Easter egg hunts in Northwest Indiana

March 21, 2011 in Family Fun, News

We’ve included rain dates when available, but don’t forget to call ahead if the weather doesn’t cooperate the day of your hunt.

Find 2013 Easter egg hunt information here.

The Easter Bunny will be here before you know it, so we’ve put together a list of Easter egg hunts throughout Northwest Indiana, organized by city and town. We’ve also included some other Easter events along with the traditional egg hunts. This list will be updated as more event details become available. If you know of an egg hunt that we don’t have listed here, please email events@southshoreparent.com and we’ll add it!

Cedar Lake

March 30

Teen Night Egg Hunt
6-8 p.m.
Monastery Clubhouse
9800 W. 129th Ave.
www.cedarlakein.org
(219) 374-4444

Kids ages 11-16 are invited to enjoy pizza and search for eggs. Dress for the weather, and bring a bag and flashlight.
$5

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March 31

Annual Breakfast with the Bunny
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Holy Name Catholic Church Gym
13209 Schneider St.
www.cedarlakein.org
(219) 374-4444

Families will enjoy a delicious meal, crafts, games and meet the Cedar Lake Kiwanis. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos.
$5

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Noon-1 p.m.
Holy Name Catholic Church North Field
13209 Schneider St.
www.cedarlakein.org
(219) 374-4444

Children are invited to hunt for eggs. A few lucky hunters will find “gold eggs” that can be redeemed for prizes. In the case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will take place in the gym. Kids 12 and under.
Free

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Dyer

Easter Egg Hunt and Jump
FunFlatables
101 Joliet St.
www.funflatables.org
(219) 322-5333

Children will be divided into age groups: 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9. FunFlatables will provide a basket for each child to collect as  many eggs as they can. Additional eggs will be released throughout the hunt so every child can collect plenty of eggs. All baskets will be collected by an employee at the end of the hunt so kids are free to jump. Upon leaving, each child will receive a basket full of Easter goodies. Registration and pre-payment required. Hunts take place 9-11 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 28 and April 4, 9-11 a.m. March 30 and April 7 and 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 31.
$12 per child

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March 30

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
7-8:30 p.m.
Town Hall
1 Town Square
www.townofdyer.com
(219) 865-2505

The hunt will begin and end inside Town Hall. Bob & Jack’s Pizza and pop will be served to the participants before the hunt. All participants need to bring their own flashlight and bag. After searching in Elmer Miller Park, the event will conclude with a raffle held back inside Town Hall. Registration required by March 28. For kids ages 9-12.
$11 residents, $14 non-residents

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March 31

Easter Egg Hunt
Northgate Park
Calumet Avenue at Harrison Place
www.townofdyer.com
(219) 865-2505

Following the hunt, each age group will have a raffle for prizes. Free photos with the Easter Bunny will also be available starting at 1 p.m. Advance registration is not necessary. Make sure to bring your own basket. For kids ages 8 and under.
Free

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East Chicago

March 31

Easter Egg Hunt
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Washington Park
142nd and Parrish Avenue
Kosciuszko Park
151st and Indianapolis Boulevard
(219) 391-8476

Egg hunts will be divided by the following age groups: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-13. Greenhouse and Roxana Center will be alternate locations in case of bad weather.

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Hammond

March 31

Easter Egg Hunts
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
www.gohammond.com
(219) 853-6378

The Hammond Parks Department is sponsoring five Easter egg hunts for children up to age 12. The egg hunts will be at 9 a.m. at the Morton High School football field; at 10 a.m. at Edison Park; at 11 a.m. at Columbia Park; at noon at Irving Park and at 1 p.m. at Forsythe Park. Special prizes will be awarded to the kids in each age group who find the golden egg. Hammond residents only.

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Hebron

Easter Egg Hunt and Jump
FunFlatables
2982 E. 181st Ave.
www.funflatables.org
(219) 696-6666

Children will be divided into age groups: 1-4 and 5-9. FunFlatables will provide a basket for each child to collect as  many eggs as they can. Additional eggs will be released throughout the hunt so every child can collect plenty of eggs. All baskets will be collected by an employee at the end of the hunt so kids are free to jump. Upon leaving, each child will receive a basket full of Easter goodies. Registration and pre-payment required. Hunts will take place 9-11 a.m. April 4, 6 and 7, 9:30-11 a.m. March 31 and 5-7 p.m. April 4.
$12 per child

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Highland

March 31

Easter Egg Hunt
Sharp Athletic Complex
8701 Kennedy Ave.
www.highlandparks.org
(219) 838-0114

For kids ages 6-10. Registration required beforehand at the Lincoln Center.
$4 residents, $6 non-residents before March 30
$6 residents, $9 non-residents at the gate

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Hobart

March 31

Hobart Jaycee Easter Egg Hunt
10-11 a.m.
Festival Park
111. E. Old Ridge Road
www.hobartjaycees.com
(219) 880-5436

Bring the family out to enjoy the Jaycee’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Free

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Lake Station

April 5

Eggs Marks the Spot: A Pirate Egg Hunt
5:30-8 p.m.
Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
2800 Colorado St.
www.mybellaboos.com
(219) 963-2070

This is a whimsical evening of adventure, swashbuckling songs and hidden treasures. Kids will follow a pirate map to look for eggs containing pirate gold. Reservations required by phone or online beginning March 1. Activities designed for kids ages 9 and under.
$15 kids ages 1-9 ($10 for each additional child in the family), $6 kids 10 and up, free 12 months and under.

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Lowell

April 7

Easter Egg Hunt
10-11 a.m.
Oak Hill Elementary School field
425 S. Nichols St.
www.lowell.net
(219) 696-1570

Bring your basket to hunt for eggs. Open to kids ages 1-12, with an area for kids with special needs. Includes prizes and baskets to win.
Free

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Merrillville

Visit the Easter Bunny
Westfield Southlake Mall
2109 Southlake Mall Drive
www.westfield.com/southlake
(219) 738-2260

Visit the Easter Bunny in the Sears Court 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday March 17-April 7.

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March 31

Westfield Southlake Mall
2109 Southlake Mall Drive
www.westfield.com/southlake
(219) 738-2260

Join Fannie May Candies and Westfield Southlake for an Egg Hunt at the Play Space near Macy’s. The hunt for kids ages 0-6 will begin at 11 a.m. and one for kids ages 7-12 will begin at noon. Registration required by emailing southlake@westfield.com.

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Munster

March 30

Great Egg Chase
8-9 p.m.
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
www.munster.org
(219) 836-7275

Bring your flashlight and make a dash for the “stash” hidden in Centennial Park. Participants will search for prize-filled eggs including coupons for free food, candy and more. On-site registration begins at 7:30 p.m. Rain date of April 1 at 7 p.m. Residents only ages 9-13.
$3, $5 on-site

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March 31

Community Egg Hunts
9-10 a.m.
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
www.munster.org
(219) 836-7275

Kids are invited to spend the morning hunting for prize-filled eggs with the Easter Bunny. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Rain date of April 1 at 2 p.m. Code 11854: ages 3-4 with parent, Code 11855: ages 3-4 without parent, Code 11856: ages 5-6, Code 11857: ages 7-8
$3 residents, $5 on-site

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CSRI Egg Hunt
9-10 a.m.
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
www.munster.org
(219) 836-7275

The CSRI Egg Hunt is for families with children with special needs. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Rain date of April 1 at 2 p.m.
$3 residents, $5 on site

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Breakfast with the Bunny
10 a.m.-noon
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
www.munster.org
(219) 836-7275

Enjoy a breakfast of French toast, sausage, breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls and fruit cups with milk, orange juice or coffee. Don`t forget your camera so you can take a photo with the special visitor. Registration required.
$11 adults, $8 kids ages 4-12, free 3 and under

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Doggie Egg Hunt
10-11 a.m.
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
www.munster.org
(219) 836-7275

Dogs search for special eggs filled with treats and prizes. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. Rain date of April 1 at 3 p.m.
$3 dog park members, $5 non-members

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Portage

Bass Pro Shop Easter activities
Bass Pro Shop
6425 Daniel Burnham Drive
www.bassproshop.com
(219) 787-6800

Take a free photo with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 31-April 1 and April 7-8 and 6-8 p.m. April 2-6. Free Easter crafts will take place noon-3 p.m. March 31-April 1 and April 7-8 and 6-8 p.m. April 6. The store’s free Easter egg hunt takes place 1-2 p.m. March 31 and April 1, 7 and 8.

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March 31

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
8-11 a.m.
Woodland Park
2100 Willowcreek Road
www.ci.portage.in.us
(219) 762-1675

Start the day with a visit from the Easter Bunny.
$5 adults, $3 kids under 12

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Easter Egg Hunt
10-11 a.m.
Woodland Park
2100 Willowcreek Road
www.ci.portage.in.us
(219) 762-1675

Easter egg hunt for kids ages 3-8. Portage residents only.

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Schererville

April 5

Flashlight Egg Hunt
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Schererville Town Hall
10 E. Joliet St.
www.schererville.org
(219) 865-5530

Participants will search for prize filled eggs with the help of a flashlight.  After the egg hunt participants will play a game of Bingo for prizes and pizza, pop and cookies will be served.  Please remember to bring your flashlight and a bag to collect your eggs.  Rain or shine! For kids ages 9-13.
$9 residents, $11 non-residents

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Valparaiso

March 31

2012 Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Perpetual Motion
4711 Evans Ave.
www.perpetualsports.net
(219) 476-7209

Easter egg hunt for kids ages 1-10, including refreshments, prizes and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Call to reserve your time by March 29.
$4 per child, a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Caring Place

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April 7

Easter Egg Hunt
10 a.m.-noon
Rogers Lakewood Park
5502 Campbell St.
Hosted by Valparaiso First United Methodist Church
(219) 465-1661

The hunt will take place in shifts by age group, ages 6 months-12 years. Bring a basket or bag for your eggs and a camera to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Hot dogs will be served.

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Porter County Egg Hunt
11 a.m.-noon
Porter County Expo Center
215 Division Road
Hosted by MOMS Club of Valparaiso
www.momsclubvalpo.webs.com

Free Easter egg hunt and face painting for Porter County residents. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and hunt begins promptly at 11 a.m. Bring your camera for a free photo with the Easter Bunny. Raffle table and bake sale benefit Opportunity Enterprises ALL ABOUT KIDS and Hilltop Pantry. Non-perishable items will also be collected for Hilltop Pantry.

 

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