Spring and Easter Events in Columbus

Spring and Easter Events in Columbus

Easter Activities Around Columbus

Spring is here and that means Easter! Our list of fun Easter activities around Columbus barely scratches the surface of all the fun things to do during this time. But for now, we have the latest information on all things Easter going on in Columbus.

The Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show

This large art & craft show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful Hilliard venue! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free! There will also be a full concessions stand on site provided by the venue. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Hope Hollow.

The event takes place on March 27 between 10 AM and 4 PM at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, Ohio.

The Bunny Gnome Painting Class

Join Pinot’s Palette for a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people, and bond with friends! Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class – all supplies are included – directed by trained, local artists who guide you step-by-step through a featured painting.

This event takes place Saturday, April 16th at 12 PM at the Pinot’s Palette on North High Street in Columbus.

Eggs, Paws, & Claws

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium annual Eggs, Paws, and Claws event is set to kick off springtime with some EGG-streme fun! This two-day event will feature multiple attractions like the Egg-splore-n-find adventure, and Eggbert & Shelly’s Rolling Shell-a-bration!

This event takes place on the Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend.

Fairfield Fish and Game Association’s Easter Egg Hunt

This Easter egg hunt for children is sure to be a blast. On April 16th bring a basket for the eggs and enjoy concessions and refreshments on site. Registration is 9:00 am until 10:30 am and the hunt begins at 11.

The Helicopter Egg Drop

New Life Christian Center in Lancaster does this free Easter event every year. This year’s event is on Saturday, April 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM. This year will include a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, a sensory park, ballow animals, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, prizes, & more!

The main event begins at noon when thousands of eggs are dropped from a helicopter and children ages 0-12 go crazy collecting the eggs!

Young’s Jersey Dairy’s Easter Egg Hunt

This no-charge event boils over 7,000 eggs are boiled for the Easter Egg Hunt. Children up to the age of 10 may participate and they suggest you arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your age category to find the line and get ready to go!

Barnabe, the mascot, will be present and ready for photo ops as well. This Easter Egg Hunt is held rain, snow, or shine every Easter Sunday.

*This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Central Ohio

The Best Saint Patrick’s Day Events in Columbus, Ohio

The Irish are known for their love of drinking so what Saint Patrick’s day would would be complete without a little alcohol?

Bar Crawls are practically required when celebrating St. Paddy, and Columbus has more than a few to chose from.

Can’t make one? That’s okay!

The bar crawls take place on and around March 17 so you should be able to make at least one.

Some of the favorites:

Other St. Patrick’s Day activities around Columbus:

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day events that are a little more kid friendly?

Check out The Shamrock Club’s events “Where Irish is Year Around!”. They host the annual Columbus Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 17th.

The day starts with a Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, then the parade, and ends with the annual Irish Family Reunion where there will be music and dancing for everyone. The festivities continue later at the Shamrock Club Pub where there will be music.

Families interested in events with no alcohol should look into the annual Virtual Luck of the Irish 5k. The benefit is you can run the race anywhere and the proceeds are donated to charity!

There is also the option of doing a COhatch St. Patrick’s day tour. COhatch is a business that is meant to gather local businesses and communities together. Many of the Columbus COhatchs are hosting St. Patrick’s Day events, so why not make a day of it and tour the city to see what each space offers?

Move To Columbus, Ohio – Come For The Culture, Stay For The Community

Move To Columbus, Ohio - Come For The Culture, Stay For The Community (Event on Columbus Riverfront)

There are those moments when you look at your lifestyle and realize that something must change.

You may have lived the city life and built some transferable career skills but now’s the time to readjust the work/life balance.

Perhaps the kids are grown and you’re looking for some new adventures.

Most big cities and their surrounding suburbs have become cultural deserts. Sky high prices to match the height of the apartment blocks. Traffic jams that look more like parking lots. Not the sort of place you want to fill your lungs on your morning run.

It’s at moments like this that you dream of a perfect city with a low cost of living, open spaces, plenty of commercial growth, cultural fulfilment and a community spirit that feeds a bright and successful future.

In short you may be dreaming of a move to Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Is Highly Ranked For Livability

Columbus is the state capital of Ohio and the 14th largest city in the U.S. The population of around 910,000 is growing at a rate of 0.85% annually so clearly a lot of people feel that this is a great place to live and work.

Columbus is noted for its high proportion of green spaces even in the downtown area giving the whole city a feeling of openness. This isn’t just confined to the street plan. 

There are welcoming festivals and community events almost every weekend in the summer and fall. A diverse range of cultures, arts, sports and music are celebrated with pride. Everything from the 4th of July to Oktoberfest is covered. Ethnic festivals for Greek, Asian, Irish and Latino communities bear witness to Columbus’s depth of culture.

Central Ohio offers over 50 unique craft breweries, many renowned coffee roasters and a dynamic and industries farm to table movement for the foodie adventurers! Take the Columbus Ale Trail or the Columbus Coffee Trail to wet your whistle on some local favorites. Columbus Food Adventures abound with guided walking tours and even Taco Truck- Food Truck Tours.

This is a city that cares about providing the best living conditions in the country. A cost of living 11% lower than the national average has proved attractive to large companies that want the best people working for them. Startups are thriving in an environment where innovative technology is being harnessed to create a Smart City. A $40 million Department of Transportation grant is being used to fund 15 smart city projects. All this is creating a wonderful environment for commercial development. Columbus is home to some of the country’s top companies.

Columbus has community baked in

If you’re looking for the exhilaration of city life, close to work but with a wide variety of after work leisure facilities then downtown and nearby walkable neighborhoods like Short North, German Village and Old Towne East have everything. Restaurants with international flavors, bars, theatres, a movie multiplex and vibrant music scene. Places to meet and relax for every taste. 

A little further out but still within 15 minutes of downtown, the inner ring suburbs including Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights and Bexley offer great schools and established homes with tree-lined streets. 

The outer suburbs of Hilliard, New Albany and Dublin have newer homes and high rated school districts.  

If country living appeals, then there are rural neighborhoods like Fairfield, Delaware and Hocking. The spectacular wilderness landscapes that surround the city are within easy reach.

A Commute Time That’s Well Below The National Average

Central Ohio Transit Authority, COTA, offers city bus routes to connect the greater Columbus area with a no-hassle commuter experience. Local and express trips run daily and users can obtain daily and monthly passes. Columbus also offers the CoGo Bike Share in addition to a couple of Scooter options with Bird and Lime Scooter rentals.  Car users can take advantage of the reasonably low traffic congestion to get around without extreme commute times. The region is crossed by eight major interstate highways, so Columbus is within a one-day drive or one hour flight of over half the population of the U.S and Canada.

Relax at the end of the working week and feed the soul

Columbus boasts 20 theater companies, 102 art galleries and 16 museums. The national top ranked zoo is a firm favorite with children of all ages and the science museum is ready to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers.  There’s more park space per capita than any other city in the U.S.

Multiple golf courses, team sports grounds, water sports and bicycling trails will keep you active. If you prefer to take your sports participation from the stands, then there’s NHL Hockey, Major League Soccer, a PGA Tour Event and minor league baseball team. Ohio State Athletics is of course legendary.

Education And Healthcare Are A Big Deal In Columbus

Columbus has a top-rated K-12 school system and over 50 college and university campuses. There’s a huge array of higher education opportunities offered by The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College. There’s also Capital University and the Columbus College of Art and Design.  

If you’re raising a family or planning a well-earned retirement, it’s reassuring to know that Columbus is home to some of the finest healthcare providers in the nation. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Ohio Health system and OSU Medical Center will take good care of you.

Columbus Has A Neighborhood And Home For Everybody

With a housing cost 23% below the national average there’s something to suit every pocket. Whether you’re moving to Columbus to enhance your career choices, settling down to raise a family or looking for the perfect place to retire you’ll find your ideal home here.

With open spaces, walkable neighborhoods, and a wide variety of properties to buy or rent you can build your future and keep your family close. 

Columbus thrives on community, culture, support and diversity.

The challenge will be deciding what neighborhood to choose.

That’s where The Columbus Team is happy to help.

Call us at 614-888-6100 and let us show you your ideal home.

Clintonville nominated as “The Nicest Place in Ohio”

by Maddie Ogden

While it is no secret to Clintonville residents that it is a wonderful place to live, the neighborhood is now receiving state and national attention because of this. Clintonville was nominated by Larry Ziniel as one of the nicest places in Ohio and is now a finalist for the “Nicest Places in America.” 

The neighborhood started gathering attention when quarantine first started back in March. Clintonville has always been a tight-knit community, but it became even closer as people started helping each other adjust to life under COVID-19. It started with an online group for groceries.

“When one neighbor would head to the store, he or she would message others to see if anyone needed anything, limiting the number of trips,” an article in Reader’s Digest about the nomination explains.

Pretty soon, neighbors were organizing socially distant picnics and birthday celebrations. On one street in Clintonville, West Dunedin Road, resident Diane Erwin organized weekly beer deliveries to support Combustion Brewery & Taproom, a new local brewery. Other neighbors wrote birthday messages on the sidewalk and put out cake to celebrate local birthdays. 

“You get to pick your friends, but you don’t get to pick your neighbors necessarily, but somehow we have a really great neighborhood,” said Diane Ray, another resident of West Dunedin Road. 

This nomination is not the only thing that has brought national attention to Clintonville. Back in March, a video of 9-year-old Taran Tien and his sister, 6-year-old Calliope, went viral. The two kids put on a porch concert for their neighbor Helena Schlam, 78. Schlam’s grandchildren could not make it for Passover due to COVID-19, so Taran and Calliope decided to put on a show for her to give Schlam some company. 

These heartwarming stories are just a few examples of what makes Clintonville such a special place to live. It really is a tight-knit community where everybody knows everybody, and people are more than willing to help out their neighbors. It is nice to see this beloved neighborhood getting attention and this nomination is well-deserved. 

Building Your Career in Columbus Ohio

Columbus OH Convention Center

Interested in building your career in Columbus, Ohio? Good choice! The greater Columbus region includes 11 counties in Central Ohio, including over 2.1 million people and is the fastest growing metro area in the Midwest. The city of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the U.S. and the state capital.

Employment opportunities are diverse. For nearly a decade, Columbus has led the Midwest in job growth and GDP increases. The majority of employees in the region are white collar with an average age of 35.2 years and a strong Midwest work ethic.

Fifty-five college and university campuses are in the region including the Ohio State University. OSU is second among all national universities in industry-sponsored research. Fifteen Fortune 100 headquarters are located in the region, including household names such as Scotts, L-brands, JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide, and more. State employment offers many positions. Two world-recognized private research institutions are Chemical Abstracts and Battelle Memorial Institute. The world’s largest library cooperative is OCLC and is located in Dublin. Notable IT businesses include CoverMyMeds, Bold Penguin, Honda, and Saama. Columbus has been ranked as a nation hotspot for logistic companies. Major retail and insurance company headquarter also add to the mix of diverse opportunities. No single industry sector represents over 18% of area employment.

For more information to develop your personal career, visit Columbus Region or call 614-225-6063.