Hop in for a fresh and fun Easter weekend in Bastrop, Texas. With the weather being so welcoming, a picnic is a must, so we’ll fill you in on the best spots. We’ll also tell you where to head for a fantastic brunch with all kinds of Easter goodies. If you love dressing up the kiddos and watching them race for eggs, we’ll point you in the right direction for that too. Read on to see how eager Bastrop is for Easter.

Downtown Bastrop Shopping

Picnic Spots

Pull a Yogi and take a pic-a-nic basket to one of our beautiful Bastrop parks. Fisherman’s Park is a local favorite that’s located right along the banks of the Lower Colorado River. There are canoes and kayaks to rent or you could let the littles run loose on the kiddie splash pad and playground.

For a picnic with a view, head over to Bastrop State Park. Bring the whole family to camp, picnic, ride bikes, hike, fish or geocache! Partake in a nature program or look around for wildlife. Hike seven-miles of trails, explore the growing forest or search for new generations of the infamous loblobby pines!

A smaller, but more private park to consider is Ferry Park. There are a handful of picnic tables along with a BBQ Pit should you decide to Texas-up your Easter meal. There’s also a nice playground for the kids to enjoy while you’re setting up for the hunt.


If you’re like us, then sleeping in is a favorite pastime. You can top off that excellent decision with the elaborate Easter brunch at Stem and Stone. At their Sunday brunch, they serve very tempting savory and sweet options, simple sides and several different mimosas including a mimosa flight.

Stem and Stone Flight

If your preferred brunch centers around a fabulous cup of coffee, then Coffee Dog Roastery is for you. These guys are coffee artists with a wide selection of coffees, teas and real fruit smoothies. Their coffee beans come from around the world and they roast them in-house. They also serve them and sell them by the pound. You can count on freshly-made goodies too from their in-house bakery including muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls and more.

Coffee Dog LobbyCoffee Dog Options

The folks at Maxine’s Café & Bakery serve brunch like they were born to. Just about any local will tell you that they have the best breakfast/brunch in town and you better believe it. Served all day on Sunday, you can choose from huge breakfast platters, griddle favorites, omelets and more. It’s all done Texas style, big and delicious.

Maxines Sunrise Bowl

Easter Fun

Always one to get in on the fun is the local Bastrop VFW Auxiliary 2527. They’re hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9th at 11am. They do ask that you bring your own baskets, but they’ve smartly separated the hunts into age groups. 1-3 year olds will hunt at 11am, 4-6 year olds will hunt at 11:30am and 7-10 year olds will hunt at noon.

Another hunt you’ll want to check out is the one done by the generous folks at New Life Church. Also happening on Saturday, April 9th, their hunt will go from 11am – 2pm. Calvary Baptist Church is going all out with their Easter Eggstravaganza. At both their Bastrop and Smithville campuses, on Saturday, April 9th from 11am – 1pm, they’ll have an egg hunt, bounce houses, food, crafts and more. Little ones to PreK will hunt at 11:30am, Kinder to 2nd grade at 12pm and 3rd – 6th grade at 12:30pm.

Easter Egg Hunt

There’s a lot going on at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, too. They’re serving a full brunch with all kinds of extravagant dishes, including a station made just for your little ones. They’ll have several activities including a hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny and an on-site petting zoo featuring their pygmy goats.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Celebrate Easter in Bastrop, TX

If you’re on the hunt for a great time this Easter, then head over to Bastrop. You won’t find a friendlier town in Texas, so it’s the perfect place to celebrate with new friends. Plan your visit to Bastrop today! Also be sure to get on our email list for the latest Bastrop happenings.

Easter in Bastrop