Weekend 101: April 19-21

As you celebrate Passover or Easter this weekend, make plans to spend time with loved ones at these Chicago-area events.

Great Chicago Egg Hunt

This to Do This Weekend Around Chicago: Great Chicago Egg Hunt
Image courtesy of the Great Chicago Egg Hunt.

April 19

Kids will have a chance to hunt for more than 25,000 candy-filled eggs, meet Medieval Times knights, play games, decorate doughnuts from Stan’s Donuts, and more at Maggie Daley Park.

Passover Dinner at Prairie Grass Cafe

Things to Do This Weekend Around Chicago: Passover Dinner at Prairie Grass Cafe
Photo courtesy of Prairie Grass Cafe.

April 19-20

Prairie Grass Cafe will serve Passover dinner with dishes like BBQ Braised Brisket, Roasted Cauliflower, and Chopped Chicken Liver. The restaurant will also serve Easter brunch and dinner on April 21.

Earth Day Celebration

Things to Do This Weekend Around Chicago: Earth Day Celebration
Photo by Ant Rozetsky on Unsplash.

April 20

Representatives from Kohl Children’s Museum, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Glenview Gardeners, and more will be on hand for this event featuring Earth Day activities and nature walks.

Young People’s Poetry Day

Joyce Sidman's "The Girl Who Drew Butterflies"
April 20

The Poetry Foundation will host this kid-friendly open house in honor of National Poetry Month with a reading by Joyce Sidman, animal poems with the Field Museum, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and more.

Egg Hunt at Kohl Children’s Museum

Things to Do This Weekend Around Chicago: Egg Hunt at Kohl Children's Museum
Photo courtesy of Kohl Children’s Museum.

April 20

Kids will love hunting for eggs around Kohl Children’s Museum’s outdoor Habitat Park exhibit. Eggs will be filled with everything from candy and gift cards to a one-year museum membership.

More Can’t-Miss Events:

  • This April 19-20, Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie invites you to Passover Seder, complete with hand-baked matzah, wine, and a homemade dinner. For more information or to make reservations (required), call 847-677-1770 or visit SkokieChabad.org/Passover.
  • NEWCITY will host a “Wizard of Oz”-themed egg hunt with a poppy field and Emerald City Lounge, where you can meet Dorothy and friends as you get your face painted, enjoy snacks, and more.
  • Pasquesi Home & Gardens will welcome Chicago Botanic Garden horticulturalist Lisa Hilgenberg for a Spring Vegetable Gardening Seminar on April 20. Hilgenberg will share tips and tricks for growing herbs and vegetables in your own garden.

Make a Difference:

  • On April 19, Estelle’s will donate $1 from every drink sold to the Gardeneers, a nonprofit that “cultivates customized school garden programs.”


Anna Carlson writes the weekly Weekend 101 column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine, and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital






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