After more than a year of this pandemic, one thing is clear: Northern Colorado residents have still found a way to celebrate just about anything, whether it’s drive-by birthdays, Zoom weddings, or socially distanced holidays and other events. And the ingenuity continues for Easter 2021!
While many of our large-scale gatherings are on hold this year, there are still several ways to celebrate Easter in Northern Colorado, from an adults-only “Easter Keg Hunt” to at-home crafts with your little ones. No matter how you celebrate the holiday, we wish you and your family a Happy Easter!
March 27, 2021 | Civic Center Park, Fort Collins
The NoCo Easter Keg Hunt is back — with some COVID regulations and safety measures, of course! The kick-off takes place at a local watering hole, where teams of up to 9 people gather to receive a bag filled with “tools” for hunt and their first clue, which will lead them around town to local businesses, where they will hunt for eggs and solve clue after clue. The Easter Keg Hunt is by foot and takes about 2-4 hours to complete. Costumes, team color coordination and “rabbit wear” are encouraged. The winning team receives a large keg trophy and every team receives drinks and goodies along the way. The cost to participate is $35 per person, and a portion of all proceeds will go to support Animal Friends Alliance, an adoption-guarantee animal shelter in Fort Collins. Due to the event’s popularity and COVID, the NoCo Easter Keg Hunt will be capped based on venue capacity. Get your tickets before they run out!
Pinot’s Palette has several bunny-themed projects on the calendar leading up to Easter. This is a fun way to create your very own Easter décor — in a laid-back, interactive environment with beer and wine. At this time, Pinot’s Palette is offering regular in-studio classes, plus virtual classes and paint-at-home kits. Register for one of these Easter classes, all of which are meeting in person (with COVID precautions in place).
Huggable Bunny: March 27, 10-11 a.m.
Funny Bunny: March 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Easter Hedgehog: April 3, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Boho Bunny: April 3, 2–4 p.m.
The Dog Pawlour is a lot of things — it’s a retail shop, groomer and doggy day care center. And for most holidays, it’s a party destination for our pups! On Easter weekend, they’re hosting an all-day Easter Egg Hunt for their daycare clients. Call the Dog Pawlour to make a reservation for your dog to search for eggs filled with yummy treats!
April 4, 2021 | Ginger & Baker, Fort Collins
There’s nothing quite like brunch on Easter Sunday! Reserve a spot for a delicious Easter Brunch in the Café at Ginger & Baker on Sunday, April 4, either inside or out on the cozy patios. Or, if you’d prefer, you can order your Easter Dinner online to be picked up on April 3 and enjoyed at home.
April 3, 2021 | Epic Egg Restaurant, Greeley
NOCO Run N’ Brunch is hosting their first run of the season on Easter weekend! Participants will meet outside of Greeley’s Epic Egg Restaurant (the 10th Street location) and set out on a 5K around the area. Once you’re finished, enjoy a free mimosa (21+) courtesy of Epic Egg, and stay for brunch after! Masks are encouraged when you meet up but can be removed once you start running. Register for the NOCO Run N’ Brunch here!
April 4, 2021 | Sylvan Dale Ranch, Loveland
Sylvan Dale Ranch in Loveland is hosting their annual Easter Brunch on Sunday, featuring traditional fare, plus homebaked breads and rolls, crisp greens, fresh fruit and colorful vegetables, and of course — tasty homemade desserts. And don’t forget your basket, as there will be a special Golden Egg Hunt for the little ones, featuring a special appearance from the Easter Bunny.
If you’d like to make a whole weekend out of it, the ranch is offering a special Swing Into Spring Easter Package. The package includes three nights lodging (from April 1–4), seven ranch-style meals, culminating with Easter Brunch! During your stay, enjoy fun old-fashioned activities together as a family, including hiking, horseback riding, a game of horseshoes and more. Call 970-667-3915 (ext. 2) for rates and availability.
April 1–30, 2021 | Farr Regional Library, Greeley
Head to the Farr Regional Library in Greeley for some make-and-take craft kits you can make together as a family all month long. Starting April 1, they are handing out Spring Storytime Kits, which come with crafts, activities and storytime fun, and Make-and-Take Craft Kits (designed for 3rd-5th graders), which come with all the supplies you’ll need to create your very own birdhouse. Both kits are available while supplies last, so stop by at the beginning of the month so you have everything you need for a fun Easter weekend craft!
Any Time | Paul Wood Florist, Fort Collins
Nothing says spring like a bouquet of fresh seasonal blooms. And Paul Wood Florist is one of our favorite florists in town. As Fort Collins’ oldest flower shop, Paul Wood Florist has had one location since 1933 — right in the middle of downtown. Their Field to Vase philosophy ensures you know where your flowers come from — and 60% are grown right here in the United States! Pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers to adorn your dining room table for your Easter festivities.
Any Time | Learning Express Toys, Fort Collins
Learning Express Toys has everything you need to pack the kids’ baskets — or at least that’s where the Easter Bunny shops! They recently released their Easter catalog, which has a variety of toys, gadgets, games, craft supplies and more. Plus, they have special Easter-themed Squishmallows!
Any Time | Nuance Chocolate, Fort Collins
After Valentine’s Day, Easter is a great time to indulge in chocolate treats of all kinds. But if you’re over the store-bought chocolate bunnies, up your Easter candy game with some help from Nuance Chocolate. The team at Nuance creates small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolates made straight from cocoa beans roasted and ground inside their Old Town facility. You can pick up these delicious and authentic creations in the form of fresh truffles, single-origin and flavored bars, hot chocolate and more! Pick your order up curbside to enjoy your selections at home.
How do you plan to spend the holiday this year? Let us know in the comments below!