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It’s Easter weekend, and there are plenty of holiday-themed events for families happening around the Upstate.

Palmetto Basics Get Out and Play Day is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. Learn about organizations around the Upstate that encourage families to get outside and be active. It is free with paid admission to the zoo. Visit www.greenvillezoo.com for more details.

The Great EGGventure is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. The event will include egg hunts, inflatables, crafts and games for children ages 2-12. The community is invited to the free event. For details, visit www.facebook.com/events/2025450014360537.

An Easter Celebration Festival, presented by SPIN – Single Parents in Need, is 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at 29 Ridgway Drive, Greenville. The event includes an Easter egg hunt, games, food and an Easter gift bag. Visit singleparentsinneed.wixsite.com/spin.

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Life Restoration Center will host an Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The event is open to the community and will include food, inflatables and 10,000 Easter eggs. Hunts will be divided by three age groups up to age 11. Register online at www.lrcenter.com/registration. The church is located at 523 Old Easley Highway, Greenville. For more details, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Model Trains Station in Taylors will have an Easter Egg Hunt starting at noon Saturday for guests with paid admission. The center showcases 16,000-square-feet of G, O, S, HO and N scale trains. It is located inside the Taylors Mill Development. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 2-12. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. For details, visit https://www.modeltrainsstation.com.

The 2018 Hope Week Egg Drop, sponsored by Fairview Baptist Church in Greer, is 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Dooley Field (Greer High School) in Greer. A helicopter will drop 20,000 Easter eggs onto the field for children to collect. The event will also include food, games and activities. The public is invited. Register to attend at http://fairviewgreer.org/eggdrop.

The Easter Egg Scramble is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Tyger River Park in Duncan. Cost is $5 per child; adults admitted free. The event will include egg hunts by age (see the website at spartanburgparks.org for a schedule), inflatables, face painting and more. Visit spartanburgparks.org/easter-egg-scramble for details.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Denver Downs Farm is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in Anderson. Children up to age 12 are invited to hunt for eggs. Hunts will be divided by age groups. The event will also include a Easter bonnet contest, Easter Bunny photos, games and food. Bring your own basket. Admission begins at $8 for children and $6 for adults; prices go up the day of the event. Visit denverdownsfarm.com/events/easter-egg-hunt for details.

There will be a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Aunt Sue’s Country Corner in Pickens. Bring a basket for hunting. Ages 6 and younger will hunt for eggs at 7 p.m., and children ages 7 to adult will search at 8 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/events/2114967632067723 for details.

YMCA Camp Greenville will hold its annual Easter Sunrise Service beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday in the Pretty Place Chapel, 4399 YMCA Camp Road, Cleveland, S.C. Watch the sun rise over the mountains for the religious cantata service conducted by Rocky Hill Baptist Church, followed by an Easter message delivered by YMCA Camp Greenville’s executive director Cory Harrison. Gates will open for parking service at 4:30 am. Entrance is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A full, hot breakfast will be served in the dining hall for $7 per person after the service concludes.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery will host a free, classic Easter Sunday egg hunt for children at 11 a.m. Sunday. The store is located at 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville. For more information, call 864-607-8186.

Find more events and resources online at www.UpstateParent.com.

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