Easter just isn't Easter without the tradition of the great egg hunt! Events start as early as this weekend so here's a roundup of events around the Treasure Coast which include a helicopter egg drop, a flashlight hunt, a beach hunt and more!
Saturday April 9, 2022 at 10:00
Egghunt, crafts, popcorn, photos with Easter Bunny.
Fort Pierce Woman’s Club ,2408 S 29th Street, Fort Pierce
Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00
62nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Egghunt on the beach, prizes, face painting and visit with Easter Bunny.
Mulligans, 1025 Beachland Blvd, Vero Beach
Monday, April 11, 7:30 PM
Easter Egg Flashlight Hunt
Indoor flashlight hunt for kids 10 and under.
Gifford Youth Achievement Center, 4875 43rd Ave. Vero Beach
Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10:00
Eggstreme Egg Drop
Food trucks, music, games and 50,000 candy eggs dropped by helicopter.
Pathways Church, 1105 58th Ave, Vero Beach
Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 AM
Easter on the Farm
Arts, crafts, gem mining, face painting, corn bin, egg hunt and fun with the
Easter Bunny & Chicken Little.
Laporte Farms, 7700 129th Street, Sebastian
Saturday, April 16 at 10:00
Easter Egg Hunt & Shop
Music, petting zoo, egg hunt, food trucks, vendors and visit with the Easter Bunny.
MidFlorida Event Center, 9221 Southeast Event Center Place, Port St. Lucie
Did You Know?
Check out some fun and interesting facts you may not know about Easter festivities!
The custom of the Easter egg hunt comes from Germany. Research suggests that its origins date back to the late 16th century, when Protestant reformer Martin Luther organized egg hunts for his congregation. The men would hide the eggs for the women and children to find. Many believe this was nod to the story of the resurrection when women found the empty tomb.
We can also thank the Germans for the bunny. The concept of the Easter bunny delivering candy and eggs originated in Germany during the Middle Ages, with the first written mention of this tradition dating back to the 16th century. Dutch settlers in Pennsylvania introduced the bunny to the United States in the 1700s.
Americans consume around 1.5 million Peeps (yes, really, still!), more than 16 million jelly beans, and spend around 2.6 billion dollars on candy during Easter, making it the most competitive secular and non-secular candy sales holiday to Halloween. They also buy around 90 million chocolate bunnies and 59 percent eat the ears first!