Hop on down for FREE, egg-citing family fun during the 86th annual Easter Promenade! Come dressed in your Sunday Best and promenade down South Street in this grand and popular tradition.
Master of Ceremonies Henri David returns to lead the parade from the corner of Passyunk Avenue/South Street down to Headhouse Square (2nd Street) starting at 12:30pm.
Enjoy Easter treats, live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, the Bunny Hop,
and much more.
Bring your camera for photos with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail and stick and see who wins the best dressed contests!
Children and adults can enter to be crowned
Best Dressed, Best South Street Razzle Dazzle or Best Easter Bonnet – even your pet can win big if he or she is looking spiffy!
Special appearances from 6-ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli and WDAS’s Patty Jackson.
Celebrity judges Councilman Mark Squilla, Philly Metro Editor Jen Logue, Elena Brennan, owner of Bus Stop Boutique and Jillian Pirtle, CEO of the Marian Anderson Society and former Miss Black PA will judge the contestants in the following categories.
Best Dressed Little Girl (2-5 years)
Best Dressed Little Boy (2-5 years)
Best Dressed Young Girl (6-12 years)
Best Dressed Young Boy (6-12 years)
Best Dressed Teen Girl (13-19 years)
Best Dressed Teen Boy (13-19 years)
Best Dressed Woman (20+ years)
Best Dressed Man (20+ years)
Best Dressed Family
Best Dressed Pet
Best Easter Bonnet
Best South Street Razzle Dazzle
Don’t miss this FREE family event, filled with fun and surprises!
Be sure to come early or stay afterwards to enjoy a fabulous brunch at one of our wonderful restaurants or enjoy a day of shopping in our wide variety of stores.
Brunch 9:00am-3:00pm, Dinner 3:00pm-10:00pm
Bridget Foy’s offers the best view of the Easter Promenade at the corner of South and 2nd Streets. Watch the parade turn the corner as you enjoy a special brunch menu from the patio. All three floors inside will also be open for one of the city’s largest Easter brunch celebrations! Look for many special additions and returning favorites, like Red Velvet Donuts, Ginger Carrot Soup, Ham and Cheese Omelet (with Vermont Cheddar and Rosemary Mushrooms), Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Corned Beef Hash, Strawberry Skillet French Toast, Easter Ham with Scalloped Potatoes and a special multi-layered Easter Cake with Buttercream and Cream Cheese. For Dinner service, also look for seasonal and holiday special additions on top of Bridget’s regular menu favorites.
Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm -10:00pm
Whetstone Tavern will host Easter Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas for $25 per person and delicious specials like Chilaquiles with Straciatella (Guanciale, Philly Style Bagel Chips and a Crispy Poached Egg). For Easter Dinner, Whetsone will offer a three-course Sunday Supper for $45.00 per person.
10:00am-5:00pm (Three Course Pre-Fixe), Dinner 5:00pm-9:00pm (Regular Menu)
$25 Pre- Fixe Brunch – Three Courses
Ela offers a decadent three-course Easter brunch for only $25.00 per person. First Course choose from House Smoked Salmon on rye with cucumber and red onion jam,Kale Salad with roasted shallots, apples, and almonds with a whole grain mustard vinaigrette, or Salted Toffee Sticky Buns with smoked raisins, peanuts and a bacon glaze. Second Course options include Classic Quiche Lorraine with caramelized onions, arugula, oyster mushrooms and goat cheese, Brioche French Toast topped with rhubarb, chantilly cream and lavender, or Breakfast Gnocchi with chicken sausage, scrambled eggs and hollandaise sauce. For an additional $15, guest can upgrade their meal to include Lobster Benedict featuring lobster, coddled eggs and a braised leek hollandaise sauce over an English muffin with a side of hashbrowns. For the third course, guests are invited to end their meal on a sweet note. They can choose the Whipped Yogurt with white chocolate, citrus and pound cake or the Warm Cookie Dough with Vanilla Bay ice cream and cookie cracker to satisfy their sweet tooth. For dinner, pick from selections on the regular Ela menu.
718 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Brauhaus Schmitz will be open and serving up it full menu featuring favorites like Housemade sausages, Schnitzel and other German favorites. Make sure to try one of the 30 beers that they have on tap when you stop by.
Brunch 10:00am-4:00pm, Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm, Late Night Menu 10:00pm-Midnight
Twisted Tail gives you a prime sidewalk seat for the Easter Promenade stage and judging of the best bonnets! Enjoy the show with a cocktail in hand and specials for those hungry little rabbits. Menu selections include Crawfish Mac and Cheese, the Brisket Omelette or go for one of their many selections of delicious hams.
One of South Street’s most prominent all-day cafes serves up sweet and savory brunch dishes for the entire family. Top picks include “Preston” with cinnamon apple French toast with a warm dulce de leche, bourbon blueberry compote, homemade whipped anglaise and walnuts or go for the — and “Steve” with one chocolate chip waffle and one coconut waffle with granola, honey, syrup, butter and fresh fruit.
420 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Located across the street from the Easter Promenade judging stage, Pizzeria Stella will offer wood-fired pizzas, salads, pastas and a large variety of antipasti. Every year, Pizzeria Stella is a family favorite – and if the weather is nice, dine in their extensive outdoor seating area.Be sure to ask for outdoor seating for a great view of the promenade stage!