The Easter Bunny is back in town – and he’ll be unleashing a blizzard of marshmallows over southeast Michigan. Spring is in full swing, so ring in the season with fluffy white puffs of sugar and fun – as parks in Southfield, Trenton, Wayne, Howell and Westland hold annual marshmallow drop events on April 13 and 14, 2017.
Genoa Township Athletic Fields
Watch a helicopter drop fluffy marshmallows and search for “special” ones to turn in for a prize at the marshmallow drop in Howell 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. After the marshmallow hunting fun, bring out the flashlight and hunt for treat-filled Easter eggs. The Easter Bunny will also be here for free family photos. This event is for children ages 8 and under. Preregistration is required, and the event costs $10 per child.
Wayne County Parks
Once again, Wayne County Parks will be holding free back-to-back marshmallow drops on Friday, April 14, kicking off at 9 a.m. at Elizabeth Park in Trenton. Then, at 11 a.m., stop by Nankin Mills Park in Westland for more marshmallow madness. Make sure to show up and be ready to catch some sugary fluff and fun. Resist the temptation to eat these yummy concoctions, because they can be traded for a neat prize.
Anderson Ball Fields
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Are you from Wayne County, but not in the Trenton or Westland area? Well, you’re in luck! There will also be a marshmallow drop event at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14 at the Anderson Ball Fields in Wayne. All of that running around might work up an appetite for your tots, so don’t forget to grab a Bunny Breakfast after this marshmallow extravaganza. Three groups: toddlers-4 and kids with disabilities, ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Bunny Breakfast takes place at the HYPE Recreation Center in Wayne and doors open at 10:45 a.m., with breakfast served at 11 a.m.; costs are $6 for ages 3-11, $8 for ages 12-plus, free ages 2 and under; $10 for Easter Bunny photos.
Catalpa Oaks County Park
Haven’t gotten your fix of marshmallow fun? Well, swing by Catalpa Oaks County Park at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14 to catch one of 15,000 marshmallows that will be falling from the sky. Three groups: toddlers-4 and under and kids with disabilities, ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Don’t forget to exchange your new fluffy find for an awesome prize that you can take home! This event is free to the public.
This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2017 by Amanda Rahn.