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March 31, 2021

Where to Take Pictures with the Easter Bunny + MORE Events to Celebrate

By Tampa Bay Parenting

This is just the beginning of what Tampa Bay has to offer! Here are some of our favorite 2021 Easter events in Tampa Bay and beyond:

*Check back as more events will be added as information becomes available.


Best Places to Take a Photo with the Easter Bunny

There are many events around town where you can snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, but we’re focusing on the places where the picture days are ongoing.

Take your own Easter photos at International Plaza | Mar 9 – Apr 3

Hop on over to the Easter set in the Grand Court at International Plaza for a special photo and a chance to win tickets to Busch Gardens! All you have to do is post your photo on Instagram and tag @internationplaza. shopinternationalplaza.com/events

Easter Bunny Photos at Westfield Brandon | Mar 17 – Apr 2

459 Brandon Town Center
Hip, Hop, Hippity Hop – the Bunny is back! Visit the Easter Bunny at Westfield Brandon for family photos with packages starting at $34.99. Reservations are encouraged! westfield.com/Brandon

Easter Bunny Photos at Westshore Plaza | Mar 21 to Apr 3, 1-7 p.m.

We ‘carrot’ wait for our Easter pictures! Hop on over to Westshore Plaza for a special photo with the Easter Bunny! westshoreplaza.com

Bass Pro Shops Photo with the Easter Bunny | March 27 & 28 and April 2 – 4

Hop online to book your reservation at Bass Pros Shops in Brandon for your chance to meet the Easter Bunny and snap a cute FREE photo! Temps will be taken upon arrival and the photos will be physically distant, similar to the photos with Santa if you experienced that over the holidays. You’ll get a FREE 5 x 7 photo, but you can upgrade for more images. Click here to reserve your spot.


More Easter Events:

Listed in order of date of event.

Easter Bunny at Gaylord Palms Orlando

Easter Bunny at Gaylord Palms Resort.

Spring it On at Gaylord Palms Resort | Through April 24, Date/Time Varies

6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee
Welcome springtime with a brand-new event called Once Upon a Spring at Gaylord Palms Resort! It includes family-friendly spring activities like breakfast with Mr. & Mrs. Bunny, scavenger hunts, cookie decorating, an Eggspression garden, and more! marriott.com

Celebrate Easter at Busch Gardens | April 2-4

You and the kiddos can enjoy an Easter themed Story Time at Sunny Day Theater at Sesame Safari of Fun daily March 29 through April 4 at 11am and 3pm. The big celebrations begin April 2 through April 4. In addition to the Story Time, you can purchase super cute Egg sugar cookie decorating kits at Abby Cadabby’s Treasure Hut. And then head over to see some of the Easter animal enrichments. Friday through Sunday, you can see the Amphibians and Reptiles enrichment art Animal Connections. On Saturday, the Lemur Easter Enrichments are on schedule at Edge of Africa and then on Sunday, the Elephants will have their turn at the Elephant Habitat. Busch Gardens is also hosting its Food & Wine Festival with live concerts this weekend by Sugar Ray (Friday), Sister Hazel (Saturday) and Latin Explosion (Sunday). Learn more here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Land of Natural Delight in Plant City | April 1-3 at various times

This is an Easter event with that’s so much more than an egg hunt! There’s a farmers market, u-pick, farm animals and MORE! They’ve scheduled three days of Egg Hunts for kids 12 and younger, so check here to find a time that works best for your family’s schedule.

Spring Celebration at the Florida Aquarium | April 2-4

Head to the Florida Aquarium for an EGG-cellent day of festive decor and encountering egg laying animals. You might even spot the Easter Bunny as you make your way through the Aquarium. Don’t forget to book your timed reservation whether you are an annual pass holder or buying a one time ticket.

Easter GLOW Egg Hunt | April 2, 6:45-8 p.m.

5613 Skytop Dr, Lithia
You’re invited to the First Annual Easter GLOW Hunt! Grab your basket and Hop on Over to At Last Chiropractic! There will be 2 Easter Egg Hunts ages 1-5 will begin at 7 p.m. and ages 6-10 will start at 7:45 p.m. Atlastchiropractic.com

Underwater Egg Hunt | April 2, noon to 2 p.m.

13120 Vonn Rd., Largo
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

Spring Festival Fundraiser at HorsePower for Kids in Tampa | April 3 from 11:00 am-5:00 pm

There is a ton of springtime fun to be had at HorsePower for Kids and it’s all for a great cause! Your $12 admission includes pony rides, a petting zoo, animal encounters, egg hunt for kids, train rides and more!  Learn more here.

Sarasota Children’s Garden Easter Egg Clue Hunt | April 3, 10 a.m. to noon

1670 10th Way, Sarasota
Join the Children’s Garden for their 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny has been hard at work hiding eggs around the garden. Can you follow all of the clues he’s left? Meet real bunnies and have the chance to win a giftcard! Sarasotachildrensgarden.com

Easter Eggstravaganza at Humane Society of Tampa Bay | April 3 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Bring the kids and your 4-legged kiddos to the Humane Society for an Easter celebration filled with kid and pet-friendly activities. There will be face painting, aa dog egg hunt, kid egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and more! Learn more here.

Easter Celebration at Raprager Family Farms | April 3, times vary by age group

16907 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa
Head to Raprager Family Farms for an Easter Celebration! Egg hunts for ages 0-5 start at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. and hunts for ages 6-12 start at 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.! Meet the Easter Bunny, pet real bunnies, enjoy BBQ and more! Rapragerfamilyfarms.com

Haines City Easter Egg Hunt | April 3, 10 a.m.

307 N 24th St., Haines City
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 | April 3, 10 a.m.

2402 East Cherry St., Plant City
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

Southside Elementary Egg Hunt | April 3, 10 a.m.

1901 Webber St., Sarasota
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

Hop n’ Glow Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration | April 3, 9–11 a.m.
11162 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill

Come join in the celebration with the Easter Bunny, games, giveaways, vendors and more. hernandochamber.com

Easter Egg Hunt in Lutz | April 3, noon to 2 p.m.

1003 Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz
Join us at Full Life Chiropractic for an Easter Egg Hunt! This is a FREE event for the whole family. Find Easter eggs around a safe space and win some fun prizes. Children ages 1-3 will go hunting at noon and children 5+ will go at 1 p.m.! mylutzchiropractor.com

Visit with the Easter Bunny at Armature Works | April 3-4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Armature Works

The Easter Bunny will be visiting Armature Works! Join us April 3rd and 4th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Heights Public Market for visits with The Easter Bunny.

Easter Egg Hunt + Ice Cream | April 3, 1-4 p.m.

Riviera Bay Park
Time for a fresh start to Spring at Riviera Bay Park’s Easter Egg Hunt! After the hunt, there will be free ice cream for all Riviera Bay members. Sign-up is required so they know how much ice cream to prepare! Riverierabay.org

TradeWinds Island Grand Easter Brunch & Dinner | Saturday April 3, noon-2 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m.

The TradeWinds Island Grand will be serving both Easter Brunch and Dinner at their Palm Court Italian Grill restaurant! Enjoy both of the specialty menus on Saturday, April 3rd! Brunch is served from noon-2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30-10 p.m. Call 727-363-2358 to make reservations!

Easter Offerings from Trio of Tampa Area Hotels | Sunday April 4, times vary by location

Three of Tampa’s most popular hotels are offering Easter brunch and dinner specials!


Past Easter Events in Tampa Bay:

Moonlight Egg Madness – Peace Lutheran Church | Mar 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

12600 Memorial Drive, Trinity
Join in on the fun during a FREE glow-in-the-dark Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through 12-year-olds.  There will be games, balloon artists, local food trucks and more. Free to attend but donations for the Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County are encouraged! Peacelutherantrinity.com

Jelly Bean Fling | Mar 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City
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, baskets included! Beyond this, families can expect a petting zoo, games, food vendors and complimentary family photos. Pioneerfloridamuseum.org

Sarasota Children’s Garden Spring/Easter Rock Hunt | Mar 21, 2-4 p.m.

1670 10th Way, Sarasota
The Children’s Garden is teaming up with Sarasota Rocks for a fun day of finding at Sarasota Children’s Garden. Collect 10 beautifully painted rocks by local artists and keep them or re-hide them for others to find! Registration is required! sarasotachildrensgarden.com

Brunch with Bunny | Mar 27, 9:30-11 a.m.

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

Meet the Easter Bunny at Eddie’s Bar and Grill | Mar 27, 2-4 p.m.

1283 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin
Bring your kids to Eddie’s this Saturday to meet the Easter Bunny, play fun games, decorate an Easter bag, and enjoy an Easter egg hunt. Also, enjoy 1 FREE kids’ meal per adult entrée purchase. eddiesbarandgrille.com

Easter Party and Egg Hunt at Playtime Apollo Beach | Mar 27, 3-5 p.m.

6124 US-41, Apollo Beach
Enjoy crafts, music, snacks and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Aged 7 & under welcome, $30/child, $25/sibling, includes 2 adults per ticket! Playtimeapollobeach.com

Egg Hunt Drive Thru | Mar 27, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wesley Chapel District Park
Egg Hunt on Wheels! Decorate your vehicle and bring your baskets for this Drive Thru Eggstravaganza! Wesleychapeldistrictpark.com

Easter Egg Hunt at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club | Mar 28, 3-6 p.m.

13050 Summerfield Boulevard, Riverview
Head to Summerfield Crossings Golf Club for a free Easter egg hunt! Summerfieldgc.com

Egg-cellent Spring Drive-thru at Bob Sierra YMCA |  March 28, Noon to 3 p.m.

4015 Ragg Rd, Tampa, FL 33624
Bob Sierra YMCA presents a free drive-thru event with a Spring theme that allows for social distancing. General Admission is FREE and includes 1 swag bag per car (while supplies last) and admission to the drive-thru where guests can visit each vendor’s booth. Exhibits may feature interactive elements like a Drive Along Egg Hunt, items to sample, giveaways, and more. We will also have the Easter Bunny and other Characters stopping by throughout the event to say “Hi”. Food Trucks will be onsite too for carside ordering and delivery.  VIP Passes are available for purchase. More fun and activities to be announced! Find the event on Facebook at: facebook.com/events/2530476327256682 or tampabaymomsgroup.com.

Egg Fest 21 | Mar 28 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2701 Swindell Road, Lakeland
Enjoy a free Easter Egg hunt put on by the Mi Pueblo Soccer League. Easter egg baskets included! Registration for one child per entry required! Lakelandfamilyevents.com

 

 

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