CRESTVIEW — Easter weekend is coming up fast, and there are plenty of family-friendly Easter activities in Crestview.
The Easter holiday coincides with the return of warm weather in Northwest Florida, making it the perfect opportunity to get kids involved in outdoor activities.
Lifepoint church is having a flashlight Easter egg hunt at 7:30 p.m. March 30 on the football field at Twin Hills Park.
The egg hunt is a free public event open to anyone. Pastor Stanley Cosner said there is no strict age limit, but the event is geared toward children ages 4 to 12.
Cosner said the church is planning for up to 500 kids to participate, and will divide them into age groups, though they will all be on the same field. Parents may accompany younger children on the field.
To avoid the sort of scramble for eggs you might usually see at an event like this, Cosner said each participant will be given a number or a letter and will each have ten eggs they must find on the field marked with their number or letter. They can then exchange their eggs for a goodie bag.
Registration for the event will be at 7 p.m. Flashlights will not be supplied, so be sure to bring one.
City of Crestview
The city will be holding its own Easter egg hunt the next day, March 31, in the same location. The city event will include prizes and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
There will be three separate egg hunts, split up by age groups. Ages up to three will start at 9:30 a.m. at the small soccer field. Four to six-year-olds will begin at 10:15 a.m. on the football field, while seven to twelve-year-olds will start at 11 a.m. on the same field.
For more information, call 682-4715.
Emmanuel Baptist Church
For a change of pace, Emmanuel Baptist Church will be hosting an Easter at the Zoo event at the recently re-opened Emerald Coast Zoo. The event will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 and is free to the public.
According to the church’s website, www.ebccrestview.com, guests can enjoy a bounce house for kids, free food and drinks and carnival games with prizes. The church asks for a donation of one non-perishable food item to Sharing and Caring, an area food pantry.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church will have an Egg Drop 10 a.m. March 31 at the church, 5595 U.S. Highway 4, Baker. It includes egg hunts for younger and older children, candy, hotdogs, prizes and games. Organizers request that people do not bring pets to this event. Call 537-9221 for more information.