Enjoy Easter weekend with your family this year at Callaway Gardens® during the weekend of March 26-27, 2016. As in years past, Callaway Gardens has family-friendly activities planned for the whole weekend.
The day will begin with what appears to be a giant, colored Easter egg floating in the sky … but it’s actually a Tethered Hot Air Balloon* ride. For a small fee, guests can experience the gentle feeling of floating in a hot air balloon. Saturday and Sunday tethered rides* will be available 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and cost $10 per person.
A new Bunny Hop Children’s Fun Run will be open to all children that would like to participate at 11 a.m. on Saturday. It will be followed by The Great Bunny Chase 5K at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration for the 5K is available at www.active.com or onsite prior to the event.
The Easter Bunny will visit from Noon to 5 p.m. with whom boys and girls can have their Easter photo taken and enjoy the festivities.
All ages are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, March 26, at Robin Lake Beach. Guests of all ages should bring an Easter basket and set out to find thousands of candy eggs, along with some very special prize eggs. The hunt for Toddlers to 3-year-olds will start at 2 p.m. All other age groups will hunt simultaneously in dedicated areas at 2:30 p.m. Egg hunts are free with admission to Callaway Gardens.
After the egg hunts, Missing Peace will entertain guests with featured lead singer 14-year-old Marty Joe Barnes.
Sunday Sunrise Service
The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, March 27, at 7 a.m. on the ski pavilion on the west-side of Robin Lake Beach. Marc Pritchett of R.U.S.H. Ministries and Mountain View Baptist Church of Thomaston, Ga., will deliver the Easter Sunday message. The natural beauty of Callaway Gardens during the early morning hours serves as a magnificent backdrop to this service and beautiful music. Admission is free prior to 8 a.m. Guests should enter through the original Gardens gate on U. S. Hwy. 27.
Enjoy These Options for Easter Brunch
After the Sunrise Service, guests can enjoy one of Callaway Gardens’ popular Easter Brunches for dozens of delicious selections. The Callaway Gardens culinary team will have something to please every palate with choices from cola roasted pit ham with “red eye” ham jus and Cajun spiced mahi mahi to roasted chicken with spring onions and smoked bacon as well as a variety of other delectable brunch items. Guests may indulge themselves with desserts featuring peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, New York Cheesecake, and more.
The Easter Buffet in the Mountain Creek Inn Ballrooms will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $50* per adult. A children’s buffet will be available for $25* for children 6 to 10 years of age. For ballroom reservations, please call 1.877.522.0328.
The Gardens Restaurant will offer an Easter meal Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests may choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert from a prix fixe Easter menu for $55* per adult. For reservations, please call 1.855.901.2154.
The Country Kitchen will offer a plated meal for $13.95 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Details on Easter weekend are available online at www.callawaygardens.com/Easter.
Callaway Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Callaway Gardens’ special event admission for Celebrate Spring! is $25/adult; $12.50/child (ages 6-12); and children 5 and under are admitted for free. Tax is included. A small fee may be charged for some activities. An Annual Pass offers free admission during Celebrate Spring! and is a great way to enjoy Callaway Gardens’ many events and seasons. For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com/annualpass.
Make your reservations for Callaway Gardens’ Celebrate Spring! weekends by calling 1.800.463.6990 or visiting www.callawaygardens.com. Overnight lodging is available for those interested in a quick getaway.
Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. For additional information, visitwww.callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.463.6990.
*Taxes and gratuities are additional.
About Callaway Gardens
For more than 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 6,500 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Highlights include a zip line/obstacle course, butterfly conservatory, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails, and special events throughout the year.
In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 70,000 square feet of meeting space, 684 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.
Five unique, close-knit residential communities – with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course – offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.