Technically Easter is the most important religious feast of the Christian calendar, but we all know its so much more than a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nothing against our main man J.C.; were just reminiscing about Easters of yore. Mom and Dad might have forced us to wear fancy duds and go to church, but we knew the day would be spent searching for eggs, devouring chocolate, and giving thanks and praise to the Easter Bunny. Sacrilegious? Perhaps. For better or worse, Easter is for da kids. If youre looking for fun events for your little ones this weekend, weve got some tips thatll make you hop for joy.
Looking for coveted prizes? The largest hunt in the city will take place at Jungle Island (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami), where 60,000 candy-and-prize-filled Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the sprawling and verdant paradise. Concealed among the regular treasures at this hunt on 'roids will be "golden eggs" that contain certificates for Nintendo Wii game systems. The three-day egg-stravaganza culminates today with a sumptuous brunch buffet served in the TreeTop Ballroom. Adult admission is $45; kids get in for $32. Reservations are required, so call 305-400-7203, or visit www.jungleisland.com.
Since when did bunnies learn to swim? This year two events feature the aquatic adventures of an underwater hare. In Key Largo, Capt. Spencer Slate of the Atlantis Dive Center (MM 106.5, Oceanside, Key Largo) will host his annual underwater egg hunt among the coral reefs. Check-in is at 8 a.m., and the dive charter fee is $60. Visit www.captainslate.com. At Miami Seaquarium, therell be lots of rabbit-related fun, hunts, prize giveaways, toys, and games taking place all weekend, each day from 10 to 4. The bunny will lead a parade alongside other Seaquarium critters, including Flipper the dolphin. Call 305-361-5705, ext. 225.
Sun., March 23, 2008