Looking for a way to celebrate Easter beyond church and brunch? Brunch always sounds good to us, until after, when we’re stuffed and uncomfortable. Now we look for ways to celebrate that don’t involve overeating, especially foods we’re trying to avoid! Here are some fun options to enjoy what will hopefully be a beautiful weekend. (if you need more ideas, check the Stuff To Do post)

City Nature Challenge
Record your plant and animal observations (via an app) during the City Nature Challenge April 14-18 – DFW vs. Austin vs. Houston!

Thursday, April 13

Free Yoga Class
Haggard Park (901 E 15th St), 5:30-7pm
Offered by Yoga Tree. There will be a flow class at 5:30 and a vinyasa class at 6:45. Bring your mat!

Plano Art & Wine Walk
5-9:30pm
Enjoy live music, curated art exhibits and shopping discounts just for Wine Walkers. Participants who visit six or more stops can win gift certificates to local shops and restaurants at the end of the evening. Every participant receives a collectible glass, passport and wine tasting guide. Buy tickets online before the event for just $12 or at the event for $18.

Friday, April 14

Good Friday Children’s Concert
Dallas Arboretum, 11am-2pm
Children’s activities and a concert by family favorite Eddie Coker on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.

Saturday, April 15

Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Amphitheater at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, 9-11am
Join Plano Parks & Recreation for this free Mindfulness Meditation class. We will begin with an introduction to meditation, guided meditation, loving kindness meditation and discussion and questions. Meditation can increase awareness, reduce anxiety and pain, reduce symptoms of depression and improve concentration and attention. Please bring a blanket or cushion to sit on. In the event of rain, class will be canceled. Ages 10+

Photo from KayakPower.com

Kayak Power River Trip
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learn Area, 9am-2pm
Whether you’ve got lots of river time under your belt or have never set foot in a kayak, you’re welcome here! Kayak Power will provide equipment and instruction followed by a six-mile trip down the Elm Fork to a shuttle vehicle. Reservation required.

Eggstravagansa!
Dallas Arboretum
April 15 & 16, 10am-2pm
Make it a full day in the garden and head over to the Camp Lawn for an Eggstravagansa. Enjoy live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn, and enjoy garden games and activities for all ages including face painting, sack races, and live bunnies.

Zip Line Day
Heard Museum, McKinney, 1-3pm
During our Zip Line Days, guests climb a 23 foot tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487 ft. Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Registration required.

Easter Sunday

Easter in Lee Park
Sunday, April 16, 1-4pm (parade at 2pm)
Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas
Everyone is invited to bring a picnic basket and blanket for an afternoon of festivities including the famed Lee Park Pooch Parade, live music from The Gypsy Playboys, an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and food trucks. Well behaved, leashed pets are welcome (no retractable leashes please). Register ($10) for the pooch parade here. We attended last year and loved walking around and seeing all the awesome outfits – on the people and the dogs!

Top Golf
Allen & The Colony
Sunday, April 16, 9-11am
Hit some balls and enjoy some food at Top Golf. There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts and more for the kids (what the heck, you need a photo with the Bunny, right?). $5 for kids 12 and under here. We did this event a couple of years ago (my review). It was cold, so we loved how we could get some fresh air but not be too cold!

Eggstravagansa!
Dallas Arboretum
April 15 & 16, 10am-2pm
Make it a full day in the garden and head over to the Camp Lawn for an Eggstravagansa. Enjoy live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn, and enjoy garden games and activities for all ages including face painting, sack races, and live bunnies.