Great Marshmallow Drop 2020

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Great Marshmallow Drop 2020 – New location for 2020 – 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 2020.

UPDATE 3/15 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled for 2020.

Great Marshmallow Drop 2020

This year’s free Marshmallow Drop event takes place at Worden Park in Royal Oak on Friday, April 10, 2020. 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 2020 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.

The event will return to Catalpa Oaks in 2021.



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. This 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.


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.

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10a
Worden Park
Worden Park (Lexington Blvd & Crooks Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073)

UPDATE 3/15 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

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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