The Best Easter Events And More Around Ann Arbor

EASTER-GUIDE

Natural Egg Dyeing

Dexter

Bring the kids and some hard-boiled eggs to start decorating for Easter at Hudson Mills Metropark. All dyes provided at the event are natural and non-toxic, perfect for even the littlest ones. This event runs on April 2nd and April 6th, and don’t forget to preregister beforehand.

Tuesday, April 2. 10-11:30am
Saturday, April 6. 1-2:30pm
Preregistration Required
$4/participant | $10/vehicle entrance fee
Park Activity Center | 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter.
734-394-5376 | metroparks.com

Easter Bunny Visits

Briarwood Mall

Hop in to see the Easter Bunny at Briarwood Mall or schedule an appointment to jump ahead of the line for photo opportunities. The Easter Bunny is generally available for photos from 11am-8pm Monday through Thursday, 10am-8pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-6pm. Families can also reserve appointments online.

Friday, March 22 – Saturday, April 20
Briarwood Mall | Von Maur Court
100 Briarwood Cir.
734-769-9610 | simon.com/mall

Sensing Spring

Ann Arbor

Take your little one (Ages 2-5) to the Leslie Science & Nature Center to practice using the five senses to learn the signs that spring is coming and winter is fading. Nature Storytime will include both indoor and outdoor activities, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and more, so be sure to dress for the weather. Pre-registration is recommended.

Sunday, April 7 | Wednesday, April 10, 10-11am
$5/child | $4/child for members
Free/adult and children under two
1831 Traver Road.
734-997-1553 | leslienc.org

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Dexter

The tweens won’t feel left out this Easter season at the Flashlight Egg Hunt. For kids ages 8 and up, they’ll have an extra challenge at this Easter Egg Hunt thanks to Hudson Mills Metropark. Collection bags for the eggs and glow-in-the-dark bracelets will be provided at the event, but don’t forget to bring your own flashlight.

Saturday, April 13. 8-9:30pm
Preregistration required.
$5/participant | $10/vehicle entrance fee
8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter
734-394-5376 | metroparks.com

Easter Egg Scramble

Dexter

There are enough eggs (over 4,000) for every participant at this Easter Egg Scramble. Fields and Scramble times are divided so the hunt remains fair for all kids age 10 and under. In addition to the game, there will also be face painting, a petting zoo and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. This event is widely popular so don’t forget to preregister. Early arrival is recommended.

Sunday, April 14 | 12-2pm
Preregistration required
$5/particpant | $10/vehicle entrance fee
8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter.
734-394-5376 | metroparks.com

Caring Bunny

Briarwood Mall

Families with children who have special needs can visit the Caring Bunny for an Easter experience with fewer sensory triggers and a subdued environment. From 9am-10:30am, the mall will reduce certain elements such as in-mall music, moving escalators near the photo set, dimmed lights and water fountains. Other features may include special activities during the wait time and a number system to eliminate lines.

Sunday, April 7 | 9-10:30am

Easter Eggstravaganza

Canton

Bring the kids out to enjoy a variety of Easter and spring-themed activities! The City of Canton will run continuous egg hunts between 10:30am-12:30pm in two age categories to help keep the “hunting” fair for even our littlest participants. Allow extra time for parking-historically this is a well-attended event. Look online for a complete schedule of events. Tickets will be sold day of the event, no pre-registration is necessary. Ages 11 and under.

Saturday, April 13 | 10:30am-12:30pm
$4/resident child | $5/non-resident child
Summit on the Park | 46000 Summit Pkwy., Canton
734-394-5460 | Cantonfun.org

Egg-Stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

Northville

Face painting, farm animals, exhibits, the Easter Bunny, Smokey the Bear and more! Come to Maybury State Park for an egg-cellent event that includes age divided egg hunts beginning at 11am. Get here early as the event is limited to the first 700 children. Scheduled for April 13th, in case of rain, the event will be pushed to April 14th.

Saturday, April 13 | 11am-2pm
$5/vehicle
20145 Beck Road, Northville
248-349-8390 | Michigandnr.com

Easter Egg Hunt

Ann Arbor West Side United Methodist Church

Join the West United Methodist Church for its annual family Easter egg hunt! Don’t miss pictures with the Easter bunny, storytime, crafts, games, snack and an egg hunt. Children through fifth grade welcome. Rain or shine.

Saturday, April 13 | 10am-12pm
Westside United Methodist Church | 900 S. Seventh St.
734-663-4164 | westside-umc.org
Free

Detroit Zoo Bunnyville

Royal Oak

Search through a sea of one hundred eggs in the Zoo to find the egg laid by the golden goose. Each day there will be whisker painting, learning stations, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Admission to the festivities is included in your Detroit Zoo admission ticket, but please consider bringing food donations for Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Sunday/Saturday, April 19-20 | 9am-3pm
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak
248-541-5717 | detroitzoo.org
Free with admission ticket

Passover and Easter Storytime Tasting

Ann Arbor

Zingerman’s Deli is hosting an Easter and Passover tasting for your little ones this year. They will read a story and teach your little one how to taste like an expert! Try some foods they make at the Deli in celebration of the holidays. Make sure to buy tickets ahead of time.

Kids ages 2-5
Friday, April 19 | 10:30-11am
$10/child | Parents free.
418 Detroit St.
736-663-3354 | zingermansdeli.com

‘Egg-stravaganza’ Egg Hunt

Saline

Saline Chamber of Commerce has an “egg-stra” fun Bunny Trail that starts at Busch’s Market (where you will retrieve a trail sheet) and ends at Mickey’s Dairy Twist (where you will drop off your completed card for a chance to win one of five baskets). One of the five trails has the Easter Bunny on it. There will even be two golden eggs on each trail for adults to find with a prize at the end.

Saturday, April 20 | 11am-3pm
Busch’s Saline | 565 E. Michigan Avenue, Saline
734-429-4494 | salinechamber.org
Free

Dixboro Community Easter Egg Hunt

Ann Arbor

Join the annual Dixboro Community Easter Egg Hunt on the Village Green. Games and activities including crafts, a bounce house, a bake sale, bubbles and more, will start at 10:30am and the hunt will begin at 11am. There will be three sections: ages 0-3, ages 4-7 and ages 8-12.

Saturday, April 20 | 10:30am-12pm
Dixboro Farmers Market | 5221 Church Rd.
734-395-1815 | dixborochurch.org
Free

Easter Egg Hunt

Manchester

Manchester Men’s Club, a local non-profit organization, is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt this year at Carr Park. This event is free for ages toddler-5th grade, so take your little ones and some baskets and have a blast!

Saturday, April 20 | 1-3pm
599 W. Main St, Manchester
Manchestermensclub.com
Free

Spring Bunny Tea

Ann Arbor

Join the Easter Bunny for some light refreshments at Eat More Tea. This event is especially designed for children this Easter season, butbthere is limited seating so be sure to make a reservation beforehand.

Saturday, April 20
Seatings at 11am and 3:30pm
$12/person
211 E Ann St.
734-882-2787 | Teahaus.com