This weekend is full of holidays—Passover, Earth Day, Easter. That means the campus will inevitably be a little bit emptier than usual as students migrate home to spend the days with their family. But even if you aren’t going home, that doesn’t mean you should forget to celebrate.
Thankfully, you can spend Easter at a variety of fun events in Philly. Here are a few highlights of things to do this holiday weekend:
3400 W Girard Ave.
April 20, 7:45 a.m.
If holiday runs are your family's thing, keep the tradition going this Saturday by running a 5K to benefit Parkinson’s disease. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to run inside the Philadelphia Zoo through 42 acres of lush gardens. Plus, you’ll get a chance to say hi to the 1200 animals before the zoo opens to the public. The registration fee, which is currently listed at $47, gets you bunny ears, a t–shirt, and admission to the zoo for the whole day.
801 Willopenn Dr.
April 20, 11 a.m.
Silly rabbit, Easter egg hunts aren’t just for kids. Adults can get in on the fun with this wildly fun and popular event. Adults 21 and older may enjoy adult beverages followed by a hunt to find eggs containing adult prizes, coupons, candy, and other special surprises. A word of warning—the competition usually gets pretty cutthroat.
3925 Walnut St.
April 21, 11 a.m.
Celebrate without ever leaving campus at the annual Easter brunch hosted by City Tap. Although the event is a little more family–oriented than happy hour, it’s sure to be fun for all. The brunch includes an egg hunt, an appearance from the Easter bunny, and special, festive dishes. With sunny skies in the forecast for Sunday, the brunch will also give you a chance to enjoy the sun on the restaurant’s patio.
South St and East Passyunk Ave.
April 22, 12:30 p.m.
Easter means spring, and spring means street fair season. This free event is one of Philly’s oldest and largest Easter traditions. Thousands will gather in crazy outfits to parade from the corner of South and East Passyunk to Headhouse Square. Festivities include live music, food, and a costume contest with categories for adults, kids, and even pets.
1632 Sansom St.
All Weekend Long
Easter, like all great holidays, is a time to eat. Federal Donuts has you covered. Marshmallow–glazed mini doughnuts topped with candy–colored sugar are available all weekend. The sweet–treats come nestled in “grass” with candy robin's eggs. Be the most popular person at your Easter party by bringing these to the potluck, or, more realistically, crawl back into bed and enjoy them on your own.
So, get out there and celebrate! With this many events happening, you have no reason not to.