A few years ago my girls became obsessed with fairies. We heard about fairy festivals and they said, “I wish we had a Fairy Festival near me.”
Good news! There are several central Indiana fairy festivals and even more fairy-themed activities and events. If your family has a fairy fan, we have some great fun on the calendar all over central Indiana and even a little further.
Find a Fairy Festival Near Me
Fairyville Fairy Festival in Noblesville
April 19 – 22, 2023
Nickel Plate Arts Campus, Noblesville
Follow the trail of fairy houses during Welcome to Fairyville in Noblesville. See the tiny creations and vote for your favorite. Take a self-guided walking tour from Nickel Plate Arts, through downtown Noblesville, over the White River pedestrian bridge, and along the Forest Park trail.
Fairies and sprites will frolic all weekend long during this free event. Upgraded events and opportunities are available while tickets last.
Central Indiana Enchanted Fairy Festival
May 20 & 21, 2023
Murphy Aquatic Park, Avon
This two-day family festival in Hendricks County includes a Fairy Tea Party, Fairy Pet Tea Party, fairy crafts, visits with fairies, kid business booths, live entertainment, music, and games.
Faeries, Sprites, & Lights at Minnetrista
July 27-30, 2023
Imagine and play in a sparkling wonderland! Enter Minnetrista’s Oakhurst Gardens and experience crafts, music, dancing, and colorful lights during the annual fairy, lights, and sprites celebration! Explore a magical event for the whole family. This event topped our list of favorite events for the summer for several years in a row!
Find a Fairy Trail Near Me
Central Indiana Enchanted Fairy Trail
You know we love a good fairy trail, and this one in Hendricks County is HUGE! With more than 25 stops (and growing), your family will explore the west side and see so many new places as you seek out fairy homes at local businesses and venues. There’s even an annual gathering for a faerie festival!
The Fairy Doors in Richmond, Indiana
There are many reasons to visit Richmond, but the trail of Fairy Doors is reason alone. With so many things to do in Richmond, Indiana, you won’t ever be bored. Only about 90 minutes from Indy, make a day or weekend trip.
With so many free activities in Richmond, this is one of our favorite places to visit. During the winter, the Fairy Trail becomes a “Frozen Fairy Trail” during the week of the Richmond Ice Festival.
Fairy Gardens and Other Fairy Fun
Fairy Garden Workshops at Brawner’s Greenhouse
Brawner’s Greenhouse, Fortville
The perfect activity for the miniature or fairy-loving kiddo in your life. Sign up for a fairy garden workshop or just go shopping in the fairy garden section at Brawner’s Greenhouse. We’ve also seen fairy garden classes at the Allisonville Nursery and Wasson’s Nursery.
Abby’s Garden Parties
Abby’s Garden Parties is a service that brings a fairy garden-making workshop to your home, business, or party venue. You can purchase fairy garden kits or have a garden party host lead this activity. We love this activity for our school-aged kids and teens.
Host Your Own Fairy Party
There’s nothing better than when little fairies and sprites climb out of cars and flutter up your driveway in their fairy finery. Oh, the stories you’ll tell when you pull together a sweet group of friends and have a great time. We found the perfect recipe for a backyard fairy party that can be adjusted to fit many budgets.
Fairy Events in Indianapolis
There are several other places we love to attend fairy-themed events.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has been known to host a fairy garden class.
GRT Glass Design has a fused glass fairy garden class on their schedule while I’m writing this article.