Easter fills Southwest Michigan with Easter bunnies, egg hunts, sweet treats, prizes and family fun. Be sure to add some of these events to this year’s to-do list.
Bunny Hop- Silver Beach Carousel- April 13- 4-8:30pm
Hop over to the Silver Beach Carousel for Family Fun Night this Thursday, April 13. There will be “hoppy” games like corn hole and hopscotch and children can wear bunny ears while riding their favorite Carousel figures for half price ($1). Enter the free raffles to win cute bunny peep prizes.
Peace Lutheran Church NALC Easter Egg Hunt- April 15- 10am-12pm
Peace Lutheran Church NALC is hosting a free community Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 at 10 am for kids 5th grade and younger. Bring your own unique Easter baskets and hunt for more than 1,000 eggs! There will be interactive resurrection eggs, crafts, snacks, and a photo booth! Every child who participates will also receive a bag of treats. To register call Peace Lutheran Church at 556-7000 or visit their Facebook Page at Peace Lutheran Church NALC.
Easter Egg Hunt-First United Methodist Church- April 15- 11am
The First United Methodist Church in St. Joseph is hosting an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt and puppet show, “King’s Crown,” on April 15 at 11am. Find candy and special prizes hidden in the eggs and stick around for a free lunch! Registration is encouraged.
Easter Eggstravaganza-Silver Beach Carousel- April 15- 11am-5pm
On Saturday, April 15th, The Silver Beach Carousel is partnering with St. Joseph Today to host the Fifth Annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Win random prize drawings for golden eggs that have a certificate for a free Kilwins ice cream cone inside. Visit with the Easter Bunny from 11am- 3pm and get a free prize egg! Take a spin on the Carousel- Who knows, the Easter Bunny may even join you!
Naturally Dyed Foliage Eggs- Fernwood Botanical Garden- April 15- 2-3:30pm
Create one-of-a-kind Easter eggs! Use foliage plants as an imprint and color the eggs using natural dyes made from fruits and vegetables. Bring your own hard boiled eggs and all other materials will be provided. Registration is required.
Easter Brunch at Plank’s Tavern- April 16- 9am-3pm
Plank’s Tavern in The Inn at Harbor Shores invites you to their Easter Brunch, featuring a mimosa bar, April 16 from 9am-3pm. Brunch includes carved prime rib and ham, lox, deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, salad, an omelet station, waffle bar, yogurt bar, breads, muffins and pastries. See full details on their Facebook page. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 269-408-9108.
Easter Brunch at Fernwood Botanical Garden- April 16- 10am-3pm
Celebrate Easter at Fernwood Botanical Garden’s Easter Brunch, April 16, 10am-3pm. Chef Tim Carrigan will prepare carved ham, salads and desserts the whole family will love. Plus, each person will receive free admission to Fernwood with the purchase of a brunch ticket. What a great way to celebrate spring! Call to register. Seating is limited and by reservation only. 269-695-6491.
Easter Brunch at Bistro on the Boulevard- April 16- 11am-3pm
Join Bistro on the Boulevard for their annual Easter Brunch Buffet, Easter Day, 11am-3pm. Enjoy prime rib, spiral cut ham and turkey breast with classic sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing and deviled eggs and a full breakfast buffet with an omelet station, waffle bar, bacon and sausage, scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes. There will also be a chilled seafood bar, an assortment of breads and muffins and plenty of desserts to go around. See the full menu and details here. Reservations can be made by calling 269-983-3882.
Easter Brunch at Garden Grille- April 16- 11:30am-2:30pm
The Garden Grille in the Hilton Garden Inn in Benton Harbor will also host an Easter Brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm on Easter Sunday. Please call 269-926-5000 ext. 4605 to make reservations.
For fun and unique Easter basket prizes or treats check out these locations:
- Kilwins- 217 State St., St. Joseph
- The Chocolate Garden- 2691 Friday Rd., Coloma
- The Christmas Tree- 2675 Mizpah Park Rd., Benton Harbor
For your furry friends:
- Fuzzy Butz Pet Bakery- 306 State St., St. Joseph