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The Sarasota Mom’s Guide to Egg Hunts and Easter Fun

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Springtime is here, which means the Easter Bunny is on his way! Check out this list of local Easter fun activities to add to your calendar this month. There are egg hunts and baking parties, egg decorating classes, photos with the Easter Bunny, and even a roundup of Easter brunches. Most require registration and many will sell out, so you’d better hop to it!

Saturday, March 10th

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – 8:00am – 9:00am or 9:00am – 10:00am
Applebee’s Grill + Bar
5908 18th Street E, Ellenton, FL 34222
Have breakfast at Applebee’s and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny for FREE. Tickets are $7.00 per person, children 1 and under are free. Hosted by Major Productions School of Dance. Tickets here.

Peter Rabbit Easter Baking Party –  10:00am
Williams Sonoma at UTC Mall
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243
Hop on down to our store for a fun class that is all about Easter Baking! We’ll bake some sweet treats together that you can create for your friends and family at home! $30 includes a Peter Rabbit Baking Set. Suitable for ages 8-13. Class size is limited, to register call 941-866-6347. Visit website.

Friday, March 16th

Easter Class – 10:15am – 11:00am
Gulf Gate Library
7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231
Come sing and dance with your little ones to Easter animal songs. Hosted by Fun to be Fit. For children 0 to 5 years and their caregivers. This program is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed to spend quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun. View Facebook Event.

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Sunday, March 18th

Easter Egg Hunt –  11:30am – 1:00pm
Harvest United Methodist Church
14305 Covenant Way, Bradenton, FL 34202
Grab lunch from the food trucks, jump in the bouncy houses, enjoy face painting and a photo booth, create crafts, fill your basket with tons of eggs, visit Candy Land to pick up your special treats, and you can also donate canned goods for the Food Bank of Manatee. View Facebook Event.

Easter EGGstravaganza – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
First Church
104 S. Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL  34236
This FREE event includes lunch for all, Easter Basket for each child, Easter Egg Hunt, and Fun Activities (crafts, games, face painting). For additional information contact Children’s Ministry Coordinator Yvonne Wright at 941-900-8232. Free parking in the Zenith Garage on Mira Mar Court. Register here.  

Easter EGGstravaganza –  4:00pm – 6:00pm
Harbor Community Church
2300 43rd St W, Bradenton, FL 34209
Meet on the back lawn at 4:00pm sharp for separate egg hunts for kids 4 & under and kids K-6th grade. Older children are welcome to come help younger participants look for eggs! After the hunt, stick around for food and fun. Games – Prizes – Face Painting – Bubble Machine* – Kona Ice Snow Cones – and More! *Parents may want to bring a towel if kids are going to play in bubbles. View Facebook Event.

Monday, March 19th – Saturday, March 31st

Easter Bunny Photos
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243
Don’t miss this Eggcellent photo opportunity to have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny! Come visit Bunnyville, a three-dimensional, to-scale Easter village! The village features fun twists such as the 24 Carrot Bank, the Hare Salon, and the Hoppin’ Fresh Bakery. As you wind your way through the village, kids can enjoy interactive activities until they ultimately arrive at the Bunny House, where the Easter Bunny awaits for a photo opportunity! Bunnyville will be located in Grand Court and will be open on March 19 at 5 pm, and run through March 31. It will be open during normal mall hours. Bunnyville is presented by First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. Photo packages start at just $24.99. View Facebook Event.

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EGGstravaganza –  9:30am – 11:30am
Lakewood Ranch Adventure Park
13010 Adventure Place, Bradenton, FL 34202
Our annual EGGstravaganza is the longest-running egg hunt in Lakewood Ranch! This is the event with over 22,000 eggs spread across the field and separated by your child’s age to maximize the thrill of scooping as many as possible. You won’t want to miss the grand arrival of the Easter Bunny. Face painting, balloon art, music, and refreshments are just a few of the other activities to enjoy. This fantastic and very affordable community event is open to 2 to 13-year-olds and their families. REGISTRATION: $5 for all attendees, 2 and under are free. Tickets here.

Easter Egg Decorating –  10:00am
Williams Sonoma at UTC Mall
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243
Do you love decorating Easter Eggs? Then this class is for you! We’ll use our egg-straordinary new Easter Egg Decorating Kit to create Easter Egg Masterpieces. $30 includes an Easter Egg Decorating Kit. Suitable for ages 5-13. Class size is limited, to register call 941-866-6347. Visit website.

Hunt for the Golden Egg –  10:00am – 11:00am
Gulf Gate Library
7112 Curtiss Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231
Join the hunt for ancient treasure – a golden egg. This hunt is separated into three different digs depending on the child’s age. Attendee must be between the ages of 18 Months and 9 Years old. Registration is required. Attendees MUST Give 24 HOUR Cancellation Notice to Allow Others on the Waiting List to Attend. Register here.

Paint with the Easter Bunny – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Arts A Blaze Studio
8111 Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Ste 107, Bradenton, FL 34202
Hippity Hop on over to Arts A Blaze to paint ceramic Easter Eggs with the Easter Bunny AND have an egg hunt! Choose from a variety of different Easter Egg designs and sizes starting at $12.00 (pay only for the pieces you paint + tax).  Ceramic eggs last forever and are a meaningful addition to your Easter décor. While you’re there, make sure to do your Carrots for the Easter Bunny plate, a handprint/footprint plate, or a family PEEPS plate! Register here.

Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Autism – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Ashton Elementary
5110 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Easter Egg Hunt for children with Autism and their family. Hunt for eggs starts at 11:45 a.m. Raffle – Prizes – Arts & Crafts – Playground – Face Painting and MUCH MORE! For more information call 813-240-3044. View Facebook Event.

3rd Annual Spring Splash – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Arlington Park
2650 Waldemere Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
Join us for the 3rd annual Spring Splash at Arlington Park. Kids will enjoy a fun day of games, activities and egg hunts in the pool. A new egg hunt will be held every 30 minutes with swim bags provided to participants to use for each hunt. Free goodies for all participants and a special prize is awarded for anyone who captures the “golden egg.” Be sure to bring a swimsuit so you can dive in and enjoy all the fun. View Facebook Event.

UTC Eggstravaganza –  2:00pm – 5:00pm
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243
Outside of the East Grand Entrance
This family-friendly event will include a 40,000+ Easter egg hunt*, live entertainment, food and beverage samplings and children’s activities, including Easter basket decorating, face painting and lawn games! And, the first 1,000 children will receive a free Easter basket! Guests will also have the chance to enter to win great prizes from participating UTC retailers, and participate in a stamp card activity for the chance to win a $200 Godiva Easter Basket! View Facebook Event.

* The Easter Egg Hunt is for children under the age of 13 and will be broken up by age groups starting at the following times:

Ages 0 – 2: 2:15 pm
Ages 3 – 5: 2:45 pm
Ages 6 – 7: 3:15 pm
Ages 8 – 9: 3:45 pm
Ages 10 – 12: 4:15 pm

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Sunday, March 25th

Easter Event with Geoffrey –  1:00pm – 3:00pm
Toys R Us
512 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34207
Our annual Easter event for everybunny in the family! Includes an Easter parade lead by Geoffrey, Easter Bag arts and crafts activity, the Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt where everyone wins prizes, and a raffle where one winner in each store will win $100 gift card to create the ultimate Easter basket! Tickets are free, but registration is required. Register here.

Friday, March 30th – Saturday, March 31st

Cotton Tail Special –  10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Florida Railroad Museum
12210 83rd St. E, Parrish, FL 34219
Travel to Willow on the museum’s vintage train. You’ll be greeted by a large Easter Egg hunt, followed by crafts, toys, hay wagon, sack races and more. Mr. Bunny will also be there. Tickets are required and start at $14.50 per person. Tickets here.

Saturday, March 31st

SpringFit 5K, Kids Fun Run, and Easter Egg Hunt –  8:00am – 10:00am
HealthFit Campus
5880 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL
This family-friendly event will take place at the HealthFit campus with a flat, fast, out and back course taking participants through a beautiful, shady neighborhood. The Kids Fun Run for children 10 and under will also start and finish at HealthFit. All event participants will receive a finisher’s medal and a race shirt! Enjoy the post-race celebration with food, DJ and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Adult registration is $30.00, Kids Fun Run is free, but donations are encouraged that benefit the SMH Foundation. All guardians of children participating in the fun run will need to sign a liability waiver for their child on the day of the race. Register here.

Easter Egg Hunt with Easter Bunny Visit – 9:30am – 10:00am
Learning Express Toys of University Park
8451 Cooper Creek Boulevard, Bradenton, FL 34201
Have fun hunting for Easter eggs throughout the store with chances to win great prizes. And after the egg hunt be treated to a visit by the Easter bunny. Capture the moment with your child and the Easter bunny. RSVP required for Easter egg hunt. Call 941-351-5556 to reserve a spot. View Facebook Event.

Eggstravaganza in Venice –  9:30am – 10:30am
Centennial Park
200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
Easter Egg Hunt starts at 9:30am. Thousands and thousands of eggs, the Easter Bunny, The Bunny Hop, all things eggtastic. Visit website.

Easter Family Workout & Egg Hunt – 9:30am – 11:30am
Downtown Sarasota Waterfront
Save the date for an Easter family workout, egg hunt, and donation fundraiser for High Risk Hope. High Risk Hope provides support, encouragement, information, and resources to women and families who are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy resulting in hospital bed rest, potential premature birth and neonatal intensive care after delivery. Bring a NEW board book or blanket to donate to High Risk Hope and bring the whole family out for this fun event. We will start off with a Baby Boot Camp workout for the adults followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids. For more information please email [email protected] The event is free but requires registration. Register here.

22nd Annual Big Truck Day EGGstravaganza –  10:00am – 1:00pm
Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235
Children are invited to climb into vehicles including a fire truck, buses, construction equipment and more! Egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Bring a bag or basket. Games and other children’s activities too! Food trucks on site. For info, call 941-861-5000. View Facebook Event.

Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast –  10:00am – 12:00pm
Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay
1414 69th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34207
Grab your Easter bonnet because you and the whole family are invited to Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay for an Easter Eggstravaganza. Enjoy a chef-prepared breakfast and the opportunity to take your photo with Peter Cottontail, the Easter Bunny. Join him in Mr. McGregor’s garden at 11:00 AM for an egg hunt and the search for the golden egg! Come one, come all to this Easter Celebration! RSVP today, call 941-209-2466! View Facebook Event.

5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt –  10:00am – 12:00pm
Southside Elementary School
1901 Webber Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
Activities begin at 10:00 am sharp, so please be there ten minutes early to get a good spot. There will be two age categories: 0-4 and 5+. Both groups will have their own designated area to gather eggs. There will be one Golden Egg per age category – children who find a Golden Egg will receive a special prize! The event is free but requires registration. Register here.

Harvest Spring Fling Egg Hunt –  10:00am – 2:00pm
The Harvest Sarasota
3650 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34235
Join us for the biggest fun family event of the year with a Spring Fling festival and massive Sarasota Easter Egg Hunt with over 30,000 eggs. The infamous giant bounce houses and inflatable slides will also be available for all that come. We will also have the Spring Fling Marketplace, face painting, free food and a photo booth. Come as close to 10:00am as possible to ensure parking and participation in the Easter Egg Hunt for your children. We will have separate egg hunting age groups so all kids can enjoy the event without parents worrying for their safety. This event is 100% free and is a gift from The Harvest church to the local community and neighborhood families. View Facebook Event.

Easter Egg Hunt –  11:00am – 1:00pm
John H. Marble Park
3675 53rd Ave E., Bradenton, FL 34203
Looking for a FUN day for the whole family? Come out to Harbor Life’s FREE Easter Egg Hunt! Featuring 2,000 Easter eggs, multiple gift card giveaways (for kids and adults), snacks, candy, and a bounce house, this is going to be an exciting day of building memories with your family. You don’t want to miss out! View Facebook Event.

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Sunday, April 1st

Easter Brunch at H2O Bistro – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Hotel Indigo Sarasota
1223 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
Celebrate Easter at H2O bistro with a prime rib carving station, omelet and pasta stations, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, oatmeal and grits, sausage gravy and assorted bagels, bread, and pastries. Adult meals include one complimentary Bloody Mary or mimosa. $29.95/adults, $10.95/children. Reservations are required, call 941-487-3815. View Facebook Event.

Sarasota Easter Egg Drop  –  10:00am – 11:30am
Hope City Church SRQ
4100 Tatum Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240
Hope City Church invites you to a 90-minute Easter experience including great music, a message of hope, and fun kids programming topped off with Sarasota’s largest Easter Egg Drop. Every kid who attends that Sunday will be given a bag to get on the field and collect eggs after the helicopter passes through! Pre-register your kids for a quick and easy check in on Easter Sunday! *When registering your children, please select the correct year in their birth date and current grade. Register here.

Easter Brunch at Marina Jack – 10:00am – 12:30pm
Marina Jack: Sarasota Bayfront
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236
Along with some specials on Mimosas and Bloody Marys, our Buffet will be featuring a Salad Station, Breakfast Station, Carving Station, and Dessert Station. $44.95/adults, $23.95/children under 9. Reservations are required, call 941-365-4232. View Facebook Event.

Easter Brunch at the Bayfront Crosley – 10:00am – 1:00pm
Powel Crosley Estate
8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
Delight your family and friends with an extravagant Easter Brunch on the Bay at the beautiful Powel Crosley Estate located on Sarasota Bay. From kid-friendly Belgium waffles to a ham and bourbon-glazed skirt steak carving station, and all the traditional breakfast items in-between, your family will be delighted with delicious options. Seating is available both inside and out and live Steel Band music makes for the perfect accompaniment to the bay breezes. $48.00/adults,  $23.00/children 3 to 11, Free/children 2 and under. Tickets are required. Tickets here.

Easter Brunch at Selby Gardens –  10:00am – 1:30pm
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
900 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Celebrate Easter Sunday with a buffet brunch, a leisurely egg hunt and children’s activities, live music and family photos with the Easter Bunny from The Fancy Booth, all overlooking beautiful Sarasota Bay. Multiple seatings are available at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens. A springtime holiday menu includes a carving station, omelets made to order and a dessert bar. Registration is required. Register here.

Easter Brunch at Louies Modern – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Louies Modern
1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Gather the family and head to Louies Moden in Downtown Sarasota for a family-style brunch featuring Floripean flavors. The spread features made-to-order waffles and omelets, carving stations of pig, prime rib, or lamb. A plentiful variety of salads, house-made charcuterie, raw bar, and a dessert area that even the kids at heart will enjoy. Kids will not only receive a visit from the Easter Bunny but will also enjoy an Easter-themed Crafty Goodie bag that will keep them busy at the table or be fun for the whole family when you return home. Reservations are required, call 941-552-9688. View Facebook Event.

Easter Brunch at Muse – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Muse at The Ringling
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
Pile your plate with food from a large brunch buffet as well as dishes from several stations: seafood, carving, grazing, sweets and more. Along with a visit from the Easter Bunny kids will receive an Easter-themed Craft Goodie Bag to keep them busy at the table or for the whole family to enjoy when you return home. Reservations are required, call 941-360-7390. View Facebook Event.

Easter Brunch at Libby’s – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Libby’s Cafe + Bar
1917 S. Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239
Expect a buffet stuffed with Easter specialties at your favorite Southside Village family restaurant. Highlights include three carving stations, caviar-topped deviled eggs, loads of fresh seafood, southern style cheddar grits, short rib bourguignon, and sweet treats galore. In addition to a visit from the Easter Bunny, kids will also receive an Easter-themed Craft Goodie bag to keep them busy at the table or for the whole family enjoy when you return home. Reservations are required, call 941-487-7300. View Facebook Event.

Easter Brunch at Sunday Polo – 11:30am – 1:30pm
Sarasota Polo Club
8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240
Join us for Sunday Polo and Easter Brunch in the Pavilion. $47/adults and $17.50/children 12 & under. Tickets are required, call the Polo offices at 941-907-0000 and ask for Amy. Admission is included in the ticket price. View Facebook Event.

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