SARASOTA COUNTY – Big trucks and Easter eggs will roll into Nathan Benderson Park when Sarasota County hosts its annual Big Truck Day EGGstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31.
The popular event gives children and adults a chance to check out the vehicles and trucks they see on the streets, honk the horns and meet and speak with the people who operate them. Dump trucks, fire trucks, payloaders, bucket trucks, buses and more will be there to explore.
Now in its 22nd year, the event also includes the EGGstravaganza, with two egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in separate areas for kids ages 4 and younger and for those 5 and older. Egg hunt participants must bring their own baskets.
Other activities include free kayaking (one-seater and two-seater), stand-up paddleboarding and pedal boat rentals. Participants must sign a waiver and wear a provided personal flotation device.
The activities are free and open to the public, and food will be available for purchase. General parking will be on the island.
Big Truck Day EGGstravaganza is hosted by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit scgov.net/parks.