If you're visiting the nation's capital for Easter in Washington, D.C., there are plenty of fun events, parades, and activities around the area for you and your family to enjoy.
With the arrival of spring, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are all bustling with outdoor activities and events including the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. On Easter weekend and the weeks leading up to the holiday, though, you can expect to find some great brunches, egg hunts, and opportunities to see the Easter Bunny in person.
In 2019, Easter weekend starts on Good Friday, April 19 and ends Easter Monday, April 22. While most egg hunts and "Eggstravaganza" celebrations take place over Easter weekend, many do take place a week or two before the holiday.
President Donald Trump and his guests will welcome thousands of lucky families from around the U.S. to the White House lawn for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 22, 2019. The event, which dates back to 1878, features games, storytelling, live entertainment, the egg roll, and visits from a White House staffer dressed as the Easter Bunny. In order to attend, you must submit an application for the lottery program and be selected to receive a ticket.
The National Historic Landmark Tudor Place will host its annual Eggstravaganza events on April 13, 18, 19, and 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children of all ages can enjoy an Easter egg hunt and a thrilling egg roll contest. After the games, you'll get to spend the morning decorating festive eggs and building a spring basket. Visitors also enjoy a self-guided tour of Tudor Place’s gardens. Bring your own basket, spoon, and one hard-boiled egg per child.
Located in Germantown, Maryland, Butler's Orchard will host its annual Bunnyland on April 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22 with special Kite Days on April 27 and 28, 2019. You and your family can welcome the spring season by taking a hayride down the Bunny Trail, hunting for colorful eggs, and visiting with the farm's Country Easter Bunny. Other attractions include a pedal tractor ride, the Kiddie Hayromp and castle, and live bunnies, lambs, and baby chickens.
The Green Meadows Petting Farm offers a fun, safe atmosphere in Urbana, Maryland where kids and adults can learn about and experience animals firsthand. Included in the price of admission are interactions with and feeding of more than 250 animals, observance of cow-milking and pig races, and tractor races. For the 2019 season, Easter egg hunts will be held on April 13 though 21. Admission includes the petting farm, a visit with the Easter bunny, and a free hunt, with three egg hunts each day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunts at Ticonderoga Farms
Located in Chantilly, Virginia, Ticonderoga Farms will be hosting Easter egg hunts every weekend from March 30 to April 28, 2019. Join the Easter Bunny and search for candy and toy-filled eggs. The spring festival includes slides, jumping pillows, hayrides, and a visit with farm animals. Admission for children ages two and up is $14.95 and $12.95 for adults.
On Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 12 to 3 p.m. the Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Ida Lee Park. Children aged 7 and under will be able to search for more than 15,000 eggs; other activities include a moon bounce, jumbo slide, obstacle course, and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Located in Vienna, Virginia, the Roer's Zoofari is a small family-friendly zoo that hosts Easter egg hunts each year during its annual Easter-Eggstravaganza. Roer's egg hunts take place on April 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2019. Kids will also be able to enjoy bounce houses, face painting, barnyard visit, and a parakeet adventure on their trip to this zoo. This year, instead of handing out 40,000 plastic eggs, the Zoofari is going green and using reusable eggs instead. If kids sign a pledge to reduce their plastic use, they'll receive a gift too.
The Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt
Address614 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
On April 19 though 21, 2019, the Lee-Fendall House in Alexandria will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children aged 12 and under are welcome to attend, but there is a fee for admission, and you can purchase tickets in advance through Eventbrite ticketing. Other activities include games, temporary tattoo stations, sticker and craft making, photos with the Easter bunny, and refreshments.
On Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon, the city of Leesburg invites children to romp and roll in Morven Park's expansive lawn. Activities include story time, natural egg dying, basket making, an egg hunt, and learning about healthy Easter treats, topped off with an Easter egg roll on the Mansion lawn. Bring your own basket and large spoon.
On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the city of Falls Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cherry Hill Park starting at 10 a.m. Children up to 11 years old can bring their own baskets, hunt for eggs, and meet the Easter Bunny on this special day. The event is free to the public.
West Belmont Place in Leesburg hosts a special holiday celebration with the Easter Bunny featuring a buffet brunch, a keepsake family photo, and an Easter egg hunt on the West Lawn of the National's 65-acre campus. Events take place on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults will enjoy the lavish champagne brunch and children up to 12 years old will enjoy the egg hunt and Easter movie on the big screen.
On April 6 and 7, 2019, the Great Country Farms in Bluemont will host its annual Easter egg hunt and "Marshmallow Harvesting" event. Kids up to 10 years old can hunt for more than 20,000 treat-filled eggs especially hidden for four separate aged-based hunts daily. Visitors will enjoy the mysterious Marshmallow Harvest which always blooms on or around April 1st and can be eaten straight off the tree or roasted over the bonfire. Also, kids will enjoy the five-acre play area, which features unique attractions like the giant jumping pillow, pedal carts, and rope mazes.