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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: 14 Easter Egg Hunts & More Weekend Fun

by Jill P

 

 

It’s Easter Weekend! Get those Easter baskets ready and check out one (or a few) of the local Easter Egg hunts this weekend.

See our full Weekend Event Calendar to help you make the most of your weekend fun.

*As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event. For Easter weekend, we suggest that you double check with the individual venue to Easter Egg hunts in case of rain. We link each of the events to the original source of information. This is the best place to check for updates of a particular event. 

 

 

EASTER EGG HUNTS AND EASTER FUN ACTIVITIES

Our 2017 Easter Egg Hunt Guide is brought to you by AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Golden Orchards, Fennville

  • Activities include face painting, Easter bunny pictures, age-appropriate egg hunts, snacks, visits from the police department and fire department and prizes!
  • Children will be separated into age groups for the Easter egg hunt. From 10:30-11:00 a.m., children ages 18 months to 3 years old will hunt. Children ages 4-6 years old will hunt from 11-11:30 a.m.From 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., children ages 7-9 years old will hunt. From 12:30-1:00 p.m., children ages 10-12 years old will hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt 2017, Olde World Village, Augusta

  • Free event for children under 12 years old to hunt for eggs!
  • Activities start at 10:00 a.m. and the hunt begins at 11:00 a.m.
  • Children will be separated into age groups.
  • Pictures with the Easter bunny will be available.

20th Annual Egg Hunt, Mayors’ Riverfront Park (football/soccer field at Mayors’), Kalamazoo

  • Free event for families including crafts, face painting and a visit from the Easter bunny.
  • Event runs from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Children will be separated into age groups (0-3, 4-6, 7-9) to hunt for eggs.
  • Families will be entered into prize drawings upon registration.

Family Easter Egg-stravaganza, Pathfinder Church, Portage

  • Free family event including a free dinner.
  • Event runs from 5-7:00 p.m.
  • Easter egg hunt for children 0 – 5th grade.

Community Easter Egg Hunt, Lifespring Church, Kalamazoo

  • Free and open to the public.
  • Event time is 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Children under 13 years of age.

Easter Factory, Gracespring Bible Church, Richland

  • Free and open to the public.
  • Event runs from 10:00 am -12:00 pm.
  • This event is for birth to 5th graders! This event will be a hands-on, interactive experience.
  • Families will explore our Easter Factory Workstations! You’ll also find a petting zoo, egg decorating, and Easter Egg hunt

Easter Fun, Great Lakes Pondscapes, Paw Paw

  • Free and open to the public.
  • Event runs from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny visit, face painting, bounce house, and a baby animal petting area.

Mattawan Easter Egg Hunt and Community Carnival, Antwerp Activity Center, Mattawan

  • Free and open to the public.
  • Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 12:00 outside with egg hunting for kids ages 0-12 with great goodies in the eggs, plus a bounce house and photo booth.
  • Community Carnival from 10:00 am -2:00 pm with games for all ages, great raffle prizes, food, Project Kidsight for vision screenings, and meet McGruff the Crime Dog.
  • Easter Bunny will be at both events all day for pictures.

Paw Paw Easter Egg Hunt, Kids Paradise Playground, Paw Paw

  • Free and open to the public.
  • Event runs from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.
  • Kids 12 and under. Find a golden ticket and will a prize.
  • Hosted by Red Arrow Ministries

Easter Eggstravaganza, Haven Church, Kalamazoo

  • Free and open to the public.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm.
  • 2 yrs – 5th grade with their favorite adult is welcome
  • Haven and Spring Valley Churches are teaming up.
  • Petting zoo, face painting, crafts, cookie decorating, games, bubbles, bounce houses followed by a sing-along, cartoons and prize drawings in the worship center for some GREAT prizes.

 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Ike Payne Park, Galesburg

  • Free and open to the public.
  • 1:00 pm.
  • Open to kids 4th grade and younger.

Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt, Lawrence Elementary School, Lawrence

  • Easter Egg hunt is free and open to the public.
  • Open to kids up to 12 years old.
  • Carnival games tickets available to purchase, 40-foot inflatable obstacle course, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Easter Egg Hunt, 12th Street Baptist Church, Kalamazoo

  • Free and open to the public.
  • 3:00 pm.
  • Kids ages 1 -10 are welcome to hunt.
  • Door prizes for the first 75 kids

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt, Portage United Church of Christ, Portage

  • Free and open to the public
  • 10:15 am on front lawn of Church
  • Bring your own Easter Basket

 

Other Easter Events

Easter Bunny Express, Little River Railroad, Coldwater

  • Ride a train with the Easter bunny followed by an egg hunt in the park!
  • Adult tickets are $20 each and child tickets are $13, tickets are required
  • Train departs at 2:00 p.m. and is handicap accessible. Ride is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes long.
  • Train tickets are available for Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th.

Easter Bunny Photos, Crossroads Mall, Portage

  • The Big Bunny himself will be at Crossroads Mall in Portage for photo opportunities from March 31st – April 15th.
  • Pictures are available Monday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12-6:00 p.m. Extended hours from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. are available on Saturday, April 8th, Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th.
  • Families can purchase photos at the mall and save 30% by pre-ordering online.

Easter Egg Coloring at Fieldstone Grill, Fieldstone Grill, Portage

  • Fieldstone Grill will be hosting a mess-free Easter egg coloring event for the whole family on April 15.
  • For $9.95 children will get a basket full of eggs, plus Easter treats and goodies.
  • Space is limited & reservations are required. Call (269) 321-8480.

 

 

10 Creative Uses For Leftover Easter Eggs

Have leftover Easter Eggs? Put them to good use with our 10 Cool Creative Things You Can Do With Leftover Easter Eggs That Don’t Involve Egg Salad.

We make finding a place for Easter Brunch a breeze. We put this list together a few weeks ago, so suggest calling quickly to snag an Easter Brunch reservation.

WEEKEND FUN

For this weekend consider…

 

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Motown will meet the yellow brick road in the Tony Award-winning musical THE WIZ, being produced by the WMU Department of Theatre. The shows this weekend are: April 13, 14,  & 15 at  7:30 pm. Tickets for University Theatre productions can be purchased online at www.wmutheatre.com, by calling (269) 387-6222 or by visiting the Box Office between 12 pm and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Earth Day Festival is happening on April 15 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Celery Flats Historic Area in Portage. Activities include live music, exhibits, games and giveaways such as tree seedlings. Food will be available for purchase. Numerous local vendors and organizations will be present.


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PLANNING AHEAD

If you’re like me, you’re planning for the next fun thing to do with your family. Check out our recent articles to make the most of your family time together.

Earth Day will be here soon. Find family fun events in our Kalamazoo Area Earth Day Events: Family Fun Events 2017.

May will be a great month to get out and explore our area museums. Five Area Attractions Offer Free Admission in May to Members: Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange.

The weather this weekend will make you want to start planning for summer! Visit our 2017 Summer Camp Guide to plan great summer camp adventures for your kids. We’ve just added a few more camps to this guide!

Need more help in planning for family fun? See our April Fun for Free or Cheap: Inexpensive Family Fun for Kalamazoo Families.

 

SPRING TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

Pure Michigan Road Trips With Kids

We love to travel in the Spring. We give you tips and the inside scoop on visiting 10 different cities in Michigan.Great Michigan Road Trips With Kids: We’ve Been There! 

 

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Lots of nice Spring weather which makes Chicago a perfect getaway. See our 10 Kid-Friendly Activities To Do With Kids In Chicago.

 

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Now is a great time to get a new family membership to one of our great museums. We make it easy for your to decide which one or even a few family memberships that are right for you. See our Family Memberships to Area Museums – What’s Included.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

April 14, 2017

Date/Time Event
Fri 04/14/2017
Flick's Family Film Festival Spring 2017
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
Photos with the Easter Bunny
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 04/14/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weekend Morning Movies
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday: Fun Day!
Ransom District Library, Plainwell , MI/Allegan County
Fri 04/14/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Just Move Playdate
Just Move Fitness and More, Portage, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Play and Learn
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Easter Bunny Express
Little River Railroad, Coldwater, Mi
Fri 04/14/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Opening Day
YMCA of Greater Kalamzaoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/14/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Teen Night
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

April 15, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sat 04/15/2017
Flick's Family Film Festival Spring 2017
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
Photos with the Easter Bunny
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
ERIC ZAPATA EZ5K Run/Walk and 10K Run
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
LulaZOO
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Golden Orchards, Fennville, Michigan
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt
Lawrence Elementary School, Lawrence, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Easter Egg Hunt 2017 - Olde World Village
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Easter Factory
Gracespring Bible Church, Richland, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Easter Fun
Great Lakes Pondscapes, Paw Paw, Michigan
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mattawan Easter Egg Hunt and Community Carnival
Antwerp Activity Center  , Mattawan, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Small Wonders: Bountiful Bugs
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 04/15/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weekend Morning Movies
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Paw Paw Easter Egg Hunt
Kids Paradise Playground, Paw Paw, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Earth Day Festival
Celery Flats Historic Area, Portage, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Easter Egg Coloring at Fieldstone Grill
Fieldstone Grill, Portage, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Easter Egg Extravanganza
Battle Creek Harley-Davidson, Battle Creek, Michigan
Sat 04/15/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Too Many Carrots Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Ike Payne Park, Galesburg, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Lifespring Church, Oshtemo , MI
Sat 04/15/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
20th Annual Egg Hunt
Mayors’ Riverfront Park, Kalamazoo,
Sat 04/15/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Easter Bunny Express
Little River Railroad, Coldwater, Mi
Sat 04/15/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Weekend Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt
12th Street Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Easter Eggstravaganza
Haven Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family Easter Egg-stravaganza
Pathfinder Church, Portage, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/15/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Ears Theatre Presents "Wally's Garage"
First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 04/15/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Ears Theatre Presents "Wally's Garage"
First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, MI

April 16, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sun 04/16/2017
Flick's Family Film Festival Spring 2017
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Easter Service and Egg Hunt!
Truth Church, Paw Paw, Michigan
Sun 04/16/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Kids Easter Egg Hunt at Sunnyside
Sunnyside United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sun 04/16/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weekend Morning Movies
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Easter Egg Hunt
Portage United Church of Christ, Portage, Michigan
Sun 04/16/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Easter Brunch
Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sun 04/16/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Small Wonders: Bountiful Bugs
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Weekend Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/16/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI

Need more ideas for family fun? Remember to check our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

 

 

 

 

Jill P

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.

 

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