Easter in Indianapolis: Things to do

If you aren’t going home for Easter, there are still plenty of things to do in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Public Domain Pictures.


With Easter fast approaching, there are plenty of festive events happening all over Indianapolis. From egg hunts to brunch specials and religious services, there’s many different events for all those who celebrate.

There’s several egg hunts in the Indianapolis area this year. While most are targeted to a younger audience, these are for all age groups.


Easter Weekend at the Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo has an unconventional egg hunt. There are 19 giant eggs located through the zoo; take note of the locations of 10 and stop by the gift shop for a prize.  The zoo also has an Easter themed photo opportunity, new animal talks and Easter themed treats for the animals.


Cultural Trail Egg-Stravaganza

15,000 eggs will be hidden along the eight mile Cultural Trail Easter weekend. While registration is free and encouraged, individuals choose one of three locations and begin the hunt. After the hunts, participants are encouraged to head inside, enjoy breakfast treats and see what their eggs hold.


What’s Easter weekend without brunch? Below is a list of restaurants that are having Easter specials. All of the restaurants recommend making reservations to guarantee your party a table.


Market Table at the Alexander Hotel

For $39, the Market Table offers an Easter buffet filled with a variety of foods including a carving station, saute station, an array of entrees and 12 types of locally made gelato. Easter brunch is held from 11 to 3 p.m. While the restaurant has a casual dress code, Market Table is the most expensive on this list.


Granite City – Indianapolis

Different from the menu and atmosphere of the Market Table, Granite City’s Lawless Easter Brunch features comfort breakfast items like biscuits and gravy. Granite City is the only one on the list with a business casual dress code but, at $24.99, it is the cheapest on this list.



Mesh has a prix fixe menu from 10-3:30 p.m. but their Easter celebration extends until 10 p.m. The prix fixe menu costs $35 and consists of one family style appetizer, one entree choice and one family style dessert. Tea, soda and coffee are included. The atmosphere for Mesh is in between the other two options on this list as a smart casual dress code.


Lastly, Easter wouldn’t be Easter without the vigils and services. Below is a list of churches that work with Butler’s Center for Faith and Vocation as well as the times for their vigils and services.

First Baptist Church of Indianapolis Service at 10 a.m.

St. Luke Catholic Church Vigil at 7:30 p.m. and services at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Vigil at 9 p.m. and services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Light of the World Christian Church Service at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Vigil at 8 p.m. and service at 9 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church Vigil at 9 p.m. and services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Common Ground Midtown services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Soma Church Midtown services at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

City of Lights Church Services at 10 a.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Vigil at 8 p.m. and services at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Fairview Presbyterian Church Service at 11 a.m.

Second Presbyterian Church Services at 8 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

North United Methodist Church Services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Meridian Street United Methodist Church Services at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Services at 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.



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