The South Street Headhouse District Celebrates The Easter Holiday With Its 84th Annual Easter Promenade, Sunday, April 5

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Celebrate Easter at the Easter Promenade, an annual fest hosted by the South Street Headhouse District taking place this year on Sunday, April 5. (Image courtesy South Street Headhouse District)

Here comes Peter Cottontail, Philly.

This Sunday, April 5 — Easter Sunday — the South Street Headhouse District celebrates the holiday with its 84th annual Easter Promenade, a full day of free family-friendly fun.

The festivities get hopping at 12:30 p.m. and kids, moms, dads, pets and all are encouraged to dress in their Easter finest to join a parade down South Street from Passyunk Avenue to the 2nd Street Plaza at Headhouse Square on South Street.

Following the parade, prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed guests in 12 categories, broken up by age group and gender.

Anyone dressed up can enter to take top honors in categories including the best-dressed woman over the age of 20, best-dressed boy from ages two to five and even the best-dressed pet.

During the afternoon soiree, festivalgoers can look forward to live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, a bunny hop, seasonal treats, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and more.

The festivities are slated to last until around 2 p.m.

After the Easter Promenade, it’s a good idea to head out for Easter brunch at a number of neighborhood restaurants offering up holiday specials, including quite a few in the South Street Headhouse District like Ela, Bridget Foy’s and the Twisted Tail.

For even more fun on the holiday, check out our guide to Easter brunch, dinner and events.

Happy Easter!


South Street Headhouse District’s Easter Promenade

When: Sunday, April 5, 12:30 p.m.
Where: 2nd and South streets
Cost: Free

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