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Easter Is On Its Way

The Easter bunny is hopping just around the corner. Here are some events and ideas to get you egg-cited to celebrate the spring holiday!

Please note that the below was accurate at the time of publication. You are encouraged to confirm with locations before visiting, and make sure to adhere to local safety guidelines.

Brunch

Start your Easter morning off right with a delicious breakfast and lunch combo before heading out to celebrate!

Take a break at the Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant in Petoskey, while their chef does the cooking for you. With a specially prepared Easter menu, this bed and breakfast style hotel is ready to relieve you of your spring holiday stress and replace it with the mouth watering aroma of a warm meal and a pleasant atmosphere.

Walloon Lake Inn will also be hosting a special Easter Sunday Brunch that features options for even the most critical guests. With selections such as crispy creme brulee french toast, lemon souffle pancakes with Michigan maple syrup, and build your own omelettes. Walloon Lake Inn is sure to have the perfect brunch selection for you!

Grand Traverse Resort in Willamsburg is offering Easter brunch at Aerie and Easter to-go. Make reservations at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge for Easter Brunch in the sky. Or order Easter To Go and indulge in an expertly prepared Easter feast in the comfort of your own home.

Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay welcomes you for an appropriately distanced celebration on Sunday, April 4. The multi-generational brunch will be served family-style at your party’s private table in the Inn’s spacious Aquarius ballroom. Due to current restrictions, Black Star Farms is accepting reservations for parties of six or less. Make your brunch reservations online today!

Bistro Bella Vita in Grand Rapids is cooking up a Holiday Feast for Easter! Their culinary team is taking care of all the prep so you can simply reheat and serve. Less time in the kitchen means more time to enjoy with loved ones! Complete your dinner ensemble with perfectly paired wine bundles. Easter feasts are available for pre-order online and select your pickup time for Saturday, April 3 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Bistro Bella Vita will also be open for dine-in from 12 pm – 4 pm on Sunday, April 4. Make your table reservations to enjoy a meal from the Bistro’s everyday favorites or try one of their select featured menu items.

Save time and stress this Easter with meal options from the Redwater Restaurant group, which includes Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant and RedRock Grille in Holland, Reds at Thousand Oaks and Cork Wine & Grill in Grand Rapids, FireRock Grille in Caledonia, and Rush Creek Bistro in Grandville! Enjoy a take & bake Easter to-go if you want to dine at home OR the annual Easter buffet if you prefer to to dine in the restaurant. The family style Easter meals to-go will include reheating instructions and prepared to serve four people. Find to-go meal ordering options as well as dine-in information online.

Spend Easter at Terrace Grille in Shelbyville with extended hours and a special Easter features. Reserve your table online or call 269-672-8111.

Celebrate Easter with a to-go dinner from The Bistro on the Boulevard in St. Joseph, available by calling 269-983-3882. Place order by April 1st for pick up April 3rd or 4th

Tabor Hill Winery in Buchanan is ready to celebrate Easter with brunch, cookie kits, and more. Sip on spring wine spritzers and pick from delicious options of brunch entrees Sunday, April 4th. To make your weekend reservation, please call (269) 422-1161. Gather the whole family together for some backing fun with a holiday cookie decorating kit. This DIY Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit includes 12 sugar cookies, 3 icing bags, 3 mini bags of sprinkles, and a bottle of Tabor Hill Sparkling Raspberry juice. Order cookie kits by March 26th for delivery by Easter.

Egg Hunts

The Easter Bunny has left some treats around West Michigan. Here are some of the best spots where these hidden eggs can be found! 

 

Head to Charlevoix for an Easter Bunny luncheon at 11:00 am April 3rd and get a complimentary picture with the one and only Easter Bunny himself! Then hop over to the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Charlevoix’s East Park starting at 2:00 pm. The event is free for children up to 10 years old and includes 4500 prize filled eggs. After the egg hunt, be sure to stick around for face painting, hot cocoa, and more!

For those 13 and up, High Caliber Karting & Entertainment invites you into their Rage Room for Easter. Within each crate of smashables will be hiding a prize-filled egg, including certificates for future Rage Room sessions. Smash the egg to receive your prize!

Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Cornwell’s Turkeyville in Marshall, Saturday, April 3rd. Kids age 1-14 should be signed up by 10:45 am and the hunt will start at 11:00 am (no late entries will be allowed). Each age bracket will be assigned a number of eggs to find based on number of kids in group. Some eggs have candy some have prize tickets and some have free ice cream or cotton candy! Remember to bring a basket or bag to carry your eggs in.

More Easter Events

Looking for something to really get your family into the Easter spirit? Hop aboard Coldwater Country’s Little River Railroad for the Easter Bunny Express, April 2nd and 3rd, 2021. Join the Easter Bunny and enjoy this spring afternoon train ride aboard the 110 year old steam engine train. Reservations are recommended. For the safety of passengers and staff, COVID-19 restrictions, including masks and social distancing, do apply.

The last day of skiing for the 2020-2021 winter season at Crystal Mountain is coming up. End it with some fun Easter themed activities! Saturday, April 3rd, join Crystal Mountain in welcoming spring and celebrating the Easter weekend!

 

Basket Fillers

Give the gift of adventure from the Keweenaw Adventure Company in your family’s Easter Baskets. Hippity-hop on up to one of the best places to sea kayak in Michigan, and arguably the best place to mountain bike. Located on Lake Superior’s largest, natural harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula, a Copper Harbor vacation offers a true, unplugged escape from the hustle-bustle. 

Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen in Petoskey has everything you need to surprise and delight your little Easter Bunny seeker on Easter morning. Fill your basket with Chocolate Easter Eggs, hand-molded Easter Bunnies, and spare Bunny Ears and Bunny Tails,