What's On This Weekend: Apr 7-9

Our calendars have been marked for Saturday's South Bend Eggstravaganza for months. My mom and I took the kids last year and we all had a blast bouncing around from one activity to the next. The activities are seemingly endless, but it doesn't feel overwhelming. Except for when your toddler dumps over an entire basket of ceramics and they shatter across the floor. That part -- not so fun.

Whatever you get up to this weekend, enjoy the glorious weather ahead.

Easter activities | Southwest Michigan Kids


  • Get the kids out of the house and in the pool at the Holland Aquatic Center, with a splash zone, water slide and more

  • Come explore an enchanting life-size Candyland game at the Fennville library (through Saturday)

  • Explore the Kalamazoo Nature Center through stories, art, games, activities, journaling and hikes

  • Glimpse the colorful butterflies in the tropical observatory at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids (through April 30)


  • Join Sarett for a unique 5K run, walk or Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run along the nature trails.

  • Head to downtown South Bend for a day of Easter fun, including an egg hunt, petting zoo, crafts, competitions and cookie decorating

  • Try out lots of egg fun dyeing methods during the Forever Curious Children Museum's Colorfest in Fennville

  • Take a stroll at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland and learn about the spring activities of frogs, birds, flowers and more

  • Snap a pic with the Easter Bunny ahead of the fun-filled egg scramble at Allegan High School

  • Bring your own hard-boiled eggs to marble dye at the Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Center in Niles

  • Snuggle with your pup and listen to sweet tales at Decadent Dogs in Holland

  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Tip Toes in Holland

  • Join the annual Join the annual egg hunt at Harbert Community Park

  • Catch the home opener of the South Bend Cubs vs West Michigan and be sure to stick around for the post-game fireworks


  • Head to Sky Zone for a morning of bouncy fun, a visit from the Easter Bunny and a treat-filled egg

  • Embark on a unique geocaching egg hunt on the trails at Sarett Nature Center in Niles

Check out all the fun-filled details and more on the Southwest Michigan Kids

calendar. And be sure to check out 6 fantastic Easter activities.

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