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! 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
An annual event, Easton Town Center’s Easter Bunny Brunch with American Girl takes place this year on Sunday, April 11 from 9:30-11 a.m. This fun, sunny brunch with your girl is heartwarming, and there’s a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and have pictures taken. This is for girls, ages 3 and up. BYOC (bring your own camera)! Reservations are required at a cost of $25 per person. Call the Center at 877-247-5223 to save a seat, or visit the American Girl Store Columbus website to make a reservation.
Eggs, Paws and Claws
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Children of all ages can enjoy several treat stations at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as they plan to create EGGstreem fun this time around! Grab a photo with the Easter Bunny at Conversation Lake. Meeting the Bunny is free, but you can purchase a featured photo package for $20. At the Courtyard, there are meets and greets with famous cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny (of course), Daffy Duck, Silver from Angry Birds, and many more.
This two-day event runs on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can hear your favorite bunny ‘tails’ brought to you by the letter “B” and the Columbus Metropolitan Library. There will be an opportunity to look in on the training sessions for the upcoming Surfin’ Safari Shows, Peter Cottontail will do his thing in a 100,000-gallon tank of water, there’s an egg hunt, and much more.
Visit the Zoo’s event calendar for more details.
GPS Egg Hunt
Maple Grove Bulletin Board – Sharon Woods
This annual free event takes place this year at Sharon Woods (6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville) on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages are welcome for this fun-filled activity, where you can hunt for plastic eggs using GPS and maybe win a prize. See this Metro Parks web page for more information.
Hoppin’ Hound Hunt
Rocky Grove Bulletin Board – Rocky Fork
This free event takes place a little earlier this year than in the past. Join other treasure hunters at Rocky Fork on April 4 at 1 p.m. to hunt for yummy treat-filled Easter eggs. This is one event where you can bring your pooch; in fact, it’s presented in cooperation with RESCUEDOhio. Rocky Fork is located at 7180 Walnut Street in Westerville. The event is free, but you need to register at the Hoppin’ Hound Hunt Eventbrite site.
Blooms & Butterflies
Franklin Park Conservatory
Blooms & Butterflies is a great way to welcome spring! This annual event – or actually, events – at the Conservatory allows you to learn about butterflies and watch them take their first flight. 2020 marks the 26th anniversary of the event. While you can visit any time, there’s a daily workshop at 1 and 3 p.m. called Butterflies 101. The main date to keep in mind is March 14, with a special Mother’s Day release on May 10. Visit the Conservatory’s Blooms & Butterflies page on their website to find out more.
Hill’s Market of Worthington
Hill’s Market presents their annual Bunny Romp on the Saturday before Easter. It’s for children of all ages, and there’s plenty of children’s entertainment, including an Easter egg hunt. You can check out The Hill’s Market event page, or give their Worthington location a call at (614) 846-3220 to find out more.
Easter Egg Hunts:
Columbus has many private Easter egg hunts, but some of the most popular are at our community parks recreation centers. Since many are listing their egg hunts later and later each year, 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
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.