7 Things to Do This Weekend Near Indianapolis

7 Things to do this weekend

This week, I saw the back-to-school aisles fully stocked at the store, and for just a second, I thought, “Wow, is it time to do that again?”

Yes. Yes, it is. 

I realized we are weeks away from the first day of school. Many Central Indiana schools even start at the end of July. It’s time to plan the Back-to-school Breakfast and other First-day-of-school celebrations. 

But summer is not over yet, and I’ll be squeezing in that last little bit of summer fun for the next few weeks. If you need some summer inspo, check out our 101 Days of Summer in Indy for all the best summer activities in the city!

Get in that last summer visit to a waterparkpool, or splash pad. And, don’t forget about all the other great outdoor activities, like movies, concerts, and playgrounds!

We’re in the last weeks of summer. Let’s go #PlayIndy.

7 Things to Do This Weekend

#1 IU Health’s Momentum Indy

The IU Health Momentum Indy is a two-day cycling celebration of bike races, bike rides, food, music, and family festivities in downtown Indy. Serving as the 5th race of the American Criterium Cup, professional cyclists will give it their all to take the podium! Don’t miss Kid’s Day on Saturday, July 13! Check out all the kid’s day info and register for the kid’s race on the Momentum Indy website. Activities include BMX Stunt Shows, bike competitions, free bike helmets and helmet decorating stations, obstacle courses, yard games, and more!

#2 Fortville Summerfest

Fortville Summerfest is a fun-filled day for friends and families! There is an all-day kid zone with bounce houses and face painters—75+ vendors, including Food, Beverages, Craft, and Direct Sales. Bands start at noon and conclude with a fantastic fireworks display at dusk. Summerfest is located in Landmark Park. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

#3 Greenwood Parks Summer Concert Series

Nearly every Saturday evening this summer (June-August), Greenwood residents and visitors will gather with lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy live musical performances in various musical genres for the annual Summer Concert Series! Coolers must be single-handled and no more than 20 inches in length. Outside alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. All concerts occur at 7 pm at the Greenwood Amphitheater in Craig Park.

#4 Berry Cherry Festival

Head to Tuttle Orchard for the Berry Cherry Festival on Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13! Celebrate summer with delicious berry and cherry treats, family-friendly activities, and more. The Cafe will make special treats for this event, and the Grill will serve lunch. Activities include (weather permitting) wagon rides: $5/person, Tractor Town Kids Area: $5/child, and free kids’ crafts!

#5 Indy Ignite Summer Block Party

Join The Yard at Fisher’s District and Indy Ignite and enjoy field day games, cross net volleyball games, live music, face painting, balloon twisting, hair braiding by Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Salon, and giveaways from the Indy Ignite Volleyball team. Come welcome Indy’s newest team to town at this fun shindig.

#6 Gill Family Aquatic Center Twilight Pass

Enjoy $5 admission to the Gill Family Aquatic Center from 4 pm to close daily. The Gill Family Aquatic Center in Danville features two body slides, a diving board, a toddler play area, and a splash pad area. Daily hours are Monday to Friday, 11 am to 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm.

#7 Music & All That Jazz

Celebrate many of nature’s most SENSE-ATIONAL things, including hummingbirds, butterflies, lightning bugs, flowers, frogs, and other delightful creatures! Come inside the Cool Creek Nature Center, cool off, and enjoy exploring and learning about the amazing things that fill the summer sky, scent the summer air, and add musical fancy to this magical season!

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