Indianapolis Date Nights | What to do in May

Are you planning a date night? We’ll help you plan a whole month of amazing date nights. Grab your spouse, your partner, your sister or your best friend — we have lots of ideas for all of you!

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Get Physical: Aerial Silks Circus Class

Grab your friends and get flying at the Aerial Silks Classes at Cirque Indy. This fitness classes is anything but your average workout class. You’ll incorporate all kinds of fun moves, moves like the ones you see in circus acts and in the summer olympics. This would make a great girls night out, bridal shower starter or bucket list activity.

Right now there’s a sweet deal on an intro class. Try it for only $10!

Girls Night: Ladies Evening Out Sip & Shop

Invite your best friends or your book club to a night out. Sip and Shop at this pop up shopping event at the gorgeous Black Iris Estate. Enjoy a glass of wine, a sample or two, catch up with old friends, meet some new friends and see what 60 local vendors have to offer. Admission is free: May 9, 6pm-8pm.

Eat: Spoke & Steele

Spoke and Steele is so full of surprises, that there’s just no way that I could resist recommending that everyone visit. I can’t wait until we have family visiting from out of town so that I can take them to this extraordinary lounge style restaurant. Sharing a building with Le Meridien, Spoke & Steele captures the attention of guests right away.

This neighborhood restaurant serves downtown residents and visitors alike with delicious food, craft cocktails and a one of a kind dining experience. From large groups to intimate dinners, the ambiance of Spoke & Steele is like nowhere else in Indy. It is my personal goal this year to eat a meal in the Steve McQueen Room and the Barrel Room. Both of these rooms can be requested by anyone who walks in the door. And if they’re available, you can eat there!


Play: Main Event

Bowling, 100 arcade games, laser tag, a full restaurant, a full bar, concessions, prize redemption for tickets and so much more! Adults love Main Event for everything the kids love about it, and more!

Cheer: IPL 500 Festival Parade

On Saturday, May 26, watch one of the biggest and best parades in all of the United States. The IPL 500 Festival Parade celebrates the month of May and racing in Indianapolis. Floats, bands and celebrities will make their way through the streets of downtown Indianapolis. You can get the perfect seat when you buy a VIP ticket — they’re expected to sell out very quickly.

Indulge: Salt Cave

Take a break from it all, lay back, hold hands and soak in the … salt. Salt caves are growing in popularity, it’s a great way to relax and get your mind off of things while doing something that may or may not have health benefits. Visit a local salt cave for date night and save money when you get this deal on Groupon.

Watch: Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill offers dinner and a movie + drinks. The latest movies to hit the big screen and a comfy seat with that beautiful red button that beckons a waiter to get you popcorn, drink refills or a hamburger. It’s all part of the all-inclusive date night. Get your $5 ticket here before you go!

Party: Indy 500 Snake Pit

Call a sitter, leave your kids with your in-laws, whatever it takes — get to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indianapolis 500 and the Snake Pit! Tickets for the Snake Pit are available starting at $85 per person. This gets you general admission to the race and to the famed Snake Pit. Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Deadmau5, Diplo and GRiZ are all performing at the Sunday, May 27 Race Day concert.

Looking for kid-friendly family date nights? We have those too!


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