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Easter Happenings in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

If you’re in the Destin area for Easter and hunting for a place to dine or celebrate during the Easter holiday, we’ve rounded up this weekend’s Easter Happenings. Our list includes Easter brunches, sunrise services, Easter bunny photo ops and so much more!



SEASIDE® Easter Celebration

Visit SEASIDE® on Sunday, April 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for an Easter celebration at the Central Square and Amphitheater! Face painting, live music, photos with the Easter Bunny and an eggstravaganza egg hunt. Learn more at, Address: Scenic Hwy. 30A, Seaside, Phone: (850) 585-1845


SEASIDE® Chapel Sunrise Service

On Easter Sunday there will be three opportunities to celebrate in Seaside, Florida. Sunrise service on the beach begins at 6 a.m., The Chapel at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The sunrise service on the beach will be held on the beaches of SEASIDE® accessible through the Coleman Pavilion. This is the iconic pavilion with the white obelisk. Learn more at, Address: 582 Forest St., Seaside, Phone: (850) 633-3392


Hope on the Beach Church

Easter services will be held at 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. at Ed Walline Regional Beach Access. Learn more at; Address: 4447 W Co. Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach; Phone: (850) 267-0322


WaterColor Lakehouse Easter Brunch

Enjoy Easter Brunch at the WaterColor Lakehouse between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be something to please every palate served at the extensive brunch buffet. Email [email protected] for reservations. For more information visit, Address: 235 WaterColor Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Phone: (850) 534-5000


The Big Chill Easter Celebration

On Sunday, April 9 from 1 – 10 p.m., the Big Chill's Easter Celebration will kick off at 1 p.m. with pictures with the Easter Bunny, followed by an Easter egg hunt. We will have face painting and Easter crafts from 2 – 4 p.m., along with the Masters on the jumbotron! Stick around for dinner because at 6 p.m. Goldmine is performing on stage until 9:30 p.m. Learn more at; Address: 7000 E Co. Hwy. 30A, Rosemary Beach; Phone: (850) 213-0782


Fish Out of Water

Join Fish Out of Water restaurant in WaterColor on 30A on Sunday, April 9, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. This special occasion provides a chef selection of springtime favorites, a mimosa bar, and dessert bar. Learn more at, Address: 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach , Phone: (850) 534-5050


Blue Mountain Bakery

Order your annual Easter meal today! The pickup menu includes breakfast/brunch, dinner and dessert for reheating later. Pre-order your meals by March 31 for pick up on Saturday, April 8, at Blue Mountain Bakery from 9 a.m. to noon. To learn more visit Address: 2217 W Co. Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach; Phone: (850) 267-0400


Stinky’s Easter Feast

Celebrate Easter with Chef Jim Richard and his team at Stinky's Fish House on 30A in Dune Allen Beach. Learn more at , Address: 5960 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach


Miramar Beach

Ovide at the Hotel Effie

Join us on Sunday, April 9, for an Easter brunch buffet with family, friends, delicious food, live music and more! Reservations are available from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Brunch is priced at $95 per person with children under 12 at $25, and children under 5 are free. Learn more at, Address: 1 Grand Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach, Phone: (850) 351-3030


Easter Explosion in the Village

Hop on over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin for an Easter Explosion on Saturday April 8th from noon to 3 p.m.! Enjoy a day filled with face-painting, arts & crafts, and more. Don't forget to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Address: 9100 Baytowne Boulevard
Miramar Beach, FL 32550; Phone: 850-


La Luna Children’s Boutique Fashion Show and Tea Party

Join La Luna at Grand Boulevard on Saturday, April 1, from 3 – 5 p.m. for a kid's fashion show showcasing the latest Spring arrivals. Following the show will be a tea party featuring juice, tea, light bites, shopping opportunities from local vendors, raffle prizes and Easter-themed arts and crafts. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance and pose for free family photos with those in attendance. The fashion show and tea party are free to attend and open to the public. Learn more at, Address: 625 Grand Blvd., Miramar Beach , Phone: (850) 368-5654


SunQuest Cruise Through Easter

Hop aboard a yacht Sunday, April 9, from noon to 2:30 p.m. to toast the sunset on Easter! Enjoy a dinner cruise with live entertainment this Easter aboard Solaris, the area's only dining and entertainment yacht. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling (850) 650-2519. Learn more at, Address: 8330 Mike Hayes Dr., Miramar Beach, Phone: (850) 650-2519


City of Destin Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Destin’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at the Morgan Sports Center beginning at 9:00 am, we will have a visit from the Easter Bunny during our event. The Easter Egg Hunt is for youth ages 12 and under, with a special egg hunting zone for crawlers & toddlers. For more information, please call the City of Destin Recreation Department at 850-654-5184 or email [email protected]. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate in this event are requested to notify the recreation staff at least 48 hours in advance. Learn more at


Easter Bunny at LuLu’s Destin

Hop on over to see the tropically clad Easter Bunny and go on a fun, festive, free and fast Easter Egg Dash. Easter eggs and Egg-citing “golden eggs” with special prizes will be scattered around. The Easter Bunny will be visiting LuLu’s to help boys and girls hunt for eggs on the sandy beach overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay on Easter Sunday, April 9, and to visit with the kids. The Easter Egg Dash will start promptly at 2 p.m. Kids will be divided by age groups for safe fun for all, including photo op memories with the Easter Bunny from 1 to 3 p.m. LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid-Bay Bridge next to Legendary Marina. Address:  For more information, visit   


Easter Brunch at Brotula’s

Join Brotula’s Seafood & Steamer on the Destin Harbor for Easter Brunch on Sunday Apr 9, 2023 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Address: 210D Harbor Blvd
Destin, Florida, Phone: 850-460-8900


Sunday Brunch at Soleil

Join Soliel for Sunday Brunch on Beach on Sunday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy amazing food, beautiful views of the gulf, and $16 bottomless Mimosas. Address: 2996 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, Florida (located inside the Inn at Crystal Beach). For more info call 850-353-2867 or email [email protected].


Okaloosa Island

Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch at The Island

Bring the family to enjoy the easter egg hunt and brunch. On Sunday, April 9, 2023, children will be invited to grab their Easter baskets from home and hunt for eggs on the beach patio. The egg hunt will be tiered by age, as shown below:

Ages 0-3 | 9:30 - 9:40 a.m.
Ages 4-7 | 9:40 - 9:50 a.m.
Ages 8-12 | 9:50-10 a.m.

Once the egg hunt concludes, families will head over to the Island Green to enjoy a delicious brunch. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests will have their pick of fresh and delectable dishes such as arugula caprese, carving stations with herb crusted prime rib and maple glazed ham, an omelet station, breakfast bar, and a variety of other entree options and desserts. The Easter egg hunt and brunch are open to the public. Brunch is $65 for adults and $30 for children under 12. Reservations can be made by calling Fish House at 850.337.9182. Address: The Island Resort, 500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE , Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Published on Thursday, April 6, 2023