Monday June 17, 2013
I can't believe we are already talking about it, but Independence Day is not that far away. Some celebrations and festivals begin in June and run through the holiday. The Indianapolis area has a lot of events and firework displays to offer. Enjoy everything from small community events to the big Regions Bank Freedom Blast downtown. Visit the 2013 July 4th Celebrations Guide to start making your holiday plans. Also, find out about firework safety and laws and typical July 4th weather.
Friday June 14, 2013
Indianapolis offers a thriving music scene all year long, but in the summer, the outdoor venues open and provide countless musical performances throughout the city. This year, the concert lineups are very impressive, featuring music from all genres. And what I find even more impressive is the amount of free concerts available to residents. The Indy Parks concert series provides numerous concerts throughout the summer and even into fall. And if you're in to mainstream music, venues like Klipsch Music Center and Bankers Life Fieldhouse will host some of their biggest concerts in the next few months. I've compiled a list of concerts taking place this summer across Indy. Check out the 2013 Summer Concert Guide for all concert information at your favorite venues.
Wednesday June 12, 2013
Drowning is the second leading cause of childhood unintentional death for children under the age of 14. Indy Parks has partnered with the USA Swimming Foundation to offer the "Make a Splash" Water Safety Program. Next week, June 17 - 20, all Indy Parks outdoor pools will offer free water safety classes. The program provides an introduction to water safety in a guarded pool settings. Participants in the "Make a Splash" program will enjoy being a guest at the pool at no-charge that day. If you are concerned about the dangers of swimming and want to ensure you and your children are informed about water safety, this is a great opportunity.
Indy Parks also offers some great summer programs for children and adults of all ages. Check out this list of Summer Camps and Programs for more fun things to do.
Wednesday June 12, 2013
There's nothing like a great family cookout - the smell of steak sizzling on the grill, laughter, perhaps a few mixed drinks. But behind every great family function, there are people who spend hours planning, cooking and cleaning up. Avoid all that mess and treat Dad to a nice meal out. There's still time to plan your function, if you act fast. Check out this list of restaurants that are offering up Father's Day Specials in honor of Dear 'Ole Dad! Be sure to call ahead and make reservations to avoid hassles!