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Easter’s on its way! And if the decorations at Sweet Pete’s are any indication (pictured below), Downtown is already hopping with Easter fun. Events begin this Sunday to celebrate the holiday and run through April 12. From special brunches and egg hunts to plays and church services, Downtown is hopping with Easter happenings the whole family will enjoy.

 


 

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Palm Sunday Procession
St. John’s Cathedral | March 29, 10 a.m.
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7f1324f0-7a2d-4851-9062-d28d8db949c8Annual pre-Easter procession along Downtown streets.

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Hippity Hoppity Easter Bash
Hemming Park and Sweet Pete’s Candy | March 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Easter party for all ages featuring an egg hunt, face-painting and more for families.

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The Easter Story
First Baptist Church Downtown | March 29, April 5 and April 12; 10:30 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. each day
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Sermon series about the story of Easter from The Bible.

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Good Friday Organ Recital
St. John’s Cathedral | April 3, 7 p.m.
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10364207_10152423577785728_5170309903896229815_nSpecial concert to recognize Good Friday.

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Jacksonville Passion Play
First Baptist Church Downtown | April 3, 7 p.m.; April 4, 2 p.m.; April 5, 6 p.m.
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Screen shot 2015-03-27 at 10.36.16 AMAnnual theatrical rendition of the story of Easter.

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RAM Ride Annual Easter Egg Hunt Bike Ride
Riverside Arts Market | April 4, 9 a.m.
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10897106_805403459518499_6305304397213313066_nPre-Easter-morning bike ride that starts at the Riverside Arts Market and leads to an Easter egg hunt.

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9th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
The Jacksonville Landing | April 5, 7 a.m.
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sunrise_for_website_1-289x289The Landing’s annual sunrise celebration.

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Easter Worship Service
First United Methodist Church | April 5, 11 a.m.
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afbb94_4fd07e851eb742d08dc760127f1e2f68.jpg_srz_p_258_283_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzEaster service in the Methodist tradition.

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Easter Breakfast, Holy Eucharists and Egg Hunt
St. John’s Cathedral | April 5, various times all morning
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10171754_10152614941155728_3967760428008527117_nSeveral events marking the holiday.

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Café Nola Easter Brunch
Café Nola @ MOCA Jacksonville | April 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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1014Buffet of cold brunch treats as you wait for your hot entree ordered from the menu.

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Easter Brunch at the Hyatt
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront | April 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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250x140xcq5dam.thumbnail.250.140.png.pagespeed.ic.vPzC5tyDAeAnnual Easter buffet.

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Easter Brunch at the Omni
Juliette’s, Omni Jacksonville | April 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Screen shot 2015-03-30 at 2.29.25 PMFeaturing live entertainment, mimosas for adults and Easter basket giveaways for children.

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Also, don’t forget that Peterbrooke Chocolatier on Bay Street and Sweet Pete’s Candy on Hogan Street offer a delicious assortment of Easter goodies, from miniature and massive chocolate bunnies to candy eggs and your favorite pastel-colored treats. Looking for something a little different to fill your loved ones’ Easter baskets this year? Check out our shopping directory for unique Downtown finds.

Happy – er, hoppy – Easter!

 

If you know about a Downtown Easter celebration not on our list, email sarah@downtownjacksonville.org to get it added.



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