What to do this weekend, April 2-4

The weekend is here! Happy Easter to those who are celebrating. 

It's April, a new month and the beginning of the new season. While still socially-distanced, more events are beginning to happen in-person, which hopefully means brighter days are ahead. 

Here's what's happening this weekend: 

Essex Rec Egg Hunt

When: 9-12 p.m. Saturday, April 3

Where: Essex Parks (see list at link above)

Details: Grab your basket and head to the park nearest your home to collect eggs! Exchange your collected eggs for a goodie bag of treats and small toys at the tent station in each park. Parking is limited, so walking is encouraged. 

Drive Thru Easter EGGstravaganza

When: Saturday, April 3

Where: Essex Alliance Church or Essex Alliance Church - North Avenue Campus

Details: This Easter event is full of free and socially-distanced fun for the whole family. Drive thru to see your favorite characters and leave with a kit to have an Easter egg hunt at home. This event is occurring at two different times at two different locations: 9:30 a.m. at Essex Alliance Church in Essex and 2:30 p.m. at Essex Alliance Church in Burlington. 

Libyan Takeout

When: 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 3

Where: O’Brien Community Center, Winooski

Details: Every weekend, O’Brien Community Center in Winooski whips us a new cultural cuisine for pre-order and take out. This week, try authentic dishes such as dijaaj bialzaytun and kasakas bialkhitar. Register for $20 in advance, as meals sell out quickly. Bring your own bag to pick up. 

Clap Your HANDS! Virtual benefit concert

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 4

Where: Virtual

Details: This online concert and art and music auction benefits HANDS, a  nonprofit providing food for low-income seniors in Chittenden County. Local musicians Dwight & Nicole and Kat Wright & Brett Hughes. Tickets are a $10 donation.  

Sugar on Snow

When: 11-4 p.m. Saturday, April 3 and Sunday April, 4

Where: Palmer’s Sugarhouse, Shelburne

Details: Enjoy Easter weekend at the sugarbush! Visit Palmer’s on Saturday of Sunday for sugar on snow, maple cremees, a visit with the Easter Bunny and more. Enjoy the storywalk, farm barn and watch the sap boil. 

Written By

Staff Writer

Bridget Higdon is a Staff Writer. She was previously the editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic, UVM's independent newspaper. She’s been published in Seven Days, Editor & Publisher and Vermont Vacation Guide. She likes to cook and explore Vermont by bike.

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