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Where to find egg hunts, Easter Bunny

Where to find egg hunts, Easter Bunny
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Grab your baskets and start searching for colored eggs. Easter season is here, and there are many places to go for egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny.

Here are some of Southwest Florida’s biggest events this season. We’ll update as more are announced.


The Easter Bunny at Edison Mall: Celebrate the start of spring with the Easter Bunny, photos and crafts. The Easter Bunny is available for visits and photos from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. weekends through April 3. Free admission. Photos cost extra. Visitors are asked to socially distance and cover their mouth and nose with a face covering. The Easter Bunny area will be frequently cleaned and sanitized, according to the mall. Located near Dillard’s at Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. 939-5464 or

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt: The Easter Bunny has hidden 11 chalk-art Easter eggs in downtown Fort Myers. Find the eggs and use the letters on each egg to solve a puzzle. The first 10 people to find all the eggs and solve the puzzle win a basket of Easter goodies. Now through Sunday. Free. Learn more at

Easter Egg Candy Hunt: Follow the Bunny Trail and hunt for candy by visiting vendors throughout the flea market. Meet the Easter Bunny from noon to 3 p.m. at Blue 88-90. Takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20 and 28, and April 3-4. Fleamasters Fleamarket, 4135 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Fort Myers. 334-7001 or

The Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shops: The big rabbit hops over to Bass Pro Shops. He’ll be there March 27-28 and April 2-4. Reservations are required and can be made up to a week in advance. Free, including a 4×6 photo. Other photo packages are available for $12-$17. Temperature checks required, masks optional. The visit will be a contactless experience with a barrier between the child and the Easter Bunny. Bass Pro Shops at Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, San Carlos Park.

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Sister’s Easter Catechism: Denise Fennell stars as Sister in this comedy that dives into the origins of the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs and even Peeps. Presented by The Charlotte Players. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $37-$42. Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. 941-255-1022 or

Hoppy Hunting Easter Event: Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts this kids Easter egg hunt that also includes crafts, music, food, games and prizes. 6-8 p.m. Friday. $3 (free for ages 3 and younger). Space is limited to allow for social distancing, so pre-registration is strongly recommended. Egg hunts start at 7 p.m. Vineyards Community Park. 6231 Arbor Blvd. W., Naples. 252-4105 or

Bunny Hoppin’ Easter Event: Includes an Easter egg hunt, games, crafts, prizes, pizza, drinks and more. 6-8 p.m. Friday. $10. East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive, Naples. 252-4105 or

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Veterans Park Egg-Citing Bunny Trail: This Easter egg hunt takes place around the walking path of the park’s Central Lawn. The Easter Bunny arrives at 11:45 a.m. on a Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue fire truck. The first 200 participants to complete the hunt win prizes. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Free. Ages 12 and younger. Check-in starts at 10 a.m. at the band pavilion. CDC guidelines will be followed. Hand-sanitizer stations available. Sponsored by the Lehigh Acres Rotary Club. Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Road S., Lehigh Acres. 369-1521

Flashlight Egg Hunt: Bring a flashlight and a basket and hunt for Easter eggs in the dark. For ages 12 and younger. Includes prizes, crafts, activities and pizza. 7-9 p.m. Saturday. $15 per family. William “Bill” Austen Youth Center, 315 S.W. Second Ave, Cape Coral.

Easter Egg Hunt at First Congregational: This outdoor egg hunt for kids includes photos with the Easter Bunny and other activities. Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. For ages 12 and younger. Most time slots are sold out, but there are still spaces for 11:30 a.m. Free. Recommended health practices will be followed. First Congregational Church Naples, 6630 Immokalee Road, Naples. 514-3500 or

Easter Bunny’s Spring Celebration: All families are invited to this event with Easter egg games, photos with the Easter Bunny, a bounce house, crafts, music, dancing, food and more. Eggs will be provided, but there won’t be an egg hunt. Kids should bring an Easter basket to collect their winnings. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. $3 per person at the door. Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. 252-4180 or

Easter Drive Thru Event: You don’t have to leave your vehicle to celebrate Easter. Just stay inside and drive through this event that includes goodie bags, an Easter Bunny sighting, bicycle helmet giveaways and fittings for children, car-seat safety checks and a food pantry. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Free. Space is limited, so reserve a spot for your vehicle. Masks encouraged. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Sonshine Baptist Church, 23105 Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte. To reserve a spot, email or call 941-624-7200, ext.7273.

Family Easter Egg Hunt: Celebrate with egg hunts, crafts, balloon animals and goodie bags. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Free. Organized by The Faith Center. Three Oaks Park, 18251 Three Oaks Parkway, San Carlos Park. Register at 278-3638.


SHIELD 4 Kids Easter Egg Hunt: Southwest Florida SHIELD’s second-annual event includes an Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free (although donations are accepted for SHIELD’s school-bus bench program). Mugs-N-Jugs, 5512 Eighth St. W., Lehigh Acres. 822-0131 or

AIR Egg-Stra Special Egg Hunt: An outdoor egg hunt for special-needs children. Various activities and vendors will be available. Bring your own basket for each child. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free. Registration required. For ages 17 and younger. Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples. 252-4551 or


Easter Egg-Stravaganza at We Rock the Spectrum: The indoor kids gym hosts this event with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, Easter crafts, goodie bags, snacks, music and playing in the gym. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, April 1 and 3. $30. Face masks required for adults, optional for children. We Rock the Spectrum in Harbour Plaza, 17640 Tamiami Trail S., south Fort Myers. Register at 362-3378.

Estates Easter “Eggs”travaganza drive-through: Stay in your car and drive through an Easter-themed “forest” featuring decorations, displays, the Easter Bunny and stopping points for candy. 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Free. Vehicles can start lining up at 6 p.m. and no earlier. Anyone lining up sooner will be asked to leave and come back later. Hosted by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Collier Charter Academy. Collier Charter Academy, 12101 Immokalee Road, Naples. 252-9250

Plenty of Easter egg hunts will be happening all over Southwest Florida between now and April 4.


No School Day Easter Party: A full day of Easter fun, including music, crafts, games, a movie, egg decorating, snacks and a lot more. Ages 5-12. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. $17. Max A. Hasse Jr. Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. 252-4200 or


South Cape Business Easter Egg Hunt: Bring your kids and their Easter baskets for this free, family-friendly event with goodies at downtown Cape Coral businesses. Participating businesses will pass out eggs filled with candy, trinkets, gift cards and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Learn more at

Immokalee Community Park Eggs-travanganza: An egg hunt with kids divided by age group. Plus various activities and the Easter Bunny. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Children should bring their own baskets. Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First St., Immokalee. 252-4449 or

C’Mon Easter Extraganza: An Easter party for C’Mon members only, including an egg hunt, games, fun activities and a bubble dance party. 9-10 a.m. Saturday. $5. C’Mon, 15080 Livingston Road, Naples.

Melia Cox, 5, gives a spontaneous hug to the Easter Bunny at 2019's Estero EGGstravaganza.

Estero EGGStravaganza: A fun-filled morning with an egg hunt, the Easter Bunny, a goodie bag and an arts-and-craft kit to take home. Bring a basket to collect the eggs and a camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. For ages 12 and younger. 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday. $5 per child. Registration required. CDC guidelines will be followed. Hand-sanitizer stations available. Estero Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. 533-1470 or

Golden Egg Hunt: Eggs will be hidden throughout the skate park. Golden ones have special prizes. Noon Saturday. Included with daily park admission of $5. Eagle Skate Park, 315 S.W. Second Ave., Cape Coral. 574-0490 or

Easter Candy Hunt at Flamingo Island: Holiday event featuring the Easter Bunny, a “bunny trail” candy hunt and more. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. Flamingo Island Flea Market, 11902 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs. 695-7347 or

Easter Bunny meet and greet: The Easter Bunny visits TwinCutZ Studio to meet kids and pose for photos. Plus giveaways and special deals on services. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Free. TwinCutZ Studio at Coconut Point, 23050 Via Villagio, Suite 123, Estero. 949-9099 or

Venture Church Eggstravaganza: The Naples church hosts a community egg hunt at Paradise Coast Sports Complex. Also includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, a scavenger hunt, a raffle, prizes, an inflatable “bungee run,” face painting, a food truck and more. 10 a.m. Saturday (doors open at 9 a.m.). Free. Paradise Coast Sports Complex, 3940 City Gate Blvd. S., Naples. Register at


Dunbar Easter Parade: The 77th annual parade returns after being canceled last year during the pandemic. It starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Dunbar Jupiter Hammond Library and travels from Blount Street to Ford Street, Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Palm Avenue and Edison Avenue. Masks required, and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. An Easter celebration follows from 4-9 p.m. at the STARS Complex. The celebration includes vendors, food, live entertainment, pre-bagged candy for the kids and more. Free. Dunbar Jupiter Hammond Library, 3095 Blount St., Fort Myers. For more information, call Taunya Cola at 823-2153 or Vonda Curry at 634-7110. Or visit

Kyana Cranston, 4, celebrates Easter during the 2018 Dunbar Easter Parade in Fort Myers. The parade returns April 4 after being canceled last year due to the pandemic.

Easter Egg Hunt and Dolphin Cruise: “Island-style” Easter boat cruises with an egg hunt for thousands of eggs on Picnic Island and the chance to spot dolphins in the water. Easter pails and bottled water provided. Six cruises available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. $59. The cruises depart from two Adventures in Paradise locations: 14341 Port Comfort Road at Port Sanibel Marina, Fort Myers; and 645 Old San Carlos Blvd. on Fort Myers Beach. 472-8443 or

Easter at The Shell Factory: Kids can bring baskets and hunt for eggs along the Easter Egg Trail in the nature park. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Free. A $45 “Captain’s Special Fun Park Package” includes admission to the nature park, one round of mini golf, one zipline ride and more activities. The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers. 995-2141 or

Easter Egg Hunt at Beach Baptist: The church hosts an egg hunt for kids at noon. There will also be a kids program with a snack at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Free. Beach Baptist Church, 130 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach. 436-6452

Easter Celebration at Austen Youth Center: Faith Generation church hosts this outdoor event with an egg hunt (for kids ages 12 and younger), cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, a slime station, a bounce house, prizes and free food. Starts at about 11 a.m. Sunday after the 10 a.m. church service. Free. Masks optional. Church attendance isn’t required. William “Bill” Austen Youth Center, 315 S.W. Second Ave, Cape Coral.

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