Top 5 Easter Events in Sarasota and Bradenton

Discover the top 5 Easter events happening in Sarasota and Bradenton, including food and music festivals, a children's parade, and an Easter egg hunt at University Town Center.

My Hometown Fest at Nathan Benderson Park

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The ninth annual My Hometown Fest celebrates Sarasota-Manatee with 40-plus restaurants, craft beer and craft spirits, and music by local bands such as Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio, which performs from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. The festival is a fundraiser for the Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota to raise money to help children with speech and language needs.

When: Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.

Where: Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota

Cost: $30-$40

Phone: 941-993-9036


Music in the Park at Bradenton Riverwalk

Realize Bradenton's annual Music in the Park series starts its 2024 season on Friday with a performance by the high-energy local cover band soulRcoaster at the Riverwalk's main Pavilion stage. Bring a chair or blanket to this free, dog-friendly music event featuring food and drinks for purchase.

When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion at Rossi Park, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

Cost: Free


De Soto Children's Parade and Party in the Park

The De Soto Historical Society's annual Children's Parade and Party in the Park takes place in Palmetto. Enjoy student-made floats parading through the streets, followed by a party in Lamb Park and Sutton Park with food, fun, and kids' activities.

When: Friday, 10 a.m.

Where: 10th Street and Sutton Park, 1036 Sixth St. W, Palmetto

Phone: 941-757-2909


Eggstravaganza at The Mall at University Town Center

The UTC Mall presents Eggstravaganza, an indoor Easter egg hunt with over 40,000 eggs, bounce houses, live entertainment, and more. The first 500 kids under age 12 receive a free egg hunt tote. Don't forget to check in at the customer service desk to receive your egg scavenger hunt map, tote bag, and wristband.

When: Friday, Noon-2 p.m.

Where: The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota

Cost: Free


Music Compound presents Musicpalooza at Nathan Benderson Park

Local music school Music Compound kicks off the My Hometown Fest with Musicpalooza at Nathan Benderson Park. Enjoy performances by Music Compound youth and adult bands, food trucks, drinks, and vendors. Genres range from pop and rock to grunge and favorite classics.

When: Friday, Gates open at 3 p.m., Music starts at 4 p.m.

Where: Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota

Cost: Free, $10 parking charge


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