2023 spring and Easter events around Corpus Christi

Easter egg hunts are a fun part of spring and Easter celebrations.
Easter egg hunts are a fun part of spring and Easter celebrations.

Spring is all around, and what better way to enjoy the time than with some of these spring and Easter-related events around Corpus Christi?

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Photos with the Easter Bunny at La Palmera

Visit with the Easter Bunny and take photos from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, now through Saturday, April 8, in the center court of La Palmera mall, 5488 S. Padre Island Drive. Make a reservation to cut down on your wait time, but walk-ins are always welcome. Cost: Photo packages start at $24.99. Information: 361-991-3755 or https://www.lapalmera.com/happenings/easter-bunny-2023/.

2023 Easter Bake Sale

The Ladies of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Delphi Club present the 2023 Easter Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7, at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Hall, 502 S. Chaparral St. Braided Easter loaves, cookies, cakes, baklava, spanakopita and tiropita trays and more for sale. Information and orders: 361-883-0950 between 9:30 a.m. to noon or 361-215-4205 and leave a message.

Spring Egg-stravaganza at Garcia library

Garcia Public Library presents Spring Egg-stravaganza at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, at 5930 Brockhampton St. Join a Texas-sized egg hunt along with games and crafts. Cost: Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/garcialibrary

Arise-N-Run 5k

First Baptist Church presents the 2023 Arise-N-Run 5k at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at 3115 Ocean Drive. Come enjoy this beautiful USTA-certified course along Ocean Drive with bay views, a First Baptist tradition since 2004. Family-friendly event including post-run awards ceremony Cost: $25 registration. Information: https://firstcorpus.org/recreation.

Easter Fest 2023 at Journey Church

Journey Church presents Easter Fest 2023 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8, at 12150 Interstate Hwy. 37. Every year on Easter weekend, Journey Church invites the community to gather together to celebrate our risen savior. Easter Fest is a time of family fun for ALL to enjoy, complete with moon jumps, pony rides, a petting zoo, egg hunting and more Cost: Free. Information: 361-242-2272 or https://www.facebook.com/myjourneychurch/.

Easter Family Festival at First Baptist Church of Portland

First Baptist Church of Portland presents an Easter Family Festival from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8, at 1305 Wildcat Drive, Portland. Join First Baptist for egg hunts, bounce houses, great fellowship and more. Cost: Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistportlandtx/events.

Padre Island Market’s Easter Market

Padre Island Market Days presents Easter Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Island Presbyterian Church, 14030 Fortuna Bay Drive. Come enjoy the outdoor market before Easter and shop, eat, and play. Shop fresh produce, meat, handmade products and other goods including a variety of artisans as well as food trucks. Fun for the whole family. Information: https://www.facebook.com/padreislandmarket.

81st annual Easter Sunrise Passion Play

The 81st annual Easter Sunrise Passion Play begins at sunrise (around 7:11 a.m.) Sunday, April 9, at the Cole Park amphitheater, 2600 Ocean Drive. The annual event traces the steps of Jesus from his betrayal on Holy Thursday until his resurrection on Easter Sunday with the sun rising over Corpus Christi Bay in the background. For volunteers interested in participating in the play, attend the casting call at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at La Playa by the Bay, 227 N. Water St. Rehearsals are at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26 and Sunday, April 2; Full day dress rehearsal from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8. All rehearsals held at Cole Park. Cost: Free. Information: Debra Scott-Brown at 361-442-6194.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Heritage Park

Venture Church presents Easter Eggstravaganza from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St. Bring your lawn chairs, family and friends and join Venture Church on Easter for a family friendly free event. Enjoy an egg hunt for all ages when 10,000 eggs will be thrown throughout Heritage Park. Food vendors will be on site to purchase food, along with music and lots and lots of giveaways. Cost: Free, food available for purchase. Information: https://www.facebook.com/Venturechurchcc.

Spring Family Fest at Most Precious Blood Church

Most Precious Blood Catholic Church presents its annual Spring Family Fest from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at 3502 Saratoga Blvd. Enjoy some great music and delicious food, shop with the vendors, browse the silent auction and bring the kids to enjoy the kid zone. Cost: Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398283684273295.

Earth Day-Bay Day festival at Heritage Park

The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation presents the 23rd annual Earth Day-Bay Day festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St. Come interact with a raptor, participate in tons of interactive exhibits/games from a variety of local, regional, and state organizations, enjoy great food, tons of freebies, and more. Cost: Free. Information: 361-882-3439 or http://www.baysfoundation.org/edbd/.

Allison Ehrlich writes about things to do in South Texas and has a weekly Throwback Thursday column on local history. 

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