Saturday, April 20th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Calvary East Lake Campus
1190 East Lake Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Join us for the area’s most extreme Easter egg hunt. There will be food, giant slides, candy and much more!
Over 25,000 eggs dropped from a helicopter!
There are many opportunities to connect with the East Lake community! Sign up to help with registration, greet guests, give out candy, provide first aid, and much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for taking time to be informed and learn more about this family-fun Easter event. At Calvary East Lake, we love families and desire to support parents in every way possible. We look forward to seeing you there!
How do I register for the event?
You can register through filling out this form. Walk up registration will be available, but registering ahead of time is the best way for us to plan on you attending the event.
Is there a cost?
This is a FREE event for our community!
Why are event wristbands required for the event and how does that work?
Registration and check-in is very important for the safety of the participants. Children who have pre-registered and all walk-ups will be given wristbands prior to entry. The wristband that are given to children and applied to their wrist will have the parent’s cell phone number written on it. This is done in the event a child is separated from his/her parent or guardian. Our volunteer staff can call the phone number on the wristband to assist in finding the parent.
Where do I park for the event?
Parking will be available at East Lake High School, adjacent to the stadium off of Silver Eagle Drive. Limited special needs spaces will be available on the church campus. Parking signs will be available along East Lake Road from both the north and south directions leading you to the designated parking area at East Lake High School. THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE EAST LAKE CAMPUS WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE.
What will be offered at the event?
The following things are FREE!
Giant Slides and Bounce Houses
Pictures with the Easter Bunny
Wipe Out Fun Zone
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
East Lake Fire and Rescue
Critical Intervention Services
Helicopter Egg Drop/Hunt at Noon
Will there be food/drinks/concessions available?
The following vendors will be on site with products and food available for purchase:
– Kona Ice
– East Lake High School Football Boosters selling hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks.
Who can gather/hunt the eggs once dropped form the helicopter?
Children ages birth through 5th grade.
How does the Egg Drop work?
- YES! An Actual Helicopter Drops the Eggs onto the field
At noon, the helicopter will circle overhead and drop over 25,000 eggs from the sky. Our safety team will ensure that all participants remain behind the safety line. A countdown will be given from the stage to coordinate the start of the egg hunt. Upon reaching “zero” in the countdown a horn will sound directing the children to begin gathering eggs.
- Age-Graded Designated Zones – The field will be marked out to facilitate a safe egg hunt for children from the littlest ones through fifth grade. One area will be designated for children ages birth through kindergarten and a second area is designated for children first grade through fifth grade.
- The Eggs DO NOT Contain Any Candy Or Golden Tickets. We do this so that each child receives the same amount of candy. We kindly ask that in the first through fifth grade designated zone children be the only ones gathering eggs.
- Children Will Receive Candy At The Candy Exchange Booths.
Once the eggs are gathered everyone will be directed to a Candy Exchange Booth where every child will receive a special collector cup full of candy. This ensures every child receives the same amount of candy regardless of the number of eggs collected. Candy exchange booths will be located along the four corners adjacent to the drop zone. Children have the option to keep their eggs or voluntarily recycle them at the Candy Exchange Booth.