Family Easter Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Leading up to the Sunday holiday on April 1, 2018 (and even after), there are tons of Easter events in southeast Michigan. Find the right one for you.

Hippity hop, Easter is on its way (on April 1, 2018, 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 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 2018.

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

Saline Spring Craft Show at Saline Middle School

March 17, 2018

  • Address: 7190 N. Maple Road, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-5922
  • Time: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $4/person, free/under age 5

Find more than 150 booths with creations from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio crafters. Plus, there’s a bake sale. No strollers.

Pisanki Egg Decorating at the Polish Art Center

March 17-31 2018 (Saturdays-Sundays)

  • Address: 9539 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 888-619-9771 or 313-874-2242
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, noon-2 p.m. Sundays
  • 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.

Pee Wee Eggstravaganza at Franklin Athletic Club

March 19, 2018

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $12/family

Kids ages 1-4 can hunt eggs filled with prizes and experience lots of family-friendly Easter fun. Pre-registration by March 12 required; send name and age of child to Lallmacher@FFRC.net with subject line “Pee Wee Eggstravaganza.”

Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Drake Sports Park (Younger Kids)

March 23, 2018

  • Address: 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Time: 5:15, 6, 6:35 and 7:30 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

March 23, 2018

  • Address: 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Time: Check in between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $6/residents, $8/non-residents

This hunt is aimed at older kids, ages 5-12, 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.

Eggstravaganza at Macomb Township Recreation Center

March 24, 2018

  • 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. Registration is open until Monday, March 19, or until tickets are sold out.

Spring Carnival at Warren Community Center

March 24, 2018

  • 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.

Bunnies and Awesome Egg Decorating at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

March 24, 2018

  • 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: $6/members, $8/nonmembers, $20-$24/family

There’s a real bunny for kids to meet and learn about, a special treat and the chance to learn and try out unique egg decorating techniques. Register ASAP; spaces are limited.

RARA Easter Egg Hunt at Rochester Park

March 24, 2018

  • Address: Paint Creek Trail, behind City Hall, 400 Sixth St., Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-8308
  • Time: 10:15 a.m./ages 4 and under; 11:30 a.m./ages 5-11
  • Cost: $3/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

March 24, 2018

  • 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. Good for kids 11 and under. No pre-registration, but get there early to park.

Bunny Lunch at Bavarian Inn Restaurant

March 24, 2018

  • 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.

Eggstravaganza at Friendship Church Shelby Township 

March 24, 2018 

  • Address:
  • Phone:
  • Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kids in pre-k through 5th grade hunt for eggs at this fun event. Note happens at Friendship Church in Canton on March 31, too. 

Bunny Brunch at Civic Park Senior Center

March 24, 2018

  • 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.

EGGS’travaganza at the Southfield Pavilion

March 24, 2018

  • 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 Gordon Russ’ Hipitty-Hopitty Magic Show, the Barnyard Express petting farm, crafting fun and so much more. Tickets must be purchased by March 21 to get the discounted rate.

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt at Quirk Park Softball Field 

March 24, 2018

  • Address: 46425 Tyler Road, Van Buren Township
  • Phone: 734-699-8921
  • Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/person

Grab a flashlight and hunt for prize-filled eggs at the park after dark. Music, half-court basketball, ladderball, corn hole and washer toss follow the hunt. Find an ice cream sundae bar, too. Pre-register by March 16.

Bunny Brunch at Grosse Pointe War Memorial

March 25, 2018

  • Address: 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Phone: 313-881-7511
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $26/person, free/under 1 year

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.

Egg Scramble at the Farm Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark

March 25, 2018

  • 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

March 25, 2018

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

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 and pre-payment is required.

Fun on the Farm: Egg Hunt at Kensington Metropark

March 29, 2018

  • Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 248-684-8632
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/person, $10/vehicle entry

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

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt at Mill Pond Park

March 29, 2018

  • Address: 495 Broadway, Davisburg
  • Phone: 248-846-6558
  • Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $10/residents, $12/non-residents

Teens search for eggs packed with candy in the dark. There’s door prizes, pizza and drinks, too. Awards will also be given. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and basket. Pre-registration is encouraged as spaces fill up quickly.

Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park

March 30, 2018

  • 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 Catalpa Oaks

March 30, 2018

  • Address: 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-424-7081
  • 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.

Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills Park 

March 30, 2018

  • 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

March 30-31, 2018

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with admission: $15/ages 19-plus, $11/ages 2-18, free/under 2, $8/parking

This annual shebang returns to the zoo and includes two days of treats, games and an egg hunt. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Spring Eggstravaganza at Leslie Science & Nature Center

March 31, 2018

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

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 animals at the nature center that lay eggs and what those different eggs look like. For kids 12 and under. Register by March 26.

Deneweth’s Garden Center Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2018 

  • 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

March 31, 2018

  • 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

March 31, 2018

  • 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.

The Great Egg Hunt at Martindale Beach at Kensington Metropark

March 31, 2018

  • Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/person, free/under age 1, $10/vehicle entry

Little tykes enjoy an Easter Egg Scramble and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

Springfest at the Saline Recreation Center

March 31, 2018

  • Address: 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-3502
  • Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $8-$10/event

This huge Easter event features an egg scavenger hunt (at 11:30 a.m.) where kids will be divided into age groups to search for eggs. At noon, kids take a break from the fun to have lunch with the Easter Bunny. The Hippity Hop Trail also opens at noon, and features treats and visits with local businessmen. At 1 p.m. older kids are invited to search for Easter eggs in the pool at the Egg Dive.

Egg Hunt at Rotary Park

March 31, 2018

  • Address: Six Mile and Hubbard roads, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-466-2900
  • Time: noon
  • Cost: Free

Kids and their parents search for eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny. Good for kids 10 and under. Register 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the day of event.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Beacon Park in Detroit 

March 31, 2018

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

This first annual offers an egg hunt, Peep’s s’mores, basket, egg and flower pot decorating, live musical entertainment, food and more. The egg hunt starts promptly at 1 p.m. so get there early.

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

April 1, 2018

  • Address: 2325 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-391-1900
  • Time: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Food: $25.99/adults, $11.95/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.

Eggstravaganza at Maybury State Park

April 14, 2018

  • Address: 20145 Beck Road, Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-8390
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/per vehicle (cash only); $11/state park recreation passport

Participate in the egg scramble for the chance to win some cool prizes. Plus, play games, see farm animals and visit with Smokey Bear and the Easter Bunny. Aimed at kids 2-10.

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

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