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Ultimate Guide to Easter Egg Hunts & Activities in and Around Columbia 2017

Ultimate Guide to Easter Egg Hunts & Activities in and Around Columbia 2017 | Columbia SC Moms BlogHippety, hoppety, Easter’s on it’s way…

If you’re on the hunt for Easter eggs or that big, fluffy bunny, we’ve got you covered! From now until Easter on April 16, you can find a basketful of fun here in Columbia.

Meet the Easter Bunny at Columbiana Centre

March 30 – April 15, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Mon-Sat), 12 – 6 p.m. (Sun), 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on April 8, 14 & 15. Belk Court. Save over 30% when you pre-order a package online. Bring your cat or dog for Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny on Monday, April 3 and April 10, 4 – 8 p.m.

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival

March 31, 6 – 8:30 p.m. – Gibson Road Soccer Complex – $5/ticket available at www.lcrac.com. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.

RBUMC Easter Egg Hunt

April 1, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Red Bank United Methodist Church – join them for lunch, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, storytelling and lots of eggs! Free and open to the public.

48th Annual Cottontail Festival

April 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – North Springs Park – $5 wristband for rides, games and activities. The free egg hunt starts at 1pm. Concessions will also be available for additional purchase.

Children’s Easter Celebration

April 7, 5:30 – 8 p.m. – Riverland Hills Fields (behind Riverland Hills Baptist Church) – This free events includes Easter egg hunts, dinner and snacks, games, face painting, photo booth, train rides, and inflatables.

Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

April 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Founder’s Garden at Robert Mills House & Gardens – advanced registration required as space is limited. Free egg hunt, historic outdoor games, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 8, 9 – 10:30 a.m. – Seven Oaks Park – Tickets must be purchased in advance: $15 for one child, $10 each additional child. Adult meal tickets are available for $5. The price includes breakfast, crafts/activities and an egg hunt. Souvenir photos with the Bunny are also included.

Easter at Shandon

April 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – field between Shandon Baptist Church and Wynnsong Theater – multiple free egg hunts by age range, carnival games, face painting, and bounce houses. Cash only food concessions available.

Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 10 a.m. – noon – South Lexington Baptist Church – There will be snacks, face painting, balloon animals, bouncy houses and MORE… Invite your friends and family.. ALL ARE WELCOME. Up to 6th grade.

Northside Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Free egg hunt begins promptly at 1 p.m. and boasts thousands of eggs, broken up into four age brackets (0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8+). Inflatables, train rides, face painting, and lots of concessions  will be open before and after the egg hunt – all for free. Pre-register for priority entrance and to be entered in a $100 gift card giveaway.

Easter Bunny Eggspress Trains

April 8 and 15, Train departure times: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 2 & 3 p.m. – Winnsboro, SC (only 20 min from Columbia!) $15-$20. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, storytelling and much more! Purchase tickets online or call 803-712-4135.

Fox Farm Easter Event

April 8, 10 a.m. and April 15, 3 p.m. – Fox Farm in Lexington – $7.50/child (accompanying adults free). Egg hunt, Easter Bunny photo ops, hay ride, petting zoo, and horse rides. Egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. on the 8th and at 4 p.m. on the 15th. Hotdog roasting available for $3/person. All activities will end by noon on the 8th and by 5 p.m. on the 15th.

Palm Sunday Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt

April 9, 11:15 a.m. – Chapin United Methodist Church – Join us after the 11:15 Worship Service for a Free Palm Sunday Picnic and Easter Egg Hunts for ages toddlers-4th grade. Bring a basket for the Easter egg hunt. It will be a great day of worship, fun, food and fellowship!

Easter Family Event/Egg Hunt

April 9, 4 – 6 p.m. – Living Springs Lutheran Church – We will have Faith Stations of Fun for ALL AGES: the Easter Story, Easter Service Projects, Easter Crafts and our Easter Egg Hunt.

Crooked Creek Park Flashlight Egg Hunt

April 13, 8 – 9 p.m. – Melvin Park – $2/child. Designed for ages 3 – 8, but there will be a special area for kids under 2. More than 3,000 eggs to be found. Bring a flashlight and basket.

Easter Egg Hunt | Columbia SC Moms BlogFleet Feet Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 7 a.m. – Harbison State Forest – $5 cash-only parking. Eggs will be hidden along the 4.5-mile Firebreak Trail (an area will be set aside for smaller kids). Bring the eggs back to the store for a Fleet Feet employee to open and enjoy a free pancake breakfast.

Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 9 a.m. – noon – Doko Meadows Park – BEULAH and OAK GROVE United Methodist Churches are hosting their 2nd annual EASTER EGG HUNT and celebration. There will be face painting, sidewalk chalk, games, community helpers and a fire truck to explore. There may even be a special guest hopping around! The EGG HUNT (children 12 and under) will BEGIN at 10:30 a.m. After the hunt there will be hot dogs, chips and treats. Bring your EASTER BASKET, a blanket or some chairs and some friends for a GREAT time.

Eggstravaganza at EdVenture

April 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – EdVenture Children’s Museum – regular admission price (free with membership). Easter Bunny photos, scavenger hunt through the museum, moon bounce, art activities, snow cones, popcorn, and games.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 9:30 a.m. – Irmo Community Park – coffee, breakfast items, and free egg hunt.

EggFest (First Baptist Church)

April 15, 10 a.m. – Woodland Park – for crawlers through 5th graders. Free egg hunt, crafts, and games. Bring your lunch!

Rosewood Egg Roll

April 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – We will have music, bounce houses, games, snow cones, door prizes and of course prizes for egg roll winners. You will also receive commemorative “Rosewood Roll” collectable egg. We want this to be a great time for everyone and the start of a family tradition for you and your children.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Columbia First Church of the Nazarene – Designed for family fun with egg hunts, petting zoo & food trucks!

Village Church Easter Eggstravaganza

April 15, 11 a.m. – Jeep Rogers YMCA – Free egg hunt beginning promptly at 11:00 and free food.

Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza

April 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Spirit Communications Park – Join Mayor Steve Benjamin and his family along with the City of Columbia for the 7th annual Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza. This year’s event will include an Easter Egg Hunt, games, eggs-ercises, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments and more! Free!

Gateway Baptist Easter Eggstravaganza

April 16, 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. – Gateway Baptist Church – Egg hunt for 2 year – 5th grade during services at 9 and 11 on Easter morning. Bring your own basket to collect eggs, goodies and surprises.

Do you know of an Egg Hunt around town that’s not listed here? Comment below and tell us about it!

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22 Responses to Ultimate Guide to Easter Egg Hunts & Activities in and Around Columbia 2017

  1. Kevin Oliver March 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    Red Bank United Methodist Church has one on April 1st, info at this FB event:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/241329829664058/

    Join us for lunch, bounce houses, face painting, craft tables, storytelling, and a prayer booth, along with lots and lots of easter eggs. The fun begins at 10 a.m., goes to 1 p.m., and everything is free and open to the community.

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles March 26, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

      Thanks for the info! We will add it to the list.

  2. Whitney March 27, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    Columbia First Church of the Nazarene (901 St. Andrews Road) is hosting an event: COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT April 15th
    Designed for family fun with egg hunts, petting zoo & food trucks! 10 a.m.-12

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles March 27, 2017 at 8:56 am #

      We’d love to add it to our post. Do you have a link to the event we can include? Thanks!

  3. Natalie McCoy March 28, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    Chapin United Methodist Church- Sunday, April 9
    Join us after the 11:15 Worship Service for a Free Palm Sunday Picnic and Easter Egg Hunts for ages toddlers-4th grade. Bring a basket for the Easter egg hunt. It will be a great day of worship, fun, food and fellowship!

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles March 31, 2017 at 11:29 am #

      We’d love to add this to our list. Do you have a link to the event we can include?

  4. Elizabeth Brown March 30, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    Egg Hunt at Doko Meadows Park – https://www.facebook.com/events/1487915254592052/.

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles March 31, 2017 at 11:26 am #

      Thanks for the information! We have updated our list.

  5. Tonya Williamson April 1, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    Come join us at South Lexington Baptist Church for our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 8th, 10am-12 noon.There will be snacks, face painting, balloon animals, bouncy houses and more. ALL ARE WELCOME! Up to the 6th grade.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/196781537481631/?ti=cl

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles April 4, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

      Thanks for sharing! We have added the event to our list.

  6. Katie April 1, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

    Living Springs Lutheran Church (4224 Hardscrabble Rd) will have an Easter family event & egg hunt on 4/9. http://livingspringscolumbia.org/event/easter-family-eventegg-hunt/?instance_id=694324

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles April 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

      Thanks for sharing! We have added the event to our list.

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles April 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

      Thanks for sharing! We have added the event to our list.

  7. Sarah April 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    Gateway Baptist Easter Eggstravaganza: Egg hunt for 2 year – 5th grade during services at 9 and 11 on Easter morning. Bring your own basket to collect eggs, goodies and surprises.

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles April 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

      Thanks for the information! We have updated our list.

  8. Shireese April 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    Mayor Steve Benjamin and the City of Columbia are hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza this Saturday at Spirit Communications Park called the Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza.

    The 7th annual Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza will include an Easter Egg Hunt, games, eggs-ercises, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments and more!

    It’s Saturday, April 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed St., Columbia, SC

    The event is free and open to children ages 3-12.

    For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

    http://www.columbiasc.gov/parks-recreation/lets-move

    • Tiffany Nettles
      Tiffany Nettles April 11, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

      Thanks for the information! We have updated our list

      • Shireese April 13, 2017 at 11:32 am #

        Thank you!

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