Easter Worship and Events


Here’s a look at just a few of the Easter worship services and holiday events taking place this week throughout the area.


Easter fun at Flagler Health+

This year's Easter at Nocatee will have activities for the whole family. With an appearance from the Easter Bunny himself, get ready for some Easter fun.

There will be an Easter egg hunt starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee and photos from 4 to 6 p.m. Kona Ice Truck will also be on site at no cost to attendees.

Go to facebook.com/events/495077611990825 for more information. 

A photo release is requested for attendees under 18. Go to form.jotform.com/212436249926158 to complete the form prior to your arrival to help expedite the registration process.

Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee is located at 351 Town Plaza Ave., Ponte Vedra Beach.

Easter Egg Hunt fundraiser

Adventure Landing will host its annual Easter Egg Hunts and Charity Raffles on Saturday, April 16.  Every egg in these hunts will have prizes inside. Proceeds will go to American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps.

Egg hunts will be held at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Adventure Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Arrive early. Space is limited. Children must bring their own Easter baskets.

Participating children will be put into three groups based on age: 4 and under, 5-8 and 9-12. More prizes will be raffled off following the egg hunts, so stick around to take photos with the Easter bunny.

Cost: $5 will include entrance into the Easter Egg Hunt for one child and a raffle ticket. Raffle tickets will be on sale separately as well.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Adventure Landing will run a special on unlimited go-karts, laser tag, mini golf, Wacky Worm and Frog Hopper. Golf courses will be available after egg hunts.

Learn more at adventurelanding.com.

Phone number is 904-246-4386.

St. Augustine 63rd Annual Easter Parade

9-10:30 a.m. April 16


This second-oldest Easter Parade in the United States, also known as Parada de los Caballos y Coches (Parade of Horses and Carriages), features marching bands, floats, drill teams, the Easter Bunny, clowns, the Royal Family, Imperial Storm Troopers and the city’s carriage horses wearing their Easter hats. 

Easter Promenade

1-3 p.m. April 17

170 St. George St.

St. Augustine

Join the St. Augustine Easter Festival Committee and St. Augustine Royal Family for the Easter Promenade at 1 p.m. in the Plaza de la Constitución gazebo in downtown St. Augustine. At the event, awards will be presented in fun categories, including best-dressed couple, best hat, etc. The event is free and open to the public.

Hello Spring

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

In The Courtyard between REI and West Marine

The Markets At Town Center

4865 Town Center Pkwy.


Enjoy a fun-filled day that includes visits with Easter Bunny, Twist of Fun! Balloons, face painting, cookies from DnP Cupcakery, cool treats from Kona Ice, music and fun, and a sidewalk sale at participating stores.


Easter Brunch at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

A buffet will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Vernon’s First Coast Kitchen & Bar farm-to-table restaurant at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa (parking complimentary), featuring seafood, steak, pasta, a carving station and more.

Buffet highlights include lobster bisque with sherry crema, snow crab claws, pepper-crusted ribeye with caramelized mushroom and onion jus and early spring chimichurri, seared Atlantic grouper with blistered tomatoes and artichoke relish, and more, including soups, salads, carving station, omelets to order, pasta, seafood and desserts.

There will also be live music.

Reservations required. Go to opentable.com/vernons-restaurant

Facebook event: facebook.com/events/489989972820909

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

4750 Amelia Island Parkway

Amelia Island

  • Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m. Easter Bunny Breakfast. Children will delight in breakfast with the Easter Bunny with a buffet including a pancake station, scrambled eggs, bacon, pastries and more. Parents will get a keepsake photo.
  • Saturday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. Cottontail Tea Party. The Cottontail Tea Party presents the Easter Bunny and Springtime Fairy with a magical afternoon tea; petite sandwiches and sweets including scones, crème brulee, cheesecake and a mousse.
  • Sunday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Easter Garden Brunch. Savor Easter Brunch in the ballroom atrium viewing the ocean. Brunch offerings include salad, seafood and an egg station. In the afternoon, there will be live music, cookie decorating and an Easter Bunny visit.

For reservations, go to ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/florida/amelia-island/hotel-overview/calendar

TPC Sawgrass

Enjoy brunch at TPC Sawgrass from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-543-5105. To make a reservation, go to tpc.com/sawgrass/dining

Costa Brava

Costa Brava at Casa Monica Resort & Spa offers a curated five-course meal and a guest appearance from the Easter Bunny. The Easter buffet on Sunday, April 17, will be socially distanced. Book your spot via OpenTable at opentable.com/costa-brava. Seating times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Chophouse Thirteen

11362 San Jose Blvd.




Reservations are being accepted for dinner on Easter Sunday. The full dinner menu will be served between noon and 8 p.m. April 17. Go to chophouse13.com.


Good Friday Service presented by Colonial Church

St. Augustine Amphitheatre

1340 A1A South

St. Augustine

All are welcome to join this community worship on Good Friday, April 15, at The Amp. Presented by Colonial Church, gates open at 5 p.m., service begins at 6 p.m. Food trucks and concessions will be available. Featuring Colonial Worship and Paul & Hannah McClure of Bethel Music.

Good Friday is centered around the sacrifice and grace of Jesus. It's a night to gather together as a community to worship and stand in reverence at what He has done for all of us. This event is free.

Mission Nombre de Dios

101 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine

  • At 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 15, Comunita Cenacolo will present a live Stations of the Cross and Passion Play at the Great Cross.
  • On Holy Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m. there will be the Seven Sorrows of Mary at the outdoor grottos on the Sacred Acre.
  • Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Estevez at 10 a.m. at the Great Cross.

St. Francis in-the-Field

Holy Week and Easter Sunday Services for St. Francis in-the-Field:

  • April 14, Maundy Thursday Service at 6:30 p.m. 
  • April 25, Good Friday Services. Traditional Good Friday Service at noon in the Sanctuary. Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. — walk the rustic grounds of St. Francis in -the-Field following Jesus' progression from the Garden to Pilate and to his crucifixion.

Easter Sunday, April 17

  • Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Bring a blanket to spread out or bring a lawn chair; come as you are and experience something entirely different on the grounds of St. Francis in-the-Field.   
  • 8 a.m. Rite I Easter Worship followed by Biscuit Bar Breakfast in parish hall at 9 a.m.
  • 10 a.m. Rite II Easter Worship followed by children's egg hunt at 11 a.m. Children 18 months to 5th grade. Bring your baskets for an "eggtastic" time.

St. Francis in-the-Field Episcopal Church

895 Palm Valley Road

Ponte Vedra


Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise Service

7-8 a.m. Sunday, April 17

45 Cubbedge Road

St. Augustine

Phone: 904-794-7777

Greet the Easter sunrise at Crescent Beach. The program, presented by Crescent Beach Baptist Church, begins with the sunrise at 7 a.m. on the beach with special music and an inspiring message. crescentbeachbaptist.com

Christ Episcopal Church

400 San Juan Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach

Phone: 904-285-6127

Schedule for Easter Sunday, April 17:

  • 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Eucharist on the Beach

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Worship as you watch the sun rise on the beach. Come as you are – all are welcome. Plan to arrive early.

  • Easter Brunch

7:30-10:45 a.m.
Brunch after worship will be held in the Westbury Hall Dining Room at Christ Church.

  • 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Christ Church Main Sanctuary
Traditional Rite I language service with Easter music and hymns.

Nursery Care is available during the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services with advance registration.

  • 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Christ Church Main Sanctuary and livestreamed
A mixture of old and new in a family-friendly atmosphere.

  • 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

The Cooper Chapel
A slightly shorter and quieter said service. Note: Chapel seating is limited.

  • 11:15 a.m. Festal Eucharist, Rite II

Christ Church Main Sanctuary
Chancel Choir and musicians help welcome the Risen Christ in grand style.

  • 11:15 a.m. Jordan Easter Service

Contemporary Worship Space and livestreamed
A casual and contemporary Easter celebration.

  • 12:45 p.m. Misa en Español

Contemporary Worship Space and livestreamed
After the service there will be fellowship time sharing an Easter potluck.