Easter weekend features more egg hunts for families
Easter is Sunday, and this weekend is full of Easter-themed events, including community egg hunts.
Celebrate Easter Festivities at the Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery, 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville. Events will include an egg dye and cookie decorating party 10 a.m. March 25 for $6 per child. An Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt will be held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 27, with the egg hunt planned for 11 a.m. Kids are invited to bring baskets and wear their bunny ears. For details, visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com/events/
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate will be closed Sunday, but it will celebrate the wonderful world of eggs 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. Learn about animals that lay eggs, create egg crafts in Off the Wall and observe some egg-periments. For more details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
Not to be left out, there’s also an event for the family pet. Astro Kennels invites the public to its annual Easter Bone Hunt event 2 – 4 p.m. March 26. This event will feature the doggy Easter bonnet contest at 3:30 p.m., free K9 swim times in an indoor heated pool, bobbin’ for hot dogs, door prizes, local vendors, and of course, the Easter Bone Hunt. Cost is $3 per dog, which includes all activities and entry into door prize drawings. The kennel is at 418 Scuffletown Road, Simpsonville.
The Great Egg Venture is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26 in Heritage Park in Simpsonville. It’s a collaborative effort between Simpsonville Parks and Rec and First Baptist Church Simpsonville. The event will include more than 30,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and toys dispersed around the centerplex at Heritage Park. Train rides will be available for $2. There will also be door prizes, inflatables, a craft tent and music by performers from FBC Simpsonville’s musical “Redeemer.”
Eggventure will be held 9 a.m. – noon March 26 at Advent United Methodist Church, 2258 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville. The event will include egg hunts for children ages 1 – 10, a bounce house, face painting, games and free refreshments. For details, visit http://advent-umc.org/about/announcements/.
The Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. March 26 at Lake Conestee Nature Park, 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville. Entry fee is $20 preregistration and $25 the day of the race. Participants will run 5 kilometers on a rolling course through Lake Conestee Nature Park on a mix of dirt, gravel and pavement. Along the course, runners will find Easter eggs stuffed with prizes. A special Easter egg hunt for children ages 8 and younger will follow the race at the finish line. Lake Conestee Nature Park features a large playground and smooth walking path for those with little kids. For details, visit https://book-events.com/easterbunnytrailhop/
If Easter egg hunts aren’t your thing, Germany in the Upstate is 1 – 4 p.m. at the Hunt Cabin at the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson. Participants will decorate paper eggs and learn about fraktur art. Learn more about the spring traditions that may have accompanied German settlers when they arrived in the upstate in the 1840s. Enjoy an edible treat by the fire. The event is free. Visit www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.
Paris Mountain State Park will hold a wildlife rehabilitation program and a spring hike to Reservoir Three on Saturday. The Friends of Paris Mountain State Park will host a program on Wildlife Rehabilitation at 10 a.m., led by Wendy Watson. Come meet some of WRG’s educational ambassador animals up close and learn about these native species. Check it out at www.wildlife-rehab.com. Meet at Park Center. No registration is necessary for this one-hour program, and there is no charge other than admission.
Interpretive Ranger Cathy Taylor will lead a spring hike to Reservoir Three at 1 p.m. Participants will search for signs of spring on this 5 mile, moderately strenuous 3.5-hour hike to Reservoir Three and back. Starting on the dry slopes of Brissy Ridge Trail at 1460 feet above sea level, then dropping down to Pipsissewa Trail, participants will circle around the park’s largest and most remote lake, getting to know signs of spring on the mountain. The program costs $7 per person, payable at the welcome station instead of admission. Meet at the top parking lot, 2 ½ miles up the park road. Registration is required. To register, e-mail email@example.com, or call the office at 864-244-5565.
Find more family-friendly events online at www.UpstateParent.com.