Spring is here! Enjoy all the Spring and Easter events in Columbus. With Easter brunches, egg hunts, gorgeous spring flowers blooming everywhere, we all have the urge to get out and DO something fun this spring…and Central Ohio has so many choices to offer. There’s an activity or special event for everyone. The winter weather is behind us, it’s time to bask in the beautiful sunshine and do something adventurous. Central Ohio has many wonderful options for you to choose from! We’ve divided the activities and events below into those that are kid-friendly, and those that are just for the adults. The Columbus Team suggests you try something new this spring and enjoy your city!
NOTE: These activities and events were correct as of publishing time, but PLEASE call or click on the links to ensure event information is correct. Thank you!
Spring and Easter Events in Columbus
American Girl Bunny Brunch
Easton Town Center Easter Bunny Brunch with your American Girl Doll. Reservations are required with American Girl Bistro for the Sunday, April 13th brunch. Call 877-247-5223 to save a seat, cost is $25 to celebrate with the bunny. Ages 3 and up. Bring a camera!
In past years you could get your photo with the Easton Bunny at the Station Building. Professional photos were for sale, or you could take your own for free – please double check this event is still happening as it wasn’t posted on the Easton website at the time we published this article.
Eggs, Paws, and Claws
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Children of all ages can enjoy treat stations all around our favorite zoo in Powell, get a photo with the big bunny, books with bunny brought to you by the letter “B” and experience multiple other holiday activities…even Peter Cottontail swimming in the coral reef! Free with admission. It’s a two day event from Friday April 19th to Saturday April 20th.
Pups & Peeps Egg Hunt
at Rocky Fork Bulletin Board
Egg Hunt that your 4-legged friends can participate with! Just show up, free. Saturday, April 13 from 1-2
GPS Egg Hunt
at Sharon Woods
GPS Egg Hunt. Want an unusual egg hunt for kids and adults? Use your GPS device to hunt for hidden eggs for a chance to win a prize. Limited loaner GPS units available, feel free to bring your own! Just show up, free. Saturday, April 20 from 10-2
Nest & Egg Display
at Blacklick Woods Nature Center
Check out the display of nests and eggs for free. Saturday, March 31 from 8am-6pm
at Slate Run
Learn about using natural dyes for eggs and make a card or decoration to take home. Try the traditional game of egg rolling and push an egg across the lawn without breaking it. Just show up, free. Saturday, April 20 from 1-3
Blooms & Butterflies
Franklin Park Conservatory
Blooms & Butterflies is always a great way to welcome spring! Watch the beautiful butterflies take their first flight in the water garden.
Hill’s Market of Worthington
Hill’s Market presents their annual Bunny Romp on the Saturday before Easter, an event for children of all ages. Meet the Easter Bunny, and wrap it all up with an egg hunt. Fun for the whole family!
From 2-8 on Easter Sunday, your kids can skate off their chocolate buzz for $10, plus rental fee if they don’t have their own rollerblades. Slice of cheese pizza and drink included!
Easter Egg Hunts:
Columbus has many private Easter egg hunts, but some of the most popular are at our community parks recreation centers every year. Since many are listing their egg hunts later and later, here is a list of the parks and rec centers, please contact the one in your area for times and age limits. Park events are commonly found on city websites.
Local City and Columbus Recreation Centers:
*In previous years, egg hunts were on the Saturday before Easter. Most egg hunts are age 12 and under, previous exceptions are noted.
Barack Community Center
580 Woodrow Ave 43207, 645-3610
Barnett Community Center
1184 Barnett Ave 43227 (Previously limited to ages 3-11 years)
Beatty Community Center
247 N Ohio Ave 43203, 645-3218 (Previously limited to ages 11 and under)
Blackburn Community Center
263 Carpenter St 43205, 645-7670 (Previously limited to ages 10 and under)
Brentnell Community Center
1280 Brentnell Ave 43219, 645-7640 (Previously required registration, and limited to ages 11 and under)
Carriage Place Community Center
4900 Sawmill Rd 43235, 645-3715
Dodge Community Center
667 Sullivant Ave 43215, 645-8151 (Previously limited to ages 10 and under)
Douglas Community Center
1250 Windsor Ave 43211, 645-7407 (Previously open to all ages)
Driving Park Community Center
1100 Rhoads Ave 43206, 645-3228
Far East Community Center
1826 Lattimer Dr 43227, 645-3159
Feddersen Community Center
3911 Dresden 43224, 645-3083
Glenwood Community Center
1925 West Broad St 43223, 645-3282
Groveport Recreation Center Pool
Underwater egg hunt
Howard Community Center
2505 Cassady Ave 43219, 645-3713
Indian Mound Community Center
3901 Parsons Ave 43207, 645-3224 (Previously limited to ages 11 and under)
Krumm Community Center
854 Alton Ave 43219, 645-3051 (Previously limited to ages 14 and under)
Lazelle Woods Community Center
8140 Sancus Blvd 43081, 645-5330
Linden Community Center
1254 Briarwood Ave 43211, 645-3067
Marion Franklin Community Center
2801 Lockbourne Rd 43207, 645-3160 (Previously limited to ages 10 and under)
Milo Grogan Community Center
862 East 2nd Ave 43201, 645-7376
Schiller Community Center
1069 Jaeger St 43206, 645-3156 (Previously limited to ages 10 and under)
Sullivant Gardens Community Center
755 Renick St 43223, 645-8171
Thompson Community Center
1189 Dennison Ave 43201, 645-3082 (Previously limited to ages 11 and under)
Tuttle Community Center
240 West Oakland Ave, 645-3602
Westerville Rec Center
Underwater egg hunt in the pool
Westgate Community Center
455 S Westgate Ave 43204, 645-3264 (Previously limited to ages 11 and under)
Whetstone Community Center
3923 N High St 43214, 645-3217 (Previously limited to ages 10 and under)
Woodward Park Community Center
5147 Karl Rd 43229, 645-3158 (Previously limited to ages 10 and under)
Bexley – Jeffrey Mansion Meadow
Blendon Township – Ridgewood Park (Previously limited to ages 1- 10)
Delaware – Mingo Park (Previously limited to ages 2-9)
Dublin – Coffman Park shelter house/pavilion
Genoa Township – McNamara Park
Galena – Ruffner Park
Granville – Bryn Du Mansion
New Albany – Wexner Community Park Fodor Fields (Previously limited to Preschool – Fifth Grade)
Powell – Village Green Park (Previously limited to ages 2 – 5th grade)
Westerville – Hoff Woods Park (Previously limited to ages 8 and under)
Whitehall – Bishop Park
ADULT Events and Activities:
Franklin Park Conservatory
The retired plants from their display need good homes! Each plant comes with care instructions, and a horticulturist is available to answer questions. Start or expand your collection today! Orchids included!
Explore the sale free with admission, and plants start at $3.
Easter Seal’s Romancing the Grape
The Ohio Stadium, Huntington Club
Romancing the Grape is Central Ohio’s premier wine tasting event. It’s happening April 27th this year.
Contact your favorite local restaurants for their special Easter Brunch menus, or visit the Open Table website for an easy way to make advance reservations and get the scoop on great Central Ohio Easter Brunch options.