Indianapolis Date Nights | 10 Romantic Date Ideas for May 2024

Looking for some great date ideas for May? Indianapolis is known for hosting some of the best events throughout the month of May. The city comes alive! You can stay busy all month long with just race activities. You will also find all of the outdoor events springing back up, from farmers markets to food truck festivals to outdoor concerts. There is no shortage of amazing activities to keep you busy all month long. Plan some amazing date nights with these 10 ideas for date nights in May.

Daily Deals and Entertainment at Daniel’s Vineyard

9061 N 700 W, McCordsville

Daniel’s Vineyard is the perfect place to go when you need to destress and recharge. On May 23rd, take part in Vinyasa at the Vineyard. Your $30 ticket will include a 60 minute yoga class along with a glass of wine to help you unwind. The vineyard is absolutely beautiful and there are lots of great specials you can take advantage of throughout the week. Enjoy $5 glasses of wine all evening on Wednesdays and half-price pizza from 4-6 pm. Thursdays feature BOGO bottles of wine. You can sing your heart out on Fridays for Karaoke Night, or sit back and watch local musicians perform on Saturdays. If you can’t get out in the evening, enjoy Bottomless Mimosas on Sunday afternoons.

Sweet Chocolate Flights at SoChatti

1125 E. Brookside Ave, Gate D2, Indianapolis

If you find yourself downtown and have a craving for something sweet, make a stop at SoChatti. You can pop in anytime and try out a flight of chocolate and make candy drops for just $15 per person. Did you know SoChatti’s chocolate is dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free? You can also try your hand at painting at their special Chocolate & Painting Class on May 16th. During this class, you will be guided through all the steps to create a beautiful piece of art. Flights of chocolate and wine are included as well as a tour of the chocolate factory.

May Traditions with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2601 Georgetown Rd, Indianapolis

It wouldn’t be May without a trip to the racetrack. IMS will be busy all month long with practices, qualifications, and races. Take a day off from work and spend it at the track. There is so much to see and do. We love to pack a cooler with cold drinks and snacks. I highly recommend getting garage passes. It is a great way to get close to the drivers, see what their garage set-ups are like, and feel the excitement of the 500.

Romantic Evening on the Indianapolis Canal Walk

420 W. Ohio St, Indianapolis

There is so much to do on the Indianapolis Canal Walk and at White River State Park. As you leisurely walk from one end to the other, you can take in great views of the Indianapolis skyline and see beautiful landscaping. Pack a picnic for an easy and cheap night out. If you are looking for more, rent a bike or a swan boat. You’ll also find a number of museums, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Everwise Amphitheater which hosts incredible concerts.

Cheer on the Indiana Fever

125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis

The Indiana Fever season kicks off this month and all eyes are on Caitlin Clark. The atmosphere at these games is sure to be electric. Don’t miss out on the fun and come cheer on all of these amazing athletes at one of their exciting games. The home opener is on May 16th but if you are unable to make it to that game, you can also come out on May 20th, 28th, and 30th. Get there early and hang out in the Bicentennial Unity Plaza. You can shoot some hoops, enjoy concessions, beverages, music, and so much more!

Savor the Sweetness of Strawberry Picking

Multiple locations around Central Indiana

Spend some time going strawberry picking at one of these local farms. This is a great day date idea. There’s nothing like the sweet taste of sun-ripened fresh strawberries picked straight from the plant. Luckily, you won’t have to drive far to find a place to harvest your very own delicious berries. Central Indiana has plenty of great farms to explore. Grab enough berries to share with your love. Come up with a few strawberry recipes to make together in the kitchen!

Brunch and Browse the Farmers Market

Multiple locations around Central Indiana

What could be better than taking in the fresh morning air at your local farmer’s market? Pair it with an exquisite brunch of course. You are sure to find a farmers market in your area. Visit local vendors, chat with the farmers, and grab some delicious items to use throughout the week. Afterward, indulge in a decadent brunch meal complete with coffee and mimosas. We love Good Morning Mama’s in Broad Ripple for a breakfast that can’t be beat.

Movie Night at Tibbs Drive-In

480 S. Tibbs Ave, Indianapolis

If you are looking for a date night filled with nostalgia, head to Tibbs Drive-In for a movie night under the stars! Tibbs Drive-In is a classic American drive-in movie theater. It has been in operation since 1967.The theater is known for its nostalgic atmosphere, retro concessions, and affordable ticket prices, making it a popular destination for families and movie lovers of all ages. This is sure to bring you back to your younger years. Bring blankets and chairs to cozy up as you watch movies all night long. Pick up some movie snack essentials from the concession stand. You get a lot of bang for your buck here. Adults are $12 and you can stay to watch 3 movies!

Indianapolis Indians Baseball Home Games

501 W. Maryland St, Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Indians have a homestand from May 14-19 and again May 27-31 giving you plenty of opportunities to enjoy a beautiful night of baseball. We love a date night at Victory Field. The game is relaxing, the venue is beautiful, and there are always great promotions. On Tuesdays, you can take part in Dollar Menu Night featuring six different concessions for just a dollar each. Choose from hot dogs, popcorn, Cracker Jack’s, chips, peanuts – and even churros! If you make it out for the Friday Night game, be sure to stay afterwards for fireworks!

Browse the Broad Ripple Art Fair

820 E 67th St, Indianapolis

Browse through more than 150 vendors showcasing their magnificent artwork at the Broad Ripple Art Fair on May 18th and 19th. This art fair is in its 52nd year and takes place at the Indy Art Center. Patrons can enjoy incredible one-of-a-kind art, live music curated by Indy Jazz Fest, fantastic food, Bier Brewery products, artist demonstrations, and interactive art activities for people of all ages!

We hope you can use these date ideas for May to help you get out and about to try something new! There really is nothing like May in Indianapolis. You can feel summer coming right around the bend and the city is buzzing with excitement. Whatever you choose to do this month, be sure to tag us so we can follow along on your adventures! Use the hashtag #IndyWITHOUTkids for all of your date night adventures! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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Daniel’s Vineyard is great for dates, but it’s also family-friendly!

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