Easter Promenade has South Street hopping

    Celebrants dressed in their Easter finery filled South Street on Sunday for the 86th Philadelphia Easter Promenade.

    They were greeted by thousands who lined the route, which began at 5th Street and ended in Headhouse Square. The scene was bathed in bright sunlight as temperatures climbed into the 80s.

    Jewelry designer and party thrower Henri David, outlandishly costumed, led the promenade, which featured the Philadelphia Freedom Band followed by a half-dozen costumed rabbits doing the bunny hop.

    After the promenade, a best-dressed contest was held in Headhouse Square featuring categories that included best-dressed children, men, women, and pets. An Easter egg hunt followed the contest.

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