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Celebrate Easter In Florida: Top Events And Activities

Easter Events and Activities
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From egg hunts to themed festivals, there are plenty of Easter events and activities to choose from in Florida. Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, there’s something for everyone. So let’s dive in and explore some of the top events and activities happening this Easter in the Sunshine State!

Easter Egg Hunts

No Easter celebration is complete without an egg hunt! Luckily, there are plenty of egg hunts happening throughout Florida. Many local parks, community centers, and churches host egg hunts on Easter weekend. 

Ashley’s Eggsploration

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
March 30, 2024     9 AM – 1 PM

Are you ready for an egg-citing time? The largest egg hunt in Downtown Tampa, Ashley’s Eggsploration, will begin at 9am sharp, with thousands and thousands of eggs waiting to be found! A specific combination of eggs will be given to each age group to find and redeem for prizes. You are encouraged to bring your own basket or take advantage of our bag decorating station (while supplies last). This year, a select number of golden eggs hidden by Ashley lead to grand prizes. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Easter Bunny, enjoy delicious food from a food truck, and have a day of fun for all ages at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park!

Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Drop

Beach behind Flora-Bama Lounge, 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola
March 30, 2023     11 AM – 2 PM

Get ready for a fun-filled Easter at the beach at Flora-Bama’s Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Drop! Starting at 11am, kids can enjoy crafts and face painting in the tent. Then, at 12pm, it’s time for the exciting Easter Egg Hunt on the sandy beach behind the Flora-Bama. But that’s not all – the Easter Bunny himself will skydive onto the beach shortly after the egg hunt begins! Kids will have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny and take pictures with him inside the tent. Remember to bring your own basket and camera for this event. To make things easier for the little ones, the beach will be divided into separate egg hunt areas for different age groups: 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. With plenty of fun activities for everyone, this Easter celebration at the beach is not to be missed!

Easter Egg Hunt & Sail on the “Privateer” Catamaran

Paradise Adventures Catamarans, 4114 Jan Cooley Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
March 30, 2023     10 AM -1 PM

Celebrate Easter in style with our 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Sail on the “Privateer” Catamaran. Departing from behind Bluegreen Bayside Resort and Spa at 11:00 am, we will sail over to Shell Island where we will have an Easter Egg Hunt with over 1000 eggs. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny who will be making a special appearance.

Egg Ocoee

Glad Tidings Church – Central Campus, 2009 East Fullers Cross Road, Ocoee, FL 34761
March 30, 2023     9 AM – 12 PM

The Egg Ocoee event is an Easter Extravaganza that kids aged 1-11 won’t want to miss! With over 16,000 eggs being dropped from a helicopter, as well as bounce houses, pony rides, cotton candy, and even a chance to take pictures with the Easter Bunny, there’s something for everyone. To ensure you don’t miss out, be sure to pre-register for one of the three Egg Drop Times: 9:40, 10:40, or 11:40. Plan to arrive 45 minutes before your desired time to allow for parking and registration. Plus, the first 500 people to arrive will receive a free lunch!

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Cadillac Cove, Florida A1A, Satellite Beach, FL
March 30, 2023     8 – 11 PM 

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Easter this year? Check out the Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Cadillac Cove, Florida A1A, Satellite Beach, FL! This exciting event is perfect for adults who want to relive the fun of an Easter egg hunt. Enjoy delicious mimosas from designated bars as you search for eggs filled with prizes from local businesses. Keep an eye out for the “Golden Eggs” with big prizes from companies like Hard Rock Hotel and Daytona International Speedway. New prizes are being added daily, so don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event for adults. Come join us at the Daytona Beach Arts Fest and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Easter Festivals

For those looking for a more festive way to celebrate Easter, Florida has plenty of themed festivals to choose from. These festivals offer a wide range of activities.

Family Picnic

Pride Park Miami, 1809 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
April 7, 2023     10 AM – 4PM

Join Miami Beach Pride and VEG for a FREE Family Picnic featuring activities for all ages, including bounce houses and face-painting. The Humane Society of Miami will host puppy adoptions, while scheduled events include photo sessions with Pride’s characters, LEGO® playtime, and collage workshops. Plus, don’t miss the chance to paint your pet at Bow Wow WOW! event—register in advance to secure your spot!

St. Pete Spring Fest & Easter Egg Hunt

St. Pete Pier, 800 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
March 30, 2023

Celebrate the arrival of spring and Easter at the St. Pete Spring Fest & Easter Egg Hunt, located on the beautiful St. Pete Pier. This free, family-friendly festival features a variety of entertainment, activities, food vendors, games, rides, and a massive Easter egg hunt with over 20,000 eggs. Enjoy live music on the main stage, kids’ activities, delicious food, drinks, and plenty of photo opportunities. The festival also includes the Rockin’ Roller Rink, where you can skate and have fun with friends and family. 

Spring Fling Eggstravaganza

Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
March 24, 2023     10 AM to 2 PM

Spring Fling Eggstravaganza is a free event located on the main lawn across from the beach and has something for everyone. Enjoy an egg hunt, arts and crafts vendors, a morning yoga session, live music, selfie stations, and even an egg counting contest. And if you’re feeling hungry, you can pre-purchase the Easter Bunny brunch package for just $50 per family of four. This package includes a table and a brunch box filled with delicious pastries, fresh fruit, and more.

Hialeah’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Milander Park, Hialeah
March 30, 2023    10 AM – 3 PM

The City of Hialeah’s Easter Eggstravaganza is back and it’s going to be egg-tastic! This free event is jam-packed with exciting activities that are sure to make your Easter weekend unforgettable. This event is known as the largest egg hunt in all of South Florida, with over 50,000 eggs hidden and ready to be discovered. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be live entertainment, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, and a Kids Zone with rides and interactive inflatables. If all that fun makes you hungry, don’t worry, food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Easter Car & Truck Show

Promenade at Sunset Walk, 3251 Margaritaville Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747
March 31, 2023     11 AM – 2 PM

Join us for a fun-filled Easter Sunday at Promenade at Sunset Walk with our Car and Truck Show! Enjoy live music by DJ Jennifer, appearances by the Easter Bunny, and thousands of Easter eggs distributed by our show car drivers. All makes and models of show car quality are welcome to participate. Don’t miss out on Easter brunch specials at many of our terrific restaurants. Best of all, admission and parking are free! This event is presented by the all-new Margaritaville Residences- Orlando and Embassy Suites by Hilton- Sunset Walk Orlando.

Easter Brunches

If you’re looking for a more relaxed way to celebrate Easter, consider indulging in a delicious Easter brunch. Many restaurants throughout Florida offer special Easter menus and brunch buffets.

Cottontail Tea Party

The Ritz-Carlton, Salt Restaurant, Amelia Island
March 30, 2023     12 PM

Are you looking for a special way to celebrate Easter with your family? The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has a family tradition you won’t want to miss! Enjoy an array of delicious petite sandwiches and exquisite desserts that everyone will love. Plus, parents will receive a keepsake photo to cherish forever. The cost for ages 10 and up is $89, ages 4-9 is $79, and under 4 years old is complimentary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Want to make the occasion extra special? Add the Champagne and Bloody Mary package for an additional $35. Prices include a 20% service charge, and are subject to tax.

Easter Buffet at Hard Rock Hotel 

The Kitchen, Hard Rock Hotel Universal Studios, 5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
March 31, 2023     7 AM – 4 PM

Celebrate Easter in true rockstar fashion with a delicious buffet at The Kitchen in Hard Rock Hotel Orlando. Enjoy live music as you indulge in a variety of mouth-watering dishes, including a carving station with ham, salmon, and herb-crusted prime rib, made-to-order omelets and pancakes, fresh salads, appetizers, and a tempting selection of desserts. This family-friendly event is priced at $75 per adult and $35 per child (ages 3-9), with children under 3 dining for free. Please note that prices do not include tax and gratuity. Get ready for a culinary experience that will leave your taste buds singing!

Easter Brunch Buffet Cruise

Yacht StarShip, 25 Causeway Boulevard Slip #55, Clearwater, FL 33767
March 31, 2023     10:30 AM or 2 PM

Celebrate Easter in style with Yacht StarShip’s Brunch Buffet Cruise! Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere while indulging in a delicious brunch buffet and taking in the stunning views of Tampa Bay’s waterfront. Your cruise includes a reserved table, DJ entertainment, and even a visit from the Easter Bunny for family photos. Choose from two convenient boarding times. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable Easter experience!

Easter Parades

Easter parades are a beloved tradition in many communities, and Florida is no exception. These parades are a great way to experience the local culture and celebrate Easter with the community.

St. Augustine Easter Parade

Old Jail Museum, 167 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084
March 30, 2023      9 AM – 10:30 AM

For 67 years, St. Augustine has been home to the nation’s second oldest Easter Parade, the Parada de los Caballos y Coches. Since 1956, the parade has celebrated the Easter holiday with marching bands, floats, and drill teams, as well as clowns, the Royal Family, Imperial Storm Troopers, the Easter Bunny, and the city’s carriage horses wearing their Easter hats. Spectators line the streets to watch the festivities and trophies are presented to winners in four categories. In 2023, the parade will take place on the Saturday of Easter weekend, starting at 9 a.m. from the Old Jail Museum and traveling south on San Marco Avenue and along the bayfront on Avenida Menendez, before finishing at the Plaza de la Constitución.

Newtown Spring Fling Festival & Parade

2529 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234
March 30, 2023     1 – 6 PM

The Newtown Spring Fling Festival & Parade is a beloved tradition in Newtown, now brought back to life with the support of the City of Sarasota. The festival will feature a variety of vendors, food trucks, and live music, all located near the newly relocated Leonard Reid House at 2529 N. Orange Avenue. The highlight of the event will be a parade showcasing local organizations and community groups, starting at 2 pm on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Come join in the fun and celebrate the spirit of Newtown!

Sunrise Services

For many Christians, attending a sunrise service on Easter Sunday is a deeply meaningful way to celebrate the holiday. Many churches throughout Florida host sunrise services on the beach or in other outdoor locations. 

Easter SUNRISE Celebration Service at Gulfport Beach

Gulfport Beach Beach, Pavilion #6, 5500 – 5800 on Shore Blvd. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
March 31, 2023     7 – 7:45 AM

Join us for an Interfaith Celebration of Easter at Sunrise on Gulfport Beach, led by Pastor Jacob Park, Father Sam Babbish, Rev. Kimberley Harrell, Jay Miah, and the Gulfport Unity Voices. This spiritual experience will be vibrant, exciting, and inspirational, bringing together people of all faiths and denominations in love, peace, and beauty. Meet at Pavilion #6 at 7:00am on Easter Sunday, with sunrise at 7:13am. Bring your own chairs and blankets and arrive early to ensure a spot. This is a truly unique and moving way to celebrate Easter and the goodness of God. All are welcome!

Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, 400 S. Collier Boulevard, Marco Island
March 31, 2023     7 AM

The 33rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach is a free 1-hour event held at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. It is open to everyone and has grown from a small gathering to the largest event on the island! Join the diverse community-based gathering, with music led by Keith and Kristyn Getty, known for their inspirational songs performed by renowned artists. Matt Papa, world-renowned hymn writer and musician, will also join the Gettys onstage alongside four other musicians. The service will feature scripture readings, prayer, and an Easter message is given by local pastors. During the opening welcome, Alan Sandlin will be honored for his years of volunteer work for the Easter Sunrise Service. Beach access is located north of the Marriott Spa and the public access path north of the Madeira Condominium.

Easter Sunrise Service at St. John on the Lake

St. John’s on the Lake, 4760 Pine Tree Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33140
March 31, 2023     7 – 8 AM

If you’re looking for a truly memorable way to celebrate Easter, consider attending the breathtaking Sunrise Service at St. John’s on the Lake in Miami! Celebrate Christ’s resurrection in a beautiful outdoor service as you greet the morning light. The service itself is touching and inspirational, featuring music, scripture readings, and a message of hope and renewal. Whether you’re a regular churchgoer or simply looking for a special way to celebrate the holiday, the Easter Sunrise Service at St. John’s on the Lake is definitely worth considering.

Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, 33853
March 31, 2023     7 – 8 AM

Bok Tower Gardens will host its annual Easter Sunrise Service, starting at 6:30 a.m. with a performance by Gardens’ Carillonneur Geert D’hollander on the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon. Bagpiper Ben Pugh will lead the processional, and Father Tim Nunez of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will deliver the Easter message. The service will end with a half-hour concert by D’hollander on the carillon. 

Celebrate Easter

There are many ways to celebrate Easter in Florida, whether you prefer a traditional egg hunt or a more festive festival. With so many events and activities to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect way to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones. So book your flights, pack your bags, and get ready to enjoy all that Florida has to offer this Easter!

For more events happening around the holiday, check out our Events page.


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Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida and beyond, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

Events are subject to change. Make sure to check the link for the event.

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