7 Things to Do This Weekend Near Indianapolis

7 Things to do this weekend

I love that time during spring in Indiana where everything just pops!  The grass is the brightest green and the flowers add a rainbow of color across the city.

I also love to see the checkered flags waving on houses everywhere I go. It’s a special time in Indy and one I look forward to each May. While my kids aren’t ready for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, they do love the pomp and circumstance that comes along with it.

In our house, it’s almost unforgivable to miss the 500 Festival Kids’ Day. For one day, Monument Circle is turned into the biggest outdoor children’s festival! There are so many fun activities to do, people to see, and things to do. The entire circle and surrounding streets are blocked from traffic and kid-centric activities are set up!

The 500 Festival Sales Force and JP Morgan Chase Kids’ Day and the Rookie Run is Sunday, May 15, from noon-4 pm and includes free activities such as mini car racing, an obstacle course, circus act workshops, performances and entertainment, appearances by celebrity mascots, and more! 

But before all the fun on Sunday, I’ll be spending my Saturday morning at the Indy Mommy Market! The Indy Mommy Market vendors specialize in a wide variety of treasures, including handmade kid and baby items, accessories, apparel, home décor, and gifts. 

Whether you’re looking forward to a shopping spree with all your best friends or even if you’re just hoping to stumble out your front door for some good old-fashioned sunlight, the Indy Mommy Market is the place to be this spring! 

7 Things to Do This Weekend

Indy Mommy Market

Whether you’re looking forward to a shopping spree with all your best friends or even if you’re just hoping to stumble out your front door for some good old-fashioned sunlight, the Indy Mommy Market is the place to be this spring! On Saturday, May 14, from 9 am until 3 pm at Pennington Park Church (13222 E. 126th St) in Fishers, you’ll have the opportunity to shop more than 80 amazing local shops with products ranging from children’s apparel to home décor, from women’s boutiques to handmade jewelry.

Touch a Truck provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types – public service, emergency utility, construction, transportation, delivery, and just plain cool – all in one place. This event is Saturday, May 14, from 10 am-Noon at Pioneer Park in Mooresville.

500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run

Free activities for kids at the 500 Festival Kids’ Day may include mini car racing, an obstacle course, circus act workshops, performances and entertainment, race-themed crafts including princess sashes, pop can race cars, games, face painting, clowns, and appearances by celebrity mascots. There will be food available for purchase. Don’t forget about one of the best events at this all-day festival, the 500 Festival Rookie Run

Encanto Fiesta

Head to the Fortville Community Center for an afternoon full of Madrigal magic! At this fiesta, we will make Encanto-inspired crafts, sing, dance, and complete feats of strength…but we will absolutely NOT be talking about Bruno! All ages are welcome, no registration necessary.

 

Perry Crossing 500 Tricycle Race

This free, fun, family event is to kick-off the month of May and celebrate the 2022 Indianapolis 500. The Town Square “Oval” will be barricaded off to create the course. A “short course” will be created for the little ones. The event will consist of multiple heats of tricycle races in adult and children categories. Ticket is required for participants only. Free parking will be available in the north lot of AMC across from Stone Creek.

Family Kite Flying

Family Kite Flying at Dr. James A. Dillon Park on Saturday, May 14, from 11 am-4 pm. $5 gets get you a kite, hot dog, chips, and drink. Other items will be available for individual sale. This event is rain or Shine and open to all ages. 

 

Nickel Plate Trail: Grand Opening Celebration

This free, family-friendly celebration will be the first public kickoff event to welcome everyone to explore the downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail. While there, enjoy live music, food trucks, public art, and more extending south to activities at the Fishers Parks HQ at the trail and 106th Street (inside the Hub & Spoke building at 8100 E. 106th Street).

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