Easter Celebrations in Little Rock This Weekend

What are your plans for Easter? Hunting for Easter Eggs? Attending church services? A big family dinner? Or are you just not sure yet? There are numerous activities going on that you may want to add to your list or make them your celebration of your day.

The Easter Bunny makes an early appearance in Little Rock’s  River Market on Saturday, April 7 at 9 a.m. Come help him find his way to the Trolley Barn where you can have your photo made (bring your own camera) and enjoy refreshments. In honor of the holiday, rides on the River Rail Eggspress will be free from 8:30 a.m.-midnight. A River Rail Eggspress Promotions is available providing great deals along the trolley route from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You also have a chance to wind one of six golden eggs worth $15 at River Market and Argenta businesses.

Also on Saturday, April 7, you can have either breakfast (9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. ) or lunch (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.) with the Easter Bunny at the Little Rock Zoo. You’ll enjoy a meal in Café Africa, decorate Easter egg shaped cookies, make an Easter basket, and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. At 11 a.m. you can watch the Easter Bunny deliver large egg shaped toys to the big cats and otters. Advanced reservations for breakfast or lunch are required and can be made by calling (501) 661-7218. Cost is $9.95 for children and $14.95 for adults for zoo members and $18.95 per person for non-members.

Sunday morning, April 8 brings the annual Community Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in Riverfront Park. Sponsored by Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, the gathering has guest speakers, musicians and local musicians. Worshippers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

The Arkansas Queen is offering an Easter Lunch Cruise on the Arkansas River. Boarding for the Sunday event begins at 12:30 p.m., departure at 1 p.m., with a 3 p.m. return. The menu includes salad, roasted pork tenderloin or queen’s chicken, scalloped potatoes, Southern-style green beans, whole kernel corn, dinner rolls, the captain’s dessert, tea, water and coffee. Additional beverages available for purchase. Visit www.ArkansasQueen.com for phone 501-372-5777 to make reservations.

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