Events & Attractions
Summer 2012 Festivals in Downtown Indianapolis
Summer 2012 promises to be full of hot and exciting festivals. Enjoy some of the most popular festivals downtown this year.
2013 Indianapolis 500 Events
The Indianapolis 500 is a huge event that draws in hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. This year, the events are hotter than ever. If you're looking for event information, look no further!
March 2013 Calendar of Events
This month, there's a lot of exciting events. In addition to the popular St. Patrick's Day events, the city has a lot of exciting things to do. Check out this list to get the scoop on what's hot this month!
Indianapolis Area Easter Egg Hunts - 2013
Looking for a place to take your children Easter egg hunting in the Indianapolis area? Look no further. This list has some of the most popular events in town!
Valentine's Day Guide - 2013
Looking for something fun to do this Valentine's Day? Need help with a florist or a last-minute gift? This guide can help!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events, 2012
Celebrate MLK Day 2012 with these special events happening throughout Indianapolis!
November 2012 Calendar of Events
Need a list of things to do in Indianapolis this November? We've got the top picks right here. Enjoy everything from musicals to museum exhibits and much more!
January 2013 Calendar of Events
After Indianapolis rings in the New Year, there's plenty left to do in the Circle Centre. These events will keep you entertained during the cold, winter days.
2012 Indianapolis Halloween Guide
Everything you need to know about celebrating Halloween in Indianapolis.
Safe Trick or Treat Alternatives
Looking for an alternative to trick or treating? There are some great options in the Indianapolis area. Here's a breakdown of a few.
September 2012 Calendar of Events
September is full of exciting things to do. With lots of theatre, concerts and festivals, there truly is something for everyone.
2012 Halloween Events in Indianapolis
It's that time of year again - the city is coming alive with spooky events. This year's highlighted Halloween events range from children's events to ultra spooky adult events.
September 2012 Festivals in Indianapolis
The weather is beginning to cool, creating a perfect environment for fall festivals and there's no lack of them in the month of September in the Indianapolis area. Whether you're into art, different cultures or wine, there's bound to be a festival that's perfect for you. This list includes some of the most popular Indy festivals for the entire...
August 2012 Calendar of Events
Find out what's happening in Indianapolis in August 2012.
2012 Indianapolis Area County Fairs
There's nothing like a summer fair. This list of local fair dates will make sure you don't miss out on attending at least one county fair this year!
2012 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration Concerts
When it comes to Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration, the concerts are, without a doubt, the most popular events. These three concerts will draw in thousands, so be sure to plan ahead!
October Calendar of Events
Fall is officially here and with it comes plenty of fun family events. This list includes some of the top events in the city this month - from comedy, to theater, to festivals.
February 2012 Calendar of Events
The month of love is here. If you're planning a hot date night, you might want to check out these events.
November 2011 Holiday Events
The holiday decorations are already up at the stores and the city is preparing for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. November marks the beginning of the Circle City's holiday events. This list includes holiday favorites and some new events that you might not know about. Make your holiday plans early!
Get Free Admission at Various Attractions for MLK Day 2012
The kids are out of school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and that means many parents take the day off as well. Have no fear - you don't have to spend the day trapped inside. There are a ton of free events throughout the city.
How to Save Money at the Indiana State Fair
Use these money-saving tips to stretch your dollar further this year at the Indiana State Fair.
Halloween Events and Attractions in the Indianapolis Area
Every October, haunted houses and other spooky attractions begin to pop up all over the city. There's no shortage of frightening things to do for all ages. Here are a few that might interest you.
March 2012 Calendar of Events
March has arrived and there's plenty of special events taking place this month. In addition to the downtown St. Patrick's Day Celebration,this month's events include a popular Broadway musical, several kids activities, a dance party and much more!
Holiday Events in December 2011
December is a beautiful time in Indianapolis. The Circle is lit and the city is buzzing with holiday events. This month Indy has a variety of events to offer - everything from children's events, to theater to museums. Check out this list when making your holiday plans.
2012 Indianapolis Area Trick or Treat Times
Don't miss out on trick or treating! Here are the times for 2012 trick or treating in the Indianapolis area!
Geckos Scurry into the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Children of all ages will enjoy the latest exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Get up close and personal with one of the world's favorite lizards - the gecko. Enjoy over 15 species of this exciting reptile!
Hot Wheels™ Roll into the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Experience one of America's most iconic toys in person. Hot Wheels for Real take over the Children's Museum of Indianapolis!
Fishers Renaissance Faire
Travel back to 15th century England at this annual Renaissance Faire. Enjoy entertainment, food, artisans and much more!
Discover 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' at the Indiana Repertory Theatre
Explore the spookier side of theater with the Indiana Repertory Theatre's production of 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'. This thrilling performance will definitely leave you thinking!
Indiana Black Expo Travel Tips
Planning on attending Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration events? You are not alone! Plan ahead with these traveling and parking tips to help make your experience as smooth as possible.
Halloween Weather in Indianapolis
Want to know what kind of weather to expect for trick or treating? Find out what is typical weather in Indianapolis on Halloween.
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration 2012 Event Schedule
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration is one of the largest events of the year. If you need to know what's going on, this complete list of events will keep you informed.
Celebrate Chinese Culture at the Chinese Festival
The Chinese Festival is an exciting annual cultural event. Enjoy traditional entertainment, food and dancing!
Travel Back in Time at Conner Prairie
Learn about Indiana's history at this live, interactive history museum. Get the scoop on this popular Indianapolis area attraction.
July Events Calendar in Indianapolis
July Events in Indianapolis
Have a Roaring Good Time at the Indianapolis Zoo
Established in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo is host to over a million visitors each year. The Indianapolis Zoo has led efforts in conservation and research to become a world-class attraction. It was the first attraction triple accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Association of Museums as a zoo, an aquarium...
2012 Fireworks Laws and Safety Tips
Stay safe this 4th of July! Follow these Indiana State firework laws and safety tips to keep your celebrations pain-free this summer!
2012 Indy Parks Free Outdoor Concerts Schedule
Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and catch one of these free Indy Parks concerts!
November 2011 Calendar of Events
November is here and temperatures are dropping. There's plenty of events to keep you warm. Whether it's dance, theater, concerts or children's events, there's no shortage of entertainment in Indianapolis this month.
Independence Day Celebrations 2012 - Free Admission
Celebrating July 4th is a summer must and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact, many local communities offer free festivals and events. Check out this list for the free admission events!
January 2012 Calendar of Events
The new year is here! Now that the holidays are over, you might be looking for something different to do. Whether it's a night out with friends or a fun day with your kids, we've got you covered. Here are a few of the top events going on in Indianapolis this month.
December 2011 Calendar of Events
December is packed full of events this year. The city offers some fabulous holiday-themed events. If you're not in the mood for a holiday-themed event, the following list highlights some additional great things to do.
Top 10 New Year's Eve Parties for 2012
Want to ring in the New Year in style? Indianapolis will rock with parties this year as the city ushers in a big year. In addition to hosting the Super Bowl, the city will play host to many large events.
Chick-fil-a Hosts Date Knight for Mothers and Sons
Enjoy a special mother-son date night at a local Chick-fil-a this March.
Keep Your Head at Conner Prairie's Headless Horseman
The Headless Horseman event is a popular annual event at Conner Prairie. The family-oriented event is a great way to start the fall season. This overview highlights what to expect when attending.
Celebrate the Holidays with Jolly Days at the Indianapolis Children's Museum
Get the kids out of the house this holiday season and enjoy Jolly Days, the Indianapolis Children's Museum's annual holiday event!
Experience the West through 'Jingle Rails'
Train enthusiasts will delight in the Eiteljorg Museum's annual holiday exhibit,'Jingle Rails'. Imagine traveling from Indianapolis to the great American West. This exhibit allows visitors to explore the possibilities with its winding railroads and beautifully-crafted landmark.s
Spend an Afternoon at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is an one of the top educational and unique museums in the city. The Eiteljorg is one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that showcase both Native American and Western art, culture and history.
May 2013 Calendar of Events
May is an exciting month in Indianapolis with the Indianapolis 500, as well as many more events. Find out what tops the list of things to do this month!
The Indianapolis Zoo Comes Alive During ZooBoo
For safe trick or treating and fun with animals, there's no other place but the Indianapolis Zoo for ZooBoo. This family-friendly annual event is sure to please.
Explore The Indianapolis Children's Museum
The Indianapolis Children's Museum is one of the premier attractions in the city. Boasting 472,900 square feet, it is the largest children's museum in the world and sees over a million visitors each year.
July 2012 Calendar of Events
Looking for something to do this month? Check out these top July 2012 events in the city of Indianapolis.
2012 July 4th Celebrations
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy these 2012 4th of July events. Information about the dates, times and locations of these exciting celebrations.
June 2012 Calendar of Events
Looking for something to do this June? This calendar of top events will help!
Free Things to do with Your Kids in Indianapolis
Let's face it--taking your kids to a lot of the local attractions can really add up. But having fun in Indy doesn't have to cost you a fortune. This list gives suggestions on things you can do in Indianapolis with your kids that are completely FREE.
Historical Weather Date for July 4th in Indianapolis
What kind of weather should we expect on July 4, 2012? These stats will give you a general idea.
You don't have to take an elaborate vacation or leave the city to treat your...
You don't have to take an elaborate vacation or leave the city to treat your kids to a fun-filled summer. These activities will keep your kids busy for free or at very minimal expense.
May 2012 Calendar of Events
May is a huge month for the city of Indianapolis. If you're a race fan, it means the Indianapolis 500. If you're not, maybe May means the beginning of summer vacation for the kids or Mother's Day traditions. The city will begin to heat up and we will welcome thousands of race fans. Prepare to be busy this May!
Where to Take Mom for Mother's Day Brunch
Thinking of taking mom out for Mother's Day brunch? Don't procrastinate! This list of restaurants will help you get ahead of the game and make reservations for the busiest dining out day of the entire year.
2012 Easter Egg Hunts
This list of Easter egg hunts will help you make the most of holiday events in the Indianapolis area.
April 2012 Calendar of Events
April has arrived and with it, comes some great events. Besides Easter events, April brings with it plenty of live music, theater and sporting events to keep you busy. Enjoy the Naptown Roller Girls, live dance performances and much more! These events will keep you hopping - long after Easter.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration 2012 Schedule of Events
Each year, Downtown Indianapolis celebrates St. Patrick's Day in true Irish fashion. With plenty to do including a parade, live entertainment and food, there's plenty of ways to celebrate. This schedule will keep you on top of the events.
Things to Do in Indianapolis
There's plenty to do in Indianapolis -- from standard fare like arts, entertainment, museums and monuments to events unique to Indy like the Indy 500 and the Indiana State Fair. This is the place to find out where to go to enjoy your favorite activities, or explore some you may not have thought of before.
The Indianapolis Zoo
A world-class facility, The Indianapolis Zoo organizes its residents into five biomes, or living habitats. Visit the popular Meerkat exhibit in the Deserts biome, take in a dolphin show in the Oceans biome, or get up-close and personal in Encounters. There's always something new to see and do at the zoo.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Monument Circle, downtown Indianapolis, honors Indiana's fallen Civil War heroes. Visitors can view the city from the top of the 285-foot-tall monument, or visit the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum inside. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed-Sun; phone (317) 232-7615.
The Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District
The Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District consists of 24 acres of parks, museums, monuments, statues, sculptures, and fountains in downtown Indianapolis, making Indy second only to Washington D.C. in acreage and number of monuments dedicated to veterans. The plaza is also the national headquarters of the American Legion.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Home of the Indianapolis 500,the Brickyard 400, and, this year, the Red Bull Indianapolis GP motorcycle race, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is considered the racing capital of the world. On the racetrack grounds is the Hall of Fame Museum dedicated to automobiles and auto racing.
Indiana State Library
The Indiana State Library was established in 1825 to accommodate the research needs of Indiana's legislators, and has since grown to meet the needs of all Indiana citizens today. The library is responsible for collecting and preserving all types of information and data about the state of Indiana, including genealogical information for those interested in tracing their family's history.
January Calendar of Events
A calendar of events for the month of January details what's happening in Indianapolis -- shows, activities, entertainment, and more that you won't want to miss.
LEGO® Storms Indianapolis in March 2012
LEGOs® have gone from childhood toy to world-wide phenomenon. Highly collectible and always in demand, these favorite building blocks are so popular entire events are created around them.
Indiana State Fair Sculptures Feature a New Take on Tomatoes
2009 was declared the "Year of the Tomato" at the Indiana State Fair. Tomatoes were featured throughout the fairgrounds, but perhaps nowhere more uniquely than in these tomato can sculptures. Tomatoes represent a $48 million industry in Indiana, which ranks second in the U.S. in the production of tomatoes for processing, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Photos of the 2009 Indiana State Fair
A collection of photos taken by freelance writer/photographer Mandi Rogier at the 2009 Indiana State Fair for the Indianapolis About.com website.