Beyond brunch: What to do Easter weekend

Need something beyond brunch plans for Easter weekend? There are plenty of events happening throughout the D.C. area to keep you — and any out-of-town-guests — entertained.

D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney (9) celebrates with teammates after an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Audi Field, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Easter at Audi Field D.C. United takes on rivals New York City FC at Audi Field on Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m. Make a day of it and swing by the neighborhood’s new waterfront destination, The Wharf, for a pregame lunch, boat ride or rum sampling at Todd Thrasher’s new distillery. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Easter eggs present at a traditional Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority in the village Neuwiese, near the city of Hoyerswerda in east Germany, Sunday, April 14, 2019. A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs with the help of knifes, feathers and wax. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Join an eggcentric Easter Egg Hunt Many communities organize their own Easter egg hunts, but not all hunts are the same. The Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center in Maryland puts on an underwater egg hunt for kids and their families. And in Takoma Park, Maryland, join the “Zero Waste” Easter Egg Hunt, which features activities focused on how to reduce waste. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) (AP/Markus Schreiber)
United States Botanic Garden, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Smell the roses (and orchids and more) There’s no shortage of flora and fauna during spring in D.C. Swing by the United States Botanic Garden and catch one of its current exhibits, including the annual orchid show. The National Arboretum hosts spring azalea tours April 19, 24, 26 and 29; and the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens holds Ranger-led programs every weekend, including bird and garden walks. (AP/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Earth Day In the hands of trees growing seedlings. Bokeh green Background Female hand holding tree on nature field grass Forest conservation concept
Celebrate Earth Day This year, Earth Day falls on Easter weekend. To celebrate, Glen’s Garden Market is holding a Good Food Festival, complete with a patio cookout, live music, craft beer and a small business pitch competition. Or, pack a picnic and hang out in the gardens at historic Tudor Place for its annual Earth Day Plant Sale event. Several communities are also organizing cleanup and tree-planting events. (Getty Images) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/sarayut)
Mei Xiang the giant panda has begun the telltale patterns of panda breeding season at the National Zoo. (Courtesy Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)
Easter Monday and Earth Optimism Celebration at Smithsonian National Museum On Monday, April 22, head to the National Zoo for Easter egg hunts, live music, food trucks, games and animal demonstrations. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Courtesy Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute) (Courtesy Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)
The change-ringing competition at the National Cathedral on Oct. 20 brought competitors from all across the continent to ring the bells on the 31st story of the cathedral. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
The Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter at The National Cathedral Passes for the Easter Sunday services at the National Cathedral are no longer available, but Saturday night’s 8 p.m. service observing Paschal Mystery (defined as “the passage from darkness to light, from death to life”) is open to the public. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Glasses with different sorts of craft beer on wooden bar. Tap beer in pint glasses arranged in a row. Closeup of five glasses of different types of draught beer in a pub.
Raise a glass When the Nats are away, beer fans come out to play. April 20 is the DC Beer Festival at Nationals Park, featuring 80 breweries and food trucks. If you’re looking for something more low-key and family friendly, D.C.’s Atlas Brew Works will host an Easter-themed party Sunday afternoon (April 21) in its tap room. There will be arcade games for the kids, as well as a visit from the Easter bunny. (Getty Images) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Ridofranz)
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D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney (9) celebrates with teammates after an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Audi Field, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Easter eggs present at a traditional Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority in the village Neuwiese, near the city of Hoyerswerda in east Germany, Sunday, April 14, 2019. A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs with the help of knifes, feathers and wax. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
United States Botanic Garden, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Earth Day In the hands of trees growing seedlings. Bokeh green Background Female hand holding tree on nature field grass Forest conservation concept
Mei Xiang the giant panda has begun the telltale patterns of panda breeding season at the National Zoo. (Courtesy Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)
The change-ringing competition at the National Cathedral on Oct. 20 brought competitors from all across the continent to ring the bells on the 31st story of the cathedral. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Glasses with different sorts of craft beer on wooden bar. Tap beer in pint glasses arranged in a row. Closeup of five glasses of different types of draught beer in a pub.

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