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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out all the amazing events taking place this weekend in Indianapolis