Easter is April Fools’ Day (no fooling) – but there are no tricks on this list! From Easter egg hunts to visits with the bunny, there’s plenty of holiday fun happening around the Midlands! So grab your basket and go explore the best Columbia has to offer!
Every Saturday Feb. 17 – April 1, 9 a.m. – until – Riverwalk Park – come join in some fun with Officer Robin Rivers or Ranger Steve Metro of the West Columbia Police Department for the 1st Easter Egg Hunt at the Riverwalk Park. A total of 24 numbered eggs will be hidden in the park every morning by 9 a.m. On Saturdays, a “Golden Egg” will be hidden for an even bigger surprise!! Return the numbered egg to the Guard Shack and claim your prize. People of All Ages Can Play (Mainly childrens toys). One Egg per Person per Day. Questions: Contact Officer Rivers at 803-794-0721 ext. *842
March 15 – 31, times vary daily – Belk Court – Reserve your time slot to avoid the line. Bring your cat or dog for pet photos with the Easter Bunny on March 19 and 26 at 5 – 8 p.m.
March 16, 6 – 8:30 p.m. – Gibson Road Soccer Complex – $5/ticket available at www.lcrac.com. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.
March 23, 5:30 – 8 p.m. – Riverland Hills Fields (behind Riverland Hills Baptist Church) – This free event includes Easter egg hunts, dinner and snacks, games, face painting, photo booth, train rides, and inflatables.
March 24, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – field between Shandon and the Wynnsong theater – For all kids, infants through 5th grade. Egg hunts occur by age range. Additional family fun includes carnival games, face painting, & bounce houses. Snacks available for a nominal charge (cash only). The Egg Hunt will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. For questions, contact the Children’s Ministry: Kristin McGee, [email protected] or (803) 782-1300 ext. 168.
March 24, 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Siebels House and Gardens – Egg hunt, historic outdoor games, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. $3 per child and adults are free – The Easter Egg hung will begin at 10:20 a.m.
March 24, 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.
RBUMC Easter Egg Hunt
March 24, 11 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.
March 24, 2 – 5 p.m. – Finlay Park – join Mayor Steve Benjamin and his family along with the City of Columbia for the 8th annual Let’s Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza. This year’s event will include games, eggs-ercises, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments and more! The event is free and open to children ages 3-12 .
March 24 & 31, Train departure times: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 2 & 3 p.m. – South Carolina Railroad Museum – $15-$20. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, storytelling and much more! Purchase tickets online or call 803-712-4135.
March 25, 3 – 7 p.m. – Divine Duchess Clubhouse – There will be goodie bags, games, food, and of course the Easter Egg Hunt.
March 25, 4 – 6 p.m. – North Trenholm Baptist Church – This free event has multiple egg hunts by age range, carnival games, face painting, inflatables and the story of Easter. Please bring your own basket to collect eggs.
March 27, 6 – 6:30 p.m. – Crooked Creek Park – It’s time for our Toddler Egg Hunt! This year there will be lots of eggs filled with healthy age-appropriate treats to find! Please bring a basket. This event will be held rain or shine. Ages Birth – 4. $2.
March 29, 7 – 8:15 p.m. – Saluda Shoals East – It’s Flashlight Egg Hunt time! Come join the fun and search for Easter eggs in the dark! Be sure to bring your flashlight and basket. This event will be held rain or shine. Ages 3–8, $2/Child.
March 29, 7 – 8:15 p.m. – Melvin Park – ‘s time for our Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt. This year there will be more than 8,000 eggs to find! Be sure to bring your flashlight and basket. Designed for ages 3–8, but we will have a special area for kids two and under as well. This event will be held rain or shine. Come early to avoid the last-minute rush and see the Bunny! Ages 1–8. $2/Child.
March 31, 9 – 10:30 a.m. – Seven Oaks Park – $15 first child, $10 each additional child, $5 adult. There will be breakfast, crafts/activities, and an egg hunt. Photos with the bunny are included in the ticket price.
March 31, 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 & spring activities, and games.
March 31, 11 a.m. – Jeep Rogers YMCA – Free egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m. and free food.
March 31, 4 – 6 p.m. – Fox Farm in Lexington – $8/child (accompanying adults free, babies in strollers or being carried do not need a ticket). Egg hunt, Easter Bunny photo ops, hay ride, petting zoo, and horse rides. Egg hunt begins at 4:30 and goes through 5:30; children are divided into age groups for each hunt. Hotdog roasting available for $3/person, smores are $2/person, and juice packs/soda/water are $.50/each.
April 1, noon – Gateway Baptist Church – Egg hunt for 2 year – 5th grade after the 11 a.m. service on Easter morning. Bring your own basket to collect eggs, goodies and surprises.