Soggy start for Easter in Indy

Walkers brave the rain in downtown Indianapolis for the Easter Egg Run/Walk on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (WTHR/Russ Govert)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - It was a soggy start for families trying to celebrate the Easter holiday. The Cultural Trail hosted an Easter egg hunt in downtown Indianapolis, starting from three different locations. The kids took off running Saturday morning, while their parents followed behind with umbrellas and ponchos.

There were about 400 kids searching for eggs along the 8-mile span of the trail. Volunteers hid 13,000 plastic eggs along the path that families got to find and take home.

The outdoor Easter egg hunt at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was canceled, but some kids still got to hang out with the Easter bunny at a special breakfast event at the IMS pavilion. They could jump on bounce houses and and get their faces painted, which some say was the best part.

"I like my face paint because now I'm twins with the Easter bunny," said Lainey, who is 6 years old.

"On Easter, it's a tradition to hunt for eggs and it's a really good face paint," said Mackenzie, who is 9.

Families also got to spend time with a few 500 Festival princesses, getting ready for next month.

Easter festivities moved indoors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, April 20, 2019. (WTHR/Anna Carrera)

We're all hoping for a lot less rain when May rolls around!