Compiled by Michelle Colesanti

There are many ways to celebrate the Easter season throughout the community. Here are a few places to visit where you can enjoy some fun time with the family.


Family Fun Event At The Learning Experience

Easter_TLE logoThe Learning Experience, located at 16232 Bayberry Glen Dr., just off FishHawk Blvd., near Walgreens, will hold an event on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring an egg hunt, arts and crafts, egg decorating, Alice in Wonderland tea party, bounce house, face painting and a Matilda Jane trunk show. For more information, call 681-5544 or visit


Hawthorne Village Easter Egg HuntEaster_Hawthorne Village

On Friday, April 18 at 11 a.m., Hawthorne Village will host an easter egg hunt for ages 12 and under, pictures with the Easter bunny, prizes and refreshments. Hawthorne Village is located at 859 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon. For more information, call 661-8998 or visit hawthornevil lageofbran


Grace Community United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Grace Community United Methodist Church, which is located at 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Lithia on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit


Easter_Journey Church1Eggapalooza At The Journey

On Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m., The Journey Church, located at 1310 John Moore Rd. in Brandon, will hold Eggapalooza, which is a family friendly event including crafts, a bounce house, games, prizes and drawings and lots of eggs and candy.  For more information, visit!home/mainPage.


FishHawk Fellowship’s Easter EggstravaganzaEaster_Journey Church EGGstravaganza

FishHawk Fellowship located at 15326 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia is holding a free family event, Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be games, a petting farm, pony rides, bounce houses, free food, prizes and giveaways. For more information, call 655-7431.


Motion Church Provides Family Fun With City Wide Egg Hunt

Easter_Motion ChurchMotion Church will be hosting a city wide Easter egg hunt around Riverview and the surrounding areas on Friday, April 18. Every hour on the hour eggs will be dropped at one of the following areas: Valrico, Brandon, Riverview and Apollo Beach. The times of the drops will be from 9 a.m.–4.p.m. To know which area the eggs will be dropped, follow the Facebook page ( and  Instagram ( Riddles will be posted each hour to help uncover the location to begin the hunt.

This city-wide event is designed for the whole family. Each egg will contain candy, while some special eggs will be hidden at each location with prizes valuing $50 or more. Eggs with the special prizes will contain a code with instructions on how to redeem inside.


Easter Egg Hunt, Clothing Giveaway

Harvest Time Family Worship Center has partnered with a local lower income apartment complex in the Clair-Mel community to provide the children and families an Easter egg hunt, as well as giving away clothing and sharing the love of Jesus. Pastor Kevin Cox invites families to join them on Saturday, April 12 as they reach and restore the community. For more information, call 626-4600.


Breakfast With The Easter Bunny

On Saturday, April 19, South Shore United Methodist Church, which is located at 11525 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview, will be hosting a free breakfast and Easter egg hunt with the Easter bunny.

Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m.  Easter bunny appearances will take place at 8:30 a.m.  and 10 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 9 a.m. (don’t forget to bring an Easter basket). For more information, call 677-9482 or visit


Easter Eggstravaganza At Destiny Church

Destiny Church, located at 2322 11th Ave. SE, in Ruskin, will hold an Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. including a treasure hunt for over 16,000 candy-filled eggs for children ages 2-12 and free sno cones. For more information, contact 645-3337 or


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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.