Easter 2016 Events in the Reston Area of Northern Virginia

Are you looking for a great Easter brunch or egg hunt? Here are some of the best spring festivals, restaurant specials, and Easter egg hunts in Reston and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia. Several of these events require advance reservations, so be sure to plan ahead.



Tysons Easter Eggstravaganza And Bunny Arrival
9:45am: Tysons Corner Center, lower Lord and Taylor corridor, Tysons
An Easter egg hunt will begin at 9:45am, with eggs full of sweets, toys, and stickers. After all the eggs are found, enjoy some more fun with breakfast bites from Earls Kitchen, free face painting, caricature artists, balloon animals, and pastries, followed by the Easter Fashion Show from Lord & Taylor at 10:30am. Stick around to get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

Family Flashlight Egg Hunt
7:30-9pm: Glyndon Park, Vienna
Enjoy a family evening of searching for eggs and prizes, in the dark. Bring flashlights. $3 per family member.


Herndon Easter Egg Hunt
9:30am: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon
Bring your basket for a morning of egg hunting, games, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, music, and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. Admission is $9.

EGGnormous Egg Hunt
10am: Browns Chapel Park, Reston
Carnival games, entertainment, moon bounces, prizes, and a strolling magician will be featured along with an ever-popular egg hunt. Ages 1-8. FREE.

Old-Fashioned Egg Roll and Easter Fun
10:30-11:30am: Freeman House,131 Church Street NE, Vienna
Enjoy an old-fashioned egg roll at the Historic Freeman House. Children 12 and under and their parents are welcome to stop by and participate in an egg roll and visit with the Easter Bunny. FREE.

Colvin Run Mill Easter Egg Hunt
10am: Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls
Children ages 2-9, hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures of the grounds of Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. Separate hunts by age group. Before the hunt, make egg-cellent crafts to take home. Rain or shine. Registration is $6-$8.

Frying Pan Farm Easter Eggstravaganza
10am: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon
Children ages 1-5 can hunt for eggs filled with treats and visit animals at Frying Pan Farm Park. Registration is $6-$8.

Easter Egg Hunt at Sully
12:30pm: Sully Historic Site, Chantilly
Bring your baskets and hunt for Easter eggs. Join the egg roll, visit baby animals, see the Easter Bunny and make an Easter craft. Registration is $6-$8.

Aqua Egg Hunt
1:30pm: Herndon Aquatic Center, 814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon
An egg hunt in a pool challenges kids to gather as many floating and sinking eggs as possible. Afterward there will be open swim time in the pool beginning at 4pm. $10.


SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016

Lake Fairfax Park Egg Hunt
11am-3pm: Lake Fairfax Park, Reston
Hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures on the grounds at Lake Fairfax Park. Pre-paid reservations required.

Great Falls Children’s Spring Festival
1:30-4:30pm: Great Falls Village Centre, Great Falls
Celebrate springtime with a festival for children ages 1-10. There will be 9 inflatables including moonbounces, a giant slide, and an obstacle course, as well as face painting and games. An egg hunt begins at 4pm, with 8000 eggs. Admission is $10 for each child.


Bunny Bonanza
10am-2pm: The Heritage Farm Museum of Loudoun County, Sterling
Interact with live rabbits, visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy hands-on exhibits and crafts. Included in museum admission: $3/5.


Easter Egg Hunt at Meadowlark
11am-12:30pm: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna
Children aged 2-11 are invited to bring a basket and hunt for eggs. Other activities include games, crafts, light refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny. Registration is $10 in advance.


Clemijontri Easter Egg Hunt
Clemijontri Park, McLean
This huge playground will offer egg hunts, crafts, carousel rides, and visits with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts are split by age and run every thirty minutes. Preregistration required. $6.

Reston Zoo Eggs-travaganza
10am-3pm: Reston Zoo, Reston
Join friends and family for a day of Easter fun, with an egg hunt, baby animals, and more. Zoo admission includes: Easter egg hunt, face painter, safari wagon ride, safari slide, bounce house, and Easter Bunny photo opps. Admission is $12-$13.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
4pm: Parallel Wine Bistro, 43135 Broadlands Center Plaz, Suite 121, Ashburn
Who says kids should have all the fun on Easter? Parallel Wine Bistro is hosting its first ever adult easter egg hunt! Easter eggs will be hidden all over the restaurant (patio too) filled with prizes that include free drink coupons, a bottle of wine, candy, wine cards and more.


SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016

Reston Zoo Eggs-travaganza
10am-3pm: Reston Zoo, Reston
Join friends and family for a day of Easter fun, with an egg hunt, baby animals, and more. Zoo admission includes: Easter egg hunt, face painter, safari wagon ride, safari slide, bounce house, and Easter Bunny photo opps. Admission is $12-$13.

Free Egg Hunt with Restoration Church
Forest Edge Elementary, 1501 Becontree Lane, Reston
After a 10:15am Easter service, the church will offer an egg hunt, moon bounce, and snacks. FREE.

PassionFish Easter Brunch
Reston Town Center, Reston
Specialty brunch items will be available including pain perdue, crab cakes benedict, eggs sardou, and steak and eggs.

Kalypso’s Easter
Lake Anne Plaza, Reston
Authentic Greek dishes will include lamb kleftiko, barbecued lamb, mousaka, and baklava. Dine outdoors by the lake if weather permits.

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro Easter Brunch
Westin Reston Heights, 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston
Entrees will include roasted salmon, braised short ribs, mint-rubbed leg of lamb, and custom omelets and waffles. A free petting zoo will be available for families.

Mon Ami Gabi
Reston Town Center, Reston
French brunch options will include quiche, crêpes, and blueberry French toast. Lunch options will include steak frites and Maine lobster roll. Surprise treats will be available for children.

Clyde’s of Reston
Reston Town Center, Reston
Brunch items will include Belgian waffles, eggs florentine, shepherd’s pie, and mimosas or bloody Marys.

Reston Town Center, Reston
Brunch options include a cage-free eggs, vegan burrito, and brioche French toast.

Cafe Montmartre
Lake Anne Plaza, Reston
The brunch menu includes French dishes like pain perdue, eggs benedict, and salade niçoise. Dine outdoors by the lake if weather permits.

Red’s Table
South Lakes Village Center, Reston
The covered patio at Red’s Table sits on Lake Thoreau and offers one of the best views in town.


Great Country Farms Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest
11am-2pm: 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA
At Great Country Farms, marshmallow Peeps grow on trees. Kids can harvest Peeps and hunt for eggs, and then roast their marshmallows on a bonfire. See spring chicks and other animals, take a wagon ride, and enjoy several playgrounds and huge slides.

Photo credit: Charlotte Geary

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