Get ready for a summer of non-stop family fun in Indianapolis! Our guide to the “10 Can’t-Miss Summer Festivals for Families in Indianapolis” will take you on a journey through the city’s most entertaining and exciting events. From thrilling activities and mouth-watering food to captivating entertainment, we’ve got it all covered. So, buckle up and let’s dive into the ultimate family-friendly festival experience that awaits you in Indy!
10 Can’t-Miss Summer Festivals for Families in Indianapolis:
Date: June 8, 2023
Location: Monument Circle, downtown Indianapolis
The Cathedral Women of Christ Church Cathedral are delighted to announce the return of the 56th Indy Strawberry Festival to Monument Circle. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until supplies last. This annual festival takes place on the second Thursday of June, bringing together the community for a day of delicious treats and fun.
Date: June 9-10, 2023
Location: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, downtown Indianapolis
Indianapolis’ much-loved festival is back for another year! Enjoy delicious Italian food, beer, wine, and live music!
Date: June 17-18, 2023
Location: Talbot Street (Between 16th & 20th), Indianapolis
With over 200 artists from across the nation, this juried art fair continues to be ranked as one of the finest fairs in the country. Talbot Street Art Fair is located between 16th & 20th in the historic Herron Morton Neighborhood in Indianapolis, IN.
Date: June 24-25, 2023
Location: Eiteljorg Museum, downtown Indianapolis
Shop for jewelry, pottery, paintings, beadwork and more from more than 140 artists from across the United States and Canada. Enjoy cultural performances including music, dance and storytelling, and family art-making activities while eating fry bread and other food from local vendors.
Date: June 24, 2023
Location: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, Danville
Annual tradition featuring live entertainment, games for kids, lots of food, and fireworks! Local restaurants compete for bragging rights!
Date: June 24, 2023
Location: Craig Park, Greenwood
As Greenwood’s marquee community event, Freedom Festival draws more than 50,000 people to Craig Park every summer to celebrate the American Spirit. Indiana’s best fireworks show is held on the last Saturday in June.
Date: June 28-July 4, 2023
Location: Arbuckle Acres Park, Brownsburg
Thrilling rids, fun games, and delicious food including the Brownsburg Lions Club Kitchen and Corn Tent.
Date: June 30-July 9, 2023
Location: Marion County Fairgrounds, Indianapolis
Fairgoers are invited to enjoy a variety of attractions including a petting zoo, live music and entertainment, queen and princess pageant, 4-H exhibits, family arts exhibits, 4-H animal competitions, fireworks (opening night), Dino-ROAR interactive dinosaur exhibit, first bite fishing tank, bear hollow chainsaw carving demos, K9 frisbee dogs, princesses and superheroes, the midway, fabulous fair food, and much more for the entire family!
Date: July 22, 2023
Location: Roy G. Holland Park, Fishers
Beat the heat as Holland Park transforms into a pop-up water park during one of the most popular summer events featuring giant waterslides, a mini-monsoon area for little ones, live entertainment, and more!
Date: July 28-August 20, 2023
Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis
The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating the Hoosier spirit and agricultural heritage. These 18 days bring all communities together to celebrate all things Indiana and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across the state, and beyond.