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March 20, 2019

Easter Events in Tampa Bay: Our Top Picks

By Tampa Bay Parenting

This is just the beginning of what Tampa Bay has to offer! Here are some of our favorite 2019 Easter events in Tampa Bay and beyond:

Gaylord Palms Easter Extravaganza | 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee | Mar 8 – Apr 21, Date/Time Varies

Welcome springtime with this Easter extravaganza! Not only will there be a meet and greet with the Easter bunny himself but guests will also enjoy enormous eggs, a bunny scavenger hunt, and pool parties. With 4.5 acres of atrium gardens, there’s plenty of places to hide and many eggs to seek. marriott.com

Easter Bunny Photos at International Plaza | Mar 29 to Apr 20

Hop on over to Bunnyville in the Grand Court at International Plaza for a special photo with the Easter Bunny! There’s even a chance to receive complimentary Busch Gardens tickets! Visit shopinternationalplaza.com/bunnygift

Brunch with Bunny | Highland Recreation Center | Apr 6, 9 a.m. and Apr 11 10:30 a.m.

Hop over to the Southwest Recreation Complex and Highland Recreation Complex for brunch with the Easter Bunny. Crafts and games themed for spring will also be featured. playlargo.com

Jelly Bean Fling | 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City | Apr 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kids and families can enjoy a wide array of activities to celebrate the holiday at the Florida Pioneer Museum. The Easter bunny and egg hunts for each age group will be available, bags included! Beyond this, families can expect bounce houses, a petting zoo, games and a barrel train ride with Conductor Joe. Pioneerfloridamuseum.org

Sarasota Children’s Garden Adult Easter Egg Hunt | 1670 10th Way, Sarasota | Apr 6, 4 – 8 p.m.

Don’t miss the fundraiser for The Children’s Garden and Art Center. Tickets are $45 for Garden members and $50 for non-members.  Event will include drinks and an egg hunt as well as dinner and dessert after all the eggs are found! www.sarasotachildrensgarden.com

Bunny Bonanza at Westfield Brandon | 459 Brandon Town Center | April 7, 1 to 3 p.m. 
Bunny Bonanza will feature a bunny and duckling petting zoo, face painters, balloon animals and a scavenger hunt. The first 200 children will also get a FREE Easter basket for the scavenger hunt! And of course the Easter Bunny will be available for photographs. Photos can be purchased at westfield.com/Brandon

Easter Egg Hunt at Radiant Church | Blake Highschool Downtown Tampa | April 14, Noon

Join Radiant Church at their downtown location as they host their annual Easter egg hunt! This year they plan to give away over 50,000 eggs!! They will also host egg hunts at MacDill Air Force Base (April 13, 9 a.m.) and Canterbury School in St. Petersburg (April 14, 12:30 p.m.). Go to weareradiant.com for more information.

Hyde Park Hop at Hyde Park Village in South Tampa | April 14 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Join Hyde Park Village and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for our first ever Hyde Park Hop!
Bring your pups for photos with the Easter bunny*, doggy Easter egg hunts, face painting for the kiddos, caricature artists, and pups for adoption on site! There will also be food, music, caricature artists, face painters, and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

*Please note that photos with the Easter bunny will require a $10 donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. RSVP here.

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt | 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin | Apr 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Grab a flashlight and basket to hunt for eggs under the night sky at Dunedin’s MLK Jr. Recreation Center. Kids can take part in games, crafts and a hot dog picnic with free children’s meals. Prices vary based on time. Dunedingov.com

Easter Events at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | April 14-21, times vary by event

Busch Gardens is celebrating the holiday with a variety of events from photos with the Easter Bunny at the Bird Garden Overlook April 14-21 at 11:30 am. Your kiddos can enjoy an Easter themed story time April 15-21 on weekdays from 1:00 pm-3:15 pm and weekends from 1:30 pm-3:15 pm. On April 17 and 18, watch as the elephants go on an Easter egg hunt. buschgardens.com

Underwater Egg Hunt | 13120 Vonn Rd., Largo | Apr 19, Noon – 2 p.m.

Children ages 5+ are invited to help the Easter Bunny find hundreds of colorful eggs in the Southwest Pool. Some are floating and others have sunk to the bottom. The cost is $5 for wristbands. Largo.com

Cottontail Special in Parrish | 12210 83rd St. E., Parrish | April 19 & 20, various times

Take a 2.5-hour diesel powered train ride to an egg hunt with Mr. Bunny at The Florida Railroad Museum. Bring your camera because the Easter Bunny will greet each child. Price is $14.50-$32.50. frrm.org

The Florida Aquarium Spring Celebration | April 19-21

Join The Florida Aquarium for a Celebration of Spring under sea! Enjoy an underwater egg scavenger hunt, spring-themed enrichments with our animal residents, SCUBA diving bunny and photos with the Easter Bunny. *Additional purchase required. Underwater egg hunt is for kids 12 and under. flaquarium.org

Egg Hunt at Glazer Children’s Museum | Downtown Tampa | April 20, 8-10 a.m.

Hunt for thousands of eggs hidden the exhibits, meet the Easter Bunny, and take home prizes at Glazer Children’s Museum’s annual Egg Hunt. All activities, snacks, and an entire day of Museum play is included with admission. $20 Admission, $15 for GCM Members. Buy tickets at GlazerMuseum.org/egghunt

Bunny Brunch in Dunedin | 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin | Apr 20, 9 – 11 a.m.

Celebrate the holiday by brunching with the Easter Bunny himself! Arts and crafts as well as an Easter egg hunt will also take place during the event. Don’t forget to bring along your camera for pictures. Dunedin.org

Heights Spring Festival at Armature Works in Tampa | April 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Armature Works is pleased to announce the Heights Spring Festival, in partnership with Tampa YMCA. Join us April 20th on the West Lawn, from 10am – 5pm, to celebrate all things Spring. There will be visits from the Easter bunny, an egg hunt, petting zoo, egg decorating, bounce houses, live music and more fun for the whole family. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Those wishing to participate in the egg hunt please register via the following link: https://tinyurl.com/yxwaw8s3

Schedule of Events:
Easter Egg Hunt on Front Lawn: 10am – 10:30am (5 years old and under)
Easter Egg Hunt on West Lawn: 10:30am – 11am (5 – 10 years old)
Easter Bunny Photo Ops: 11am – 3pm
Petting Zoo: 11am – 2pm
Bounce Houses 11am – 3pm
Egg Decorating/ Craft Corner: 11am – 5pm
Face Painting: 11am – 5pm
Cookie Decorating: 11am – 5pm

Haines City Easter Egg Hunt | 2401 E. Johnson Ave., Haines City | Apr 20, 10 a.m.

Join Haines city for their annual Easter egg hunt. Ages 2-10 are welcome and the egg hunts will be divided into age groups. Don’t forget to take a picture with the Easter Bunny! Hainescity.org

Plant City Easter Egg Hunt | 2402 East Cherry St., Plant City | Apr 20, 10 a.m.

Head to Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex for a free Easter egg hunt sponsored by area churches and businesses. Kids can bring their own basket and join their age group for the search for hidden eggs. Egg Hunt is free for all kids ages 3-11. plantcitygov.com

Kerby’s Nursery 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt | 2311 S Parsons Ave., Seffner | Apr 20, 10 a.m.

Grab your Easter baskets and get ready to hunt! See how many eggs the kids can find hidden among Kerby’s flowers. Kerbysnursery.com

Southside Elementary Egg Hunt | 1901 Webber St., Sarasota | Apr 20, 9:30 a.m.

Register online for this Easter egg hunt that includes a golden egg. Children will be split into two age groups and each hunt will feature a golden egg that will earn the finder a special prize. Eventbrite.com

Brandon Regional’s 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt | 119 Oakfield Dr, Brandon | Apr 20, 10 a.m. – noon

Come join in the Easter celebration outside of the pediatric ER of Brandon Regional Hospital. This event is free and will feature eggs crafts, game and more! Egg hunt is held at 11 a.m. Parking will be available in the Tower A parking garage. brandonhospital.com

Hop n’ Glow Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration | 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill | Apr 20, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Everything glows at this black-light bunny hop dance party with black-light face painting, age-specific egg hunts, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, games, giveaways, entertainment and activities. Hernandochamber.com

Mission City Church Egg Drop | April 20, 8:30a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Head over to Mission City Church in Largo for their Egg Drop! They are hosting 3 separate drops this year so you have multiple opportunities to catch some eggs. missioncitychurch.com

USF’s Fowler Field Easter Eggstravaganza | April 21, 10 a.m.

20,000 eggs are being set to drop onto USF’s Fowler Field! Their will be a brief worship service starting at 10 a.m. and an exciting helicopter drop to follow! The event is being held by Winners’ Worship Center and provides kids ages 4 to 12 an opportunity to enjoy an egg hunt along with an all-ages kids’ play Zone with a game truck and prizes. Visit www.imawinner.org/events for more info.

Easter Egg Hunt at Palma Ceia United Methodist | 3723 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa | Apr 21, 9:40 & 11 a.m.

Palma Ceia Methodist is hosting an easter egg hunt between their Sunday Services. Palmaceiaumc.org

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