Best Easter Day Events In Detroit

March 30, 2015 8:00 AM

Easter Day should be a relaxing day spent with family, friends or other important people in your life. Check out this list for some ideas for activities on the day itself.
Easter Brunch
Dime Store
719 Griswold St., Suite 180
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-9106
eatdimestore.com

Check out one of Detroit’s newest hotspots for your Easter brunch: Dime Store. It serves breakfast and brunch all day on weekends, and has different varieties of hash, “Benny’s” (egg benedict, served with a side salad), or sweet brunch items like Belgian waffles and brioche French toast. Dime Store’s French toast is served with real maple syrup as well. The restaurant also serves breakfast sandwiches and other breakfast delicacies.

Related: Best Restaurants for Easter Brunch 2013 in Detroit

Bunnyville
Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717
detroitzoo.org/events/bunnyville

Date: April 3rd through 4th, 2015

Bunnyville is a great event for kids hosted by the Detroit Zoo, and this is its 24th annual event. Donations of canned or non-perishable foods are encouraged, and a reduced admission fee of $8 will be available to those who donate, not including parking (admission for Detroit Zoo members is free, but members are still encouraged to bring donations). Activities include a golden egg hunt, crafts, Funny Bunny games, the JellyBean Jamboree, and more. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are also available for purchase. The musical “The Bunny Follies” will be performed on the hour from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. as well.

Easter Brunch
Longacre House
24705 Farmington Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 477-8404
ci.farmington-hills.mi.us/OverviewLongacre

Date: April 5, 2015 at 1 p.m.

Another idea for brunch is the Longacre House, which hosts an official Easter brunch yearly. Last year, Easter Brunch was $30 per adult, $20 per child under 12, and free for children 3 and under, gratuity not included. Sample buffet items include chilled tomato and orange juices, petite breakfast pastries, florentine and jardinaire miniature quiches, carved turkey breast with sandwich rolls, bacon and sausage links, and more.

Go To A Park And Participate In An Easter Egg Hunt
Grant Park
598 E. Irving Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-0613
utica-events.com/easter

Date: April 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. through 12 p.m.

Royal Oak’s Grant Park will be hosting its annual Easter Egg hunt. Children can also have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny, play games, and find the Easter Eggs that have been hidden in the park. Grant Park is located on E. Irving Ave. between 5th and 6th Street, just south of downtown. If you’d like to take a stroll through the park on Easter Day (April 5), that would be a nice way to spend the day as well.

Do Something Educational
Creatures of the Night: Bat Zone Tour
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3200
science.cranbrook.edu/find-program-event/bat-zone-tours

Date: April 5, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Cranbrook features a Creatures of the Night presentation from September through May and again from mid-June through August, which could be fun for your kids after church or any morning Easter activities. Kids will learn about bats and their “adaptations for living at night,” and they will also see live creatures including bats, flying squirrels, owls, sugar gliders, and a two-toed sloth. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for Cranbrook members.

Related: Best Easter Events for the Family in Detroit

Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at Examiner.com and yesnofilms.com.