about the event
the westfield Easter egg drop
We hope you'll join us for the 7th Annual Westfield Easter Egg Drop on March 24th! This is one of the largest and most spectacular egg hunts in Indianapolis put on entirely by 180+ volunteers from multiple Westfield-area churches! The event is hosted at Grand Park in partnership with the City of Westfield and our sponsoring partners.
We look forward to putting on this free community event every year and our volunteers have already been working for months getting everything set. The helicopter pilot knows his route, tens of thousands of pieces of candy are on the way, the plastic chickens are going crazy laying their plastic Easter eggs (where did you think plastic eggs came from?). All that's missing...is you!
As in years past, we'll have two separate drops (morning and afternoon) with over 30,000 plastic eggs being used at both drops. We have also expanded our registration this year with spots for 2,000 children! In addition, we're excited to announce we've added a new area to the Westfield Easter Egg Drop called "Helping Hands." This will cater to children who cannot independently participate in their age group's egg hunt due to limited mobility or sensory issues (read more on the FAQ).
The registration code for this year’s event will go out in the March 13th edition of the Current in Westfield Newspaper. Pre-Registration for Westfield residents will begin on March 14th with open registration on March 16th.
2018 Partner churches
NSPIRE Church — Currently meeting in Oak Trace Elementary School, with service at 10:30. NSPIRE is excited to be moving into its permanent location this Spring located down the road from the Westfield High School football field at 1189 E. 181st Street, Westfield. NSPIRE was the 2016 City of Westfield Partner of the Year. We love to breathe life into our city through fun events like the Westfield Easter Egg Drop.
Christ United Methodist Church — All are welcome to visit Christ UMC that meets at 318 N. Union Street with services at 9:00 and 10:30am. Christ UMC is heading up the Carnival Games Area this year and is excited to play some fun games with the kids!
Heartland Church — Everyone is welcome. Anything is possible. The Westfield Campus meets at the Carey Ridge Elementary School, 16231 Carey Ridge Road with Sunday services at 10:30am.
Thrive Christian Church — Thrive has been in Westfield since June 2017 and is located at 15091 Towne Rd. Everyone is welcome and invited to join in Thrive's mission: to follow Jesus, connect people to each other and serve our world. Sunday services are at 9:30am and 11:00am.
Westfield Friends Church — Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples. Located at 324 S. Union Street
Imagine Church (now known as NSPIRE Church) hosted the very first Easter Egg Drop in Westfield at Oak Trace Elementary on April 7, 2012. It has grown every year since, moving four times (to Washington Woods Elementary, the Westfield High School, and now Grand Park). The dream of the Egg Drop has always been about building community and serving our friends and neighbors. In 2016 NSPIRE invited other Westfield churches join together to present this amazing event to the community.
Our 2017 Egg Drop was the largest yet, drawing over 4,500 people with 1,600 registered children. The pre-registration filled up in less than eight hours!
“The Westfield Easter Egg Drop is an event that brings the community together. Since the Westfield Easter Egg Drop has doubled the number of attendees, Grand Park is the perfect place for families to gather and enjoy the holiday in a unique and fun way. We look forward in continuing this successful partnership with our Westfield churches.”
– Andy Cook, Mayor of the City of Westfield
Past participants have said,
“All of the volunteers did an excellent job. From the time we arrived until the time we left the parking lot you could see how well organized the event was. As we left, our kids were already asking if we could do it again next year.”
“All of the volunteers were so friendly and helpful, setting a great atmosphere for the exciting event.”