5 Places to Celebrate Easter in #DTJax!

By Brooke Lasky, Intern

Spring has sprung, which means Easter is finally here! Discover the perfect brunch location or festive event to celebrate the holiday and create memories with your family in #DTJax!

Jacksonville Passion Play

Friday April 19-22 at 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Jax Passion Play and First Baptist Church of Jacksonville

The 2019 Passion Play features a choir, cast and orchestra of over 400. “The Well” tells the story of 4 women’s adventure in Jerusalem and the transforming power of encountering Jesus face to face.

Make plans to come early and enjoy the whole Passion Play experience including the marketplace, petting zoo, and art show! All activities open 1 hour prior to the performance.

There are 5 different show times, all free and open to the public
Click here for more details on showtimes!

Learn more at or send us a message at Jax Passion Play.

Easter Keg Hunt – Adult Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, April 20 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Meet at Crispy’s in Springfield

Jacksonville’s most popular, adult scavenger hunt, The Easter Keg Hunt, will take place on Saturday, April 20th in Historic Springfield. Solve clues, learn history about what made Jacksonville the Bold City of the South, and embark on Jacksonville’s Best Adult Scavenger Hunt with your friends and coworkers.

Teams will compete for their chance to win over $2,000 in beer, prizes, and trophies! The top 10 teams will win prizes and trophies. Costumes are encouraged. “Best Team Name” and “Best Dressed Team” also receive prizes. Teams this year can consist of up to 8 people.

Running shoes are encouraged. The scavenger hunt will take place on foot in a 20-30 block radius.

For questions and sponsorship inquiries, email

Easter Brunch Buffet

Sunday, April 21 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
River City Brewing Company


Reservations are recommended and seating is limited.
Reservations are not available to be made online
and can only be reserved by calling (904) 398-2299.




Easter Brunch at The Lex
Sunday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Lexington Hotel & Conference Center

Gather friends and family for food and fellowship with our regionally inspired Easter Brunch at Pier 1515 Restaurant, located inside the newly renovated Lexington Hotel on the Southbank of Downtown, near San Marco.

View the food & drink menu here.

Reservations suggested, but not required:
904.396.5100 x7165


NOLA MOCA’s Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 21 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
MOCA Jacksonville

Get some brunch this Easter Sunday at NOLA MOCA. Museum admission is included with brunch purchase. Call 904.224.0113 to make your reservation today!

Members receive 10% discount.
$30 Per Adult / $9 Per Child Under the age of 10
Check out the menu here!


Other Ideas:

Looking for some Easter goodies? Check out some of these sweet shops to satisfy your taste buds!
Mocha Misk’i
Sweet Pete’s Candy

Or, if you’re wanting to visit more Downtown locations on Easter with the family, you can explore these places:
Friendship Fountain
Hemming Park
Jacksonville Main Library

Meaningful Easter traditions create lifelong memories. Start your new Easter tradition in #DTJax!

If you are worried about parking this holiday weekend, don’t be! We’ve got a list of available parking spaces in Downtown Jacksonville. Plus, there’s plenty of other events, dining and nightlife to explore! Check it all out in our Directory.