3/1/2024  FortMyersKids.com

As spring blossoms across Southwest Florida, families eagerly anticipate the cherished tradition of Easter egg hunts. From the serene shores of Sanibel to the quaint streets of Boca Grande, a multitude of egg-citing events await children of all ages. Here's a comprehensive guide to the top Easter egg hunts in and around Fort Myers:

Boca Grande

  • The Boca Grande Egg Hunt: Lee County Parks & Recreation and The Friends of Boca Grande Community Center present an egg hunt for ages 11 and under, along with goodie boxes and Easter Bunny photos. Join the fun at the community center, located at 131 1st St., starting at 10 a.m. on March 30. The event is free, and individually wrapped soft candy donations are welcome. Call 239-533-2921 or visit leeparks.org for more information.

Bonita Springs

  • Easter Block Party: New Life Church of Bonita Springs invites you to a festive gathering featuring food, games, giveaways, and an egg hunt on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3971 Via Del Ray. Learn more at nlcbonita.com.

  • Flamingo Island Easter Cottontail Bunny Trail: Flamingo Island Flea Market hosts this beloved event on March 30, offering family fun throughout the day. The egg hunt for ages 3-6 runs from 9-10 a.m., while ages 7-11 can join from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy a coloring contest, live entertainment, food trucks, games, and visits from the Easter Bunny. Located at 11902 Bonita Beach Road SE. Visit Flamingo Island Flea Market on Facebook for details.

Cape Coral

  • Chocolate Bunny Truffles & Egg-Stravaganza Decorating: The Lake Kennedy Center hosts this hands-on workshop on March 28 from 6-8 p.m., offering children aged 6-13 the chance to make chocolate bunny truffles and participate in an Egg-Stravaganza decorating competition. Pre-registration is required. Find more information on Chef’s in Progress's Facebook page.

  • Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral Easter Eggstravaganza: Children aged 1-10 are invited to Oasis Elementary School on March 30 for games, Easter Bunny photos, and more. The free event begins at 10 a.m. Bring your Easter basket! Visit capecoralkiwanis.org for details.

  • South Cape Business Easter Egg Hunt: On April 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., children can collect eggs filled with candy, trinkets, or gift cards at select establishments. Photos with the Easter Bunny are available. A limo bus will transport families safely across Cape Coral Parkway between participating businesses. Visit South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Association on Facebook for the full list of locations.

  • Spring Family Fest: Mercola Market of Cape Coral hosts this celebration on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy bounce houses, local vendors, food trucks, a scavenger hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Admission is free at 125 SW 3rd Place. Learn more at mercolamarketcc.com.


  • Estero EGGStravaganza: Join the fun at Estero Park on March 30 for an egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit designed for children 12 and younger. The first egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. Admission is $5 per child, and pre-registration is required by calling the Estero Recreation Center at 239-533-1470.

Fort Myers

  • Dunbar Easter Parade: On March 31 at 3 p.m., join the 80th-annual Dunbar Easter Parade. The route travels south on Ford Street, west on Edison Avenue, north on Palm Avenue, and east on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Visit Dunbar Festival Committee on Facebook for details.

  • Fleamasters Easter Cottontail Bunny Trail: Fleamasters Fleamarket hosts this event on March 30, featuring a candy hunt, face painting, bounce house, crafts, live entertainment, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. at 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Visit fleamastersfleamarket.com for details.

  • Gulf Coast Town Center Easter Party: Head to Gulf Coast Town Center on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for music, arts and crafts, Easter treats, and a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny. Pre-register for a special treat at gulfcoasttowncenter.com.

  • The Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shops: Reservations required. Free, including one 4x6 photo. Other photo packages available for $15-$20. Located at Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, San Carlos Park. Visit basspro.com/shop/en/easter for details.

  • The Easter Bunny at Edison Mall: Visit the Easter Bunny for photos through March at Edison Mall. Admission is free. Photo packages available for purchase. Located at 4125 Cleveland Ave. Visit whereisbunny.com for details.

Lehigh Acres

  • The Ultimate Egg Hunt: Pre-registration required by March 22 by calling (239) 533-7530. $5 per child. Held on March 23 at Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Road S., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a basket. Learn more on Veterans Park and Recreation Center's Facebook page.

North Fort Myers

  • Easter Bunny Egg Hunt at Springtime Farms Adventure Park: From March 21-24 and 29-30, enjoy an all-day festival featuring over 30,000 hidden Easter eggs, food trucks, an Easter maze, meet-and-greets with the Easter Bunny, hayrides, crafts, rides, and animal attractions. Located at Springtime Farms Adventure Park at Springtime Garden Center, 10761 Aqua Vista Lane. Call (239) 309-0630 or visit springtimeplantfarm.com for details.

Pine Island

  • Golden Egg Hunt: Bobby Holloway baseball field hosts this free event for middle- and high-school-age children on March 23. Activities begin at 10 a.m. at Bobby Holloway baseball field, located at Phillips Community Park, 5675 Sesame Drive, Bokeelia. Call 239-533-2501 for more information.


  • The Living Last Supper: Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ presents this dramatic production depicting the Biblical story of Jesus Christ’s last supper with his 12 disciples. Join the event on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island. Admission is free. Call (239) 472-0497 or visit sanibelucc.org for more details.

  • Easter Egg Hunt and Dolphin Cruise: Adventure in Paradise offers an “island-style” Easter boat cruise with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt for thousands of eggs on Picnic Island, and the chance to spot dolphins in the water. Easter pails and bottled water provided. Three cruises depart from two different Adventure in Paradise locations on March 31: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 10:45 a.m. at 14341 Port Comfort Road at Port Sanibel Marina in south Fort Myers; and 9:45 a.m. at 645 Old San Carlos Blvd. on Fort Myers Beach. Tickets range from $59 to $69. Call (239) 472-8443 or visit adventureinparadiseinc.com for more information.

With an array of Easter egg hunts and festivities scattered across the Fort Myers area, families are sure to find joy and excitement as they celebrate the season together. Whether it's hunting for eggs, enjoying live entertainment, or partaking in traditional Easter events, there's something for everyone to enjoy this Easter season.