What would Easter be without Easter egg hunts? Following is a list of egg hunts and other Easter-related activities taking place in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. And if you’re a grown-up, you don’t have to miss out on the fun, even if you don’t have kids. Two egg hunts are designed specifically for adults.
Family Easter Events and Egg Hunts
Community Easter Egg Hunt, Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m.; Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville; for ages 8 and under; free. Kids can hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes. Bring your own basket.
Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; St. John Lutheran Church Commons, 6630 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis, phone (317) 352-9196; for toddlers through 4th graders; free. Bring your own basket. The event will include a snack and the telling of the Easter story.
Community Easter Egg Hunt, April 4, 10 a.m.-noon; Messiah Lutheran Church at Eagle Creek, 6100 N. Raceway Rd., Indianapolis, phone (317) 858-3733; For ages 0 through 6th grade; free. The event will feature live music, bounce houses, games, snacks, and prize giveaways.
Hunt for Easter eggs and meet the Easter bunny Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. (rain date April 11); Craig Park Main Shelter, 10 E. Smith Valley Rd., Greenwood, phone (317) 881-4545; for kids ages 2 to 10; free. Bring your own basket.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. (hunt begins at 11 a.m.); Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville, phone (317) 776-6350; free. Events will include the egg hunt, a DJ, airbrushed tattoos, balloon creations, a bounce house, and photos with the Easter bunny. Come early and buy the family breakfast at the White River Sertoma Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast at the Forest Park Inn from 8 to 11:30 a.m., featuring pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk.
2009 Community Easter Egg Hunt & Extravaganza, Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m., egg hunt registration begins at 11 a.m., with the hunt commencing at 11:30 a.m.; Post Road Community Park, 1313 S. Post Rd., Indianapolis, phone (317) 356-2059; for ages 1 to 12; free. The event will take place both inside and outside, with raffles, prizes, food, vendor and information booths, and carnival games.
"Eggs"cellent Adventure, Friday, April 10, 9:30-11 a.m.; Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, phone (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836; for ages 2-5; $9 member youth, $10 non-member youth; kids must be accompanied by an adult; reservations required. A part of Conner Prairie’s Prairie Tykes program, the event will feature an explanation of the tradition of giving Easter eggs, an egg craft, the decorating of baskets, and finally, a search for Easter eggs to fill the baskets.
Sunny Bunnyville, Friday, April 10, 6-8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 4 and 11, 2-6 p.m.; The Play Connection, 10747 E. US Highway 136, Indianapolis; best for ages 1-7; $5 per child, adults and ages 2 and under, free. The program will feature jokes, a silly 10-minute play, and an oversized egg hunt, where eggs can be redeemed for prizes. Kids can also play in the tumbling room, make a bunny craft, plant a flower seed, and find out how to make their own giant eggs.
Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 8600 N. College Ave., Indianapolis; free. The egg hunt will feature over 4,000 eggs for the kids and a chance to meet the Easter bunny, plus games, prizes, and a discounted children’s book sale.
Easter Egg Hunt, April 11 at 10 a.m.; located on the lawn of the Indianapolis Propylaeum, 1410 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, phone (317) 638-7881; free. Separate egg hunts will be held for children of different age levels, and the Easter bunny will be on hand.
Open House Historic Tours and Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday, April 12 from 1-4 p.m.; The Historic Hannah House, 3801 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, phone (317) 787-8486; $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12. The Hannah house is famous for being haunted by the spirits of slaves who died in a fire while hiding in the house’s cellar during the days of the Underground Railroad.
Easter Egg Hunts for Adults
If you’re a kid at heart, check out the following Easter Egg Hunts for adults only – one is even in the dark! Both will be held in Carmel, on Indianapolis’ north side.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt, Friday, April 3, 9 p.m.; Inlow Park, 6310 E. 131st St., Carmel; free. Bring a flashlight for this after-dark event that will feature eggs, candy, and prizes. Pre-registration is a must for this event and can be accomplished in person, by fax, or online. Enter activity number 399038-01. Note:The event will take place regardless of inclement weather (neither rain nor snow shall stymie the Easter bunny!).
2nd Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt,, Saturday, April 11; West Park, 2700 W. 116th St., Carmel. Cost is $5.00. Registration will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., with the hunt taking place from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Eggs will contain gifts, candy, and prize tickets, with prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. You must be 18 or older to participate, and BYOB (bring your own basket, or other container) to participate. The hunt is being sponsored by the Indiana House Rabbit Society, and all proceeds will be used to provide food, supplies, and veterinary care for rabbits in foster care.