Spring has hatched, so break out your pastels and enjoy a weekend of brunching, egg hunting, and family fun. Browse our calendar and round up below for everything hoppening in the New Southern Hop Spot. We have baskets of egg-stra special events, for peep's sake!


A hunting we will go! Grab your baskets and enjoy a sunny afternoon of friendly competition gathering all of the goodies that you can find (and eat). 

Hopefest at New Hope Church Saturday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Free admission
Cayce Easter Eggstravaganza at Granby Gardens Park Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free Admission
Eggfest at Heathfood Park Saturday 10 a.m.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Village at Sandhill Saturday 11 a.m.
3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Chik-Fil-A on Bush River Rd. Saturday 10 a.m. - noon

Passengers line up to purchase or pick up their tickets for the Eggspress trains at the station in Rockton

Posted by South Carolina Railroad Museum on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bunny Spotting

Here comes Peter Cottontail! Chomp on pancakes, cruise on a locomotive, hop through a race or groove to some jazz- this weekend has plenty of chances to spend quality time with the bunny of the hour.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at New Hope Church Saturday 9 a.m. - noon; $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Kids under 5 are free
2015 Easter Bunny Eggspress Train at South Carolina Railroad Museum Saturday 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.; Coach $15, Open Air Car $20
Bunny Hop 5K at the Downtown YMCA Saturday 8:30 a.m.; $25 registration includes t-shirt, ages 6 and up
Easter Sunday Jazz with The Terence Young Experience at Rue 77 Sunday 7 p.m.; $15 in advance/table and seating reservations available

Photo by Forrest Clonts for Motor Supply Co. Bistro

Easter Brunch

Dress in your Sunday best and indulge on the fresh fare of these local hot spots. Choose from DiPrato'sThe Gourmet ShopMotor Supply Co. BistroCafé StrudelCrepes and CroissantsEggs Up Grill or Harper's Restaurant. Got any suggestions that we missed? We're all ears!

Photo by Sean Rayford for Columbia Metropolitan CVB

Weekend Hoppenings

The Greatest Show on Earth has done it again! You'll be gripping the edge of your seat as tigers leap, dare-devils defy gravity and special effects amaze. Then, discover local history, explore a new sport and push yourself to the limit in a center-city triathlon.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME! at Colonial Life Arena Thursday and Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. & Sunday 3 p.m.; $57, $37, $27, $22, $17; $15 for Opening Night
The Asheville Amblers of NC Walk Around Columbia 5/10 KM Historic Capital City Walk at Columbia Regional Visitors Center Saturday 1 p.m.; free admission
Southern Amateur Grid League Season Opener Matches at Carolina CrossFit Saturday
First Thursdays on Main Street (State House to City Hall) Thursday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Free Admission
Columbia Downtown Triathlon at University of South Carolina - Blatt PE Center Saturday 9 a.m.; $45-$100
Soda City Market at 1400 Block of Main Street Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
Tours at South Carolina State House Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission

Keep in mind that a few famously hot attractions will be closed for Sunday's holiday including South Carolina State Museum, SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and McKissick Museum.

For more things to do in Columbia, SC browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoor things to dorestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at reservations.columbiacvb.com.