People of all ages can hunt for eggs during Easter in St. Louis.

7 Ways to Celebrate Easter in St. Louis

Wednesday March 29, 2023

By Rachel Huffman

This year, Easter will be observed on April 9, so let’s hop to it!

From kid-friendly brunches to adult egg hunts to religious masses, here are our favorite ways to celebrate Easter in St. Louis.

April 1, 2 and 7

Gather your family and friends and celebrate Easter at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis. The joyful event will begin with a brunch buffet in the beautiful Bauernhof Courtyard, followed by a playful egg hunt on the lawn of the Busch Family Estate for children under the age of 12. The meal will include an assortment of goodies, from Belgian waffles to mac ‘n’ cheese and scrambled eggs to chicken tenders. You can also have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, see an array of animals in the stables and go home with an extra-special Easter basket.

April 6

Why should kids have all the fun? This year, Eckert’s farm in Belleville, Illinois, will host an adults-only, glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt. Start the evening with a cocktail at the Cider Shed. Then, take a wagon ride to the outdoor area where you’ll search for more than 3,000 glowing eggs. Bring a flashlight and a basket to gather the eggs, which will contain a variety of prizes such as sweet treats, gift certificates and adult beverages. The event will end with a flight of Eckert’s hard ciders and live music.

April 7 and 8

If you want to involve your four-legged friends in Easter weekend, head to Purina Farms for Bark ‘n’ Bloom on April 7 and 8. During the two-day celebration, the Incredible Dog Show, photos with Peter Rabbit and floral-focused crafts will be fun for all, while lure coursing will be great exercise for your dogs. Families can also enjoy the Bubble Bus, inflatable bounce houses, local vendors and refreshments from Reconstruction Coffee Roasters, including puppuccinos.

April 8

In Eureka, Brookdale Farms hosts the ultimate Easter egg hunt for kids. Scattered across the green grass of the 280-acre farm, kids can search for 12,000-plus eggs, but that’s not all! This year, the farm will also give away more than $5,000 in prizes. Kids up to 12 years old can win everything from a family pass to the Saint Louis Zoo to a Nintendo Switch to a Branson vacation.

April 9

VUE at 612North Event Space + Catering will host its annual Easter brunch on April 9. Located on the fifth floor of the historic Cutlery Building in downtown St. Louis, the brunch will feature a stunning backdrop, including views of the Gateway Arch. This year’s menu boasts French toast, chicken and waffles, bagels and lox, biscuits and gravy, crustless quiche, carved ham, prime rib and savory charcuterie boards; plus, the culinary team will dish out cookies, brownies, danishes and fruit parfaits to satisfy your sweet tooth. Those 21 and older can also sip bottomless mimosas, along with other classic brunch cocktails. In addition to the bountiful brunch, guests can enjoy an interactive photo booth with the Easter Bunny.

April 9

Nestled in the Central West End neighborhood, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is a truly magnificent setting for Easter Mass. Not just a Roman Catholic Church, it’s a distinguished work of art. With its lofty vaults and radiant mosaics, the sheer scale of beauty is awe-inspiring. In its creation, more than a dozen architects’ and artisans’ concepts coalesced into a magnificently well-integrated and harmonious whole. On April 9, Mass will be held here at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., and the 10 a.m. service will be live streamed.

April 9

On Easter, hundreds of extraordinary automobiles will roll onto the Upper Muny Parking Lot in Forest Park for the annual Concours d’Elegance car show. Presented by the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri, the free event features the most significant gathering of authentic restored and original antique vehicles. From a 1935 Chrysler Airflow to a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, all the cars must be at least 25 years old, but many date back to the dawning of the automobile industry more than a century ago.

Looking for other ways to celebrate Easter in St. Louis? Check our events calendar.