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Seattle Easter

Things to do on Easter in Seattle and Tacoma


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.

Easter Dates:

2012: April 8
2013: March 31
2014: April 20
2015: April 5
2016: March 27

1. Seattle Easter Brunch

Easter egg coloring and egghunt
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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. 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: April 20th 12pm-2pm
Where: Board the cruise at Pier 56 in Seattle
How much: $59/adults; $30/children 5-12; children 4 and under free
Book it!

3. 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: April 20th 12pm-2pm
Where: Board the cruise at Pier 56 in Seattle
How much: $79/adults; $30/children 5-12; children 3 and under free
Book it!

4. Easter Cruise with Waterways Cruises

Details: A two-hour cruise with a brunch buffet, champagne toast, live music, and captain’s narration of sights along the way.
When: April 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Board the cruise at Kirkland City Dock in Marina Park
How much: $64/adults, $57/senior or military, $38/children ages 5-12, children 4 and under are free
Book it!

5. 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

6. Easter Egg Hunts near Seattle

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.

7. Easter at Woodland Park Zoo

Details: Easter egg hunts for kids and Easter baskets for the zoo animals.

When: April 19, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and April 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Woodland Park Zoo
How much: Free with zoo admission or membership

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