Grab Your Easter Bonnet! It’s Time for One of #Philly’s Oldest Easter Traditions!

Say it Rah-shay By Mar 25, 2014 1 Comment

When The Bee was little we watched Easter Parade starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland so much that I darn near had it memorized. Hannah and Hewes were a couple of swells and we would sing our heart out as they performed and got ready for their Easter parade, while falling in love of course.

This year, Philly residents can celebrate one of our city’s oldest Easter traditions as South Street Headhouse District presents the 83rd Easter Promenade on Sunday, April 20th. Hundreds of families will fill the street as they wear their Sunday best and join master of ceremonies Henri David, musicians, the Easter Bunny, and even Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail. hop on down to South Street Headhouse District for some FREE, egg-citing family fun during the 83rd annual Easter Promenade on Sunday, April 20, 2014.  Come dressed in your Easter SundayBest and promenade down South Street in this grand and popular tradition. Master of ceremonies Henri David returns to lead the parade from Passyunk Avenue/South Street down to Headhouse Square (2nd Street).  Enjoy Easter treats, live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, the Bunny Hop, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail and much more until 2:00pm. Bring your camera and stick around to meet the Easter Bunny himself, and see who wins the best dressed contests!

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Children and adults can enter to be crowned Best Dressed, or Best Easter Bonnet – even your pet can win big if he or she is looking spiffy! Celebrity judges will announce the winners in 12 categories, including:

Best Dressed Little Girl (2-5 years)
Best Dressed Little Boy (2-5 years)
Best Dressed Young Girl (6-12 years)
Best Dressed Young Boy  (6-12 years)
Best Dressed Teen Girl (13-19 years)
Best Dressed Teen Boy (13-19 years)
Best Dressed Woman (20+ years)
Best Dressed Man (20+ years)
Best Dressed Family
Best Dressed Pet
Best Easter Bonnet
Best South Street Razzle Dazzle
Don’t miss this FREE family event, filled with fun and surprises! Come to the District before the Promenade or stay afterwards to enjoy a fabulous brunch at one of our wonderful restaurants or enjoy a day of shopping in our wide variety of stores. For more information, visit or call 215-413-3713.

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The South Street Headhouse District is a renowned commercial corridor and home to over 400 unique businesses, including some of the best restaurants, retailers, and services in the region.  The South Street Headhouse District, home of historic Fabric Row and Philadelphia Magic Gardens, is also one of the top tourist destinations in Philadelphia, with over one million visitors each year.  Surrounded by the historic neighborhoods of Society Hill, Queen Village, Bella Vista, and Washington Square West, the South Street Headhouse District is great place to eat, shop, play, and live.


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1 Comment

  1. Chasing Joy says:

    I have lived in Philly for all of my 34 years and never knew about this.

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