Dallas Arboretum Presents Easter Weekend Activities

If your Easter plans are still “to be determined,” or you’re looking for a fun event to add to the agenda, the Dallas Arboretum has planned a weekend full of exciting activities including music, festive treats, children’s activities, and a garden full of floral backdrops perfect for Easter photos.

“Families have made visiting Easter weekend a tradition because the garden is bursting with spring blooms, one of the most glorious moments in the garden,” said Mary Brinegar, Dallas Arboretum president. “The first few weeks of April are bursting with color and feature spring blooms like petunias, salvia, sunpatiens, foxgloves and African daisies and more, so it’s a beautiful time to visit.”

Activities include:

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Activities

EGG-stravaganza
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30-April 1
Where: throughout the Children’s Adventure Garden

Easter weekend is full of egg-straordinary egg-citement and eggs-ploration. Guests can enjoy a weekend full of egg-themed programs like Walking on Eggshells, Egg-citing Science, and an Egg-streme Scavenger Hunt. Stop by the plant lab for a special egg-squisite egg dying egg-sperience using plant-based dyes. It is sure to be an egg-ceptional time. Appropriate for ages 5 years and up. For more information about specific dates and times, visit the CAG schedule here.

Easter Weekend Activities in Main Garden

Good Friday Children’s Concert
When: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Friday, March 30
Where: Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn
Sponsored by DallasChild
Celebrate Good Friday with children’s activities and family-friendly concerts by Eddie Coker.

Bubble Performer
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30
Where: Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn
Enjoy watching a bubble performer create giant bubbles on the Camp House Lawn.

Easter Portraits
When: noon to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, March 30 – April 1
Where: Jonsson Color Garden
Ivey Photography will be in the garden Easter weekend to take family portraits with a live bunny. Portraits will be available for purchase from the photographer.

Zach Coffey
When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31
Where: DeGolyer Pergola
Enjoy live country music in the garden. Zach’s vocals and smooth sound have been compared to artists such as Wade Bowen and the Eli Young Band.

Face Painting and Petting Zoo
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1
Where: Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn
Stop by the concert lawn for children’s activities.

Egg-citement Games
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1
Where: Camp House Lawn
Enjoy Easter-themed games such as:
-Easter bean bag toss games
-Easter “Bunny Hop” potato sack racing
-Egg Wooden Spoon Game
-Balancing Egg Relay Game
-Bunny Ear Ring Toss Game

Easter Brunch
When: 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1
Where: Restaurant DeGolyer
Cost: Adults: $68, Children ages 5-12: $30, Children 4 and under: Free
Get together with family and friends for a picturesque brunch on the Loggia. A pianist will be playing live music throughout the meal. Reservations required, to book your reservation, please call Isabella Dibiase at 214-515-6511.