7 Fun Things to do for Easter 2019 in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan
Easter is a magical time for most kids. The Easter Bunny comes and brings baskets full of goodies and brightly colored eggs. You may want to attend a church service and spend the afternoon hiding eggs and eating wonderfully prepared feasts with your family. Easter truly is a happy holiday and most of us consider it the beginning of Spring. How can Easter get any better? Spend it at the beach! Join your friends in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan for Easter Weekend and make some of the best memories all year! If you’re wondering what to do at Easter at the beach, wonder no more! Here is a list of 7 fun things to do at Easter 2019 while you’re visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast:
- Find lots of eggs at Lulu’s Easter Egg Dash
Our friends at Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s always have something fun planned. Easter is no exception! If an Easter Egg hunt is in your plans, you won’t want to miss this. The fun begins at Lulu’s on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 with the arrival of the Easter Bunny. At 2PM, the dash begins! There will be egg hunts for all ages. All around Lulu’s famous Gulf Shores location, eggs will be hidden (some in plain sight) for the kiddos to find. This is one of the best ways to spend an Easter afternoon. After the dash, stay for the fabulous food Lulu’s has become known for!
- Meet your friends at The Hangout’s Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach
If starting your day off with an Easter Sunrise Service is in your plans, then you will want to make your first stop at The Hangout in Gulf Shores. Known worldwide for The Hangout Music Festival, this hoppin’ fun local venue will host Gulf Shores United Methodist Church for a sunrise service beginning at 6:30AM on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The public is invited. What better way to welcome Easter morning than to have a sunrise service on the beach next to the Gulf of Mexico? After the service, stay for the Easter Bunny’s arrival at 9AM. Be sure to dress your kiddos up as bunnies. There will be a costume contest. The Hangout will be serving brunch from 7:30AM – 11AM. With so many fun things to do at The Hangout, we’re sure you’ll want to come for the Sunrise Service and then just Hang Out for a while!
- Learn something new at the Coastal Alabama Bird Banding Project
How about spending a day learning about nature? The Coastal Alabama Bird Banding Project will take place at historic Fort Morgan for several days leading up to Easter. If you’d like to see this amazing project in person, plan on being at Fort Morgan on Saturday, April 20 between the hours of 8AM and noon. During this session, guests are able to see a personal view of some of Alabama’s spring migratory birds. These birds are banded and released so that their migration can be tracked. This is an outdoor event, so don’t forget to bring bug spray and sunscreen. A folding chair is also a good idea. With Easter being the beginning of Spring for most of us, attending this is a great way to kick off this wonderful season!
- Fish in the Alabama Gulf Coast Slam Professional Fishing Tournament
This tournament is new to our area and runs through mid-May. There is no cost to enter if you’re on a registered vessel. Some restrictions do apply if you’re fishing from other boats or from the shores. This tournament is open to anglers of all ages and participants are welcome to fish from registered charter fishing boats or from personal watercraft. For more information contact The Alabama Gulf Coast Slam Professional Fishing Tournament at AlabamaGulfCoastSlam@gmail.com . This is sure to be one spring tradition you’ll want to repeat year after year!
- Visit the Zydeco & Crawfish Festival
How about a little crawfish and Zydeco music to liven up your Easter Weekend? On Saturday, April 20 between the from 10AM – 6PM at Waterway Village in Gulf Shores, the 5th annual Zydeco & Crawfish Festival will be in full swing! You’ve never had crawfish and you don’t know what Zydeco is? Well, crawfish is about the yummiest, most seafoodish, non-seafood food you can eat! And Zydeco is the perfect music to enjoy while you savor one of the coast’s favorite boiled freshwater shellfish. And if dancing and eating crawfish is not quite what you had in mind for a wonderful Spring afternoon, how about a run? Enter the 5K/1 mile fun run that is a big part of this local festival. The festival is located under the Holmes (intracoastal waterway) Bridge, just off Highway 59 in Gulf Shores.
- Check out the Flora Bama Easter Eggstravangaza
Did you know the kids can have a great time at The Flora-Bama? Well, they can? In fact, for Easter, the good folks at America’s favorite beach road house have a whole afternoon of fun planned just for the kiddos! Beginning at 1PM on March 31, there will be face painting and crafts for kids at the beach tent. At 2PM, all eyes will be on the sky at the Easter Bunny, himself, will skydive into the party! Then one of the largest Easter Egg hunts on any state line will begin. Participants must bring their own baskets. This is the one day each year there are more eggs on the beach than shells! Bring your camera, too. You will want to capture every minute of this unique and fun family experience.
- Walk on the beach with your family
What beach trip would be complete without a beach walk with your family? The weather along the Alabama Gulf Coast in April is perfect for beach walking. Maybe you’ll find an amazing sea shell to take home. Maybe you’ll see dolphins playing just off shore. Maybe you’ll see fun shapes in the clouds. No matter what you see, take lots of pictures. With or without The Easter Bunny, Easter Sunday walks on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan are special.
We hope you will join us at Sunset Properties and plan to celebrate your Easter vacation week or weekend with us. We have so many rental properties to choose from, we are sure we have the perfect place for you and your family to stay! Remember to pack your sunshades, flip flops and sunscreen. Don’t forget your Easter baskets and cameras. And come on down to your favorite beach! Sunset Properties has your holiday vacation home ready for you to check-in!
Welcome to Spring on the Alabama Gulf Coast!
And welcome to you, our guests!