Vroom-Vroom!!! Load up your family in the car and start your engines to head over to one of the fabulous Indianapolis area Touch A Truck events listed in this guide provided to you by Indy with Kids! If your children are anything like my son, they will love these events! Your family will be able to explore various vehicles by climbing into, on and around. You’ll see and get to climb behind the wheel of police cars and firetrucks, ambulances, garbage trucks and construction vehicles! Tractors! Yes, there will be tractors. We suggest that you bring ear plugs for babies and children to protect their ears from noise and to prevent them from becoming startled by the sudden and unexpected sounds of horns and sirens. Don’t forget sun protection and bring water bottles to help your family stay cool and hydrated in the heat.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
3800 N Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
The Early Childhood Education department of Ivy Tech Community College presents this free event for young children and their families. Rain or shine, come join us in the Ivy Tech parking lot at the corner of Crescent Ave and Coliseum Blvd. as we explore many types of vehicles, up close! This event will allow children (and parents) to see and touch many different kinds of ‘things that go’ and talk with their drivers. Questions? Mary Musson at 317-480-4154.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Begins at 10:00 a.m. on the Midway with a horn free/reduced noise first hour.
$5 per child, Adults are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Food & vendors on site. Kids also get to vote for their favorite vehicle. Admission is at the gate (Dairy Queen entrance off US 31 to the Jo.Co. Fairgrounds). All proceeds benefit Beats for Bristol, Inc.
Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Demonstrations start at 5 p.m. The Open House, will include an expanded Touch a Truck event this year.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Free admission includes musical performances throughout the day!
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
$5 per child. Please call (317) 327-7161 for more information.
Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
$3 per child ages 14 and under.
Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
$2 Greenwood Residents; $3 Non-Residents. Adults and children under 2 are free.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Free admission includes lunch. See vehicles from Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office,
Express Wrecker Service and John Deere Farm & Small Construction Equipment on site!
Please note that many of the events listed below require or recommend advance registration. Please call the venue ahead of time to inquire on registration. This guide will be updated as information comes in with more Touch A Truck events. Please let us know if you spot any Touch A Truck events not listed below in our guide by sending us a message on our Facebook Page. When you attend these and other events with your family, please be sure to share your experiences on social media with us using the hashtag #PLAYindy. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and don’t forget to use the Indy with Kids Mobile App for up to date information on all the wonderful happenings in the Indianapolis area for your family!
Katie is a freelance writer and photographer. She loves to be out in nature, hiking, photographing wildlife and exploring all the wonders of the great outdoors. Katie is also passionate about volunteerism by giving back to the community in various ways. She has a son who she adores and is happily married to her best friend since 2007. Follow Katie in her adventures on Instagram @funwithblake.