Although Easter is a religious holiday celebrated by Christians around the world, it’s also considered one of the most popular springtime holidays associated with bunnies, baskets, eggs and chocolate. Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after the spring equinox.
Fun fact: Did you know 76 percent of people prefer to eat the ears of their chocolate bunnies first? Or that in total, nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies are made every year around Easter time?
Easter Events in Indianapolis for the Whole Family
There are plenty of events in Indianapolis to help you and the family celebrate Easter and fully welcome the warmer spring season! Check out any of these fun activities throughout the region this weekend:
Spring Blossoms: Celebration of Color at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Indianapolis Museum of Art comes alive with color this spring from a quarter of a million blooming flowers for their Spring Blooms: Celebration of Color event, running now through the end of May. Kiss the winter season good-bye and take in all the gorgeous sights and smells of tulips, daffodils and so much more.
Indy Cultural Trail Egg-Stravaganza
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail Egg-Stravaganza is the city’s largest public Easter egg hunt, with 5,000 eggs hidden along the 8-mile trail. On Saturday, April 15 bring the whole family to the Cultural Trail to find not only eggs, but also great prizes and promotions!
Easter Weekend at the Zoo
Enjoy Easter-themed activities all weekend long at the Indianapolis Zoo. You don’t even need a basket for their egg hunt; guests just need to find the large zoo-themed eggs hidden throughout the zoo and White River gardens. If you find 10 out of the 19 eggs, you’ll even win a special prize! Plus, as spring is the season of rebirth, what better way to celebrate than by seeing all the new baby animals, like the orangutan and the giraffe!
Easter Egg Hunt at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Head to the IMS on April 15 for the seventh annual Kids Club Easter Egg Hunt. This free event is open to the public, but Kids Club members can also enjoy a free breakfast. Registration and activities start at 9 a.m., with the Easter egg hunt starting at 11 a.m.
Presidential Egg Roll
While the most famous egg roll is held at the White House in Washington, D.C. every year, Indianapolis families are welcome to join the Benjamin Harrison Presidential site for their own Presidential Egg Roll event 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 15. The Easter Bunny will even make an appearance to cheer on the little ones as they race to roll their decorated eggs through the lawn!
Looking for a fun Easter Brunch?
OpenTable.com also has a list of great Indianapolis restaurants to check out this Easter weekend. Make your reservation before it’s too late!
No matter which fun Indianapolis activities you choose to enjoy this weekend, we hope you have a very Happy Easter!