Easter Family Fun on the Gulf Coast


Who is sick and tired of this fogageddon suffocating the Mississippi Gulf Coast lately? Let’s get outside, enjoy nature and have some Easter themed family fun. From egg hunt to “egg my yard,” Gulf Coast Moms Blog has got you covered.


City of Gautier 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

A fun evening of egg hunting, hay rides, face painting, outdoor movie and more at Shepard State Park. Outdoor movie begins after the egg hunt fun.

Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

City of Gulfport’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Always a large event and quick dash for eggs at the annual Jones Park egg hunt, separated into sections by age groups. Make sure to bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: Free

Kroc Center MS Gulf Coast: Breakfast with Bunny and Egg Hunt

This event in Biloxi starts with a fun pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny and includes a free egg hunt with prizes. Bring your own camera for pictures with the Bunny.

Time: 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 9:45 a.m. egg hunt

Cost: $5/person for breakfast, free egg hunt

Ocean Springs Assembly: “Celebrate Life” Egg Hunt

This is a wonderful egg hunt inviting children with special needs and their families to D’Iberville High Warrior Stadium.

Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cost: Free

MS Coast Model Railroad Museum: Easter LEGO Build

Build anything from an Easter Rabbit to a Hogwart’s Train at the Railroad Museum this Easter weekend. Refreshments will be provided.

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10-50, depending on kit 

Mississippi Music: Easter Drum Circle

Special guests Easter Bunny and Mrs. Carrot will participate with children in an Easter drum circle. Each child will receive a free egg shaker.

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: Free (stop by Mississippi Music in Biloxi to sign up)


Children’s Easter Festival: Long Beach Town Green

An afternoon of community fun with games, face painting, snacks, and a mini petting zoo, all sponsored by First Baptist Church.

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

First United Methodist Church: Community Easter Party

Family friendly games, treats and face painting make this Easter egg hunt an afternoon of fun in downtown Gulfport.

Time: 3 p.m.

Cost: Free


Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education: Easter Bunny Paint & Cookie Class

This looks like a fun Good Friday with your older children, ages 7-14. First your child will paint an 11×14 bunny canvas with local artist Anita O’Dell, then decorate and take home a dozen Easter-themed cookies with Kimme Hargrove. 

Time: 9-11 a.m.

Cost: $40/members, $50/non-members 


Dolce Bakeshop: Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Start the morning with a waffle breakfast benefiting Long Beach High School band. There will be an egg hunt, Alpaca and Bunny kissing booth, live music, face painting and games.

Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: $5/person

Ocean Springs Mayor’s Youth Council’s Easter Egg Hunt 

Fun egg hunting with the Easter Bunny at Clay Boyd Park with different times for each age group.

Time: Ages 0-2 at 10:15 a.m., 3-4 at 10:45, 5-6 at 11:15, 7-8 at 11:45 and 9+ at 12:15

Cost: Free


Oak Crest Mansion Inn: Easter Brunch

Reservations are available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for brunch with egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Peter Cottontail himself will be hoppin’ around for photos.

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: $32.99/adults, $14.99/children (call for reservations 228-452-5677)

Easter Class Gifts on the Cheep (couldn’t help myself)

Educate & Celebrate

Already packaged and wrapped class and teacher gifts for the Easter Season, making our life as mothers easier than ever.

Cost: From $12.99-$19.99/dozen for student gifts, $3.99 for teacher gifts and if you order by April 12th one teacher gift is free (call 228-206-1901 to order or get more information)

Egg (or Peep) my Yard

Here is a great new idea I had not seen before this year. Maybe you want to surprise your own children, grandchildren or neighbors, several groups are “egging your yard” and “peeping your yard.” Eggs are filled with toys and candy and scattered in your yard for a surprise wake up.  And how fun would it be to wake up to a yard full of marshmellow peeps?  

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Anna is a native South Mississippian and is thrilled to be raising her three children, Pepper, Vesper and Charlie and puppy Chips, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her husband Bryan. She works during the day as a Physical Therapist Assistant and fills her evenings with hauling children to activities, squeezing in a workout and attempting to pull together a healthy meal for all. Encouraging women of all ages to prioritize their health and fitness is a driving passion for her.