Vroom-Vroom!!! Load up your family in the car and start your engines to head over to one of the fabulous 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 having the freedom to climb into police cars and firetrucks, ambulances, garbage trucks and construction vehicles among many other awesome types of vehicles! 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.
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!
Touch-a-Truck 2016 at Ivy Tech Community College Coliseum Campus
Saturday, April 23rd 10:00 A.M. – Noon
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.
Touch A Truck at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
Monday, May 16th 3:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
6 Municipal Dr, Fishers, IN 46038
Free. For more information, please call (317) 595-311.
Touch-a-Truck at Johnson County Fairgrounds
Saturday, May 21st *10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (see schedule below)
250 Fairground St, Franklin, IN 46131
This family-friendly interactive community event is $5 per child between the ages of 1-17 years, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are FREE. *We offer a horn free hour with reduced noise from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Each vehicle will have a driver present to answer your questions and help kids explore! Bring your cameras. There will be food vendors available. Proceeds benefit Beats for Bristol, Inc. Please Like and Follow Franklin Touch a Truck on Facebook and click here to visit the Event Page for updates. For more information, please send an email or call 812-391-3588.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Dorel Juvenile Group
2525 State Street, Columbus, IN
This year instead of making you wait until the end of the event for your FREE concert, we’ll have performances throughout the day! Tyler Steel will headline this year’s free show with special guests Hotwired and Josh Melton. Free registration begins at 8:30 A.M. and the show starts at 10:00 A.M. For more information, please call 1-877-269-1015 or send an email.
Hamilton County Sheriff & Kiwanis Touch A Truck
Saturday, June 11th Noon – 3:00 P.M.
Hamilton County Fairgrounds Hall A
2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville, IN 46060
For more information, please call Jake Doll at 317-776-2491 or send him an email.
Touch A Truck at Broad Ripple Park
Saturday, June 17th 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
1550 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
$5 per child. Please call (317) 327-7161 or send an email.
Touch A Truck at Raymond Park
Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:00 AM – Noon
8575 E Raymond St, Indianapolis, IN 46239
$3 per child ages 15 and under.
Food Trucks will also be available for patrons to purchase refreshments. For more information, please call 317-862-6876.
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Presents Touch A Truck
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
All Ages • Carmel High School Stadium Parking Lot
2450 E Smokey Row Rd, Carmel, IN 46032
Your child can come explore fire trucks, police cars, limousines, and more! Let them sit in the driver seat and honk the horn as their imaginations soar.
10:00 A.M. – Noon $3/Child (Children Under 2 and Adults are Free)
Click here to register today!
Saturday, September 24th 9:00 A.M. – Noon
Parks Maintenance Building
675 South Madison Avenue, Greenwood, IN 46142
$1 Greenwood Community Center Members
$2 Greenwood Residents (non-members)
For more information, please call (317) 887-5000.
Touch a Truck at the Fishers Reynold’s Farm Equipment
Saturday, April 9th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
12501 Reynolds Dr, Fishers, IN 46038
Free. For more information, please call (317) 849-0810.
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.