Family Easter Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Leading up to the Sunday holiday on April 21, 2019 (and even after), there are tons of family Easter events in southeast Michigan. Find the right one for you.

Little girl picking up eggs at a family easter event

Hippity hop, Easter is on its way (on April 21, 2019, to be exact)! The Easter Bunny has been spotted around town, and there are tons of Easter events to celebrate his arrival in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties!

Metro Parent has compiled this list of some of the coolest egg hunts, marshmallow drops and other family Easter events in the area to help ease your search for the right event for your family.

Check out this roundup and grab a basket to get your fill of fun and eggs for Easter 2019.

Note: Take a peek at the details here – and be sure to register in advance, as many of the events do fill up.

Pee Wee Eggstravaganza at Franklin Athletic Club

March 11, 2019

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: free/members, $10/non-members
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Kids ages 1-4 can hunt eggs filled with prizes and experience lots of family-friendly Easter fun. Pre-registration required. 

Spring Carnival at Warren Community Center

March 30, 2019

  • Address: 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
  • Phone: 586-268-8400
  • Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This family-friendly community event features washable tattoos, a puppet show, petting zoo and inflatables for kids to enjoy. You’ll even get to visit with the Easter Bunny.

Eggs’travaganza at the Sterling Heights Nature Center 

April 3, 2019 

  • Address: 42700 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-446-2710
  • Time: 1-2 p.m. 
  • Cost: $3/resident, $5/non-resident 

Lean about different animals that lay eggs, do some “eggs” periments, dye some eggs and more. Registration required. 

Pisanki Egg Decorating at the Polish Art Center

April 5, 12, 19 and 26-28, 2019 

  • Address: 9539 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 888-619-9771 or 313-874-2242
  • Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Sunday 
  • Cost: $20

Kids ages 7 and up will learn how to decorate traditional Eastern European Easter eggs at this Hamtramck spot. Pre-register on the Polish Art Center’s website.

Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Drake Sports Park 

April 12, 2019

  • Address: 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Time: 5:45-8 p.m. 
  • Cost: $6/residents, $8/non-residents

Kids ages 1-7 can hunt for the eggs filled with toys and other goodies hidden throughout the park, visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, and enjoy a petting farm at this event. Tickets sell out quickly. Registration is required.

Spring Fling Flashlight Egg Hunt at Drake Sports Park

April 12, 2019

  • Address: 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Time: 8:45 p.m. (check-in 7:30-8:30 p.m.) 
  • Cost: $6/residents, $8/non-residents

This hunt is aimed at older kids, ages 7-12, and has the added difficulty of finding goody-filled Easter eggs in the dark, with the help of a flashlight. Be sure to bring your own light. Tickets sell quickly. Registration is required.

Bunny Egg-citement at Meadow Brook Hall & Gardens 

April 13, 2019 

  • Address: 350 Estate Drive, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-364-6200
  • Time: 9-11 a.m. 
  • Cost: $20/person, free/ages 2 and under

Visit the hall and enjoy a petting zoo and lawn games. There’s an egg hunt and photo ops with the Easter Bunny too. Registration required. 

Northville Eggstravaganza at Maybury Farm 

April 13, 2019 

  • Address: 50165 Eight Mile Road, Northville 
  • Phone: 248-374-0200 or 248-916-3033 
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon 
  • Cost: $5/car 

Get there early and join the hundreds of other kids searching for eggs. Admission cuts off after 700 kids. 

Eggstravaganza at Macomb Township Recreation Center

April 13, 2019

  • Address: 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-992-2900
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $5/residents, $10/non-residents

Hit the Hippity Hop Trail and visit with Mr. E. Bunny at this Easter celebration. There will be games and crafts to do, bounce inflatables and live farm animals, too. Tickets sell fast. Advance registration required. 

Awesome Egg Decorating at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

April 13, 2019

  • Address: 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-0999
  • Time: 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/members, $8/nonmembers, $20-$24/family

Learn and try out unique egg decorating techniques at this fun annual art session. Register ASAP; spaces are limited.

Easter Egg Scramble at Willow Metropark 

April 13, 2019 

  • Address: 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston 
  • Phone: 734-752-4040 
  • Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
  • Cost: $5/child, $10/vehicle entry 

Bring a basket and hunt for colorful eggs hidden throughout the park. After, enjoy a very special visit from the Easter pig. 

RARA Easter Egg Hunt at Rochester Park

April 13, 2019

  • Address: Paint Creek Trail, behind City Hall, 400 Sixth St., Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-8308
  • Time: 10:15-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
  • Cost: $6/child

Ages 1-4 get to hunt for eggs at 10:15 a.m. and older kids ages 5-11 get a crack at the fun at 11:30 a.m. There’s a photo op with the Easter Bunny, too, so be sure to bring your camera. Pre-registration is required.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Summit on the Park

April 13, 2019

  • Address: 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5376
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $4/residents, $5/non-residents

Dress for the weather and enjoy tons of Easter and spring-themed events including an Easter egg hunt. An Easter Bunny breakfast runs 9-11 a.m. Good for kids 11 and under. 

Pizza & Eggs at the Longacre House 

April 13, 2019 

  • Address: 24705 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-477-8404 
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2 p.m
  • Cost: $8/residents, $12/nonresidents

Have a pizza hunt, search for eggs and get some goodies. Registration required. 

Bunny Brunch at Civic Park Senior Center

April 13, 2019

  • Address: 15218 Farmington Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-466-2900
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $6/residents, $9/non-residents

There are games, crafts, snacks and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration is required.

Super Sprouts: Easter Egg Hunt at English Gardens 

April 13, 2019 

  • Address: English Gardens locations in Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Plymouth, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. 
  • Cost: Free 

Kid hunt for eggs during the April installment of this monthly outdoor art-inspired event. Visits with the Easter Bunny too. 

EGGS’travaganza at the Southfield Pavilion

April 13, 2019

  • Address: 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4620
  • Time: 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Advance: $5/residents, $7/non-residents; day of: $8/residents, $10/non-residents; free/adults

Kids ages 2-13 can enjoy the Worlds of Music Family Fun Show, the Chamberlin Petting Zoo, crafting fun and so much more. Tickets must be purchased by April 9 to get the discounted rate.

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Hudson Mills Metropark 

April 13, 2019 

  • Address: 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-8211
  • Time: 8-9:30 p.m. 
  • Cost: $5/person, $10/vehicle entry 

Kids 8-plus use a flashlight to hunt for eggs in the dark. Registration required. 

Bunny Brunch at Grosse Pointe War Memorial

April 14, 2019

  • Address: 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Phone: 313-881-7511
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
  • Cost: $52-$260 (based on table size) 

Your little ones can visit with the Easter Bunny as they enjoy a delicious family-friendly and Easter-themed brunch. After you’ve had your fill, head out back for an egg hunt. Be sure to bring your own basket and booster seat, if needed. Advance registration is required.

Bunny Lunch at Bavarian Inn Restaurant

April 14, 2019

  • Address: 713 S. Main St., Frankenmuth
  • Phone: 989-652-9941
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $20/person

This one’s a little farther away, but totally worth it. The Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Michigan’s little Bavaria, offers this annual event where kids will get to visit with the Easter Bunny and learn about the German tradition of Osterbrunnen. There will be arts and crafts, a magic show and lunch, too. Reservations and pre-payment required.

Egg Scramble at the Farm Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark

April 14, 2019

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/child, $10/vehicle entry

Kids ages 5 and up can scramble for eggs, meet with Rosco the Clown and get a picture with the Easter Bunny. Enter the coloring contest, too! Pre-registration is required.

Egg-Citing Easter at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center

April 14, 2019

  • Address: 4101 River Bends Drive, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-323-2478
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Bring and decorate six hard-boiled eggs, go on an egg hunt, play some games and learn the legend of the Easter Bunny – plus, have your picture taken with him. Ages 3-plus. Pre-registration required. 

Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park

April 19, 2019

  • Address: West Jefferson Avenue, south of West Road, Trenton
  • Phone: 734-261-1990
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kids can trade in marshmallows for prizes at this event. The helicopter flies at 9 a.m. sharp, so get ready to collect the treats!

The Great Marshmallow Drop at Worden Park 

April 19, 2019

  • Address: Lexington Blvd. and Crooks Road, Royal Oak 
  • Phone: 248-858-5267
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Once again, 15,000 marshmallows rain from the sky – and all you need is one of them to earn a prize. Kids will be divided into age categories and then let loose to see how many they can collect.

Eggstravaganza at the Franklin Athletic Club

April 19, 2019  

  • 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $5/members, $10/non-members; add $5/walk-ins 

Find bounce houses, crafts an egg hunt and Easter Bunny visits. Registration required. 

Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills Park 

April 19, 2019

  • Address: 33275 Edward Hines Drive, Westland
  • Phone: 734-261-1990
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Thousands of marshmallows rain from the sky at this annual and all you need to do is collect one to win a prize.

Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo

April 19-20, 2019

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with zoo admission: $13-$18/adults, $10-$15/kids, $8/parking

This annual shebang returns to the zoo and includes two days of treats, games and an egg hunt. 

Bunny Fun at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 

April 20, 2019 

  • Address: 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Phone: 313-884-4222
  • Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
  • Cost: $5/adults, $10/kids 

The historic home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford host the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo and an egg hunt. Advance registration required. 

Spring Eggstravaganza at Leslie Science & Nature Center

April 20, 2019

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $8/kids, free/adults and kids under 1

Bring your own basket, set off on an Easter egg scavenger hunt on the trails and turn those eggs in for a prize. After the hunt, learn about the birds of prey, play games and more. Aimed at ages 12 and under. Registration required by April 12. 

Deneweth’s Garden Center Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 2019

  • Address: Deneweth’s Garden Centers in Hartland and Macomb
  • Phone: 586-247-5533
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/child

Hunt for eggs to turn in for candy, visit with the easter bunny and plant a flower to take home.

Easter Egg Scramble at the Marshlands Museum at Lake Erie Metropark

April 20, 2019

  • Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-5020
  • Time: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/person, $10/vehicle entry

There’s an egg hunt, crafts and games at this annual Easter-themed event. Pre-registration is required.

Egg Scramble with Rosco the Clown at Indian Springs Metropark

April 20, 2019

  • Address: 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake
  • Phone: 248-625-7280
  • Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/child, $10/vehicle entry

The local master of hilarious hijinks, Rosco the Clown, and the Easter Bunny himself, both make an appearance at this egg hunt. No basket required. You must register in advance.

Great Egg Hunt at Kensington Metropark

April 20, 2019

  • Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 248-684-8632
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/person (cash only), $10/vehicle entry, free/1 and under 

This annual event features a small egg hunt aimed at kids ages 4 and under. Kids can meet the Easter Bunny, too.

Springfest at the Saline Recreation Center

April 20, 2019

  • Address: 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-3502
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $6-$10/by April 7, $8-$14/after April 7; add $2/day of 

This huge Easter event features an egg scavenger hunt where kids will be divided into age groups to search for eggs. Kids can also have lunch with the Easter Bunny and hit the The Hippity Hop Trail for treats and visits with local businesses. Older kids are invited to search for Easter eggs in the pool at the Egg Dive.

Easter Family Fun Day at Beacon Park

April 20, 2019

  • Address: 1901 Grand Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-962-0101
  • Time: 1-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This annual offers an egg hunt, live musical entertainment, oversized games, food and more. 

Easter Brunch at King’s Court Castle at Old World Canterbury Village

April 21, 2019

  • Address: 2325 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-391-1900
  • Time: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Food: $25.99/adults, $12.99/ages 3-12, free/ages 2 and under

It’s a family feast at King’s Court Castle with a special Easter meal. There’s also a free egg hunt included. Advance registration required.

Looking for even more family Easter events, or fun things to do this weekend with your kids? Visit the Metro Parent calendar

This post was originally published in 2013 and is updated regularly. 

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