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Ride the Rapid for family-friendly Easter events throughout Grand Rapids

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Check out this weekend's holiday events and what routes you can take to get to them. Using the Rapid to attend Easter egg hunts and other attractions is easy like Sunday morning.

The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime pre-dates Christianity. And nothing says Easter quite like a good old-fashioned egg hunt! This weekend let The Rapid get you to a number of family-friendly Easter events throughout the Grand Rapids area.


John Ball Park Easter Egg Hunt

Don’t miss one of the largest Easter egg hunts in Grand Rapids! On Saturday, March 26 more than 2,500 children will hunt for eggs! Ride Route 12 to this free event in the John Ball Area Neighborhood. This free event is from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Donations are welcome!

Route 12, 18 & 50 can get you there.


Fashion & Tea at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Ride with us to the Grand Rapids Public Museum on March 26 to learn about fashion, customs and culture from the Civil War Era into the 20th Century and explore the Museum’s Education Collection of vintage clothing. The programs will begin in the Streets of Old Grand Rapids exhibition, which will transport guests back in time to the Victorian era. The program will continue on the Museum’s second floor where guests can indulge in sweet treats and tea. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $13 for members.

Routes 7, 9, 12 & 50 can get you there.


Walker Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. head to Walker Ice & Fitness Center to hunt for eggs. Children ages two through eight can hunt for wrapped candy and eggs that can be redeemed for prizes. The Easter Bunny will also be available for photos.

Route 7 can get you there.


Kentwood Breakfast with the Bunny

Celebrate Easter at Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, March 26. This family-friendly event includes a pancake breakfast, photos with the Easter Bunny and activities such as face painting for children. All ages are welcome from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Photos will take place from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Please bring your own camera. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

Route 1 & 44 can get you there.


Easter Sunday at the Downtown Market

On Easter Sunday, bring your children to hunt for more than 1,000 eggs hidden throughout the Market Hall. These eggs will be filled with candy and a few select “golden” eggs will be filled with assorted Market gift cards from a variety of vendors or to the Market itself! The egg hunt begins at 10:00 a.m., however, there will be events throughout the day. Plan to be there early to ensure you get to participate in the egg hunt. There will also be a hula hoop performance and coloring in the greenhouse.

The Silver Line and Routes 1, 2 can get you there.


Six.One.Six Easter Brunch

Looking for an upscale and locally inspired Easter brunch experience? Visit at the JW Marriott this Easter Sunday. They’re serving up an artisan brunch menu that includes sirloin, ham, leg of lamb, and other mouth-watering options. The price is $37 for adults and $15 for children ages four through 12.

The Silver Line, Routes 9 & 11 can get you there. 


Where are you planning to celebrate this Easter holiday?

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