Every year Grand Rapids is blessed with many family activities during the Easter Season all across town in a multitude of locations. Here are some of the most popular.
6th Annual Eggsapalooza
Hampton Inn and Suites located on 28th Street, is again hosting the 6th annual Eggsapalooza on April 19, 2014 from 1 to 4 PM. The cost of the event is a $5 donation per family, with the proceeds going to the Grand Rapids Kids Food Basket. Last year’s event was able to generate almost $1,000 to the Kids Food Basket. This year the goal is doubled and Eggsapalooza is expecting to raise $2,000. This year’s Easter Egg Hunt is divided into two divisions. The first division will be 5 years old and under. The other division is 6 to 12 year olds. Registration for both events opens at 1:30 with the start of the hunt at 2PM.
The Bunny Train
Located just outside of Grand Rapids in Marne is the Coopersville and Marne Railway. This year’s Bunny Train features a one hour and twenty minute ride through the beautiful and rural countryside. During the ride, musical characters including the Easter Bunny will perform in each of the cars. At the end of the ride, the children in attendance will receive a free surprise gift. The train can seat over two hundred people at a time, so walk up tickets are usually available, but they can be purchased in advance. Tickets are $11.50 for adults. $9.50 for kids age 2-12. Children under are free.
5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Byron Center Township Recreation is presenting its 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 12th. The Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Whistlestop Park Soccer Fields located at 2120 76th Street. In the event of bad weather the community, building will host the hunt. Byron Center does two hunts. The first one held at 11am is for 5 years of age and younger. The second hunt starts at 11:30 and is for 6 to 10 year old children. After the Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter Bunny will be around to take pictures and many other activities will be going on.
Easter Egg/Holy Treasure Hunt
Third Reformed Church located at 2060 Michigan in Grand Rapids is presenting their Easter Egg/ Holy Treasure Hunt on Saturday April 19th. The great thing about this event is it starts indoors with music at 11am. They also explain a brief history of Easter, while showing the children some of the symbols associated with Easter. Once the learning is done, the fun begins and it’s outside for the Easter Egg Hunt.