Find an Easter egg hunt, Peter Cottontail and other events in the Clearwater area

Gazette Staff
Easter and springtime fun for kids and adults, including the egg hunts, lunch with Peter Cotton Tail, and festivals are on the horizon.
Here are a few events:
“Eco-Egg” hunt Saturday at Marshall Street Park
SAFETY HARBOR – The city of Safety Harbor will host its 2nd annual Eco-Egg Hunt from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Street Park, located at 500 Marshall St.
In stead of eggs, teams of children and adults will hunt for “eco-eggs” - air potatoes. The team that collects the most “eco-eggs” will win the prize.
This free event will also feature games, face painting, a bounce house, and music. Participants are encouraged to wear outdoor appropriate attire, such as long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes.
For more information, contact Julie Inman at or (727) 724-1545 ext. 1152.
Southwest Pool to host first underwater egg hunt
LARGO — Children ages 2-10 are invited to Southwest Pool’s Underwater Egg Hunt from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Easter Bunny is missing hundreds of colorful eggs, and they’re floating in the pool or sitting on the bottom. Youngsters will retrieve the eggs to win prizes and goody bags.
Cost is $3 for participants with a recreation card and $5 for those without. Children younger than 6 or those unable to tread water for 30 seconds must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
Southwest Aquatics Complex is at 13120 Vonn Road. For more information, visit or call (727) 518-3125.
Lunch with Peter Cotton Tail
LARGO – Children ages 2 to 5 are invited to hop on over to Southwest Recreation Complex and meet Peter Cotton Tail at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at 13120 Vonn Road. The cost is $5 in advance or $8 the day of the event and includes lunch, themed crafts, games and a story. Parent or caregiver participation is required. Call (727) 518-3125.
Egg hunt at Mandalay Park
CLEARWATER BEACH– There will be an egg hunt at 6 p.m., April 18 at Mandalay Park, 532 N. Mandalay Ave. The event will include several hunts, including one for adults. Admission is free. Call (727) 462-6138 or visit
Countryside center to hold egg hunt, open house
CLEARWATER — Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Open House event from 9 a.m. to noon. April 19.
Separate egg hunts will be arranged by age groupings. Ages 2 and younger begin at 9:30 a.m.; ages 3-5 at 10 a.m.; ages 6-9 at 10:30 a.m.; and ages 10-12 at 11 a.m. During each hunt, one child who finds a golden egg will win a free week of summer camp at the recreation center.
In addition to the hunt, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance, the Clearwater Fire Department will showcase one of its trucks, and there will be games, drawings and crafts. The event also includes an open house inside the center with program demonstrations, free samples, and information and registration opportunities for summer camp.
Parents are asked to bring an Easter basket for each child participating in the egg hunt. For more information, call (727) 669-1914.
Easter carnival planned
CLEARWATER — A celebratory Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. April 19 at Hope Presbyterian Church located at 1698 S. Belcher Rd.
The annual event will include a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, entertainment, goody bags, face painting, games, food for purchase, and more. Bring your family and friends.
Admission and parking are free. Other freebies include cotton candy, a pocket folder and pencils to the first 100 students to stop by the visitor’s table along with a “Happy Meal” courtesy of McDonald’s restaurant, while supplies last.
For more information, call (727) 531-3200 or visit
Largo to host glow-in-dark Easter egg hunt
LARGO — Children younger than 12 are invited to Largo’s Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt at 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave.
Youngsters also will enjoy bounce houses, carnival games, music, food and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Children are encouraged to bring their own basket.
Wristbands are limited and must be purchased in advance at the recreation complex. Cost is $8 per child. The event is rain or shine and will be moved indoors if necessary. Parking will be available on site, at city hall and at the Largo Sports Complex.
For more information, visit or call (727) 518-3016.
Hooters Easter Bunny 5K
CLEARWATER BEACH — The Hooters Easter Bunny 5K begins at 9 a.m. on April 19 at Pier 60 Park. It will feature a timed 5K run and a one mile or half-mile ocean swim. The course for both the swim and run are out and back from Pier 60. A post-race party with awards will be held.
For more information, call (727) 462-6466.
Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival
ST. PETE BEACH – Kids will have a chance to dip and dive for Easter eggs in the pool and stay to play afterwards at the city’s Underwater Egg Hunt and Spring Festival 10 a.m., April 19, at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Cost of the egg hunt is $4 a child. Children are encouraged to bring mesh bags to gather their eggs.
Admission to the Spring Festival is free. The event will feature a bounce house, touch-a-truck, and crafts. The City of St. Pete Beach Fire Department will provide food. For information, call (727) 363-9264 or visit
Clearwater Community Volunteers to host 22nd Annual Easter Egg hunt
25,000 candy-filled eggs and 250 golden eggs will be hid.
CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Community Volunteers will sponsor its 22nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Coachman Park from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on April 20, Easter Sunday.
Thousands of children, ages 16 and younger, are expected to race to find more than 25,000 candy-filled eggs and other goodies. In addition, children who find one of the 250 “golden eggs” will receive a stuffed bunny.
The Easter Bunny and his Mrs. will make a special appearance. The free, family outing will also feature pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, rides on the “Bunny Express,” entertainment, a giant inflatable slide and a bouncy house. Bring your own Easter basket.
Call (727) 442-2099 or visit
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