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Friday, February 23, 2024

Things to do around Naperville Easter weekend



‘Hop around the Shops’ – All Day
Downtown Naperville
Come ‘Hop Around the Shops’ and enjoy special Easter Weekend sales. Visit with the Easter Bunny, too, and free photos. (Note some different locations for photos and other changes from previous years.) On Friday, April 18 at Room 363 (232 S. Washington), and again on Saturday, April 19 at Country Curtains (233 S. Main St.), (11AM – 2PM both days). Get a free professional photo with the Easter Bunny photo compliments of the downtown Walgreen’s store. Special hop around the shops sales are scheduled, too, both Friday and Saturday. For last-minute details, visit downtownnaperville.com.

Judd Kendall VFW Fish Fry – 5PM | $7-$12
Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 – 908 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
The VFW Friday Night Fish Fry will start Fri., Feb. 28, and run every Friday through Good Friday, April 18. Open to the public the family-friendly Friday Night Fish Fry runs for eight weeks serving 5-8PM. Pricing for this year is Adults $12 ea; Seniors (65+) $10 ea; and Children (10 & under) are $7 ea. Again the VFW is partnering with Belgio’s Catering.

Fantastic Fish Fry at Catch 35 – Today!
Catch 35 Naperville is located at 35 S. Washington at Van Buren, just up the block from the Van Buren Parking Deck. All you can eat Fish & Chips for $19.95.

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Friday Fish Fry at CityGate Grille – Today!
CityGate Grille is located in the Calamos Investments Building CityGate Centre, just up the drive from the Hotel Arista. $14. Reservations: (630) 718-1010.

Live Music: Paul Abella Trio – 8PM
City Gate Grille – 2020 Calamos Ct. Naperville, IL 60563
Jazz-Rock-Samba-Fusion? It’s the best phrase to describe what we do. It’s Jazz improvisation meeting Funk and Brazilian rhythms over Rock songs. It’s a unique sound that’s been forged out of marathon gigs throughout Northern Illinois over the past six years.

Theatre Central presents The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later – 8PM | $5
Naperville Central High School – 440 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Come see Theatre Central’s experimental theatre production of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later! The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later is based off of interviews conducted in the town of Laramie, Wyoming, ten years after the hate crime that resulted in the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. As the town continues to cope with the tragedy, The Laramie Project: Ten Year posts the question, ‘How does society write its own history?’


Naperville Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt – 9AM | Free, donations excepted
Frontier Park – 3380 Cedar Glade Dr. Naperville, IL 60564
This is a FREE community event organized by the Naperville Jaycees, however, donations and nonperishable items are welcome. Please try to arrive 30 MINUTES EARLY. Parking is limited and we wouldn’t want your child to miss the Easter Egg Hunt that is over within minutes.  Bring a basket. Note the Easter Rabbit will be available for photos.

Bunnies and Baby Chicks Petting Zoo! – 11AM
WAR Chest Boutique – 4 E. Jefferson St. Naperville, IL 60540
Hop around the shops and over to WAR Chest Boutique on April 19 from 11-2PM. Bring the family and get to pet rabbits and freshly hatched baby chicks!

Live Music: Cirrus Falcon – 9PM
Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 East Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Cirrus Falcon to play your favorite tunes beginning at 9PM at Quigley’s.

Sunday Easter Brunch

Catch 35 is serving up a sumptuous seafood buffet. Adults are $35.95, Kids 6-12 $14 and kids under 5 are free. Reservations can be made by calling (630) 717-3500. Catch 35 is located at 35 S. Washington in downtown Naperville.

CityGate Grille is offering a Golden Egg Brunch 9AM to 2:30PM. The cost is $37 for adults, $17 for kids and 5 and under are free. Kids will also have the opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny. Reservations can be made by calling (630) 718-1010. CityGate Grille is located in the Calamos Investments building at I-88 and Rt. 59.

Heaven on Seven will spice up palates with an a la carte Cajun inspired brunch, 10AM to 3PM. Live piano will also liven up the mood. For reservations, call (630) 717-0777. Heaven on Seven is located at 224 S. Main St.

Meson Sabika, located in the historic mansion at 1025 Aurora Ave. will provide guest with a lavish tapas offering. Adults are $42.95, kid 7-12 are $17.95 and 6 and under are complimentary. For reservations call (630) 983-3000 x2.

SugarToad at Hotel Arista will debut its new “So Not Suburban Brunch Menu.” Diners will also enjoy a build-your-own bloody Mary bar and kids will be delighted with special “brunch boxes.” Brunch will be offered 7AM to 3PM. For reservations, call (630) 778-8623. SugarToad is located at 2139 CityGate Lane adjacent to Hotel Arista.

For a complete list of Naperville restaurants including Hugo’s Frog Bar and SugarToad at the Hotel Arista, visit www.dinenaperville.com.

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