Apr
06

Indie Ogden’s Guide to Easter Fun 2012!

 

 

Head over HERE for the 2014 guide! 

It’s Easter in Ogden & Indie Ogden is here to tell you what there is to do! It’s a sweet holiday full of eggs & bunnies & laughter & magic, why not get out & enjoy all there is to enjoy? We have a few ground rules for you to remember first, though… Okay, only two rules. But they’re important!

Rule #1: Don’t Be a Goon! It’s a fun holiday for everyone to enjoy, the point is not for you & your children to get all the eggs evar, but to share the fun & happiness of springtime. So again, DO NOT BE A GOON. Because goons just aren’t cool.

Rule #2: Baby animals are not a good Easter gift idea. I know, its soooo tempting, they are soooo cute & cuddly & adorbs, but one day soon they won’t be cute baby animals anymore & unless you have really planned for a new member of your family (because that’s what pets ARE), you’re better off just getting the cute stuffed bunny from Queen Bee instead. (But, if you DO want a pet, why not contact No More Homeless Pets or check out Petfinder.com to rescue a love in need of loves!)

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Shopping for Gifts

Some great places to go for Easter gifts are right around the corner, check out a few of Indie Ogden’s recommendations:

The Queen Bee – Utah chocolates, cards, retro toys, handmade gifts, unique treasures, gift baskets & much more – 270 25th Street

Bright Blessings – Soaps, jewelry, candles & more! 107 25th Street

Rainbow Gardens – Gift boutiques, holiday décor, clothes & candies! 1851 Valley Drive, Ogden

Color Me Mine – Nothing says happy Easter like a handmade Easter bunny! 188 25th Street, Ogden

Green the World – Eco-Friendly gifts & clothing, Green the World has a wide variety for you! 143 25th Street, Ogden

Olive & Dhalia – Retail fantasy world, perfect place to find gifts for Easter! 215 25th Street, Ogden

Topper’s Bakery – Baked goods and custom items (read our spotlight!) 2516 Monroe Blvd

Pampa’s Bakery – Delicious baked goods & authentic Argentinian empanadas! 135 25th Street

Vintage Cupcakes – Maybe you’re not in the mood for all that candy? Have some yummy cupcakes! Read our spotlight yet? 105 25th Street, Ogden

Lucy’s Heavenly Bites – Delicious cupcakes abound in Ogden! Try Lucy’s too! 196 W 17th Street, Ogden

Little Cherry Blossoms – For that cute li’l outfit your li’l one needs on Easter morn! (They have tutus!) 184 25th Street, Ogden

Sock Monkey’n’Around – Kitschy & cute, all you could hope for in a vintage store. (Read our review!) 263 25th Street, Ogden

Wisebird Bookery – The li’l bookstore full to the brim of cool. Gifts, books, coffee & more. 4850 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Voila Boutique – women’s new and vintage clothing hats, jewelry – 2440 Washington Blvd

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Do It Yourself Easter

Also make sure to keep an eye on our DIY section! We’ve got lots of great options for homemade gifts & fun things you can do with your family for Easter!

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Now, onto the fun! There is so much to do! We’ve broken it down by time, all over Northern Utah you can find fun no matter what part of Utah you’re in.

Easter Egg Hunts – Saturday

8:00am
South Ogden, photos with the Easter Bunny at 8 a.m. and egg hunt at 9 a.m. sharp, located at Friendship Park, 655 E. 5500 South, South Ogden. Ages 0-12 (special needs children can exceed age limit).

9:00am
Brigham City: Pioneer Park, 800 W. Forest St.

Clearfield: Fisher Park, 934 S. 1000 East, behind the Aquatic Center. The American Legion Post No. 134 will help hide more than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs. The city-sponsored egg hunt is free to children and has four age divisions assigned to specific areas in the park. Parents can assist children in egg gathering for the 2 and under division as well as the special needs division. Each plastic Easter egg is filled with a pre-wrapped candy or a special prize that may be claimed at one of the local merchants that sponsor the egg hunt.

Clinton at the new soccer/football fields, 2050 N. 1500 West, Clinton. For youth ages 0-12 years old.

Hill Aerospace Museum: on Hill Aerospace Museum grounds. More than 9,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes will be hidden on the grounds of the museum. Age groups 1-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 will have separate spaces to hunt for eggs. For information call (801) 777-6818, (801) 777-0312, (801) 775-4632.

North Ogden Kiwanis Club: at North Ogden Elementary School Park. The hunt is open to children ages 1 through 9. Candy and eggs for all participants. Prizes will be awarded for children who bring decorated bonnets, baskets and eggs.

Pleasant View: Pleasant View Park on Pleasant View Drive. Children age 12 and under are welcome and should bring their own basket to gather the eggs. The event will also be the grand opening of the new restroom facilities, which are now complete at the park.

Fruit Heights: at 910 S. Mountain Road, Fruit Heights, for children ages 0-12.

Harrisville: at the Harrisville City Park for children ages 1-10. Live Easter bunnies will be there for parents to take photos of their children with.

West Haven: at West Haven Park, 2825 W. 3300 South. There will be divisions for children ages 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12.

West Point: at Loy Blake Park. The hunt is open to kids living in the city. The hunt is being organized by the youth council.

Syracuse: at Founder’s Park, 1500 W. 1900 South, for ages 0-11 years. After the hunt, get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

Washington Terrace: at Rohmer Park, 5100 S. 650 West. For children ages 12 and younger.

10:00am
Farmington: at the Main Park at 100 N. Main St. Children 12 and younger are invited to participate in this event, hosted by the city’s Parks & Recreation Department.

Kaysville: Barnes Park, 900 W. 200 North, Kaysville. For children 1-12 years of age.

Riverdale: Riverdale Park, community center, 4360 S. Parker Drive. Children ages 12 and under are welcome and should bring their own basket.

West Bountiful: behind the West Bountiful City Hall on 800 West by the large bowery. For ages 2 through third grade. One blink and all the eggs are gone, so be there with your basket or bag a few minutes early.

Woods Cross:  Woods Cross Elementary, 745 W. 1100 South.

10:30am-12:30pm
Clearfield City Aquatic Center – Easter egg dive session – The event’s second session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and go until 3:30 p.m. The egg dive will be available for children ages 5 to 14 and will be divided into age groups. Each plastic egg that is retrieved may be redeemed for a prize. Once all of the eggs have been claimed there will be an open plunge for all participants. Pre-registration is required for the egg dive and can be done until Saturday morning or until both sessions are filled. $5 per child. Call (801) 525-2640 or visit the Aquatic Center at 825 S. State St. to register or find out more information.

11:00am & 3:00pm
Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park – Join us for one of our biggest events of the year, our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Hunt times are 11am and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply and Dinosaur ParkMembers receive 50% OFF regular admission prices. This helps to defer the cost of putting on the event. Limit of 5 eggs per child with many of the eggs redeemable for prizes up to $50.00. Located at 1544 East Park Blvd., Ogden (801) 393-3466

 

Sunday

Brunch at Slackwater Pizza! From 10:00am – 2:00pm, enjoy live music from Che Zuro, try a Sake Bloody Mary or the special Easter Mimosa while you celebrate the day with your sweetheart & family!

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About Jenny

Jenny Shaw is a die-hard Ogdeneer; local community supporter, little bit of a hippy, lover of music, anything British and sparkles. She can be found regularly at the Grounds for Coffee on 30th and Harrison, doing homework and drinking coffee or at the Sandtrap on any given Wednesday, singing her heart out at karaoke.

When she isn’t helping with Indie Ogden, she is volunteering all over town, when she's not at work with the Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership (Head Start). Jenny also works with the Buy Local (Ogden) group and is passionate about promoting, connecting and uplifting local businesses to make a stronger, more unified community and economy.

If you ever want to catch Jenny, just track her down at MacCool’s for ½ priced appetizers, at any of the fabulous vintage stores scattered throughout Ogden playing dress-up with Mikaela, or with the rest of Indie Ogden wandering around our lovely town.

Comments

  1. Think dates should be included in any future posting so public knows what day of calendar these events are actually on.

    • Sorry about that! Our date is in the link but the update must have taken it off the top of the post. I will be sure to fix that asap.

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