Top Kids Activities for Easter

Spending the Easter long weekend down south? Don’t worry about missing out on family traditions such as Easter egg painting, chocolate hunting, visiting with the Easter Bunny – Anna Maria Island has it all.

There is always an abundance of things to do on and near Anna Maria Island, and Easter time is no exception. Enjoy AMI’s Easter events and activities for kids from the comfort of your vacation rental.

Below is a list of some kid-friendly Easter events on Anna Maria Island.

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Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt

Location: 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria

Sandbar Restaurant’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is a hit among local and visiting children alike.

One of the long-running Easter events on the island, the Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt is celebrating its 32nd year. Help the kids scour the wedding and event pavilion for brightly colored chocolate eggs and other treats while you enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by the restaurant.

The Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Saturday March 31 at 9 a.m. Parking available at the restaurant, city hall, and a few other nearby businesses. Visitors are encouraged to ride the free island trolley to the event, as traffic can be congested on holiday weekends.


Pine Avenue Easter Bunny Parade

Location: 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria

Leaving directly from the Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter Bunny leads a procession of children – many of them sporting their best bonnets.

Follow your pink-and-white, floppy-eared friend up Pine Avenue for the 9th annual Easter Egg Roll. This event will feature egg rolling and coloring, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and refreshments.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. The Easter Bonnet Contest will award first, second, and third prizes to kids and adults with the wildest, craziest hats. Entries typically include floppy, tall, floral, ribboned, and colorful hats and bonnets.

The Easter Bunny Parade takes place on March 31.

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G.T. Bray Easter Egg Hunt

Location: 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton

Take a drive into Bradenton this Easter long weekend for the 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt in G.T. Bray Park.

This afternoon full of activities includes a 36,000-Easter egg hunt, bounce castles, popcorn, cotton candy, music, live performances, and face painting. The entry fee is $2 per child.

This hunt usually takes place the Saturday before Easter, but double check the Manatee County Parks website to confirm.


Siesta Key Easter Egg Hunt

Location: 8919 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key

Children aged 1 to 6 can have a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny on quiet Turtle Beach this year.

This annual kids Easter egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit is one of Siesta Key’s best family activities – particularly the younger members. It takes place on Turtle Beach, the least crowded of Siesta Key’s beaches, at the south end of the island.

Each child will receive an Easter-themed goody bag. There will be face painting, a tour of Siesta Key’s ambulance and fire truck, and, of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny.

The hunt takes place March 31, 9 a.m. to noon, and the cost per child is $10. For registration and information, call (941) 349-3800.

Book Your Stay

The pristine beaches and many things to do on Anna Maria Island keep people coming back year after year. Here at Mike Norman Realty, we can help you find your ideal piece of Anna Maria Island real estate.

With many Anna Maria Island homes for sale and vacation properties for rent, our team can find your perfect getaway, conveniently located near the best beaches, sights, and attractions of Florida’s west coast. Call us at (800)-367-1617 to learn more.

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