Top Easter Events in Detroit, MI

March 27th, 2019 by

Detroit Easter Egg Huts - Ray Laethem CDJREvery family has its own Easter traditions, whether it is an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids or a big family dinner. In Detroit, you can find plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday. Some local attractions even plan special events for the kids. Check out these top Easter events for families in Detroit.


The Detroit Zoo puts on its annual Bunnyville event before Easter every year. This year, it will take place on April 19 and 20 and will offer lots of family fun. Activities include the annual golden egg hunt (with over 100 eggs hidden throughout the zoo), educational stations, and whisker painting, photos with the Easter bunny and zookeeper talks. Admission is free for Detroit Zoological Society Members, and nonmembers can buy tickets online in advance for a discount. 

Auburn Hills Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest

Bring the kids to Civic Center Park in Auburn Hills on April 20 for some pre-Easter fun. The 28th annual Auburn Hills Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest has lots of activities for the family. The kids can hunt for eggs and Easter treats, have their picture taken with the Easter bunny, and enter the Bonnet Contest. The contest takes place at 12:15 p.m. with awards for Best Auburn Hills Spirit, Prettiest, Most Patriotic, and, new for 2019, Most Comical. The Easter Bunny’s favorite in each category will win a prize. The event also includes the annual egg toss for the adults.

The Great Marshmallow Drop

Bring the family to Trenton on April 19 for the annual Marshmallow Drop. This unique event, with over 20,000 marshmallows falling from the Easter Bunny’s helicopter, is fun for everyone. Admission to the drop is free, and kids of all ages can join in the fun. Once the marshmallows come down, everyone hurries to collect as many as they can before they’re gone. Check the Trenton city website for more information about the time of the drop as Easter gets closer.

The Village of Rochester Hills Easter Bunny Arrival and Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 13, the Easter Bunny will arrive in Rochester Hills. This afternoon event includes not only the Easter Bunny, but also a petting zoo, an interactive family scavenger egg hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny, and egg decorating. It all takes place on North Adams Road with activities starting at 3 p.m. Visits with the Easter Bunny continue through Sunday and on the following Friday and Saturday. If you want to get started on some Easter activities before the Easter bunny arrives, the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester will host its Awesome Egg Decorating event at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. You can dye eggs using some creative techniques and bring them home to show off.

The Detroit metro area offers a wide variety of Easter activities for kids and adults. Bring the kids to any of these events, and the whole family can have some fun.


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