Easter Egg Hunts, Earth Day, Petoskey Stones and more! Browse the top things to do with kids in Northwest Michigan this April!
Easter Egg Hunts
Easter is Sunday, April 9! Click here to browse over 30 Easter Egg hunts and events happening in Northwest Michigan!
Celebrate Earth Day by going on a hike, volunteering, attending an event, or simply enjoying the outdoors with your family!
Grand Traverse County Earth Day Celebration at Norte Youth Cycling (Saturday, April 22 from 11am-3pm)
Earth Day Celebration at Hilbert's Honey Co. (Saturday, April 22 from 10am-4pm)
Earth Day Celebration Event at the Traverse City Civic Center (Saturday, April 22 from 11am-3pm)
Earth Day Bird Walk at Grass River Natural Area (Saturday, April 22 from 9-11am)
Hunt for Petoskey Stones
Spring (particularly after a storm or while it's raining) is the best time to find Petoskey stones! Make sure you bring a bucket to collect treasures you find on the beach!
Top Places to Find Petoskey Stones
Lake Michigan Beach
Fisherman’s Island State Park
North Point Nature Preserve
Petoskey State Park
Pt. Betsie Lighthouse
Leelanau State Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Orchard Beach State Park
Maple sugaring events continue into April! Children can learn about the maple syrup production process and see how syrup is made from tapping maple trees. Plus, tasting fresh maple syrup is a sweet treat that kids are sure to love.
During April showers, find an indoor activity to keep your littles busy! Top Indoor Activities for Kids in Northwest Michigan
First Fridays in Downtown Charlevoix (Friday, April 7 from 4-8pm)
Just Bee Open House to Celebration International Kids Yoga Day (Friday, April 14 from 4-6pm)
Myrtle and Maude's April Weekend Event (Thursday, April 13 at 10am - Sunday, April 16 at 5pm)
Free Admission at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore (Saturday, April 22)
National Trout Festival in Kalkaska (April 26 - April 30)
Spring Open Farm Weekend at Cotton Creek Farms (Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30)
2023 YMCA Healthy Kids Day at Grand Traverse Bay YMCA (Saturday, April 29 from 9-11am)
2023 TADL MakerFest at Grand Traverse County Civic Center (Saturday, April 29 from 10am-2pm)
Are we missing your favorite April activity or event? Let us know!