It’s that time of year again! Time to dye some eggs, eat some peeps, and Google “Do Cadbury Eggs count as protein?” I know Easter is a favorite holiday for many families with littles, and Chattanooga is great place to celebrate! Check out the following guide to fun Easter celebrations in and around our beautiful city, and remember to bring your own Easter baskets to egg hunts!
April 1, 2, 8, 9, 14 & 15
Times: 10:40am, 12:05pm, 1:15pm, 2:25pm
Hop Aboard for a new adventure: The Bunny Train! Trains will depart from Grand Junction and travel toward East Chattanooga where passengers will disembark for special activities. Storytelling, temporary tattoos, coloring pages, goody bags…and a chance to meet our big bunny! Bring a camera and take your child’s photo with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $22 for everyone age 2 & up.
April 1, 10am to 2pm
Bradley Square Mall
Join us April 1st, for our 2nd Annual Macaroni Kid Cleveland Bunny Trail. Kids are invited to bring their Easter baskets and receive a treat from each of our participating vendors. The Easter Bunny will be there that day as well. This is a free event! There will be live entertainment and door prizes given away.
Easter Bunny Breakfast Cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat
April 8 & 15, 9:30am
This breakfast cruise includes a visit from the Easter bunny, a magic show, coloring sheets, pilot house tours and a one-time-through buffet-style breakfast featuring scrambled eggs, sausage links, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, fruit, orange juice and coffee.
Ages 13 and up: $30.90
Ages 3-12: $18.90
Ages 2 and under: Free
April 9, 3pm to 5pm
Ooltewah United Methodist Church
Enjoy free food, a petting zoo, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny and HUGE inflatables, plus a gigantic Easter Egg Hunt with 10,000 eggs. And did I mention candy? It’s a great day of fun as we celebrate Easter at OUMC.
April 14 & 15, 9am to 5pm
Hug-a-Bunny day is a spring celebration for all ages! Guests will have the chance to get their photo made with the Easter Bunny, enjoy springtime games and crafts, gather Easter eggs, watch as our Zoo animals enjoy their egg hunt enrichment, encounter the Zoo’s real bunnies, and more!
Adults $9.95, Children $6.95, Ages 2 and under free
Admission is free for Chattanooga Zoo members
April 15, 1pm to 4pm
The Gray Dove, 6408 Snow Hill Rd., Ooltewah
Easter egg hunt with prizes, games and petting and feeding various animals! Local vendors will be participating with concessions, boutique clothing, jewelry and other items available for purchase. This year we will have 10,000 EGGS! All filled eggs are assembled at a Sheltered Workshop in St. Louis, helping create meaningful work for people with disabilities.
$5 per car
April 16, 9am
Free face-painting and puppet shows for the kids; free coffee and donuts for mom and dad; praise and worship music in the park; and of course, an egg hunt of over 100,000 Easter eggs! This event is FREE for the whole family. The egg hunt begins at 9am, but be sure to arrive early to set up your lawn chairs in the park and take part in the other fun activities! Live music will begin around 9:30am on the main stage.
Easter Luncheon Cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat
April 16, 1:00 to 3pm
This two-hour cruise includes live music, pilot house tours, a visit from the Easter bunny, and a one-time-through buffet-style lunch featuring chicken Wisconsin, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage gravy, buttermilk biscuits, sausage links, hash brown casserole, macaroni and cheese, orange juice, sweet tea, coffee.
Ages 13 and up: $36.90
Ages 3-12: $19.90
Ages 2 and under: Free