Fifteen delightful activities to make Easter with family and friends a little more special this season. Good meals, outdoor fun, and overnight getaways make for a memorable holiday weekend
The Ballantyne Hotel
Celebrate on Easter day at The Ballantyne Hotel for a special brunch and activities with the family. Have the kids join an Easter egg hunt, complimentary to only hotel and brunch guests, followed by brunch at the Gallery Restaurant or the buffet at the Ballantyne Ballroom. Lastly, indulge with your family for an Easter Afternoon Tea with a special appearance from the Easter Bunny.
Sunday, April 17, from 11 am to 5 pm, enjoy a special Easter Sunday menu from Chef Alex Verica. Specials include: Benedict with english muffin, crab cake, yuzu hollandaise; French Toast with milk bread, whipped cream, strawberry, cognac maple syrup; Pork Belly with grits, greens, poached egg, maple bourbon glaze; Short Rib Hash with gruyère, jalapeño, house hot sauce, 1 egg any style. There are also Mimosas and Bloody Marys to complement the food.
The Market At 7th Street
Prepare your holiday meal with locally-sourced food from The Market at 7th St. The Uptown food hall houses a wide variety of local produce, bakeries, and food vendors and a quick way to get all your shopping done with a coffee or snack in hand.
For Easter dinner, take the whole family to Fleming’s Steakhouse. Located in Uptown Charlotte. Expect a holiday menu centering around prime steaks and seafoods.
Easter Brunch at Fahrenheit
Join Fahrenheit on Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a family-style Easter brunch. The menu is as follows and reservations can be made at 980-237-6718:
Starters: Roof Top Salad; Hot Crossed Buns; Post Deviled Eggs; Housemade Pickles and Country Olives; Fahrenheit Shrimp Cocktail
Entrees: Honey Glazed Ham; Roasted Broccolini; Kielbasa Sausage; Mediterranean Lamb Skewers
Accompaniments: Roasted Spiced Potato Hash; Rigatoni; Truffle Macaroni & Cheese
Dessert: Coconut Cream Pie
Off The Block
Off The Block offers an assortment of cheeses, meats, and more, plus free delivery around the Charlotte area. Craft and customize charcuterie boards for a fun activity to do with friends and family on Easter.
Twenty Degrees Chocolate
The sweetest activity to do for Easter is eating the occasional chocolate eggs and bunnies from Twenty Degrees Chocolates. One of Charlotte’s best artisan chocolatiers, they offer the choice of delivery or pick-up for their many mouth-watering chocolate treats.
Easter is meant to be spent outside, where the weather is warm and spring has already sprung. Have a picnic with friends and family around Freedom Park for the perfect spacious venue and outdoor activities.
La Belle Helene
Dine at La Belle Helene for Easter with either their brunch or dinner buffet. Adults eat for $60 and children 12 years and under for $40. La Belle Helene features a wide selection of french dishes including, beef bourguignon, slow roasted salmon, leg of lamb, oysters, a crepe station, and much more! Reservations required.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Start Easter weekend in Charlotte by taking a stroll on Little Sugar Creek Greenway for some fresh air and splendid quality time with friends or family before heading to your brunch or dinner plans. Bonus: Head to Haymaker Uptown afterwards to refresh with a Bloody or mimosa.
Sunday, April 1, from 3 to 9 p.m join DTR SouthPark for all day “brunch” specials by Chef Jonathan Shuler on Sunday, April 17! Features include Chicken and Waffles; Shrimp and Grits; Cheddar grits with chorizo gravy and Cinnamon Rolls with vanilla icing.