Let’s welcome Spring with spending some time in the great outdoors. We think investing in an Indiana State Park pass is a great way to push ourselves into the great wild (and save money in the long run). We love that the park pass is valid for the whole year so guests can take advantage in any season. Here in Indy we are blessed to have our own State Park in the city. Check out Fort Harrison State Park on the East side of Indy for fun in any weather.
Want to get in touch with nature but prefer to be indoors? We have a great selection of nature centers in the Hosier State. Learn about trees, birds, bugs, critters and more at a variety of programming. This weekend the Holliday Park Nature Center is having a bilingual presentation on vultures, how cool is that?!
You can even have fun outside at night! Head to the McCloud Nature Center for an incredible view. Visit Holcomb Observatory on the Butler University campus for an interstellar view.
This weekend a special two-night event will begin Saturday, March 25, with the crescent moon, Venus, and Mars high in the western sky. Not sure where to look? The famous constellation Orion will also appear in the Western sky just to the left of Mars, the moon, and Venus.
Happy Stargazing and #PLAYIndy
7 Things to Do This Weekend
Egg Hunting Season Begins
Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail. That’s right! Easter is on its way. We have an events calendar full of fun Easter-themed activities to enjoy with your family. This weekend kicks off the 2023 season. There are a few options, including some sensory-friendly hunts. Start your Easter basket haul early!
The Magic Flute
Join Butler Opera Theatre as they present Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute in the Schrott Center for the Arts. They will use video gaming as a background for Tamino’s quest to find and free Pamina, along with all the other magical characters like Papageno, Sarastro, and the Queen of the Night. Hear the music you know presented in a new way to spark your imagination. No tickets are required for this FREE show.
Outdoor Adventure Class
The Central Indiana Wilderness Club will present a FREE Outdoor Adventures Class to help you get started with your outdoor adventures. This class is perfect for the novice and experienced adventurers, and a good place for anyone to pick up and share new ideas.
Topics will include selecting gear (cooking/food, water filters, stoves, tents, canoes, packs for hiking, biking, and paddling), trail safety and much more.
Information and sign-up opportunities for upcoming beginner backpacking trips will be available at the event.
Stick around for a bilingual presentation on vultures later Saturday afternoon.
Are you looking for a great way to get your kids out of the house and have fun together? Head to Fishers for the FREE Indoor Spring Carnival. This event is perfect for the whole family, so invite your friends and neighbors too!
Enjoy carnival games, food, face painting, balloons, and many other activities for your kids to enjoy. Plus, Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a fun and memorable time with your family.
Gnome Away From Home | Opening Weekend
This spring break garden gnomes from far and wide will gather at the Conservatory! See this whimsical display of garden gnomes and try to spot them all! This year’s theme is “Gnomes Save the Day,” allowing visitors to enjoy the gnomes’ as our favorite superheroes. Contact the staff for information about loaning a gnome to be part of the display.
Admission is $5 for individuals and $12 for families (2 adults max per family).
Indy Fuel vs Kalamazoo Wings | Kids Eat Free & Tooth Fairy Appreciation Night
FAMILY FUN / KIDS EAT FREE & TOOTH FAIRY APPRECIATION DAY
Come out for a fun afternoon with the family! Kids eat free. After the game, enjoy the last post-game skate of the 2022-23 regular season with the team! It’s also Tooth Fairy Appreciation Day, where the Fuel will pay homage to the tooth fairy and all the hockey smiles that keep her in business!
The Indy Winter Farmers Market has been the longest-running and only winter market in downtown Indianapolis that connects farmers to community members. The goal of the winter market is to help bridge the gap between the community, local farmers, and food producers.
At the market, you will find some of Indiana’s best local produce farmers, and artisan food producers, including sustainably raised meats and dairy products, unique baked goods, preserved and fermented foods, and more! Bring family and friends, enjoy live music and good food, and let your kids play in the kids’ area!
Bonus! Fairytales on Ice featuring Beauty and the Beast
Fairytales On Ice takes classic fairytales and spins them with upbeat modern music, theatrical storylines, special effects, and the live sport of figure skating. You’ll see champion ice skaters, cirque performers, and live singers, as they bring the “tale as old as time” to life. Most seats $15, $25. Limited premium seating $35. Grab tickets before they sell out. You won’t want to miss this spectacular show.