The COVID-19 pandemic presented the world with many challenges last year around this time. While life has still not returned to normal, things are looking promising. Last year, many holiday events were cancelled or held virtually. This year, there are many ways to celebrate Easter in St. Augustine.
Good Friday at the AMP by Colonial Church
April 2, 6:30pm
You’re Invited to join the Colonial Church community in a night of worship on Good Friday. This night is all about Jesus and the hope that we have because of the sacrifice that He made on the cross. All are welcome!
Easter Sunrise Service
April 4, 7am
Bring a bible and bring a chair to Vilano Beach and enjoy a sunrise Easter service on the beach next to the Vilano Beach Pavilion. Hosted by Turning Point at Calvary.
Crescent Beach Baptist Sunrise Service
Crescent Beach Ramp
April 4, 7am
Crescent Beach Baptist Church invites you to gather on the sands of Crescent Beach just south of the beach ramp (Cubbage Rd) to enjoy Easter Church service with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic Ocean lit by the vibrant colors of the rising sun. Participants are encouraged to bring towels or chairs to sit on.
Mass at the Rustic Altar
Mission Nombre De Dios
April 4, 9am
Guided by Most Rev. Felipe J. Estevez, Bishop of St. Augustine, this service will take place outdoors at the Mission’s Rustic Altar. The Rustic Altar was where the first Mass was celebrated by Father Francisco Lopez in 1565. This service is a chance to connect to local history while you celebrate. masks required. Mass is outdoors with limited seating provided. Please bring your own chair or blanket.
Trinity Parish Holy Week
Virtual & In-person
March 28-April 2
Every year Trinity Parish, lead by lead pastor, Reverend Matt Marino, offers services for us to connect to one another and remember God’s work during Holy Week. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, they have many in-person and virtual services that all are invited to join in on. For the full schedule of services, visit their website below.
The Hot Plate’s Easter Egg Palooza
St. Augustine Fish House & Oyster Company
April 2, 2pm-4pm
A free community event will be held on Good Friday with an Easter bunny, Easter egg hunt, free candy, face painting, and family fun for all ages. Ben & Jerry’s will be there giving out free ice cream and parents can enjoy some drinks and cocktails while the children search for eggs.
Meet the Easter Bunny
Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee
April 1, 4pm
The Easter Bunny will be coming to Flagler Health+ Village at Nocatee. He will be bringing healthy snacks and can’t wait to meet kids of all ages.
Easter Brunch and Petting Zoo
The Bridge at St. Johns
April 4, 9am
Picture you and your family celebrating Easter at The Bridge. There will be a beautiful menu full of brunch favorites and new this year is a complimentary Petting Zoo from Critter Caravan that is included in your brunch tickets. Bring the kids to interact and take photos with bunnies, chicks, baby goats and more!