The Easter Bunny arrives early this weekend in Colombia

It may not be Easter yet, but the Easter Bunny is making its presence known this weekend with a host of seasonal events and outdoor entertainment.

1. The Big Eggscape at Riverwalk

The Easter Bunny has gone missing somewhere in Riverwalk Park, and it’s up to you to find him.

Earlier this week, Columbia Parks & Recreation launched the Great Egg-scape, a fun sort of scavenger hunt that will run through April 1.

Visit the park, located just outside of downtown Columbia, 102 Riverwalk Dr., and find the first clue at the roundabout. The first clue will lead you to the next, and so on.

Those who find the bunny will walk away with delicious Easter treats.

Candy collection hours will be Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Columbia Parks & Rec at (931) 380-2742.

2. Easter ‘Pawrade’ Hats & Bows at Riverwalk

Dress the pup in his best Easter costume for Columbia Parks & Recreation's Easter Beanies and Bows this Saturday.

The Easter Bunny won’t be the only furry creature plaguing Riverwalk Park this weekend.

In addition to chasing the Easter Bunny, Columbia Parks & Rec invites all dog owners to dress their puppies in their Easter best for the Bonnets & Bows Pawrade this Saturday.

The Animal Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Circle.

For more information, contact Rita Ingram at ringram@columbiatn.com or call (931) 380-2740.

3. Photos of Easter Bunnies at Vintage 615

Vintage 615 welcomes customers this Saturday for free photos with the Easter Bunny.

Bring the kids to the 615 Vintage Boutique Market, 5075 Main St. in Spring Hill, this Saturday for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

The shop will be offering free photos as part of its annual Easter Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will also include goats from Sweet Swizzle Farms.

Vintage 615 will also employ appropriate social distancing practices for visitors, including a drive-through check-in process, with groups given the option of staying in their cars, visiting the Sweet Swizzle goats, or browsing the shop while waiting.

Only three or four groups will line up at a time, and all groups will be offered hand sanitizer at the door.

4. Opening of the Chandlery in Lewisburg

The Chandlery boutique in Lewisburg will host its grand opening on Saturday.

A new spring season means opportunities to spruce up the home with fresh scents, especially when you can also support a local business.

The Chandlery boutique, located at 209 W. Commerce St. in Lewisburg, will host its official grand opening beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Candle Shop offers a variety of scents and items, including candles, soaps, bath bombs, bath salts, and lotions, as well as teas and personalized gift baskets.

The Chandlery is also more than a new candle shop. Other items include a variety of hot sauces for cooking, including “Good Karma”, “Smokey Karma”, and “Bad Karma”. Or maybe you’re looking for a fresh melted wax, wax tealights or a room spray scent. Everything is here.

For more information, contact The Chandlery at (931) 698-1763.

5. Live Entertainment

Live music is back this weekend, with a range of genres, plus special events in Lewisburg and the return of Amber Fall’s popular Gumbo Sunday.

western boy will perform at Puckett’s in downtown Columbia beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Call (931) 490-4550 to make reservations.

Shelby Lee Lowe will perform at Vanh Dy’s Upstairs Speakeasy Lounge beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.

Jake Clayton will perform at Tuck’s Place, 201 Depot St., beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.

jesse black will perform at Bad Idea Brewing, 307 W. 11th St. in the Columbia Arts Building, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.

Drive to Lawrenceburg Square this Friday for the Vintage Camper Rally. Live music will feature Chloe Bellewhich will occur from 5 p.m.

The bird and the bear will perform at Bad Idea Brewing beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Natasia Gray Cloud will perform at Vanh Dy’s Upstairs Speakeasy Lounge beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.

In-cahoots will perform at Rebel Bar & Grill, 307 Riverside Drive, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Bill Ashmore and the Final Showdown will perform at Boondox, 3543 Highway 431, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Grayson will perform at Tuck’s Place beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

David Long will perform at the Mt. Pleasant Grille, 100 Main St. in Mt. Pleasant, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.

End the weekend with a trip to Amber Fall’s Winery & Cellars, 794 Ridgetop Road, for Gumbo Sunday. The event will run from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will feature plenty of homemade Cajun okra, as well as live music from Box of Rox from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Jay Powell

Jay Powell covers entertainment for The Daily Herald. Contact him at jpowell@c-dh.net or follow him on Twitter @JayPowellCDH.

Alicia R. Rucker