Celebrate Easter in Athens



Crocuses in bloom in Athens County, Ohio. Photo by Joel Prince.

It’s hard to imagine a better way to explore the hills of Athens County than by hunting Easter eggs with your family. If you’re in search of some “egg-cellent” Eastertime activities, this guide has you covered.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny | March 19, 8:30am-10:30am.
A pancake breakfast is the perfect way to carb-load before a morning filled with egg hunts, art activities and a photo with the Easter Bunny.
St. Mary Parish Hall, 120 E. Washington Street, Nelsonville. Get tickets.

Eggshells for Shelter Dogs | March 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Support the Friends of the Shelter Dogs and while hunting Easter eggs. The Easter Bunny will be stopping by, along with special guest Tumbles the Puppy.
Market on State, 1002 E. State Street, Athens.

Lake Hope Annual Easter Egg Hunt | March 26, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Meet at the Lake Hope Nature Center then head to the great outdoors to fill your basket with eggs.
Lake Hope Lodge, 27331 OH 278, McArthur

Easter Brunch at the Ohio University Inn | March 27 10:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy brunch at the Ohio University Inn, then work it off with an Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny, having completed all egg-hiding duties for one year, will be on hand for photo ops.
Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, 331 Richland Avenue, Athens