What to Do For Easter Weekend on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island in the springtime is truly a sight to behold. The weather is comfortable, much more bearable than in the summer months, and there are plenty of fun outdoor activities for you to take advantage of. If you’re visiting Anna Maria Island over Easter weekend, you don’t have to miss out on all of your classic festivities. Here is our complete guide to spending Easter weekend on Anna Maria Island in one of our Anna Maria rentals.

Kids looking at all their Easter eggs that they collected on Anna Maria Island

Easter Sunday Services

Easter Sunday is the perfect time to experience a church service that helps us remember what the holiday is all about. CrossPointe Fellowship Baptist Church typically holds two services to celebrate Easter, one on Good Friday and one on Easter Sunday. The Gloria Dei Lutheran Church offers services on Maundy Thursday, one on Good Friday, and one on Easter Sunday followed by brunch. If you’re searching for Catholic services, visit Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church offering mass services every day of the week.

Other Events and Festivals

Are you looking for an Easter Egg Hunt? Roser Church is offering a Children’s sermon Easter Egg Hunt at 10 am! Bring your lawn chairs!

Speaking of food, you might be looking to partake in an Easter brunch. Visit Marina Jacks in nearby Sarasota. They typically hold Easter brunch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and offer a Carving Station, salads, and desserts.

While you’re there, play games and experience all the other family-friendly activities.

Other Things to Do Nearby

While you’re celebrating Easter with your family, you don’t just have to stick to Easter-themed activities. There are tons of other fun things to get involved with, no matter what you’re interested in. If you’re working on your tan, visit Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Public Beach, or Manatee Public Beach. For a more romantic experience, you can’t get better than Bean Point Beach. Bridge Street and Pine Avenue are the ideal spots for shopping, and for something a bit more unique, there are multiple farmers’ markets in the area.

The nature lover in your group will have a heyday on Anna Maria Island. Leffis Key Preserve, Robinson Preserve, and Palma Sola Botanical Park are just a few of the incredible places to experience the best of Florida’s nature. If you have a history buff in your family, take them to the DeSoto National Memorial Park, the Florida Maritime Museum, or the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.

There are so many great dining spots to find along the island. The Waterfront is perfect for fresh seafood in an easy-going setting, and the Rod and Reel Pier is popular among families. Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the Pier gives you delicious food with a view, and eat here specializes in locally sourced American fare. If you want a great place to grab a beer with your friends, check out Slim’s Place, or if you’re looking for the perfect date night destination, Blue Marlin and Beach Bistro are both great options.

If you’re looking for some delicious coffee, Minnie’s Beach Cafe, Back Alley Treasures, and the Island Coffee Haus are a few places to start. For something a bit stronger, The Doctor’s Office, Hurricane Hank’s, and Harry’s Grill are popular cocktail spots on the island. Need something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out Anna Maria Island Creamery and Bakery, Hometown Desserts, or The Donut Experiment. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible attractions and restaurants on the island!

Plan Your Visit

When you’re staying on Anna Maria Island for Easter weekend, you want a comfortable and safe place to call your home away from home. Anna Maria Beach Resort is proud to be one of the top hotels in Anna Maria Island, offering superior customer service and luxurious amenities to every guest. If you’re searching for hotels and motels on Anna Maria Island, browse our accommodations and contact us to start planning your vacation!