96th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Things To Know
The Easter Sunrise Service has been an annual tradition since April 17, 1927, making it the longest continuously running event at Bok Tower Gardens. Reverend G.W.R. Cadman formally dedicated the Sanctuary during the first service. The son of Gardens’ founder, Curtis Bok, said the service “quite literally helps the sun get over the horizon on Easter morning.”
Gardens’ Carillonneur Geert D’hollander will begin the celebration at 6:30 a.m. with a selection of seasonal compositions performed on the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon. The processional will be performed by Bagpiper Ben Pugh. Reverend Tim Nunez of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Wales, FL will deliver the inspirational Easter message. The service will conclude with a half-hour concert performed by D’hollander on the 60-bell Singing Tower carillon.
The Entrance Gate, Visitor Center, and The Shop at Bok will open at 6:00 a.m. Donations are encouraged.
shuttle service will not be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring personal wheelchairs or mobility carts. Dogs are also not permitted at the service but are welcome to enter the Gardens after 8 a.m.
EVENT DATE & TIME
Sunday, April 17, 2022
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Free admission from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Brunch-in-a-Bag is SOLD OUT
Ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at www.boktower.org, in person at the Visitor Center or by phone at 863-734-1222. All programs and classes promptly begin at stated time and visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins for check-in. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Culinary events are demonstration based and late arrivals may not be accommodated. For classes held after 5 pm, the entrance gate will stay open for an additional 30 minutes after the start time. Once the gate closes, late arrivals will not be admitted. Due to the nature of culinary events held at the Outdoor Kitchen, Bok Tower Garden may attempt, but cannot guarantee, to accommodate food allergies. Dogs are not permitted at any special events or educational program.