Easter happenings are hopping all over town in the coming days. Read on for family fun and dining options.
Easter Bunny Breakfast
- Where: Strawberry Fields Restaurant, 51070 S. Foster Road, Chesterfield
- When: Beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31
- Pricing: No added charge; cost is whatever you order from the menu
- Why Go: Strawberry Fields has its Easter Bunny breakfast this Saturday. Order what you like, let the kids meet Mr. Bunny, enjoy a treat, and don't forget your camera. Reservations are being taken; call 586-949-7740 to ensure seating for your family.
- Where: Pollard Park, 55550 New Haven Road, Chesterfield
- When: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31
- Pricing: Free, but canned food donations will be accepted at the park entrance, which will go to a local food pantry.
- Why Go: Take in some Easter fun a few days early and take the kids (ages 10 and younger) to Pollard Park, part of Chesterfield Township's egg-stravaganza egg hunt. Thousands of eggs await discovery, and each kid will get a goodie bag at the end. Be sure to bring your own baskets and a camera.
- Where:Ray Wiegand's Nursery, 47747 Romeo Plank, Macomb Township
- When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1
- Pricing: $5 per child
- Why Go: Wiegand's hosts its annual Easter adventure, the proceeds of which benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Kids will enjoy an egg hunt, a bunny and chick petting fam, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, an inflatable caterpillar maze, decoration station, refreshments and more. Call 586-286-3655 if you have any questions.
- Where: World's Finest Frozen Custard, 33539 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield
- When: Saturday, March 31. Music starts around 12:30 p.m., and the Easter egg hunts kick off at 2 p.m., divided by age groups -- 3 and younger, ages 4-6, and 7-9.
- Pricing: Free
- Why Go: They have the finest custard and one fine egg hunt happening. The seasonal stand has its normal fabulous fun -- miniature golf and a playground -- and for this pre-Easter event they'll have a deejay, dancing, an appearance by the Easter bunny, and about 3,500 eggs hidden that await discovery. Read more about it here.
- Where: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
- When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 1
- Pricing: $5 per child
- Why Go: Wolcott Mill Metropark is hosting a Farm Egg Scramble from Guests can visit with the farm animals, scramble for Easter eggs, make a craft, visit with the Easter Bunny, meet Rosco the Clown, see the bunnies at Bunnyville. Call 586-752-5932 for more information.
Natural Egg Dyeing
- Where: Lake St. Clair Metropark (formerly Metro Beach Metropark), 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township
- When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
- Pricing: $3 per person, plus park vehicle entry ($5 per vehicle, or you may get an annual pass)
- Why Go: Learn to dye holiday eggs and make easy patterns using natural materials. For ages 6 and older. Be sure to bring two hard-boiled eggs. Registration is required. Call 586-463-4332 to sign up.
Eating options Easter
If you're looking for dining out options, here are a few ideas:
- Louis' Chop House, 50355 Gratiot, 586-949-9566, www.louischophouse.com, is holding an Easter Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The menu consists of classic Easter fare -- including ham and grilled leg of lamb plus Eggs Benedict, grilled seafood and stuffed pork loin. Price is $21 for adults, $12 children ages 5-11, and free for ages 4 and younger. Seating is by reservation only.
- Strawberry Fields Restaurant, 51070 S. Foster Road, 586-949-7740, strawberryfieldsdining.com, will be open beginning 7 a.m. Easter Sunday. Their regular menu will be available, along with some Easter specials. Call for details or reservations.
- Zuccaro Banquets & Catering, 46601 Gratiot, 586-949-4110, zuccaros.com, has an Easter buffet planned Sunday, April 8. Brunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or enjoy dinner from 12:30-4 p.m. Enjoy a full buffet menu whatever time you choose, along with salad, desserts and children's options. Cost is $19 for adults, $8 children aged 5-12, or younger dine free. Reservations recommended. For more details, visit here.
Know of any other Easter events in the area? Let us know in the comments section or add them to our calendar.