Egg hunts are everywhere in Philly this year, from parks to cafes to churches and more [Billy Penn: PRESS]

Mar 31, 2023 | Press

Hunt for chocolate or hunt for art: More than 50 “eggs” designed by local artists, CAPA students, and business owners can be found in South Street storefronts through Apr. 9. (Cory Sharber/WHYY) 

This may be the year of the $5+ cartons of real eggs, but worry not: there are still plenty of opportunities this spring for your kids to collect the plastic, candy-filled kind at no cost.

More than a dozen orgs have egg hunts planned in Philly over the next two weekends. Hosts range from churches and park friends groups to cafes and stables. The vast majority of events are free to attend — though most are also BYOB (bring your own basket).

If you’re planning to take your kids to an egg hunt, it’s a good idea to check if there are age restrictions or registration requirements. Also, make sure you know the exact time the hunt starts, since some events include additional springtime activities.

Another tip: dress for the weather, and be ready to readjust your plans if there’s a cancellation or postponement (a good number of events are scheduled for this Saturday, which is forecasted to be rainy).

Read on for a list of some upcoming hunts and Easter events throughout the city — links with more details on each are in the headings.




Society Hill/Queen Village/Washington Square West: South Street Egg Hunt

When: Ongoing, through Sunday, April 9
Where: South Street Headhouse District — check this map for more detailed info
Ages: All
More details: This isn’t your traditional egg hunt (and there’s sadly no candy involved — but there are prizes). South Street storefronts currently feature 50+ hidden eggs designed by local artists, students, and business owners. If you locate them, you can share a picture on Instagram or email the folks in charge to be entered in a drawing for either a $50 gift card to a shop that’s part of the business district, or a “Grand Prize Egg Basket” with $1,000 worth of gift cards.


Originally published by Billy Penn.
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