Easter Egg Hunts, Parades and Other Easter Fun in District of Columbia in 2018!

Want to go to an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Train Ride or other Easter event in District of Columbia in 2018?

Here's Where to Find Easter Fun in District of Columbia!

There are Easter Eggs hunts all over District of Columbia in 2018!  They are great fun for families with children!  Most allow children from babies through elementary school to participant in the actual hunt, but almost all also have many other activities, music, food and entertainment for adults and older children. 

The egg hunts are usually right around Easter which will be Sunday, April 16, 2017. most egg hunts will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 and some on Saturday April 15, 20172018. ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute changes due to weather or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year. There are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch! And if you would like to make your own natural organic Easter Egg dye, here's how to do it! And see these pages for a history of the Easter egg or the history of Easter egg hunts, and the origin of the Easter Bunny!  This page shows you how to hard boil eggs and this page how to blow (or empty) an egg.
Also, see PickYourOwn.org to find farms to go pick strawberries, blueberries, apples, etc. in your local area!

Always confirm dates and times via the contact information provided - they often change or cancel and do not tell me!


Easter Egg Hunts and Events

District of Columbia

  • National Zoo's Easter Monday Celebration - Easter egg hunt
    3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008. Phone: 202-633-4888. Event date and time: Easter Monday, March 28, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm. Free and open to the public! Please join us for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. We'll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for the kids participating. Older children will enjoy field games. Special animal demonstrations are planned as well as visits from the Easter Panda! This event will be held rain or shine. Please be advised the Zoo enhances security during high visitation days and guests may experience bag checks at a minimum. You can get to the Zoo by taking public transportation and driving.Free and open to the public! Easter Monday Kids.  Please note: The Zoo is a popular destination, and lots fill early in the day during spring break and summer, so we encourage you to take the Metro. We are located in a city, and there is not a lot of street parking in the neighborhood. (UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 15, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: April 09, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • White House Easter Egg Roll - Easter egg roll
    White House,1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Phone: (202) 456-7041. Event date and time: Easter Monday, Monday March 28, 2016, from 8 am to 5 pm. Rolling hard-boiled colored eggs down the lawns at the White House goes back at least 125 years. Originally, families gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, but the effects of so many picnicking, egg-rolling children caused Congress to forbid the grounds to be used as a playground. Fortunately, in 1878 President Rutherford was persuaded to shift the fun to the White House lawn. (Read more about this history.) The Egg Roll is now the largest public event at the White House, attracting some 40,000 visitors. The event is free; you'll need timed passes, though, by the National Park Service. Call 202-456-7041, or click the links above for details. Tickets are distributed free of charge via an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate. All attendees must have a ticket. the First Family will host the 138th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme is “Let’s Celebrate!” and more than 35,000 people will be joining us on the South Lawn for games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll. In addition to all the fun and games, the day's activities - which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations -- will celebrate the initiatives of First Lady Michelle Obama and the contributions the Obama Administration has made to the Easter Egg Roll. In honor of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s event will also include the first-ever White House Fun Run. The public lottery for White House Easter Egg Roll tickets is now closed. Winners will be notified at a later date; tickets are free of charge and cannot be sold.. Please visit www.recreation.gov  for more details.(UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: February 4, 2014, from their website)
  • White House Easter Egg Roll - Easter egg roll
    White House,1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Phone: (202) 456-7041. Event date and time: Easter Monday, April 6, 2015, from 8 am to 5 pm. Rolling hard-boiled colored eggs down the lawns at the White House goes back at least 125 years. Originally, families gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, but the effects of so many picnicking, egg-rolling children caused Congress to forbid the grounds to be used as a playground. Fortunately, in 1878 President Rutherford was persuaded to shift the fun to the White House lawn. (Read more about this history.) The Egg Roll is now the largest public event at the White House, attracting some 40,000 visitors. The event is free; you'll need timed passes, though, by the National Park Service. Call 202-456-7041, or click the links above for details. Tickets are distributed free of charge via an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate. All attendees must have a ticket. On Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family will host the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme is “GimmeFive,” and more than 35,000 people will gather on the South Lawn to join in the celebrations. Keeping history alive, the event will feature sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt, live music and storytelling. In addition to all of the fun, the day’s activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. Tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll are provided free of charge and are distributed via an online lottery hosted on www.recreation.gov. The 2015 lottery is now closed. Please visit www.recreation.gov  for more details.(UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: February 4, 2014, from their website)
  • Madame Tussauds Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    1025 F Street, NW Washington DC. Event date and time: Saturday, February 22, 2016 from 8 am to 9:30am. The following four sessions are available: 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. A fun and educational “eggs-ploration” through American History. There is limited availability in each session, so please book fast! Once a session is full, no more tickets will be available for that time. So, if you are unable to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll, then come along and meet all 44 US Presidents and hunt for goodies along the way! Tons of eggs will be hidden throughout our Presidents Gallery. Once children have collected the empty eggs, they can then trade them in at the end of the hunt for an Easter gift bag full of fun goodies (1 per child).  Admission is $25 for adults (13 and older) and free for children (12 and under). Price of admission will include FULL access to Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., an Easter egg hunt through the Presidents Gallery, 1 gift bag per child, a meet & greet with the Easter Bunny, access to an on site petting zoo, face painting and Easter crafts! All children must be accompanied by an adult and there is a maximum limit of 2 children for every 1 adult.  Purchase tickets here! (UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: March 15, 2015, JBS)
  • National Community Church Easter Eggstravaganza - Capital Hill - Easter egg hunt
    Lincoln Park, East Capital Street, Washington DC 20003. Phone: 202-544-0414. Email: ashley.anderson@theaterchurch.com. Event date and time: Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Directions: between 11th and 13th Streets along East Capitol Street. In past years, it was held at Garfield Park.  Please register here. One of the most EGGciting Easter events in the area, this is a time for kids and families to come out and enjoy a fun-filled event. Easter Bunny, Live Entertainment, Six Easter Egg Hunts 15000 Eggs!, Prizes, Bike Raffle, Popcorn and Cotton Candy. Everything is FREE!Please pre-register for your egg hunt times (1:30 PM, 2:10 PM, 2:50 PM).(UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 15, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: April 09, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • National Community Church Easter Eggstravaganza - Langdon Park - Easter egg hunt
    2901 20th St NE, Washington, DC 20018. Phone: 202-544-0414. Email: dan.andrews@theaterchurch.com. Event date and time: Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10 am to 12 pm. Register on their website. Egg hunt! Games! Sports! Inflatable obstacle course! Come join in some community fun Easter weekend! Please register here. (UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: April 09, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Parish of St. James and St. Monica Easter Service and Easter Egg Hunt -
    222 Eighth Street, NE, Washington, DC. Event date and time: Sunday, Ask at the church for this year's date) come for the 10 AM service and then stay for the Easter Egg hunt right afterward. 
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church’s Easter Service and Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    313 2nd Street, SE, Washington, DC. Event date and time: Sunday, Ask at the church for this year's date; Come for the 11 AM service and then stay for the Easter Egg hunt right afterward. 
  • Tacoma Park Library Eggstravaganza - Easter egg hunt
    416 Cedar St. N.W., Washington, DC 20012. Email: takomaparklibrary@dc.gov. Phone: 202-576-7252. Event date and time: Based on last year's date, it should be Based on last year's date, it SHOULD be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 - but be sure to check on their website or call them first as we haven't received an update from them; and there's nothing on thyeir website since last year';s hunt; at 10:00am. It's time for our annual Eggstravaganza! Join the egg hunt on the front lawn and make a bunny craft. Hear springtime stories and play games. For ages birth-12 and families.  The NE Library annual “Eggstravaganza” featuring arts and crafts, story time and an egg hunt – inside or outside depending on the weather. The children’s staff always has a lot of fun with this event. As usual, the Easter Bunny himself will make an appearance. For more information, call the library and ask to speak with the children’s staff. (UPDATED: April 09, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Tutor Place Eggstravaganza - Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Roll, photos with the Easter Bunny,
    1644 31st Street NW, Washington, DC. Phone: 202-965-0400. Email: info@tudorplace.org. Event date and time: Saturday, March 19, 2016 and Friday March 25, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12 pm. Book early, they always sell out. Member child: $7, Non-member child: $10, Accompanying adult: $5. Rolling green lawns, bobbing spring blooms and the elegant mansion on a hill serve as backdrop for this festive annual attraction. Join the Easter Bunny as children of all ages enjoy an Egg Hunt (at 10:30 a.m.) and thrilling Egg Roll Contest (at 10:45) down the grand South Lawn. Ongoing activities include decorating bunny masks and playing games from the past. Bring your camera! Self-guided tours of Tudor Place’s 5½ acres of glorious gardens are also available. For all ages. Each child should bring a basket, spoon, and one hard-boiled egg. For more information on this or any Tudor Place program, contact us. (UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 15, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: February 44, 2014, from their website)

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