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Six Ideas for Easter in Indy

APRIL 6, 2022

Easter is right around the corner. Here are six Easter-themed events happening around Indianapolis you should check out to celebrate.

Easter Express, Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad

Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 16

Hop on board the Easter Express for a day of springtime fun. Enjoy the 65-minute train ride as you meet the Easter Bunny, have  a signature drink and cookie, and hear a great story. Tickets start at $28 and include a train ride, an onboard story, a signature drink, a cookie, a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, and quality family time. 

Egg-Paw-Looza at Asa Bales Park

Sunday, April 10, 12 pm - 3 pm

Who said egg hunts were just for people? Bring your furry friend out to Asa Bales Park for Egg-Paw-Looza. There will be pet egg hunts, picture opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a dog talent show, vendors, and more. Tickets are $5, and children get in free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Indiana Canine Assistance Network (ICAN). To purchase tickets, click here.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Daniel's Vineyard

Friday, April 15, 6 pm 

Why let kids (and dogs) have all the egg hunting fun? This adult-only egg hunt will have eggs hidden throughout the vineyard filled with prizes including all things wine, Daniel’s Vineyard gift cards, Daniel’s Summer Concert Series tickets, and more. Go all out and wear your best Easter outfit or costume, as the best dressed wins a prize. Admission is free, but you need to RSVP here.

Easter Egg 5K & Egg Hunt at Southeastway Park

Saturday, April 16, 10 am 

Run (or walk) your way to the eggs with this Easter-themed 5k. The race will take place at Southeastway Park, with the kids’ run starting at 9:55 am and the 5k starting soon after at 10 am. Everyone participating will receive a finishers medal and be able to join the egg hunt following the conclusion of the race. Free cupcakes and drinks will be available, as well as free photos with fun backdrops and picture frames. 

Easter Egg Hunts at the Indianapolis Zoo

Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17

In the midst of their xZOOberance spring festival, the Zoo will host two age-grouped egg hunts on April 16 and 17. Kids ages 3-6 will start their hunt at noon, followed by kids 7 and over at 12:20 pm. Families will also have the chance to meet to the Easter Bunny while they enjoy their time hunting for those eggs. Participation is included with the price of zoo admission, but you’ll need to register the day of at the Kinder Joy ® tent near the entrance of the Deserts Dome. 

Easter Brunch Buffet at Pivot Bar & Balcony

Sunday, April 17

Spend your Easter Sunday eating your way through a fresh selection of brunch dishes and desserts at Pivot Bar & Balcony at Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Downtown. The menu ranges from classic breakfast options to traditional lunch fare. The Easter Bunny will be hopping by to take some photos with you and your family. Tickets are $36 for adults and $15 for kids who are 15 and under. 






Sam Reel is a senior at Butler University studying sports media and is the current Communication Intern with Visit Indy. Sam loves exploring the city and discovering everything that makes Indy an incredible place to be. When the weather is nice, you can find him walking the canal, enjoying a meal outside, or watching the Indians at Victory Field.