Easter festivities happening around Lakeland this weekend

Make your weekend egg-cellent by taking in one of these Easter-themed events.

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The Easter Bunny cheering on a lucky egg hunter at Grace City Church.

Photo via Grace City Church

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With Easter just a few days away, we’re rounding up a few spots to spend the weekend — from brunches and services to family-friendly activities and Easter Bunny photo ops.


  • Frescos Southern Kitchen + Bar, 132 S. Kentucky Ave. | Fresco’s exclusive speakeasy, Eala’s, will hold a reservation-only Easter brunch this Sunday, March 31, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to traditional breakfast items, there will be a mini grazing table, a carving station, and a selection of desserts. Tickets are $65 for adults and $25 for children.
  • Nineteen61, 215 E. Main St. | Make a reservation at Nineteen61 anytime from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy an Easter buffet. Tickets are $75 for adults and $35 for children.
  • WACO Kitchen, 3900 Don Emerson Dr. | This eatery at Lakeland International Airport is open on Easter for the first time this year. Stop in 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a special menu including sweet + savory favorites like lamb chops and brioche French toast.
Photo of brunch foods at Nineteen61

Try these brunch foods and more at Nineteen61’s Easter brunch.

Photo via Nineteen61


  • If you’re looking for a service this weekend, check out Lakeland Chamber of Commerce’s list of local churches. Pro tip: Bok Tower Gardens will host its 98th annual sunrise service on Sunday, March 31 at 6:30 a.m.
A photo of a pink camellia flower with Bok Tower in the background.

Admission to Bok Tower Gardens is free before 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 31.

Photo by @boktowergardens

Activities for the family

  • Join the City of Lakeland at the annual Jellybean Jubilee on Thursday, March 28, 4-7 p.m at The Simpson Park Community Center. This free event will have fun for all ages with an egg hunt, arts + crafts, games, prizes, bounce houses, and face painting.
  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Family Fun Center on Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Enjoy a fun photo op and take part in a free scavenger egg hunt for your chance to win a Family Fun Pack.
  • Head to Berry Sweet Acres (5621 W. US Hwy. 92, Plant City) for Easter on the Farm this Saturday, March 30, starting at 10 a.m. Try your hand at an Easter egg hunt in the U-pick strawberry fields — prizes will be awarded.

Did we miss your favorite Easter weekend staple? Add it to our community calendar.

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