Get Hopping! Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Brunches, Easter Bunny Visits and other Egg-cellent Events – 2023
Spring is bursting with Easter traditions and local events.
SWMI offers egg hunts, brunches, and bunnies of all shapes and sizes including chocolate ones (do you eat the ears first too?)
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 Easter brunches, Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny visits and more in Southwest Michigan:
Catholic Schools of Greater Kalamazoo
CSGK is a strong, faith-based community serving preschool through high school. We are committed to the formation of the entire person: mind, body, and soul, through the cultivation of faith, knowledge, and service.
St. Augustine Cathedral School • St. Monica Catholic School • Hackett Catholic Prep
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 our event calendar.
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.
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:
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 are even a few allergen-friendly options.
101 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo MI 49007
photo: Cherri’s Chocol’art
Located on the mall downtown, Cherri’s Chocol’art is known for its decadent chocolate. Everything is made from scratch, including marshmallows and hot chocolate. Vegan options are available.
Cherri’s shop offers hand painted chocolate bunnies each year for Easter.
7642 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
Visit Chocolatea for oodles of chocolates (you can make custom boxes, sold by weight), loose-leaf teas and other delicious baked goods (we recommend the mint brownie).
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.
7083 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002
Plant-based, gluten free eatery Glofoods has 100% gluten free, vegan and nut free candies!
For Easter, the shop has milkless chocolate bunnies, bunny nonos (like M&Ms) and vegan cream eggs.
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.
3023 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
As its name suggests, Schultz’s Treat Street is known for incredible sweet treats. You’ll also find specialty hot dogs and ice cream when you visit.