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Fabergé Egg Festival

Celebrate spring's arrival in Russian style!

  • Admire the exquisite imperial eggs and other fanciful Fabergé creations collected by Marjorie Post.
  • Experience festive folk music performed by Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble and spirited dancing by Kalinka Dance Ensemble.
  • Enjoy stories of Russian Easter traditions in a fun family play, produced by Happenstance Theater.
  • Take part in a traditional Russian egg-rolling game.
  • Step into Fabergé's Workshop to decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg.

Schedule of Activities
Fabergé’s Treasures: a play for families
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Kalinka Dance Ensemble
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble
12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Fabergé Egg Art Workshop 
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Egg Rolling and Egg and Spoon Race
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Russian Easter Traditions Display
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Passion, Playfulness, Process: Decorated Eggs by Bonnie Mapelli
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This family festival is funded in part by the Bonnie Mapelli Youth Education Fund. All of Hillwood's 2019 festivals are supported by a grant from the Sally Foss and James Scott Hill Foundation. All exhibitions and programs are funded in part by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts through the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program.