Easter Celebrations are a Great Way to Welcome Spring!

Easter Celebrations are a Great Way to Welcome Spring!

Easter celebrations are a great way to welcome spring, whether your family loves to hunt for Easter eggs or simply spend time outside, the Black Hills have plenty of events planned!

Hill City is hosting their annual Easter egg hunt on March 27 at the Hill City Visitor Information Center east of town. Kids can lineup starting at 9:45 that morning, with the hunt officially starting at 10 a.m. sharp.

Belle Fourche is also hosting an Easter egg hunt on March 27 at 10 a.m. at the baseball diamonds near the Round Up Grounds sports complex. They offer age categories of 0-2, 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. There will also be a hunt suited for special needs kids at the Wahlfeldt diamond. If weather is unsuitable for the hunt, they have a backup date of April 3.

Spearfish is holding their community Easter egg hunt on April 3 this year at 10 a.m. sharp. They boast a collection of 10,000 eggs for your kids to gather as fast as they can. The event is free for children 10 and under.

Hot Springs’ chamber of commerce hosts their Easter egg hunt on April 3 at 10 a.m. at the State Veterans Home.

The Charm Farm refuge in Box Elder is hosting their annual Hoppy Easter Egg-sperience this year on April 3. Kids can take part in the free Easter egg hunt, but also cuddle cute farm animals like goats, bunnies, baby chicks and pigs. Professional photographer mini-sessions with the Easter Bunny are also available for $30, which includes 3 edited digital images.

For a fun twist on the traditional egg hunt, head over to Rush Mountain Adventure Park in Keystone for the annual Spring Fling and Glow Egg Hunt. On April 3 and 4, Rushmore Cave will be full of colorful, glowing Easter eggs! Count them up and enter your score for a chance to win the grand prize. The Spring Fling includes face painting, games, and prizes, and you’ll have the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Ticket prices vary by age, and you can purchase for only the cave tour and spring fling, or add on admission to all the attractions at Rush Mountain for a full day of fun.

If you just want to get the family out for a nice meal, there are several places that offer a special Easter meal.

Head out to gorgeous Custer State Park and have Easter brunch at the Custer State Park Resort on April 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offerings include smoked ham with a cherry, bourbon and maple glaze; grilled salmon with heirloom tomato and artichoke cream sauce; loaded mashed potatoes; buffalo stew; and for dessert, peep skewers. Adults are $26 per person, children under 12 are $10.95, and those under 3 are free. Reservations are recommended.

A little closer to town, the Gaslight in Rockerville is hosting their (almost) famous Easter buffet on April 4 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy hand-carved prime rib, Virginia baked ham, salads, sides, and desserts. Reservations are recommended.

The Silverado Franklin historic hotel in Deadwood is hosting Easter Brunch at their legendary buffet from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 4. Adults are $24.95, kids 3-12 are half price, and under 3 eat for free.

The First Gold Resort in Deadwood is hosting their Easter Brunch Buffet from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 4. They offer prime rib, broasted chicken, and honey-glazed ham in addition to sides and non-alcoholic beverages. Adults are $22, kids 6-12 are $8, and kids under 5 eat free.

The Latchstring Inn in Spearfish Canyon is hosting their annual Easter Brunch on April 4. Their entire menu is homemade and has the added bonus of beautiful scenery to walk off your delicious meal. Adults are $23.95, seniors (55+) are $16.95, kids 5-12 are $9.95 and under 4 are free.

Whether your family loves the thrill of an Easter egg hunt or simply good food, we hope you enjoy your celebration together and look forward to spring!

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