Don’t let those April showers keep you from getting out and exploring our great city. Indianapolis is filled with a plethora of activities for your next date night. Whether you are interested in shopping, dining, sports, the arts, or movies, there is something this month for everyone to enjoy. Here are 10 incredible options for the month of April.
Franklin Spring Vintage Fest
Along W. Jefferson St. in downtown Franklin
Looking for that perfect day date? Head to Franklin on April 29 for the Spring Vintage Fest. This event runs from 10 am-5 pm. You will have the opportunity to shop from over 80 vendors spanning across 2 vendor areas. You will also be able to enjoy live music and food trucks. Franklin has a beautifully quaint downtown filled with antique shops and boutiques, so you can shop ‘til you drop. Spend the day with your date browsing all that Franklin has to offer.
Latin Night at Hilbert Circle Theater
45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis
Latin Fire is going to bring the heat to the Hilbert Circle Theater on April 14-15. This passion-filled show is perfect for a romantic night on the town. This is a celebration of Latin American orchestral hits with the accompaniment of highly acclaimed Costa Rican trumpeter Jose Sibaja and vocalist Mónica Abrego. Get dressed up and grab dinner at one of the many high end restaurants in downtown Indy for a night to remember.
First Friday at the Circle City Industrial Complex
1125 Brookside Ave, Indianapolis
The Circle City Industrial Complex is an incredible spot to visit on the first Friday of the month. You will find the galleries open for you to peruse and observe the works done by local artists. You can stop by and watch a glass blowing presentation, try some chocolate at SoChatti, grab a drink from Centerpoint Brewing or Eighth Day Distillery. You can even try your hand at Fowling, which is a combination of bowling and football. There is so much to do at the complex, you are sure to come back time and time again.
Trivia Night Fun at the Garage Food Hall
906 Carrolton Ave, Indianapolis
On Monday nights from 7-9 pm, you can test your knowledge at Trivia Night at the Garage Food Hall. Hosted by the Quizzler, you can bring a group of up to five, making this a great option for a group date. The Garage is such a fun place to go for a night out. We love all of the dining options in the food hall. It is perfect if you and your date can’t agree on a type of food. Grab your favorites and a few beverages, then compete to win prizes!
High Energy Action with the Indy Fuel
1202 E. 38th St, Indianapolis
Our beloved Indy Fuel finish their season this month. If you haven’t made it out to a game yet, what are you waiting for? Grab tickets now and enjoy all the action. Hockey is action-packed and sure to keep you entertained. There are some great promotions for the month of April including Pucks & Paws Night and Fan Appreciation Night.
Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game
501 W. Maryland St, Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Indians are back! There is nothing like watching a baseball game on a warm evening and indulging in all of your favorite concessions like popcorn, peanuts, and hot dogs. Yum! Grab tickets on a warmer April evening or catch a day game to soak up the sun. There are promotions throughout April, including a Circle City Night celebrating Indy and a Star Wars Night. If you decide to buy lawn tickets, you can bring blankets and pack a cooler with a picnic dinner.
Indy Eleven Game
1001 W. New York St, Indianapolis
The boys in blue are back. Indy Eleven begins their 10th season on April 1. These games are so fun and full of energy – you are sure to have a blast. You have four chances this month to catch a match. April 8 is 317 Night: tickets are just $7, beers and sodas are $3, and popcorn is just a dollar. It is an incredible deal! Indy Eleven recently announced their plans for Eleven Park with a groundbreaking for the new stadium taking place in May. This season will be played at Carroll Stadium at IUPUI.
Enjoy a Sweet Date at a SoChatti Chocolate Class
1125 E. Brookside Ave Gate D2, Indianapolis
Stop by the SoChatti Chocolate Tasting Room to try some of the best chocolate in the city. Try out the Candy Making Class with SoChatti Chef Jessica Halstead. You will make four different desserts including truffles, turtles, fudge, and peanut butter pie. To sweeten the deal, you will also get a complimentary cocktail or mocktail to enjoy throughout the class. Classes fill up quickly! You do not want to miss this smooth, delicious chocolate.
Butler Ballet Presents Swan Lake
4602 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis
Enjoy a night out with the Butler Ballet at Clowes Memorial Hall to see the timeless story of Swan Lake. Showing April 14-16, Swan Lake is the story of the power of love and the eternal struggle between light and dark. The Butler Symphony Orchestra will play Tchaivosky’s eloquent score while you watch the splendor of the Butler Ballet. Clowes Memorial Hall is located on the Butler University campus and is close to great restaurants in the Broad Ripple area.
Movies Under the Stars at Tibbs Drive-In Theater
480 S. Tibbs Ave, Indianapolis
Load up your car with blankets and head out for a movie night under the stars at the Tibbs Drive-In Theater. As soon as the sun sets, blockbuster movies are available on four different screens. Enjoy the movies from the comfort of your car or bring along some lawn chairs. You cannot go wrong with the retro concessions, affordable ticket prices, and nostalgic atmosphere. Be sure to arrive early to snag your favorite spot.
Spring has sprung in Indianapolis and all of our favorite outdoor activities are ramping up. Grab your loved one and spend a night out on the town enjoying all the city has to offer. We would love to hear about your adventures. Tag us at #IndyWITHOUTKids to let us know what you are up to. If you can’t get out of the house, we have a list of 30 date night ideas for after the kids go to bed.