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Great Marshmallow Drop 2023

Great Marshmallow Drop 2023 preview, info, pics, and video. Oakland County Parks Marshmallow Drop returns to Catalpa Oaks in Southfield with some Easter Bunny Fun on Friday, April 7, 2023.

Great Marshmallow Drop 2023

This year’s free Marshmallow Drop event takes place at Catalpa Oaks County Park on Friday, April 7, 2023. 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 2023 at Catalpa Oaks in Southfield, Michigan will host 3 age groups for separate marshmallow drops… 4 and younger (plus individuals with disabilities), ages 5-7, and ages 8-12.



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 7, 2023 at 10a
easter egg huntSouthfield Easter Events – Great Marshmallow Drop
Catalpa Oaks County Park (27725 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076, 248-424-7081)
15,000 marshmallows are dropped from a helicopter. Participants then need to collect only one marshmallow that can be exchanged for a prize. There are four drop zone groups: Children ages 4 years and younger; children ages 5-7; and children ages 8-12. The drop for individuals with disabilities will begin at 11:30a. For more information, call 248-858-0916. Hosted by

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