Our Cincinnati Weekend Picks: April 14–17

Hop to these Easter weekend events in Greater Cincinnati.

See the closing weekend of a new play festival, take the kids on an egg hunt in Washington Park, find Easter fun at the Cincinnati Zoo, go pink for a flamingo masquerade and disco, and celebrate Easter at a local winery this weekend in Greater Cincinnati.

If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate Easter brunch, check out our guide to some of the best brunches in the city.

Last Weekend of Y.E.S. Festival of New Plays

The 20th edition of the oldest collegiate new play festival in the country concludes this weekend with four world premiere runs and a first-ever regional collaboration with The Carnegie and Ensemble Theatre’s artistic director. Learn more about each play and find showtimes here.

April 14–16, Northern Kentucky University, 1 Louie B. Nunn Dr., Highland Heights

Galerie Egg Hunt at Washington Park

Get ready, everybunny, because this is no ordinary egg hunt. Check in at Washington Park’s Porch to pick up a scavenger hunt card and crayon and venture through the park to discover the hidden eggs on your card. Find them all and return to The Porch to collect a bag of Easter treats. The Easter Bunny also plans to stop by for a photo op, plus egg dyeing with local artist Abby Palen and sweet baby animals from Good Green Earth Educational Farm. Register here.

April 16 & 17, 11 am–4 pm, Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine  

Celebrate Easter at the Zoo

The animals at the Cincinnati Zoo receive Easter-themed enrichment this Saturday, including a gorilla egg hunt, an elephant egg smash, watermelon fun with the hippos, and more. Challenge yourself with the Find the Fiona Scavenger Hunt and visit Kinder Joy Treat Stations around the Zoo. The Easter Bunny will also drop by to meet egg-cited visitors.

April 16, noon–5 pm, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale

Flamingo: The Pink Moon Masquerade

The Pink Moon, a sign of rebirth and shedding of life’s unnecessary aspects, returns to our skies this Saturday, and Lotus modern disco celebrates with a costume dance party, drag and burlesque performances, face and body painting, tarot card readings, a gallery of local art, and more.

April 16, 7:30 pm–2 am, Liberty Exhibition Hall, 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Northside

Easter Lunch at Vinoklet Winery

Easter lunch is served at Vinoklet Winery with your choice of glazed ham, chicken marsala, or baked salmon to go with your garden salad, cheesy au gratin potatoes, dinner rolls, and more. Learn more about the Easter wine deals at Vinoklet here.

April 17, 11 am–4 pm, Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain Twp.

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