7 Things to Do This Weekend Near Indianapolis

It’s October so we’re happily putting out our Halloween decorations and getting our pumpkins ready. But fall also means it’s festival season

We have some great ideas all across Central Indiana this week. Enjoy the tunes at a fall concert under the stars with our friends at Greenwood Parks & Rec on Saturday night or the classic movie Hoosiers at Bicentennial Unity Plaza.

Our friends at Sullivan Hardware are back with their Sullivan Express and this time of year it’s chugging along to PumpkinTown! Reserve your family their very own train car and enjoy the sites and sounds of PumpkinTown. Meet the PumpkinTown mayor, catch a magic show, and trick or treat in the mini subdivision.

If you haven’t visited your favorite apple orchard yet, there is still time to squeeze in a trip. Many orchards also have pumpkin patches and stay open through October. 

Your MARVEL fan won’t want to miss this event this coming Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7:30pm. Featuring a soundtrack that blends symphonic orchestral music with hip-hop, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert pairs a screening of the Academy Award®-winning animated film with live musicians and turntables featuring a DJ scratcher live on stage at the Butler Arts Center.

What’s on your calendar this weekend? 

Let’s go #PlayIndy!

7 Things to Do This Weekend

Venardos Circus

The fabulous Venardos Circus, a Broadway-style animal-free circus! The show’s theme “Let’s Build a Dream”  will be here through Sunday, October 1. The Venardos Circus cast will take audiences on a journey under the big top as it unveils a fresh, magical, and all-new experience for fans.
The show features an original score, amazing performers, stunning lighting, and dazzling costumes all on a central stage for an immersive family-friendly experience.

Fall Concert | Greenwood

Greenwood Parks & Rec welcomes everyone to their fall concert series. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Pack a picnic. Coolers are allowed but must be small and single-handled. All coolers must enter through the designated gate at the top of the Amphitheater stairs. Outside alcohol and anything in a glass container is strictly prohibited and subject to confiscation. Food trucks will be on-site for convenience. There is no charge for the Fall Concert series, and it is family friendly, so bring the kids for a night under the stars.

Get Ready For The Solar Eclipses!

An event that has not occurred in 819 years is coming to central Indiana! There will be a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024! Did you know this area will also have a partial solar eclipse on October 14, 2023! Join the Indiana Astronomical Society for this free program to learn all about solar eclipses, how to observe them safely, and other out-of-this-world facts. Everyone is invited to this free event and advanced registration is not required.

Indianapolis Colts vs Los Angeles Rams

This Sunday, October 1 the Indianapolis Colts welcome the Los Angles Rams to Lucas Oil Stadium. The gates open at 11 am, and the game kicks-off at 1 pm. This weeks game theme is Family Day; the first 30,000 fans through the gates will get a clear belt bag. Fans young and old won’t want to miss Touchdown Town from 10 am – 12:30 pm. 

Día Latino de Lawrence

Día Latino de Lawrence will feature cultural food, dancing, art, crafts, community vendors, and local organizations. Partners in putting on this event include Arts for Lawrence, City of Lawrence, and the Lawrence Township School Foundation. Come out for a festive day of culture and fun the whole family will enjoy. 

Kids Safetypalooza

Families with kids of all ages are invited to Kids Safetypalooza!
Bring your bike and ride through a kids bike safety course.
Coordinators are giving away 800 free bike helmets! Once your family completes the safety course there is a bike check to store your bike while you have fun at all the other awesome things to do. Touch a truck, inflatables, playground, communuty resourses, and more just to name a few.

Movie Night on the Plaza: Hoosiers

Head to Bicentennial Unity Plaza for a special screening of Hoosiers. For this inaugural movie night, seating is restricted to blankets only – so please leave those chairs at home. You’re welcome to bring along your favorite snacks and soft drinks. However, if convenience is key, concession stands will be offering a delicious assortment of snacks, soft drinks, beer, and wine.
Enjoy this collaborative cinematic event and bask in an evening of film, stars, and community spirit

BONUS! Opening Day at Lark Ranch | Lanesville

Our friends at Lark Ranch are excited to announce that they are opening a third location this year! For the inagural season they will have the train running, as well as several amusement rides and other attractions. Head south of Indy on Saturday, September 30 for their opening day festivities. All guests 3+ are required paid admission. Daily tickets and season passes include all rides and activities except for those noted as additional on the website. 

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