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

Eggs, Paws and Claws

April 15-16 and 3 | 9 am - 5 pm

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 Fairgrounds KidsFest 

April 16 | 10:00-11:00 am

This event includes a candy and egg hunt, Bunny Pancake Breakfast, Bunny Run (more race info and registration here), balloon artist creations, music, shopping, family resources, and more. Pre-registration is recommended; as some events are an upcharge, such as the Bunny Pancake Breakfast, you can sign up here.  

Columbus Community Center Egg Hunts

April 16 | 10 am

All City of Columbus Community Centers are hosting Easter Egg Hunts! Find the location nearest to you, here

Community Celebrations

Egg Dash at Jeffrey Park (Bexley)

April 16 | 12:00 pm

Don't miss this 4,000 egg Easter Egg Dash takes place promptly at noon behind Jeffrey Mansion and includes “golden eggs” hidden for prizes among the standard eggs. More info here.

Historic Dublin Bunny Hop

April 16 | 1:00-4:00 pm 

Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt throughout Historic Dublin, store specials available in the area, meet the Easter Bunny, balloon artist creations, and more. Mini cupcakes are available to children who finish the egg hunt. Get more information here.

New Albany High School Football Stadium Helicopter Egg Drop 

April 16 | 4:30 – 7 p.m.  

Enjoy a helicopter egg drop onto the stadium field at the Springfest Egg Hunt (all ages by age group), balloon artists, bubble station, petting zoo, and food trucks. 

Grandview Heights Easter Egg Hunt

April 16 | 10 am

Grandview will be hosting an Easter egg hunt at Wyman Park on Saturday, April 16! More information is coming soon. Stay tuned, here.

Upper Arlington Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Trail

April 16 | 10 am

Don't miss Upper Arlington's Easter Candy Hunt and Bunny Trail at Thompson Park! Learn more here.

Brunch At Home

Basic Biscuits, Kindness & Coffee Breakfast Bundles

Let Basic Biscuits do the work for you this Easter and pre-order one of their breakfast bundles! Choose from items like their Baked French Toast casserole, Whole Biscuit Quiche, or Biscuit Slider Six Pact.  Place your pre-order here and don't miss Indulgence Ice Cream in the parking lot during pick up, April 16 from 4-6 pm.

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.

Milestone 229

Soak in some of the best views of the city this Easter with brunch at Milestone 229. Enjoy fan favorites like Eggs Benedict, Sourdough French Toast and Mimosas! Make your reservation, here.

The Whitney House

What pairs well with Easter? Brunch at The Whitney House in Worthington. Sip on House Mimosas as you peruse the made-from-scratch menu items ranging from Belgian Waffles to Flat Iron Steak & Eggs. Make your reservation, here

Easter is almost here and there's no better time to get out and enjoy spring in Columbus. Share your hoppy memories with us using #LiveForwardCbus