What could be more romantic than snuggling up with your sweetie in the crisp, cool fall air? Enjoy all the sights, sounds, and smells of fall with our list of 10 date nights for October. Looking for more date night ideas? Check out this list of 100 dates you can plan with your partner throughout the year.
9061 N. 700 W, McCordsville
Sundays are an amazing time to go out to the vineyard. Daniel’s offers unlimited mimosas with a selection of juices from 12-6 pm, complete with a DJ or live music from 1-4 pm. Be sure to add on a charcuterie plate or one of their delicious pizzas. This laid-back vibe is perfect for a Sunday day date!
Relax with Live Music
Greenwood Fall Concert Series
300 S. Washington St, Greenwood
Grab some chairs and blankets and get out there to listen to some live music. Head over to the Greenwood Amphitheater for FREE live music throughout the season. In their first-ever Fall Concert Series, you can enjoy live music, food trucks, and some of your favorite beverages. Concerts are on Saturdays and begin at 6 pm.
October 1: Karma
October 8: The Nauti Yachtys
October 15: The 90’s Band
Stargaze with Your Sweetheart
Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium Public Event
4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis
It doesn’t get much better than gazing at the stars on a beautiful October evening. On October 1, 7, and 8, the Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium will be hosting an immersive full dome feature film “From Earth to the Universe” followed by a star/constellation show entitled “Clash of the Titans.” Admission to the show is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Afterward, view an assortment of planets and other celestial beings through Indiana’s largest telescope.
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Full dome planetarium show and star show begin at 8 PM.
Telescope viewing from 9 to 10 PM, weather permitting.
Show Your Home Team Spirit
Indianapolis Colts Home Games
500 S. Capitol Ave, Indianapolis
You will have 3 chances in October to catch a Colts home game. Get decked out in your Colts gear, then grab some drinks and stadium food while cheering on our beloved Indianapolis Colts. We love the energetic atmosphere, watching Blue’s hilarious antics, and of course the excitement of a touchdown!
October 2: 1 pm, Colts vs. Titans
October 16: 1 pm, Colts vs. Jaguars
October 30: 4:25 pm, Colts vs. Commanders
Riley Days Festival
Main Street Greenfield
20 W. South St, Greenfield
Scheduled for October 6-9, this festival honors the legacy of Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley by celebrating poetry, art, and music. With over 460 exhibitors showcasing their arts and crafts skills, you are bound to find something you will love. Admission is free and food is available for purchase.
Enjoy Art and Nature for Free
First Thursday at Newfields
4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis
General Admission is free during operating hours on the first Thursday of every month, year-round. Advanced tickets are required. Reserve your ticket free of charge at discovernewfields.org/visit. Plan ahead and purchase tickets to visit THE LUME exhibit highlighting the works of Monet. Learn all about this immersive exhibit here.
A Tribute to Billy Joel
Mooresville “Rock the Park” Liberty Park Concert Series
255 E. Iredell Ave, Mooresville
The final “Rock the Park” concert of the season on October 7 is not one to be missed. You are sure to have a blast listening to the Billy Joel tribute band, The Stranger featuring Mike Santoro. Food trucks open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm.
Indy Fuel Home Opener
Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum
1202 E. 38th St, Indianapolis
Looking for something new to do? If you haven’t been to a hockey game before, the Indy Fuel are great at introducing you to the game. The Fuel Home Opener will be on October 21 at 7 pm. As an added bonus, fans receive special game discounts. Enjoy $3 beverages, $1 hotdogs, and $7 special t-shirts (while supplies last).
Enjoy the Farm Without Kids
Indy-Area Pumpkin Patches
Find locations in our guide HERE.
Central Indiana provides a plethora of pumpkin patches perfect for celebrating a beautiful fall day. Each farm offers a unique experience. You may find yourself on a hayride, navigating a corn maze, or purchasing one-of-a-kind local goods. No matter where you choose to visit, you are sure to find that wonderful Hoosier hospitality that will help create lasting memories with your love.
Find a MashCraft Brewing Location Near You
1140 N. State Rd. 135, Greenwood
2205 N. Delaware St, Indianapolis
11069 Allisonville Rd, Fishers
MashCraft Brewing is the perfect spot to kick off any date night. If you want to grab some outstanding beers and delicious food, head over to one of their 3 locations. You can find them downtown on Delaware, in Greenwood, and in Fishers. Come in and stay for live music or trivia available throughout the week. If you have to bring the kids along, don’t worry – MashCraft is family-friendly with affordable kids’ meals and board games available. Check out all of the kid-friendly details here.
A Driving Range For All Skill Levels
Back 9 Golf and Entertainment
1415 Drover St, Indianapolis
Located just 5 blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium, Back 9 Golf and Entertainment is a brand new venue providing a ton of entertainment on the southwest side of downtown Indy. If you want to be outside, but the October air is too chilly, reserve one of the 75 heated bays for some friendly competition. This is the perfect place to plan a group date night. Not only can you choose a variety of golf games to play, but you can also order delicious food and drinks. Best Friends Coffee and Bagels has a second location here complete with a spirits menu. Live entertainment is available most weekends.