7 Things to Do This Weekend Near Indianapolis

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! 

This weekend is the world famous Indianapolis 500, bringing all the checkered-flag-fanfare to the circle city! We love all things Indy 500, but we especially love the AES Indy 500 Festival Parade on Saturday, May 27. While there are plenty of spots to view the parade for free, don’t forget you can get reserved seats that guarantee you won’t miss any of the action! 

But the Indy 500 isn’t the only big thing happening this weekend. We’re also officially kicking off summer at Indy With Kids and we couldn’t be more excited.

Check out our list of 101 Days of Summer for 101 ideas of things to do with your kids all summer long. That’s one thing to do every day from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day! Places, actitivites, events, and more await you this summer. Come back to the website when you’re looking for inspiration, or download the calendar and follow along for summer fun the whole season!

Summer is here! Let’s go #PlayIndy.

7 Things to Do This Weekend

500 Festival Parade

The 500 Festival Parade is one of the biggest and best parades in the United States, and it’s right here in Indianapolis. The parade is tops on the “can’t miss” list for local families and visitors.
Bands, floats, giant helium-filled floats, celebrities, mascots, and of course, race cars and drivers take to the street and wave and smile at fans. Music will fill the air and over 200,000 spectators will cheer and applaud the parade participants as the parade winds its way past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. 

Strawberries on the Square

Head to Franklin for strawberries, pound cake, ice cream and whipped topping during their 18th annual Strawberries on the Square! The schedule of events includes vendors, live music, a cruise in and of course strawberries! Friday, May 26 is sure to be a sweet day for the whole family.

Boomerang by Hancock Health

Check out the most recent Hancock Health Boomerang issue!

Learn all about NASA and space exploration, and learn how to eat like an astronaut with an easy space food recipe. 

Freedom Springs Opening Day

This waterpark has so many awesome attractions; two body slides, a tube slide, a lazy river, diving boards, a drop slide, a lily pad crossing, a lap pool, a play area, and a splash area for the little ones that includes fun water activities. The park is fun for kids of all ages and is sure to help you kick off the summer fun.

Indian's Game & Fireworks

Spend Memorial Day at Victory Field while we remember those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice. The team will wear camo jerseys that will be auctioned off after the 7th inning. Fill your belly without emptying your wallet when hot dogs, peanuts, potato chips, Cracker Jack® and popcorn are all available for just $1 each. Bring the family and have a blast after the final out with a spectacular fireworks show.

Farmers' Markets

The weather is warming, summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s the start of farmers’ market season. We want to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to get out and meet your local farmers and artisans, so we compiled an extensive list of Indy area markets. 

African Unity Fest

Calling all families! Looking for a fun way to bond and get active together? Head downtown for FREE Family Flow Yoga. Every Saturday from 10:00-11:00 am near the Colts Playspace on the Downtown Canal. Bring your yoga mat or a towel, water bottle and be ready to flow.

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

Join the City of Fishers at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater to honor the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom at this special ceremony.
After the ceremony, take a walk around the Central Green and Nickel Plate District Amphitheater to see the new light pole banners honoring local veterans and active duty service members in the Fishers community.

7 Things to do this weekend

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