Celebrate Easter in style with all of the happenin’ hoppin’ events that are taking place on the Island! Take the kids to snap a photo with the Easter bunny or to one of the many Easter egg hunts at the beach. Also celebrate the holiday through sunrise services, special dinners and spending time with the family! Here are a few of the local events you won’t want to miss…
March 23 – April 20
Photos with the Easter Bunny
11 a.m.-6 p.m.; The Wharf, Orange Beach
Hippity, hoppity, hooray! The Easter Bunny will return to The Wharf during the month of March and April for keepsake photos. Young or old, everyone loves a photographic memento to look back upon through the years.
8-11 a.m. ; Flora-Bama
Come join your friends at the Flora-Bama as we put candy into 3000 Easter Eggs for the giant Flora-Bama Easter Egg hunt! Always loads of fun. We welcome anyone who wants to help. Meet in the main bar of the Flora-Bama.
Easter with the Bunnies at The Hangout!
Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM with Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, everyone is welcome! Easter Bunny Meet & Greet at 9:00 AM. Bring your little ones dressed as bunnies for our costume contests! Our delicious Easter Brunch Buffet is from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM. $5 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s!
Easter at the Beach
Grand Ballroom at Perdido Beach Resort
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Begin the spring season by celebrating Easter at Perdido Beach Resort with a sunrise service on Paradise Reef to be followed by traditional Easter festivities including pictures with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt. Easter Sunday Brunch with menu’s selected by Chef Brody will be served in both the Grand Ballroom and in Voyagers with Private Family Rooms available by reservation. Call 251-981-9811 ext. 103 for reservations.
There will also be a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., photos with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an Easter egg hunt from 12:30-1 p.m.
Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Island Church
11:30 a.m.; The Wharf in Orange Beach
The hunt is on! In grand style, the Marina Lawn will be speckled with nearly 5,000 colorful eggs for youngsters to claim including 4 golden eggs! There will be separate age group areas designated for the hoppy hunt. A wide variety of kids’ activities will be offered on-site, including face painting, a bouncy house, giant coloring sheets, cookies and more! The Southern Grind will be baking over 300 sugar cookies to give away during the hunt! Cuddle up with real live rabbits AND snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, all in one egg-citing setting.
Easter Egg Dash!
2 p.m.; LuLu’s
The Easter Bunny will be hoppin to LuLu’s Gulf Shores on Easter Sunday at 1pm for the 2pm Easter Egg DASH! Join us for the FUN, FAST event as kids race for Easter Eggs filled with goodies! The Easter Bunny will be available for photos before and after the dash! The DASH! will be segmented into age groups for safe dashing for all!
Easter Egg Hunt & Kid’s Fun Day
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Flora-Bama
The Flora-Bama will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt & Kids’ Fun Day starting at 11am on Saturday, April 20. There will be over 5,000 eggs hidden in the beautiful white sandy beaches behind Flora-Bama! There is no charge for this family fun day and the egg hunt is divided among four different age categories to ensure fair hunting for the kids. All are reminded to bring your own basket. The Easter Bunny will drop/hop in to greet children of all ages after the egg hunt. Mr. Big Ears will be hanging around in the tent area taking pictures with the kids while families enjoy crafts, games, and face painting
For almost eight years, The Flora-Bama has been the place to be for church on Easter Sunday. Flora-Bama Church , a non-denominational Christian church, invites the entire community to join us in the celebration of Easter. Last year more than 4,000 people came out for the celebration on the sand. This year, the church will have the largest tent available in the Southeast set up on the sand behind the Flora-Bama to house the three experiences on offer: Services take place at 6:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Attendance is expected to exceed the number of chairs offered and everyone is invited to bring along folding chairs for the services. The church maintains their slogan “It’s OK to not be OK,” which means everyone is welcome just as they are!
The Hangout Sunrise Service on the Beach
6:30-7:30 a.m.; The Hangout in Gulf Shores
The Gulf Shores community is invited to what has become a local tradition, Easter Sunrise Service at the Hangout. This years’ service is on the outdoor main stage with upbeat contemporary Christian music.
Sponsored by the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, the service will feature the GSUMC praise team, with the Easter message delivered by Rev. Glenn Butler, senior pastor of the church. As usual, those attending are encouraged to bring beach chairs, blankets or towels for additional outdoor seating. Come as you are and enjoy a casual Easter worship service in a beautiful Gulf Coast setting. The Hangout will offer a special discount on its delicious gourmet breakfast following the service.