Easter in Venice is a time of joy and celebration for families, and our household is no exception. Just the thought of a succulent honey baked ham, fluffy mashed potatoes, delectable candied yams, and crisp asparagus drizzled with hollandaise sauce gets our taste buds tingling. And let’s not forget about the fun-filled activity of dyeing and decorating eggs, followed by the exciting hunt for plastic eggs in the yard. The best part is sharing the sweet treats and watching the kids trade their treasures with each other.

The Best Way To Celebrate Easter in Venice for 2024

Please note this guide is constantly updated as new information is made available. I am currently updating it and some information may be from last year.

Easter in Venice Florida

If you’re planning to spend Easter in the Venice, Florida area, there are plenty of fun activities, delicious restaurants, and sweet treats to enjoy. Here’s a guide to help you make the most of your time:

  • Indulge in a Friday Fish Fry – Several local restaurants and churches participate in having a Friday Night Fish Fry!
  • Attend Easter Sunday Mass – Start your day by attending Easter Sunday Mass at one of the many churches in the area, such as Epiphany Cathedral, Our Lady of Lourdes, or Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church.
  • Easter Brunch – After Mass, indulge in a delicious Easter brunch at one of the many restaurants in Venice. Some popular options include the Sharky’s on the Pier, Venezia Restaurant or Cafe Venice.
  • Easter Egg Hunt – Bring the kids to an Easter egg hunt. There are a number of options around Venice. Check out the list below which is updated yearly!
  • Visit the Venice Beach – Take a stroll on the Venice Beach, soak up the sun, and enjoy the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Take a Boat Tour – Take a boat tour of the area to see the wildlife and enjoy the scenery. Some options include the Venice Area Boat Tours, the Siesta Key Watersports, or the Gulf Coast Expeditions.
  • Grab Some Sweet Treats – Be sure to grab some sweet treats to enjoy while you explore the area. Some popular options include the Venice Avenue Creamery, Kilwins Venice, or Yummies Donuts and BBQ. A bit further south in Wellen Park is also Peachwave or in Englewood, A Better Scoop!
  • Check Out the Farmers’ Market – Visit the Venice Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings to browse fresh produce, crafts, and more.
  • Enjoy a Sunset – End your day by enjoying a beautiful sunset at the Venice Pier, The South Jetty or Venice Beach.

Overall, Venice, Florida is a great place to spend Easter, with plenty of activities, delicious restaurants, and beautiful scenery to enjoy.

Sunrise Easter Services in Venice

Embrace the tranquil beauty of Easter morning with a sunrise service in Venice. These spiritual gatherings at the break of dawn offer a serene setting to reflect, rejoice, and commune. Check local listings for times and venues. It’s a memorable way to start the holiday, surrounded by the harmony of community and the whispers of nature at its most peaceful. For those interested in partaking in this uplifting experience, keep an eye out for the specific locations hosting these serene observances.

🌅 Easter Sunrise Service: A Spiritual Dawn at The Lakefront Church 🌞

On the serene morning of March 31st, as dawn whispers across the sky, The Lakefront Church beckons you to their Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 AM. It’s more than a service; it’s a moment of reflection, community, and rejuvenation. Continue the celebration of faith with subsequent worship services at 8:30 AM at the Lakefront Campus and 11:00 AM at the Miami Ave. Campus. Embrace the hope and beauty of Easter in a gathering that promises to uplift and inspire. For more details, visit First Baptist Venice.

🌅 Easter Dawn at Grace On The Island 🌴

Dawn your Easter Sunday with a serene beachside service at Service Club Park, hosted by Grace On The Island in Venice, FL. As the sky paints itself with the first light, join in at 7:15 am for a time of song, worship, and community spirit. Remember to bring a chair or blanket for comfort on the sand. This is a moment to embrace the beauty of creation, fellowship, and the warmth of the rising sun on this blessed day.


Local Easter Egg Hunts

🎉 North Port’s ‘Eggnormous’ Egg Hunt Extravaganza 🥚

Gather your baskets and join us on the Green for an unforgettable morning of Easter excitement on March 23rd, from 10-11 am at City Center Front Green. With the Easter Bunny ready for photos and an egg hunt designed for safe, age-appropriate fun, this event promises to be a highlight of the season. Discover the special eggs and exchange them for delightful prizes! For more fun details, be sure to check out NorthPortFL.gov/EggHunt

🌷 Eggstravaganza 2024: A Basket Full of Fun! 🐣

Get ready for a family-fun adventure at Centennial Park this March 30th, from 10 am to noon, with Eggstravaganza 2024. Dive into the excitement with a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt around the Gazebo, and tunes by DJ Steve Skates. This event, perfect for kids 12 and under and their guardians, is a wonderful way to ring in the spring. Thanks to Venice MainStreet, the Venice Lions Club, and The Warehouse for bringing this joyous occasion to life. For more details, you can visit the event’s website.

🐰 A Hop, Skip, and a Jump into Easter Joy at Our Lady of Lourdes 🐣

This March 30th, from the cozy hour of 10-11am, Our Lady of Lourdes church transforms into a wonderland of Easter excitement. With open arms and hearts full of springtime cheer, they invite one and all to their annual Easter egg hunt. Imagine the air filled with music, the ground scattered with colorful eggs, and the joyous laughter of children as they discover treats and stories, including the tale of The First Easter Bunny. The cherry on top? Delicious donuts provided by Venice’s own Lego Store, MixBrix, making sweet memories for families. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s your family’s perfect start to Easter weekend. For more details, hop over to their Facebook page.

🎈 Hop Into Fun at The Market on Dearborn’s Inaugural Easter Egg Hunt 🐣

Join the merriment at The Market on Dearborn for their very first Easter Egg Hunt extravaganza! On the delightful afternoon of March 30th, from 4 to 8 pm, families are invited to indulge in a day sprinkled with joy, giggles, and Easter magic. With dedicated egg hunts for all age groups, mouthwatering treats from food trucks, and the chance for heartwarming photos with the Easter Bunny, the event is a canvas of memories waiting to be painted. Plus, don’t miss the precious meet and greets brought to you by the Suncoast Humane Society. It’s more than an event; it’s a community celebration wrapped in the warm embrace of spring!

🌟 Nighttime Glow Egg Hunt at City Center Front Green 🌜

Join a gleeful night under the stars on March 22nd, from 8:15 to 10 pm, at City Center Front Green for North Port’s Moonlit Eggstravaganza! Kids 7-11 can hunt for thousands of glowing eggs under the moon’s silver glow. With flashlights in hand and baskets at the ready, seekers can also discover ‘special eggs’ to exchange for prizes. The fun starts at 8 p.m., but arrive early to snag a photo with the Bunny. For a radiant Easter celebration, visit NorthPortFL.gov/EggHunt for more details!

Other Activities for Kids in Venice for Easter

🐰 Meet the Easter Bunny at Cocoplum Village Shops 📸

Cocoplum Village Shops beckons you to an ‘eggstra-special’ meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny! Nestled near the main entrance, opposite Five Guys, this is the perfect spot for an Easter photo op. Gather your little chicks on March 16th and March 23rd, from 11 am to 3 pm, for a memory-filled snapshot with the season’s most beloved character, complete with complimentary refreshments. Don’t forget your camera to capture the smiles and springtime joy!

🌞 CoastLife Church: Embrace Easter’s Renewal 🌷

Join the vibrant CoastLife Church community for an Easter filled with warmth, welcoming vibes, and a message that renews the spirit. The little ones will be delighted with special activities tailored just for them, making it a joyous occasion for every family member. Gather together on March 30th for a 6:00 PM service or rise with the sun on March 31st for services at 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, or 11:30 AM. This Easter, let’s unite at 1100 U.S. 41 Bypass S in Venice, FL, to celebrate a season of hope and new beginnings. 🌸

Where Can I Get Easter Brunch or Dinner in Venice?

*Updated March 11, 2024*

Enjoy spending time with your loved ones this Easter! If you’re planning to order your meal this holiday season, make sure you plan in advance. Easter is typically the beginning of the end of our tourist season, but keep in mind that it IS still our busiest time of the year. The first thing to do is decide if you want to eat inside the restaurant or grab take-out to bring home with you. There are always great options for both!

Restaurants Open on Easter Sunday

This post is constantly being updated, please check back often and always verify the information by calling the restaurant.

  • Bodrum Restaurant
  • Crow’s Nest
  • Sharky’s on the Pier / Fins at Sharky’s
  • Metro Diner
  • Blu Island Bistro
  • Burgundy Square Cafe (open until Noon for breakfast only)
  • Suncoast Cafe (open until Noon for breakfast only)
  • Cote France
  • Rosebud’s Steak and Seafood
  • Bonefish Grill (11am-9pm and accept reservations)
  • Waterfrontoo (Open at noon, special menu)

Ristorante San Marco

305-B W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 800-7280

San Marco invites you to a delightful Easter Brunch Buffet. Feast from 9 am to 3 pm on an array of dishes including made-to-order omelets, a carving station, and Italian classics. Sip on assorted juices or visit the Bloody Mary Bar. Prices are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Reservations are suggested for this Easter Sunday indulgence. Call 941-800-7280 to secure your spot at the table.

Hotel Venezia

425 US Highway 41 Byp N, Venice, FL
(941) 308-7700

Hop into spring with an indulgent Easter Brunch at Hotel Venezia! On Sunday, March 31, 2024 from 11 AM to 3 PM, let this hidden gem be the backdrop to your family’s Easter memories. Dive into an array of brunch classics and culinary delights: from an interactive Omelette Station to the savory Carved Prime Rib, the sweet and savory Southern Fried Chicken, and the delicate Ritz Cracker Crowned Haddock, there’s a flavor for every palate. And for the little bunnies, they’ve got a spread that’ll have them hopping with joy, including a Waffle Station and a Chef’s Roasted Vegetable Medley to keep things balanced. At $42 per adult and $16 per child (ages 12 and under), this feast promises to be as joyous as spring itself. Remember, no other menu will be available, ensuring an exclusive and curated experience for all our guests. Don’t let this day hop away—call 941-308-7700 for reservations and celebrate Easter with gusto at Hotel Venezia!

Cafe Venice

101 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 484-1855

Cafe Venice Restaurant and Bar is the place to indulge in culinary splendor. With an exquisite menu that sings the praises of spring, you’ll find soul-warming soups, like their Tomato Basil Bisque, and appetizers set to start the feast right. Entrees dance from Baked Ham with a tangy Pineapple Salsa to a perfectly Pan-Seared Chilean Salmon, and for the lamb lovers, a New Zealand Rack of Lamb awaits. Starters range from $8 for the house salad, up to $18 for the shrimp cocktail, while entrees range from $23 for the veggie lasagna up to the New Zealand Rack of Lamb for $46 , so hop over to their Easter menu for full details and make sure to book your experience for a day to remember. Open for Easter cheer from brunch through dinner – don’t miss out!

Flynn’s on Venice Ave

133 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-2200

Flynn’s on Venice Ave invites you to savor Easter with a bespoke menu crafted for the occasion. Delight in exquisite starters, heart-warming soups, fresh salads ($10-$18), divine entrées like their signature Lamb Rack and Baked Ham ($32-$42) and desserts like Creme Brulee or Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse ($8). Each dish is a testament to the celebration, served from 3 PM to 8 PM. Ensure your seat at the table by calling (941) 488-2200—Easter Sunday is exclusively reserved for this special menu. Finish with an indulgent dessert to wrap up your meal with sweetness. Don’t miss this culinary event that promises to be as memorable as it is delicious!

Pop’s Sunset Grill

112 Circuit Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275
(941) 488-3177

Hop into Easter at Pop’s Sunset Grill! Brunch will be served bright and early at 8 am in the Tiki and inside dining room. Starting at 10 am, the full menu along with special brunch items will be on offer. All day, live music will keep the festive spirit going. Call ahead to get on the list and breeze past any wait time!

Shuck N’ Ale

648 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 499-7200

Shuck N’ Ale is rolling out the red carpet this Easter Sunday with an extraordinary brunch! Swing by on March 31st from 10 AM to 3 PM for a shell-shattering experience filled with the finest seafood and brunch specialties. Don your sunniest shades and hop in for a day of delicious dishes and delightful vibes at your favorite seafood joint. It’s an egg-ceptional way to celebrate the holiday!


Where To Get Sweet Treats For Easter in Venice

Discover unique, handcrafted confections that not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also support local artisans. Embrace the joy of Easter while indulging in these irresistible goodies and fostering a strong sense of community.

Apart from the Easter cotton candy cakes, Sugar & Sprinkles Dessert Shoppe also provides custom cotton candy cakes, cotton candy drink glitter bombs, and cotton candy party favors for any special occasion. To place an order, customers can message the shop or send an email to sugarsprinklesdessertshoppe@gmail.com. Payments can be made upon pick-up or delivery, or an invoice can be sent in advance.
The shop offers free delivery within Wellen Park neighborhoods and pick-up at their Oasis location. Customers can choose from a wide variety of flavors for their cake layers, such as pink vanilla, passion fruit citrus, cherry lime, blue raspberry, and birthday cake. The shop also anticipates the arrival of new flavors, including banana, lemon, watermelon, orange, green apple, grape, and cherry.

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