Four ways to celebrate this Easter weekend

Easter Eggs
Easter Eggs (Photo credit: .imelda)

Easter means a lot of different things to people.

For some, it is a religious holiday. For others, it is simply a day spent having meals with family. And with its placement on 4/20 this year, some people will be celebrating something else entirely.


In honor of Easter Sunday, we’ve compiled a list of some (hopefully) fun ideas for how you can celebrate. Some are more traditional and some are a bit less so, but there’s a little something here for everyone.

1. Easter egg hunt

A classic. Unfortunately, all of the official egg hunts happening in Fort Collins this weekend are for kids, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative. Grab a couple friends and a couple dozen eggs (real or plastic) and go nuts. Decorate them, hide them, eat them, whatever. For some reason, this holiday and eggs are inseparable, so find a way to work them into your festivities. Or, at the very least, eat some of that delicious egg-shaped candy.

2. Buy some awesome new music

Saturday is the seventh annual Record Store Day worldwide and both Rock ‘N’ Robin’s and Old Town’s Bizarre Bazaar are participating. Record Store Day is celebrated in six continents and, according to their website, is “a day for the people who make up the world of the record store — the staff, the customers, and the artists — to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently-owned stores play in their communities.”

This year, there are hundreds of artists releasing exclusive vinyl and CDs including CHVRCHES, Bastille, Skrillex, Katy Perry, Aerosmith, MGMT, Green Day and Childish Gambino. What better way to celebrate than with some sick new jams?

3. Grab a sandwich

While many local favorite restaurants are going to be closed Easter Sunday, Cheba Hut is going to be open to celebrate 4/20 as per tradition. While they’re not going to be doing a block party like in years past, they are going to be celebrating with a special combo of a sandwich and a drink for $4.20. How festive.

4. Meal with family and friends

This is a tradition for many on Easter Sunday. The vast majority of celebrators go out for some kind of meal with family, usually brunch or dinner. If it’s possible for you to make the trip to see your family, do it. Any day reserved for spending time with them is a good one.


However, if seeing your family is not possible this Sunday, hang out with the family you’ve created for yourself — your friends. You can go traditional (though brunch can get expensive) or do something a little less conventional (we recommend Krazy Karl’s and beer), but no matter what you decide, be close to the people you love on Sunday. That’s what holidays are for, right?

Collegian Staff Reporter McKenna Ferguson can be reached at