Easter is Sunday, April 20, and the world will be chockful of sales on chocolate Easter bunnies, opportunities to take pictures with the Easter bunny, and Easter egg hunts. Many businesses around town will be scheduling Easter egg hunts of their own, and we will try to keep you informed of them as we hear about them. If you know of any Easter egg hunts that are open to the Indianapolis public, please let us know and we will be happy to update our list.
For full details on the Faberge Spring Egg Scavenger Hunt all week in Carmel, click here to read our standalone post about this unique egg hunt.
On Friday April 18, you can take part in the Great Downtown Indy Hunt for Heat. This is a big event with clues on Facebook driving Cheapsters toward more than 40 hidden sites that feature great prizes. You’ll find gift certificates to concerts and restaurants, and even a bottle of St. Elmo Cocktail Sauce (hence the hunt being “for heat”).
C.R. Heroes Family Pub in Fishers is accepting reservations now for breakfast buffet with the Easter bunny from 9 am to noon. First 50 kids receive a FREE Easter basket. Menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, waffles, cinnamon rolls, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit and cereal. Price is $11 for adults, $6 for children. Phone number is 317/576-1070.
Meridian Street United Methodist Church is holding Breakfast with the Bunny from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The event will be held outside as long as the rain holds off. There will be plenty of time for pictures with the Easter Bunny, but kids will also be entertained by an egg hunt and by the balloon twisters.
Annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. in Province Park in Franklin for kids ages 2 to 10. FREE, and bring your camera for photos with Strawberry the Bunny. The hunt will take place in a grassy area by Sunset Shelter; in case of rain, this will be moved to the Cultural Arts and Recreation Center.
Also starting at 10:00 a.m. is the Easter Egg Hunt at the Baxter YMCA (located at 7900 S. Shelby Street on the south side of Indianapolis). The hunt lasts from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and also includes fun Easter crafts and an opportunity to meet Baxter the Easter Bunny (our long-eared friend goes by many first names, apparently).
Apparently the day before Easter is the most popular for egg hunts. Franciscan St. Francis Health is sponsoring its third annual Easter egg hunt at Clay Terrace, in the grassy knoll behind Kona Grill and Mitchell’s Fish Market. Little ones under the age of three will hunt from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Kids from four to six will hunt from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Kids from seven to ten will wrap up the hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. All participants need to register for this event, and pre-registration opens at the Clay Terrace mall office on Monday, April 7.
Carmel Clay Center at the corner of Rangeline Rd and City Center Drive is hosting its first egg hunt for adults and children from 1-3 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be at this FREE event to take photos with parents’ personal cameras. The egg hunt itself will take 45 minutes, and children and adults will have the chance to look for plastic eggs that will be filled with treats and special offers for that day only from Carmel City Center retailers. In case of inclement weather, the Easter Bunny will be located inside Hubbard & Cravens to meet with guests and to hand out Easter eggs with treats inside for children and adults.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts its fourth annual Easter egg hunt for kids 12 and under, rain or shine. Registration begins at 10 am with the hunt from 11 to noon. Although it’s FREE and open to the public, you do need to preregister for this one. Click here for tickets.
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church (located at 9201 E. CR 100 North in Avon) will have over 7,000 eggs waiting for an Easter egg hunt at 10:00 a.m. for all ages. The event continues through noon, and will also offer crafts and games with inflatable bounce houses.
Franklin Township Community School Corporation (not to be confused with Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson County) is holding an egg hunt for students at Bunker Hill Elementary from 11 am to noon.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department sponsored Easter Eggstravanza takes place from 1 pm to 3 pm at Hubler Chevrolet. Hunt begins at 2 pm; the rest of the time you’ll have a blast with bounce houses, face painting, hot dogs, trackless trains, games, popcorn, music and more. RSVP needed to this one, but it’s FREE — just click here.
St. Jude Catholic Church’s annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt begins with breakfast in the cafeteria at 9:30 a.. and then heads outside for the hunt at 10 a.m. If the weather is not favorable, the hunt will be in the St. Jude gym. Breakfast includes donuts
Latitude 39 is rolling all kinds of things into one action-packed morning. From 9 am to 11 am, they are offering an Easter brunch with a side of cookie decorating, egg hunts, pictures with the Easter bunny and a $5 game token for each guest. Price is $15.99 for kids and $11.99 for adults. Guess they figure adults won’t want to sit on the bunny’s lap. For reservations, call 813-6500.
Mom and Dad, you are the center of attention this Saturday at the 7th annual Indiana House Rabbit Society‘s adult Easter egg hunt beginning at 3 pm at Heritage Park, north of 116th St. between Hazel Dell Pkwy. and Allisonville Rd. There’s a $5 fee but you’re hunting for thousands of eggs and lots of prizes. You must be over 18 to participate in this one!
Greenwood Christian Church is holding an egg hunt for toddlers through fifth grade students beginning at 1 pm. These plastic eggs will be filled with toys and candy, and plan on snacks and drinks on site. Every child will also leave with a book about the reason Christians celebrate Easter.
It’s not difficult to find the egg at Utterly Pink, Lucky B Boutique, or Niche on Saturday. These Broad Ripple stores will hand you the basket and let you choose an egg — no searching required. These eggs are filled with discounts between 10 and 50% off.