Best Family-Friendly Easter Events In Washington DC

March 18, 2016 8:00 AM

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Easter-related events are bountiful in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Most are family-oriented affairs that offer their own unique set of activities and celebrations. From egg hunts to bunny visits, Easter traditions around D.C. deliver quality family fellowship. If you’re looking for some “egg-cellent” ideas, here are a couple of suggestions to keep in mind.
White House Easter Egg Roll
The White House South Lawn
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
(202) 456-1414

Date: March 28, 2016 at 8 a.m.

A tradition that can be traced back to 1878, the annual White House Easter Egg Roll has become a widely popular, sought-after event that draws in thousands of participants every year. You can be sure to find at least one family from each of the 50 states present at this celebration, which stands for being the largest seasonal event held at the White House. Taking place on the White House lawn, loads of ongoing activities and attractions make up the affair, including interactive cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, celebrity story time events, friendly competitions and contests, and so much more. The traditional rolling of Easter eggs is of course included on the agenda, as is the distribution of select souvenir eggs, which first became part of the tradition back in 1981 with President Reagan.

Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt
614 Oronoco St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-1789

Date: March 25-27, 2016 at various times

For the 17th year in a row, the Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden will play host to its annual Easter egg hunt. Taking place at various times beginning on Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27, the gardens will be decked with hundreds of colorful eggs filled with toys. Other activities will include crafts, games and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Refreshments will also be available, and every participating child will receive a free Easter Egg.

Tudor Place Eggstravaganza!
1644 31st St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-0400

Date: March 19, 2016 at 10 a.m.

For the ninth year in a row the Tudor Place is holding its Eggstravaganza celebration. The day will present numerous activities, including old-fashioned games from the past, holiday craft making, and mingling with the Easter Bunny. There will also be a special egg hunt taking place in the morning, followed by an egg roll contest that is open to participants of all ages. Self-guided tours of the Tudor Place lawns and gardens will also be included in the day’s events. Additionally, there will also be Eggstravaganza events on March 25 and 26.

Related: Best Easter Day Events in Washington, D.C.

Avalon Easter Egg Hunt 2016
Cherry Hill Park
312 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 248-5077

Date: March 26, 2016 at 10 a.m.
There is an Easter tradition that takes place annually at Cherry Hill Park in Falls Church. The Avalon Easter Egg Hunt is a family-friendly day spent hunting for candy and Easter eggs. As an added delight, the Easter Bunny will be present for the event, ever “egg-cited” to take photos with children and families. Just be sure to bring a basket to load with candy and other treats.

Easter At Reston Zoo
1228 Hunter Mill Road
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 757-6222

Date: March 26-27, 2016 at 10 a.m.

The Reston Zoo has ongoing egg hunts and a whole host of other Easter events slated for the weekend of March 26 through 27. Bring the family out to celebrate Easter with baby chickens, bunnies, goats, lambs and other animal friends. Ongoing zoo activities, in addition to hunting eggs, will include animal feedings, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, face painting, a bounce house, a safari slide, a maze and so much more. Egg hunts will be led according to age group divisions, separating those who are 4 to 12 from younger children in the toddler range. Each egg hunt will include eggs filled with stickers and toys.

Related: Best Easter Events for Kids in Washington, D.C.

Laura Catherine Hermoza has a lifelong love for writing. In addition to serving as a contributor to various media publications, she is also a published novelist of several books and works as a proofreader/editor. LC resides in Baltimore County.