From sunrise services to egg-stravaganzas, here are a few ways the Tampa Bay area is celebrating Easter. The holiday is April 9 this year.
The Thorn: Described by producers as Cirque meets the passion of Jesus, “The Thorn” combines dance, martial arts and aerial acrobatics. $26-$71. 7 p.m. April 5. Yuengling Center, 12499 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa. 813-974-3111.
Easter at the Farm: Each child gets a goodie bag at the end of the hunt. Up to 15 hunts daily. Also, a petting zoo, bounce houses, games, activities and the Easter Bunny. $10-$15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7-9. DK Farms, 1750 Lake Ave. SE, Largo. 727-348-0818.
Bunny Hop: A show in which the Easter Bunny loses his eggs and his friends help him find them. $20-$40. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 7. Off-Central Players, 2260 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-202-7019.
Underwater Egg Hunt: The Easter Bunny has dropped colorful eggs into the pool for children age 5 and older. Children who cannot swim must use a life jacket. $5, $3 spectators. Noon-3 p.m. April 7. Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. 727-518-3126.
Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt: Children hunt for glowing plastic eggs in exchange for a treat bag. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 7. Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Road, Gibsonton. 813-672-1120.
Cypress Meadows Egg Hunt: Kids get a goodie bag and hearthe Easter story. Free. 9 a.m. April 8. Cypress Meadows Community Church, 2180 N McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-725-4570.
Easter Egg-Stravaganza: Egg hunts, crafts and food trucks. Free. 9-11 a.m. April 8. Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, Plant City. 813-752-4622.
Family Egg Hunt: 10,000 eggs are hidden, with bounce houses and the Easter Bunny. Free. 9 a.m.-noon April 8. Grace Baptist Church, 114 Kingsway Road, Brandon.
Preschool Egg Hunt: An egg hunt with games and crafts. Free. 10-11:15 a.m. April 8. First Baptist Church, 302 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-251-2425.
Easter Eggstravaganza: An egg hunt with free pizza, games and the Easter Bunny. Free. 10 a.m.-noon April 8. Limona Village Chapel United Methodist Church, 408 Limona Road, Brandon. 813-689-8385.
Easter Family Fun Day: Egg hunts with bounce houses, games and face painting. Free. 10 a.m.-noon April 8. Reach Church, 7100 142nd Ave. N, Largo. 727-531-3891.
Allendale Egg Hunt: Egg hunts with crafts, games and snacks. 10 a.m.-noon April 8. Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road N, St. Petersburg. 727-527-6694.
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Doughnuts with the Easter Bunny: Have juice and doughnuts with the Easter Bunny before an egg hunt and skating. $10-$16. 10 a.m.-noon April 8. Skateworld of Tampa, 7510 Paula Drive. 813-884-7688.
Easter Festival: A family festival with an egg hunt, DJ, food, prizes, donkeys, horses and the Easter Bunny. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8. Tampa Rustic Ranch, 6906 Williams Road, Seffner. 813-408-1108.
Easter Egg Hunt: Nearly 5,000 eggs are hidden. Basket or bag required. Free. 10 a.m. April 8. Kerby’s Nursery, 2311 S Parsons Ave., Seffner. 813-685-3265.
Easter Egg Hunt: An egg hunt with bounce houses and face painting. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8. Conservative Grounds, 13344 66th St., Largo. 727-216-3212.
Easter Market: Visit with the Easter Bunny at this market with egg hunts. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 8. 596 Indian Rocks Road N, Belleair Bluffs.
Open Ranch Day: Egg hunts and a petting zoo. $5-$15. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 8. Hearts and Dreams Ranch, 16736 Powerline Road, Dade City. 727-460-1424.
Spring Festival: A festival with a petting zoo, inflatables and an egg hunt. Free. 10:30 a.m. April 8. City on the Hill Church, 4265 13th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-851-9999.
Golden Eggsperience: An egg hunt with cash prizes. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8. Tarpon Springs High School, 1411 Gulf Road. 727-800-9771.
Spring Fest: The Pier celebrates Easter with an egg hunt, a Bubble Sphere Show, DJ music, Silly Sam and kids bands. Free. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 9. Spa Beach Park, 615 Second Ave NE, St. Petersburg. 727-893-7441.
Believe: Christian illusionist-magician Jim Munroe uses sleight of hand to explore Easter. Free. 5 and 7 p.m. April 8. Coastal Christian Church, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. 727-733-9305.
Easter Dinner/Dance: An optional German dinner with an Easter dance. $10, $7 members. 6-11 p.m. April 8. German American Society, 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. 727-350-6520.
Easter Skating: Ice skate with the Easter Bunny and pose for photos. $17, $8 skate rental. 7:15-9 p.m. April 8. Tampa Bay Skating Academy, 255 Forest Lakes Blvd., Oldsmar. 813-854-4010.
All White Easter Affair: Elegant Easter-themed “Grown and Sexy” party. No white T-shirts. $25. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. April 8. Avalon Event Center, 10051 W Hillsborough Ave., Town ‘n’ Country. 813-508-3544.
Sunrise Service: Join Feather Sound Church for a service and baptisms. Free. 6:30 a.m. April 9. Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater. 727-573-5666.
Sunrise Service by the Lake: Watch the sun rise as you hear the Easter story. Free. 7-8 p.m. April 9. Lakeview Church, 475 East Lake Road N, Tarpon Springs. 727-942-0229.
Easter at Anona: A sunrise service (7 a.m.), with traditional services (8:15 and 11 a.m.), a contemporary service (9:30 a.m.) and an egg hunt (10:30 a.m.). Free. 7-11 a.m. April 9. Anona United Methodist Church, 13233 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. 727-595-2581.
Easter at Fellowship: Services at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. with an egg hunt. Free. 7-11 a.m. April 9. Fellowship Baptist Church, 401 U.S. 92, Seffner. 813-982-1000.
Easter at Horizon: A worship service with music, family photos, coffee and doughnuts. Free. 9-10 a.m. April 9. The Orlo, 315 Plant Ave., Tampa. 813-898-2438.
Death Defeated: An outdoor service and baptisms. Free. 9-10:30 a.m. April 9. Faith Covenant Church, 150 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-525-1699.
Egg Drop: Twelve Church will drop more than 10,000 eggs from a helicopter after two services. Free. 9 and 11 a.m. April 9. Fivay High School, 12115 Chicago Ave., Hudson. 727-246-4000.
Easter Worship: The “He Is Risen” contemporary worship service (9 a.m.), with a traditional service (11:15 a.m.). Free. 9-11:15 a.m. April 9. Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-381-2499.
Easter at New Hope: “Experience Hope” with Easter worship services. Free. 9 and 11 a.m. April 9. New Hope, 213 N Knights Ave., Brandon. 813-689-4161.
Easter in Ybor: Services with a petting zoo, pony rides and baskets for kids. Free. 9 a.m.-noon April 9. Relevant Church, 1704 N 16th St., Tampa. 813-344-3304.
Easter at City on a Hill: Celebrate with praise, worship and music. Free. 9:15 and 11 a.m. April 9. City on a Hill, 4265 13th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-851-9999.
Easter at Riverhills: Services with a hunt for 200,000 eggs. Free. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. April 9. Riverhills Church of God, 6310 E Sligh Ave., Tampa. 813-985-2388.
Tampa Egg Hunt: Bring a basket for this hunt with arts and crafts, games, activities, story time and face painting. Free. 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 9. CRES, 5101 N Rome Ave., Tampa.
Easter at Local City: Worship services with coffee and doughnuts. Free. 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. April 9. Wilson Middle School, 1005 W Swann Ave., Tampa. 813-285-2546.
Easter Service: A service with family photos and an egg hunt. Free. 10-11:30 a.m. April 9. Life Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-916-0750.
Celebration at Central: Celebrate “Our Risen Savior” with a worship service, food, games, a bounce house and an egg hunt. Free. 10:30 a.m. April 9. Central Baptist Church, 402 E Windhorst Road, Brandon. 813-689-6133.
Beach Egg Hunt: Hunt for eggs hidden on the beach in an attempt to win a $100 gift card. Free. 10:30-11:15 a.m. April 9. Whiskey Joe’s, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-281-0770.
Eggstravaganza: A service with an egg hunt. Free. 10:30 a.m.-noon April 9. The Well, 550 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. 727-937-5217.
Easter Worship: With a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt during the service. Free. 10:30 a.m.-noon April 9. Extraordinary Church, 1700 E Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. 863-632-1149.
Easter in the Sanctuary: A traditional service featuring pipe organ, brass ensemble and Handel’s “Hallelujah!” chorus. Free. 11 a.m. April 9. First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 727-822-2031.
Easter Mini-Golf: Brunch at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., with an egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. and mini-golf specials all day. $34.95, $19.95 12 and younger. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 9. Plantation Palms, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O’Lakes. 813-996-4653
Easter Family Day: Enjoy train rides, a bounce house, art, crafts, balloons and games. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9. 201 N Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.
Bubbles and Bonnets: Wear a bonnet and bring a bubble gun or wand. Free. Noon April 9. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. 813-250-3725.
Easter Burlesque Brunch: An Easter-themed burlesque show. $15. Noon-2 p.m. April 9. Hooch and Hive, 1001 W Cass St., Tampa. 813-251-1234.
Easter Sunday Skate: A skate party with an egg hunt, the Easter Bunny, dancing, games, pizza, drink and five game credits. $20. 1:30-7 p.m. April 9. Skateworld of Tampa, 7510 Paula Drive. 813-884-7688.
All Ages Egg Hunt: Hunt around Central Avenue for eggs filled with candy, stickers and free drink cards. Free. 2 p.m. April 9. Bar548, 548 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-914-7424.
Easter Foam Party: Bring your dog for this foam party with Jell-O shots and a food truck. 21 and older only. $7 per dog. 3-6 p.m. April 9. Dog Bar St. Pete, 2300 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-317-4968.
Redeemed: This production puts a modern-day twist on the biblical stories of the power of Jesus. $25-$35. 6-9 p.m. April 9. Riverhills Church of God, 6310 E Sligh Ave., Tampa. 813-985-2388.
Seminary Chorus Easter Tour: The 68-voice choir composed of men studying for the pastoral ministry presents hymns and anthems with musical accompaniment. Free. 6:30 p.m. April 12. Bay Pines Lutheran Church, 7589 113th Lane, Seminole. 727-391-1810.