Great Marshmallow Drop 2019

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Great Marshmallow Drop 2019 – New location for 2019 only – Worden Park in Royal Oak (Lexington Blvd & Crooks Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073) due to ongoing improvements being made at Catalpa Oaks County Park Southfield – Oakland County Parks has released information about the Great Marshmallow Drop 2019.

UPDATE 4/18Due to weather, the Great Marshmallow Drop event will still take place, but with changes. Per OC Parks – “the helicopter pilot will not be able to drop the marshmallows from the sky as planned. Join Oakland County Parks staff and volunteers as they distribute Marshmallow Drop goodie bags to children ages 12 and younger starting at 10a at Worden Park in Royal Oak. Each child will receive one goodie bag packed with all kinds of fun stuff – no marshmallow needed”

Great Marshmallow Drop 2019

This year’s free Marshmallow Drop event takes place at Worden Park in Royal Oak on Friday, April 19, 2019. The marshmallows are set to drop via helicopter at 10a! 15,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to be turned in for a prize! You only need to exchange one marshmallow to receive a prize—this is not a competition. The Great Marshmallow Drop 2019 at Worden Park in Royal Oak, Michigan will host 3 age groups for separate marshmallow drops… 4 and younger (plus individuals with disabilities), ages 5-7, and ages 8-12.

Marshmallow Drop will be at Worden Park for 2019 only due to park improvements at Catalpa Oaks County Park. The event will return to Catalpa Oaks in 2020.


Great Marshmallow Drop REVIEW

Below is a review from a previous Great Marshmallow Drop and video footage of the 15,000 marshmallows being copter-dropped!

My kids could not wait to go to the Oakland County Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks County Park. When we got there we saw thousands of people waiting for the helicopter to appear and drop more than 15,000 marshmallows for all the kids to find.

Despite the large crowd, Oakland County Parks & Rec staff did a great job dividing everyone into three age categories and having plenty of staff to direct all the people traffic. A stage was also set up for the announcer to guide everyone through the process. The Great Marshmallow Drop is a free event. If you plan on going, try to get there at least 20 minutes before 10a as the event draws a big crowd and parking can be difficult.

Great Marshmallow Drop Video

After the drop, the children each found one marshmallow and turned it in for a prize-filled egg. The staff made it very clear that only one marshmallow was needed to receive a prize; this was not a competition and the event was completely free. In addition to the prize-filled egg, all the kids received a free pass to an Oakland County water park the year I did this review!

The first Oakland County Parks Marshmallow Drop in 1978 in the Oakland County courthouse parking lot. After more than 30 years, the parks system has brought back this unique event.

The Great Marshmallow Drop 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10a
Worden Park
Worden Park (Lexington Blvd & Crooks Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073)

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

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