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(2024) Get a FREE Photo with the Cabela’s & Bass Pro Shops Easter Bunny!

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Have you visited the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Easter Bunny? Your child can get a free photo with that famous rabbit, the Easter Bunny. Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops will host the Easter Bunny in March 2024. We have everything you need to know about this opportunity for free family fun and memory-making at Cabela’s.

Free easter bunny photo at Cabela's
Cabela’s Easter photo from reader, Laura N.

We are answering the 4 biggest questions about visiting the Easter Bunny at Cabela’s in 2024:

Special thanks to our readers who provided some adorable photos of their children with the Easter Bunny from previous year’s events!

Will the Easter Bunny Be at Bass Pro Shops in 2024?

Yes! Guests who would like to receive a free 4 x 6 professional photo with the Easter Bunny and your family or adorable kids, can do so this year at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops.

No Plexiglass for 2024: The Easter Bunny will not be behind plexiglass this year. Also, you can expect to find more details on Cabela’s Easter Event Page.

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Free Easter Bunny Photo from reader Angela G.

The Free Photo

The photo is a professional 4×6 photo, printed free by Cabela’s & Bass Pro Shops. This is not just a photo op with mom or dad behind the cell phone camera. Mom and Dad can even get in the photo, too! We love opportunities for free fun and memory-making. Free holiday photos are definitely a rare treat for families.

Easter Bunny: Bass Pro Shops Schedule (2024)

Reservations open on March 16th, 2024 for appointments for Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, and Sunday, March 24th, 2024. Additional appointments will be available 7 days in advance. Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s typically has the Easter Bunny visit for two weekends before Easter. The full schedule will be available when registration opens.

Do check with your local store as the times may vary from store to store! 

Family with the Easter Bunny
Free Cabela’s Photo from reader, Ashley V.

How do I register my kids?

Registration to see the Easter Bunny at Cabela’s will open on March 16th, 2024.

Yes. You do need to register in advance to visit with the Easter Bunny at Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops. The registration link for visits and photos with the bunny, all free, will be found on the Cabela’s Easter Event page.

Can I get more than one photo?

If you really love your photo, you can purchase packages with additional photos starting at $15.

The Cabela’s & Bass Pro Easter Bunny Photo Packages are:

  • High-Resolution Digital Image Download: $15
  • Basket Package: 1 5×7 and 4 wallets: $15
  • Jelly Bean Package: 1 6×8, 2 5×7, 2 4×6, 4 wallets and a digital image: $20

Have you visited Cabela’s for photos?

More Free Things For Kids and Families

Where can you find free kits and workshops for kids?

Here’s our list of stores and venues that offer totally free things to do for kids.

Looking for more? Did you know Cabela’s also hosts Santa at Christmas time, and you can get another free 4×6 professional photo of your kids with Santa? It’s true. Read all about in our review of Santa at Cabela’s. Then mark your calendars to check back for a registration date in November.


Everything You Need for Spring Break in Greenville, SC: Travel, Local Things to Do, Lots More

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Planning your family’s spring break? Spring break for Greenville County Schools is March 18th through the 22nd, 2024. Spartanburg County School Districts have their spring break from April 1st through the 5th, 2024. Whether you are staying in Greenville or desire to travel for a little family vacation, KAG has the information you need. From budget-friendly ideas, to spring break camps, and nearby vacation rentals, our spring break content has you covered.

Looking for something that’s not here? Let us know in the comments so we can grow this guide!

Everything you need to know for spring in Greenville, SC

We’ve got everything you need to know about spring things to do near Greenville, SC!

Azaleas in the Spring Greenville, SC

Things to Do During Spring Break in Greenville, SC

Staying in Greenville for spring break? We have a bunch of suggestions for fun things to do in town.

100+ Fun Things to do on Spring Break in Greenville, SC

Are you worried about being bored over spring break? This is the list you want. It is jam-packed with ideas to keep the kids busy and help you make some family memories. You’ll find events, plus places to explore outdoors and inside. We’ll be updating this list with new events as they are announced so check back often!

10 Inexpensive Things to do This Spring Break in Greenville, SC

If you’re doing spring break in Greenville on a budget, this is one list you don’t want to miss.

Spring Break Camps in Greenville, SC

School breaks can be tricky when parents have to work. Even stay-at-home parents can find themselves searching for something to keep the kids busy and maybe a few minutes of quiet. Fortunately many places in Greenville offer spring break camps for the kiddos. We have a list of spring break camps in Greenville and we’ll keep updating it as more camps are announced.

Spring Time Day Trips from Greenville

If you’re sticking around Greenville for spring break, consider a day trip. This list is full of day trips perfect for spring.

Great Spring Break Travel Destinations in the South East

Planning to travel for spring break? Here are some fabulous destinations and vacation rentals that are in the Southeastern United States. Many are close to Greenville for a short road trip, and full of adventure and family fun.

Save Gas and Vacation Close to Home

These vacation spots are a quick hour and a half drive from the Upstate. No road trip, no long car ride and hefty gas bill. Just vacation fun.

Coastal South Carolina Vacation Rentals for Spring Break

These vacation rentals on the South Carolina Coast all had availability for Greenville and Spartanburg schools’ spring break at the time of publishing.

Cheap travel trips: Spring Break on a budget

Use these tips to save some money on your spring break travel.

Fantasy Themed Vacation Homes to Rent for Spring Break

Transport your family to a fantasy land in one of these fantasy-themed vacation rentals. Wave your wand and sleep at Hogwarts, tuck into a Hobbit Hole or head out to space.

Florida Vacation Homes With Private Pools

You don’t have to worry about crowded hotel pools when you rent an Airbnb with a private pool. These Florida rentals are all near the beach and they all have private pools.

Mountain Vacation Rentals With Private Indoor Pools

Spring in the mountains can be a little chilly at times, but that won’t bother you when you rent a mountain cabin with a private indoor pool. And, you won’t have to stake out any space in a crowded shared resort pool, either.

Charleston, South Carolina Spring Break Vacation Homes to Rent

Charleston is not too far from the Upstate, and it’s a great place to explore full of history and nearby beautiful beaches. This list of vacation rental homes near Charleston has great options whether you want to stay near the city or out by the beach.

Spring Break Trips for Families From Greenville, SC

Thinking about going out of town for spring break? Here’s a list of places that are just a few hours from Greenville. These destinations make great family vacations.

What will you do this spring break?

Take Your Family on a High-Speed Adventure at ZMAX Dragway in Concord, NC

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Thinking about a visit to ZMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC? When is the last time you stood up to watch something go 300 mph? Been a long time or maybe never? Then you should plan a trip to the ZMAX Dragway for an NHRA National Event.

We got a chance to visit for an NHRA Nationals Event and couldn’t believe all the things we got to experience. And the best part? Kids are just $10. So your 300 mph family adventure just got a lot more budget-friendly. Here’s everything you need to know.

Watch!: Here’s our visit in one quick video

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The next NHRA event at ZMAX Dragway is coming soon!

Thank you to Explore Cabarrus County for providing tickets so we could bring our readers this review!

entrance to ZMAX Dragwa

(2024) Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Greenville, SC

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If you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Greenville, SC has one of the best festivals in the state! This is the season of all things Irish. That means festivals, food, parades, crafts, and all kinds of events. Plus, there are a couple of fun, St. Patrick’s themed events happening in and near Upstate, SC for Saint Patrick’s Day 2024.

St. Patrick's Day Greenville

Events for St. Patrick’s Day: Greenville, SC

Downtown Greenville 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

Downtown Greenville will be home to a St. Patrick’s Day Greenville, SC Festival again this year at NOMA Square on March 16th, 2024 from 11 am to 8 pm. The event will feature lots of celebrating Irish heritage with music, dance, food, and activities for the kids.
The Greenville St. Patrick’s parade will start at 10 am on Main Street Downtown from River Street to East North Street.

Live performances throughout the day will include the Irish Steppers, Pipe & Drum Bands, The Synergy Twins, Drop O’ The Pure & more. There will also be a fun head-shaving event to support Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Foundation!

More St. Patrick’s Day Events and Things to Do Near Greenville, SC

march 2024

mon11mar10:00 ammon10:45 amLeprechaun Hunt: Mauldin BranchMauldin (W. Jack Greer) Library, 800 W Butler Road Greenville, SC 2960710:00 am - 10:45 am(GMT-04:00)

mon11mar10:00 ammon10:45 amLeprechaun Hunt: Travelers Rest BranchTravelers Rest (Sargent) Branch, 17 Center Street Travelers Rest, SC 2969010:00 am - 10:45 am(GMT-04:00)

tue12mar10:00 amtue10:45 amLeprechaun Hunt: Berea BranchBerea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Library, 111 N Hwy 25 Bypass Greenville, SC 2961710:00 am - 10:45 am(GMT-04:00)

wed13mar10:00 amwed10:45 amLeprechaun Hunt: Pelham Road BranchPelham Road (F. W. Symmes) Library, 1508 Pelham Road Greenville, SC 2961510:00 am - 10:45 am(GMT-04:00)

wed13mar10:00 amwed10:45 amLeprechaun Hunt: Fountain Inn BranchFountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Library, 311 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 10:00 am - 10:45 am(GMT-04:00)

wed13mar11:00 amwed11:45 amLeprechaun Hunt: Pelham Road BranchPelham Road (F. W. Symmes) Library, 1508 Pelham Road Greenville, SC 2961511:00 am - 11:45 am(GMT-04:00)

thu14mar10:00 amthu11:45 amLeprechaun Hunt: Augusta Road BranchAugusta Road (Ramsey Family) Library, 100 Lydia Street Greenville, SC 2960510:00 am - 11:45 am(GMT-04:00)

thu14mar10:00 amthu11:45 amLeprechaun Hunt: Simpsonville BranchSimpsonville (Hendricks) Branch, 626 NE Main Street Simpsonville, SC 2968110:00 am - 11:45 am(GMT-04:00)

fri15mar10:30 amfri11:15 amLeprechaun Hunt: Five Forks BranchFive Forks Library Branch, 104 Sunnydale Drive10:30 am - 11:15 am(GMT-04:00)

fri15mar2:00 pmfri4:00 pmSt. Paddy's Day Paint WorkshopPaint a leprechaun!A Cut Above Maker Space, 1201 Union Street, Spartanburg2:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

sat16mar7:05 pmSt. Pat-Rick's DayBon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 North Academy Street7:05 pm(GMT-04:00)

sun17mar10:00 amsun12:00 amSt. Patrick's Day at PlaymattersScavenger HuntPlayMatters, 3685 Lephart Road Suite A, West Columbia10:00 am - 12:00 am(GMT-04:00)

sun17mar5:00 pmsun8:00 pmSt. Patty's Day PartyGroup Therapy Pub & Playground, 320 Falls Street Suite G5:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

tue19mar9:00 amtue12:00 pmPot of Gold Art CampSpring Break Art CampYellowbobbypins Art Camp, 1320 Hampton Avenue Extension, Studio 607, Greenville9:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

St. Patrick’s Day Nearby

If you love great St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivals, there are some additional nearby cities you can head to for an exciting time!

Charleston, SC St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 16th, 2024. This annual parade is enjoyed by locals and travelers looking to celebrate. The parade is held downtown and begins at St. Patrick’s Church and ends at St. John the Baptist Cathedral on Broad Street.

St. Patrick’s Day in Columbia, SC: The Columbia, South Carolina St, Pat’s in Five Points Parade is Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 10 am. This is part of the much larger St. Pat’s in Five Points. The festival features lots of live music, food, and kids’ activities. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Kidding Around Spartanburg: The Ultimate Guide to Spartanburg, SC

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Spartanburg, SC, also known at the Hub City, has a little of everything for families: amazing parks, cultural venues, a bustling food scene, plus a walkable and growing downtown with shops and lots of things to do. Residents of Spartanburg enjoy ever-changing seasonal festivities and holiday traditions. Children have a wide variety of educational options. It’s all right here in Spartanburg, SC!

Things to do in Spartanburg, SC

Things to Do in Spartanburg

Things to Do in Spartanburg, SC: If you’re looking for things to do in Spartanburg, this is your list. It is our giant guide of things to do near Spartanburg full of adventures and things to discover in the Hub City.

Caboose at the Hub City Museum in Spartanburg, SC
Hub City Museum

Seasonal Fun in Spartanburg, SC

You’ll find special seasonal events, festivals, and not-to-miss fun activities in our seasonal guides to Spartanburg.

Spartanburg, SC Christmas Tree Lighting
Spartanburg Tree Lighting

Dine Out in Spartanburg

Spartanburg Restaurant Guide: Want to find the perfect place to grab a bite to eat? No matter what type of cuisine you’re after or dining experience you’re looking for, you’ll find it here in the Spartanburg, SC Restaurant Guide.

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or for cheap!) in Spartanburg: Check out some restaurants that offer deals on kids meals.

Schooling and Education Options in Spartanburg, SC

Private Schools near Spartanburg: Use our list to find the private school option that’s right for your family.

Preschools Near Spartanburg: There are a lot of preschool options near Spartanburg. Use our list to sort by location, hours and program offered.

Homeschooling in the Upstate: If you’re a homeschooling family in Spartanburg, you’ll want to bookmark this guide. It’s full of resources, classes, field trip opportunities and more.

Afterschool Care Near Spartanburg: Find the afterschool care your child needs in our Afterschool Care Guide.

Spartanburg Public Schools

Guide to Spartanburg School Districts: Find information for each of Spartanburg’s seven public school districts.

Spartanburg, SC Back to School Guide: Time for school to start? Here’s everything you need to know.

Spartanburg Schools News and Updates: Things at school can change pretty quickly. Find the newest updates from Spartanburg districts on our news page.

Celebrate a Birthday in Spartanburg

Birthday Guide: Where to Host a Birthday Party Near Spartanburg: Find the best place to host a birthday party in Spartanburg, SC

The Ultimate Guide for Families With School-Age Kids

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Are there school-aged children in your family? This guide contains all our content that’s especially for school-aged kids. We have tons of ideas about things to do, plus information on schooling options, childcare, dining out with kids and a lot more.

School age kids in Greenville, SC

FREE Kids Craft Events: JCPenney Kids Zone

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Did you know that JCPenney offers free kids’ craft events on the second Saturday of each month? Just visit your local participating JCPenney for these JCPenney Kids Zone events between 11 am and 12 pm on the second Saturday each month. You’ll get a totally free craft kit for kids, plus a store coupon for mom and dad.

We love free activities for the kids! For more free kids activities from national chain retailers, see the FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop and FREE Lowes Kids Workshop.

JCPenney Kids Crafts each month

Going out for a little family fun doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Kids just want to spend time with the people who love them. This is why we love free kids’ activity events, like the monthly kid’s crafts events at JCPenney.

Spring Banner in March 2024

JC Penney Kids Zone crafts are often very seasonal and make cute little gifts kids can give to those important people in their lives or enjoy for themselves!
March 9th: Make a spring banner. This craft includes a banner and wooden dowl, plus foam stickers for decorating and a string to hang it.

About Kids Zone, FREE Crafts for Kids at JCPenney

JCPenney Kids Zone happens on the second Saturday of each month. Just drop in between 11 am and 12 pm, you do not need to sign up in advance. These kids’ crafts are totally free and include all the supplies necessary to complete the craft.

Plus, kids will receive an ID badge, lanyard, and a collectible pin at the completion of each craft. Once kids have completed 6 kids zone crafts, they will receive a Master Medallion.

Kids must be accompanied by an adult. That adult will receive a coupon for 10% off their shopping trip, so you get to save a little money, too! No purchase is necessary for the kids to do their free craft.

Free Crafts for Kids JCPenney Kids Zone Schedule (2024)

January 13th, 2024: Arctic Snowglobe
February 10th, 2024: Cactus Valentines Bag
March 9th, 2024: Spring banner
April 13th, 2024: Owl Dream Catcher

Check back soon for additional JCPenney Kids Crafts in 2024.

Past projects included:

Penguin Pillow
Sloth or Panda Valentine
Grow your own flower kit
Mother’s Day bouquet
Father’s Day Grill
Summer Tote Bag
Pencil Pouch

JCPenney Kids Zone Free Kids Crafts at Haywood Mall, Greenville, SC

Check with your local JCPenny to ensure participation. These in-store events happen only where local mandates allow. The JC Penney location in the Haywood Mall, Greenville, SC does participate.

Saving Money in Greenville: Attractions Coupon Books

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You love to go out with your family and friends for fun things to do and great places to dine in Greenville. But doing all the things and exploring all the places you want to visit can be pretty hard on the wallet. If you’re looking for a way to save some money, we have an idea. Check out these Attractions Coupon Books full of coupons on dining and things to do in the Upstate area.

Purchase a coupon book any time of the year, with free shipping!

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Greenville Attractions Coupon Book

Purchase your Attractions Coupon Book using the QR code in the graphic above. Or visit the Kidding Around Purchase link for Attractions Books. Use EZPay Code KAG24.

(You have to use the EZPAY Code KAG24 to support Kidding Around!)

Want to see inside the Attractions Book before you buy? Of course, you do! You can flip through a digital version of the 2024 Greenville Attractions Dining And Value Guide here.

Here are some of the vendors and coupons!

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Where and how to shop to save in Greenville, SC

Looking for more ways to save money?

Here’s where to shop to save!

Guide to Downtown Greenville, SC: Things to Do

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Are you looking for things to do in Downtown Greenville, SC? Here at Kidding Around Greenville, our goal is to make sure people in Greenville can always find something to do whether they are looking for a free activity, an experience of a lifetime, or a way to spend a fun weekend. Downtown Greenville has some of the best museums in the upstate, is home to the Greenville Zoo, offers supreme walkability, and features the postcard-worthy Falls Park on the Reedy and Liberty Bridge. There is nothing quite like being downtown. This guide has everything you need to enjoy time in Downtown Greenville, SC.

Falls Bark Guide to Downtown Greenville

Team ECCO: Don’t Miss This Pint-Sized Powerhouse Aquarium in Hendersonville, NC

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Did you know Hendersonville, NC has an aquarium? Team ECCO Aquarium and Shark Lab is located right on Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville, NC. Squeezed in beside stores, restaurants, and coffee shops, Team ECCO ‘s footprint may be small, but the education squished between those walls is massive. The aquarium’s true charm is in interactive experiences led by its knowledgeable volunteers. Here’s a bit about our visit to Team ECCO, plus everything you need to know to plan your family’s visit.

Team Ecco Charlotte the sting ray, Hendersonville, NC