2018 Egg Stravaganza set for Saturday, March 24th

EggStravaganza is a celebration of the arrival of spring. Join us throughout downtown as businesses host activities, crafts, and specials. Don’t forget to plan a visit with the bunny.
All activities are listed in order of start time:

2018 Egg Stravaganza Events

All activities are FREE with the exception of those marked with a    for a small fee.


Coloring Activity

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | PEGGS | 127 S. Michigan St.

Coloring Contest

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Yellow Cat Café | 808 E. Colfax Ave.
Participate in the coloring contest for your chance to win a goodie basket filled with gift certificates, candy, and Yellow Cat Cafe goodies!

Bunny Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. l The Tippecanoe Place l 620 W. Washington St.
Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny! $4 for 2-6 year olds, $8 for 7-12 year olds, and $12 for 12+

Egg-cellent Egg Stravaganza!

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  | St. Joseph County Public Library | 304 S. Main St.
Come make a craft from 10-12 and join the scavenger hunt from 10-3!

Arts & Crafts Coloring 

11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. | Color Out the Darkness | 122 Michigan Ave.
One free 4″ coloring page on good-quality art paper and 20% off any of display so you can show it off afterward!

Bunnies, Butterflies, Flowers

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | The Pigeon and the Hen Pottery | 217 S. Michigan St.
Make and Take station outside! Neon colors and tons of glitter!! Spring ceramics such as bunnies, butterflies and flowers will be available to paint. New spring inventory inside.

Candy-filled Easter Eggs

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Madi’s Market | 209 S. Michigan St.

Climbing Wall

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Venues Parks & Arts | The Gridiron

Easter Cookie Decorating

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Chicory Café | 105 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Easter Petting Zoo

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | St. Joseph County 4-H | The Gridiron

Visit with lambs, baby goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits at this Easter-themed petting zoo, brought to you by the Heart of the Farm educational exhibit, St Joseph County Ag Team, and St Joseph County 4-H.


Egg & Spoon Races, Games, and Sack Races

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | DTSB | Gridiron
Free drop-in games on the Gridiron, with treat-filled eggs given out as prizes.

Face Painting

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Bombay International | 122 S Michigan St Suite 110

“Feeling good from my head down to-ma-toes!”

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Memorial HealthWorks! Kids’ Musuem | 111 W. Jefferson Blvd, 2nd Floor
Come plant seeds of delicious bite-sized cherry tomatoes.

Interactive Children’s Concert

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | The Music Village | Gridiron
Wendelyn Daly will do an interactive and engaging children’s concert on the Gridiron.

Photo Booth with Giant Easter Basket

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | DTSB | Gridiron

Pictures with local Pageant Queens

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Miss South Bend Organization | Gridiron

Local pageant queens Madelyn Stuery (Miss Great Lakes), Kayzie Weedman (Mrs. South Bend), and Andrea Kline (Miss South Bend) will be at the Gridiron during the event for meet & greets and photos.

Pizza Promo

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Barnaby’s Pizza | 713 E. Jefferson Blvd.
One large, 2-topping pizza, one order of breadsticks, and a pitcher of pop for $19.95 + tax

14″ Pizza Special $12.00

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Bruno’s Pizza Downtown | 131 S. Michigan St.

Prize Wheel

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Physician’s Urgent Care | The Gridiron

Balloon Twisting

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Fun by the Yard | The Gridiron

Enchanted Tea

11:30 a.m. | The History Museum | 808 W. Washington St.
Fairies will charm you as they show you to your table in the Oliver Mansion’s Carriage House, bright with festive decorations. Also offered are  a menu of savories, sweets, and classic teas, and is followed by private tours of special areas of the 38-room Oliver Mansion. An egg hunt in Kidsfirst is also part of the fun! Tickets are $25/general; $20/youth 4-17; and $20/members. Reservations are required and can be made online at

Visit with Stu and Swoop

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. l South Bend Cubs l The Gridiron

Egg-spress Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.| Dream Coach Carriages | First Stop: Chocolate Café
Hop around town on the “EGG-Spress Wagon” pulled by the biggest bunnies in South Bend! Rides are $4 per person, excluding infants. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be sold just before 12:00 p.m. at the “EGG-Spress” bunny stop in front of the Chocolate Café. Don’t forget your camera! Dream Coach Carriages will also have a Peeps photo booth by their bunny stop in front of the Chocolate Cafe.


Egg-cellent Yoga

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Therapeutic Indulgence | Gridiron
Treaneva Crammer from Therapeutic Indulgence will be instructing a 30-45 minute yoga program for kids on the Gridiron.

Decorate & Plant Spring Flower Pots

12:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m. | South Bend Museum of Art | 120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
All ages welcome to making a craft that explores the sights and hues of Spring. Inside the Century Center.

Visit the Easter Bunny

12:00 p.m. – 5: 00 p.m. | South Bend Chocolate Cafe | 122 S. Michigan St.
Visit the Easter Bunny at the Chocolate Cafe. Pictures not provided. You are welcome to take your own, so don’t forget your camera! The Easter Bunny will also be at the South Bend Chocolate Cafe on March 23rd 5-9pm, March 25th 12-5pm, March 30th 5-9pm, and March 31st 12-5pm.

Sidewalk Chalk Contest

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m | Idle Hours Bookshop | 212 S. Michigan St.
All ages welcome! Winner receives gift basket.

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