The month of May is an exciting time in Indianapolis. 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 farmer’s markets to food truck festivals to outdoor concerts. There is no shortage of fun activities to keep you busy all month long. Plan some amazing date nights with these 10 ideas.
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. 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? SoChatti is located at the Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC), a convenient walk or drive away from Mass Ave. Try out glass blowing or a fowling match while at the CCIC or take a stroll down Mass Ave for great restaurants, boutiques, and bars.
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 TCU Amphitheater which hosts incredible concerts.
Daredevil Food Truck Friday and Lagerfest
1151 N. Main St, Speedway
Food Truck Fridays at Daredevil Brewing are so fun! On May 12, enjoy over ten different food trucks with a variety of cuisines along with craft beer and cider while you listen to great live music. You can even bring the kids along if you need to; there will be bounce houses and cornhole to keep them entertained. May 12 will also be Daredevil’s Annual Lagerfest, where you can sample world-class beers. A $20 ticket gets you unlimited samples!
Cinco de Mayo and First Friday
Multiple locations around Central Indiana
Cinco de Mayo will fall on the first Friday of the month, making it line up with the ever-popular First Friday events that you can find at art galleries across the city. This is shaping up to be an amazing night to plan a date. Grab some delicious Mexican food at your favorite local restaurant and then tour some art galleries to learn about up-and-coming local artists. You may even bring home some new pieces of art for your house. You can get a great meal from Social Cantina, which features delicious tacos and a wide range of tequilas.
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 16-21. 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 five different concessions for just a dollar each. Choose from hot dogs, popcorn, Cracker Jack’s, chips, and peanuts – all the classics! If you make it out for the Friday Night game, be sure to stay afterwards for fireworks!
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Hamilton and a Night Out on the Town
502 N. New Jersey St, Indianapolis
Did you hear the news? Broadway in Indianapolis is performing Hamilton. This award-winning musical is a must-see. You will be singing the music for days after. Get all dressed up for a fantastic night out on the town. Snag a reservation at one of the highly-rated steakhouses or restaurants downtown. After the show, indulge in a decadent dessert or high-end cocktails at one of the many establishments along Mass Ave, all within walking distance of Old National Centre.
May is an outstanding time to get out 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 nights! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.