Time to HOP on it and dig out those pastels, paisley prints and seersucker it’s Easter weekend y’all! I’ve got you covered with a little bit of Easter and a whole lot of EGGcellent events happening right here in Tampa Bay this weekend!
Okay… I’m done with the corny jokes (for now), but if you want to feel super sweet and send me a Cadbury Crème Egg or two, you know where I work.

Orangutan Egg Hunt, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo | Friday, April 18
Before the Easter Bunny makes his rounds hiding eggs around Tampa Bay, he will make a special stop to visit his friends at the Zoo to hide eggs for the Orangutans. I can speak from first hand, this event is so fun and good news is it’s included in the regular Zoo admission. Make sure you get there early and claim your spot, it gets crowded fast! 11 a.m. http://www.lowryparkzoo.com/

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt & scuba-diving Easter Bunny, Florida Aquarium
Who knew the Easter Bunny could swim and dive… and uhh not be shark bait? Well, we hear he is a fantastic swimmer and afterwards will even dry off for photos with the kiddos. Make sure your kiddos bring their basket and enjoy a scavenger egg hunt and even an Easter picnic. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. http://www.flaquarium.org/

Jimmy Buffett, MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre | Saturday, April 19
It’s been two looooong years, we miss you Jimmy! The Amp welcomes back the one and only Jimmy Buffett. Tickets range from $36-$136; concert starts at 8 p.m. but get there early to party with the Parrotheads. http://www.livenation.com/venues/14473/midflorida-credit-union-amphitheatre-at-the-fl-state-fairgrounds

Spring Hops, Creative Loafing | Saturday, April 19
Join Creative Loafing and 11 of the best craft breweries Tampa Bay has to offer for a day time drinking party in Ybor Square.  Tickets need to be purchased in advance and are $25 (GA) & $50 (VIP) for more info visit: http://cltampa.com/tampa/SpringHops/Page#.U1A5gleTLag

Easter Egg Hunt | Glazer Children’s Museum | Sunday, April 20
5,000 eggs will be hidden around the entire children’s museum full of goodies! Enjoy a light breakfast and a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny too.  It’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket folks… not beer) cost is $12, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.  http://glazermuseum.org/

Egg Hunt, IKEA |Sunday, April 20
Spend Easter Sunday with the family enjoying a delicious brunch and special egg-hunt activity throughout the store just for the kiddos. 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/tampa/activities

Easter Brunch Cruise, Yacht StarShip | Sunday, April 20
Hop on board (no pun intended) the Yacht StarShip for a special brunch buffet, music, family photos and Mister Peter Cottontail himself!  http://www.yachtstarship.com/