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Hop in any direction for North Pinellas fun this Easter weekend

Looking for things to do Easter weekend in North Pinellas? Check out these events. Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, there is something for everyone at these Easter-themed festivals and activities.

Mandalay Park Egg Hunt, Clearwater Beach

The city of Clearwater will host free egg hunts at Mandalay Park, 532 N Mandalay Ave., at 6 p.m. Friday, and the fun won't just be for little kids.

The event will include multiple egg hunts divided by age group, and there will be a hunt that's for adults too.

Most of the plastic eggs will contain candy or a small toy, but special eggs could contain free passes to Clearwater facilities.

The eggs in the adult hunt will contain age-appropriate prizes, such as gift certificates to bars and restaurants.

Countryside Recreation Center Eggstravaganza and Open House

The Clearwater Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, will host a free egg hunt for children ages 12 and under as well as an open house on Saturday.

There will be separate hunts for different age groups: ages 2 and younger, 9:30 a.m.; ages 3 to 5 is at 10 a.m.; ages 6 to 9 is at 10:30 a.m.; and ages 10 to 12 is at 11 a.m.

Children who find a golden egg will receive a free week at summer camp.

The open house will include program demonstrations, vendors and registration for summer camps. There will also be a "Touch a Truck" activity where children can enter and even climb on city vehicles like fire trucks, bulldozers and garbage trucks.

Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt, Largo

The egg hunt will be held at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday. The event is for children 12 and younger. Limited spots are available until the event is sold out; wristbands to participate can be purchased at the complex for $8.

Children who find the glow-in-the-dark eggs can win Tampa Bay Rays or Clearwater Marine Aquarium tickets as well as other prizes.

Easter Eggstravaganza, Tarpon Springs

The Tarpon Springs Sports Complex, 150 Jasmine Ave., will host a free egg hunt along with other activities from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The hunts will be divided into three age groups. Each child will be allowed to pick up 10 eggs. The event also includes pony rides, bounce houses and concessions.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Oldsmar

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Chick-fil-A at 3740 Tampa Road in Oldsmar from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Parents must purchase a meal ticket for their children that includes a kid's meal, a photograph with the Easter Bunny and a goody bag. All adults must purchase food or an admission ticket.

Discounted tickets can be picked up ahead of time at Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. N, or the Municipal Services Building, 300 Commerce Blvd. Advance tickets are $6 for food or $2 for admission; at the door tickets are $8 for food or $3 for admission.

Hooters Beach Bunny 5K and Ocean Swim, Clearwater

If your tastes run to more active pursuits than Easter egg hunts, Xanadu Race Management and Hooters will host a 5K run at 9 a.m. and mile or half-mile ocean swim at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach.

Participants can register for the races at active.com for $35. Following the race, there will be a rooftop party at the nearby Hooters with free beer and wings, where awards will be given to the participants.

Hop in any direction for North Pinellas fun this Easter weekend 04/15/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:43pm]
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