Easter is the perfect time to spend time with your family, and what better way to spend time together than at an Easter or a spring event? St. John’s has wonderful, family-friendly events including festivals, concerts, and plays that provide entertainment to both parents and children. If you’re looking for top Easter and Spring events to take your family to, check out these 5.
1. Easter Egg Hunts: March 21st to April 1st
Easter egg hunts take place in different places in St. Johns County – from the United Methodist Church to the Al Wilke Park & Community Center. There’s even an underwater Easter egg hunt that will take place at the Solomon Calhoun Pool. Kids who collect Easter eggs can trade them for prizes at the Bunny Store. There will be 8 Easter egg hunts in total and admission to each one is free.
2. Easter Parade: March 21st to April 1st
St. Augustine's Easter Parade is one of the country’s oldest Easter Parades. Known as Parada de los Caballos y Coches, it has celebrated Easter since 1956. There will be marching bands, clowns, the Easter Bunny, Imperial Storm Troopers, drill teams, the Royal Family, and much more. The parade will start at 3.00pm on April 1, 2018 (Easter Sunday) at Nombre de Dios and end at the Plaza de la Constitución at 4.30pm. Find more information about the Easter Parade here.
3. Florida Fishing 101: Some Wednesdays in April and May 2018
These free fishing clinics are perfect for those who want to learn about Florida fishing. The clinics are offered by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department and take place on April 4th & 8th and May 2nd, 16th, and 30th. During the fishing clinics, you’ll learn how to tie knots in a fishing line, what type of bait to use, and fishing regulations. You can choose to attend one or all the clinics. Admission is free but space is limited so you have to make a reservation by calling (904) 209-0355 or sending an email. Get more information about Florida Fishing 101 here.
4. Family Farm Days: April 14 and 15, 2018
Take your kids to spend an entire day on a farm and see historic demonstrations and live music. The event is organized by The Florida Agricultural Museum and will include storytelling, exhibits, reenactors, and drink and food vendors. There will be historic demonstrations of crafts from the 19th century like basket-weaving and spinning. Admission is $5 per person but free to museum members and kids under 3 years. The Florida Agricultural Museum website contains all the information you need. You can also call (386) 446-7630.
5. Kids Triathlon: April 15, 2018
The triathlon will take place at The Solomon Calhoun Community Center and is sponsored by the St. Johns County Parks Department. Kids between the ages of 5 and 15 will run, cycle, and swim in the race. The event is non-competitive and includes a race for children aged 5 years and below named the Tot Trot. Get more information about eligibility requirements and registration deadlines here.
So, there you have it. These are some of the top Easter and Spring events in St. Johns County. Be sure to attend some, or all of them, and you’ll have the time of your life.