Northwest Indiana Easter egg hunts

March 1, 2013 in Family Fun, News

Landon Easter egg hunt

Below we’ve gathered information about Easter egg hunts going on throughout the Region, organized by city and town. This list will be updated as details about more events become available. If you know of an egg hunt not listed here, email details to info@southshoreparent.com and we’ll add it!

 

Cedar Lake

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

Teens ages 11-16 will hunt for eggs by flashlight and enjoy a pizza party. Dress for the weather and make sure to bring a flashlight and a bag for your eggs. 6-8 p.m. March 22. $5.

 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Holy Name Catholic Church
13209 Schneider St.
(219) 374-4444
www.cedarlakein.org

Kids 12 and under are invited to hunt for eggs, with some gold eggs that can be redeemed for prizes. Noon March 23. Free.

 

Crown Point

Easter EGGstravaganza
Lake County Fairgrounds
889 S. Court St.
www.lhcweb.org

Hosted by Living Hope Church, this huge Easter egg hunt features 250,000 eggs, 300 prize-filled eggs (with prizes including bikes, iPods and baskets), a multiple helicopter candy drop, face painting, bounce houses and the Easter bunny. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the helicopter candy drop and egg hunt begin at 10 a.m. March 30. Free.

Dyer

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

Kids will be divided into age groups (1-3, 4-6 and 7-9) to hunt for eggs with baskets provided by FunFlatables, with more eggs released throughout the hunt so everyone can collect plenty of eggs. After the hunt, baskets will be collected so the jumping can begin and each child will receive a basket full of Easter goodies at the end of the event. Golden eggs can be redeemed for a free open play token. Registration and pre-payment required. 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 20, 9-11 a.m. March 23, 25, 29 and 30 and 6-8 p.m. March 30. $12 per child.

 

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
Town Hall
1 Town Center
www.townofdyer.com
(219) 865-2505

Before the hunt, participants will enjoy pizza and pop at Town Hall. After hunting in Elmer Miller Park, kids will head back to Town Hall for a raffle. Registration required by March 20. Event is for kids ages 9-12. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight and bag for your eggs. 7-8:30 p.m. March 22. $11 residents, $12 non-residents.

 

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

Kids ages 8 and under will be divided by age group to hunt for eggs. Following the hunt, each age group will have a raffle for prizes. The Dyer Chamber of Commerce will also be on hand starting at 1 p.m. for pictures with the Easter Bunny–bring your own camera! Hunt starts at 2 p.m. March 23.

 

Hammond

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Dowling Park
175th and Parrish Avenue
Pulaski Park
139th and Sheffield
www.gohammond.com
(219) 853-6378

Kids will be divided into the following age groups: 2-4, 5-7, 8-10 and 11-12. Bring your own basket. Must be a Hammond resident. 10 a.m. at Dowling Park and noon at Pulaski Park March 16. Free.

 

Hebron

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Cohen Park
Corner of North Chicago and East Bates streets
(219) 996-4641
www.visithebron.org

Hundreds of prizes will be given away and the Easter Bunny will be available for photos. 9 a.m. March 23.

 

Lake Station

Eggs Marks the Spot: A Pirate Egg Hunt
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. 5:30-8 p.m. March 28. $10 kids ages 1-9 ($7.50 for each additional child in the family), $5 kids 10 and up, free under 12 months.

 

Lowell

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Oak Hill
Oakley Avenue
(219) 696-1570
www.lowell.net

The Easter Bunny is coming to visit. Bring a basket to hunt for eggs. Hunt is open to kids ages 1-12, with an area for kids with special needs. Prizes and baskets will be given away. In the event of inclement weather, baskets will be raffled off in the gym at the Tri-Creek Administration building, 195 W. Oakley Ave. 10 a.m. March 30. Free.

Merrillville

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Southlake Mall
2109 Southlake Mall
(219) 738-2260
www.westfield.com/southlake

Hunt for eggs throughout the mall to collect candy and look for special golden eggs that are filled with candy and gift cards from select retailers. Other activities include a petting zoo with chicks and bunnies, crafts, face painting, stories from Humpty Dumpty, balloon flowers, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Noon-4 p.m. March 30. Free for WFamily members. WFamily is a free membership-based program from Westfield Shopping Centers.  If attendees are not WFamily members, on-site registration is available at the event.

Munster

Great Egg Chase
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
(219) 836-7275
www.munster.org/department/?fDD=6-0

Search for prize-filled eggs in the moonlight. Remember to bring a flashlight. Check-in starts at 7:30 p.m. and the hunt starts at 8 p.m. March 22.

 

CSRI Egg Hunt
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
(219) 836-7275
www.munster.org/department/?fDD=6-0

For children and families with special needs. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the hunt begins at 9 a.m. March 23. $3 residents, $5 on-site.

 

Doggie Egg Hunt
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
(219) 836-7275
www.munster.org/department/?fDD=6-0

Dogs search for special eggs filled with treats and prizes. Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m. with the egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. March 23. $3 dog park members, $5 non-members.

 

Egg Hunts
Centennial Park
900 N. Centennial Drive
(219) 836-7275
www.munster.org/department/?fDD=6-0

Bring a container to collect your eggs. Egg hunts are divided by age group–ages 3-4 with a parent, ages 3-4 without a parent, ages 5-6 and ages 7-8. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the hunts begin at 9 a.m. March 23.

 

Underwater “Egg”stravaganza
Munster High School
8808 Columbia Ave.
(219) 836-7275
www.munster.org/department/?fDD=6-0

Jump in for an underwater egg hunt. After the hunt, the pool will be open for Family Open Swim. Please use entrance I. 2-3:30 p.m. March 24. $10 family of four or less, $5 each additional family member.

 

Portage

Easter Egg Hunt
Woodland Park
2100 Willowcreek Road
(219) 762-1675
www.ci.portage.in.us/department/?fDD=8-0

Kids ages 3-8 are invited to hunt for eggs in the park. Hunts are divided by age group and begin at 10 a.m. March 23. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will also take place at Woodland Park on the same date from 8-11 a.m. Egg hunts are free for Portage residents.

 

Easter Egg Hunt and Activities
Bass Pro Shop
6425 Daniel Burnham Drive
(219) 787-6800
www.basspro.com

Egg hunts in the store will take place from 1-2 p.m. March 23-24 and 30-31. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the main entrance. Kids ages 2-10 will find five eggs and then bring them back to registration to exchange for candy. Easter crafts will also take place from 1-4 p.m. March 23-24 and 30-31 and from 6-8 p.m. March 29. Get a free photo with the Easter Bunny 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday March 23-31. All activities are free.

 

Schererville

Flashlight Egg Hunt
Schererville Town Hall
10 E. Joliet St.
www.schererville.org
(219) 865-5530

Kids ages 9-13 will search for prize-filled eggs by flashlight with a game of bingo and pizza, pop and cookies to follow. Remember to bring a flashlight and a bag to collect your eggs. 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 28. $9 residents, $11 non-residents.

 

Valparaiso

2013 Easter Egg Hunt
Perpetual Motion
311 E 316 N
(219) 476-7209
www.perpetualsports.net

Hunt for eggs and enjoy refreshments, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Hunts begin at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon March 30. $5 per child with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Caring Place.

 

Porter County Egg Hunt
Porter County Expo Center
215 E. Division Road
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Porter-County-Community-Egg-Hunt/588734524489976?fref=ts

Bring your basket to hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny at the event hosted by MOMS Club of Valparaiso. Face painting will be provided by Victory Christian Academy. Families can also purchase goodies at a bake sale and win raffle prizes. The event is free, but donations will be accepted for Housing Opportunities of Valparaiso, with a food drive also being held. 10 a.m. March 30.

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