Family Easter Egg Hunts & Seasonal Events in Southeast Michigan

Leading up to the Sunday holiday on April 16, 2017 (and even that day), there are tons of events in southeast Michigan. Find the right one for you.

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Hippity hop, Easter is on its way (on April 16, 2017, to be exact)! The Easter Bunny has been spotted around town, and there are tons of ways 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 2017.

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

Pisanki Egg Decorating at the Polish Art Center

March 18-April 23, 2017 (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; not on March 19 or 26, or April 10
  • Cost: $20

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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.

Saline Spring Craft Show at Saline Middle School

March 25, 2017

  • 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.

Pee Wee Eggstravaganza at Franklin Athletic Club

March 27, 2017

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

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

EGG Stravaganza at Macomb Township Recreation Center

April 1, 2017

  • 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 27, or until tickets are sold out.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Summit on the Park

April 1, 2017

  • Address: 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5376
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Cost: $3/residents, $4/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.

EGGS’travaganza at the Southfield Pavilion

April 8, 2017

  • 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 14 and under can enjoy Gordon Russ’ Hipitty-Hopitty Magic Show, the Barnyard Express petting farm, Roscoe the Clown, crafting fun and so much more. Tickets must be purchased by April 4 to get the discounted rate.

Bunny Lunch at Bavarian Inn Restaurant

April 8, 2017

  • 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.

Bunny Brunch at Civic Park Senior Center

April 8, 2017

  • Address: 15218 Farmington Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-466-2200
  • Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $6/residents, $9/non-residents

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

Bunnies and Awesome Egg Decorating at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

April 8, 2017

  • Address: 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-0999
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 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.

Spring Carnival at Warren Community Center

April 8, 2017

  • 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. Bring along a canned good to donate to the Salvation Army.

RARA Easter Egg Hunt at Rochester Park

April 8, 2017

  • 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 11 and under
  • 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.

Toddler Egg Scramble at the Farm Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark

April 8, 2017

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Time: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/child, $10/vehicle entry

Children ages 4 and under can scramble for eggs in a setting away from the bigger kids. They can also make a craft and visit with the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration required.

Egg Scramble at the Farm Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark

April 9, 2017

  • 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 9, 2017

  • 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.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny at Grosse Pointe War Memorial

April 9, 2017

  • Address: 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Phone: 313-881-7511
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $23/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.

Fun on the Farm: Egg Hunt at Kensington Metropark

April 13, 2017

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

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

The Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks

April 14, 2017

  • 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.

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

April 13, 2017

  • Address: 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Time: 5:45, 6:30, 7:15 or 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/residents, $7/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, so pre-registration is recommended. If there are extra tickets available, they will be sold for $10 at the door.

Spring Fling Flashlight Egg Hunt at Drake Sports Park

April 13, 2017

  • Address: 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Time: Check in between 8:15 and 8:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/residents, $7/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, so pre-registration is recommended. Any leftover tickets will be sold at the door for $10.

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt at Mill Pond Park

April 13, 2017

  • 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.

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt at Van Buren Park

April 14, 2017

  • Address: 50901 S. I-94 Service Drive, Belleville
  • Phone: 734-699-8921
  • Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $2/person

Grab a flashlight and hunt for prize-filled eggs at the park after dark. Whoever finds the golden egg with win the surprise grand prize! Dress accordingly for the weather. Pizza and pop under the pavilion following the event. Pre-register by April 7.

Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park

April 14, 2017

  • 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!

Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo

April 14-15, 2017

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with admission: $14/ages 15-plus, $10/ages 2-14, free/under 2, $6/parking, $9/with food donation

This annual shebang returns to the zoo and includes two days of treats, games and an egg hunt. There’s a performance by both The Bunny Follies and Ms. Paula and the Candy Bandits. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Egg Scramble with Rosco the Clown at Indian Springs Metropark

April 15, 2017

  • 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.

Springfest at the Saline Recreation Center

April 15, 2017

  • Address: 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-3502
  • Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $6-$8/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

April 15, 2017

  • 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 Egg Scramble at the Marshlands Museum at Lake Erie Metropark

April 15, 2017

  • 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.

The Great Egg Hunt at Martindale Beach at Kensington Metropark

April 15, 2017

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

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

Egg-stravaganza at Maybury State Park

April 15, 2017

  • Address: 20145 Beck Road, Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-8390
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free/event, $11/state recreation passport for entry

Participate in the egg scramble for the chance to win some cool prizes. Plus, play games and visit with Smokey Bear and the Easter Bunny.

Spring Eggstravaganza at Leslie Science & Nature Center

April 15, 2017

  • 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 April 12.

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

April 16, 2017

  • 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.

This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2017 by Amanda Rahn.

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