Check out our annual guide to local Easter events including egg hunts, brunches, visits with the Easter Bunny and more. Easter Sunday falls on April 20, 2014.

Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Brunches & Buffets
Visits with the Easter Bunny
Special Events/Church Services


Easter Egg Hunts

Byron Center - South Harbor Church - The Easter extravaganza at the church on 64th will have free food, bounce houses, games, prizes, candy and Easter eggs April 19.

Byron Center - Whistlestop Park - On April 12, kids ages 2-10 can search for eggs, spend time with the Easter Bunny and enjoy other fun activities beginning at 11 a.m.

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. April 19.

Grand Rapids - 28th Street SE - The Hampton Inn and SpringHill Suites near I-96 host the 6th Annual Eggsapalooza from 1-4 p.m. April 19. Families can hunt for eggs, color with sidewalk chalk and get a photo with the Easter Bunny. Proceeds benefit Kids Food Basket.

Grand Rapids - Aldersgate UMC - Kids ages 3 through 6th grade can bring a basket and collect eggs April 19 at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Grand Rapids - Downtown Market - The Market Hall will have an egg hunt from noon until 1 p.m. April 20, plus kids can decorate cookies for free all day.

Grand Rapids - Forest Hills Presbyterian - Collect eggs April 19 at the church at Cascade & 36th at the free hunt. Kids through 5th grade are welcome, and the event will take place rain, snow or shine.

Grand Rapids - Gina's Boutique - Egg hunts aren't just for kids; at the annual event at the downtown GR boutique, find one of more than 50 eggs in the store with a fashionable surprise or even a gift certificate inside. Starts at 5:30 p.m. April 17.

Grand Rapids - John Ball Park -The annual free egg hunt next to John Ball Zoo is set for Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Open to kids ages 0-10.

Grand Rapids - Messiah Lutheran - The April egg hunt includes eggs and the Easter message starting at 10 a.m. April 19.

Grand Rapids - Oakview Community Church - Easter eggs, prizes and refreshments for kids ages 2-12 April 19 at 1 p.m.

Grandville - Ivanrest Church - The egg hunt on the church's front lawn gets underway at 10 a.m. April 19.

Hudsonville - Chapel Pointe - The Easter Egg*Strava*Ganza at the church on Baldwin will have egg hunts, face painting, refreshments, fun prizes and more April 12.

Hudsonville - Daybreak Church - On April 20, kids up to age 11 can race to collect as many candy-filled eggs as possible. There will be 7,500 eggs total and a chance to win 1 of 4 iPod Shuffles at each of the two egg hunts.

Hudsonville - Hudsonville Reformed - Begins at 10 a.m. April 19.

Hudsonville - Hughes Park - Kids up to ten years old can gather eggs starting at 10 a.m. April 19 at Huges Park on 40th & Van Buren. Three eggs will contain a chance to win one of three grand prizes. The hunt is free; all voluntary donations will go to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Rockford - Equest Center - The Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding near 13 Mile welcomes egg hunters and horse-lovers for an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and wagon rides starting at 9:30 a.m. April 19.

Easter Brunches & Buffets

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 $29.95, kids are $12.95. Reservations required.

The Belvedere - Celebrate the beginning of spring with a visit to a grand country estate in Saugatuck for a festive Easter Brunch created by Chef Shaun Glynn from Ireland.

Brick Road Pizza Co. - The Wealthy Street pizzeria will have a buffet brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring locally sourced ham, crepes, vegan meatballs, pasta, soup, garlic smashed potatoes and more. $16.50 for adults, $8 for kids (under 4 are free).

Holiday Inn Downtown GR - Reservations accepted for the buffet that's priced at $21.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids 5-12. Diners can choose from omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, salads, chef carving station, stir fry, kids station and more. - The JW Marriott's restaurant will feature a locally-inspired Easter brunch with roasted leg of S&S lamb, maple glazed carved Dearborn ham, seasonal fruit, pastries and much more. $35 for adults, $15 for kids.

Terra GR - The Eastown eatery will feature brunch favorites like fritatta, mushroom & fromage blanc omelette, gazalle salad, bread pudding french toast & much more.

Thousand Oaks Golf Club - The Acorn Grille at Thousand Oaks will host their annual Easter brunch with an omelet station, prime rib, bacon, salads, a fruit display and more.

Visits with the Easter Bunny

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. Runs April 5, 6, 12, 13 & 19. Tickets are $15.50 for adults and $13.50 for kids 2-12.

RiverTown Crossings Mall - Visit the mall's floppy-eared friend near the food court through April 19 during regular hours.

Woodland Mall - Visit the Easter Bunny at his garden park home near Macy's during regular mall hours April 5-19.

Last Updated 04/16/2014
Published 04/02/2014