Easter is Sunday, April 16th, and is the perfect time to be surrounded by friends and family. West Michigan is celebrating with many Easter traditions: egg hunts, brunch, and the Easter Bunny. Figure out your family’s Easter plans here in West Michigan!
Easter in Northern West Michigan
Vernales Restaurant in Harbor Springs has an Easter menu that is sure to please your taste buds! Feast upon Honey-Baked Ham, Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops, Traverse City Whitefish, and more. Is your mouth watering yet? Make sure to check out their $5 drink specials featuring Mimosas, Champagne, and Bloody Marys $5 each! Surround yourself with friends, family, and good food at Vernales this Easter!
Downtown Charlevoix is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt in East Park on April 15th. While looking for Easter Eggs, make sure to get your family’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny. On Easter Sunday, area restaurants offer a great selection of brunch options. Charlevoix is ready to treat you and your family to a memorable Easter for everyone involved!
Easter in Central West Michigan
The ever-popular Easter Brunch at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids’ six.one.six restaurant takes place on Easter, April 16th, from 9am to 3pm. Cost is $40 for adults and $18 for children ages 4 to 12 years old. The brunch includes a bounty of local ingredients on the buffet, crafted by Chef Beau Burnett. The casual-yet-sophisticated ambiance along the Grand River with live music has made this Easter brunch a Grand Rapids classic.
Chocolates by Grimaldi, a Grand Haven-based chocolate factory, is offering personalized artisan eggs just in time for Easter. Customers can call in or stop by Chocolates by Grimaldi to order their custom designed eggs. Select a solid 14 ounce egg in milk, white, or dark chocolate and have your loved one’s name hand-written in chocolate. Beautifully packaged in an Easter-themed box, the eggs are ready for gifting. They can also be shipped anywhere nationwide.
The Essence Group has restaurants throughout Grand Rapids, each ready to serve you this Easter. Bistro Bella Vita is open from noon to 8pm with a dinner menu and features all day. The Green Well kicks off the day with happy hour from 11am to 1pm before closing at 10pm. Grove’s delicious brunch is served from 11am to 3pm. With three restaurants, each with a unique take on Easter, you’re going to dine well!
Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and the arrival of spring, gardening season all come together at the Friends of Friends Spring Craft Show on April 1st. Hosted at the Holiday Inn in Big Rapids, there is something for everybody and every occasion! This is a great craft show with many creative minds displaying their works. There is no admission charge for the public to come and enjoy this artsy event!
Wheelhouse in Grand Rapids invites you to an Easter brunch on Sunday, April 16th! Even the Easter Bunny is hopping over to Wheelhouse for a bite to eat. Bring the whole family for photos with the Easter Bunny, delicious food, kid’s activities, and more!
Visit Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery in Grand Rapids on Saturday, April 15th for their Spring Heirloom Hop! Try their newest hard cider, Heirloom, which is made only from heirloom-variety apples. Robinette’s planted antique variety apple trees to make this newest offering. Cost is $5 for adults (21+) and includes wine tasting (including the new Heirloom Hard Cider), souvenir wine glass, and an Easter Egg with a prize! Kids can attend for free, and will love the Easter Egg Hunt and meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny!
Kids of all ages are invited for a ride through Coopersville with the Coopersville & Marne Railway‘s Bunny Train on April 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th and 15th. This 90 minute romp through the springtime countryside is sure to delight, and includes appearances by the Easter Bunny and their cast of wacky, musical characters. The Railway’s Springtime Princess, Miss Coopersville, also spends time reading children’s books in each passenger car. Towards the end of the journey, the Easter Bunny and friends pass through the train cars with baskets laden with toys. Each child gets to pick one for their very own to take home. Make sure you and your family catch this train to celebrate Easter!
Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant in Holland is hosting their Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16th from 10am until 4pm. The menu includes sweet breads, applewood smoked ham, house made smoked whitefish dip, and much more!
Join SE4SONS Restaurant in Muskegon for a delicious Easter Brunch on April 16th. The Easter Bunny even makes an appearance for the kiddos, and the adults are sure to enjoy the expansive buffet. The menu is still being determined, but rest assured, you can’t go wrong with a holiday meal at SE4SONS!
Easter in Southern West Michigan
Welcome spring with a holiday brunch at the historic W.K. Kellogg Manor House in Hickory Corners, the cereal king’s home on beautiful Gull Lake. Gather with your loved ones at the Manor House to enjoy a delightful meal on Easter Sunday. The delicious menu features a rich spread, including breakfast standbys like a made-to-order omelet bar and lemon poppyseed pancakes, and lunch dishes like field greens salad, grilled flank steak, and smoked ham. The cost for the brunch is $28 for adult member, $31 for adult non-member, and $17 for children, with seatings available from 10:15am to 1:30pm. Reservations are required, and you won’t want to miss this feast!
The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings is offering a Easter brunch on April 16th. Seating is at 11:30am and 1pm. Cost is $16 for adult members, $18 for adult non-members, $8 for children members, and $9 for children non-members. Brunch at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is always a fun and delicious time, and Easter is no exception!
The Bay Pointe Inn in Shelbyville is hosting their annual Easter Brunch. Bring the whole family down for a delicious meal to celebrate Easter, and listen to live music by Randy Reszka. You can’t beat this brunch with a view at the Bay Pointe Inn!
The Grill House & Silo Catering in Allegan is serving a traditional Easter brunch on Sunday, April 16th. The brunch is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $13 for kids ages 4 to 12, and free for kids under the age of 3. Reservations are required with times available between 11am to 1:30pm.
The Easter Egg hunt at Olde World Village in Augusta is an annual tradition, giving the village an opportunity to say thank you to their great community and friends. This free event is April 14th, and the hunt is open to children up to the age of 12. Activities start at 10am and the hunt begins at 11am. Don’t forget to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and your basket full of eggs!
Coldwater Country has an early Easter planned for you and your family. Hop aboard the Little River Railroad’s Easter Train on March 25th and 26th as you ride the rails with the Easter Bunny! Sit back and relax during this nearly two hour train ride, including a stop for an Easter Egg Hunt. You are going to want to be on this train when they yell “all aboard” later this month!