Check out our annual guide to local Easter events including egg hunts, brunches, visits with the Easter Bunny, special church services and more. Easter Sunday falls on March 31, 2013.
Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Brunches & Buffets
Visits with the Easter Bunny
Special Events/Church Services
28th Street SE - - The Hampton Inn & Suites Airport hosts the 5th Annual Eggsapalooza Charity Event March 23, with proceeds going to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Crash from the Whitecaps, the Cascade Fire Department, The Easter Bunny and The Easter Duck will all make appearances.
Byron Center - Whistlestop Park - The family fun egg hunt include a pizza lunch and the chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration required.
Grand Haven - Downtown - The free annual egg hunt at Central Park is geared toward kids up to ten years old and features over 5,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Starts at 11 a.m. March 30.
Grand Rapids - Aldersgate UMC - The free March 30 afternoon egg hunt at the Methodist Church on Ambrose Ave NE begins at 1 p.m.
Grand Rapids - Forest Hills - Children are invited to hunt for Easter eggs at Forest Hills Presbyterian starting at 3 p.m. March 30.
Grand Rapids-John Ball Park -The free egg hunt will be held on the east side of the John Ball Park parking lot this year, with the Easter Bunny arriving at 10 a.m. and families lining up before then. Organizers are accepting candy and prize donations through March 27.
Grand Rapids - Messiah Lutheran - The church on Five Mile across from the Plainfield Township Library will have an egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. March 30.
Grandville - Ivanrest Church - The annual Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10 a.m. March 30.
Hudsonville - Daybreak - On Sunday, March 31, this community wide event will include a 5,000 egg hunt for kids up to 10 followed by fun activities like Inflatables, face painting, crafts, live animals to pet, snacks, and more.
Hudsonville - Hudsonville Reformed - Scheduled for Saturday, March 30.
Hudsonville - Hughes Park - Kids up to ten years old can gather eggs starting at 10 a.m. March 30 at Huges Park on 40th & Van Buren. Three eggs will contain a chance to win a grand prize. The hunt is free; all voluntary donations will go to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Kentwood Community Church - Doors open at 10:45 a.m. March 30 for the special Rock-n-Roll Easter party. The event is free an open to all in the community.
Kentwood - St. Mark Lutheran - The third annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 23, will have egg hunts, games, crafts, and a light breakfast. Free.
Rockford - Equest Center - At the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding (located near 131 between 12 Mile & 13 Mile), kids can go on an egg hunt, share treats with the therapy horses, visit a petting zoo and go on horse-drawn wagon rides.
Rockford - Victory Church - Kids can hunt for more than 7,000 eggs from 10 a.m. until noon March 30.
Amway Grand Plaza - The Amway Grand will not be hosting an Easter brunch or Mother's Day Brunch this year in the Ambassador Ballroom. Cygnus 27 will have its usual Sunday brunch with a mix of buffet items and small plates priced at $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. Bentham's will also have a brunch buffet from 6:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.; cost for that is $19.95.
Bay Pointe Inn - The Terrace Grill overlooking Gun Lake will host its annual Easter buffet from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Adults are $27.95, kids are $12.95. Reservations required.
Bostwick Lake Inn - From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy items from the special brunch menu like baked French toast, a spicy ham scramble, angus beef prime rib, carrot cake and more.
Brick Road Pizza Co. - The Wealthy Street pizzeria will have a buffet brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring vegan and regular ham, soup, pasta, strawberry and cream crepes and more. $16 for adults, $8 for kids.
The Cheshire Grill - At the Plainfield Ave restaurant, get all of the made-from-scratch classics during the full brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Price is $19.99 for adults, $8.99 for kids 6 to 12.
Glendevon - The Easter brunch at Dugan's Pub & Grille on Leonard NW will have a scrambled egg bake, buttermilk pancakes, pastries, roasted beef sirloin, assorted desserts and more. Cost is $21 for adults, $7.95 for kids.
Mangiamo! - Brunch begins at 10 a.m. with the special menu including Breakfast Pizza, omelets, pasta, grilled beef tenderloin, bread pudding and more (regular dinner menu available after 2 p.m.).
six.one.six - The JW Marriott's restaurant will feature a locally-inspired Easter brunch with seasonal fruit, baby and heirloom spinach salad, char crusted roast beef, roasted leg of lamb, deviled eggs and more. $35 for adults, $15 for kids.
Thousand Oaks Golf Club - The Acorn Grille at Thousand Oaks will host their annual Easter brunch March 31. Cost is $22.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids.
The Bunny Train - Kids of all ages are invited to the one hour, twenty minute train ride excursion through the countryside of Coopersville and Marne. The Easter Bunny and her cast of wacky musical characters will perform in each of the antique passenger cars and the Springtime Princess will read stories and lead the passengers in songs. Runs March 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30. Tickets are $14.50 for adults and $12.50 for kids 2-12.
RiverTown Crossings Mall - Visit the mall's floppy-eared friend near the food court March 9-30 during regular hours.
Woodland Mall - Hop right up and have a photo with the Easter Bunny at his home near Macy's. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through March 30, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
An Easter Vigil - First Congregational Church of Saugatuck will hold a service of light & joy March 30 at 7 p.m.
Last Updated 03/29/2013