Family-Friendly Events & Egg Hunts

There are plenty of Easter activites and events around West Michigan for you and your family.


Why not start the Easter celebration early with the Easter-themed Basket Weaving class in Big Rapids on Saturday, March 9th. Bring your unique basket to the area’s Easter Egg hunt happening in April. Keep an eye on Mecosta County’s event calendar for updates on these events and more.

Hop aboard a spring-time favorite with the Coopersville & Marne Railway’s 16th Annual Bunny Train. The Easter Bunny, Quack the Duck, and Bo-Bo the Lamb will enterTRAIN you on the 90-minute ride through family-owned farms and fields. During the journey, kids will pick a nice toy from the baskets that are presented by the wacky cast of costumed characters. Reservations are highly recommended, with a limited number of tickets available on the days of departures.

The Mt. Pleasant area is home to two free and family-friendly Easter events. Kids ages 2-10 can take part in the Great Egg Scramble on Saturday, April 13th, where they’ll enjoy crafts, games, and more. The Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt is a fun evening of food, prizes, and the ultimate flashlight egg hunt at Island Park on Sunday, April 14th. Top everything off with an Easter brunch from one of the area’s many restaurants.

The Easter Bunny is making his way around Coldwater Country via locomotive! The annual Easter Bunny Train in Coldwater runs on April 19th and 20th, with an Easter Egg hunt in Quincy Park. Hop aboard and snap a picture in this fun and unique setting.

Hunt for candy-filled eggs and prizes at Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA in Marshall on Saturday, April 20th. Most eggs have candy in them, with some eggs containing special prizes. Breakfast will also be available for those hungry egg hunters. There is no fee to participate, but you must sign up before the hunt begins.

The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings is hosting an Easter Egg hunt and brunch to celebrate the holiday. The egg hunt is Saturday, April 20th on the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute’s grounds. The following day, enjoy a delicious Easter brunch with seating available at either 11:30am or 1pm.

The Lansing area hosts their annual Easter Egg hunt at the Capitol event on Saturday, April 20th. Make sure to stop by one of the area’s local hotels or restaurants for brunch before or after the festivities.

Join Forever Curious Children’s Museum in Fennville for their Easter Colorfest event on Saturday, April 20th. As part of your museum admission, you and your family can decorate eggs for Easter. Either bring your own or purchase them at the museum. They’ll provide all the decorating supplies and they’ll even clean up the mess. No registration is required for the Colorfest event.

Easter weekend is filled to the brim with family fun at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Williamsburg. Whether you’re at Aerie for an Easter brunch or at one of the many Easter kids activities, you are sure to have an experience that puts a spring in your step.

The Charlevoix area has a packed Saturday for Easter weekend, with events throughout Easter weekend. Enjoy an Easter brunch or an exciting egg hunt during your visit. You may even run into the Easter Bunny himself!