7 Things to Do This Weekend Near Indianapolis

I know we talk about the Indiana State Fair a lot at Indy With Kids, but really, what’s not to love? My favorite parts are the fair food, the animals, and playing Beango at the Glass Barn with my kids!

What’s your favorite part of the fair? Email and let me know! 

There really is so much to do at the fair, and much of it is completely FREE. We never miss old favorites like Little Hands on the Farm, and we love to explore new favorites like the World of Speed in the Harvest Pavillion. With classic Indiana-made cars, celebrity car appearances (including the Batmobile, the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, and more) plus SPEED: Science in Motion Exhibit, an ALL NEW attraction to the State Fair, you won’t want to skip your pit stop to World of Speed!

Yesterday was $3 Thursdays at the fair where guests get $3 admission, $3 concession choices, and $3 midway rides. Mark your calendars for the last $3 Thursday on August 18.

I also want to personally invite you to join my family for a FREE family friendly concert at Mallow Run Winery, tonight, August 12 for the 5th Annual Music Therapy Rocks! Silent Auction and Concert. This event is very important to me because it supports Music Therapy services at Riley Hospital for Children.

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Indy, let’s #PlayIndy.

7 Things to Do This Weekend

Where to Find Kona Ice This weekend

Saturday, August 13

  • Humane Society For hamilton County  8:45 am-12:30pm
    Hauge road Location
  • Westfield Centennial Days  2:30-9:30 pm
    1000 Pawtucket Drive, Westfield

Indiana State Fair - Now through August 21

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

The Indiana State Fair is back July 29 – August 21, 2022! As you plan your visit, we have your best tips for saving money at the best fair the Indianapolis area has to offer. Looking for free admission? Inexpensive midway rides? Deals on concessions and fair food? We have all the info you need!


5th Annual Music Therapy Rocks! Silent Auction and Concert

Join Katy Mann and her family for a FREE family friendly concert at beautiful The Sycamore at Mallow Run. Box Burger food truck will be on hand, and adult beverages are available inside the venue. This is the 5th Annual Music Therapy Rocks! Silent Auction and Concert to raise funds for Music Therapy services at Riley Hospital for Children. Attendance at the concert is free, and you will be able to bid on the wonderful auction items donated by businesses around the state.

The Mini-Mini | Running Event for Ages 5-12

There’s a running race for kids that my children always talk about. The Mini-Mini from the 500 Festival really made an impression on them a few years ago and they can’t wait to be a part of it again!

Traditionally, the 500 Festival mini-mini kids’ run draws hundreds of young runners and cheering fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This year, the virtual mini-mini will continue to provide Indiana’s youth with a memorable running experience—from anywhere! This event is recommended for kids ages 5-12.

Movies in the Park | Noblesville

The Noblesville Parks Department invites residents to enjoy outdoor movies together as a family at four city parks this summer. The 15th annual Movies in the Park Series has something for all ages to enjoy – from puppy bandits to dragons to fantastical journeys and enduring heroes. This Friday, August 12 see Onward (PG, 102 min) at Dillon Park. The movie begins at dusk.

Lawrence Community Safety Day 2022

Come learn about services provided throughout the Lawrence community through Police and Fire demonstrations. This FREE event for the entire family is on Saturday, August 13 at Lawrence Fire Station 40.

Art in the Park Music Festival

7th Annual Art in the Park Music Festival and Free Community Enrichment event on Saturday, August 13 at MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park. Service Providers, Job Fair, Art & Culture, Resale & Food Vendor, Free Kids Zone, Outdoor Sip and Paint, and more!

Jenkins Forever Farm’s Open “Barn” Event

Jenkins Forever Farm is home to over 80 residents including cows, alpacas, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, ferrets, iguanas and barn cats. Join us for a fun-filled day! We’ve got Mr. Daniel playing at 10 am, then amazing plant-based food available for purchase by The Tasty Plate, along with sanctuary tours, shopping, kids activities, a bake sale, and more! The weather is supposed to be beautiful on Saturday, August 13

Live Music All Weekend at Daniel’s Family Vineyard & Winery

Daniel’s Vineyard & Winery is the Indy-area destination for delicious food, beautiful views, and amazing wine. The atmosphere at Daniel’s is perfect for an evening with family or friends and, a picturesque way to enjoy a glass of vino on a warm summer night. This weekend, enjoy concerts all weekend—one Friday night and two FREE shows Saturday—and then Sunday morning they have a band/DJ to “wine”down the weekend (and bottomless mimosas)!
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