Eggs-travaganzas Galore – Top 10 Easter Weekend Events in the Sarasota Area

Find the Easter egg hunt near you.

Easter weekend offers a number of events for those who celebrate the holiday, as well as those who want to enjoy what marks the unofficial beginning of spring. Here on Florida’s Gulf Coast, there are a number of delectable surprises and plenty of fun for everyone in your family.

Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or step out to enjoy the beautiful weather, here are our top 10 events for fun this Easter weekend:

1.  Siesta Key Easter Party and Egg Hunt – This Saturday, April 3 from 9:00 am – noon, the Siesta Key Village Association will be hosting its annual Easter Party and Egg Hung at Beach Access #5 at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Beach Road. All children ages 1 to 6 are invited to register and participate. Registration is required for the Easter Egg hunt, and participation is limited to 100 children. $10 fee per child. Visit HERE for more information.

2. Venice Rising – This annual free event draws a number of participants, and this year is no different. Over 1,200 people are expected to be a part of this, offering a wonderful morning of music, fun, drama and fantastic giveaways. Over 12,000 Easter eggs for will be hidden for a gigantic hunt broken down into three age groups.  The location for everything is the Venice Community Center, 326 South Nokomis Ave. For more information, click HERE.

3. Stand up and Paddle! – Not interested in hunting for eggs? Located at Bird Key Park in Sarasota, come and learn about latest craze in water sports on Saturday, April 3 at 10:00 am. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a great new way to experience being out on the water that everyone can enjoy. Whether you want to learn to surf the waves or leisurely explore the calm waters of the bay, come check it out. More information HERE.

4.  Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Saturday, April 3 at 9:00 am at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Welcome the Easter Bunny as he arrives at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota! A breakfast buffet featuring mini pancakes, eggs, waffles and other pint-sized breakfast items will delight children of all ages. $19 ages 3 and up. Reservations required. Call 941-309-2008.

5.  16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – This Saturday, April 3 at 9:00 am at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, the family tradition continues with a monumental 36,000-count Easter egg hunt for children ages 8 and under. In addition, there will be carnival games, bounce houses, an 18′ inflatable slide, and face painting for a nominal fee. Concessions will be available. For more information, go HERE.

6.  Easter Fest – Located in Payne Park in Sarasota on Sunday, April 4 from noon – 7:00 pm. Enjoy a fun-filled family day to celebrate the holiday with festivities for all while uniting the community by helping others. Potato sack races, huge Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, carnival and pony rides and a chance to win great prizes. There will be a Christian rock concert from 12 noon to 7pm, showcasing the best in local Christian youth bands. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Visit HERE for more information.

7.  Easter Egg Hunt Around the Circle – St. Armands Circle – 11:00 am. Over 3,000 eggs will be hidden all around the Circle and in participating stores. 12 chocolate bunnies are the special prize for the children who find the golden eggs. Photos with the Easter Bunny from noon to 2:00 pm. Click HERE for more information.

8.  Marina Jacks Brunch – Looking for a nice Sunday brunch on the water? Brunch as you watch million-dollar yachts glide in and out of Sarasota’s bayfront at Marina Jacks just west of Main Street in Sarasota. Dishes range from $12-24. Brunch is offered Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, visit HERE.

9.  Englewood Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 3, 10:00 am. Located at 700 E. Dear¬born St. in Englewood, the Englewood United Methodist Church. Search¬ for plas¬tic eggs that con¬tain candy or notification that you won a bas¬ket or a stuffed ani¬mal. The 45 min¬utes of kids dash¬ing about look¬ing for eggs is done in 10-minute inter¬vals for each age group: 3 and younger, 4 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 11. Visit HERE for information.

10.  Eggstravaganza at Venice’s Centennial Park – Saturday, April 3 at 9:00 am. Get ready to fill your baskets and have lots of fun with the Easter Bunny at this free Easter egg hunt in downtown Venice. Enjoy music, activities and more at this free event.

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