Easter is almost here, and there are lots of holiday-related things to do this weekend in Sarasota! These events include some great Easter egg hunts and other activities you can enjoy with the entire family. For the grownups, you might also check out some upcoming festivals, yoga classes, and more.
Before going out, remember that Florida’s warm spring weather also means more harsh, dangerous sunlight throughout the day. Use sun protection for outdoor events and stay hydrated whatever your plans. These simple tips will ensure that you enjoy your weekend events without distraction this Easter weekend.
Friday-Sunday, April 15th-17th: Easter Weekend Special at Rye Road Giraffes
This weekend you and the kids can see some exotic animals and enjoy lots of outdoor fun at Rye Road Giraffes. This local family farm is opening its doors for the entire weekend so you can enjoy bounce houses, pony and camel rides, and more. There are even some shows that the entire family is sure to love, and the snack barn will be open as well!
Children under age 4 are FREE, and adult admission is $15. Every adult admission includes one free child’s admission. Additional children aged 4 through 10 are $5 each. Showtimes vary each day, so visit the Facebook events page for more information and a map to the farm:
Saturday, April 16th: 3rd Saturday Limelight Market
The Limelight Market offers a wide range of vendors and activities for everyone in the family. This weekend you can shop various handmade crafts and artwork, or find a four-legged friend who needs a forever home. There will also be live music throughout, to keep you entertained.
The Limelight Market is hosted by The Bazaar at Apricot and Lime, and Hamlet’s Eatery. The market is also open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is FREE to attend. To find out more including a map to the venue, check out the Facebook events page:
Saturday, April 16th: Easter Block Party
There are lots of Easter themed upcoming events in Sarasota, including a full Easter Block Party you can enjoy! This Saturday, visit the Bedrock Church in Sarasota and let the kids check out some huge inflatables, an Easter egg hunt, and more.
There will also be plenty of food and candy on hand so be sure to come hungry. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend, not just church members. To find out more, visit the Facebook events page:
Saturday, April 16th: Astronomy By the Bay for Full Moon
If you need things to do in Sarasota at night, check out Astronomy By the Bay this Saturday. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. you can enjoy the healing sounds of singing bowls, gongs, and more. After sunset there will also be a chance for you to join astronomers and gaze at the full moon and surrounding stars.
The event will be held on Tamiami Trail on the Sarasota Bay, so you’re sure to enjoy a great view of the water throughout the evening. To find out more and register for your tickets in advance, visit the Facebook events page:
Saturday, April 16th: Goat Yoga
Are you looking for fitness related Sarasota events for 2022? There is no better way to ring in spring and get yourself in shape than with Goat Yoga! This great event, hosted by Goat Yoga SRQ, allows for fun interaction with these playful animals during a simple yoga routine.
Goat Yoga runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and guests should bring their own towels, mats, water, and other accessories. You’re invited to register in advance so that organizers know how many people to expect. To preregister and check a map to the class, visit the Facebook events page:
Saturday, April 16th: Spring Fest 2022
There are even more things to do in Sarasota with kids this weekend, including a full-scale Easter block party! Hosted by South Shore Community Church, this party will include bounce houses, ax throwing, face painting, and more. Of course, there is also an Easter egg hunt you’re sure to love!
The festival runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and there will be food trucks on hand, so don’t worry about leaving to grab some dinner. The event will be held on Tuttle Road in Sarasota. To find out more about all the activities and for a map and other vital information, check out the Facebook events page:
Saturday, April 16th: Breakfast with Sharks
If you love marine life, check out Breakfast With Sharks this Saturday at the Mote Aquarium. Before the venue opens to the public, you can enjoy a light continental breakfast and some helpful information about these amazing sea creatures.
The event runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and includes a feeding of the sharks on hand as well as a question-and-answer period. Admission prices vary so be sure to visit their website for more information before heading out:
Sarasota Easter Egg Hunts
Along with all these great upcoming events in Sarasota, you might check out some various Easter egg hunts for everyone in the family. Be sure to visit their websites or events pages before heading out, so you can preregister, plan on admission prices, or otherwise ensure nothing gets in the way of your fun!
Friday, April 15th: Easter Egg-stravaganza at UTC
Saturday, April 16th: Lake Sarasota Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16th: 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Southside
Saturday, April 16th: Easter Egg Hunt at The Children’s Garden
Saturday, April 16th: Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Meadows Country Club
Did you find some things to do this weekend in Sarasota that you might enjoy? If so, be sure to share this list with your social media contacts and your friends and family! No doubt everyone you know wants to make their weekend plans as well. Also, be sure to come back to Sarasota Local Blogger next week for even more great ideas on Sarasota events and activities. You’re sure to find lots to see and do in the beautiful SRQ area every weekend!