Easter Sunday is just a hop skip and a hunt away, so before you start making plans for the weekend, check out these great Easter celebrations and events for you and the kids.
“Ladies & Gents” Easter Egg Hunt
Biltmore Fashion Park
April 11, 1 to 5 p.m.
For the ultimate and stylish Easter Saturday, take part in Biltmore Fashion Park’s “Ladies & Gents” Easter party! This fabulous day will start out with an opening reception at Saks Fifth Avenue where adult guests can not only peruse the latest spring fashions but also sip complementary Champagne. Then guests of all ages can participate in the Easter Egg Hunt in the park, where there will be raffle prizes and a gift for the Best Bonnet or Creative ‘Easter-wear’. After the hunt, head over to Capital Grille for free (and delicious) appetizers and martinis. Cost is $39 per person and all proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. RSVP by calling 480.239.8450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter at the Borgata
The Scottsdale Borgata
April 11, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Enjoy a delightful breakfast Easter Saturday, while your kids hunt for Easter eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny at the joyous Scottsdale Borgata. After the hunt, the whole family can take pleasure in Starbucks coffee and coffeecakes… yum!
Easter Parade and Spring Fling
April 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring the kiddies to this year’s Easter parade in Tempe! Post parade, guests are invited to the famed Spring Fling festival starting at 11 a.m. which includes live performances, merchant booths, easter egg hunt, carnival rides, games food and drink!
JW Marriott’s Easter Feasts
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
April 12, all day
This Easter, treat yourself to a decadent meal at the largest luxury resort in Arizona—The JW Marriott Desert Ridge. Guests can choose from either of its four award-winning restaurants: Vista Lounge, Blue Sage, Ristorante Tuscany and Meritage Steakhouse, to savor their Sunday breakfast, lunch or dinner repast. Most likely it will be a beautiful spring day, so guests an choose to sit inside or on the patios.
Rawhide’s Easter Egg-stravaganza
Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass
April 12, 12 to 9 p.m.
Celebrate this year’s Easter Sunday, Rawhide-style! From 12 to 9 p.m., Rawhide ranch will feature all things Easter including egg hunts, kids games, crafting, pie eating contests and a visit from “Cowboy Cottontail”– Rawhide’s own Easter Bunny. For the adults, Rawhide will provide a delicious Easter brunch at the Steakhouse from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring menu offerings by Executive Chef Jon Andersen. And if the youngsters aren’t full from all the Easter candy, they can chow down at the Kids Buffet, which includes more candy, toys and eggs. Free admission for ages four and under. Call 480.502.5600 x 1204 for reservations.
Café ZuZu Easter Egg Hunt
Hotel Valley Ho
April 12, 9 a.m.
Where better to search for Easter eggs than around the colorful and energetic Hotel Valley Ho? Those who find the most eggs will win a special VH prize.
Fogo de Chao Easter Lunch
April 12, 12 to 3:30 p.m.
For 40 days Lenten observers have been limiting their meat intake… but in just over a week, meat will be back in again. Celebrate the return of meat at Fogo de Chão on Easter Sunday for an amazing lunch. From noon to 3:30 p.m., guests will partake in a great Fogo de Chao meal which includes a sald and meat service for $38.50.
Z’ Tejas Easter Brunch
Have a zesty Easter brunch at Z’ Tejas Southwestern Grill at any of their four Valley locations. There will be a festive Easter bunny on site and family members can have their photos taken for free. The Chandler and Scottsdale locations will also have an Easter Egg Hunt every hour for all the kids enjoying brunch with their parents.