Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the Scioto Mile trail! Easter is a sure sign that spring has sprung, and in Columbus, there are plenty of events for the whole family to celebrate the joyous occasion.

 

 

Eggs, Paws and Claws characters - two eggs and the Easter bunny - pose in front of Columbus Zoo entrance

 

Citywide Events

Metro Park Eggstravaganza

March 27 | 12 - 4 p.m.

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks will be hosting eggstravaganza events at Blacklick Woods, Blendon Woods, Slate Run, Battelle Darby Creek, Homestead and Highbanks Metro Parks. This family-friendly egg scavenger hunt involves hiking along a short trail to search for eggs containing pieces of a hidden message, then working together to unscramble the message. It’s guaranteed fun for all ages! Learn more and register here.

Danceville U.S.A. Golden Egg Giveaway

April 2

Ballroom dance studio Danceville U.S.A. will celebrate Easter weekend with their 1st Annual Golden
Egg Giveaway throughout downtown Columbus. To celebrate their upcoming move to The Sanctuary on Neil, Danceville, U.S.A. will hide 101 eggs with cash prizes inside. 100 eggs will be filled with $5 bills, while one lucky person will find a golden egg with a cash voucher worth $500. Watch Danceville U.S.A.'s social media for an announcement regarding the location on the morning of April 2.

Eggs, Paws and Claws

April 2 and 3 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is bringing back its EGG-stremely fun springtime tradition with plenty of health and safety guidelines in place. The two-day event will feature photos with the Easter Bunny, and egg-splore-n-find, visits to the bunny hollow and plenty of exciting character visits throughout. Learn more here.

Franklin County Dog Shelter Easter Sleepover

April 3 - 8

The Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center invites families to take home one of its residents for a week-long sleepover. The event falls during many districts’ spring break, including Columbus City Schools, allowing for the pup to get plenty of pets and relaxation time. A reduced adoption fee of $18 will be available to anyone who decides to turn this into their pet’s new furr-ever home. Learn more and sign-up here.

Community Celebrations

Grandview Heights Drive Through Easter Egg Party

April 2 and 3

Grandview will be hosting an Easter egg hunt, drive-through style! Families can drive-through at designated times to pick up a free Easter goodie bag at the Grandview Center. Registration for this free event is encouraged to ensure enough goodie bags are available. Learn more here.

Grove City Bunny Hunt

Through April 5

The Grove City Bunny Hunt is a fun way for families and friends to experience the spring atmosphere of Grove City’s historic Town Center as they search high and low for 14 hidden bunnies. Once all bunnies have been found, an entry card can be redeemed for a special prize. Learn more here.

Westerville Bunny Hop and Drop

City of Westerville residents have the opportunity for the Bunny to stop by their house with a goodie basket and short visit, including a photo opp. Non-residents or those not wishing to have the Bunny visit can request baskets for pick-up at the Community Center. Learn more here.

Worthington "Egg My House"

March 29 - April 1

In place of Worthington's traditional egg scramble, residents have the opportunity for the Easter Bunny to "egg" their houses. Along with some friends, Mr. Bunny will will deliver a bag full of treat-filled eggs and activities to your front door along with a “You’ve Been Egged” yard sign. Find more details and sign up for open time slots by typing "egg" in the activity search bar here.

Upper Arlington Easter Candy Hunt

UA residents can register to receive a personalized visit from the Easter Bunny, as the holiday hare hops its way to area yards, hiding candy-filled eggs to be found and enjoyed. Learn more here.

Brunch At Home

Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee Easter Brunch Cocktail Biscuits

Try something new this year with Easter brunch cocktail biscuits from Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee! Flavors include the mimosa biscuit (vanilla biscuit with orange zest, orange and champagne glaze), peach Bellini biscuit (peach biscuit with champagne glaze) and piña colada biscuit. Add on a custom quiche, French toast or other brunch favorite for a stress-free celebration! Place your pre-order here.

The Blackwell Easter Brunch

The Blackwell at The Ohio State University is offering an Easter Brunch to-go that serves 6-8, with wine and additional sides available to add on. Pick up for all meals is Friday, April 2. Check out the menu and place orders here.

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events Easter Features

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events is offering Easter Family Brunch (or dinner) In a Box, with options to serve four or eight. All food is provided cold with finishing instructions, and there are options to add cocktails and floral arrangements to each order. Orders are due by Monday, March 22 for pick up on Saturday, April 3. Check out the menus and place orders here.

Columbus Food Adventures Trust Fall Brunch

Columbus Food Adventures has teamed up with Cravings Cafe to offer an Easter Brunch Trust Fall. For those not familiar with their Trust Falls, Columbus Food Adventures chooses the menu and delivers hot meals directly to your door so you have nothing to worry about. Book your brunch here

Fawcett Center Take, Heat & Eat Easter Feast

Fawcett Center at The Ohio State University is offering a complete Easter feast serving 4-6 with a variety of selections, ready to take home, heat and enjoy with your family! Advance orders only through Friday, March 26, with pick up April 2 and 3. View the menu here

Dine-in Brunch

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

All Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will be open for Easter Brunch for dine-in only. Many locations will also have special menus, so check them out and make reservations here.

Lindey’s

Lindey’s in German Village is offering two menus for Easter Sunday, a traditional brunch menu as well as a dinner all day option. Check out all the options and make reservations here.