Your Easter 2024 Weekend Guide

A curated list of activities, plus restaurants that are open on Easter Sunday 
Grand Rapids area kids can experience the timeless tradition of getting a photo with the Easter Bunny through March 30 at Woodland Mall. Courtesy photo.

Make this Easter Sunday one to remember amidst the warmth of family, delectable cuisine, and festive delights.

Here’s a curated list to help you navigate the area’s offerings.

Meet the Easter Bunny
Create cherished memories with the Easter Bunny, who will be available for photos outside  Macy’s in the Woodland Mall. He’ll be available for meet-and-greets Monday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., and Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reserve your slot in advance to ensure the little ones don’t miss out. Digital and print photo packages are available. Dates and times are subject to change. For more info call 281-712-2878, or visit the photo company’s website

All Aboard the Bunny Train

The Coopersville and Marne Railway Bunny Train. West Michigan Tourist Association courtesy photo.

For an unforgettable Easter, Coopersville & Marne Railway offers an unforgettable enchanting journey aboard the Bunny Train, where passengers of all ages can enjoy a nostalgic ride to Marne and back with the Easter Bunny and other colorful characters. Book tickets through the Friends of Coopersville & Marne Railway website. Tickets start at $35 and include small gifts for children. 



Looking for somewhere to dine out on Easter Sunday?
A variety of brunch options await at some of the area’s finest restaurants. Leo’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar, Rockwell Republic, and MDRD promise an upscale Easter dining experience, while the wildly popular casual diner Anna’s House announced its doors will be open to Easter Sunday as well. Anna’s House caters to people with a wide variety of dietary needs including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The local restaurant chain also boasts its tasty dishes are created with all natural, local foods, and  features classic breakfast entrees, unique Benedicts, salads, wraps, bowls, sandwiches, fresh-pressed juices, signature coffees and lattes. Call the individual Anna’s House location for Easter Sunday hours, or visit the Anna’s House website for more information. (Tip: The website offers a feature to join the waitlist.)

Easter Brunch Buffet. Photo courtesy of West Michigan Tourist Association and RedWater.

RedWater Restaurants across West Michigan are advertising open doors on Easter Sunday, as well. From Reds at Thousand Oaks to Cork Wine & Grill, Rush Creek Bistro, FireRock Grille, Lake Bluff Grille, and Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant in Holland, a lavish Easter brunch featuring traditional breakfast favorites, succulent carved meats, and tempting desserts will be available buffet style. Secure your spot by calling your preferred RedWater restaurant for reservations. 


Members of a popular West Michigan band perform in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 2023. Photo by Lisa Enos.

Jazz Up Your Easter Evening: Conclude your Easter Sunday in style at SpeakEZ Lounge’s Sunday Evening Jazz. Hosted by Randy Marsh, this musical extravaganza features local talents from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the kitchen open until 9 p.m. and the bar until 10 p.m. A cover charge of $5, added to your bill helps pay for the evening’s entertainers.


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