5 Things to Do: Easter Weekend 2018

5 Things to Do: Easter Weekend 2018

Celebrate Easter this weekend with the Great Chicago Egg Hunt and Easter Wonderland in the city. Plus, an international touring exhibit comes to town, the Chicago Red Stars play for the first time at home this season, and a popular river cruise kicks off its 25th anniversary.

The Great Chicago Egg Hunt

5 Things to Do: The Great Chicago Egg Hunt
Photo courtesy of Motion PR.

March 30

The Chicago Park District and Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament are teaming up to bring this egg-cellent event to Maggie Daley Park for a second year. In addition to an egg hunt featuring more than 25,000 eggs, there will be sword fighting demonstrations, crafts, games, knights-in-training drills, and more. Advance registration is highlight recommended.

Dragon Lights

5 Things to Do: Dragon Lights at Soldier Field, Chicago
Photo courtesy of Soldier Field.

Opens March 30

This international touring exhibit is coming to Soldier Field, where guests will find thousands of light sculptures, Chinese acrobat performances, traditional Chinese handicraft demos, authentic Chinese and Asian food, and more. Dragon Lights runs through May 6.

Easter Wonderland

5 Things to Do: Easter Wonderland at NEWCITY
Photo courtesy of NEWCITY.

March 31

NEWCITY in Lincoln Park will host an Easter event with the Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. KISS FM will also host an ultimate Easter egg hunt.

Chicago Red Stars vs. Portland Thorns

5 Things to Do: Chicago Red Stars
Photo courtesy of the Chicago Red Stars.

March 31

Julie Ertz and the Chicago Red Stars will open their home schedule against Tobin Heath and the Portland Thorns this weekend. Purchase doubleheader tickets and you’ll also receive admission to the Chicago Fire game earlier in the evening.

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

5 Things to Do: Chicago's First Lady Cruises
Photo courtesy of Chicago’s First Lady Cruises.

Season opens March 31

Now in its 25th season, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises’ Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise kicks off this weekend. Purchase your tickets now, or start planning your summer out on the river.

Looking Ahead

Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of Glenbrook South High School and 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