Ultimate Guide to Easter Egg Hunts & Activities Around Columbia 2021

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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!

Easter Bunny Pictures at Columbiana Centre

Thursday, March 18 – Saturday, April 3 (Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.) – Don’t miss out on a contact-less, socially distant visit with the Easter Bunny. Reservations are preferred but walk-in visits are welcomed as space permits. Reserve your spot here. View safety measures here

Fox Farm Easter Event

Saturday, March 20 – Fox Farm (Lexington) – $9/children (3-12), $3 adults, Kids ages 2 and younger are free. Horse rides, hay ride, Easter egg hunt and a special visit from the Easter Bunny (you are welcome to take your own pictures, no charge). The Easter Bunny will be available for photos throughout the first hour of the event. Egg hunts are divided into age groups for each hunt, so be sure to check the schedule before your visit. Hot dog roasting available for $3.50/person and s’mores pack for $2.50. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Clinton Sease Farm (Lexington) – $45. Includes 2 alcoholic beverages, heavy hors d’oeuvres, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, pre-hunt games to win small prizes and and egg hunt and raffle-style drawings for cash and prizes. Life music by Trent Jefffcoat.  Don’t forget: Bring your own basket and flashlight! Reserve your tickets online.

51st Annual Cottontail Festival

Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Kelly Mill Sports Complex (Elgin) – Free admission and open to the public. Hop on down for the annual Cottontail Festival at a new location. There is fun for the entire family. Enjoy a variety of games, rides, arts & crafts and live entertainment. Don’t forget to bring a basket for the egg hunt and be ready for a picture with Peter Cottontail (adhering to safety measures and social distancing). Limited space available each hour for egg hunts. Register here.

Easter Bunny Eggspress

Saturday, March 27 and Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (train departs on the hour) – SC Railroad Museum (Winsborro) – Take a train ride to visit the Easter Bunny. You will arrive at Greenbriar where the Bunny will be ready for photographs. There will also be a craft and a swag bag for children. Children who participate in the scavenger hunt ON THE TRAIN, will receive a small prize when they turn in their form. Other photo opportunities will be available onsite.

Easter Egg Hunt at Fire Barrel Farm

Saturday, March 27, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Fire Barrel Farm (Swansea) – $5/child. The farm will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt. Each child will get an Easter basket with grass and there will be an area for dying eggs. The Easter Bunny will make a hop by during the egg hunt and an area will be set up for photos. RSVP via facebook invitation. 

Easter Egg Hunt 2021!

Saturday, March 27, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Lexington’s Best Summer Camp and After School  and Redbank’s Best Summer Camp and After School – Who loves games, prizes, basket contest, and Easter Eggs?? WE DO!!!! Want even better news?? This event is completely FREE to the public!! Register to save your child’s spot in all of the fun!

Family Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 27, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church (West Columbia) – Join us for the 2021 Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! This is a family event! Meet at the church and you will travel in your own vehicle with your family to each “clue” location, gather the clues, and return to the church. Make sure you sign up today and indicate how many children will be attending with your group!

Spring Fling

Sunday, March 28, 12:30 p.m. – Riverbend Community Church (Lexington) – Grab a basket and bring a friend to this family-friendly event! We will have all sorts of fun activities, including:
– free cookout
– Pelican’s SnoBalls
– bounce house
– yard games
– over 1000 Easter Eggs

Easter Trunk Hop

Sunday, March 28, 2 p.m. – Cherokee Presbyterian Church (Gilbert) – This year’s Easter Event will be a drive/walk through. Bring your baskets, wear your favorite Easter outfit or costume and hop from trunk to trunk collecting Easter Treats! We will have a photo booth, live music, and more! Join us as we celebrate the start to Holy Week!

Timberland Place Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 28, 3 p.m. – Timberland Place (Lexington) – Ages 1-12. There will be different colored eggs for different age groups so everyone will get their fair share of eggs! We will have over 200 eggs! Masks required for adults.

Easter for Kids

Sunday, March 28, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Hope Luthern Church (Irmo) – Come join Hope and the community for our annual Easter for Kids event! Experience Holy Week through a scavenger hunt, as well as enjoy games, prizes, and snacks!! Bring the whole family to celebrate Easter for Kids with us! No registration required!

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 28, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – South Lexington Baptist Church – All children up to 5th grade are welcome to come. We look forward to meeting you and hope to see everyone there. Bring a friend!!

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Melvin Park (Downtown) – $3 per child. Ages 1-12. It’s time for the annual flashlight egg hunt! This year, there will be thousands of eggs to find. Bring your flashlight and basket. Rain or Shine! Registration is online only until Wednesday, March 30 or until full. Children will be divided by age and each age group will be on its own field. Siblings of different ages can be registered together if the parents prefer. Space is limited and there is no walk up registration at this event. 

EGG-cessible Egg Hunt

Friday, April 2, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Leo’s Landing Inclusive Playground (Irmo) – All ages. Free. This accessible egg hunt is open to people of all ages with mental and/or physical disabilities. Participants will need to bring their own basket to collect eggs. Masks are required. Pre-registration is also required. Sponsored by Saluda Shoals Foundation and Leo’s Pride.

Easter Egg Hunt 

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 9 a.m. – Jamil Temple (Columbia) – Come bring your kids and family to Jamil Temples Easter Egg Hunt!!! Registration begins 9:00 a.m. Hunt Starts: 10:00 a.m. Lots of prizes, games, activities, food, train rides, etc.

Easter in a Bag/Virtual Egg Hunt 

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10 a.m. – Trinity United Methodist Church (Blythewood) – Join us for a drive-thru Easter in a bag. Register to win a Family Easter Basket. Join the Virtual egg hunt around Blythewood, solve the secret message, and register to win a gift card.

Kids “Egg Scramble” Easter Egg Hunt 

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10 a.m. – Second Wave Coffee & Books (Lexington) – “Egg hunts are proof that your kids can find things when they really want!” Join us for our annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt for all ages. We will have hunts divided by age, with games. contests, and a special appearance from the Easter Bunny! Admission is $5 per child. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Grace Point Church (Irmo) – We are so excited for this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza at GP! There will be an Easter Egg Hunt (starting promptly at 10:00 a.m.), plus fun Games, Bible Lessons, and Crafts. Anyone is welcome! Feel free to bring your friends and family at 11:00 sharp. Free.

Drive Thru Easter Egg Hunt 

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – North Point Community Church (Northeast) – A new twist on North Point’s annual Egg Hunt! This will be a fun scavenger hunt styled event for kids of all ages from the safety of your car. Candy & prizes for everyone!

Easter Jam 2021

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 11 a.m. – Irmo Community Park (Irmo) – Come play games with us like “Easter Egg-Splode” and “Bust Your Bunny.” You will even get to hear an amazing story!! Don’t forget your basket to hunt for Eggs too!!

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Life Springs Worship Center (Lexington) – Get your Easter baskets ready and join us for The Great Indoor Easter Egg Hunt for ages 0-12! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors – Food, Fellowship, Candy, and More!

Family Fun Day

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Lexington Church of God (Lexington) – Join us for a day of family fun. We will have free food. an “amazing” egg hunt, inflatables, and more. This a free community event! Registration required. 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Jeep Rogers YMCA (Northeast) – This is a community event with 20,000 Easter eggs, candy and free food. The event will start at 11:00 sharp. Free.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 3, 2021, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Kinetic Church (West Columbia) – All ages!! This year we’re going to have Food and Drink, a Bounce House, Giveaways (Apple AirPods, Gift Cards, and a Zoo Membership) and thousands of Eggs to be hunted by all ages! Including Golden Eggs (filled with $50) for the adults to hunt! Come have a great time as we celebrate this festive season!

Saluda Shoals Park Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 3, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Fields at Saluda Shoals Park (Irmo) – $5 per child. Sponsored by Emmaus Church. Children will be divided by age for an Egg Hunt. Food truck and vendors will be available from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please remember to bring a basket for your eggs. Pre-registration is required by April, 2 or until full. Ages 2 and under egg hunt starts at 11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5 starts at 11:30 a.m. Ages 6-8 starts at 11:45 a.m. Ages 9-12 starts at Noon.

Easter Egg Round Up

Saturday, April 3, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Vivid Church (Lexington) – Join us on the fun for our Easter Egg Round Up! We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, animals to see, horses to ride on and so much more!

Easter at the Ballpark

Sunday, April 4, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Blowfish Stadium (Lexington) – Lexington Baptist Church is taking their Easter services outside the walls of LBC to Blowfish Stadium on April 4th! We’re calling it Easter at the Ballpark.

We’ll be hosting two morning services – at 9 and 11 a.m. – and will be able to safely accommodate thousands of people in a large, outdoor venue. As we’ve planned, we’re so excited for the morning of worship and the way the gospel will be boldly proclaimed in our community. There will also be light refreshments, kids’ activities, gifts for our guests, and more!
 
This event has free admission, and we encourage you to bring your neighbors, friends and family! 

Easter Egg Hunt and Family Worship

Sunday, April 4, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church (Columbia) – Join us on Easter Sunday for an Egg Hunt followed by Family Worship. See you there!

Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Capital City Club (Downtown) – Check their website for more information. 

Easter Egg Hunt at Flight

Sunday, April 4, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Irmo Flight and Sandhill Flight – Easter Egg Hunt is happening at the park! Purchase an Open Jump ticket and look for all the eggs that will be hidden all over the park, find at least 25 of them and get a prize! Prizes range from free swag to a $100 Gift Card! 

Do you know of an Egg Hunt or Easter event around town that’s not listed? Comment below and tell us about it! We’ll add it to the list!

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Mee Jean is a divorced mom of three amazing kids: Alyssa, (11), Jacob (10) and Isaac (4). She moved to Columbia in 2002 after graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Once wondering how she could live in a small town, she now embraces it and loves her home in Northeast Columbia. She is a Marketing Proposal Manager at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and loves being involved in the community and making Columbia the best place for her kids to grow up in. As a current board member on the Leadership Columbia Advisory Board and a graduate of Leadership Columbia Class of 2017, she has learned so much about Columbia. Mee Jean loves going to local events and supporting businesses around the city. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her friends, reading, watching Georgia football, running races (whether it be 5ks or Spartans), taking pictures and making memories (lots of selfies and hashtags), shopping, relaxing with some wine by the pool and sleeping. 

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