2012 Easter Events in the Pensacola Area – UPDATED

When are you going to post the Easter Egg Hunts?

This is the number one question I have been asked for the past three weeks!  There are still several details missing from this list and a few of the egg hunts are unconfirmed.  I will update the list as the information comes available.

Check, double check and triple check the information by following the links before you go to the egg hunt.  Also, read to the end of the post for our tips for attending a community egg hunt.

UPDATED as of 4/2/12

Easter Egg Hunt at Roger Scott – Postponed from March 31

  • Where: Roger Scott Athletic Complex
  • When: April 3, starting at 6pm
  • Cost: Free; please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Manna Food Bank
  • Egg Hunt Schedule: Hunts begin at 6:10pm
  • Additional Activities: games, prizes, a visit with the Easter Bunny, Cat Country Cat and Chic-fil-A cow.
  • Host: Play Pensacola
  • Where: Santa Rosa County Fair Grounds
  • When: April 8, 2012
  • Egg Hunt Schedule: 1pm – ages 3 and under; 3pm ages 4-7; 5pm ages 8-10
  • Where: Felicity’s Closet in Pace
  • When: April 7 at 11am
  • Additional Activities: Storytime, prizes, entertainment
  • Host: Felicity’s Closet
  • Where: R.L. King Park
  • When: April 7th 10am to 12pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Host: Hearts of Love Ministry
  • Where: Sam’s Fun City
  • When: April 7, 2012 from 9am to 1pm
  • Cost: $15 per person
  • Additional Activities: Price gets you unlimited rides and special attractions, go-karts, mini golf, egg hunt
  • Host: Sam’s Fun City
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Easter Egg Hunt (Confirmed by a reader)

  • Where: Optimist Park on Langley
  • When: April 7 at 10am
  • Cost: FREE
  • Additional Activities: Food, games, bounce houses, face painting
  • Host: Gulf Coast Christian Church
  • Where: University of West Florida Campus
  • When: April 7, 2012 at 10am
  • Cost: Free
  • Host: Potential Church
  • Where: Wales West
  • When: March 17-April 7 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm
  • Cost: $12 per person
  • Additional Activities: Steam train ride, Easter Bunny visit, pony rides, petting zoo and more
  • Host: Wales West Light Railway

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Where: Roger Scott Athletic Complex
  • When: March 31 from 10am to 1pm
  • Cost: Free; please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Manna Food Bank
  • Egg Hunt Schedule: 10:30am – Stroller to 2yrs and 3 to 4 yrs; 10:50am – 5 to 7 years; 11:10 – 8 to 10 years; `11:30 – 11 to 12 years
  • Additional Activities: games, prizes, a visit with the Easter Bunny, Cat Country Cat and Chic-fil-A cow.
  • Host: Play Pensacola
  • Where: Swenson Park
  • When: April 7, 2012 from 10am to 11:30
  • Cost: Unlisted
  • Egg Hunt Schedule: 10am
  • Additional Activities: Games, chalk art, prizes and food
  • Host: Unlisted
  • Where:  Blue Angel Recreational Park
  • When:  April 7, 2012 from 12:30-4pm
  • Cost: $2 per car
  • Egg Hunt Schedule:  Not listed
  • Additional Activities: Hayrides, moon walk, craft table, pictures with Easter Bunny,
  • Host: NAS Pensacola MWR
  • Where: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
  • When: April 7, 2012 10am
  • Cost: Unlisted
  • Egg Hunt Schedule: 10am
  • Host: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Eggs 4 Avondale

  • Where: Avondale Park
  • When: April 7, 2012 from 12noon to 3pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Egg Hunt Schedule: Not available at this time
  • Additional Activities: Games, face painting, bounce house/slide, music and food
  • Host: Calvary Baptist Church

Perdido Kid’s Park Egg Hunt (*Unconfirmed)

  • Where: Perdido Kid’s Park
  • When: April 7, 2012 10am

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • Check, recheck and triple check the dates and times to make sure they are still correct when the egg hunt gets closer.  As I always say, this information comes from word of mouth, press releases and flyers I see around town.  The information is not always correct and I am human and make mistakes sometimes (although I try not to do it very often :-) !).  Follow the link and be sure to contact the number available to confirm the time.
  • Bring a basket or bag of your own.
  • Arrive early.  We went to an egg hunt two years ago at the John R. Jones park.  The egg hunt was over in less than 3 minutes.  There were hundreds (probably thousands) of eggs picked up and my two children got a whopping 3 eggs between the two of them.  They were young and were just thrilled with the excitement of it all so luckily they weren’t disappointed.  However, if we had arrived 30 seconds later we would have missed the whole thing.
  • Just in case your little one doesn’t get too many eggs:  Hide a couple of prefilled eggs in your car before you go.  Now that my son is a year older, I foresee some serious disappointment if he only gets one egg.  I would throw a couple in the car and have them hunt for them when we were all finished.  Of course, in my car every day is an egg hunt except you never know what you might find!  HA!

Do you know of any other egg hunts that the community is invited to?  If so, leave a comment in this post with the information.  Any names or numbers not in an official capacity will be deleted for safety reasons.

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Comments

  1. 1

    I believe the Egg Drop at UWF campus is April 7 at 10am at their Potential Church. http://potentialchurch.com/easter-2012/

  2. 2

    I just want to let you know that Gulf Coast Christian Church is sponsoring a Easter Egg Hunt at Optimist Park (YMCA) on Langley Avenue on Saturday, April 7th at 10a to 12p with over 10,000 eggs. We will also have FREE food, games, face painting, bounce houses, candy, and FUN! If you would please be so kind as to add us to your Easter Events list, Thank you so much!

  3. 3

    different areas assigned for the following age groups, to ensure that the children all have fun: 0-12 m, 18m-3t, 4t-5t, 6+

    book reading at 12 pm. There will be prizes, food, ponies and more

  4. 4

    Crown Church 825 W. Nine Mile Rd (Next to Lowes)
    10,000 Easter Egg Hunt! Games, Prizes, Food
    Saturday April 7,2012 11am-3pm
    All Invited!
    Free!

  5. 5

    the tip on *TIMING* and bringing a few eggs along with “just in case” are GREAT tips! Thanks for a GREAT article! :)

  6. 6

    Thanks soooo much for compiling this list. We went to UWF and had a blast.

  7. 7

    Thanks for letting me know, Tonya! I am glad you had fun!