DETROIT (WWJ) – Nothing screams Easter fun quite like thousands of fluffy marshmallows falling magically from the sky.

We’re talking about marshmallow drops, and several are taking place across the Metro Detroit area next week in celebration of the Easter holiday.

While each event has different rules, the objective is the same: A loaded helicopter will fly over a crowd of eager children and drop marshmallows below. Kids will put their rabbit-like reflexes to the test as they collect marshmallows to exchange for a prize. It’s not a competition — this is all about good old-fashioned fun.

The events are free to participate. As a reminder, children are urged NOT to eat the marshmallows that fall from the sky.


• The Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks — Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m.

Kids will be split into three age groups: Ages 4 and under, along with individuals with disabilities; ages 5-7; and ages 8-12. The helicopter will fly over three times, once for each age group. Only one marshmallow is needed for a prize. Catalpa Oaks County Park is located at  27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield.


• Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park — Friday, March 25 at 9 a.m.

Kids will be split into age groups for three separate drops: Ages 4 and under, ages 5-7, and ages 8 and up. Regardless of how many marshmallows are collected, each child will receive one treat. Elizabeth Park is located at 3873 West Jefferson Avenue in Trenton.

• Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills Park — Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m.

The helicopter will make three trips, one for each age group: Ages 4 and under, ages 5-7, and ages 8 and up. Kids only need one marshmallow to receive a prize. Nankin Mills Park is located on Hines Drive just east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.


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