Chattanooga Easter Events Roundup


Chattanooga Easter Events Roundup

It’s springtime (a girl can dream, right?), and you know what that means! In addition to the allergies and the rain, springtime means it’s time to plan for Easter. Whether you do Easter baskets, hide eggs, or gorge yourself with Cadbury eggs quietly in the closet (just me?), Easter is a great time to enjoy time with your family.

As expected, Chattanooga has a wide variety of ways to celebrate the season — check out the options below!

Chattanooga Zoo’s Hug-A-Bunny Day

April 10 and 11, 9am – 5pm

Hug-a-Bunny Days guests will have the chance to get their photo made with the Easter Bunny, enjoy springtime games and crafts, gather Easter eggs, watch as our Zoo animals enjoy their egg hunt enrichment, encounter the Zoo’s real bunnies, and more!

Adults $12.95, children $9.95, ages 2 and under free (for non-members)
Admission is free for Chattanooga Zoo members.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Missionary Ridge Easter Special

March 28, 29 and April 4, 5, 10, and 11

Ride our vintage short line train for a 1-hour, 6-mile roundtrip. Train crosses Chickamauga Creek and passes through the pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge tunnel traveling between Grand Junction and East Chattanooga. Tour in East Chattanooga includes a turntable demonstration and visit to the railroad restoration shop. STEAM. Easter Pass includes a wristband to participate in Easter Egg Hunt and other Easter activities.

Easter Cruises on the Southern Belle Riverboat

The Southern Belle is offering a variety of Easter cruises this year. Choose one that fits your needs, whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, the Easter bunny or a nice cruise of the beautiful Tennessee river!

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny

March 23, March 30, April 6

Four-legged family members want to see the Easter Bunny, too!

Join us at the Easter Bunny’s Garden at Center Court for pet photos with the Easter Bunny! Pet Nights are from 6 to 9pm on these three Mondays.

Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after them. Pets will not be allowed in any area of the mall other than the designated Easter Bunny photo area. We appreciate your understanding.

Bass Pro Shops Easter Bunny Pics

Dates TBA

Kids will enjoy free Easter crafts and pictures with the Easter bunny. Additional photos can be ordered for a small fee.

Breakfast Before Bunny

March 28th at 9am

Hippity hoppity on over to Hamilton Place on Saturday, March 28 at 9am to greet the bunny as he arrives this spring season. Breakfast will be served before Mr. Cottontail hops with your little ones down the bunny trail to his garden home. Follow his path to Center Court to snap a photo and then have an egg-cellent adventure while decorating cookies, playing games, coloring and more.

Reserve your free tickets on Eventbrite now, because you know what they say – Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow!

Easter Brunch at the Chattanoogan

April 12th 11am-2:30pm

Celebrate Easter with family and friends at our annual Easter brunch. Guests will feast on a wide variety of delicious breakfast items, brunch selections, and desserts. In addition to our delightful brunch, the adorable, four-legged furry friends from Bagby’s Critter Corral will be available for petting and pictures.

Adults $39 | Kids 5 to 12 $19 | Kids under 5 complimentary.

EarthDayz at Rock City

April 18, 19, 25, and 26

Ok, so technically this is after Easter, but still a good time to celebrate spring! Join us at Rock City Gardens during this naturally fun outdoor premier event…learn how to use recycled materials for an innovative and fun make-and-take project, be mesmerized when Vines and Trees come to life with methodical movement, create a unique “Flower Flair” to help plant a wildflower field, see how Art and Nature enhance each other, learn about America’s majestic birds of prey AND learn how to make your own rain barrel all while enjoying the great doors with your family during Earthdayz!

We will update this guide as more events are announced. Make sure to check back regularly for event details, and leave a comment letting us know of any events we may have missed!


  1. The first annual Enormous Easter Extravaganza will be taking place Saturday, April 11 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. It will include free food, giveaways and fun for the whole family! Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, 90 Nick-A-Jack Ln, Flintstone, GA 30725. Call 706-820-1911 for more info!

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