American Whiskey Convention: American whiskey was born here in Pennsylvania and what better way to celebrate the birth of an American great than a whiskey convention. On March 25, starting at 5:30, Citizens Bank Park will be transformed into an evening celebrating all things whiskey. Over 100 brands of whiskey and bourbon are available, from distilleries such as Rowhouse Spirits and Whistle Pig. There are forums with master distillers and food pairings. Tickets are $50 for designated drivers, $100 general admission and $150 for VIPs. For more information, visit www.americanwhiskeyconvention.com.
Philly Rabbit Run: Put down the chocolate bunny and start your Easter weekend off with a 5K run/1 mile walk at the Philadelphia Zoo. The course winds through the zoo gardens starting at 8 a.m., two hours before the zoo opens. Registration is $40 for each participant, which proceeds Parkinson’s Disease Research. The fee includes admission to the zoo for the rest of the day, free T-shirt, rabbit ears (while supplies last) and an after party with live music. Parking is available for a fee. Spectators can get a zoo ticket for a reduced cost. To register, visit shakeitoff4pd.org.
Franklin Square Great Egg Hunt: What better place to look for eggs than Franklin Square? The egg hunt runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The event is free, but registration is required and tickets are limited. Children must be present for registration. After the egg hunt, stay at the park and ride the famous carousel or play mini golf and enjoy lunch at Square Burger.
85th Annual Headhouse Square Easter Promenade: Put on your best Easter bonnet and head to South Street on March 27 for the annual Easter promenade. The parade marches down South Street starting at 12:30 p.m. at 5th and South and ends at Headhouse Square. At 1 p.m., there will be a Best Dressed Competition in the square. Events include live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, an appearance from the Easter Bunny and Easter treats. The party goes until 2 p.m. and is free to attend.