Weekend Picks10 Awesome Events Happening This Weekend in Indianapolis | Sept. 23-25

10 Awesome Events Happening This Weekend in Indianapolis | Sept. 23-25

Short on ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend? We have you covered! Check out our picks for the top 10 things to do with kids in Indianapolis this weekend! 

Festival of the Turning Leaves

Sept. 23-25 | Main Street Thorntown

The Festival of the Turning Leaves is held each year on the last full weekend in September. On these three days, we welcome visitors from all over to enjoy a variety of activities, entertainers, craft and food vendors, a parade, a unique children’s area, museum tours, and much, much more!

Festival of the Turning Leaves

Whitestown Movie in the Park – Monsters University

Sept. 23 | Main Street Park

Join the Whitestown Parks and Recreation Department for Movies in the Park at Main Street Park. Each event begins at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.

Indy Irish Fest

Sept. 23-24 | Garfield Park

Indy’s long-running celebration of Irish culture! Enjoy live music, Irish dancers, cultural exhibits, sheep, Irish dogs, fun food and beverage options will be part of the Fest!

Irish Fest

National Alpaca Farm Day Open House

Sept. 24 | Montrose Farms Alpaca Ranch

Join in on all the Alpaca fun for National Alpaca Farm Day at Montrose Farms.

Montrose Farms Alpaca Ranch


Archaeology Day at Mounds State Park

Sept. 24 |10 am-4 pm | Mounds State Park

Come to the Mounds State Park Nature Center for Archaeology Day. They’ll have artifacts and stories to share. Bring any artifacts you’d like to have identified. There will also be lots of hands-on activities for kids including Atl-Atl throwing, making a pinch pot, learning about what we will leave behind for future archaeologists and more!

Beasley’s Orchard Fall Festival: Hometown Heros

Sept. 24-25 | Beasley’s Orchard

Join Beasley’s Orchard in saying THANK YOU to our local first responders and hometown heroes! Local first responders will be in attendance with their work vehicles to demonstrate their talents and engage with members of our community.

Hometown Heroes

Franklin Fall Festival

Sept. 24| 10 am – 10 pm | DriveHubler.com Amphitheater

Franklin Fall Festival featuring the Sounds of Summer (a Beach Boys Tribute Band) at the DriveHubler.com Amphitheater at Youngs Creek Park Sponsored by Hillview Country Club (Concert Series Brought to you by Festival Country Indiana)

Dull’s Tree Farm and Pumpkin Harvest

Sept. 24-25 | Dull’s Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Harvest at Dull’s Tree Farm provides fall fun for the whole family! Take a hike through the 8-acre corn maze, and then pick your very own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. Re-energize with some food from the Feed Bunk and wash it down with a refreshing apple cider slushy.

2022 Dull's Pumpkin Harvest

Rocky Ripple Festival

Sept. 24 | 11 am-6 pm | Hohlt Park

The Rocky Ripple Festival of the Arts is held each year in a unique Indianapolis midtown neighborhood, just across the Central Canal from Butler University. The event is staged entirely through volunteer efforts from the community, with proceeds supporting parks and community events in Rocky Ripple.

Rocky Ripple Festival
Rocky Ripple Festival

Superheroes and Princesses in the Park

Sept. 24| 10 am-3 pm | Anson Acres Park

Join the Whitestown Parks and Recreation on Saturday, September 24 at Anson Acres Park for a sing-along performance and fun meet and greet with several iconic princesses we all know and love! Tickets are $10 per person.

princess in park

Fiesta de la Fammila: A Celebration of Latin American Cultures (Free Children’s Museum Admission)

Sept. 25 | 10 am-3 pm | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Join The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for Fiesta de la Familia as we honor children and celebrate Latin American cultures. Free programming is available throughout the museum from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis




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