Spring is in the air and the warm weather should put a little hop in your step with these free and cheap Tampa Bay area Easter events.
The City of Safety Harbor is hosting an "Eco-Egg Hunt" on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Marshall Street Park
Kids and adults of all ages are invited to form teams and will have one hour to collect as many air potatoes as they can find. The team that collects the most “eco-eggs” will win a prize.
Air potatoes are an invasive plant species that harms native plants' growth.
The free event will also have games, face painting, bounce house and a DJ.
Participants are encouraged to wear outdoor appropriate attire, such as: long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes.
Marshall Street Park is located at 500 Marshall St., Safety Harbor.
For more information, visit www.safetyharborevents.com.
Seminole Heights United Methodist Church is hosting a free Easter egg hunt and festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
There will be age-segregated egg hunts, live music, games, crafts, basket raffle and bounce houses. Kids are reminded to bring their own baskets for the hunt.
Tickets for free popcorn and snow cones will be given out at registration.
Guests can purchase also hotdogs and hamburgers at concessions.
Seminole Heights United Methodist Church is located at 6111 North Central Ave., Tampa.
The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center and Horan Park will host an underwater egg hunt and spring festival on April 19 beginning at 10 a.m.
The free spring festival will include a bounce house, food, touch-a-truck and crafts.
The underwater egg hunt costs $4 per child and children are encouraged to bring mesh bags instead of baskets to gather the eggs.
The aquatic center is located at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St Pete Beach.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is letting family dogs get in on the Easter fun, too.
The pet shelter is hosting a doggie egg hunt on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
There will also be opportunities to have pictures taken with the Easter Bunny and crafts and egg hunts for kids, too.
There is a small charge for egg hunts and photos.
The Humane Society is located at 3607 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Bay Life Assembly of God will have a free Easter egg hunt on April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Egg hunts will be divided into two age groups; 2 - 5 years old and 6 - 11 years old.
The event will also include a bounce house, snow cones, candy and prizes.
Bay Life Assembly of God is located at 6923 Sheldon Road, Tampa.
For more information, call (813)884-3696
Kids under age 12 can hunt Easter eggs in the Ikea showroom on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when they bring their own baskets.
The first 100 kids dressed in their special “Easter Sunday attire” at the free event will also receive a gift from the store. There is a limit of one gift per child.
“Ikea Family” program members will be entered for a chance to win one of three prize baskets when they show their card at the event.
Ikea is located at 1103 N 22nd St., Tampa.
The GFWC Temple Terrace Juniorettes will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 19, beginning at 10 a.m. at Riverhills Park. The festival will includes crafts, games, face painting, egg hunt, prizes, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Admission is $3 per person.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, and should bring their own baskets for the egg hunt.
Riverhills Park is located at 201 W River Drive, Temple Terrace.
For more information, call (813) 985-3533.