Hop Along the Coast to These Easter Events
From egg hunts to Eggs Benedict, Easter weekend is hoppin’ with events from Pensacola to Panama City Beach
La Luna Fashion Show & Tea Party
Saturday, April 1, 3-5 p.m.
The Easter Bunny is hopping into town a bit early as a special guest at the La Luna Children’s Boutique Spring Fashion Show & Tea Party presented by Spears Group and Emerald Coast Magazine on Saturday, April 1, on the North Lawn at Grand Boulevard. Dress in your Easter best to have free photos taken with the bunny courtesy of The Meltdown 30A. A fashion show featuring La Luna’s spring styles will be followed by a tea party including tea, juice and light bites from Charcuterie by Shelli and Kilwins. Throughout the day, there will be Easter arts and crafts, a DJ keeping the party going and the chance to enter into a raffle to win prizes such as a pair of KREWE sunglasses, dinner for four at Tommy Bahama, a La Luna gift basket and stays at Hyatt Place Sandestin, Courtyard Marriott at Grand Boulevard and Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. All raffle proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.
Red Fish Taco Good Friday Crawfish Boil
Friday, April 7, 3-8 p.m.
Celebrate Good Friday at the Red Fish Taco Good Friday Crawfish Boil. Experience traditional crawfish boil fare with sides of dancing and lawn games. This family-friendly event will feature Dread Clampitt, a versatile group that plays bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz and Louisiana Bayou funk.
Easter Explosion at The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Saturday, April 8
The Village of Baytowne Wharf will host Easter Explosion, a day of family fun activities, arts and crafts, face-painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny, himself.
Frank Brown Park Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 3 p.m.
The Easter Bunny will be rising early to hide over a thousand eggs for kids to hunt at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach. The event is open to children 10 and under and will begin at 3 p.m. Don’t forget your Easter basket and a camera.
Schooner’s Little Locals Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
The annual Little Locals Easter Egg Hunt, held at Schooner’s in Panama City Beach, adds an unusual element. Eggs are buried in the white sand behind the beach club. All eggs have treats inside and the little locals who collect the most eggs will go home with a trophy. Children will hunt eggs in the following age groups and times: 0-2, 10 a.m.; 3-4, 10:30 a.m.; 5-6, 11a.m.; and 7-9, 11:30 a.m. The day will also include impressive sand sculptures, live music and mimosa and Bloody Mary specials for the adults.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9
Guests and local families are invited to enjoy Easter at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach. The celebratory Sunday morning will begin with an egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. for children to enjoy, followed by a delicious brunch offering cinnamon rolls, rosemary deviled eggs, a seafood bar, carving stations and other delectable options. Guests can choose from three seating options: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., or 2 p.m. Cost is $75 for adults and $25 for children 10 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Reserve a table by visiting opentable.com or by calling 850-684-6022. Families are also invited to pose for a photo with the Easter Bunny for a minimum donation of $5. All proceeds will go to Feed the Children, a leading non-profit, anti-hunger organizations.
Easter Day Egg Hunt and Brunch at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach
Sunday, April 9
Spend your Easter Sunday hunting for eggs and dining on them at The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach’s Egg Hunt and Brunch. Bring your baskets for an Easter egg hunt on the beach patio. The hunt will be tiered by age. Ages 0-3, 9:30-9:40 a.m; ages 4-7, 9:40 – 9:50 a.m. and ages 8-12, 9:50-10 a.m. Once the egg hunt concludes, families will head to the Island Green for a delicious brunch of fresh and delectable dishes such as arugula caprese, carving stations with herb crusted prime rib and maple glazed ham, an omelet station, breakfast bar and a variety of other entree options and desserts. Brunch is $65 for adults and $30 for children under 12. Reservations can be made by calling (850) 337-9182.
Easter Brunch at Ovide
Sunday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join Ovide at Hotel Effie for a special Easter brunch buffet with delicious food, live music and more. The menu features an omelet station, French toast bar, carving stations, Eggs Benedict, seafood and a dessert station. Reservations are available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Brunch is priced at $95 for adults and $25 for children ages 5 to 9. Children under 5 eat free. Excludes tax and gratuity.
The Fish House Easter Brunch and Dinner
Sunday, April 9: Brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner service, 3 p.m.
The Fish House brunch in Pensacola will feature a selection of starters, salads, seafood and sandwiches as well as its classic Eggs Benedict, world-famous Grits à Ya Ya, baked French toast, crispy fried chicken biscuits and $4 Bloody Marys. Dinner offerings include fish selections, platters and samplers, steaks and the signature, world-famous Grits à Ya Ya. Chef Jason Hughes has created an Easter special, which will be available at both brunch and dinner service: herb-crusted prime rib featuring slow-cooked Angus rib loin, smoked Gouda mashed potatoes and baby green beans sautéed with burgundy mushrooms and caramelized shallots. Served with Dijon horseradish cream and black garlic jus. For more information, call (850) 470-0003 or visit www.fishhousepensacola.com.
Easter Brunch and Dinner at Jackson’s Steakhouse
Sunday, April 9
Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner 5-9 p.m.
For brunch, Jackson’s Steakhouse will be serving from their standard menu, which features a selection of starters, salads, omelets, sandwiches and brunch plates including deep dish Quiche Lorraine, Bill-E Bacon Eggs Benedict, a Cajun omelet and jumbo lump crab cake. Chef Irv Miller has created an Easter special of grilled lamb chops. The dinner menu includes a selection of soups, salads and starters as well as local fish, steaks, chops and lobster. Miller will also be offering a special Easter feature: balsamic glazed-minted lamb meat balls with Havarti risotto, smoked tomato chutney, charred Jalapeño and broken feta. For reservations, call (850) 469-9898.
Compiled by Rebecca Padgett Frett