2017 Easter Roundup: Egg hunts and brunch spots

The Teapot will host an Easter egg hunt on April 16. (Nicole Neri/DD)

By: Stephanie Morse, Bayne Froney and Kara Carlson

Saturday: Bud’s Glass Joint Easter Eve Egg Hunt
4/15 at 6 p.m.
907 N. 5th St. Phoenix

Bud’s Glass Joint will be holding its fourth annual egg hunt through the downtown area. Pick up your maps and get ready to go from Bud’s around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday: 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration
4/15 at 10 a.m.
Irish Cultural Center 1106 N Central Ave., Phoenix

Attendees of this yearly event get taken through a multimedia journey of Irish history. Performances include historical perspective, live music, poetry and dance centered around the 1916 Easter Rising causes and outcomes.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday: The Teapot Egg Hunt
4/15 and 4/16 10 a.m.
818 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix

Kids ages 2 to 8 can participate in egg hunts at this kid-centric coffee shop. Eggs will be hidden throughout, and golden eggs will earn participants a special prize. The hunt starts at 10 a.m each day.

Sunday: St. Mary’s Basilica Annual Egg Hunt
4/16 12:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Basilica courtyard. 231 N. 3rd St., Phoenix

This event will be open for anyone to attend. Children will be able to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt held directly after the 11 a.m. Mass. There will also be a 9 a.m. Mass that day.

Sunday: New City Church Easter Egg Hunt

4/16 11 a.m.
Hance Park. 67 W Culver St, Phoenix,

Following mass there will be an egg hunt in Hance Park. Mass will be held beforehand at 9:45 a.m. at New City Church at 1300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

Sunday: The District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
4/16 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Inside the Sheraton 320 N. Third St. Phoenix
The District restaurant will offer brunch at $38 for adults and $19 for kids 12 and under. Kids under 4 eat free and seniors get a 10 percent discount. The menu will include Easter ham, an omelet station and a build-your-own mac ‘n cheese station. The full menu can be found here. There will also be complimentary crafts for kids available.

Sunday: MATCH Cuisine & Cocktails
4/16 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

A full brunch menu will be offered in this restaurant found in the FOUND:RE hotel. The full menu can be found here.

Sunday: Compass Arizona Grill at the Hyatt
4/16 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. Second St., Phoenix

Take this revolving restaurant for a spin for brunch on Sunday. There will be live music and a visit from the Easter bunny. Adults are $86 and children 5 to 12 eat for $30. The full menu is here.

Encanto Park Alternative Easter Barbecue:
4/16 at Encanto Park 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2605 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix

Not feeling like celebrating with the typical egg hunts and bunnies? Hop out of downtown for the day and celebrate alternative Easter in Encanto Park with barbecue, water balloons, kickball and more.

Contact the reporters at Stephanie.M.Morse@asu.edu, bayne.froney@asu.edu and Kara.Carlson@asu.edu.