It’s finally Spring! Longer and warmer days are just what we needed — now there’s no excuse to not get out of the house. Here are some of our favorite events happening in April.
Easter Egg Hunts
Easter is April 9th and there are plenty of bunny brunches and egg hunts to keep you busy. Find an event near you and start making plans – 2023 Easter Events & Egg Hunts
Plan Your Visit
If you’re looking for something new to do, here are some suggestions:
- Spring Stroll in downtown Birmingham
- NEW Skye Tyke mini ropes course at Howell Nature Center
- ChocoTown located inside Oakland Mall
National Unicorn Day
If you’re looking for something super special – even magical to do in April celebrate National Unicorn Day at Carousel Acres (South Lyon) or the Unicorn Feed & Supply (Ypsilanti).
It’s rain…it’s snow…no…it’s marshmallows flying from the sky! Get ready to run. Thousands of marshmallows will float from the sky for your kids to collect and turn in for a prize. Find a Marshmallow Drop event near you.
Greenfield Village Opening
All aboard! Greenfield Village opens for the 2023 season on April 15th. Visit the animals, ride the train and enjoy a trip to the past. Thomas and Friends make their way to the Village in May and tickets are on sale now.
Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22 and we’ve got you covered with fun at-home activities and easy sustainable habits you can start at home. Feel good and look good for spring, check out consignment shops for sustainable spending and cost savings. And find a special event:
- Greenfest @ Detroit Zoo (Royal Oak)
- Earth Day Celebration (West Bloomfield)
- Earth Day @ The Ford House (Grosse Pointe)
- Earth Day Extravaganza @ Nankin Mills Interpretive Center (Westland)
People aren’t the only ones happy to see the sunshine. Spring it the best time to visit animals at the farm and at the zoo!
Rainy Day Fun
Make a splash on rainy days with a trip to a local indoor waterpark. Aqua Tots has open family swim at all locations Monday – Friday from 11am to 3pm for only $10 per family! You can also get ready for summer by signing up for swim class. Water safety is really important, here’s how to find the best swim school for your kids.
See A Show
The Heelers are coming to Detroit! Get your tickets to see Bluey’s Big Play at the Fox Theatre. Go under the sea at the Macomb Center with a ballet performance of The Little Mermaid. See Annie on the main stage at the Fisher Theatre.
April In The D
Detroit Tiger’s Opening Day is April 6th! The Pistons, Red Wings and Detroit City Football Club all play this month too – get ready to root for the home teams! Here are 100 Kid-Friendly Things To Do In Detroit.
Plan A Road Trip
Hit the road and head to Grand Rapids. The 2 hour drive is well worth the visit to experience Molly of Denali: An Alaskan Adventure, the Lantern Festival at John Ball Zoo and the largest butterfly exhibition at Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park – all happening in April!
April is Autism Awareness Month. Local mom Michelle Fecteau shares her experience and favorite resources for families who need them.
Photo credit: Canterbury Village, Janis Martin