Easter weekend is full of egg hunts, outdoor fun
It’s finally Easter weekend, which means even more egg hunts on the agenda. Plus, there are a few more family-friendly events worth noting.
Do your kids want to learn how to make pizza? Kids Pizza Day at Swamp Rabbit Café in Greenville will have two sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday for children ages 4 – 7, who will learn to make a wood-fired pizza and a fruit dessert. Register at swamprabbitcafe.com/events. Cost is $15 per child.
“James and the Giant Peach Jr.” will be presented by Spartanburg Youth Theatre at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Friday at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Visit www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com for more details.
Get a jump start on your Earth Day celebration during Party for the Planet 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. Vendors from across the Upstate will assist the zoo to educate and share information about conservation. The event is free with admission to the zoo. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
Do your kids love story time events? M. Judson Booksellers & Stroytellers in downtown Greenville will host a free story time at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Miss Debi in the store’s Kid’s Nook. A treat will be supplied by The Chocolate Moose. Barnes & Noble Booksellers stores across the Upstate will host a “Too Many Carrots” story time at 11 a.m. Saturday. When Rabbit collects too many carrots, which leave him unable to sleep in his cozy burrow, other animals offer to share their homes. Will Rabbit make his way back? Activities and coloring to follow. For details, visit barnesandnoble.com.
A Community Easter Festival, hosted by SPIN – Single Parents In Need, will be held 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at Upstate Circle of Friends, 29 Ridgeway Drive, Greenville. The event will include a huge egg hunt with prizes, crafts, food, games and an egg race. For details, visit singleparentsinneed.wixsite.com/spin.
The annual Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K is planned for April 15 at Lake Conestee Nature Park. The race begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a special kids egg hunt for children 8 and younger. To register for the race or for more details, visit book-events.com/easterbunnytrailhop.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 845 will host its first community and veteran Easter Egg Hunt noon Saturday at the Carolina Academy Baseball Field in Greenville. Ages 1 – 17 are invited to participate. Cost is $4 per child. Veterans and active duty military receive one free entrance. Proof of service required. Rain date is April 22. For details, visit www.facebook.com/MOPH845Greenville/.
Astro Kennels will host its annual Easter Bone Hunt for your four-legged children 10 a.m. – noon April 15 at their location at 418 Scuffletown Road. Cost is $5 per dog, and children and adults are invited to participate, too. Activities will include bobbing for hot dogs, prizes and a Easter bonnet contest at 11:45 a.m. For details, visit their Facebook page.
The Great EGGVenture returns 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 15 to Heritage Park in Simpsonville. The free community event is for ages 2 – 12 and includes inflatables, crafts and more. For details, visit www.simpsonville.com.
Stop by Aunt Sue’s Country Corner in Pickens 6 – 8 p.m. April 15 for a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt. All ages are welcome. Bring your own basket. For details, visit www.facebook.com/events/1291537004276496.
The City of Clemson will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nettles Park 10 a.m. – noon April 15. Bring your own basket to this free community event, which will include inflatables, hot dogs, games, prizes and photos with the Easter Bunny. For details, visit www.cityofclemson.org.
The Easter Egg Scramble at Tyger River Park in Duncan will be held 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. April 15. Egg hunts will be organized into age groups. For a schedule, visit spartanburgparks.org. Cost is $4 per child, and parents are admitted free. Besides egg hunts, the event will include inflatables, face painting and visits from the Easter Bunny.
Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.