2022 Ultimate Easter Guide: Kalamazoo Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Brunches & Local Treats

Easter Egg Hunt

Get Hopping! Easter Egg Hunts, Brunches, Chocolates, and other Egg-cellent Events – 2022

Spring is bursting with fun Easter traditions. And after the last couple of years of pandemic pauses and adjustments, we are thrilled to see traditional egg hunts and brunches return to Southwest Michigan.

Looking for Easter basket fillers? Kalamazoo has you covered. We’ve highlighted some decadent chocolate and sugary sweetness from locally owned shops.

For the at-home egg hunters: have you considered a GLOW hunt? Families can try a new twist on an annual favorite by searching for eggs in the dark! Whether hidden outside in your yard or in your living room, kids will get a kick out of locating their illuminated treats.

Hop to it: we’ve got all of the brunches, egg hunts, Easter bunny visits and more in Southwest Michigan:

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Easter Fun in SWMI

Kalamazoo Easter Egg Hunts

These Easter egg hunt events may require advanced registration; be sure to verify with the organizers before heading out.

For a full list of spring events for kids, visit the KZOOKIDS event calendar.

Easter Brunches

Local restaurants are just starting to announce their Easter plans; keep this one bookmarked as we add more. You’ll find both dine in and meals to go to celebrate.

Easter Basket Fillers: Local Sweets & Treats

If you’re looking to help the Easter bunny fill those baskets this year, look no further than our locally owned sweet shops. From candy and chocolates to popcorn and cake, there is something for every sweet tooth. There’s even a few allergen-friendly options.

Cherri’s Chocol’art

101 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo MI 49007

Located on the mall downtown, Cherri’s Chocol’art is known for their decadent chocolate. Everything is made from scratch, including their marshmallows and hot chocolate. Vegan options are available.

2022 Easter Special: Chocolate Bunnies & Easter Smash Eggs

Chocolatea

7642 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002

Visit Chocolatea for eclectic chocolates, loose-leaf teas and other delicious baked goods.

Confections with Convictions

116 W Crosstown Pkwy #101, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

A local sweet shop specializing in fair-trade organic truffles and chocolates. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. You can also find fair-trade organic chocolates from around the world.

Heilman’s Nuts & Confections

1804 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Your one stop shop for gourmet roasted nuts and chocolates. They even ship so you can send a box to far-away loved ones.

Mattawan Candy Company

23920 City Center Circle, Mattawan, MI 49071

Feel like a kid in a candy store at this local spot. With current and nostalgic candies, your kids’ Easter baskets will be full of yummy treats.

Pop City Popcorn

346 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Fill the Easter baskets with gourmet and specialty popcorn. Choose from sweet and savory options.

Rocket Fizz

101 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo MI 49007

Located on the mall, Rocket Fizz specializes in unique candy and sodas.

Schultz’s Treat Street

3023 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

As it’s name suggest, Schultz’s Treat Street is known for incredible sweet treats. You’ll also find specialty hot dogs and ice cream when you visit. Don’t forget to pre-order a Bunny Cake for your Easter celebration.

2022 Easter Special: Bunny Cake (pre-order only)

Sweet Bees Gluten Free Bakery

228 E Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079

This local sweet spot features allergen-friendly treats and baked goods. They specialize in gluten free and dairy free, but can accommodate soy, nut, sugar and artificial dye free diets.

Visit the Easter Bunny

In addition to stopping by a few Easter egg hunts, here are more options to visit with the Easter bunny in SWMI:

Pictures With the Easter Bunny at Crossroads Mall

The Crossroads
6650 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024
April 1 – April 15, 2022

The Easter Bunny will be at Crossroads Mall in Portage starting April 1. Bunny hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday, and 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sundays. Reservations are available online.

Visit the Easter Bunny at Once Upon a Child

Once Upon a Child
5700 Beckley Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015
April 9, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Visit and take a picture with the Easter Bunny for FREE.

Hop into the Library to see the Easter Bunny

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Pl, Battle Creek, MI 49015
April 13, 2022
10:00 AM and 6:30 PM

Hop into the library with your preschooler for a visit with the Easter Bunny. Take pictures with the bunny and grab a bag full of Easter goodies. This program will happen in the Downtown Programming Room at 10:00 AM and again at 6:30 PM.

The Easter Bunny Visits Soil Friends

Soil Friends Hard Cider Co.
1701 N 33rd St, Galesburg, MI 49053
April 16, 2022
10:00 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:45 PM

The Easter Bunny is making a stop at Soil Friends Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny and other fun farm activities.

This event is for children 10 and under. Tickets are $15 for children 5 and up and $10 for children 4 and under.

The Easter Bunny Visits Wenke Greenhouses

Wenke Greenhouses
5071 Market St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
April 16, 2022
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The Easter Bunny is visiting Wenke Greenhouses April 16 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Registration is requested for this FREE event. Only one ticket per family is needed.