There are many things to do on Easter in Seattle, especially if you appreciate a brunch or buffet. Easter brunch options range from casual restaurants, to fine dining establishments, to several cruises. Easter egg hunts, mass at the beautiful St. James Cathedral, and a swing dance competition are more ideas.
2012: April 8
2013: March 31
2014: April 20
2015: April 5
2016: March 27
1. Seattle Easter Brunch
Easter buffets and brunches are plentiful in Seattle and Tacoma, and are available at just about every price point from moderate to upscale. View the current list of Easter restaurants in Seattle and Tacoma to find out what’s on where.
For moderately priced buffets and brunches, look to the Anthony’s chain, which has restaurants in Tacoma, Seattle, Gig Harbor, Kirkland, and other Puget Sound cities. Many locations offer a set-price Easter dinner for about $30/person. Other chains that commonly have an Easter brunch or dinner include Salty’s, the Melting Pot, and Il Fornaio.
In Tacoma specifically, the usual round of fine dining restaurants located in downtown often offer brunch and/or dinners. These include the Melting Pot, Pacific Grill, and Stanley and Seafort’s on McKinley Hill. Many Tacoma restaurants have regular Sunday brunches.
2. Seattle Easter Swing
Details: A swing dance extravaganza filled with workshops, dances, and competitions. Reservations necessary. Call 206-244-4800 for more information.
When: March 28-31
Where: Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
How much: $135/3-day adult pass; $45/3-day junior pass
3. Easter Brunch Cruise with Queen of Seattle
Details: A brunch buffet complete with mimosas and cocktails (added fee) on a steam-powered paddle boat.
When: March 31, 10 a.m. (boarding starts at 9 a.m.)
Where: Ship departs from Lake Union Park
How much: $55/adults; $27/children
4. Easter Cruise with Waterways CruisesDetails: A two-hour cruise with a brunch buffet, champagne toast, live music, and captain’s narration of sights along the way.
When: TBAbr> Where: Board the cruise at Kirkland City Dock in Marina Park
How much: TBA
5. Easter at Blake Island with Argosy Cruises
Details: A great event for families. Enjoy the traditional salmon meal on Blake Island along with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt.
When: March 31, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: Board the cruise at Pier 55 in Seattle
How much: $79.95/adults; $30/children 5-12; children 4 and under free
6. Easter Brunch on the Royal Argosy
Details: Brunch buffet on the Royal Argosy, including an on-board Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny photos, and live music.
When: March 31, 12 – 2 p.m.
Where: Board the cruise at Pier 56 in Seattle
How much: $60/adults; $22/children 5-12; children 4 and under free
7. Easter Mass
There are a number of locations to attend Easter Mass if you don’t already have a regular church. These include:
- St James Cathedral - 804 9th Avenue, Seattle
- Seattle University - 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, Chapel of St. Ignatius
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 140 E 56th Street, Tacoma
- St Leo’s at 710 S 13th Street, Tacoma
If you have kids and don’t want to hide Easter eggs all around your yard, there are several Easter egg hunts in Seattle. Check out the Seattle Children’s Museum, Woodland Park Zoo, and local farms. Even Blake Island gets into the fun with an Easter egg hunt during its cruises on Easter day.