their 4th annual Hop Easter Festival taking place throughout the Easter weekend from Good Friday straight through to Easter Monday. Events include a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, crafts, bale mazes and petting farm complete with baby chicks and goats! More details can be found on the farm’s website here: www.prairiegardens.org
Fort Edmonton Park’s Sweet Treat offers the opportunity to “celebrate spring the Victorian way” with activities for the whole family including a pancake breakfast with all the fixings, a scavenger hunt and many traditional activities that you and the family can try including wool carding and seed planting. Each child leaves the park with a bag of goodies and there’s a rumor the Easter Bunny might show up for a surprise visit. For more information on this old-fashioned celebration, visit the Fort Edmonton website: www.fortemdontonpark.ca
John Walters Museum invites you and your family to join Mrs. Walter for a traditional 1920’s styled Easter. Go on a traditional egg hunt on the grounds, make a tasty pastry, learn how to weave a basket and colour eggs using traditional methods from days gone past. Registration is required as is adult supervision so make sure to check out the City of Edmonton’s website for more information: www.edmonton.ca
Edmonton Valley Zoo presents their EGG-stravagant Easter event with hands-on experiments, crafts, a touch table and a traditional scavenger hunt. Get to know some of the animals first hand and watch as the zoo animals participate in their own special scavenger hunt to find their own special Easter eggs! This is a one day only event and takes place on Easter Monday between 12 and 4pm. Check out all information about the event on the city website: www.edmonton.ca/edmontonvalleyzoo
If you want to drive a bit further afield outside of Edmonton, you can find Easter events all over our awesome province including egg hunts in St. Albert and Morinville and if you really want to wow the kids, head into Vegreville to see the World’s largest Ukrainian Easter Egg and take part in some traditional Ukrainian Easter celebrations.
If you know of any local events, especially within your own community, we’d love to hear about it! Let us know what your plans are for celebrating Easter with the family and maybe we’ll see you on the hunt for those delicious chocolate Easter delicacies! Just make sure to save us a chocolate egg or two.